Rights to the historic thirty-five season running television series Soul Train have been picked up by Direct Holding Americas for a DVD release ! Soul Train, a staple in entertainment from 1971 – 2006, will likely be released in collection format with a number of vintage performances, including those of Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin and The Jackson 5 making the cut. While specific titles and releases have not been confirmed, the Soul Train collection spans decades and features four hosts including Don Cornelius, Shemar Moore, Mystro Clark and Dorian Gregory. The DVDs will be released under Time Life with a number of clips becoming available for outside licensing. In related news, sources close to Variety have confirmed that Soul Train has exclusive footage of the Jackson family accepting various Soul Train Music Awards as well as Michael Jackson’s induction into the Soul Train Hall of Fame. At this time it is unclear whether or not this footage will be featured on a DVD release or licensed to other content providers.
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