From Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson of the award-winning hip-hop group the Roots, comes this vibrant book commemorating the legacy of Soul Train--the cultural phenomenon that launched the careers of artists such as Tina Turner, Stevie Wonder, the Jackson 5, Whitney Houston, Lenny Kravitz, LL Cool J, and Aretha Franklin.Questlove reveals the remarkable story of the captivating program, and his text is paired with more than 350 photographs of the show's most memorable episodes and the larger-than-life characters who defined it: the great host Don Cornelius, the extraordinary musicians, and the people who lived the phenomenon from the dance floor. The foreword by Gladys Knight and preface from Nick Cannon add heartfelt and unique perspectives on this seminal show.
35-YEAR HISTORY: A vibrant celebration of one of the longest-running nationally syndicated programs in American television history, which ran over 1,100 episodes.
BEHIND THE SCENES : Includes first-hand commentaries about the show's impact on celebrity's careers and our culture from beloved artists such as Gladys Knight, Steve Wonder, Carmen Electra, B.B. King, Al Green, Nick Cannon, and Bill Withers.
FILLED WITH PHOTOS: Contains hundreds of images of iconic moments from the show, including many never-before-seen.
Questlove is a drummer, DJ, producer, culinary entrepreneur, designer, New York Times bestselling and James Beard Award-nominated author, and cofounder of Philadelphia's most influential hip-hop group, the Roots. He is the musical director for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where the Roots serve as the house band, and a four-time Grammy Award-winning musician. He is also an adjunct professor at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts.