Various ‎– The Living Word - Wattstax 2

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Jessie Jackson* Introduction
Kim Weston Lift Every Voice And Sing
The Rance Allen Group Lying On The Truth
Jimmy Jones (17) Someone Greater Than You And I
The Golden 13 Old Time Religion
The Emotions Peace Be Still
Richard Pryor Saturday Night
Richard Pryor Blue Note
Richard Pryor Back Room
David Porter Show* Introduction
David Porter Show* Ain't That Loving You (For More Reasons Than One)
David Porter Show* Can't See You When I Want To
David Porter Show* Reach Out And Touch
David Porter Show* Finale
Richard Pryor Arrest
Richard Pryor Line Up
Johnnie Taylor Show* Introduction
Johnnie Taylor Show* Steal Away
Johnnie Taylor Show* Stop Doggin' Me
Johnnie Taylor Show* Jody's Got Your Girl And Gone
Little Milton Walking The Back Streets And Crying
Richard Pryor Niggers
The Emotions Group Introduction
The Emotions So I Can Love You
The Emotions Show Me How
Richard Pryor Negroes
The Dramatics Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get
Richard Pryor Handshake
Mel & Tim I May Not Be What You Want
Richard Pryor Wino Get A Job
Isaac Hayes Rolling Down A Mountainside

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
STS 2-3018 Various The Living Word - Wattstax 2(2xLP, Album) Stax STS 2-3018 US 1973 Sell This Version
STC-2-3018 Various The Living Word - Wattstax 2(2xCass + Box) Stax STC-2-3018 US 1973 Sell This Version
STS 2-3018 Various The Living Word - Wattstax 2(2xLP, Album) Stax STS 2-3018 US 1973 Sell This Version
2628 014 L Various The Living Word - Wattstax 2(2xLP, Album) Stax 2628 014 L Italy 1973 Sell This Version
STS 2-3018 Various The Living Word - Wattstax 2(2xLP, Album, Promo) Stax STS 2-3018 US 1973 Sell This Version
2628 014 Various The Living Word - Wattstax 2(2xLP, Album) Stax 2628 014 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
2628 014 Various The Living Word - Wattstax 2(2xLP, Album) Stax 2628 014 Germany 1974 Sell This Version

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Hopkat

Hopkat

June 10, 2014
referencing The Living Word - Wattstax 2, 2xLP, Album, STS 2-3018
Ha ha ha. "Jessie" Jackson. You crack me up.
ericblowtorch

ericblowtorch

September 23, 2013
referencing The Living Word - Wattstax 2, 2xLP, Album, STS 2-3018
Side A:
Jesse Jackson talks about nation time and debuts his 'I am somebody' call/response chant
Kim Weston belts out 'Lift Every Voice & Sing' as a hip 3/4 uptown groove
The Rance Allen Group's 'Lying on the Truth' is fast, funky guitar rawk
Jimmy Jones's 'Someone Greater Than You & I' is a slightly subpar 3/4 baritone-led gospel ballad
The Golden 13's 'Old Time Religion' (yes, that one) is rendered as a fast 2/4 with mixed chorus -- some PA feedback
The Emotions's 'Peace Be Still' is a fervid 3/4 ballad with some spoken testifyin', not all that

Side B:
Richard Pryor's piece is listed as having three titles, but it's actually one routine, recorded in studio, about Rick in clubland
The David Porter Show goes like this:
'Introduction' is a trumpet fanfare
'Ain't That Loving You (for More Reasons Than One)' is a raw, punk/disco backbeat thing that isn't as hot as it could be
'Can't See You When I Want to,' his best number here, alternates between 3/4 ballad and manic double-time rocker
'Reach Out & Touch' is some speechifying from DP
'Finale' is a 3/4 band fanfare
Richard Pryor's 'Arrest' and 'Lineup,' also recorded in studio, comprise one hilarious and tragic piece

Side 2A:
The Johnnie Taylor show goes like this:
'Introduction' is just that
'Steal Away' is a very fine backbeater with JT speech and crowd participation
'Stop Doggin' Me' is a decent 6/8 ballad
'Jody's Got Your Girl and Gone' is another very good, menacing uptempo tune
Little Milton's 'Walking the Backstreets and Cryin' is a boring 3/4 blooz shred

Side 2B:
Richard Pryor's 'Niggers' is Rick's short African tribal and post-colonial history treatise, recorded in studio
The Emotions's 'Introduction' is a very short tittyshaker, in which the ladies introduce theyselves. Their two songs are like so:
'So I Can Love You' is five-star summery funk of some subtlety
'Show Me How' is a decent 3/4 ballad
Richard Pryor's 'Negroes': Rick linguistics, extremely funny, rec. in studio
The Dramatics' 'Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get' is the studio recording, a little longer than the single version
Richard Pryor's 'Handshake' is short and hard to decipher, rec. in studio
Mel & Tim's 'I Mya Not Be What You Want' is the studio recording of a dynamite uptown shuffle
Richard Pryor's 'Wino Get a Job' is sad and sublime, rec. in studio
Isaac Hayes's 'Rolling Down a Mountainside' is the studio recording of a very good proto-disco number