The Soul Train Impact

The death of Don Cornelius was major news.  I wonder if Cornelius himself realized his place on the American scene.    His impact was powerful with multiple dimensions.    Without a doubt he took Black music mainstream.    He gave contemporary artists   a TV platform that was little to non-existing.  Every now and then you saw James Brown,... Read more »

The Motto: Love,Peace, & Soul.

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We were all truly hit with a blow this morning with reports of Soul Train Creator Don Cornelius’ s alleged suicide. And this is day one of Black History Month, what a way it to start off, huh? It is disheartening to see a huge contribution to Black History and creatives gone. In 2010,  Cornelius... Read more »

The Soul Train Night

The Impressions celebrate 40 years of Soul Train.
It was a great night on Labor Day at Millennieum Park. Soul Train was still hip and in full force.  It was the largest gathering to date at the downtown park with 20,000.  Alderman Barnett presented Don Cornelius with a Street Sign that will go on Madison Street near the studios where the Soul Train... Read more »

The Impressions Return to Soul Train at Millennium Park on Labor Day

This Labor Day  will be a cool one  in Chicago.   Monday,  September 5   might be called a “Old School Day.”  In a free concert on the  Millenieum Park stage we can  revisit the days of Soul Train.  Soul Train was the show that came about  in 1965.    It was a black American... Read more »


Do you remember SOUL TRAIN?  If you do good, if you don’t sorry about that.  It was the hippest trip in America.   On Labor Day, September 5,  you can join the Soul Train festivities at Millennium Park.  There will be a stepper’s set hosted by  the  Cool Gent,  Herb Kent.  The King of the... Read more »