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Season 01, Episode 01 Episode 1

S01 E01

Oct 2, 1971
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Episode 1 Oct 2, 1971 --Gladys Knight and the Pips performed ""Friendship Train"" and ""I Don't Wanna Do Wrong."" --Eddie Kendricks performed ""It's So Hard for Me to Say Goodbye"" and ""I Did It All For You."" --Honey Cone perfomed ""Stick-Up"" and ""Want Ads."" --Bobby Hutton performed ""You're My Only Reason.""

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Season 01, Episode 02 Charlie Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Band/ Carla Thomas/ General Crook

S01 E02

Oct 9, 1971
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Charlie Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Band/ Carla Thomas/ General Crook Oct 9, 1971 --Charlie Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Band ""Express Yourself"" and ""Your Love"" --Carla Thomas ""You Got a Cushion to Fall on"" --General Crook ""Do It for Me"" and ""What Time is It""

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Season 01, Episode 03 Chairmen of the Board/ Rufus Thomas/ Laura Lee

S01 E03

Oct 16, 1971
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Chairmen of the Board/ Rufus Thomas/ Laura Lee Oct 16, 1971 --Chairmen of the Board ""Give Me Just a little more Time"" and ""Hang on to a Memory"" --Rufus Thomas ""(Do the) Push and Pull"", ""Do the Funky Chicken"" and ""The World is Round"" --Laura Lee ""Women's Love Rights"" and ""Wedlock is Padlock""

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Season 01, Episode 04 Staple Singers/ Freda Payne

S01 E04

Oct 23, 1971
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Staple Singers/ Freda Payne Oct 23, 1971 --Staple Singers ""Express Yourself"" and ""Heavy Makes You Happy"" --Freda Payne ""Band of Gold"" and ""Bring the Boys Home""

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Season 01, Episode 05 Bill Withers/ Al Green/ Viola Wills

S01 E05

Oct 30, 1971
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Bill Withers/ Al Green/ Viola Wills Oct 30, 1971 --Bill Withers "Ain't No Sunshine" and "Grandma's Hands" --Al Green "I Can't Get Next to You" and "Tired of Being Alone" --Viola Wills "Sweetback"This episode introduced a staple of "Soul Train"- The Soul Train Line and its first song is "Respect Yourself" by the Staple Singers.

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Season 01, Episode 06 Lou Rawls/ The 100 Proof/ The Emotions

S01 E06

Nov 6, 1971
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Lou Rawls/ The 100 Proof/ The Emotions Nov 6, 1971 --Lou Rawls- ""Natural Man"" --The 100 Proof ""Somebody's Been Sleeping"", ""Driveway"" and ""One Man's Leftovers"" --The Emotions ""So I Can Love You"" and ""Show Me How""

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Season 01, Episode 07 Martha & the Vandellas/ The Intruders/ G.C. Cameron

S01 E07

Nov 13, 1971
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Martha & the Vandellas/ The Intruders/ G.C. Cameron Nov 13, 1971 Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - "Dancing In The Street", "Love Makes Me Do Foolish Things" and "Bless You." The Intruders - "I Bet He Don't Love You (Like I Love You)" & "Cowboys To Girls." G.C. Cameron - "Act Like A Shotgun."

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Season 01, Episode 08 Friends of Distinction/ Clarence Carter

S01 E08

Nov 20, 1971
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Friends of Distinction/ Clarence Carter Nov 20, 1971 --Friends of Distinction ""Grazing in the Grass"" and ""I Need You"" --Clarence Carter ""Patches""

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Season 01, Episode 09 Chambers Brothers/ The Five Stairsteps

S01 E09

Nov 27, 1971
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Chambers Brothers/ The Five Stairsteps Nov 27, 1971 Chambers Brothers - "Time Has Come Today", "Let's Do It Together" and "Funky" Five Stairsteps - "O-o-h Child" and "Didn't it Look So Easy"

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Season 01, Episode 10 Junior Walker & The All Stars/ Bobby Womack/ Thelma Houston

S01 E10

Dec 4, 1971
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Junior Walker & The All Stars/ Bobby Womack/ Thelma Houston Dec 4, 1971 --Jr. Walker & The All-Stars - ""Do That Shing-A-Ling"" (live) and ""These Eyes"" --Bobby Womack - ""Communication"" and ""That's the Way I Feel About 'Cha"" --Thelma Houston - ""I Want to Go Back There Again"" and ""Save The Country""

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Season 01, Episode 11 Jean Knight/ The Delfonics/ Maurice Jackson/ Ralphi Pagan

