Download PDF by Christopher P. Lehman: A Critical History of Soul Train on Television

By Christopher P. Lehman

ISBN-10: 0786436697

ISBN-13: 9780786436699

As a wildly renowned neighborhood dance express, Soul Train supplied a venue for Chicago’s soul singers and political activists and gave African American childrens their first major likelihood to work out and determine with their friends on tv. the next nationwide sequence garnered much more acceptance, constructing manufacturer and host Don Cornelius as probably the most winning pioneers of African American tv creation. This paintings discusses Cornelius’s function within the evolution of his groundbreaking sequence from a small, all-black Nineteen Seventies tv exhibit to a profitable model identify utilizing not just to this system, but additionally to awards and diverse item within the current day.
the 1st chapters specialize in Cornelius’s years in Chicago and the preliminary launching of Soul Train in 1970. the following chapters discover how the nationally televised, California-based model of the express rose progressively in either acceptance and cultural impact between basically African American audience, and the way Cornelius himself grew to become a emerging famous person in the course of that point. the ultimate chapters illustrate Cornelius’s efforts in branching out past the dance express via numerous music-related enterprise ventures, together with the Soul educate track Awards. The paintings contains interviews with a number of former solid individuals and visitors, besides an entire chronology of the sequence and Cornelius’s different specialist ventures.

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