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Hello, Thank you for stopping by our listing. You are viewing an incredible 18 DVD set from the Soul Train Music Awards. This is rare and the quality is ok. On Some of the we only captured either half of the show or missed a few minutes. It should be listed next to each disc. Please make sure your players are compatible with DVDr- and or DVDr+. This is very important.

Disc 1 1987 - 1st Annual Soul Train Music Awards Monday, March 23, 1987 at the Musical Performances By: Cameo (Partial performance), LL Cool J, Whitney Houston, Luther Vandross, Dionne Warwick, Al Jarreau, Run DMC, Stevie Wonder, George Benson, Paul Jackson, Bob James, Carlos Vega, Freddie Washington, Paulino Da Costa, David Sanborn, George Duke, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Andrae Crouch, Sandra Crouch, Shirley Caesar, Tramaine Hawkins, Edwin Hawkins, The Williams Brothers, Cissy Houston, The Winans

Disc 2 1988 - 2nd Annual Soul Train Music Awards Wednesday, March 30, 1988 at the Musical Performances By: Alexander O’Neal, Natalie Cole, Kool Moe Dee, The Whispers, Smokey Robinson, LL Cool J, Hiroshima, George Duke, Chaka Khan, Stephanie Mills, Angela Winbush, Ronald Isley, Dionne Warwick, Howard Hewett, Patti LaBelle, Edwin Hawkins Singers, Gladys Knight & The Pips

Disc 3 1989 - 3rd Annual Soul Train Music Awards Missing last 20min. Length is about 1hr 20min Only Some of the performers perform on this disc. Wednesday, April 12, 1989 at the Musical Performances By: Ashford & Simpson, Sheena Easton, Levert, Heavy D & The Boyz, Bobby Brown, Patti LaBelle, Dionne Warwick, Rob Base, New Edition, Shirley Caesar, The Clark Sisters, Thelma Houston, Bebe & Cece Winans, Vickie Winans, The Winans

Disc 4 1990 - 4th Annual Soul Train Music Awards (Quality is ok not the best) Wednesday, March 14, 1990 at the Musical Performances By: Regina Belle, Big Daddy Kane, Bobby Brown, Tevin Campbell, El Debarge, James Ingram, Milli Vanilli, Teddy Riley, Soul II Soul, Al B Sure, Jody Watley, Barry White, The Winans, Dionne Warwick, Luther Vandross, Patti LaBelle, Stevie Wonder, The Popcorn Kids Choir

Disc 5 1991 - 5th Annual Soul Train Music Awards (Only 1 Hour of the show. Cuts off after the Smokey Tribute) Tuesday, March 12, 1991 at the Musical Performances By: Bell Biv DeVoe, En Vogue, Johnny Gill, Gladys Knight, LL Cool J, MC Hammer, Najee, Teddy Pendergrass, Ralph Tresvant, Luther Vandross, Patti LaBelle, Dionne Warwick

Disc 6 1992 - 6th Annual Soul Train Music Awards Tuesday, March 10, 1992 at the Musical Performances By: Michael Bivins, Boyz II Men, MC Brains, Color Me Badd, Lisa Fischer, Rosie Gaines, Heavy D & The Boyz, Jodeci Patti LaBelle, Stephanie Mills, Naughty By Nature, Public Enemy, Luther Vandross, Vanessa Williams, Bebe & Cece Winans

Disc 7 1993 - 7th Annual Soul Train Music Awards Missing last 20 minutes of the show. Only some of the performers perform that are listed below. Tuesday, March 9, 1993 Musical Performances By: Arrested Development, Mary J Blige, Boyz II Men, Commissioned, En Vogue, Michael Jackson, Chaka Khan, Cece Peniston, TLC

Disc 8 1995 - 9th Annual Soul Train Music Awards Missing last few minutes of the show. Cuts off after Anita Wins Album award Monday, March 13, 1995 Musical Performances By: Boyz II Men, Brandy, Herbie Hancock, Anita Baker, Babyface, Blackstreet, Warren G, Patti LaBelle, Tanya Blount, Gerald Levert, Eddie Levert

Disc 9 1996 - 10th Annual Soul Train Music Awards Monday, March 29, 1996 Musical Performances By: LL Cool J, TLC, Anita Baker, Mary J. Blige, Notorius B.I.G., Faith Evans, Yolanda Adams, Brandy, Ronald Isley, Rachelle Ferrell, Peabo Bryson, Tamia, Patti LaBelle

