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50 years ago - soul train first aired

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by TimDuncanDonaut, Oct 11, 2021.

  1. TimDuncanDonaut

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    First episode aired in Oct 1971. 50 years ago. Lasted 35 seasons.



    Then this family.
     
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    makes sense that it started the year I was born
     
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    From reading a lot of corrections on Twitter last week : it actually was on the year before (1970). It was nationally syndicated in 1971, though.

    In any case, I used to love watching it back in the day. Great musicians and 70's dancing. Solid Gold was a cheap rip-off!!! :D
    Oddball story : I was watching an old episode of Sanford & Son (which I do often), and this guy comes in to buy a bugle. The voice sounded familiar, so I looked it up and it was the announcer from Soul Train - Sid McCoy. The kid he bought the bugle from went on to direct a lot of tv shows like St. Elsewhere, Blue Bloods, etc. but I'll save that for another thread.

    Love, peace, and soul...

     
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    We could use some Dance shows like this now
    Instead of the Dancing with the stars stuff

    then again . .. who can sing live?

    Rocket River
     
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    Deckard was backstage with a lid of pot
     
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    I always hated this show because it meant Saturday Cartoons were over.

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    Bingo!

    They got worse and worse as the morning went on, though and your options were Tom and Jerry, Soul Train and American Bandstand.

    http://tviv.org/Saturday_Morning_1981_Grid_(USA)
     
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    Nobody sang live on Soul Train.











    I'M BACK BITCHES.
     
  10. Dr of Dunk

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    I recall around afternoon was when the kung fu programming came on, isn't it? I remember waiting for that and then somewhere they took it off and I swear I thought life ended. :(
     
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    There were a a number of guys early in the 70s that sang live on Soul Train.








    Don Cornelius HATED the early hip hop/rap guys. Its hilarious watching him introduce them because its clear he'd rather be anywhere else.
     
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    Uhmm…I thought a lot of the Kung Fu was on Sundays?
     
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    Maybe it was Sundays. I remember there being one on a local station. Maybe Channel 39 or 26 and another on USA Network.
     
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    Kung Fu was on 39. I’m pretty sure Soul Train was too.
     
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    Are you talking about the series Kung Fu with David Carradine? I was talking about the old school kung fu movies like Five Deadly Venoms, Return to the 36th Chamber, etc. -- like in your profile pic. :D
     
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    Kung Fu Cinema. Old school Hong Kong Kung Fu flicks.
     
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    don't remember this. i'll ask my grandparents
     
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    Hong Kong Phooey. Scatman Crothers!
     
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    Don't recall any Kung Fu, and my brother were epic TV watchers.

    Who recalls Carrascolindas and Villa Allegre?
     
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    I was really too young to fully appreciate early peak Soul Train but I did enjoy the last couple decades of it's run.

    Also as a kid I was definitely watching cartoons and Kung Fu Theater movies, Shaw bros. etc on Saturday mornings.
     
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