Soul Train Season 19, Episode 13
Soul Train was an American musical variety show that aired in syndication from October 1971 to March 2006. In its 35-year history, the show primarily featured performances by R&B, soul, and hip hop artists, although funk, jazz, and gospel artists have also appeared.
Saturday January 13, 1990
- Soul II Soul - "Jazzie's Groove" and "Keep On Movin'"
- The Main Ingredient "I Just Wanna Love You"
- Foster McElroy "Around the World in 80 Beats" and "Dr. Soul"
As a nod to Soul Train's longevity, the show's opening sequence (during later seasons) contains a claim that it was the "longest-running, first-run, nationally-syndicated program in television history," with over 1,100 episodes produced from the show's debut through the 2005-06 season.
The series was created by Don Cornelius, who also served as its first host and executive producer, and aired first-run episodes from 1971 to 2006. Production was suspended following the 2005-2006 season, with a rerun package (known as The Best of Soul Train) airing for two years after that. Despite this, in years on air, Soul Train will continue to hold the honor of the longest, continuously-running first-run syndicated program until at least 2016, if and when its nearest competitor, Entertainment Tonight, completes its 35th season.