S01 E11

Dec 11, 1971
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Jean Knight/ The Delfonics/ Maurice Jackson/ Ralphi Pagan Dec 11, 1971 --Jean Knight ""Mr. Big Stuff"" --The Delfonics ""Didn't I Blow Your Mind This Time"" and ""Hey Love"" --Maurice Jackson ""Step By Step"" --Ralphi Pagan ""Make It With Me""

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Season 01, Episode 12 Chi-Lites/ Joe Tex/ The Originals

S01 E12

Dec 18, 1971
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Chi-Lites/ Joe Tex/ The Originals Dec 18, 1971 The Chi-Lites - "(For God's Sake) Give More Power to the People" and "Have You Seen Her?" The Originals - "The Bells." Joe Tex - "I Gotcha."

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Season 01, Episode 13 Gene Chandler/ Simtex & Wylie/ The Free Movement

S01 E13

Dec 25, 1971
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Gene Chandler/ Simtex & Wylie/ The Free Movement Dec 25, 1971 --Gene Chandler "Yes I'm Ready (If you Don't Let Go)" and "Stone Cold Love" --Simtex & Wylie "Got To get Over the Hump" --The Free Movement "I Found Someone" and "The Harder I Try"

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Season 01, Episode 14 B.B. King/ O.C. Smith/ Patrice Halloway

S01 E14

Jan 1, 1972
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B.B. King/ O.C. Smith/ Patrice Halloway Jan 1, 1972 --B.B. King ""Think it Over"" --O.C. Smith ""Little Green Apples"" and ""Help Me Make it Through the Night"" --Patrice Halloway ""Evidence"" and ""That's the Chance You Gotta Take""

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Season 01, Episode 15 Dennis Coffey/ Detroit Emeralds/ Jesse James

S01 E15

Jan 8, 1972
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Dennis Coffey/ Detroit Emeralds/ Jesse James Jan 8, 1972 --Dennis Coffey ""Scorpio"" --Detroit Emeralds ""Wear This Ring with Love"" and ""You Want it, You Got it"" --Jesse James ""I Need You Baby"" and ""At Last""

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Season 01, Episode 16 Little Richard/ Undisputed Truth/ Nolan F. Porter

S01 E16

Jan 15, 1972
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Little Richard/ Undisputed Truth/ Nolan F. Porter Jan 15, 1972 --Little Richard ""Freedom Blues"" and ""Greenwood Mississippi"" --Undisputed Truth ""Smiling Faces Sometimes"" and ""You Make Your Own Heaven and Hell Right Here on Earth""

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Season 01, Episode 17 Curtis Mayfield/ The Honey Cone/ The Persuaders

S01 E17

Jan 22, 1972
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Curtis Mayfield/ The Honey Cone/ The Persuaders Jan 22, 1972 --Curtis Mayfield ""Move on Up"" and ""Get Down"" --The Honey Cone ""Want Ads"" and ""One Monkey Don't Stop No Show"" --The Persuaders ""Thin Line Between Love and Hate"" and ""Love Gonna Pack Up""

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Season 01, Episode 18 The Impressions/ Mary Clayton/ The Three Degrees

S01 E18

Jan 29, 1972
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The Impressions/ Mary Clayton/ The Three Degrees Jan 29, 1972 --The Impressions ""Ain't Got Time"" and ""Love Me"" --Merry Clayton ""After All This Time"" --The Three Degrees ""There's So Much Love"", ""Maybe"" and ""Trade Winds""

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Season 01, Episode 19 The Dells/ Kim Weston/ Luther Ingram

S01 E19

Feb 5, 1972
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The Dells/ Kim Weston/ Luther Ingram Feb 5, 1972 --The Dells ""It's All Up to You"" and ""The Love We Had"" --Kim Weston ""Little By Little And Bit By Bit"" and ""If I Had it My Way"" --Luther Ingram ""Be Good to Me Baby"" and ""I'll Love You Until the End""

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Season 01, Episode 20 Jerry Butler & Brenda Lee/ Joe Tex/ Hodges, Smith, James & Crawford

S01 E20

Feb 12, 1972
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Jerry Butler & Brenda Lee/ Joe Tex/ Hodges, Smith, James & Crawford Feb 12, 1972 --Jerry Butler & Brenda Lee Eager ""Ain't Understanding Mellow"" --Jerry Butler ""Walk Easy my Son"" and ""How Did We Lose it Baby"" --Joe Tex ""I Gotcha"" and ""A Mother's Prayer"" --Hodges, Smith, James & Crawford ""Signal Your Intention""

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Season 01, Episode 21 Al Green/ The Whispers/ Denise LaSalle

S01 E21

Feb 19, 1972
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Al Green/ The Whispers/ Denise LaSalle Feb 19, 1972 Denise LaSalle - "Now Run and Tell That" and "Trapped By this Thing Called Love." Al Green - "Tired Of Being Alone" and "Let's Stay Together." The Whispers - "Can't Help But Love You" and "Seems Like I Gotta Do Wrong."

