SOUL TRAIN 1978 by Herc

By 1978, the music, fashion and cultural juggernaut known as Soul Train had been on the air for seven seasons and had featured more than 300 musical guests on its stage, at least 150 Soul Train lines on the dance floor and no less than 5 different theme songs along the way (as heard in the video above), including my favorite, MFSB’s “TSOP” with vocals from The Three Degrees, used from 1973-1975: I’ve been on the Soul Train stage and hadRead more

Did you watch the MTV Video Music awards?

When exactly do we realize we have totally changed our appreciation for current pop music? Have you? Or do you remember when you did? We remember when MTV started. And then when they stopped showing music videos. That got our attention and meant something to us. But if you’re like most of us over 49 today you probably really don’t give a crap about today’s MTV awards. Or artists. Or songs. Here’s a hint: you don’t know most (if any) of the artists nominated for the awards. YouRead more