Making matters more confusing is how, as the title of this set infers, the albums mix music from the festival with music from, or somehow associated with, the film Wattstax which had some scenes, musical and otherwise, that actually didn't take place at the Wattstax festival itself. It's something of a head-hurting exercise to keep it all straight.
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The festival hit the zeitgeist of black America at that point in time. And 35 hot summers after the festival, the music sounds as fresh as ever. Song of the Month - Maysa feat. Killing Floor Albert King Studio Breakdown Rufus Thomas, The Studio Hearsay The Soul Children Studio Stuart wanted someone to narrate between the scenes to create a transition in a comedic but meaningful way.
Scenes of the concert venue being set up are accompanied by the song "Oh La De Da" by the Staple Singers , and another Staples tune, "We the People", backs scenes of the crowds entering the stadium.
The first song played in concert is the " Star-Spangled Banner " performed by Kim Weston while the audience sits. Jesse Jackson then encourages the audience to raise their right fists in the air while he recites his poem " I Am Somebody ".
While she sings the audience becomes more invigorated, and people stand and continue to raise their fists in the air. The scene is intercut with images from African-American history. This is inter-cut with shots of various churches around Watts. The Bar-Kays follow another montage commentary on African-American identity.
The Bar-Kays then play " Son of Shaft. Following this is a brief performance of Albert King playing "I'll Play The Blues for You" which is quickly cut to another conversation with the people of Watts about blues music and depression. An unusual piece of footage is shown of performance of "Walking the Backstreet and Crying" by Little Milton , presented in the style of a music video , with Milton lip-synching the song near a train station with a burning trash can next to it.Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace. To enjoy Prime Music, go to Your Music Library and transfer your account to powermetal.ballanaranuadakelvgukree.infoinfo (UK). Music from the Wattstax Festival and Film Various Artists. out of 5 stars 1. Audio CD. 7 offers from £ Are You Sure. by The Staple Singers. Are You Sure/5(15).