Remember The Pop Locking ‘Soul Train’ Dancer, Damita Jo? Found Her!
If you’re from the Old School, chances are you remember seeing Damita Jo Freeman pop locking and dominating the Soul Train dance floor back in the day. Her infamous Joe Tex and James Brown performances were crazy!
Damita Jo has a WHOLE LOT to say about some interesting facts we never knew, such as how she used to rebel against Don Cornelius and basically piss him off. She was also not afraid to take risks…even if it would cost her her job. never one to back down from taking risks. Check out excerpts from an interview she did with SoulTrain in recent years…
Damita Jo On What It Was Like Behind The Scenes Of “Soul Train” & Why Her Mom Called Cops On The Show
Damita: “The bathrooms at the studio were the dancers’ dressing rooms. We would have lunch at 12:00 with a box of chicken and only one Coke! We had nothing else to drink for the rest of the day! We only had one Coke and one drink of water. We couldn’t even use the phone in the studio. I had to call my mom to let her know that I would be getting home late because we had no idea when we were getting out of the studio, but me and the other dancers were told we were not allowed to use the phone. I told my mom about this when I got home and she called the cops and a cop came to the set the next day and explained to Don Cornelius that since most of the dancers were minors, we had to be able to use the phone to call our parents to notify them what time we would be home. So from that time on, we were allowed to use the phone. This all happened during my first weekend at Soul Train.”
SEE WHAT DAMITA JO LOOKS LIKE NOW WHAT ELSE SHE DID TO FURTHER PISS OFF CORNELIUS BACK THEN>>>
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