Soul Train is an American institution that became a national launch pad for showcasing the latest names in soul music, outrageous fashion and hip dances - making soul music a mainstream global genre. Beyond the appearances of superstar acts, and of course, the charismatic host Don Cornelius, Soul Train's famous 'dance line,' during which studio audience members exhibited up-to-the-minute fashions, hairstyles, and dance moves, helped make the show the hippest trip in America!
Now, for the first time ever on DVD, Time Life presents 'THE BEST OF SOUL TRAIN,' featuring 18 superstar performances from the Soul Train archives, many of which haven't been seen in over 30 years, including exclusive performances by The Isley Brothers, Marvin Gaye, The O'Jays, Barry White, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight & the Pips and more.
Relive the 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. Plus, we've included on-air interviews with the artists, classic Soul Train dancers, and some retro commercials for Ultra Sheen and Afro Sheen products.
The Isley Brothers: 'That Lady' (Part 1); 'Live It Up' (Part 1); 'Summer Breeze'
Graham Central Station: 'Release Yourself' (w/the Soul Train Dancers)
Barry White: 'Can't Get Enough of Your Love Babe,' 'What Am I Gonna Do With You,' 'You're The First, The Last, My Everything'
Love Unlimited Orchestra: 'Love's Theme'
Marvin Gaye: 'Come Get This,' 'Distant Lover,' 'Let's Get It On'
Sly & The Family Stone: 'I Want To Take You Higher,' 'Dance To The Music'
Earth, Wind & Fire: 'Mighty Mighty' (w/the Soul Train Dancers)
Glady's Knight & The Pips: 'I Heard It Through The Grapevine'
The O'Jays: 'Backstabbers'
Aretha Franklin: 'Respect' (w/the Soul Train Dancers), 'Rock Steady'
Also contains more than one hour of bonus material including interviews with Don Cornelius, Smokey Robinson & Brian McKnight along with rare, never-before-seen footage.