Soul’d Out: The Complete Wattstax Collection (Hi-Res Digital Album)

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[PRE-ORDER] Deliverable via email in your choice of MP3, WAV, ALAC, or FLAC on street date, February 24th, 2023. 

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the iconic WATTSTAX concert that took place at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in 1972, Stax Records presents the most comprehensive collection of audio recordings from the event ever. Featuring 130 tracks, 31 previously unreleased, with material from the Summit Club and other additional recordings.


1. Dale Warren & The Wattstax ’72 Orchestra – Salvation Symphony
2. Kim Weston – The Star Spangled Banner*
3. Tommy Jacquette & Jesse Jackson – Opening announcements
4. Kim Weston – Lift Every Voice and Sing
5. Melvin Van Peebles – We’re here to consecrate, not desecrate
6. The Staple Singers – Heavy Makes You Happy (Sha-Na-Boom-Boom)
7. The Staple Singers – Are You Sure
8. The Staple Singers – I Like the Things About Me
9. The Staple Singers – Respect Yourself
10. The Staple Singers – I’ll Take You There
11. Tommy Jacquette & Richard Roundtree – Wattstax Day proclamation
12. Jimmy Jones – Somebody Bigger Than You and I
13. Louise McCord – Better Get a Move On
14. Deborah Manning – Precious Lord Take My Hand
15. Eric Mercury – I Shall Not Be Moved*
16. Freddie Robinson – At the Drive-In*
17. Lee Sain – Them Hot Pants
18. Ernie Hines – What Would I Do*
19. Little Sonny – Wade in the Water
20. William Bell – I Forgot to Be Your Lover
21. The Newcomers – Pin the Tail on the Donkey
22. Eddie Floyd – Knock on Wood
23. The Temprees – Explain It to Her Mama
24. Frederick Knight – I’ve Been Lonely for So Long
25. The Golden 13 – Old Time Religion
26. William Bell – Al Bell Award presentation
27. The Rance Allen Group – Lying on the Truth
28. The Rance Allen Group – Up Above My Head
29. William Bell – David Porter introduction
30. The David Porter Show – Introduction
31. David Porter – Ain’t That Loving You (For More Reasons Than One)
32. David Porter – Can’t See You When I Want To
33. David Porter – Reach Out and Touch (Somebody’s Hand)
34. William Bell – The Bar-Kays introduction
35. The Bar-Kays – Son of Shaft/Feel It
36. The Bar-Kays – In the Hole
37. The Bar-Kays – I Can’t Turn You Loose
38. William Bell – Tommy Tate introduction
39. Tommy Tate – I Remember*
40. William Bell – Please move back to the stands
41. Tommy Tate – Help Me Love*
42. Tommy Tate – School of Life*
43. William Bell & John Kasandra – Carla Thomas introduction
44. Carla Thomas – Pick Up the Pieces
45. Carla Thomas – I Like What You’re Doing (To Me)
46. Carla Thomas – B-A-B-Y
47. Carla Thomas – Gee Whiz
48. Carla Thomas – I Have a God Who Loves
49. John KaSandra – Albert King introduction
50. Albert King – Match Box Blues
51. Albert King – Got to Be Some Changes Made
52. Albert King – I’ll Play the Blues for You
53. Albert King – Killing Floor
54. Albert King – Angel of Mercy
55. John KaSandra – Rufus Thomas introduction
56. John KaSandra & Rufus Thomas – Rufus Thomas entrance
57. Rufus Thomas – The Breakdown
58. John KaSandra & Rufus Thomas – Kindly go back to your seats
59. Rufus Thomas – Do the Funky Chicken
60. Rufus Thomas – Do the Funky Penguin
61. Jesse Jackson – I am, somebody
62. The Soul Children – I Don’t Know What This World Is Coming To
63. The Soul Children – Hearsay
64. John KaSandra, Fred Williamson & Jesse Jackson – Let us stand and raise our fists together
65. Billy Eckstine – If I Can Help Somebody*
66. Billy Eckstine – There is a curfew here
67. Jesse Jackson – Isaac Hayes introduction
68. Isaac Hayes – Theme From Shaft (Version 1) *
69. Isaac Hayes – Theme From Shaft (Version 2)
70. Isaac Hayes – Soulsville
71. Isaac Hayes – Never Can Say Goodbye
72. Isaac Hayes – Part-Time Love*
73. Isaac Hayes – Your Love Is So Doggone Good
74. Isaac Hayes – Ain’t No Sunshine/Lonely Avenue
75. Isaac Hayes – I Stand Accused
76. Jesse Jackson – Let everybody stand and join hands
77. Jimmy Jones – If I Had a Hammer

