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Elton Is Among Those Saluting a Soul Music Veteran

Tuesday 22 November 2011 @ 16:20 - GMT

The 2011 Soul Train Awards recently were held at Atlanta's Fox Theatre and will be aired Sunday night, November 27, on BET and Centric, beginning 9 p.m. Eastern time.

The host was Cedric the Entertainer, who joked about being in Georgia.

Its good to be in the South. They sweet tea everything around here. I had a sweet tea martini last night, he said.

The performers included Robert Randolph, who appeared on Elton and Leon Russell's The Union, and others like Tamar Braxton, Keith Sweat and Morris Day, while  award recipients included Gladys Knight.

Gladys received a 2011 Legend Award, and received a tribute of video clips featuring Elton, Smokey Robinson and Marie Osmond.

Earth, Wind and Fire also got a ''Legend'' honour.