Wattstax

Paris: Warner Columbia Film, Circa 1973. Collection of six vintage studio still photographs from the 1973 film.

A documentary about the 1972 Watts Summer Festival, held by Tennessee label Stax Records at the Los Angeles Coliseum to commemorate the seventh anniversary of the 1965 Watts riots against police brutality. Isaac Hayes headlined, with a veritable blues, funk, and soul who's who of supporting acts, including Carla and Rufus Thomas, The Staple Singers, The Bar-Kays, Albert King, and more, interspersed with comedy routines by (a then relatively unknown) Richard Pryor.

10 x 8 inches. Near Fine.

National Film Registry.


[Book #154943]