Music Fridays: Remembering “Soul Train” Edition

By Amanda Marcotte
Friday, February 3, 2012 13:19 EDT
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The internet is awash in memories of “Soul Train” this week, because of the loss of Don Cornelius, the host, who died from an apparent suicide. A little-discussed fact of the internet is that watching YouTube clips of “Soul Train” is a surprisingly effective form of stress relief. 

And so is partying down at the Panda Party! So come join us and spin some tunes. Sadly, we can’t create a “Soul Train”-style line with our cute avatars, but you can play at home. 

RIP, Don Cornelius. My memories of that era are really dim, since I was a little kid, but I remember that well into the 90s, every dance party occasion would burst, at some point, into a “Soul Train” line.  Now it’s more like a circle thing, where people are pushed into the middle to show off their moves. I am fine with both methods, though feel the line version was less pressure-intensive. Share your memories in comments! Or come into Panda Party and share them there. 

Amanda Marcotte
Amanda Marcotte
Amanda Marcotte is a freelance journalist born and bred in Texas, but now living in the writer reserve of Brooklyn. She focuses on feminism, national politics, and pop culture, with the order shifting depending on her mood and the state of the nation.
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