|I'm sure you are wondering by now, what does Soul Train, Don Cornelius and the Staples Singers have to do with Sunday?!|
Well, let me tell you... since it's onset Soul Train & Don Cornelius were a part of Young Black Life. Though it did not air on Sundays, not unlike Church (for most Blacks), you tuned in for your weekly (saturday morning) dose of Soul Train. Show Host Don Cornelius (RIP) was Tall, Dark & Handsome with the most Sultry speaking voice... He became our Black Dick Clark (RIP) - Cool, Positive and knew what was Hip!
Soul Train is an American musical variety television program, which aired in syndication from 1971 until 2006. In its 35-year history, the show primarily featured performances by R&B, soul, and hip hop artists, although funk, jazz, disco, and gospel artists have also appeared. The series was created by Don Cornelius, who also served as its first host and executive producer.
I think it is Extremely hard for White people to understand why People of Color and/or other minorities are so excited about their History and seeing themsevles Represented in All Genres of Media... because they've always had it! So, it's like anything else We've Always had... We pretty much take it for Granted and can Only Appreciate such Blessings and Respect others when We place Ourselves in their shoes and begin to ask, What If I...?! We don't have to be alike to be Equal, We have to be Respected!!!
Anywho, Well on this Episode of Soul Train was The Staple Singers... The Staple Singers were an African-American Gospel, Soul and R&B singing group. Roebuck "Pops" Staples (1914–2000), the patriarch of the family, formed the group with his children Cleotha (1934–2013), Pervis (b. 1935), Yvonne (b. 1936), and Mavis (b. 1939). They are best known for their 1970s hits "Respect Yourself", "I'll Take You There", "If You're Ready (Come Go with Me)", and "Let's Do It Again", all of which (except "I'll Take You There") peaked on the Hot 100 within a week from Christmas Day.
While the family surname is "Staples", the group used the singular form for its name, "The Staple Singers".
Please watch/listen to them Perform "Respect Yourself" @:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0kPAECYNIs
Read more about The Staple Singers @: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Staple_Singers
And Learn more about the History of Soul Train and the Legacy of Don Cornelius @: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soul_Train
And Have a Beautiful Sunday and a Prosperous Week! And Remember, When GOD Blesses You, You are to Bless Others!!... LOve Peace & enjOY!!!
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