The Best of Soul Train

DVD - 2010
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Best of Soul Train
Commemorates the 40th anniversary of the innovative, culturally influential TV music show that featured one-of-a-kind superstar performances, outrageous fashions, hip dances, and the iconic Soul Train dance line.


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Three discs of Soul Train episodes! Features Sly and the Family Stone, Barry White, Curtis Mayfield, and many many more, along with a lot of jaw-dropping dancing.

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Mar 07, 2015
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Brought to you by "Afro-Sheen" hair products and cosmetics, TV's Soul Train (which ran for 35 years, 1971-2006) showcased the top, black, musical talents of the day in the categories of R&B, Funk, Soul, Hip-Hop, Jazz.

These 3 discs of Soul Train covered the show's Disco Decade (the 1970s) where ridiculous flared-bottom pants, platformed shoes, and monstrous afro-hairdos were all the rage.

With the exception of but a few, I found a lot of the performances given by these artists to be fairly bland and uninspired.

One of the highlights of Soul Train was a 14 year-old, pre-cosmetic surgery, Michael Jackson (with the Jackson 5), energetically performing "I Want You Back" on the 1972 show.

One of the most disappointing omissions from these discs was David Bowie's performance in 1975 of "Golden Years". Bowie was the very first white artist (making him one of the few) to ever appear on Soul Train and, in my opinion, not including his number in this "Best Of" collection was a real let-down.

Jul 23, 2013
  • route666 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

It does not get any better then this. It has Barry White, The o jays, Sly and the family stone, Aretha Franklin. If you do not appreciate the fine music and dancing I do worry for your "soul"

Oct 13, 2012
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very well done movie. A pleasure to watch. I would recommend this movie for all to see. No fast forwarding on this one. A++ DVD


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