Friday, July 22, 2011

Soul Train: The Early Years

A new mix from Jed... "Admit it: No matter what you remember about "Soul Train" - the dancing, the clothes, the music - just those two words put a smile on your face. The early years (1971-1976) were by far the best. A bumping, jumping, twisting earthquake of music, color and movement, viewers were treated to some of the most jaw-dropping dance moves and outfits ever seen. The swagger in the dancers is hypnotizing and the amount of amazing fashion is ridiculous. Kids with big Afros decked out in five-inch platform shoes, lapels as wide as Queens, bell-bottoms that look like beach umbrellas, outrageous plaids, and flower print rompers that look like grandma's curtains. You could almost feel the texture of the polyester. Fashion aside, though, music was the star of this show, and there is plenty to appreciate. With 'a groove that will make you move real smooth,' this mix is a nostalgic tribute to the great early music of Soul Train, 'the hippest trip in America'"... June 2011.


Intro - Soul Train
TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) - M.F.S.B. feat. The Three Degrees
Dancing Machine - The Jackson 5
Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder
Jungle Boogie - Kook & the Gang
Mighty Mighty - Earth Wind & Fire
Live It Up, Pt. 1 & 2 - The Isley Brothers
Dance Wit Me - Chaka Khan & Rufus
Release Yourself - Graham Central Station
Get Down - Curtis Mayfield
Do It ('Til You're Satisfied) - B.T. Express
Rock Steady - Aretha Franklin
The Cisco Kid - War
Papa Don't Take No Mess - James Brown
I Want To Take You Higher - Ike & Tina Turner
Rock Your Baby - George McCrae
Mr. Big Stuff - Jean Knight
Nothing From Nothing - Billy Preston
Machine Gun - Commodores
Love Train - The O'Jays
Outro - Soul Train

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