STAX RECORDS AND CRAFT RECORDINGS CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ICONIC WATTSTAX BENEFIT CONCERT WITH A FULL SUITE OF NEW RELEASES AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER TODAY

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SONY PICTURES TO RE-RELEASE 1973 MUSIC DOCUMENTARY WATTSTAX

AT PARTICIPATING ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE LOCATIONS ACROSS THE U.S.
 

New releases include Soul’d Out: The Complete Wattstax Collection (12-CD & Digital),

Wattstax: The Complete Concert (6-CD & 10-LP Formats), The Best of Wattstax (1-CD & Digital),

plus 2-LP reissues of original soundtrack releases Wattstax: The Living Word Volumes 1 & 2
 

Featuring legendary artists Isaac Hayes, The Staple Singers, Rufus Thomas, Johnnie Taylor,

Carla Thomas, The Bar-Kays, Kim Weston, Albert King, Eddie Floyd and many more!
 

Unreleased version of Isaac Hayes iconic “Theme From Shaft – Live at Wattstax”

available to stream/download now HERE

 

Los Angeles, CA (December 7, 2022) — Stax Records and Craft Recordings are proud to announce the release of multiple new titles paying homage to the iconic Wattstax Benefit Concert which took place at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on August 20th, 1972. Soul’d Out: The Complete Wattstax Collection, Wattstax: The Complete Concert, and The Best of Wattstax, plus 2-LP reissues of the original soundtrack albums Wattstax: The Living Word and The Living Word: Wattstax 2 will all be released on February 24 and are available for pre-order here today.

In celebration of the 1973 Columbia Pictures music documentary, Sony Pictures will re-release Wattstax at participating Alamo Drafthouse locations throughout the U.S. from February 24. To purchase tickets, click here.

Created in conjunction with the annual Watts Summer Festival to commemorate the seventh anniversary of the Watts uprising in Los Angeles, the Wattstax benefit concert was attended by more than 100,000 people. It featured performances from Stax Records’ most popular artists of the time, including, but not limited to, Isaac Hayes, The Staple Singers, Rufus Thomas, Carla Thomas and The Bar-Kays. These releases are the first complete audio collections of what Wattstax creator and then-President of Stax Records, Al Bell calls the most jubilant celebration of African American music, culture, and values in American history.”

Soul’d Out: The Complete Wattstax Collection is a 12-CD box set featuring the complete 1972 L.A. Memorial Coliseum concert plus recordings from the Summit Club, including 31 previously unreleased tracks across the collection.  These recordings are housed in a folio with a 76-page, full-color book featuring an introduction by Wattstax creator Al Bell, and new essays by Rob Bowman and A. Scott Galloway. A previously unreleased version of the iconic soul funk anthem “Theme From Shaftby the legendary Isaac Hayes from his headline set at Wattstax is available to stream and download here today.

Wattstax: The Complete Concert includes the full L.A. Memorial Coliseum concert and is available on both 6-CD and 10-LP formats. In addition to musical performances, it features all the speeches and other stage banter from the event, including event MC, the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s often referenced “I Am Somebody” speech. Both formats of this collection include the full-color book with introduction by Wattstax creator Al Bell, and essays by Rob Bowman and A. Scott Galloway that is also included in Soul’d Out: The Complete Wattstax Collection.

A 1-CD title, The Best of Wattstax, brings together a handpicked selection of twenty of the best musical performances from the Wattstax concert. Including performances by Isaac Hayes, The Staple Singers, The Bar-Kays, Kim Weston, Rufus Thomas, Carla Thomas, Albert King, Eddie Floyd and more, and serves as a great introduction to the event and the many iconic artists that it featured.

Newly cut from the original analog tapes, reissues of the two original soundtrack albums Wattstax: The Living Word and The Living Word: Wattstax 2—which feature highlights from the concert and subsequent documentary film—will also each be reissued on 2-LP formats on the same date.

On August 11, 1965, a 22-year-old Black man named Marquette Fry was pulled over by white police officers on suspicion of driving while intoxicated in the Watts community of Los Angeles, igniting the protests that would come to be known as the Watts Rebellion. This breaking point was spurred by the destitution of Watts residents, who had grown weary after decades of discrimination, lack of jobs with decent wages, and other forms of economic oppression, political isolation, poor schools, unfair housing practices, and the type of racial superiority that had long denied them their right to live happy, fulfilled lives.

