TheSoul Train!All right, ready camera two,
take two. ANNOUNCER:Soul Train,
the hippest trip in America. 60 nonstop minutes
over the tracks of your mind. Today’s guest:
Gladys Knight & the Pips, Honey Cone and special guest Eddie Kendricks
and the Soul Train Gang. Now, here’s your host,
Don Cornelius. You’re just in time for
the first trip onSoul Train.If the sound of soul
is your pleasure, then what’s your treasure? You can bet your bottom
we got them, baby. After a message
from Johnson Products, three talented sisters are gonna
look you dead in your eyes, -where your beauty lies.
-BENNY: And, we’re out. We’re back in ten. All right, guys, back up,
back up. Let the boss through. Oh, no, no, no. Benny, wait,
wait, wait, wait. Let it go. ♪ ♪ I like it. ♪ ♪ Tell Tessa to add
this line dance thing they’re doing to the set. ♪ You wanted to be it ♪ Soul Train Line. ♪ But chasing boys
was just a fad… ♪ And tell Tessa that I want
the best for the board. BENNY:
Yes, Mr. Cornelius. TESSA: Unit A, stage left,
B on the right. It’s real, guys.
Don’t hold back. ♪ You’re doing
the same old thing ♪ I’m so nervous,
I don’t know what to do. (chuckles) Nerves are good.
It means you’re ready. That shirt has seen
better days, though. -Oh, you don’t like it?
-The question is, do you like it? There’s a stash
in the back, come on. -It’s almost showtime, let’s…
-It’ll take two minutes. Come on. (music continues faintly) Easy on the makeup, Pammy.
Natural, not glam. Gotcha. Oh. -Now this is cute.
-(scoffs) You don’t think
it’s a little skimpy? (clicks tongue) No, makes you
look like the star you are. Try that on.
I’m-a go find a belt. ♪ Isaac said he kissed you ♪ ♪ Beneath the apple tree ♪ Kendall, you all right? I don’t think I am, Miss Tessa. Good as you dance, I wouldn’t
let a little nerves get to me. Only a few million people
will be watching. Millions? For real? Flo? (clicks tongue) Somebody help me! Some people live
their entire lives and never get a chance
like this. Enjoy it. -I will.
-Good. And I need my best
on the Scramble Board. For serious? Segment six, you and Simone. But first, let me introduce you
to the world. Places, people.
Make Mommy proud. Hey, Flo. Have you seen my sister? Um, I think she went
to go tinkle? BENNY:
And we’re back. Quiet on set, quiet on set. All right, here we go. Five, four, three… -(applause)
-Look out, it’s The Honey Cone. Sho’ nuff rack ’em back
and that ain’t fiction, baby. It’s a natural fact. (“Want Ads” by Honey Cone plays) ♪ Wanted, young man… ♪ Benny, I don’t want dancers
in my shot during the intro. Yes, sir. I’ll reset the marks. ♪ Experience in love preferred ♪ ♪ But we’ll accept ♪ ♪ A young trainee ♪ ♪ Oh ♪ ♪ I’m gonna put it
in the want ads ♪ ♪ I need a love that’s true ♪ Don. This is Frank Asher of TWA. Tyler Hodge,
Corning Kitchenware. And Mr. Dave Bryant. He’s from Coke. (Pammy giggling) Girl, this is the craziest thing
I’ve ever been part of. Glad you guys could come by. -Hope it won’t be the last time.
-Hey, I’ll tell you what, this is amazing. I mean, just as Brooks promised.Bandstandfor coloreds. First time ever. And look at that. It’s just a sea of blackness. ♪ This girl’s in misery ♪ ♪ Gonna put it in the want ads ♪ ♪ Ha, somebody rescue me… ♪ Man, don’t you just love it? -Brooks.
-Yes, sir? Take care of these boys. Uh-huh. Anything they want. Aye aye, captain.
What do you say we -get another drink, huh, boys?
-Hey, I’ll drink to that. Sure could use another scotch. ♪ Never by my side ♪ ♪ He’s either playing cards ♪ ♪ Or drinking at the bar ♪ (faintly):
♪ He thinks that I’m a fool ♪ ♪ I’m going
to the evening news ♪ ♪ Gonna put it in… ♪ Tessa. We need the dancers
in place for the Scramble Board. Anyone got eyes
on Kendall and Simone? Fresh and I can handle
the board. Okay. Benny. Flo and Fresh
got the board. -All right.
-Come on. (grunts softly) Somebody please get me
out of here– hello? Simone, what are you doing… I’m gonna kill that scag. ♪ The love machine ♪ ♪ When you turnin’ me on ♪ ♪ Ooh, yeah, ooh… ♪ What’s wrong with you
locking me in that room? Girl, if you don’t
get out of my face before I stomp a mudhole -in your ass…
-I’d like to see you try. -Do it.
-What’s all this about? -(overlapping arguing)
-Cut. No, no, no, Rob. We don’t cut. SIMONE:
She took me in the back and tried to lock me
in the closet. FLO: If she got stuck in there,
that’s on her. (arguing continues) Hey! Hey! Hey! What the hell is going on here? I don’t know where
you think you are, but this ain’t the hood;
you don’t rumble on my set. -Flo tried to lock me in…
-I don’t give a damn what she tried to do. Every time that camera stops,
it costs me $1,000. Do either of you have $1,000? You make a mistake,
you keep dancing. You break an ankle,
you keep dancing. I don’t care if you have to piss
your pants, you keep dancing. We will cut around it,
are we clear? Are we clear?! -Yes.
-Yes, Mr. Cornelius. Good. Take it from the top. BENNY:
And we’re back. Cue the music. (music resumes)