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My Cherie Amour

 
The Soul Train Gang was the first attempt by Don Cornelius to turn his hit television show into a multi-faceted entertainment empire.  The Gang was a collection of singers that Cornelius assembled along with partner Dick Griffey to launch the Soul Train label.   Relying primarily on arrangements by established professionals like Gene Page, the group performed a type of ensemble soul, with a hint of Philly influence. 

They had two charting singles: "Soul Train '75," which became the new theme to the show, and "Ooh Cha," both in 1975-76.  When the hits ran out, the Soul Train Gang disbanded, with some members joining Shalamar on the newly formed Solar Records, which Griffey had created out of the ashes of the Soul Train label. 

Soul Train Gang's Deepest Grooves

Don Cornelius Presents the Soul Train Gang (Soul Train, 1975)

The Soul Train Gang (RCA, 1977)

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