Tonight we climb aboard the soul train.
For all those who requested it we kick off with The O’Jays
and “Love Train” (a live performance from the Philadelphia
All Stars’ “Clean Up The Ghetto” gig).
Then a MadPriest choice. “Come On Train” by Don Thomas
(a track that always got me out on the floor at an allnighter).
Third up is “Destination Anywhere” by The Marvelletes as
requested by The Deacon’s Wife.
And, as a special bonus, one of the most requested songs
and on video to boot. Gladys Knight and the Pips
performing “Midnight Train To Georgia” on Top Of The Pops
back in 1976. I remember watching this at the time and
being absolutely bowled over how Gladys outperformed
every other act I’d ever seen on that programme, simply
by moving a few muscles in her face and jiggling a bit
from side to side. Gladys is Diva.
British soul fans pretty much all agree that was the finest
moment ever on British TV and one of Gladys Knight’s
greatest performances. Go on, admit it, we’re right,
any white people in the audience on Soul Train?