Soul Train: The Music, Dance, and Style of a Generation, by Morgan and John Smith

Why?

"I grew up watching Soul Train; every Saturday we had a standing appointment--it was the original must-see TV. Besides the brilliant musical performances, we all took copious style notes from the dancers in the audience--what they were wearing was as important to us viewers as the individuality of their dance moves. This book captures the energy of this moment in time, but also confirms the show's indelible imprint on our culture."
- Vanessa K. De Luca, Editor-in-Chief