In the South, during the same time, Stax Records President Al Bell witnessed angry white mobs, the intervention efforts of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, white children jumping out of school windows to avoid contact with the Black children, and the throwing of burning toilet paper on to the Black children.

In 1971, Bell set up a Stax satellite office in Los Angeles and regularly monitored the living situation in Watts and the positive changes in the community, or, more accurately, the lack thereof. It seemed the residents of Watts had lost all hope, like a people on the verge of suicide. They had resigned to accept the loss of the battle for basic acknowledgement and a fair quality of life. Bell knew something had to be done to change this and was certain that healing could be delivered through the power of music. Bell says, “I believed then that soul music is an art form born of the African American culture, and that Stax should support the people who supported us. I also wanted to garner more recognition for our roster of Southern Soul artists by taking them to Hollywood for a performance that no one would ever forget.”

The 2-LP soundtrack of the concert’s highlights Wattstax: The Living Word was released several months after the benefit concert, selling more than 500,000 copies just weeks after its release. This was followed in 1973 by the Mel Stuart-directed concert film Wattstax, which features Richard Pryor as host and went on to be nominated for a Golden Globe® award for Best Documentary in 1974. In 2020, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”

Click here to pre-order or pre-save Soul’d Out: The Complete Wattstax Collection on 12-CD and digital formats, Wattstax: The Complete Concert on 6-CD and 10-LP formats, The Best of Wattstax 1-CD and digital formats, plus 2-LP reissues of original soundtrack releases Wattstax: The Living Word Volumes 1 & 2, and head to StaxRecords.com for exclusive Wattstax merchandise.

 

 

Soul’d Out: The Complete Wattstax Collection Tracklist

12-CD & Digital

 

DISC 1

  1. Dale Warren & The Wattstax ’72 Orchestra – Salvation Symphony
  2. Kim Weston – The Star Spangled Banner*
  3. Tommy Jacquette & Jesse Jackson – Opening announcements
  4. Kim Weston – Lift Every Voice and Sing
  5. Melvin Van Peebles – We’re here to consecrate, not desecrate
  6. The Staple Singers – Heavy Makes You Happy (Sha-Na-Boom-Boom)
  7. The Staple Singers – Are You Sure
  8. The Staple Singers – I Like the Things About Me
  9. The Staple Singers – Respect Yourself
  10. The Staple Singers – I’ll Take You There

 

DISC 2

  1. Tommy Jacquette & Richard Roundtree – Wattstax Day proclamation
  2. Jimmy Jones – Somebody Bigger Than You and I
  3. Louise McCord – Better Get a Move On
  4. Deborah Manning – Precious Lord Take My Hand
  5. Eric Mercury – I Shall Not Be Moved*
  6. Freddie Robinson – At the Drive-In*
  7. Lee Sain – Them Hot Pants
  8. Ernie Hines – What Would I Do*
  9. Little Sonny – Wade in the Water
  10. William Bell – I Forgot to Be Your Lover
  11. The Newcomers – Pin the Tail on the Donkey
  12. Eddie Floyd – Knock on Wood
  13. The Temprees – Explain It to Her Mama
  14. Frederick Knight – I’ve Been Lonely for So Long
  15. The Golden 13 – Old Time Religion
  16. William Bell – Al Bell Award presentation
  17. The Rance Allen Group – Lying on the Truth
  18. The Rance Allen Group – Up Above My Head

 

DISC 3

  1. William Bell – David Porter introduction
  2. The David Porter Show – Introduction
  3. David Porter – Ain’t That Loving You (For More Reasons Than One)
  4. David Porter – Can’t See You When I Want To
  5. David Porter – Reach Out and Touch (Somebody’s Hand)
  6. William Bell – The Bar-Kays introduction
  7. The Bar-Kays – Son of Shaft/Feel It
  8. The Bar-Kays – In the Hole
  9. The Bar-Kays – I Can’t Turn You Loose
  10. William Bell – Tommy Tate introduction
  11. Tommy Tate – I Remember*
  12. William Bell – Please move back to the stands
  13. Tommy Tate – Help Me Love*
  14. Tommy Tate – School of Life*

