We pay our respects to Soul Train creator and host Don Cornelius, who died Wednesday at the age of 75, by thanking him for making these great Texas music moments possible.

Sly and the Family Stone, apparently from June, 1974.
A truly epic, psychedelic version of “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)” from the Denton-born Rock and Roll Hall of Famer:

Johnnie Taylor.
“Why don’t we do that smash for the gang?” Don Cornelius smoothly suggests to the ‘Philosopher of Soul,’ who called Dallas home for many years and deejayed on KDKA:

Krayzie Bone & Chamillionaire
The Houston rapper’s 2006 Grammy winner and number one hit “Ridin,'” complete with a DJ Skrew namecheck:


Destiny’s Child
The original four-piece lineup when they were so young. This was in 1998, just after Don Cornelius stopped hosting the show himself, alas: