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‘American Soul’ Season Finale Recap: The Last Stop…For Now

In an appropriate parallel, the American Soul season finale centers around Soul Train’s final taping of its premiere season. Don’s announcement of Soul Train‘s renewal…

‘American Soul’ Episode 8 Recap: The Crossroads

Tessa is back, and not only do we finally get the tea on her backstory, but it’s also a full tea party. Still focused on reclaiming her dance career before she’s too…

‘Soul Train’ Comes Home: Episode 7 Recap

The Soul Train Gang are at the tail end of a successful bus tour, with Brooks as a chaperone in Tessa’s absence. (Are Brooks and Tessa the only two people who work at Sou…

American Soul Recap Season 1, Ep 6: What Are You Looking At?

After a few heavy episodes, there’s lighter energy in this episode of American Soul – and honestly, the show needed it. Finally, some of the elements we loved most about…

‘American Soul’ Episode 4 Recap: Don, You In Danger, Boo

We couldn’t help but focus on the men of American Soul during Episode 4. The ladies are good, for the most part: Tessa found her footing, literally and figuratively…

‘American Soul’ Episode 3 Recap: Don the Father, Don the Son

American Soul‘s third episode three opens as the major characters confront various types of loss in their worlds. The Clarke family lays Joseph to rest, accompanied by…

‘American Soul’ Episode 2 Recap: The Continuous Revolution Is In Progress

Don Cornelius (Sinqua Walls) has gotten his money, he’s managed to book Gladys Knight (Kelly Rowland), and now it’s time to go into production. But the beginning of the…

BET’s ‘American Soul’ Is Not A Biographical Series: Premiere Recap

American Soul is not a show about Soul Train. It’s a show about Don Cornelius — and his marriage, and a group of Soul Train dancers, and their parents, and his dance…

Music Sermon: ‘Soul Train’ and the Audacity of Blackness

In 1971, a funky, little-animated train got rolling for “sixty nonstop minutes through the tracks of your mind into a world of soul,” and black America lined up to get…