 

DISC 4

  1. William Bell & John Kasandra – Carla Thomas introduction
  2. Carla Thomas – Pick Up the Pieces
  3. Carla Thomas – I Like What You’re Doing (To Me)
  4. Carla Thomas – B-A-B-Y
  5. Carla Thomas – Gee Whiz
  6. Carla Thomas – I Have a God Who Loves
  7. John KaSandra – Albert King introduction
  8. Albert King – Match Box Blues
  9. Albert King – Got to Be Some Changes Made
  10. Albert King – I’ll Play the Blues for You
  11. Albert King – Killing Floor
  12. Albert King – Angel of Mercy
  13. John KaSandra – Rufus Thomas introduction
  14. John KaSandra & Rufus Thomas – Rufus Thomas entrance
  15. Rufus Thomas – The Breakdown
  16. John KaSandra & Rufus Thomas – Kindly go back to your seats

 

DISC 5

  1. Rufus Thomas – Do the Funky Chicken
  2. Rufus Thomas – Do the Funky Penguin
  3. Jesse Jackson – I am, somebody
  4. The Soul Children – I Don’t Know What This World Is Coming To
  5. The Soul Children – Hearsay
  6. John KaSandra, Fred Williamson & Jesse Jackson – Let us stand and raise our fists together
  7. Billy Eckstine – If I Can Help Somebody*
  8. Billy Eckstine – There is a curfew here

 

DISC 6

  1. Jesse Jackson – Isaac Hayes introduction
  2. Isaac Hayes – Theme From Shaft (Version 1) *
  3. Isaac Hayes – Theme From Shaft (Version 2)
  4. Isaac Hayes – Soulsville
  5. Isaac Hayes – Never Can Say Goodbye
  6. Isaac Hayes – Part-Time Love*
  7. Isaac Hayes – Your Love Is So Doggone Good
  8. Isaac Hayes – Ain’t No Sunshine/Lonely Avenue
  9. Isaac Hayes – I Stand Accused
  10. Jesse Jackson – Let everybody stand and join hands
  11. Jimmy Jones – If I Had a Hammer

 

 

DISC 7: LIVE AT THE SUMMIT CLUB (September 23, 1972)

  1. Rufus Thomas – Rufus Thomas introduction*
  2. Rufus Thomas – Comedy Set*
  3. Rufus Thomas – Night Time Is the Right Time*

 

DISC 8: LIVE AT THE SUMMIT CLUB (September 23, 1972)

  1. Rufus Thomas – Johnnie Taylor introduction
  2. Johnnie Taylor – Take Care of Your Homework (Set 1)
  3. Johnnie Taylor – Little Bluebird (Set 1)
  4. Johnnie Taylor – Steal Away (Set 1)
  5. Johnnie Taylor – I Don’t Wanna Lose You (Set 1)
  6. Johnnie Taylor – Jody’s Got Your Girl and Gone (Set 1) *
  7. Johnnie Taylor – Who’s Making Love (Set 2)
  8. Johnnie Taylor – Hello Sundown (Set 2)
  9. Johnnie Taylor – Steal Away (Set 2)
  10. Johnnie Taylor – Stop Doggin’ Me (Set 2)
  11. Johnnie Taylor – Jody’s Got Your Girl and Gone (Set 2)

 

DISC 9: LIVE AT THE SUMMIT CLUB (September 29, 1972)

  1. Sons Of Slum – Think (About It) *
  2. Sons Of Slum – Respect*
  3. Sons Of Slum – The Man*
  4. Sons Of Slum – Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone/Dance to the Music/Music Lover/I Want to Take You Higher*
  5. The Emotions – So I Can Love You
  6. The Emotions – Blind Alley*
  7. The Emotions – Introductions
  8. The Emotions – Show Me How
  9. The Emotions – When Tomorrow Comes*
  10. The Emotions – I Could Never Be Happy*

 

DISC 10: LIVE AT THE SUMMIT CLUB (October 4, 1972)