Disc 10 1997 - 11th Annual Soul Train Music Awards Beginning comes in with Isley Brothers performing and the ending cuts off few minutes early. Friday, March 7, 1997 Musical Performances By: Isley Brothers, EnVogue, BLACKstreet, Mint Condition, Maxwell, Keith Sweat, Gladys Knight, The Fugees, Mary J Blige

Disc 11 1999 - 13th Annual Soul Train Music Awards Friday, March 26, 1999 Musical Performances By: Deborah Cox, El Debarge, Kirk Franklin & The Nu Nation, Johnny Gill, Dru HIll, Lauryn Hill, Whitney Houston, R. Kelly, Kenny Lattimore, Monica, Kelly Price f/Da Brat, Busta Rhymes

Disc 12 1995 - 1st Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards Sunday, August 6, 1995 Musical Performances By: Queen Latifah, Naughty By Nature, Mary J. Blige, Brandy, CeCe Winans, Da Brat, Brownstone, Monica, Brian McKnight, Gladys Knight

Disc 13 Soul Train 25th Anniversary Hall of Fame Special: Arsenio Hall is the host, Stevie Wonder performs, Diana Ross tribute and then she performs; Debbie Allen, Rosie Perez and Robert Townsend speak, Al Green performs, Patti LaBelle tribute and then she performs “Forever Young” M.C. Hammer performs; Jasmine Guy and Tisha Campbell speak; they show old clips of: Aretha Franklin, Prince, Janet Jackson, Anita Baker, Barry White, Cameo, Toni Braxton, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson; Diana Ross returns to perform again; old clips of Marvin Gaye, Whitney Houston speaks, Bill Clinton speaks, Michael Jackson tribute and then he performs two songs, the second one after the break; Stevie Wonder closes the show

Disc 14 2009 Soul Train Awards hosted by Taraji P. Henson and actor Terrence Howard. The show was very entertaining for the most part with highlights that included a Charlie Wilson tribute by Keith Sweat, Ginuwine, Raheem DeVaughn, Brian McKnight & Kandi (duet) and a performance by Erykah Badu, Chaka Khan and Fantasia. There seem to be a generation gap in the audience as the older performers like Johnny Gill, Chico Debarge, & Boys 2 Men brought the audience to their feet while the reception for younger performers like Keri Hilson, Mario, Trey Songz & Raheem DeVaughn also performed. R&B singer Chrisette Michelle sang “Blame It On” me which ended in a standing ovation. Another notable highlight was the show opener was the show opener. Toni Braxton and Trey Songz sang their duet “Yesterday”.

Disc 15 The 2010 Soul Train Music Awards opened with a show-opening performance by R. Kelly, who sang hits and paid tribute to Anita Baker and Ron Isley. Kelly sang hit classics such as “Bump N’ Grind,” “Your Body is Callin,” “When a Woman’s Fed Up,” “Happy People,” and “When a Woman Loves.” It was good to see Kelly give a good performance. The award show took place at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center in Atlanta, GA. Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson hosted the star-studded show. Other great performances included Erykah Badu singing her hit “Window Seat,” Cee-Lo performing “F--- You,” and Ne-Yo belting out “Champagne Life" and "One in a Million.” Anita Baker was given the Centric Legend Award with a tribute from Goapele, Chrisette Michele, Tamia, Faith Evans, Kem, Rachelle Ferrell, Lalah Hathaway, and last but not least, Dionne Farris. After Baker, Ron Isley was next to be given a tribute. Eric Benet, El DeBarge, Freddie Jackson, Jeffrey Osbourne, Peabo Bryson and Keyshia Cole paid homage to Isley. The big winners at the show were Alicia Keys, who won Record of the Year for “Unthinkable,” Usher, who won Album of the Year for Raymond vs. Raymond, and B.O.B, who received Song of the Year for “Nothin’ on You.” Trey Songz and Usher tied for Best Male R&B/Soul Artist. Best Female Artist went to Alicia Keys, and Melanie Fiona won Best New Artist. A hilarious part of the show was when CNN’s Wolf Blitzer was on stage and did his rendition of the “dougie” dance that got everyone on their feet.

