*It’s probably safe to say that no living soul on this planet has more passion for and knowledge of “Soul Train” than Questlove of The Roots.

The drummer, born Ahmir Thompson, is a living, breathing encyclopedia on the longtime syndicated series, and has now put all of that information to good use in an upcoming book titled, “Soul Train: The Music, Dance And Style Of A Generation.”

Quest, who says this book is “a dream come true,” has seen rare pictures from the show and watched all 1,117 episodes in preparation for the project.

In fact, he was about halfway through his binge viewing of the “hippest trip in America” when EURweb’s Lee Bailey got him on the phone in 2011.

“Soul Train: The Music, Dance And Style Of A Generation” will be released on Oct. 22.

From the publisher: The book reveals the remarkable story of the captivating program, and Questlove’s text is paired with more than 350 photographs of the show’s most memorable episodes and the larger-than-life characters who defined it: the great host Don Cornelius, the extraordinary musicians, and the people who lived the phenomenon from dance floor.


 Gladys Knight contributed a foreword to this incredible volume. Nick Cannon contributed the preface.