- Black Pop Icons: Where Are They Now?
- A BACKBEAT R&B EXCLUSIVE WITH ” LEGENDARY SOUL TRAIN DANCER CHERYL SONG” !
- Remember that Asian dancer on Soul Train?
Black Pop Icons: Where Are They Now?
Top 10 Female Soul Train Dancers of All Timewith your watch what half as long twice as bright watch how i met your mother season 5 episode 10
Below are a few excerpts from her Soul train interview…. Cheryl: The first time [on Soul Train] was scary. A lot of the Black dancers did not like the idea that a non-black person was dancing on the show. I remember I was placed on the risers and some of the dancers were jealous and I remember I was placed on the risers and some of the dancers were jealous and I thought they were going to jump me. I was called a high yellow bitch and others.
Chances are, you know exactly who I am referring to in the title without having to refer to the woman pictured on the left in the photo. If you are of a certain age, you likely remember Soul Train 's Cheryl Song , the woman whose hair I coveted so much I walked around the house in a yellow towel at times to recreate flowing tresses. She was not only a featured Soul Train dancer, but was a dancer in Rick James ' "Superfreak" video and also got assaulted with a kiss in the beginning of the "Beat It" video. Apparently, Cheryl also played a role in Michael Jackson learning how to moonwalk. Has all this nostalgia gotten you down? Don't fret.
Powered by WordPress. Still, we hardly ever missed a show and tried to mimic some of the dance moves. O n Soul Train we would always wait for the Asian lady with the long hair down to her knees to come down the Soul Train line. We hated really hard on her, mostly because of the exceptionally hard hair swinging even those of us with long hair were discouraged from shaking it. That and wrapping it around your ear were just not cool. Very Farrah Fawcett-ish-R.
Cheryl Song is a dancer synonymous with Soul Train. She certainly is the most memorable and represented a minority. Soul Train fans looked forward to seeing her along with the other dancers every Saturday morning. After that, she transitioned from the parks to the local, mostly Black high schools in Los Angeles. My high school friends knew I liked to dance, and one day we were outside and I saw a few of them talking and pointing to me.
A BACKBEAT R&B EXCLUSIVE WITH ” LEGENDARY SOUL TRAIN DANCER CHERYL SONG” !
Remember that Asian dancer on Soul Train?