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The best of Soul train

Call Number

  • DVD 782.421644 B5615 (CEN)

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Full screen version.


English dialogue.

Publication Information

[Fairfax, VA] : Time-Life, c2010.

Physical Description

3 videodiscs (ca. 8 hours) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


Not rated.


"Week after week, founder Don Cornelius called Soul Train 'the hippest trip in America,' and he was right on the money. Now, for the firs ttime ever on DVD, Time Life presents an amazing collection of performances from the Soul Train archives, many of which haven't been seen for some thirty years."--Container.


Originally produced for television 1971-1991.

Program copyright 2010 Soul Train Holdings, LLC.

Liner notes by David Nathan.


  • DVD 1 (ca. 180 min.): Episode 119 (December 14, 1974): That lady (part 1) (Isley Brothers)
  • Live it up part 1 (Isley Brothers)
  • Summer breeze (part 1) (Isley Brothers)
  • Release yourself (Graham Central Station). Episode 142 (May 24, 1975): Can't get enough of your love, babe (Barry White)
  • Love's theme (Love Unlimited Orchestra)
  • What am I gonna do with you (Barry White)
  • You're the first, the last, my everything (Barry White). Episode 89 (February 16, 1974): Come get to this (Marvin Gaye)
  • Distant lover (Marvin Gaye)
  • Let's get it on (Marvin Gaye). Episode 105 (June 29, 1974): I wanna take you higher (Sly & the Family Stone)
  • Mighty mighty (Earth, Wind & Fire)
  • Dance to the music (Sly & the Family Stone). Episode 33 (October 7, 1972): I heard it through the grapevine (Gladys Knight & the Pips)
  • Back stabbers (The O'Jays). Episode 314 (December 1, 1979): Respect (Aretha Franklin). Episode 56 (April 14, 1973): Rock steady (Aretha Franklin). Bonus material : interviews with Don Cornelius, Smokey Robinson & Brian McKnight.
  • DVD 2 (ca. 155 min.): Episode 37 (November 4, 1972): Use me (Bill Withers)
  • Lean on me (Bill Withers)
  • If you don't know me by now (Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes). Episode 316 (December 15, 1979): Still (Commodores)
  • Three times a lady (Commodores)
  • Sail on (Commodores). Episode 45 (January 6, 1973): Pusherman (Curtis Mayfield)
  • The Cisco Kid (War)
  • Everybody plays the fool (The Main Ingredient)
  • Superfly (Curtis Mayfield). Episode 49 (February 10, 1973): Get on the good foot part 1 (James Brown)
  • Try me (James Brown)
  • Get up I feel like being like a sex machine (part 1) (James Brown)
  • Super bad (part 1 & part 2) (James Brown). Bonus material : interviews with Don Cornelius, Cuba Gooding, Sr. & Eric Casem.
  • DVD 3 (ca. 155 min.): Episode 671 (September 21, 1991): Love train (The O'Jays)
  • Medley: My cherie amour/Sir Duke/I wish/These three words (Stevie Wonder). Episode 314 (December 1, 1979): I was made for you (Aretha Franklin) --OOO baby baby (Aretha Franklin and Smokey Robinson)
  • Respect (Aretha Franklin). Episode 235 (November 5, 1977): The whole town's laughing at me (Teddy Pendergrass)
  • Don't love you anymore (Teddy Pendergrass)
  • Brick house (Commodores). Episdoe 207 (January 22, 1977): You'll never find another love like mine (Lou Rawls)
  • Love ballad (L.T.D.)
  • From now on (Lou Rawls). Epidosde 35 (October 21, 1972): I want you back (The Jackson 5)
  • Corner of the sky (The Jackson 5)
  • Daddy's home (Jermaine Jackson)
  • Lookin' through the windows (The Jackson 5). Bonus material: interviews with Smokey Robinson, Jody Watley & Clarence Avant.

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