“Shows in clubs like these are sad, sorry affairs, but the musicians seem to accept their lot”
your watching pleasure on Youtube), Soul Train was a celebration of life.
Joyous, gleeful and colourful, it was a TV show with positivity, enthusiasm, exuberance, verve, ambition and audacity. It made you forget about the daily grind and reminded you of the amazing power of music to lift the soul. To paraphrase Bob Marley, it was a case of when the music hits, you feel no pain. It’s that kind of experience that keeps music fans coming back for more.
Sure, the supper crowd applauded the solos from the Godfathers of Groove and laughed at the jokes, but that certain something was missing. You wonder if the players themselves noticed or cared. I really hope they did.