WATTSTAX
THE LIVING WORD
LIVE CONCERT MUSIC FROM THE ORIGINAL MOVIE SOUNDTRACK

1972 ****1/2

1. Oh La Dee Da (The Staple Singers)
2. I Like the Things About Me (The Staple Singers)
3. Respect Yourself (The Staple Singers)
4. I'll Take You There (The Staple Singers)
5. Knock on Wood (Eddie Floyd)
6. Lay Your Loving on Me (Eddie Floyd)
7. I Like What You're Doing (To Me) (Carla Thomas)
8. Gee Whiz (Carla Thomas)
9. I Have a God Who Loves (Carla Thomas)
10. The Breakdown (Rufus Thomas)
11. Do the Funky Chicken (Rufus Thomas)
12. Do the Funky Penguin (Rufus Thomas)
13. Son of Shaft/Feel It (The Bar-Kays)
14. I Can't Turn You Loose (the Bar-Kays)
15. Killing Floor (Albert King)
16. I'll Play the Blues for You (Albert King)
17. Angel of Mercy (Albert King)
18. I Don't Know What This World is Coming To (The Soul Children)
19. Hearsay (The Soul Children)
20. Ain't No Sunshine (Isaac Hayes)

It's hard for me to think of this as a soundtrack to the amazing documentary film Wattstax, despite what the album cover states. Plenty of these songs don't appear in the film. It's really more of a soundtrack to the original concert. There was also a second double-LP set soundtrack, but it has never been released on CD. This album is still an amazing listen, a must for any true music lover.


WATTSTAX: THE LIVING WORD Live Concert Music from the Original Movie Soundtrack on AllMusic.com

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