Various ‎– Wattstax, The Living Word

Stax ‎– 2628 010
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album


A1 The Staple Singers Oh La De Da 4:56
A2 The Staple Singers I Like The Thing About 6:10
A3 The Staple Singers Respect Yourself 4:35
A4 The Staple Singers I'll Take You There 5:25
A5 Eddie Floyd Knock On Wood 3:34
A6 Eddie Floyd Lay Your Loving On Me 5:05
B1 Carla Thomas I Like What You're Doing (To Me) 3:31
B2 Carla Thomas Gee Whiz 3:43
B3 Carla Thomas I Have A God Who Loves 5:09
B4 Rufus Thomas The Breakdown 4:06
B5 Rufus Thomas Do The Funky Chicken 4:55
B6 Rufus Thomas Do The Funky Penguin 5:50
C1 Bar-Kays Son Of Shaft / Feel It 11:00
C2 Bar-Kays I Can't Turn You Loose 3:59
C3 Albert King Killing Floor 4:00
C4 Albert King I'll Play The Blues For You 5:34
C5 Albert King Angel Of Mercy 5:52
D1 Soul Children I Don't Know What This World Is Coming To 6:49
D2 Soul Children Hearsay 7:28
D3 Isaac Hayes Ain't No Sunshine 17:36


This release came when Stax was nearing its end. They had taken the top acts from their label to California for a massive concert recorded and filmed at the LA Coliseum on August 20, 1972. More than 110,000 people attended this event - tickets that day were only $1.

Performance durations:
The Staple Singers 21:00
Eddie Floyd 7:09
Carla Thomas 13:03
Rufus Thomas 15:48
The Bar-Kays 15:00
Albert King 15:28
The Soul Children 14:16
Isaac Hayes 17:44

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  • Rights Society: GEMA

Other Versions (5 of 23) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
STS-2-3010 Various Wattstax: The Living Word(2xLP, Album) Stax STS-2-3010 US 1972 Sell This Version
STS-2-3010 Various Wattstax: The Living Word(2xLP, Album, Comp) Stax STS-2-3010 US 1972 Sell This Version
0888072305205 Various Music From The Wattstax Festival & Film(3xCD, Comp, RM) Stax 0888072305205 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
CDSXE2 079 Various Wattstax The Living Word(2xCD, Comp) Stax CDSXE2 079 UK 1989 Sell This Version
2628 009 Various Wattstax: The Living Word(2xLP, Album, Comp, Gat) Stax 2628 009 1972 Sell This Version