Whereas Questlove’s “punch-drunk memoir” Mo’ Beta Blues detailed his journey through the music world as well as his thoughts on hip-hop, Soul Train discusses the life and legacy of the famed variety show. From its cultural impacts and fashion movements, to its legendary host Don Cornelius and its then up-and-coming musical guests Stevie Wonder, The Jackson 5, and Whitney Houston, Questlove’s 200+ page book covers it all.
In a recent interview with The Urban Daily, seen below, Questlove claims the book is probably “the best thing he’s ever done” saying he bleeds “Soul Train”.
Soul Train: The Music, Dance, and Style of a Generation is due out October 22nd through Harper. It also features a foreword written by Gladys Knight and preface by Nick Cannon. Pre-order it now.