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!