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Wattstax: The Living Word - Various Artists (Vinyl 2LP) * * *

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Wattstax: The Living Word - Various Artists (Vinyl 2LP) * * *

Wattstax: The Living Word - Various Artists (Vinyl 2LP) * * *

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50th Anniversary Gatefold Vinyl 2LP Reissue Cut from the Original Tapes by Chris Muth

In the summer of 1972, Stax Records had an idea that was larger than life. Stax's co-owner, Al Bell, had wanted to expand the soul label's West Coast presence and develop its Stax Films arm. The ideal way to do both was to stage the biggest soul concert in history – termed by one former staff member "the black Woodstock" – right in the center of South Central Los Angeles, a vast portion of which had been destroyed by fire in the Watts Riots. The concert, called Wattstax, proved a crowning moment for Stax as 112,000 people united at the Los Angeles Coliseum in a spirit of joy, pride and celebration. The resultant movie was a blockbuster and plays to this date in many music film festivals. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic Wattstax event, Craft Recordings reissues the original soundtrack album Wattstax: The Living Word on gatefold vinyl 2LP cut from the original tapes by Chris Muth. Featuring performances by Isaac Hayes, The Staple Singers, The Bar-Kays, Rufus Thomas, Carla Thomas, Albert King and more.

Highlights
  • Vinyl 2LP from Craft Recordings
  • 50th Anniversary of the iconic Wattstax even
  • Highlights from the Wattstax events at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum and the Summit Club
  • Cut from the original tapes by Chris Muth
  • Gatefold packaging
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  1. The Staple Singers - Oh La De Da (Live At Muscle Shoals Sound Studios)
  2. The Staple Singers - I Like The Things About You (Live At The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum / 1972)
  3. The Staple Singers - Respect Yourself (Live At The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum / 1972)
  4. The Staple Singers - I'll Take You There (Live At The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum / 1972)
  5. Eddie Floyd - Knock On Wood (Live At The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum / 1972)
  6. Eddie Floyd - Lay Your Loving On Me (Live At Muscle Shoals Sound Studios)
  7. Carla Thomas - I Like What You're Doing (To Me) (Live At The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum / 1972)
  8. Carla Thomas - Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes) (Live At The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum / 1972)
  9. Carla Thomas - I Have A God Who Loves (Live At The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum / 1972)
  10. Rufus Thomas - The Breakdown (Live At The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum / 1972)
  11. Rufus Thomas - Do The Funky Chicken (Live At The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum / 1972)
  12. Rufus Thomas - Do The Funky Penguin (Live At The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum / 1972)
  13. The Bar-Kays - Medley: Son Of Shaft / Feel It (Live At The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum / 1972)
  14. The Bar-Kays - I Can't Turn You Loose (Live At The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum / 1972)
  15. Albert King - Killing Floor (Live At The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum / 1972)
  16. Albert King - I'll Play The Blues For You (Live At The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum / 1972)
  17. Albert King - Angel Of Mercy (Live At The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum / 1972)
  18. The Soul Children - I Don't Know What This World Is Coming To (Live At The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum / 1972)
  19. The Soul Children - Hearsay (Live At The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum / 1972)
  20. Isaac Hayes - Ain't No Sunshine (Live At The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum / 1972)
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