Friday, December 28, 2007

The Healing Power of Soul Train

The Soooooooooouuuuuuuul Train. Do you remember that wonderful baritone voice? Don Cornelius on a Saturday morning introducing the great likes of The "The Isley Brothers" , "The Emotions", Rufus featuring Chaka Khan"? Who was your favorite?

I am up in the middle of the night. As usual. Working on "getting a life".

But "Soul Train" is on and it is giving me some sort of familiar comfort.. Big 'ol afros, plaid Fred Astaires, leisure suits and platform shoes! I love it.

A Soul Train Line is sometimes all it takes to de-stress, relax, have a great laugh, and be in the moment. This or any other throw back can be great medicine. Not in a "perpetual state of reminiscing" way but in a "keep the good moments for when you need them" way.

The Isley Brothers are doing it for me right now. "Live! Live it Up!, Live! LIve it Up!"

Soul Train........!. Rewind is good for the soul!


Liz said...

So much better than the Shemar Moore version. Remember Jody Watley dancing on there? I miss those days.

Janie said...

ABSOLUTELY!! I didn't even consider it Soul Train when Shemar Moore was on. YES! The Jody Watley days! That's what I'm talking about.

Mes Deux Cents said...


I loved Soul Train on Saturday mornings. I remember Jody too. I also remember Jeffery Daniels, I think that was his name; he was in Shalimar with Jody and Howard Hewitt.

I can't stand the new Soul Train.

jjbrock said...

I loved Soul Train. It was a dancer on there by the name of Damita Joe(I think that how it is spell)that girl could dance. I don't know what happen to her. She was like a regular.

Janie said...

Those were the days. I think they just play vintage Soul Train now?? I'm not sure, like liz said as soon as I saw Shemar Moore, I turned it off.


I do remember Damita Jo! Wonder where she is now?!

Brianna said...

I have a special place in my heart for Soul Train. My dad used to dance on there and I have this picture from some 25th Anniversary book that has Don Cornelius and my Dad...big afro and all!

rebecca said...

Bed In Summer


In winter I get up at night

And dress by yellow candle-light. 。

In summer quite the other way,

I have to go to bed by day.


I have to go to bed and see

The birds still hopping on the tree,

Or hear the grown-up people's feet

Still going past me in the street. 。


And does it not seem hard to you,

When all the sky is clear and blue,

And I should like so much to play,

To have to go to bed by day?

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