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PR The Best of Soul Train Available for Pre-order

Time Life

For the first time in history, Time Life announced today the pre-sale availability for The Best of Soul Train9-DVD Box set with more than 16 hours of pure love, peace, and souuul,specifically highlighting the '70s decade. Fresh off the heels of the highly rated VH1 documentary special, the DVD release marks the first-time availability of Soul Train, the longest running, syndicated series in television history.


For The First Time Ever, Time Life Releases Soul Train 9-DVD Box Set Featuring Rare Moments with Michael Jackson, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Sly Stone, Aretha Franklin, Smokey Robinson and More

Los Angeles, March 01, 2010 –The Best of Soul Train just got better. For the first time in history, Time Life announced today the pre-sale availability for The Best of Soul Train9-DVD Box set with more than 16 hours of pure love, peace, and souuul,specifically highlighting the '70s decade.Fresh off the heels of the highly rated VH1 documentary special, the DVD release marks the first-time availability ofSoul Train, the longest running, syndicated series in television history. The Best of Soul Train features 130 classic performances and is available for pre-order at www.SoulTrainDVDs.com.

The Best of Soul Trainfeatures the biggest names in R&B and soul, with classic performances fromSoul Train's most acclaimed era, 1971-1979, showcasing celebrated artists such as Aretha Franklin, The Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Sly Stone, Gladys Knight, The Commodores, Patti LaBelle, Marvin Gaye, The O'Jays and many more.

Viewers will re-live the original dance styles and scene-stealing fashions from the heart of the '70s as well as favorite moments from theSoul TrainDance Line to the belovedSoul TrainScramble Board. Also included, are on-air interviews with the artists, classicSoul Traindancers, and some vintage commercials for Ultra Sheen and Afro Sheen products.

This special collection features the best moments from several originalSoul Train episodes totaling 130 songs and performances and contains more than three hours of bonus material including exclusive interviews with Don Cornelius, Smokey Robinson, Jody Watley and others.

Included in the 9-DVD set is a bonus DVD featuring highlights from the inauguralSoul Train Music Awards(1987), featuring memorable performances by Whitney Houston, Luther Vandross, Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder and many others.

If viewers didn't experience the magic the first time around, iconic moments that fans can look forward to include extraordinary footage and performances, such as:
* Smokey Robinson and Aretha Franklin singing a duet on Smokey's hit Ooo Baby Baby with Aretha playing the piano. The two also reminisce about growing up as friends in Detroit
* Sly and The family Stone performing two of their classics – I Wanna take You Higher and Dance To the Music
* Stevie Wonder performing three of his monster hits live in a phenomenal, intimate medley – I Wish, My Cherie Amour and Sir Duke.
* Barry White on stage performing with a full orchestra.
* Marvin Gaye and Don Cornelius playing one-on-one basketball with Smokey Robinson refereeing.
* Ike & Tina Turner in a blistering version of Proud Mary.
* Plus, The O'Jay, The Spinners, The Chi-Lites, The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Stylistics, and dozens of other legends of soul.

Time Life is proud to bring back one of the most enduring and culturally relevant shows in television history with The Best of Soul Train DVD Collection, said Michael Mitchell, Time LifeVice President Marketing and Strategic Partnerships."In the '70s, Soul Train was must-see TV in black households across America, and it also had strong crossover appeal. Each week kids and parents alike gathered around the television to see the latest fashions, dance moves and performances by their favorite artists. Soul Train fans everywhere have been waiting for years to relive this exciting time."

We are excited to partner with Time Life and bring this iconic series to DVD for the first time ever, said Peter Griffith, Co-CEO of Soul Train Holdings. "Filled with dancers and memorable performances from artists that have become legends, this 70's collection reflects the show's unique style. This is truly a collector's item for everySoul Trainfan."

The 9-DVDBest of Soul Trainset is available now for pre-order at atwww.soultraindvds.com, www.TimeLife.com/SoulTrain, and www.soultrain.com.

