The performances at this year’s Soul Train Awards were nothing short of legendary.
The award ceremony featured the perfect mix of the old and the new, and the occasional fusion of both at the same time, making for a night of music accessible for every kind of music-lover.
You would be forgiven for thinking some of the older performers of the night had stumbled upon the fountain of youth; nailing complex choreography without missing even a single beat. Big Daddy Kane is one artist that deserves special recognition. Despite being close of 50 years of age he still got down -literally- during his performance of “Warm It Up, Kane” by doing the splits half way though a dance break, getting up as if it was nothing and jumping straight back onto the mic.
Gladys Knight, Ron Isley, and Chrisette Michele also led a rousing tribute to the great Dionne Warwick, performing many of her greatest hits – Including “Walk On By” and “That’s What Friends Are For.”
Bobby Caldwell also put the younger performers to shame with a perfect rendition of his song “What You Won’t Do.” Accompanied by Dave Koz on tenor sax, their performance was certainly something to behold. The audience knew every word, singing and dancing along to the familiar track. Although, if twitter is anything to go by, it was also interesting to see how many long-time Caldwell fans realized he represents the ‘blue-eyed’ side of soul for the first time last night.
Watch Bobby Caldwell perform ‘What You Won’t Do’ with Dave Koz below:
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