With the start of this season, Soul Train instituted a new theme: "Soul Train '75" by The Soul Train Gang. the Soul train Gang would also perform this in the next year on stage (1976) the early 1970s, the dancers on Don Cornelius' hit television program Soul Train were called the Soul Train Gang. But they became the Soul Train Dancers in 1975, when Cornelius and Dick Griffey co-founded Soul Train Records (later Solar Records), home to Lakeside, Shalamar, the Whispers and othersand decided to name an R&B vocal quintet The Soul Train Gang.
Consisting of Gerald Brown, Terry Brown, Judy Jones, Patricia Williamson (replaced by Denise Smith in 1976) and Hollis Pippin, the Soul Train Gang recorded its debut album, Don Cornelius Presents the Soul Train Gang, in 1975. Produced by Cornelius and Griffey, the LP included "Soul Train '75," one of the many themes from Soul Train. (The previous theme had previously been MFSB's famous "TSOP" on Philadelphia International.)After the quintet disgrouped in 1977, Brown went on to join Shalamar the following year, replacing original member Gary Mumford. Brown appeared on Shalamar's second album, Shalamar Disco Gardens, and the hit single "Take That to the Bank" before being replaced by Howard Hewett in 1979. David bowie was already large as hell when this song "Fame" came out , but the song got over with the black audience as well this was written with the help of John Lennon Don had alot of white acts come on the show during this decade and also on through the late 80's where he flooded soul train with them