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Title Wattstax [videorecording] / a Stax Films/Wolper Pictures production ; directed by Mel Stuart ; produced by Larry Shaw, Mel Stuart.

Publication Info. Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2004]


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1 copy being processed for GDL Brand Library DVD.
Edition 30th-anniversary special ed.
Description 1 videodisc (103 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
Physical Medium 4 3/4 in.
Description digital optical rda
NTSC rda
video file DVD video region 1 rda
System Details DVD, region 1, matted widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital, surround 5.1, stereo.
Language Closed-captioned.
Performer Narrator: Richard Pryor ; introductory speaker: Jesse Jackson ; with various performers.
Credits Cinematography, Roderick Young; edited by Robert K. Lambert.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1973.
Special features: audio and video commentaries by rap activist/musicologist Chuck D and music historian Rob Bowman; audio commentary by director Mel Stuart, Larry Clark, Al Bell and Isaac Hayes; Rolling down a mountain: Isaac Hayes performs the original 1973 version's finale; complete Albert King performance of I'll Play the Blues For You; original 1973 and special edition 2003 trailers.
Event Concert performances filmed at Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, Calif., Aug. 20, 1972.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary Documents the concert that came to be known as 'the Black Woodstock,' held on the anniversary of 1965 Watts Riot, and had 100,000 in attendance.
Contents Songs. What you see is what you get (the Dramatics) -- Oh la de da ; We the people (the Staple Singers) -- Lift every voice and sing (Kim Weston) -- Someone greater than you & I (Jimmy Jones) -- Lying on the truth (Rance Allen Group) -- Peace be still (the Emotions) -- Old time religion (William Bell, Louise McCord, Debra Manning, Eric Mercury, Freddy Robinson, Lee Sain, Ernie Hines, Little Sonny, Eddie Floyd, Frederick Knight ; Newcomers ; Temprees) -- Son of Shaft (the Bar-Kays) -- I'll sing the blues for you (Albert King) -- Walking the backstreet (Little Milton) -- Jody (Johnnie Taylor) -- I may not be what you want (Mel & Tim) -- Picking up the pieces (Carla Thomas) -- Breakdown ; Funky chicken (Rufus Thomas) -- If loving you is wrong I don't want to be right (Luther Ingram) -- Shaft ; Soulsville (Issac [sic] Hayes).
Subject African Americans -- Music.
African American musicians.
Watts Riot, Los Angeles, Calif., 1965 -- Anniversaries, etc.
Genre/Form Soul music.
Gospel music.
Rhythm and blues music.
Popular music.
Concert films.
Documentary films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Stuart, Mel, film director, film producer.
Shaw, Larry (Television director), film producer.
Pryor, Richard, 1940-2005, narrator.
Jackson, Jesse, 1941- speaker.
Weston, Kim, performer.
Jones, A. E. (A. E. Jimmy), performer.
Bell, William, 1939- performer.
McCord, Louise, performer.
Thomas, Deborah Manning, performer.
Chuck D, 1960- performer.
Mercury, Eric, performer.
Robinson, Freddy, performer.
Sain, Lee, performer.
Hines, Ernie, performer.
Little Sonny, performer.
Floyd, Eddie, performer.
Knight, Frederick, 1944- performer.
King, Albert, 1923-1992, performer.
Little Milton, performer.
Taylor, Johnnie, performer.
Thomas, Carla, 1942- performer.
Thomas, Rufus, 1917-2001, performer.
Ingram, Luther, performer.
Hayes, Isaac, performer.
Dramatics (Musical group), performer.
Staple Singers, performer.
Rance Allen Group, performer.
Emotions (Musical group), performer.
Newcomers (Musical group), performer.
Temprees (Musical group), performer.
Bar-Kays (Musical group), performer.
Mel & Tim, performer.
Stax Films (Firm), production company.
Wolper Pictures (Firm), production company.
Warner Home Video (Firm), film distributor.
Added Title Wattstax (Motion picture)
What you see is what you get.
Oh la de da.
We the people.
Lift every voice and sing.
Someone greater than you and I.
Lying on the truth.
Peace be still.
Old time religion.
Son of Shaft.
I'll sing the blues for you.
Walking the backstreet.
I may not be what you want.
Picking up the pieces.
Funky chicken.
If loving you is wrong I don't want to be right.
ISBN 0790794594
Standard No. 085393499723
Music No. 34997 Warner Home Video

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