MoveStream @ Dance Camera West 2012
Jeannette Ginslov interviews J Kevin Swain
Director of The Hippest Trip in America "Soul Train"
28 June 2012
At the LACMA, Los Angeles, USA.
Video Shot and Edited: Jeannette Ginslov
MoveStream Logo: bean there done that
Music: Jørgen Teller
Video Produced by Walking Gusto Productions 2012
Many thanks to:
Danish Arts Foundation
Dance Camera West
The LACMA - The Los Angeles County Museum of Art
The Hippist Trip In America "SOUL TRAIN"
Soul Train: The Hippest Trip in America is a 90-minute documentary that celebrates "the show's impact on pop culture, music, dance and fashion." Narrated by Oscar nominee Terrence Howard, features a rare interview with Cornelius during which he reveals details of the early days of Soul Train.
Included in the special are memorable moments and performances from the show, in addition to appearances by Chaka Khan, Patti LaBelle, Smokey Robinson, Snoop Dogg, Aretha Franklin, Sly Stone, Cedric the Entertainer, Nick Cannon, Clive Davis, L.A. Reid, Leon Huff and Kenny Gamble.
Cornelius launched Soul Train in 1970 as a local show in Chicago before taking the show national one year later. The show featured breakout performances from Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin and Barry White. Cornelius, who hosted the show until 1993, introduced the Soul Train Awards to extend the brand.