Wattstax (1973) Cult Movie of the Week

barkays480Movie trailer for the 1973 black documentary, Wattstax.  Perhaps the closet thing to “BLACKstock” we’ll ever see.  Great performances from Memphis’ Stax Recording artists of the time and an indelible message of unity, self-determination, and respect (and fly fashion).


I can’t be 100% certain, but I’m pretty sure that the chemical pink ensemble (complete with white, patent-leather, knee-high platform boots) that Rufus Thomas (best known for “Do the Funky Chicken“) wears on stage in Wattstax is the same outfit he sports in a Schlitz Malt Liquor commercial from that era.  But then again, they were living pretty high at Stax in those days.  He could’ve had two suits… or was he wearing a hot pink cape? Hmmm…..

 

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About ayanacontreras

i love the transportive powers of sound. i am a radio host/producer, DJ, Sound designer, 45rpm collector, and art lover living in the city of wind. View all posts by ayanacontreras

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