Al Green Brings Love And Happiness To Soul Train

Prepare for Questlove's new book via this gem from the Soul Train archive.

Al Green Brings Love And Happiness To Soul Train

SOUL TRAIN (1971 – 2006) was the primetime TV showcase for many of the finest musicians of the last 30 years, it's catalogue of exhilarating performances plotting a course through three decades of soul, funk, jazz, hip-hop and R&B. The Hippest Trip In America. Questlove's Soul Train chronicle.

Next month, The Roots' head-honcho Questlove (a man who has admitted he "bleeds Soul Train") will release Soul Train: The Music, Dance, and Style of a Generation, a new book set to chronicle the evolution of the show from its humble beginnings as the brainchild of creator/host Don Cornelius to its status as a career-defining stop-off point for such towering names as Tina Turner, Jackson 5, The Staple Singers, Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Aretha Franklin and Al Green – not to mention its place as a home-from-home for the LA hipsters who liked to throw shapes on the dancefloor.

For now, we'll turn to this 1973 clip of an incredibly dapper Al Green transferring the dimly-lit grooves of Love and Happiness to the Technicolor world of the Soul Train studio.