  1. Little Milton – Open the Door to Your Heart
  2. Little Milton – Let Me Down Easy
  3. Little Milton – Grits Ain’t Groceries (All Around the World)
  4. Little Milton – Blind Man
  5. Little Milton – I Can’t Quit You Baby
  6. Little Milton – That’s What Love Will Make You Do
  7. Little Milton – Walking the Back Streets and Crying

 

DISC 11: LIVE AT THE SUMMIT CLUB (October 4, 1972)

  1. Mel & Tim – Introduction*
  2. Mel & Tim – Warm It Up*
  3. Mel & Tim – Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) *
  4. Mel & Tim – Groovy Situation*
  5. Mel & Tim – Good Guys Only Win in the Movies*
  6. Mel & Tim – Backfield in Motion/Starting All Over Again*
  7. Mel & Tim – Friendship Train*

 

DISC 12: ADDITIONAL RECORDINGS

  1. The Emotions – Peace Be Still (Rehearsal)*
  2. The Emotions – Peace Be Still (Take 1)*
  3. The Emotions – Peace Be Still (Take 2)
  4. Isaac Hayes – Rolling Down a Mountainside
  5. Isaac Hayes – Rolling Down a Mountainside (Alternate Version) *
  6. The Staple Singers – Oh La De Da
  7. Eddie Floyd – Lay Your Loving on Me
  8. The Dramatics – Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get
  9. Mel & Tim – I May Not Be What You Want
  10. Richard Pryor – Saturday Night/Blue Note, Backroom
  11. Richard Pryor – Arrest/Line-Up
  12. Richard Pryor – Niggers
  13. Richard Pryor – Negroes
  14. Richard Pryor – Handshake
  15. Richard Pryor – Wino Get a Job

* = Previously Unreleased

 

 

Wattstax: The Complete Concert Tracklist

10-LP

 

SIDE A

1.Dale Warren & The Wattstax ’72 Orchestra – Salvation Symphony

 

SIDE B

  1. Kim Weston – The Star Spangled Banner*
  2. Tommy Jacquette & Jesse Jackson – Opening announcements
  3. Kim Weston – Lift Every Voice and Sing
  4. Melvin Van Peebles – We’re here to consecrate, not desecrate

 

SIDE C

  1. The Staple Singers – Heavy Makes You Happy (Sha-Na-Boom-Boom)
  2. The Staple Singers – Are You Sure
  3. The Staple Singers – I Like the Things About Me
  4. The Staple Singers – Respect Yourself
  5. The Staple Singers – I’ll Take You There

 

SIDE D

  1. Tommy Jacquette & Richard Roundtree – Wattstax Day proclamation
  2. Jimmy Jones – Somebody Bigger Than You and I
  3. Louise McCord – Better Get a Move On
  4. Deborah Manning – Precious Lord Take My Hand

 

SIDE E

  1. Eric Mercury – I Shall Not Be Moved*
  2. Freddie Robinson – At the Drive-In*
  3. Lee Sain – Them Hot Pants
  4. Ernie Hines – What Would I Do*
  5. Little Sonny – Wade in the Water

 

SIDE F

  1. William Bell – I Forgot to Be Your Lover
  2. The Newcomers – Pin the Tail on the Donkey
  3. Eddie Floyd – Knock on Wood
  4. The Temprees – Explain It to Her Mama
  5. Frederick Knight – I’ve Been Lonely for So Long
  6. The Golden 13 – Old Time Religion

 

SIDE G

  1. William Bell – Al Bell Award presentation
  2. The Rance Allen Group – Lying on the Truth
  3. The Rance Allen Group – Up Above My Head
  4. William Bell – David Porter introduction

 

SIDE H

  1. The David Porter Show – Introduction
  2. David Porter – Ain’t That Loving You (For More Reasons Than One)
  3. David Porter – Can’t See You When I Want To
  4. David Porter – Reach Out and Touch (Somebody’s Hand)

 

SIDE I

  1. William Bell – The Bar-Kays Introduction
  2. The Bar-Kays – Son of Shaft/Feel It
  3. The Bar-Kays – In the Hole
  4. The Bar-Kays – I Can’t Turn You Loose

 

