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Soul Train: The Music, Dance, and Style of a Generation Kindle Edition
From Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson of the award-winning hip-hop group the Roots, comes this vibrant book commemorating the legacy of Soul Train—the cultural phenomenon that launched the careers of artists such as Tina Turner, Stevie Wonder, the Jackson 5, Whitney Houston, Lenny Kravitz, LL Cool J, and Aretha Franklin. Questlove reveals the remarkable story of the captivating program, and his text is paired with more than 350 photographs of the show's most memorable episodes and the larger-than-life characters who defined it: the great host Don Cornelius, the extraordinary musicians, and the people who lived the phenomenon from dance floor. Gladys Knight contributed a foreword to this incredible volume. Nick Cannon contributed the preface.
From the Back Cover
With its smooth, soulful tunes and groovy dance moves, Soul Train launched the careers of countless African American artists and set lasting trends in music, dance, and fashion for more than three decades. To create this unparalleled tribute to the show, Questlove, the brilliant frontman for the Roots, has pored through more than 1,100 episodes of the show and been given exclusive access to its archives to present hundreds of never-before-seen photographs and the riveting, unfiltered story of how Don Cornelius revolutionized black entertainment.
In this incredible volume, Questlove takes you on a journey from the show's conception and first episode in 1971 to Don's final episode as host in 1993. You will learn how all-star performers such as Ike and Tina Turner, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Whitney Houston, David Bowie, Aretha Franklin, LL Cool J, Lenny Kravitz, the Beastie Boys, and Mariah Carey, to name a few, got their start, and get an up-close look at the show's most memorable dancers, and the moves and fashion they popularized.
Soul Train was the longest-running syndicated program in television history. It was beloved by generations of youth, like Questlove, who eagerly awaited every episode, and young music lovers are still discovering it today. It's taken more than forty years for the awesome legacy of Soul Train to be celebrated in a proper way, and this book does just that.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Questlove is a drummer, DJ, producer, culinary entrepreneur, designer, New York Times bestselling and James Beard Award–nominated author, and cofounder of Philadelphia’s most influential hip-hop group, the Roots. He is the musical director for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where the Roots serve as the house band, and a four-time Grammy Award–winning musician. He is also an adjunct professor at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
- ASIN : B00E3D114O
- Publisher : Harper Design (December 3, 2013)
- Publication date : December 3, 2013
- Language : English
- File size : 14122 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 288 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #852,457 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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We love Soul Train and this will be a great coffee table book.
The photographs are awesome. The book shows how many different and unique artists graced the Soul Train stage. Plus, I loved that the dancers were featured as well. It was great learning many of their names and a little bit about their journey on Soul Train. This book also did a wonderful job showing how the show evolved through the years and how each decade of the show was unique.
I am so glad to have this book in my collection. It brings back such good memories of real artistry and great dancing. There will never be another Soul Train. I highly recommend this book!
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All 70's, 80's and 90's artist are here included in unique photos nowhere else available. You can also see how some artist progressed in their styles and fashion. The program run from 1971 until 2006 and the book covers to a bigger extension the time the program was conducted by the famous creator Don Cornelius. The book helps to understand the big contribution African-Americans did to the American and the world culture in terms of music, creativity and fashion.
les photos très nombreuses enrichies de commentaires sont un véritable témoignage de ce que fut cette émission
de très nombreux artistes funk y sont bien évidemment représentés