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Author George, Nelson.

Title The hippest trip in America : Soul Train and the evolution of culture and style / Nelson George.

Imprint New York : William Morrow, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    791.4572 GEO    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    791.4572 GEO    Available
 PAS La Pintoresca Branch Non-Fiction    791.4572 GEO    Available
Edition First edition.
Description xiii, 236 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Contents Windy City -- Love, peace, and soul -- It's star time -- Dick Clark's Soul unlimited -- TSOP -- Right on -- Stylin' -- Whites on Soul train -- Disco fever -- Jody and Jeffrey (and O'Bryan) -- 1980s -- Hip-hop vs. Soul train -- Overseas soul -- Sex and Soul train -- Ahmir Thompson : Soul train fanatic -- Soul train awards -- New jack swing -- New hosts -- Selling soul -- The hippest trip in America -- Last days.
Summary "When it debuted in October 1971, seven years after the Civil Rights Act, Soul Train boldly went where no variety show had gone before, showcasing the cultural preferences of young African-Americans and the sounds that defined their lives: R&B, funk, jazz, disco, and gospel music. The brainchild of radio announcer Don Cornelius, the show's producer and host, Soul Train featured a diverse range of stars, from James Brown and David Bowie to Christine Aguilera and R. Kelly; Marvin Gaye and Elton John to the New Kids on the Block and Stevie Wonder. The Hippest Trip in America tells the full story of this pop culture phenomenon that appealed not only to blacks, but to a wide crossover audience as well. Famous dancers like Rosie Perez and Jody Watley, performers such as Aretha Franklin, Al Green, and Barry White, and Cornelius himself share their memories, offering insights into the show and its time--a period of extraordinary social and political change. Colorful and pulsating, The Hippest Trip In America is a fascinating portrait of a revered cultural institution that has left an indelible mark on our national consciousness"--Publisher's web site.
Subject Cornelius, Don, 1936-2012.
Soul train (Television program)
Television dance parties -- United States.
Added Title Soul Train and the evolution of culture and style
ISBN 0062221035

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