Don Cornelius

Questlove writes a 'Soul Train' book

Questlove writes a 'Soul Train' book

Wide lapels and afros. Metallic jumpsuits and headbands. Baggy pants and fades. The weekly dance and music show "Soul Train" had it all over its 37-year run, launching the careers of countless black artists and proving that America was indeed ready for a show that wasn't "American Bandstand."

Musician and hip-hop luminary Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson of the Roots writes about the syndicated series, which ran from 1971 to 2008, in his new book "Soul Train: The Music, Dance, and Style of a Generation" (Harper Design).

Thompson was weaned on the show and captures the cultural phenomenon that was "Soul Train" in hundreds of photos he...

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