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Saturday, October 22, 2016

This was for us.

And that was a new thing, so we gathered faithfully to the television as that hard-working cartoon engine chugged across the screen, rainbow smoke pouring from its stack, the announcer calling us to order once upon a Saturday. This was “Sooooooul Train,” he said, darn near yodeling the name, “the hippest trip in America, 60 nonstop minutes across the tracks of your mind, with guest stars …”

  • LyndaAppell

    Yes Don Cornelius will be missed (RIP) as will his show. It was a terrific showcase for mostly great African American acts. In retrospect not terribly surprised David Bowie was on since he recorded a Philly soul tinged album ( “Young Americans” at Sigma Sound studio, Phila. PA
    BTW Wolf Blitzer was not the only non black fan. So was Fred Astaire!!!