About Time Life:
Headquartered in Fairfax, VA, Direct Holdings Americas Inc.'s history began in 1961 as Time Life, a direct marketing division of Time Inc., specializing in music and books. The business has been operated as a separate company since the mid-1970s when it relocated to Virginia, and has since grown to become one of the world's largest direct marketers of audio and video products. The Company has set the standard in the direct response industry by pioneering direct marketing techniques and building one of the most trusted and recognized brands in commerce. Time Life now also sells its products through major traditional and non-traditional retailers. The Company was sold in 2003 to private investors. Time Life and the Time Life logo are registered trademarks of Time Warner Inc. and affiliated companies, used under license by Direct Holdings Americas Inc., which is not affiliated with Time Warner Inc. or Time Inc.

About Soul Train Holdings:
Soul Train Holdings was formed in May 2008 by MadVision Entertainment and Intermedia Partners. Madvision was created by media and entertainment veterans, Kenard Gibbs, Peter Griffith, and Anthony Maddox. The group was created following the acquisition of the iconic franchise and catalog of more than 1,100 hours of archival footage from Don Cornelius Productions. Soul Train is a registered trademark of Soul Train Holdings, LLC, a limited liability company headquartered in Los Angeles, CA. Soul Train is the longest running, first -run, nationally syndicated program in television history. During its 37 year run, the show featured such staples as the Soul Train line and performers as important and diverse as: Al Green, Ike & Tina Turner, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Whitney Houston, David Bowie, Janet Jackson and Beyoncé, to name a few.


That Lady (Part 1) - The Isley Brothers
Live It Up Part 1 - The Isley Brothers
Summer Breeze (Part 1) - The Isley Brothers
Release Yourself - Graham Central StationSoul Train Dancers
Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe - Barry White
Love's Theme - Love Unlimited Orchestra
What Am I Gonna Do with You - Barry White
You're the First, the Last, My Everything - Barry White
Come Get to This - Marvin Gaye
Distant Lover - Marvin Gaye
Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye
I Want to Take You Higher - Sly & the Family Stone
Mighty Mighty - Earth, Wind & FireSoul Train Dancers
Dance to the Music - Sly & the Family Stone
I Heard It through the Grapevine - Gladys Knight & the Pips
Back Stabbers - The O'Jays
Respect - Aretha FranklinSoul Train Dancers
Rock Steady - Aretha Franklin

·Interviews with Don Cornelius, Smokey Robinson and Brian McKnight
·Rare, never-before-seen footage


Use Me - Bill Withers
Lean on Me - Bill Withers
If You Don't Know Me by Now - Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes
Still - Commodores
Three Times a Lady - Commodores
Sail On - Commodores
Pusherman - Curtis Mayfield
The Cisco Kid - WarSoul Train Dancers
Everybody Plays the Fool - The Main Ingredient
Superfly - Curtis Mayfield
Get on the Good Foot - Part 1 - James Brown
Try Me - James Brown
Get Up I Feel Like Being Like a Sex Machine (Part 1) - James Brown
Super Bad (Part 1 & Part 2) - James Brown

·Interviews with Don Cornelius, Cuba Gooding Sr. (lead singer of The Main Ingredient), and Eric Casem (former Soul Train choreographer and dancer)
·Rare, never-before-seen footage


Love Train - The O'JaysSoul Train Dancers
Medley:My Cherie Amour/Sir Duke/I Wish/These Three Words - Stevie Wonder
I Was Made for You - Aretha Franklin
Ooo Baby Baby - Aretha Franklin and Smokey Robinson
Respect - Aretha FranklinSoul Train Dancers
The Whole Town's Laughing at Me - Teddy Pendergrass
I Don't Love You Anymore - Teddy Pendergrass
Brick House - CommodoresSoul Train Dancers
You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine - Lou Rawls
Love Ballad - L.T.D.
From Now On - Lou Rawls
I Want You Back - The Jackson 5
Corner of the Sky - The Jackson 5
Daddy's Home - Jermaine Jackson
Lookin' through the Windows - The Jackson 5

·Interviews with Smokey Robinson, Jody Watley and Clarence Avent, former Chairman of Motown Records
·Rare, never-before-seen footage


