Soul Train

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Soul Train
Premiere October 2, 1971
Finale March 25, 2006
Creator Don Cornelius
Network Syndicated
Style 1-hour music variety
Company Don Cornelius Productions
Seasons 35
Episodes 1117
Origin USA
We wish you love, peace... and soul!

Soul Train (1971—2006) is a syndicated variety show with a particular focus on music. The series was first hosted by Don Cornelius, who created and produced the series on WCIU-TV in Chicago. The series eventually was put into first-run syndication where it remains. In a typical episode, a musician (typically African-American) lip-syncs to a song and is interviewed by the host. Some commentators have referred to Soul Train as the "black American Bandstand."

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Don Cornelius Host 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
Mystro Clark Host 27 28 29
Shemar Moore Host 29 30 31 32
Dorian Gregory Host 33 34 35

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
syndicated
Season One October 2, 1971 April 22, 1972 30
Season Two September 9, 1972 August 11, 1973 37
Season Three August 25, 1973 July 20, 1974 39
Season Four September 7, 1974 June 21, 1975 39
Season Five August 23, 1975 June 19, 1976 39
Season Six August 21, 1976 May 21, 1977 39
Season Seven August 20, 1977 May 13, 1978 39
Season Eight August 19, 1978 May 19, 1979 40
Season Nine September 15, 1979 June 14, 1980 32
Season Ten September 20, 1980 June 20, 1981 32
Season Eleven September 19, 1981 July 10, 1982 32
Season Twelve October 16, 1982 July 16, 1983 24
Season Thirteen October 15, 1983 June 23, 1984 28
Season Fourteen September 22, 1984 June 29, 1985 32
Season Fifteen October 5, 1985 June 21, 1986 28
Season Sixteen September 20, 1986 June 20, 1987 32
Season Seventeen September 19, 1987 June 25, 1988 32
Season Eighteen September 24, 1988 June 24, 1989 32
Season Nineteen September 23, 1989 June 23, 1990 32
Season Twenty September 22, 1990 June 22, 1991 32
Season Twenty-One September 21, 1991 June 20, 1992 32
Season Twenty-Two September 26, 1992 June 26, 1993 32
Season Twenty-Three October 23, 1993 June 25, 1994 32
Season Twenty-Four September 24, 1994 June 24, 1995 32
Season Twenty-Five September 23, 1995 June 22, 1996 32
Season Twenty-Six October 26, 1996 May 24, 1997 31
Season Twenty-Seven September 20, 1997 June 21, 1998 32
Season Twenty-Eight September 19, 1998 June 19, 1999 32
Season Twenty-Nine September 18, 1999 June 17, 2000 32
Season Thirty September 16, 2000 June 30, 2001 32
Season Thirty-One October 13, 2001 July 6, 2002 28
Season Thirty-Two September 14, 2002 June 21, 2003 32
Season Thirty-Three October 11, 2003 June 26, 2004 28
Season Thirty-Four October 9, 2004 June 25, 2005 24
Season Thirty-Five November 5, 2005 March 25, 2006 16

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Segment Collection
The Best Of August 31, 2010 3 purchase
The Best Of (One Disc Edition) August 31, 2010 1 purchase

External Sites