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VH1 Rock Doc: Soul Train: The Hippest Trip in America

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Promoting the company fare obviously is a compromising situation on its face. But I hope you will trust my objectivity here when I say that the next VH1 Rock Doc about Soul Train is awesome.

Confession: I never watched the show as a kid, even though it was the longest running dance show of all time. But reliving it through this really special documentary makes me sad about all the fun, fashion and music I missed. Soul Train has this all-star lineup of soul and funk acts in their prime, like Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Al Green, Stevie Wonder, and much more. (Some of these excerpts are at the VH1 Rock Docssite.) The doc is basically a chronologically told tale from the early years of the show – one of the first successful African-American owned programs by host Don Cornelius – that goes through the years, deftly covering changes in fashion, music and politics without being heavy handed. In fact, it’s all great fun. And if it’s possible to relive nostalgia for events you didn’t experience first-hand, this doc supplies it! The premiere of the doc is tonight, Saturday February 6 at 9:30 p.m.

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