Download e-book for iPad: A Critical History of Soul Train on Television by Christopher P. Lehman

By Christopher P. Lehman

ISBN-10: 0786436697

ISBN-13: 9780786436699

As a wildly renowned neighborhood dance convey, Soul Train supplied a venue for Chicago’s soul singers and political activists and gave African American childrens their first major probability to work out and determine with their friends on tv. the next nationwide sequence garnered much more reputation, setting up manufacturer and host Don Cornelius as essentially the most profitable pioneers of African American tv creation. This paintings discusses Cornelius’s position within the evolution of his groundbreaking sequence from a small, all-black Seventies tv express to a profitable model identify using not just to this system, but additionally to awards and numerous item within the current day.
the 1st chapters specialise in Cornelius’s years in Chicago and the preliminary launching of Soul Train in 1970. the subsequent chapters discover how the nationally televised, California-based model of the exhibit rose gradually in either acceptance and cultural effect between basically African American audience, and the way Cornelius himself grew to become a emerging superstar in the course of that point. the ultimate chapters illustrate Cornelius’s efforts in branching out past the dance express via a number of music-related enterprise ventures, together with the Soul teach song Awards. The paintings contains interviews with numerous former solid participants and visitors, in addition to a whole chronology of the sequence and Cornelius’s different specialist ventures.

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