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got in touch with me recently about his upcoming book about Soul Train ...
Question: What are you up to now?
Crystal: I am Nana Cryss to my adorable grandkids, Julian (6) and Simone (17 months) ¨Family first." I work in the field of litigation and have been a California Notary Public since 1987. I have been an ASCAP songwriter since 1980, and stay active with music collaborations. I have been a couture jewelry designer for CrystalsCrystals.com since 2003 and I am always designing jewelry. I am a big music listener. I enjoy my You Tube music hub Rhythm Channel One, which features a Classic Soul Train Playlist, and my long-playing mixes on MySpace, as well as my Soundcloud stream. During the late 80s and 90s I produced several music and dance programs which aired on local cable television in Los Angeles, California.
Question: Do you perform professionally?
Answer: No. My interests in music are #1 enjoyment, and of course songwriting and I know a bit about music publishing.
Question: How do your Soul Train years still impact your life?
Answer: Pride. Health. Don's acceptance and kindness. Since moving on from Soul Train in 1989 I have had an active life. As for how Soul Train impacts my life these days I am still recognized almost on a daily basis, (Love, Peace and Soul!) and it is a pleasure to experience the kindness and love Soul Train fans still have. Their memories are fresh, they have favorite shows, dances, clothing, favorite memories. It feels like there is just as much love today for Soul Train as there was in 1976 when I got there - officially. I feel pride when I am recognized, pride when I see the show, pride when people boast about me, and ask me to sign autographs, and I too am a fan of Soul Train. I enjoyed dancing on the show. I will always be appreciative, grateful and respectful of the blessing of a lifetime it was for me to get on Soul Train let along become a featured regular dancer.
Health - the dancing put me on a track to stay active, stay inspired. I have not changed much since leaving the show in 1989, I still dance frequently, on occasion for my productions - on my stage - but all of the dancing those years was GREAT for my health. Happily, today I can chase down my grandkids and enjoy sharing the fun and beauty of music and dancing with them, I know more than ever now that health surely is wealth.
The acceptance, kindness, loyalty of Don Cornelius ¡ Don Cornelius showed many of the dancers acceptance, kindness, support and loyalty through the years, I am very grateful for the personal kindness, acceptance and loyalty he showed me for so long (13 seasons), and how allowing me to remain on his show in the very featured way I did for so long impacted my life in positive ways. Having a show as fun and exciting as Soul Train to be a part of was a fantastic bolster for self-esteem and that confidence and satisfaction is part of who I am today. I felt loyalty was more than a word to Don; there were other dance shows shooting in California, Don used to talk to the dancers about loyalty early on (in speeches!) so it was valued. He kept it real. And everyone was kind of hand-picked, as his show was had many custom markings, most things about it were tailored and every show had basically the same format but hand-picked content, right down to dance shots, he had a great sense of what he (and his audience) would enjoy. I really understood what a great producer he was and how he micro-managed the show when I would hear him and Chuck talking about which dancers to shoot on certain songs. Chuck Johnson knew what he liked in dancers, and Don was a music man from way back, so that dynamic was happening, a show within a show. I know it didn't hurt that he genuinely liked my dancing but he also knew I grew up for many years in the projects in Chicago, he knew about life, and he kept me in the pack I believe because I was a good dancer, I was triple loyal, and I sensed he recognized it was a blessing that I had made my way out of that walk in life all the way to California where I could have a chance to become a Soul Train dancer. I respect how he built his crew and then he didn't change. For years and years and years he made sure we all had our spots and that loyalty impacted many, many lives. Especially for the featured dancers, I felt I was part of the cast of the show so to speak, so I had an audience that tuned in to see me. I had the feeling always that I was part of something special being a Soul Train dancer, it was fun. Chuck Johnson giving me an opportunity to audition, and Don accepting me and giving me a chance. Don kept the nucleus of the regulars in the mix, like family, and new dancers came (and went) all the time on Soul Train yet it didnn't affect the loyalty.
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