The spectacular Soul:
was broadcast beginning in the late 1960s through the early 1970s, first on NY public TV and it had a brief national run too. It was one of the first African American variety shows of its kind, during, arguably, one of the richest eras for Black culture and politics and amazingly, hosted by Ellis Haizlip, an openly gay television and theatre producer. [Soul Sides]
Soul and Jazz performances that were mostly unseen are now being archived and put online by WNET 13 in New York. So far there are episodes with Tito Puente, Max Roach and others. This is the Roach episode with a great opening number by Bobby Heb (who?). These things are a blast to watch and the interviews are great. Man, this is gonna waist all my time today.