The Hippest Trip in America: Soul Train and the Evolution of Culture & Style

The Hippest Trip in America: Soul Train and the Evolution of Culture & Style

by Nelson George

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ISBN-13: 9780062221049
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/24/2015
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 670,656
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 5.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Nelson George has written several classic black music histories, including Where Did Our Love Go? The Rise and Fall of the Motown Sound, The Death of Rhythm & Blues, and Hip Hop America. He also coedited The James Brown Reader: 50 Years of Writing About the Godfather of Soul. His most recent novel is The Plot Against Hip Hop. He has also contributed articles to the New York Times. George directed the HBO film Life Support as well as the VH1 documentary Finding the Funk.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

1 Windy City 1

2 Love, Peace, and Soul 19

3 It's Star Time 44

4 Dick Clark's Soul Unlimited 58

5 TSOP 76

6 Right On 79

7 Stylin' 85

8 Whites on Soul Train 100

9 Disco Fever 118

10 Jody and Jeffrey (and O'Bryan) 121

11 1980s 133

12 Hip-Hop vs. Soul Train 147

13 Overseas Soul 168

14 Sex and Soul Train 177

15 Ahmir Thompson: Soul Train Fanatic 187

16 Soul Train Awards 205

17 New Jack Swing 210

18 New Hosts 215

19 Selling Soul 222

20 The Hippest Trip in America 227

21 Last Days 231

Acknowledgments 237

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