I’m going to get straight to it today. The OSF theme: Soul Train.
I have to start with the one song that says “Soul Train theme” to me: “The Sound of Philadelphia” by MFSB.
And next up—because I have always been a huge fan and thus (as a Black girl) felt vindicated when he appeared on this very hip, very Black show singing this song—Elton John singing “Bennie and the Jets.”
And I can’t leave the Soul Train without featuring another of my most favorite artists. Prince premiered several songs from his Gold Experience on Soul Train. My favorite was this duet with Nona Gaye, “Love Sign.”
And finally, a true blast from Soul Train past. “Pop That Thang” by the Isley Brothers is one of my favorites. Sure, it is a good and funky song. But it also made me think a lot as a young kid. I just knew they had to be singing about something nasty, but for the life of me I couldn’t figure out exactly what. Look at that rooster and hen? And pop what thing? Was my thing supposed to pop?
In case you are wondering. Yes, that is my disco ball in this photograph. Don’t you have a disco ball hanging in your house?
As always, a big thank you to OSF hostesses, Marvalus at (her new place) Conversations with Marva
Please check out the rules for joining and list of other OSF participants here.