Wattstax: Highlights from the Soundtrack
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||Whatcha See If Whatcha Get||The Dramatics||3:57||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Oh la de Da||The Staple Singers||4:56||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Lift Every Voice and Sing||Kim Weston||3:36||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Lying On the Truth||Rance Allen||3:39||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Peace Be Still||The Emotions||9:04||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Respect Yourself||The Staple Singers||4:38||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Son of Shaft / Feel It||The Bar-Kays||9:12||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||I'll Play the Blues for You||Albert King||5:45||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Walking the Back Streets and Crying||Little Milton||7:30||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Jody's Got Your Girl and Gone||Johnnie Taylor||5:39||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Pick Up the Pieces||Carla Thomas||2:37||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||The Breakdown||Rufus Thomas||4:07||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Do the Funky Chicken||Rufus Thomas||4:35||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||If Loving You Is Wrong (I Don't Want to Be Right)||Luther Ingram||3:54||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Theme from "Shaft"||Isaac Hayes||4:41||$1.29||View In iTunes|
"What You See Is What You Get!"
.."Do The Funky Chicken!"..We remember seeing this awesome movie at the Drive-In and picking up the Soundtrack; many "Do The Breakdown!"'s later; "Wattstax" appears on I-Tunes; and all we can say is "Dy-No-Mite!" (Several of the artists on here have crossed over to the "Great Beyond"; "Highlights" is a living testament to the power of the 1970's Soul-Funk-R&B-Blues-Gospel grooves that the smokin' Stax label put on the table! My faves: Theme From Shaft; Respect Yourself; I'll Play The Blues For You & If Loving You Is Wrong! (Today's "sample-happy" Rappers would do well to check out "Wattstax" and other "Gritty Grooves" from all the "Stax Stars!" "Pick Up The Pieces!"...by Grimmbo.
Soulful and Amazing Concert!
I love Wattstax and the cd cannot compare to the actual film. Don't just settle for this cd, but pick up the dvd of the concert film and it'll take you to a whole new level of soulful and cultural experience! If you want to hear a politically minded Richard Pryor then the dvd is for you, and who can forget Jessie Jackson with his afro? When I saw this concert film for the first time I simply fell in love with it. It reminded me of my parents, because the concert took place around the time my parents met. My favorite on the album is "Peace Be Still" by The Emotions. This is the only gospel song that has made me cry. If you see the dvd you'll see there were more than a few people in that church (the only performance that was not held at the LA Coliseum) were crying because the simply felt they Spirit of God! This is an excellent cd, and the dvd of the concert performance is even better! If you only buy one song from this album then please make it "Peace Be Still"! It'll truly bless your soul! God is Love!
Break Down to the Left; Break Down to the Right
Get the DVD and the Soundtrack, but if you had to choose, get the DVD, GET THE DVD...no matter who you are you won't be sorry!