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THE HIPPEST TRIP IN AMERICA - ON DVD FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME!
Time Life commemorates the 40th anniversary of an American institution with our release of THE BEST OF SOUL TRAIN 3-DVD set that celebrates 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.
THE BEST OF SOUL TRAIN features an amazing and rare collection of performances from the Soul Train archives, many of which haven't been seen in over 30 years, including exclusive performances by The Jackson Five, Marvin Gaye, The O'Jays, Smokey Robinson, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Sly & The Family Stone and more.
Viewers will re-live the original dance styles and scene-stealing fashions from the heart of the '70s as well as favorite moments from the Soul Train Dance Line and the Soul Train Scramble Board. We've also included on-air interviews with the artists, classic Soul Train dancers, and even retro commercials for Ultra Sheen and Afro Sheen products.
This collection features the best moments from several original Soul Train episodes:
-50 songs and performances from Soul Train's most acclaimed era (1971 - 1979)
-Plus more than three hours of bonus material including exclusive interviews with Don Cornelius, Smokey Robinson, Jody Watley and others.
Highlights of THE BEST OF SOUL TRAIN include:
-Smokey Robinson and Aretha Franklin singing a duet on Smokey's hit "Ooo Baby Baby" with Aretha playing the piano. The two also reminisce about growing up as friends in Detroit.
-Sly & The Family Stone performing two of their classics: "I Wanna Take You Higher" and "Dance To The Music"
-Stevie Wonder performing three of his monster hits live in a phenomenal, intimate medley: "I Wish," "My Cherie Amour" and "Sir Duke"
-Barry White on stage performing with a full orchestra
-Marvin Gaye and Don Cornelius playing one-on-one basketball with Smokey Robinson refereeing
-Plus, The O'Jays, Teddy Pendergrass, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Earth Wind and Fire, Bill Withers, Commmodores, War, Lou Rawls, L.T.D, Curtis Mayfield and other legends of soul!
Top Customer Reviews
There is no way this 3-DVD set, with its wide array of stars and 50 great songs spread over five hours, could deserve less than the highest rating, even if the mastering were second rate. But the audio and video reproduction are excellent; Time-Life knows its stuff. And there are more than three hours of extras consisting primarily of lengthy retrospective interviews with such figures as the imperturbable Don Cornelius and the voluble Smokey Robinson.
This wonderful compilation is a priceless sampler of the 1970s and a who's who of classic soul, from the Queen to the Godfather. Among others, you'll find represented Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, The Jackson 5, The Isley Brothers, The O'Jays, The Commodores, Sly Stone, Barry White, Bill Withers, Gladys Knight, Lou Rawls, Teddy Pendergrass, Curtis Mayfield and, ladies and gentlemen, Jaaaaaaaaaaaames Brown! "The Best of Soul Train" needs a star in its rating for every star on the DVDs!
One caution: some of the performers lip-sync, but that's how it was on TV back then.Read more ›
No Shalamar perforances! No Jodi Wotley performance! No Locketts!!!
Know that this collection focus is on the performances and the performances ONLY. Hopefully they will come out with FULL EPISODES of Soul Train and I will be there to purchase it. I wanted so much more than this collection had to offer!!! But this collection did not deliver.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Too much talking and not enough dancing. And too many Afro Sheen commercials!Published 2 months ago by Mark Eley
This DVD is just a teaser of soul train it was good but I want the full episodes of soul train. It really messed me up to see parts from the episodes cut I didn't like it because I... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Durrell Sy
Very happy with this dvd. Alot of good artists. Great performancesPublished 4 months ago by Gilbert
You want to see the old stuff as far a performer and some good ole funk, well this is the one to get.Published 6 months ago by RudeDogg
Very disappointed in this DVD and the selection of acts that the creators chose to put on this "Best of" set. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Joseph A. Braddock