LIVE AT THE SUMMIT CLUB (September 23, 1972)
78. Rufus Thomas – Rufus Thomas introduction*
79. Rufus Thomas – Comedy Set*
80. Rufus Thomas – Night Time Is the Right Time*

LIVE AT THE SUMMIT CLUB (September 23, 1972)
81. Rufus Thomas – Johnnie Taylor introduction
82. Johnnie Taylor – Take Care of Your Homework (Set 1)
83. Johnnie Taylor – Little Bluebird (Set 1)
84. Johnnie Taylor – Steal Away (Set 1)
85. Johnnie Taylor – I Don’t Wanna Lose You (Set 1)
86. Johnnie Taylor – Jody’s Got Your Girl and Gone (Set 1) *
87. Johnnie Taylor – Who’s Making Love (Set 2)
88. Johnnie Taylor – Hello Sundown (Set 2)
89. Johnnie Taylor – Steal Away (Set 2)
90. Johnnie Taylor – Stop Doggin’ Me (Set 2)
91. Johnnie Taylor – Jody’s Got Your Girl and Gone (Set 2)

LIVE AT THE SUMMIT CLUB (September 29, 1972)
92. Sons Of Slum – Think (About It) *
93. Sons Of Slum – Respect*
94. Sons Of Slum – The Man*
95. Sons Of Slum – Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone/Dance to the Music/Music Lover/I Want to Take You Higher*
96. The Emotions – So I Can Love You
97. The Emotions – Blind Alley*
98. The Emotions – Introductions
99. The Emotions – Show Me How
100. The Emotions – When Tomorrow Comes*
101. The Emotions – I Could Never Be Happy*

LIVE AT THE SUMMIT CLUB (October 4, 1972)
102. Little Milton – Open the Door to Your Heart
103. Little Milton – Let Me Down Easy
104. Little Milton – Grits Ain’t Groceries (All Around the World)
105. Little Milton – Blind Man
106. Little Milton – I Can’t Quit You Baby
107. Little Milton – That’s What Love Will Make You Do
108. Little Milton – Walking the Back Streets and Crying

LIVE AT THE SUMMIT CLUB (October 4, 1972)
109. Mel & Tim – Introduction*
110. Mel & Tim – Warm It Up*
111. Mel & Tim – Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) *
112. Mel & Tim – Groovy Situation*
113. Mel & Tim – Good Guys Only Win in the Movies*
114. Mel & Tim – Backfield in Motion/Starting All Over Again*
115. Mel & Tim – Friendship Train*

ADDITIONAL RECORDINGS
116. The Emotions – Peace Be Still (Rehearsal)*
117. The Emotions – Peace Be Still (Take 1)*
118. The Emotions – Peace Be Still (Take 2)
119. Isaac Hayes – Rolling Down a Mountainside
120. Isaac Hayes – Rolling Down a Mountainside (Alternate Version) *
121. The Staple Singers – Oh La De Da
122. Eddie Floyd – Lay Your Loving on Me
123. The Dramatics – Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get
124. Mel & Tim – I May Not Be What You Want
125. Richard Pryor – Saturday Night/Blue Note, Backroom
126. Richard Pryor – Arrest/Line-Up
127. Richard Pryor – Niggers
128. Richard Pryor – Negroes
129. Richard Pryor – Handshake
130. Richard Pryor – Wino Get a Job
* = Previously Unreleased

• Celebrating 50 Years since Wattstax
• 130 tracks
• 31 previously unreleased tracks