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Soul Train remembered 50years…

Ride with me…
c’mon ride with me
all aboard the soul train rolling thru Chicago,Atlanta, Cleveland,Detroit,Houston,Philly
can’t forget the thunder of Chocolate City DC
swinging off vines of blues,r & b,funk ,jazz, hip hop
slide into gut of jimi guitar strings double up with santana
no matter we scatter about sounds found us everywhere
universal ears to hear and see our soul
anthems thru civil rights, wars and world chaos
uprise music uplifting those lost in the fight to stay alive
and we did baby just that…with Staple Singers took us there unafraid to show fros rising roots to the sun
temps super clean music pimps
cat daddy steps yea respect yourself
spotlight the shine supremes
Saturday morning meant everything to me
DC entering our home technicolor grooviness
with super cool vernacular…fashion spectacular
innovative future visions exposing us to our black moses issac Hayes and the conscious serenade of Marvin gaye…
soul brother James Brown “I Feel Good” funky town…Joe Tex do the break down baby; just get on down
excuse me let me ease into cool breeze of Sir Jackie Wilson
baby workout …hand a tissue for my loney teardrops
twist and turn ,split,high kicks, funky chicken and you better be walking the dog ish it out with the monkey…twist into bump hustling me into a love hangover…quick step to bus stop needle drop off near brass construction “movin”down the line
to get on board the love train… j five was straight no jive m.j. teaching babies abc …123 blaze a craze dance so we could moon walk off the wall clearing the livin room floor…bumping out to Hugh Masekela “soul Makossa.” looked forward seeing people representing me on national tv instead of the partridge family and yes…i looked at them too…yall know the vanilla taste good with chocolate …let’s not forget our Queen of soul who rock the houses steady along with DC got us ready …dancing ,singing to Curtis Mayfield sounds of superfly oh bebe holla …at dynamic superior black girl hysteria at our soul danceteria hodgepodge of musical gumbo…black wonders of the world along with some vanilla swirl …we all had at some point a distant lover who possess blue… black magic… black ivory all riding the soul train…along with philly soul M.F.S B. Spinning disco inferno flames kool and the gang jungle boogie… Joe cuba Latin r and b and bang boogaloo with e.w.f boogie wonderland…
Smokey gave us reasons to come close fuse legs and just dream
commercial time Afro Queens Afro Sheen for the fly foxy sistas …brothas blow out kit for the super fro …hip trip super slick rick intro to little blue-eyed soul sweet silk voice lady Teena Marie …KC and the sunshine band I’m your boogie man… so shake into yall know we got soul eric b & rakim
cultural music revolution down pipeline graham central station
panther generation …legions of musical legends
so Don Cornelius we’ll keep on truckin coasting to soul train whenever we hear your signature sign off “we wish you Love, Peace and soul… cause the universe got soul and we got YOU! All soul and some .

© 2018 By Lydia Elizabeth Percy aka Lepadah