After the melancholy news of yesterday, I found myself digging around the internet for juicy Soul Train moments to bask in, and let me just say that there are WAYY too many to count, much less post up here. But I’m gonna spend at least the next few days putting up some of the juiciest of the juicy performances I’ve come across to share with you all. If you don’t already love Soul Train and what it provided for black music in America, then maybe you will in a week or so after some of these videos.
I’m gonna start it off with this incredible James Brown medley from 1974, followed by a pretty beautiful interview with the Funky President himself with a surprising appearance by a 19-year-old Al Sharpton. God this show was amazing.
James Brown – Cold Sweat/Papa’s Bag/Payback/Damn Right I Am Somebody