Don Cornelius created the hit TV series Soul Train in the 1970s, and over the years a number of popular singers and bands performed while the Soul Train dancers grooved right along. Here's a roundup of the ten best Soul Train performances hosted by Cornelius and his amazing afro.

1. When Soul Train started airing they didn't have the money to bring on big names, but Cornelius would often host performances by the up-and-coming soul singer Curtis Mayfield:

2. In 1974 the Jackson 5 were featured on Soul Train, performing their hit I Want You Back:

3. In '73 James Brown appeared on Soul Train for a longer set that featured several funk show-stoppers:

4. Aretha Franklin's music was often featured on the show. Here she is singing Rock Steady:

5. Famed soul duo Ike and Tina Turner perform I Want to Take You Higher:

6. KC and the Sunshing Band performing their disco hit That's the Way:

7. Kool and The Gang performing Funky Stuff in 1974:

8. The psychedlic funk band War played All Day Music in 1972:

9. The Commodores play their hit song Machine Gun:

10. Of course Soul Train wasn't just about amazing live music, it also featured the Soul Train Line Dance, in which each dancer got a chance to strut their stuff: