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Two years before Don Cornelius went to that dance floor in the sky, VH1 aired Soul Train: The Hippest Trip in America, a documentary on the syndicated dance-music show's near–30-year evolution, from its pre-Hollywood roots as the "black American Bandstand" in Chicago in 1971 to cultural phenomenon.

It featured interviews with artists (Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Smokey Robinson, Snoop Dogg, The Roots' Questlove) and cultural critics, including author-filmmaker Nelson George. Last year, Questlove released Soul Train: The Music, Dance and Style of a Generation. Now George has written his own...

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