Soul Train - Season 8

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(ended 2006)

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Episode Guide

  • Edwin Starr / The Jimmy Castor Bunch / Grace Jones
    Edwin Starr - "Contact" and "I'm So Into You."

    The Jimmy Castor Bunch - "You Light Up My Life" and "Let It Out."

    Grace Jones - "Fame" and "Do or Die."
  • Carrie Lucas / G.Q. / The Gap Band
    5/19/79
    10

    Carrie Lucas "Dance With Me" and "Sometimes a Love Goes Wrong."

    The Gap Band - "Shake"

    GQ - "Disco Nights" and "Happy Feelin."

  • Instant Funk / Cerrone
    3/31/79
    10
    Instant Funk - "I Got My Mind Made Up (You Can Get It Girl)" and "Cryin'."

    Cerrone - "Look for Love" and "Je Suis Music."
  • Peabo Bryson/ Stargard
    9/30/78
    10

    Peabo Bryson - "Reaching for the Sky," "Feel the Fire" and "Smile."
    Stargard - "What You Waitin' For?" and the Theme from "Which Way Is Up?"

  • Hamilton Bohannon / The Raes
    4/28/79
    10
    Hamilton Bohannon - "Cut Loose" and "Let's Start the Dance."

    The Raes - "A Little Lovin'" and "Get Up and Dance."
  • Barry White / Danny Pearson
    12/16/78
    10
    Barry White - "September When I First Met You," "Just The Way You Are" and "Your Sweetness Is My Weakness."
    Danny Pearson (tenor & protege of Barry White) - "What's Your Sign Girl?"
    Lester Wilson's Dancers (12-person troupe) dance to three Barry White records: "Love's Theme," "It's Ecstasy" and "Sha La La Means I Love You."
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  • The Jacksons featuring Michael Jackson

    A salute to The Jacksons, who are celebrating their 10th Anniversary in the recording industry.

    The Jacksons perform "Things I Do For You."

    Michael Jackson sings "Push Me Away" and is joined by his brothers for "Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)."

    Music video: The Jacksons - "Blame It On The Boogie."

    Vintage Soul Train clip: The Jackson 5 lip-synch "I Want You Back" (from ST 35, 07Oct1972).

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  • Freda Payne/ Atlantic Starr
    10/28/78
    9.7
    Freda Payne - "Livin' for the Beat," "Happy Days Are Here Again" and "Falling in Love."
    Atlantic Starr - "Stand Up" and "Keep It Comin'."
  • Tyrone Davis / Gary's Gang
    5/12/79
    9.5

    Tyrone Davis - "In the Mood" and "You Know What to Do."

    Gary's Gang - "Keep on Dancin'" and "Let's Lovedance Tonight."

  • Switch / The McCrarys
    12/23/78
    9.5

    The McCrarys - "Don't Wear Yourself Out" and "You."

    Switch - "There'll Never Be" and "We Like To Party ... Come On"

  • Billy Preston & Syreeta/ Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers
    Billy Preston & Syreeta - "With You I'm Born Again" and "Go For It."

    Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers - "Never Gonna Give You Up" and "Bustin' Loose."
  • Larry Graham & Graham Central Station / Charles Jackson

    Larry Graham and Graham Central Station - "My Radio Sure Sounds Good to Me", "Pow" and "Is It Love?"

    Charles Jackson - "Passionate Breezes" and "Ooh Child."

  • The Whispers / Gil Scott-Heron / Evelyn "Champagne" King
    The Whispers - "(Let's Go) All The Way," "Chocolate Girl" and "(Olivia) Lost and Turned Out."
    Gil Scott-Heron "Angel Dust."
    Evelyn "Champagne" King - "Shame" and "I Don't Know if It's Right."
  • Curtis Mayfield / Linda Clifford / Keith Barrow
    Curtis Mayfield - "This Year" and "In Love, in Love, in Love."

    Linda Clifford - "Sweet Melodies" and "Bridge over Troubled Water."

    Keith Barrow - "Turn Me Up."
  • Amii Stewart / Boney M
    4/21/79
    9.0
    Amii Stewart - "Knock On Wood" and "Light My Fire."
    Boney M - "Dancing in the Streets" and "Rasputin'."
  • Gino Vanelli / Gloria Gaynor
    3/10/79
    8.8

    Gloria Gaynor - "I Will Survive" and "Anybody Wanna Party."

    Gino Vannelli - "I Just Wanna Stop" and "Wheels of Life."

    Dance routine: Soul Train regulars Cheryl Song and Randy Thomas dance to "Keep on Dancin'" (by Gary's Gang).

  • Temptations/ Randy Brown
    12/30/78
    8.8

    The Temptations "Bare Back" and "Ever Ready Love"

    Randy Brown - "I Love You Baby" & "I Wanna Make Love to You"

  • Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. / Lakeside
    Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. - "Shine On Silver Moon" and "You Got the Love."
    Lakeside - "A Shot of Love" and "It's All the Way Live."
  • Gene Chandler / Chic
    1/20/79
    8.7

    Chic - "Le Freak" and "I Want Your Love."

    Gene Chandler - "Get Down" and "Please Sunrise."