SIDE J

  1. William Bell – Tommy Tate introduction
  2. Tommy Tate – I Remember*
  3. William Bell – Please move back to the stands
  4. Tommy Tate – Help Me Love*
  5. Tommy Tate – School of Life*

 

SIDE K

  1. William Bell & John Kasandra – Carla Thomas introduction
  2. Carla Thomas – Pick Up the Pieces
  3. Carla Thomas – I Like What You’re Doing (To Me)
  4. Carla Thomas – B-A-B-Y
  5. Carla Thomas – Gee Whiz

 

SIDE L

  1. Carla Thomas – I Have a God Who Loves
  2. John KaSandra – Albert King introduction
  3. Albert King – Match Box Blues
  4. Albert King – Got to Be Some Changes Made
  5. Albert King – I’ll Play the Blues for You

 

SIDE M

  1. Albert King – Killing Floor
  2. Albert King – Angel of Mercy
  3. John KaSandra – Rufus Thomas introduction
  4. John KaSandra & Rufus Thomas – Rufus Thomas entrance
  5. Rufus Thomas – The Breakdown
  6. John KaSandra & Rufus Thomas – Kindly go back to your seats

 

SIDE N

  1. Rufus Thomas – Do the Funky Chicken
  2. Rufus Thomas – Do the Funky Penguin

 

SIDE O

  1. Jesse Jackson – I am, somebody
  2. The Soul Children – I Don’t Know What This World Is Coming To
  3. The Soul Children – Hearsay
  4. John KaSandra, Fred Williamson & Jesse Jackson – Let us stand and raise our fists together

 

SIDE P

  1. Billy Eckstine – If I Can Help Somebody*
  2. Billy Eckstine – There is a curfew here

 

SIDE Q

  1. Jesse Jackson – Isaac Hayes introduction
  2. Isaac Hayes – Theme From Shaft (Version 1)*
  3. Isaac Hayes – Theme From Shaft (Version 2)
  4. Isaac Hayes – Soulsville

 

SIDE R

  1. Isaac Hayes – Never Can Say Goodbye
  2. Isaac Hayes – Part-Time Love
  3. Isaac Hayes – Your Love Is So Doggone Good

 

SIDE S

  1. Isaac Hayes – Ain’t No Sunshine/Lonely Avenue

 

SIDE T

  1. Isaac Hayes – I Stand Accused
  2. Jesse Jackson – Let everybody stand and join hands
  3. Jimmy Jones – If I Had a Hammer

* = Previously Unreleased

Wattstax: The Complete Concert Tracklist
6-CD

DISC 1
1. Dale Warren & The Wattstax ’72 Orchestra – Salvation Symphony
2. Kim Weston – The Star Spangled Banner*
3. Tommy Jacquette & Jesse Jackson – Opening announcements
4. Kim Weston – Lift Every Voice and Sing
5. Melvin Van Peebles – We’re here to consecrate, not desecrate
6. The Staple Singers – Heavy Makes You Happy (Sha-Na-Boom-Boom)
7. The Staple Singers – Are You Sure
8. The Staple Singers – I Like the Things About Me
9. The Staple Singers – Respect Yourself
10. The Staple Singers – I’ll Take You There

DISC 2
1. Tommy Jacquette & Richard Roundtree – Wattstax Day proclamation
2. Jimmy Jones – Somebody Bigger Than You and I
3. Louise McCord – Better Get a Move On
4. Deborah Manning – Precious Lord Take My Hand
5. Eric Mercury – I Shall Not Be Moved*
6. Freddie Robinson – At the Drive-In*
7. Lee Sain – Them Hot Pants
8. Ernie Hines – What Would I Do*
9. Little Sonny – Wade in the Water
10. William Bell – I Forgot to Be Your Lover
11. The Newcomers – Pin the Tail on the Donkey
12. Eddie Floyd – Knock on Wood
13. The Temprees – Explain It to Her Mama
14. Frederick Knight – I’ve Been Lonely for So Long
15. The Golden 13 – Old Time Religion
16. William Bell – Al Bell Award presentation
17. The Rance Allen Group – Lying on the Truth
18. The Rance Allen Group – Up Above My Head

