Posts Tagged ‘Don Cornelius’

Yes!  My wish has been fulfilled.

Thanks to ATL’s own, soul singer sanga Anthony David and event promoter extraordinaire Jay Carter, the Soul Train is coming to the A.  After peepin’ what’s gone down in both NYC and Chicago, David felt it only right to bring the Funky Express down home.

The urban cities, including Atlanta, benefitted greatly from Don Cornelius’ vision, even beyond the fun and great music the show brought into our homes every week. We feel it’s only right for us to show our immense love and appreciation of Don and his legacy after his untimely passing.–Anthony David

Bet!  If you’re in Atlanta, you have to partake in the boogie.  Don Cornelius would have wanted it that way.

Where: Loca Luna 550-C Amsterdam Ave  NE Atlanta, GA 30306

When: February 12, 2012

Time: 3pm

Today, we were greeted with the incredibly sad news of the passing of Black media pioneer, Mr. Don Cornelius, creator of the prolific Soul Train.  Debuting in 1971, during an era where Black faces and Black music had little to no presence on the small screen, Don Cornelius and Soul Train brought self-love and self-awareness in the form of soul music to living rooms all across the country.  I remember hearing stories from my mother about how she could not wait until Saturday morning to join the Soul Train Line, clad in pajamas.

We thank you, Mr. Cornelius, for being brave enough to believe in your people’s abilities and talents and creating a platform for us to showcase all of our beauty.  Love, peace and sooooooul to Don Cornelius.

Check him out at the 2:47 & 4:47 marks working the Soul Train Line like only the originator can do.