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VH1 TO AIR ‘SOUL TRAIN’ DOCUMENTARY: ‘Hippest Trip in America’ narrated by Terrence Howard; tells show’s history and impact on pop culture.

January 7, 2010

      *VH1 Rock Docs series commemorates the 40th Anniversary of “Soul Train” with a 90 minute documentary set to air next month.


       “Soul Train: The Hippest Trip In America,” premiering Friday, Feb. 5 at 9 p.m., celebrates the show’s impact on pop culture, music, dance and fashion.      

       Narrated by Academy Award Nominee Terrence Howard with an original score by Ahmir ‘Questlove’ Thompson of The Roots, the special will also feature a rare interview with Don Cornelius in which he reveals exclusive details regarding the launch and early days of the legendary series.      

       The documentary includes memorable performances and moments from the show, as well as behind-the-scene stories from the people who lived the “Soul Train” movement, including the cast, crew, and dancers.       

       In addition, popular musicians (Chaka Khan, Patti LaBelle, Smokey Robinson, Snoop Dogg, Aretha Franklin), Sly Stone’s first exclusive documentary interview in years, comics (Cedric “The Entertainer,” Nick Cannon), music industry executives (L.A. Reid, Clive Davis, Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff) and actors will comment on growing up with the show and will share their stories of how “Soul Train” affected their own lives.


• VH1 Rock Docs are feature-length documentaries that tell unique stories of artists and music from a wide range of genres, styles, and musical perspectives. For more information on VH1 Rock Docs, visit www.RockDocs.VH1.com.