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Love, Peace and Soul: Behind the Scenes of America's Favorite Dance Show Soul Train: Classic Moments

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  21 ratings  ·  7 reviews
(Book). Love, Peace, and Soul tells the story of the television phenomenon known as Soul Train, a show created in the land of bell bottoms, afros, and soul power; a show that became the touchstone of the Baby Boomer generation. Don Cornelius, host and owner of the show, was one of the coolest cats on television. With his platform shoes, wide neckties, and mellifluous voice ...more
Paperback, 243 pages
Published August 1st 2013 by Backbeat Books
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Julie
Aug 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Love , Peace, and Soul: Behind the Scenes of America's Favorite Dance Show Soul Train: Classic Moments by Ericka Blount Danois is a Backbeat Books publication, an imprint of Hal Leonard Corporation. This book is slated for release in Sept. 2013.

Ah the memories! I have recently gotten into the performance arts/ entertainment books that have been offered on edelweiss and Netgalley. This one caught my eye on Netgalley and without hesitation, I requested it.

Growing up in the seventies, I vividly re
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Gary
Aug 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
An excellent debut from the noted journalist and educator, Ericka Blount Danois, that gives an insightful look at the impact and inner workings of the historic dance show. I was honored by a request from Professor Danois to contribute an afterword about my personal recollections of what it meant to have been a frequent passenger on "the hippest trip in America".
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Love, Peace, and Soul is a thoroughly researched book on Soul Train and anything that intersected with the TV show phenom. At heart, though, it's really about Don Cornelius and his struggle and dedication in bringing the show to success and beyond in syndication.

I was greatly impressed with the amount of work that clearly went into the book - everything from histories on the dancers, producers, record execs, celebrities,
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Cicely Douglas
Dec 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
I grew up loving Don Cornelius. Soul Train was one of the few shows that my mother and I would want to watch together. The unrecognized mentor of hip-hop, Cornelius created a venue for performers and a music style with a large and previously unrepresented demographic. At a time when music and television began to merge, access to black performers was unavailable. Filling this gap was what skyrocketed the show, but the inevitability of the changing music scene began to take over the iconic show qu ...more
David Ward
Mar 19, 2014 rated it did not like it
Love, Peace & Soul: Behind the Scenes of America's Favorite Dance Show Soul Train: Classic Moments by Ericka Blount Danois (Backbeat Books 2013) (791.4572). I loved "Soul Train." I couldn't wait to start this new book. I was badly disappointed. There are no stories, or rather, there are no stories of interest anywhere between the covers. I'm aware that the company was sold following Cornelius' death by suicide in 2008. It appears that Don Cornelius' legendary control over the show's producti ...more
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Feb 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Couldn't get much better than finishing up a good book on my first afternoon poolside in Grand Cayman! What a fun trip to go back to the 70's and when Saturdays meant I could indulge my love of R&B / Soul Music by watching each week's production of Soul Train. Amazing the impact that Don Cornelius and his ground-breaking show had on the sucess of African-Americans in the music and entertainment industry. Can't wait to explore YouTube to watch many of the episodes I watched.
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