Love, Peace and Soul (Paperback)

Behind the Scenes of America's Favorite Dance Show Soul Train: Classic Moments

By Ericka Blount Danois

Backbeat Books, 9781480341012, 243pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2013

List Price: 24.99*
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Description

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 he showed the world just how corny American Bandstand was in comparison. In 2012 fans were shocked to hear one of the most powerful men in the music and television business took his own life. Love Peace and Soul is a celebratory behind-the-scenes collection of anecdotes stories and reflections from the people who were there about the host the show and the power of black music and dance on television. Music and television connoisseurs will enjoy the history of not just Soul Train but of other shows including Shindig Don Kirshner's Rock Concert Hullabaloo American Bandstand and Graffiti Rock . Entrepreneurs will be interested in Cornelius' humble beginnings with the local version of the show in Chicago created with his own money. Fans will delight in the lively images and the quirky details. The first mass market book on Soul Train since Cornelius's passing this volume has something for everyone. Includes afterword by Gary Harris.