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The Best of Soul Train

(DVD - 2010 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Best of Soul Train
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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.
Title: The best of Soul Train
[videorecording]
Publisher: [Fairfax, Va.] : Time-Life, c2010
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (ca. 8 hr.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: DVD producer and editor, Ralph Quatrucci
Notes: Time-Life: 25658-X (25391-X, 25392-X, 25393-X)
Originally produced for the television series, 1972-1991
Bonus features include interviews with: Don Cornelius, Smokey Robinson, Brian McKnight, Cuba Gooding Sr., Eric Casem, Jody Watley & Clarence Avant
Program notes by David Nathan ([12] p. : ports.) inserted in container
Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy
Contents: DVD 1 (ca. 180 min.): Episode 119 (December 14, 1974): That lady (part 1) ; Live it up (part 1) ; Summer breeze (part 1) (the Isley Brothers) ; Release yourself (Graham Central Station)
Episode 142 (May 24, 1975): Can't get enough of your love, babe (Barry White) ; Love's theme (Love Unlimited Orchestra) ; What am I gonna do with you ; You're the first, the last, my everything (Barry White)
Episode 89 (February 16, 1974): Come get to this ; Distant lover ; Let's get it on (Marvin Gaye)
Episode 105 (June 29, 1974): I want to take you higher (Sly & the Family Stone) ; Mighty mighty (Earth, Wind & Fire) ; Dance to the music (Sly & the Family Stone)
Episode 33 (October 7, 1972): I heard it through the grapevine (Gladys Knight & the Pips) ; Back stabbers (the O'Jays)
Episode 314 (December 1, 1979): Respect (Aretha Franklin)
Episode 56 (April 14, 1973): Rock steady (Aretha Franklin)
Bonus material : interviews with Don Cornelius, Smokey Robinson & Brian McKnight
DVD 2 (ca. 155 min.): Episode 37 (November 4, 1972): Use me ; Lean on me (Bill Withers) ; If you don't know me by now (Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes)
Episode 316 (December 15, 1979): Still ; Three times a lady ; Sail on (Commodores)
Episode 45 (January 6, 1973): Pusherman (Curtis Mayfield) ; The Cisco Kid (War) ; Everybody plays the fool (the Main Ingredient) ; Superfly (Curtis Mayfield)
Episode 49 (February 10, 1973): Get on the good foot (part 1) ; Try me ; Get up I feel like being like a sex machine (part 1) ; Super bad (part 1 & part 2) (James Brown)
Bonus material : interviews with Don Cornelius, Cuba Gooding, Sr. & Eric Casem
DVD 3 (ca. 155 min.): Episode 671 (September 21, 1991): Love train (the O'Jays); Medley. My cherie amour ; Sir Duke ; I wish ; These three words (Stevie Wonder)
Episode 314 (December 1, 1979): I was made for you (Aretha Franklin) ; OOO baby baby (Aretha Franklin and Smokey Robinson) ; Respect (Aretha Franklin)
Episode 235 (November 5, 1977): The whole town's laughing at me ; I don't love you anymore (Teddy Pendergrass) ; Brick house (Commodores)
Episode 207 (January 22, 1977): You'll never find another love like mine (Lou Rawls) ; Love ballad (L.T.D.) ; From now on (Lou Rawls)
Episode 35 (October 21, 1972): I want you back ; Corner of the sky (the Jackson 5) ; Daddy's home (Jermaine Jackson) ; Lookin' through the windows (the Jackson 5)
Bonus material: interviews with Smokey Robinson, Jody Watley & Clarence Avant
Summary: 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.
Branch Call Number: DVD 782.421644 BEST
Performers: Various performers.
System Details: DVD; Dolby Digital
Subject Headings: Soul music Rhythm and blues music African Americans Music Music Performance
Genre/Form: Concert television programs
Documentary television programs
Topical Term: Soul music
Rhythm and blues music
African Americans
Music
Publisher No: 25658-X Time-Life (set)
25391-X Time-Life (disc one)
25392-X Time-Life (disc two)
25393-X Time-Life (disc three)
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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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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

Oct 02, 2012
  • 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.

Dec 27, 2011
  • nutty7688 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This was the days before MTV and VH1, and the best...

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