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"Soul Cities" - VH1-Soul Music Series hosted by Nelson George

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    This show films Nelson George as he travels to various cities and studies the culture of music, food, etc. If you get a chance, check out the show that visited "Chicago". Nelson gives Rob props and mentions him in the same breath as Curtis Mayfield. Nelson says that anyone who writes "Trapped in the Closet" is a mad genius. The show was very interesting. Here's how VH-1 sums up the episode. . .

    - VH1 Soul’s latest show is getting lots of buzz because it’s so much fun to follow host Nelson George as he moves through America, celebrating the specifics of the African-American culture. There’s lots of black history in each metropolis he visits; seems like every time he plants his flag in a new spot, there’s some learning going on. This week George and team hits Chicago. He clues us in on the town’s Haitian founder, the migration of southern blacks during the mid-20th century, and drops us off at the Negro Leagues Cafe in the Bronzville neighborhood. The restaurant celebrates the historic achievements of black baseball while serving up collard greens and mac ‘n’ cheese. George also roams from Hyde Park (Barack Obama’s turf) to Michigan Avenue (and its Chicago Defender offices, founded by John H. Sengstacke). Other interviews include singer LaLah Hathaway, who says she’s rather sun bathe on the shores of Lake Michigan than the Pacific Ocean. He also samples soul food at Army & Lou’s, and tries to make a deep dish pizza. House music, blues, Chi-town stepping, and Nelson’s tribute to Curtis Mayfield all make this episode a must-see. Check Soul Cities every Tuesday at 9 pm ET on VH1 Soul. Watch our play list of artists who hail from the Windy City. Check Nelson George’s Facebook page for photos from the Chicago episode. After the jump is a full list of all the spots visited in Chicago. HISTORIC SITES TO VISIT: Train station, Bronzeville section 16 E 35th St Chicago, IL 60616 The Defender Newspaper (John H.H. Sengstake Street) 2400 S Michigan Ave Chicago, IL Negro League Café 301 E 43rd St Chicago, IL Harpo Productions (Kenwood neighborhood [home to Muhammad Ali, Barack Obama]) 1058 W Washington Blvd Chicago, IL Barack Obama’s home 5046 S. Greenwood Ave Chicago,IL 60615 Affina Hotel 166 E Superior St Chicago, IL LOCAL FLAVORS: Army & Lou’s Restaurant 422 E 75th St Chicago, IL 60619 Giordano’s Pizzeria 730 N Rush St Chicago, IL 60611 Regal Theater 1645 E 79th St Chicago, IL MUSIC OF THE CITY: Keith Hubbard’s Steppin’ Studio 4434 S Lake Park Ave Chicago, IL 60653 V103 Radio Station 233 N Michigan Ave Chicago, IL 60601 Sonotheque nightclub 1444 W Chicago Ave Chicago, IL 60622 Mr. Peabody’s Record Shop 11832 S Western Ave Chicago, IL 60643

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    great find and i agree with what nelson george said.

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    Nice read. Thanx for posting redemption. A lil bit off topic, but...Thanks to Obama, SouthSide is now a famous area name worldwide. Whenever I see it on papers, I automatically think of Kellz.

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    Right On!!! Nelson George is very cool.

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    Very nice read. I'd love to watch this.

    Thank you for posting, redemption. Hidden Content

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    Nelson George is one of my favourite music historians. He knows his stuff. Get "The Death of Rhythm & Blues". It's a fantastic read.

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