I love the #Soultrain music, but I can’t figure out why I know it. My parents didn’t listen to it, nor did my sister. It’s still a mystery to me when I had access to the music and perhaps it was recently? I am 41 and so I am a bit young to have seeked out the show. Someday soon, I will find the answer. I only saw the Soul Train Videos a couple weeks before on youtube.
From my interviewing, I learned a couple of things. I do love music, including big band swing dance music, Rat Pack, Pop and my R & B. In junior high and high school I was a percussionist, but I don’t know much about real bands.
What I learned
The R & B, Motown community is a small one – a family. Everyone knows each other and has played in each other’s bands. The musicians are in a headliner band, but they also play with other groups and have their own gig. I was also surprised to see young band members because most of the singers are in their 70s. The band DW3 and Hitzville played cover songs, they were both incredibly talented. I saw drummers jump into each other’s band and even a passenger drummer jump in and jam. I was surprised by the spontaneity and flexibility to able to fit in so quickly.