A tribute: Soul Train’s Don Cornelius has died

The always stylish Don Cornelius hosting 'Soul Train,' late 1971.

The always stylish Don Cornelius hosting ‘Soul Train,’ late 1971.

The creator, executive producer and long-time host of TV’s Soul Train, Don Cornelius, has ended his own life at the age of 75.

In tribute to the man who brought us such great music we present a clip of Soul Train. In the video we see Cornelius announcing and showing off the Soul Train dancers as they cut up the studio rug to the sound of Curtis Mayfield’s tune “Get Down.” Mayfield’s “Get Down” appeared on the October, 1971 L.P. Roots. I’m guessing this TV clip dates from late ’71 or early ’72. Thank you, Don Cornelius!

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