|The classic elegance of The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin.|
In 1971, America took its first ride on "The Hippest Trip in America" when Soul Train entered syndication and living rooms across America. For the first time, many people living in America saw themselves on television exactly as they were. The artists and dancers that appeared looked like them, dressed like them and wore their hair just as they did. Soul Train represented an underlying cultural revolution. Self-pride was brewing and Soul Train offered tickets weekly.
A few things that will make you love this performance even more:
- 0:08 - Don Cornelius' Afro does an epic bounce.
- 1:30 - Aretha wipes the sweat from her brow with such elegance, you almost miss it.
- 2:00 - When Aretha sings "Oh!", she is giving you the definition of soul. Feel it.
|Aretha Franklin on the cover of Ebony December 1971 looking fabulous in a headwrap over her Afro.|