Disc 16 2011

It was a night filled with love, peace, and soul. That can only mean one thing: The 2011 Soul Train Awards, still going strong after 40 years!

For those who missed it or just want to recap the experience, look no further!

Host Cedric the Entertainer made his grand entrance to the stage a la Soul Train line (of course!), followed by various dance moves (pop-locking, the robot, the stanky leg). His intro, followed by heavy gasps, let us know we were in for a good night. Naturally, the comedian kept us laughing throughout the entire show.

So what about the performances? There were so many who did their thing – Melanie Fiona, Robin Thicke, Joe, Mary Mary, Miguel, Keith Sweat, Eric Benet, Tamar Braxton, Musiq Soulchild, Chrisette Michele, and more.

The tribute to Gladys Knight, featuring Tamar Braxton, Chrisette Michele, Marsha Ambrosius, Mary Mary, and Natalie Cole, truly showed us the legacy of this brilliant woman. The legendary singer sat in her seat, smiling and encouraging the performers. She appeared extraordinarily touched by the tribute. As she accepted the award, Ms. Knight’s speech reminded us why she is truly the epitome of class! “I have received awards over the years…but this one here is closest to my heart because it comes from my people.”

Something has come over Common! He’s definitely known as a conscious rapper, but his performance of “Blue Sky” with Marsha Ambrosius was…different.

Passion on top of passion brewed within the rapper’s voice. “Immortal view of a star doing what I’m born to do / I see the blue sky, say the Lord’s coming through”. Marsha’s soulful chorus was the perfect compliment to Common’s ardent rhymes. This was definitely the rapper’s story. It was his story of pursuing his dreams, and honestly, what better place to bear your soul than the Soul Train Awards?

Remember when Cee-Lo Green was one-fourth of the iconic rap group, Goodie Mob? He’s come a long way since then. Truth be told, he obviously doesn’t care who calls him “eccentric” as he donned a white suit with fringes. The man is actually a visionary! His performance of “Fool for You” with Melanie Fiona was no exception. It was the essence of poignant! Cee-Lo and Melanie’s voices blended beautifully. Holding hands, they sang the heck out of that song as the back-up singers twirled in their fur mini-dresses and snowflakes fell upon the audience. What a soulful performance!

Jill Scott, aka “Jilly from Philly”, has come a long way both physically (she looks great!) and professionally. The soulful singer won the award for Best Female R&B/Soul. Upon her acceptance, she thanked her fans, associates, and of course, Philly.

One of the most memorable moments of the night was the Heavy-D Tribute. We lost the legendary hip-hop pioneer just last month. Rather than recall his untimely death, it was a time to celebrate Heavy D’s life and legacy.

The hip-hop community came together as Doug E. Fresh, Kurtis Blow, Big Daddy Kane, Whodini, Naughty by Nature, and Goodie Mob performed a medley of Heavy’s hits. The audience was on their feet as they lit up the room. As “Nuttin’ But Love” came to a close, Heavy D’s final tweet “Be Inspired” was displayed in the background.

What a night of unity and love of music! The Soul Train Awards are definitely like no other. It brings the perfect balance of new-school artists respectfully blending with their old-school pioneers.

2011 Soul Train Awards Winners

Best Dressed: Keri Hilson ;-)

(We keep it positive here. There is no worst dressed voting.)

Best New Artist – Miguel

Centric Award – Raphael Saddiq

Best Male R&B/Soul Artist – Cee-Lo Green

Best Female R&B/Soul Artist – Jill Scott

Best Gospel Performance – Mary Mary, “Walking”

Album of the Year –Chris Brown, F.A.M.E.

Disc 17 2012
The Soul Train Awards 2012 was the first time in the 25-year history of the ceremony that it was without its creator, Don Cornelius. For that reason, this year's edition, which was taped at the Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas

Hosted by Cedric the Entertainer with the incredibly on-point house band held down by musical director Raphael Saadiq, the awards (see the full list of winners here) kicked off with a very Vegas-style medley of classics. Anthony Hamilton performed Bill Withers' "Lovely Day," Leah LaBelle channeled the silky soul of Teena Marie with a cover of "Square Biz" and Fantasia paid r-e-s-p-e-c-t to Aretha Franklin with an inspired performance of "Don't Play That Song for Me." Meanwhile, Charlie Wilson, who didn't need anyone to pay homage to his Gap Band legacy because he is still a relevant artist today, brought it home with "Outstanding."

