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ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

A 'small' benefit-concert to raise funds for the 7th Watts Summer Festival. This festival begun as a memorial to the 34 people killed in the 1965 Watts Riots.
Wattstax 1972
Date
Sun Aug 20, 1972
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3911 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles California 90037
United States
Years active
1972
Founded by
Stax Record's director Forrest Hamilton, Al Bell and Tommy Jacquette
Documentary Wattstax (1973), directed by Mel Stuart.

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Albums

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The soulful soundtrack to the historic 1972 concert called "the black Woodstock," featuring mighty Stax label legends performing for an audience of over 100,000 in South Central, Los Angeles. Includes Oh La De Da; Respect Yourself; I'll Take You There Staple Singers; Knock on Wood; Lay Your Loving on Me Eddie Floyd; I Like What You're Doing (to Me); Gee Whiz; I Have a God Who Loves Me Carla Thomas; The Breakdown; Do the Funky Chicken; Do the Funky Penguin Rufus Thomas; Son of Shaft/Feel It; I Can't Turn You Loose Bar-Kays; Killing Floor; I'll Play the Blues for You; Angel of Mercy Albert King; Hearsay Soul Children; Ain't No Sunshine Isaac Hayes, and many more!

Documentaries

44 visits
On August 20, 1972, more than 100,000 people attended what came to be known as "The Black Woodstock." Wattstax - The Special Edition is the 30th anniversary release of the film that documented that historic event and includes the once-lost original ending featuring Isaac Hayes' performances of "Theme From Shaft" and "Soulsville."

Posters

51 visits
Great reproduction/replica for decorative purposes. Measures approx 24"x36" and features ONE solid image. (Not a generic product that is low-res mosaics).