Download e-book for kindle: 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 well known neighborhood dance exhibit, Soul Train supplied a venue for Chicago’s soul singers and political activists and gave African American kids their first major likelihood to work out and establish with their friends on tv. the following nationwide sequence garnered much more acceptance, setting up manufacturer and host Don Cornelius as probably 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 making use of not just to this system, but in addition 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 express rose progressively in either reputation and cultural effect 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 quite a few music-related company ventures, together with the Soul educate track Awards. The paintings comprises interviews with numerous former forged individuals and site visitors, besides a whole chronology of the sequence and Cornelius’s different expert ventures.

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