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Season 01, Episode 22 The Four Tops/ Jackie Wilson/ Kool & the Gang

S01 E22

Feb 26, 1972
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The Four Tops/ Jackie Wilson/ Kool & the Gang Feb 26, 1972 --The Four Tops "A Simple Game" and "MacArthur Park" --Jackie Wilson "Your Love Keeps Lifting me Higher and Higher" and "Love is Funny That Way" --Kool & the Gang "I Want to Take You Higher" and "Love The Life You Live"

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Season 01, Episode 23 Gladys Knight & the Pips/ The Ohio Players/ Garland Green

S01 E23

Mar 4, 1972
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Gladys Knight & the Pips/ The Ohio Players/ Garland Green Mar 4, 1972 --Gladys Knight & the Pips ""Make me the Woman That you Go Home to"" and ""I Don't Want to Do Wrong"" --The Ohio Players ""Got Pleasure"" and ""Pain"" --Garland Green ""Just My Way of Loving You"" and ""Plain and Simple Girl""

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Season 01, Episode 24 Rufus Thomas/ The Bar-Kays/ Laura Lee

S01 E24

Mar 11, 1972
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Rufus Thomas/ The Bar-Kays/ Laura Lee Mar 11, 1972 --Rufus Thomas ""Do the Funky Penguin"" and ""Breakdown"" --The Bar-Kays ""Son of Shaft"" --Laura Lee ""Rip Off"" and ""Since I Fell for You""

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Season 01, Episode 25 The Chi-Lites/ Edwin Starr/ James Gadsen

S01 E25

Mar 18, 1972
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The Chi-Lites/ Edwin Starr/ James Gadsen Mar 18, 1972 --The Chi-Lites ""Oh Girl"" and ""The Coldest days of My Life"" --Edwin Starr ""War"" and ""Double Agent O Soul""

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Season 01, Episode 26 Wilson Pickett/ Curtis Mayfield/ War

S01 E26

Mar 25, 1972
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Wilson Pickett/ Curtis Mayfield/ War Mar 25, 1972 Curtis Mayfield - "We Got To Have Peace" & "Get Down." War - "All Day Music" & "Slippin' Into Darkness." Wilson Pickett (performing live) - "Fire and Water," "I'm In Love" and "Don't Knock My Love."

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Season 01, Episode 27 Joe Tex/ Gloria Lynne/ Independents

S01 E27

Apr 1, 1972
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Joe Tex/ Gloria Lynne/ Independents Apr 1, 1972 --Joe Tex ""You Said a Bad Word"" --Gloria Lynne ""Watermelon Man"" and ""I Wish You Love"" --Independents ""Just as Long as You Need Me""

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Season 01, Episode 28 Lou Rawls/ Otis Clay/ Peaches

S01 E28

Apr 8, 1972
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Lou Rawls/ Otis Clay/ Peaches Apr 8, 1972 --Lou Rawls "His Song Shall be Sung" --Otis Clay "Trying to Live My Life without you" --Peaches “In My Heart” and “You Couldn’t Have Been Thinking About Me”

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Season 01, Episode 29 Isley Brothers/ Love Unlimited/ Millie Jackson

S01 E29

Apr 15, 1972
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Isley Brothers/ Love Unlimited/ Millie Jackson Apr 15, 1972 --The Isley Brothers - "Lay Away" and "Pop That Thang" --Love Unlimited - "Walkin' in the Rain (with the One I Love) and "Fragile (Handle With Care)" --Millie Jackson - "Ask Me What You Want" & "My Man, A Sweet Man"

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Season 01, Episode 30 Ike & Tina Turner/ Jerry Butler/ Brenda Lee Eager

S01 E30

Apr 22, 1972
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Ike & Tina Turner/ Jerry Butler/ Brenda Lee Eager Apr 22, 1972 --Ike & Tina Turner - "I Want To Take You Higher," "Feels Good" and "Proud Mary" --Jerry Butler and Brenda Lee Eager "Close to You" --Jerry Butler "I Only Have Eyes for You"

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