Don Cornelius remembered by Jimmy Jam
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"The biggest thing was exposure," Jam recalls. "I remember being a kid in Minneapolis, and my exposure to many of the acts -- even some of the acts that I've been fortunate enough later in life to work with -- was really by every Saturday morning, in our case, being able to turn on Soul Train. It literally brought a world that was very far removed from Minneapolis into our living rooms.
For him, this meant seeing African-American artists like Chaka Khan perform for the first time, but also exposure to crossover artists like Elton John and Hall & Oates. The entire segment is below:
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