However, Stax was a living, breathing entity with cutting-edge stars. The Staple Singers hit the stage early to set the tone. Blackfoot Colbert in fine form. Hayes, naturally, has the massive audience awestruck. The Wattstax album may not be quite so sprawling as the massive undertaking that was the day itself though, decades later, CD editions added performances galore , but it does underline that times have changed.
How many modern listeners have the time to sit and play a double-LP of a live gig? Perhaps we should make time. Despite the hype afforded to innumerable festivals these days, none offer the power, heart, and sense of unity and purpose of this one-off event. Wattstax: The Living Word can be bought here.
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