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Wattstax Performances In Order Of Appearance...

Wattstax Onscreen Performances In Order Of Appearance
(Song, Artist, Location)

"The Star Spangled Banner," Kim Weston, L.A. Coliseum

"Lift Ev'ry Voice And Sing (The Black National Anthem)," Kim Weston, L.A.Coliseum

"Somebody Bigger Than You And I," Jimmy Jones, L.A. Coliseum

"Lying On The Truth," The Rance Allen Group, L.A. Coliseum

"Peace Be Still," The Emotions, Friendly Will Church

"Old Time Religion," Stax Golden 13 (William Bell, Eddie Floyd, Debra Manning, Eric Mercury, Freddy Robinson, Lee Sain, Ernie Hines, Little Sonny, Louise McCord, Newcomers, Temprees, Frederick Knight), L.A. Coliseum

"Respect Yourself," The Staple Singers, L.A. Coliseum

"Son Of Shaft," The Bar-Kays, L.A. Coliseum

"I’ll Play The Blues For You," Albert King, L.A. Coliseum

"Walking The Backstreets And Crying," Little Milton, Watts Railroad Tracks

"Jody's Got Your Girl And Gone," Johnnie Taylor, The Summit Club - Los Angeles, CA

"Pick Up The Pieces," Carla Thomas, L.A. Coliseum

"The Breakdown," Rufus Thomas, L.A. Coliseum

"Do The Funky Chicken," Rufus Thomas, L.A. Coliseum

"If Lovin’ You Is Wrong (I Don’t Want To Be Right)," Luthar Ingram, L.A. Soundstage

"Theme From Shaft," Isaac Hayes, L.A. Coliseum

"Soulsville," Isaac Hayes, L.A. Coliseum

"Lift Ev'ry Voice And Sing (Reprise)," Kim Weston, L.A. Coliseum
Wattstax Additional Offscreen Performances

"Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get," The Dramatics

"Oh La De Da," The Staple Singers

"We The People," The Staple Singers

"I May Not Be What You Want," Mel and Tim


Thank you, very much.
I watched this film, and I cannot get it or the music out of my mind. I was only 3 years old at the time. I feel like I went back into history via this film.


It's a shame that this isn't even two hours of music - there were over 11 actual hours of music there that day, and we'll never hear most of it because Stax folded and the new owners of their catalog - and Wattstax music - will NEVER NEVER release it because that means they'd have to PAY the artists featured!

There were over 20 acts that day, and does anyone have the actual playlist of who performed there?

Nope. No one.

Concord Records, who bought the music from Fantasy Records (they are the ones who ripped off their srtists, from Creedence Clearwater Revival on down), have done NOTHING to try and give a correctly performed album of ALL THE MUSIC.

Shame on them.