  • Melba Moore/ Michael Henderson
    10/21/78
    8.5
    Melba Moore - "You Stepped Into My Life," "Pick me Up I'll Dance" and "Together Forever."
    Michael Henderson - "In the Night Time" and "Yours Truly, Indiscreetly."
  • Rose Royce / D.J. Rogers
    9/23/78
    8.3

    Rose Royce - "Do It, Do It" and "Love Don't Live Here Anymore."

    D.J. Rogers - "When Love is Gone" and "Love Brought Me Back."

  • Pattie Brooks/ David Oliver/ On film: Diana Ross & Michael Jackson (from The Wiz)

    Pattie Brooks "This is the House Where Love Died" and "After Dark."

    David Oliver - "Southern Comfort" and "I Surrender."

    Film clip from The Wiz:
    --Diana Ross and Michael Jackson "Ease on Down the Road"

  • The Brothers Johnson / The Dells
    8/26/78
    7.9
    The Dells - "Superwoman" and "My Life Is So Wonderful (When You're Around)." The Brothers Johnson - "Blam!" "Ain't We Funkin Now?" and "Ride-O-Rocket."
  • Johnny 'Guitar' Watson / Jean Carn
    12/2/78
    7.7

    Johnny "Guitar" Watson - "Miss Frisco (Queen of the Disco)" and "Gangster of Love."

    Jean Carn sings "Don't Let It Go to Your Head" and "Happy to Be with You."

  • Joe Simon / Cheryl Lynn
    2/17/79
    7.6
    Cheryl Lynn - "Got to be Real" and "Star Love."

    Joe Simon - "Love Vibrations" and "Going Through These Changes".
  • Brass Construction / Peaches & Herb / Captain Sky
    Brass Construction - "Get Up" and "One to One." Peaches & Herb - "Shake Your Groove Thing" and "Reunited." Captain Sky - "Wonder Worm."
  • The O'Jays/ Etta James
    8/19/78
    7.6

    The O'Jays - "Used ta Be My Girl," "Brandy" and "Cry Together."

    Etta James - "Sugar On The Floor" & "Laying Beside You."

  • Third World / Danny Pearson
    5/5/79
    7.5

    Third World - "African Woman" and "Now That We Found Love."

    Danny Pearson - "What's Your Sign, Girl?" and "Honey Please, Can't Ya See?"

  • Roy Ayers & Ubiquity/ Sarah Dash
    1/13/79
    7.3

    Roy Ayers and Ubiquity - "Heat of the Beat" - with special guest Wanye Henderson + "You Send Me"

    Sarah Dash - "Sinner Man" and "(Come and Take This) Candy from Your Baby."

  • The Trammps / Shalamar / Norma Jean Wright
    The Trammps - "Disco Inferno" and "Where the Happy People Go."

    Shalamar performs "Tossing, Turning and Swinging" and "Take That to the Bank."

    Norma Jean Wright sings "Saturday" and "Having a Party."
  • Earth Wind & Fire (in concert)/ Heaven & Earth

    Heaven & Earth - "Guess Who's Back In Town" and "No Limit."

    On film (concert footage): Earth, Wind & Fire perform "Jupiter," "Sunshine," "Fantasy" & "Serpentine Fire."

  • Emotions / Randy Jackson / Hal Jackson's Talented Teen
    The Emotions - "Best of My Love", "Time is Passing" and "Smile."

    Randy Jackson - "How Can I Be Sure?"

    Hal Jackson's Talented Teen- Sheryl Piland
  • Lenny Williams/ Mother's Finest/ Cheech & Chong
    Lenny Williams - "Midnight Girl" and "You Got Me Running."

    Mother's Finest - "Love Changes" and "Don't Wanna Come Back."

    Cheech and Chong (comedy team)
  • Isaac Hayes / Tasha Thomas
    3/24/79
    0.0
    Isaac Hayes - "Just the Way You Are" and a medley of his hits.

    Tasha Thomas - "Shoot Me (With Your Love)."
  • The Stylistics / Sun
    12/9/78
    0.0

    The Stylistics - "First Impressions" and "You're The Best Thing In My Life."

    Sun - "Sun of a Gun" and "Sun is Here."

  • The Sylvers / Kenny Brawner & Raw Sugar
    The Sylvers perform "Don't Stop, Get Off," "Come Dance with Me" and "Forever Yours."

    Kenny Brawner & Raw Sugar - "Whups It On Me" and "Stay Up."
  • Bonnie Pointer / Dan Hartman
    3/3/79
    0.0
    Bonnie Pointer - "Free Me From My Freedom" and "Ah, Shoot."

    Dan Hartman - "Instant Replay" and "This is It."
  • Jerry Butler/ Rick James
    11/18/78
    0.0
    Jerry Butler - "Cooling Out" and "Dream World."
    Rick James - "You and I" and "Mary Jane."
  • Frankie Valli / Creme D'Coca
    11/11/78
    0.0
    Frankie Valli - "Grease," "Save Me, Save Me" and "You Can Do It."

    Creme D'Coca - "Do What You Feel" and "Baby, Don't You Know."
  • The Bar-Kays / Arpeggio
    3/17/79
    0.0

    The Bar-Kays - "Holy Ghost" and "Shine."

    Arpeggio - "Love and Desire" and "Spellbound."