The BEST Episodes of American Soul
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Apr 19, 2021
The story of entrepreneur Don Cornelius, who developed the Soul Train show, which rose to prominence in the 1970s.
#1 - Man Is First Destiny
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 5, 2019
Don risks everything to land an A-List performer in order to take Soul Train nationwide. While Tessa struggles to live up to Don's expectations, she discovers a new act that could be the next big thing.
#2 - Continuous Revolution In Progress
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 5, 2019
Don teams with an unlikely partner to save his Southern syndication; the Clarke family prepares for Joseph's homecoming from Vietnam; and JT finds himself in a bad spot after running into an old friend.
#3 - Lost & Found
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 12, 2019
An unexpected visitor forces Don to reevaluate his new life; the Clarke family tries to pick up the pieces after their devastating loss; and Patrick's loyalties are tested as the cop killer investigation heats up.
#5 - Fault Lines
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 26, 2019
Don has to save the show after a powerful earthquake almost brings the whole thing crashing down. Tessa has to make a choice between her career and the striking Soul Train dancers.
#7 - Nothing to Fear
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 12, 2019
Don takes legal matters into his own hands, the "Soul Train" dancers have a dangerous run-in, Simone and Kendall face a change in his plans, and JT's past catches up with him.
#8 - Nothing Ventured... Nothing Gained
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 19, 2019
When Dick Clark debuts a rival show, Don enlists the help of a renowned activist to take him down. JT makes a deal with the CRIPS in order to protect his family. Tessa auditions for a dance troupe and has a run-in with her past.
#11 - 1975
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired May 27, 2020
While Soul Train has grown in popularity. Don deal with the stress of success. Meanwhile, Gerald is extorted by a former accomplice who now works for the Mob, Ruby.