Friday, February 3, 2012

DON CORNELIUS: ... The DON "MC" of R&B/ Soul ... & Special Guest "James Brown" (BLACK HISTORY MONTH PT.2)






This induction into the "RCJ MUSIC/ ART'S HONOUR ROLL SOCIETY" will be to honour the creator of "Soul Trian", Mr. Don Cornelius . This posting is also for "Black History Month" ... and most fitting at that! Beside's "NFL Football" and "MTV" (old dayz MTV), ... "Soul Train" was the only tele programming I was hooked to over the year's, anyone who knew me, knew how "Soul Train" was a ritual of sort ... but to be honest here ... it was those "Soul Train Girl Dancer's" I quickly got addicted to, that ... let's just say ... got me all worked up! ... some of the most sexiest women on any tele network, that really knew how to move!

But Don was a one of a kind ... so straight laced with that salesman pitch and style ... almost like the auto and insurance industry sales he started in, never left him : ) He is also a U.S. Marine veteran, and served in Korea. Don was more than the "MC", and the "Don" when it came to picking the talent ... what an eye! and built an empire from scratch, with that hustling American entrepreneurial spirit. He done so much at the same time on showcasing R&B/ Soul artist's ... the most in my opinion since Motown's work, just taking the industry and art to a different level. And Thank You Sir for all you have contributed.




THE NEW YORK TIMES/ MUSIC: Don Cornelius, 'Soul Train' Creator is dead at 75




DALLAS NEWS.COM: Don Cornelius- Orbituary




***** CNN: 'Soul Train' legend remembered as 'pioneer' ... (newsvideo)




RCJ: "BLACK HISTORY MONTH" PT.1




James Brown Get On The Good Foot, Soul Power, Make It Funky, Soul Train 1973 ... Thanx to FRANCESC CABO ... I just had to add this performance, when Don had on a guest, and childhood music mentor/ inspiration of mine ... James Brown ... The first "record's" I ever owned were James Brown 45RPM's ... and what a smoking performance by the Godfather of Soul!





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