A House Is Not a Home - Luther Vandross
If This World Were Mine - Luther Vandross and Cheryl Lynn
Betcha by Golly, Wow - The Stylistics
You Make Me Feel Brand New - The Stylistics
Lookin' for a Love - Bobby Womack
Sexy Mama - The MomentsSoul Train Dancers
I'll Be Around - Spinners
Could It Be I'm Falling in Love - Spinners
The World Is a Ghetto - WarSoul Train Dancers
Rock Your Baby - George McCrae
Tell Me Something Good - Rufus
Nothing from Nothing - Billy Preston
Ballero - WarSoul Train Dancers
Fire and Water - Wilson Pickett
All Day Music - War
Don't Knock My Love - Pt. 1 - Wilson Pickett
Slippin' into Darkness - War


Mr. Big Stuff - Jean Knight
Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time) - The Delfonics
(For God's Sake) Give More Power to the People - The Chi-Lites
Have You Seen Her - The Chi-Lites
The Bells - The Originals
I Gotcha - Joe Tex
Want Ads - The Honey Cone
Thin Line between Love & Hate - The Persuaders
Get Down - Curtis Mayfield
Scorpio - Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar BandSoul Train Dancers
You Ought to Be with Me - Al Green
For the Good Times - Al Green
Love and Happiness - Al Green
Oh Girl - The Chi-Lites
War - Edwin Starr


I Want to Take You Higher - Ike & Tina Turner
I Only Have Eyes for You - Jerry Butler
Proud Mary - Ike & Tina Turner
Power of Love - Joe Simon
Wish That I Could Talk to You - The Sylvers
Me and Mrs. Jones - Billy Paul
Papa Was a Rollin' Stone - The Temptations
Ain't No Woman (Like the One I've Got) - Four Tops
Love Train - The O'Jays
What a Diff'rence a Day Makes - Esther Phillips
Bad Luck (Part 1) - Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes
Wake Up Everybody (Part 1) - Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes
The Tears of a Clown - Smokey Robinson & the MiraclesSoul Train Dancers
Cruisin' - Smokey Robinson
Get Ready - Smokey RobinsonDance Routine


So Very Hard to Go - Tower of Power
Yes We Can Can - Pointer Sisters
What Is Hip? - Tower of Power
Put Your Hands Together - The O'JaysSoul Train Dancers
On and On - Gladys Knight & the Pips
For the Love of Money - The O'JaysSoul Train Dancers
Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye) - Gladys Knight & the Pips
Good Things Don't Last Forever - Ecstasy, Passion & Pain
Kung Fu Fighting - Carl DouglasSoul Train Dancers
Do It ('Til You're Satisfied) - B.T. Express
Skin Tight - Ohio Players
Love to Love You Baby - Donna Summer
Livin' for the Weekend - The O'JaysSoul Train Dancers
Disco Lady - Johnnie Taylor
Dance wit Me - Rufus Featuring Chaka KhanSoul Train Dancers


Respect Yourself - The Staple Singers
Band of Gold - Freda Payne
Theme from Shaft - Isaac HayesSoul Train Dancers
Dancing in the Street - Martha & the Vandellas
Rock Steady - Aretha FranklinSoul Train Dancers
Cowboys to Girls - The Intruders
I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash
Love Train - The O'JaysSoul Train Dancers
Love Jones - Brighter Side of Darkness
Funky Stuff - Kool & the Gang
Jungle Boogie - Kool & the Gang
Everlasting Love - Carl Carlton
Lady Marmalade - LaBelle
Got to Give It Up (Pt. I) - Marvin Gaye


The Soul Train Music Awards
Word Up - Cameo
You Give Good Love - Whitney Houston
My Cherie Amour - Luther Vandross and Dionne Warwick
You Are the Sunshine of My Life - Luther Vandross and Dionne Warwick
All in Love Is Fair - Luther Vandross and Dionne Warwick
I Just Called to Say I Love You - Luther Vandross and Dionne Warwick
That's What Friends Are For - Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross, Whitney Houston
So Amazing - Luther Vandross
Oh Mary Don't You Weep - Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Andraé Crouch, Sandra Crouch, Shirley Caesar, Tramaine Hawkins, Edwin Hawkins and the Edwin Hawkins Singers, The Williams Brothers, Cissy Houston, The Winans.

Time Life

March 28, 2010, 7:22 pm - PR
Keywords: music

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