“Isaac Hayes at Wattstax” is his performance at the Wattstax music festival, recorded on August 20, 1972 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
Track listing : . 1.Theme from Shaft (Isaac Hayes) – 04:38 . 2.Soulsville (Isaac Hayes) – 04:37 . 3.Never Can Say Goodbye (Clifton Davis) – 05:16 . 4.Part Time Love (Clay Hammond) – 05:55 . 5.Your Love Is So Doggone Good (Difosco Ervin’ Rudy Love) – 08:18 . 6.Ain’t No Sunshine/Lonely Avenue (Doc Pomus’ Bill Withers) – 17:06 . 7.I Stand Accused (Billy Butler) – 06:24 . 8.Finale: If I Had a Hammer (Pete Seeger, Lee Hays.) – 09:23 .
Musicians : . Isaac Hayes – Keyboards, Sax (Alto), Vocals . Willie Murphy – Bass . Gary Jones – Congas, Percussion . Willie Hall – Drums . Ben Cauley – Flugelhorn, Trumpet . Mickey Gregory – Flugelhorn, Trumpet . Emerson Able – Flute, Sax (Alto) . Floyd Newman – Flute, Sax (Baritone) . Cal Bennett – Flute, Sax (Tenor) . Bill Easley – Flute, Sax (Tenor) . Tommy Williams Jr. – Flute, Sax (Tenor) . Jimmy Jones – Guest Artist . Al McKay – Guitar . Sidney Kirk – Keyboards . Lester Snell – Keyboards .
Production . George Horn – Mastering . Onzie Horne – Orchestration, String Conductor .
Packaging : . Ronnie Brathwaite – Cover Photo . Jamie Putnam – Art Direction, Design . Rob Bowman – Liner Notes .
Recorded on August 20, 1972 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum .
Released on April 1, 2003 by Stax.
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