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Author: Mel StuartRichard PryorJesse JacksonKim WestonA E JonesAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : 30th-anniversary special edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Soul music
Gospel music
Rhythm and blues music
Popular music
Concert films
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Feature films
Music
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Mel Stuart; Richard Pryor; Jesse Jackson; Kim Weston; A E Jones; William Bell; Louise McCord; Deborah Manning Thomas; Eric Mercury; Freddy Robinson; Lee Sain; Ernie Hines; Little Sonny.; Eddie Floyd; Frederick Knight; Albert King; Little Milton.; Johnnie Taylor; Carla Thomas; Rufus Thomas; Luther Ingram; Isaac Hayes; Dramatics (Musical group); Staple Singers.; Rance Allen Group.; Emotions (Musical group); Newcomers (Musical group); Temprees (Musical group); Bar-Kays (Musical group); Mel & Tim.; Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 0790794594 9780790794594
OCLC Number: 56365712
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: 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.
Credits: Cinematography, Roderick Young; edited by Robert K. Lambert.
Performer(s): Narrator: Richard Pryor ; introductory speaker: Jesse Jackson ; with various performers.
Event notes: Concert performances filmed at Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, Calif., Aug. 20, 1972.
Description: 1 videodisc (103 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby digital, surround 5.1, stereo.
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).
Other Titles: 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.
Jody.
I may not be what you want.
Picking up the pieces.
Breakdown.
Funky chicken.
If loving you is wrong I don't want to be right.
Shaft.
Soulsville.
Wattstax (Motion picture)
Responsibility: a Stax Films/Wolper Pictures production ; directed by Mel Stuart ; produced by Larry Shaw, Mel Stuart.

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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.

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