The Soul Train Dancers, photo from an exhibition at Expo 72 gallery in Chicago.

It’s the 40th anniversary of Soul Train; its first episode was broadcast on August 17, 1970. (As we learned in last year’s documentary The Hippest Trip in America, the local station that originally aired Soul Train did not have videotape capability, so no footage of those early episodes exists.)

(via Soul Train Photo Exhibition –

I think I saw the first episode or least one of the first…yes, kids, I’m old.  But I grew up watching cool shit, Yo Gabba Gabba is nice but it ain’t got shit on the hippest trip in America.


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