DISC 3
1. William Bell – David Porter introduction
2. The David Porter Show – Introduction
3. David Porter – Ain’t That Loving You (For More Reasons Than One)
4. David Porter – Can’t See You When I Want To
5. David Porter – Reach Out and Touch (Somebody’s Hand)
6. William Bell – The Bar-Kays introduction
7. The Bar-Kays – Son of Shaft/Feel It
8. The Bar-Kays – In the Hole
9. The Bar-Kays – I Can’t Turn You Loose
10. William Bell – Tommy Tate introduction
11. Tommy Tate – I Remember*
12. William Bell – Please move back to the stands
13. Tommy Tate – Help Me Love*
14. Tommy Tate – School of Life*

DISC 4
1. William Bell & John Kasandra – Carla Thomas introduction
2. Carla Thomas – Pick Up the Pieces
3. Carla Thomas – I Like What You’re Doing (To Me)
4. Carla Thomas – B-A-B-Y
5. Carla Thomas – Gee Whiz
6. Carla Thomas – I Have a God Who Loves
7. John KaSandra – Albert King introduction
8. Albert King – Match Box Blues
9. Albert King – Got to Be Some Changes Made
10. Albert King – I’ll Play the Blues for You
11. Albert King – Killing Floor
12. Albert King – Angel of Mercy
13. John KaSandra – Rufus Thomas introduction
14. John KaSandra & Rufus Thomas – Rufus Thomas entrance
15. Rufus Thomas – The Breakdown
16. John KaSandra & Rufus Thomas – Kindly go back to your seats

DISC 5
1. Rufus Thomas – Do the Funky Chicken
2. Rufus Thomas – Do the Funky Penguin
3. Jesse Jackson – I am, somebody
4. The Soul Children – I Don’t Know What This World Is Coming To
5. The Soul Children – Hearsay
6. John KaSandra, Fred Williamson & Jesse Jackson – Let us stand and raise our fists together
7. Billy Eckstine – If I Can Help Somebody*
8. Billy Eckstine – There is a curfew here

DISC 6
1. Jesse Jackson – Isaac Hayes introduction
2. Isaac Hayes – Theme From Shaft (Version 1)*
3. Isaac Hayes – Theme From Shaft (Version 2)
4. Isaac Hayes – Soulsville
5. Isaac Hayes – Never Can Say Goodbye
6. Isaac Hayes – Part-Time Love
7. Isaac Hayes – Your Love Is So Doggone Good
8. Isaac Hayes – Ain’t No Sunshine/Lonely Avenue
9. Isaac Hayes – I Stand Accused
10. Jesse Jackson – Let everybody stand and join hands
11. Jimmy Jones – If I Had a Hammer

* = Previously Unreleased

 

The Best of Wattstax Tracklist

1-CD & Digital

 

  1. Kim Weston – Lift Every Voice and Sing
  2. The Staple Singers – I’ll Take You There
  3. Louise McCord – Better Get a Move On
  4. Deborah Manning – Precious Lord Take My Hand
  5. Eric Mercury – I Shall Not Be Moved*
  6. Lee Sain – Them Hot Pants
  7. William Bell – I Forgot to Be Your Lover
  8. Eddie Floyd – Knock on Wood
  9. The Temprees – Explain It to Her Mama
  10. Frederick Knight – I’ve Been Lonely for So Long
  11. The Golden 13 – Old Time Religion
  12. The Rance Allen Group – Lying on the Truth
  13. David Porter – Ain’t That Loving You (For More Reasons Than One)
  14. The Bar-Kays – I Can’t Turn You Loose
  15. Carla Thomas – B-A-B-Y
  16. Albert King – I’ll Play the Blues for You
  17. Rufus Thomas – The Breakdown
  18. Jesse Jackson – I Am, Somebody
  19. The Soul Children – Hearsay
  20. Isaac Hayes – Theme From Shaft

 

* = Previously Unreleased

 

Wattstax: The Living Word Tracklist

2-LP

 

SIDE A

  1. The Staple Singers – Oh La De Da
  2. The Staple Singers – I Like The Things About Me

3 The Staple Singers – Respect Yourself

  1. The Staple Singers – I’ll Take You There
  2. Eddie Floyd – Knock on Wood
  3. Eddie Floyd – Lay Your Loving On Me Live

 