Claudia Jordan and Gary Owen introduced Ne-Yo, but not before Owen delivered an awkward Soul Train "white-history moment" when he announced the obvious: that Teena Marie was, in fact, a white woman. Afterward, Ne-Yo, who doubles as Motown's senior vice president of A&R, rocked the stage as he performed "Let Me Love You," a cut from his recently released R.E.D. album.

Cornelius' son, Tony Cornelius, was the next presenter as he reflected on his late father and introduced a loving tribute with Soul Train dancers honoring the different eras of dance. Knowing how much influence the series had on the art of dance for more than 30 years, the Fatima Robinson-choreographed performance was fitting and heartfelt. The dancers encompassed the moves upon which we can all reminisce as they grooved to Guy's "Groove Me," got busy to BBD's "Poison" and punctuated their set by paying homage to the King of Pop, Michael Jackson.

Keyshia Cole showed why she's one of soul music's biggest talents, singing cuts from her new album, Woman to Woman, including "Enough of No Love." X Factor winner Marcus Canty followed with a serviceable rendition of Luther Vandross' "Never Too Much" before perhaps one of the bigger surprises of the evening.

Tyrese won Song of the Year for his independently released song "Stay" from his No. 1 album Open Invitation. The track was an overwhelming underdog in a category with other nominees that included John Legend's "Tonight (Best You Ever Had)," Trey Songz' "Heart Attack," Estelle's "Thank You," Usher's "Climax" and Wale's "Lotus Flower Bomb."

Even more surprising was the statement that Tyrese made with his acceptance speech as he took aim at the landscape of today's R&B landscape by calling it "insecure, since everyone is doing house and techno music." But on this night, as Tyrese exclaimed, "Real R&B is winning." He would later perform his award-winning single while fellow heartthrobs Tank and Ginuwine of the group TGT joined him onstage and made the ladies melt in their seats.

Performances by 2 Chainz, Elle Varner, Best Male R&B Artist winner Miguel and Ashford & Simpson Songwriter of the Year winner John Legend and others continued through the night -- with the best moments featuring old-school artists such as Cedric the Entertainer and Eddie Levert's lighthearted duet of "Casanova" and Charlie Wilson singing his hit "My Love Is All I Have."

The latter two performances helped build anticipation for the night's guests of honor, New Edition, who received a Lifetime Achievement Award. Emerging in the '80s, the Boston-bred group, made up of Ronnie DeVoe, Bobby Brown, Ricky Bell, Mike Bivins and Ralph Tresvant (and later Johnny Gill), helped redefine the concept of the "boy band." Music producer Jimmy Jam and former NBA great business mogul Earvin "Magic" Johnson introduced a video montage of all six members recalling the early days, their separate musical outings and being able to still rock stages some 30 years later. Then they hit the stage to a massive ovation. "Five hundred dollars and a VCR -- that was our first deal," Bell said.

Strangely enough, Bobby Brown delivered the most emotional speech as he thanked his fans and group mates for having his back through trying times. But he failed to mention his late ex-wife, Whitney Houston. Nevertheless, the speeches were all touching. Later in the show, the group performed some of their biggest hits, including "Candy Girl," "Mr. Telephone Man" and "If It Isn't Love," and fans young and old couldn't help getting out of their seats and singing along.
It was a long night, but the evening closed appropriately with an impromptu appearance by Jamie Foxx, along with a virtual Don Cornelius, and the presentation of the final act of the evening: the one and only Stevie Wonder. The legendary singer and surprise guest explained how Soul Train was a testing ground for "Superstition" and thanked Cornelius, the program and the fans for supporting him throughout his career.

It was a magical performance, as Wonder belted out "Superstition" and "Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours." During a revamped version of the latter, a photo montage of recently re-elected President Obama flashed on an elevated screen. Wonder inserted into the lyrics: "We got Barack for four more years."

Although Cornelius couldn't be there to witness the show, it wouldn't be a stretch to assume that he'd appreciate how the awards ceremony continues to feature some of the best in soul music.

Disc 18
Hippest Trip Of America Documentary

Updated 2/5/13