Wattstax

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The Wattstax Music Festival was held at the Los Angeles Coliseum on August 20, 1972. Often referred to as “the Afro-American answer to Woodstock”. Very good documentary.

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    1. @oh2ohz:
      When Obama got elected.
      And admit it, that was a damn good explanation.

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    2. i dnoo whats going on here but that guy at the bottom no not that one the guy over one yeah him he looks scared shitless. like some seriously baddass motherfucker just walked iknto his house and he’s like “holy shit I can’t believe that seriously basdass motherfuckinger just walked into my house!”

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    3. @AgZed: That’s Richard Pryor.

      My parents had pics of this concert. It was a huge deal after the Watts riots in 1965. Much of what had been destroyed in Watts had not been rebuilt. They were just starting the rebuilding of Watts when the 1971 San Fernando Earthquake hit and diverted resources away. Again, there was the threat of rioting. This concert was a way to placate that civil unrest.

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    4. Oh yeah, the guy with his arms outstretched? That’s Issac Hayes – Chef from Southpark.

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    5. IMO the best part about this filmed documentary was the performance of “Son of Shaft” by the Bar-Kays.

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