SIDE B

  1. Carla Thomas – I Like What You’re Doing (To Me)
  2. Carla Thomas – Gee Whiz
  3. Carla Thomas – I Have a God Who Loves
  4. Rufus Thomas – The Breakdown
  5. Rufus Thomas – Do The Funky Chicken
  6. Rufus Thomas – Do The Funky Penguin

 

SIDE C

  1. The Bar-Kays – Son of Shaft / Feel It
  2. The Bar-Kays – I Can’t Turn You Loose
  3. Albert King – Killing Floor
  4. Albert King – I’ll Play the Blues for You
  5. Albert King – Angel of Mercy

 

SIDE D

  1. The Soul Children – I Don’t Know What This World Is Coming To
  2. The Soul Children – Hearsay
  3. Isaac Hayes – Ain’t No Sunshine

 

 

The Living Word: Wattstax 2 Tracklist

2-LP

 

SIDE A

  1. Jessie Jackson – Introduction
  2. Kim Weston – Lift Every Voice and Sing
  3. The Rance Allen Group – Lying on the Truth
  4. Jimmy Jones – Someone Greater Than You And I
  5. The Golden 13 – Old Time Religion
  6. The Emotions – Peace Be Still

 

SIDE B

  1. Richard Pryor – Saturday Night
  2. Richard Pryor – Blue Note
  3. Richard Pryor – Back Room
  4. David Porter Show – Introduction
  5. David Porter Show – Ain’t That Loving You (For More Reasons Than One)
  6. David Porter Show – Can’t See You When I Want To
  7. David Porter Show – Reach Out and Touch (Somebody’s Hand)
  8. David Porter Show – Finale
  9. Richard Pryor – Arrest
  10. Richard Pryor – Line Up

 

SIDE C

  1. Johnnie Taylor Show – Introduction
  2. Johnnie Taylor Show – Steal Away
  3. Johnnie Taylor Show – Stop Doggin’ Me
  4. Johnnie Taylor Show – Jody’s Got Your Girl and Gone
  5. Little Milton – Walking the Back Streets and Crying

 

SIDE D

  1. Richard Pryor – Niggers
  2. The Emotions – Group Introduction
  3. The Emotions – So I Can Love You
  4. The Emotions – Show Me How
  5. Richard Pryor – Negroes
  6. The Dramatics – Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get
  7. Richard Pryor – Handshake
  8. Mel & Tim – I May Not Be What You Want
  9. Richard Pryor – Wino Get a Job
  10. Isaac Hayes – Rolling Down a Mountainside

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THE STAPLE SINGERS’ COME GO WITH ME: THE STAX COLLECTION NOW AVAILABLE IN A DELUXE SEVEN-CD BOX SET

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Sep. 17, 2020

THE GOSPEL TRUTH: THE COMPLETE SINGLES COLLECTION SET FOR RELEASE

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Mar. 11, 2020

TRIBUTE TO GOSPEL TRUTH RECORDS WITH FIRST-EVER DIGITAL RELEASE OF 25 ALBUMS FROM THE STAX IMPRINT’S CATALOG

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Feb. 02, 2020

CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH

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Dec. 07, 2019

BIG STAR’S #1 RECORD AND RADIO CITY TO BE REISSUED ON 180-GRAM VINYL

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Dec. 06, 2019

The Memphis Masters

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Oct. 29, 2019

COME GO WITH ME: THE STAX COLLECTION DELUXE 7-LP BOX SET CELEBRATES THE STAPLE SINGERS’ STAX YEARS

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Sep. 05, 2019

CRAFT RECORDINGS TO REISSUE FIVE STAX TITLES ON 180-GRAM VINYL

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May. 30, 2019

BLACK MUSIC MONTH KICKS OFF WITH FIRST-TIME RELEASE OF 30 DIGITAL ALBUMS

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May. 07, 2019

BLACK MUSIC MONTH DIGITAL REISSUES – SOUL EXPLOSION

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May. 07, 2019

Soul Explosion 2-LP Reissue – Release Date May 31st

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Apr. 26, 2019

Stax set to release Deluxe Edition of Shaft – Music from the Soundtrack

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Apr. 10, 2019

Record Store Day 2019