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Various Artists: Music From The Wattstax Festival & Film

James Maycock, MOJO, November 2003

ON 20TH AUGUST, 1972, Isaac Hayes was celebrating his 30th birthday. But Ike wasn't chilling at his gilded Memphis mansion ripping into a skyscraper pile of prezzies. He was in L.A. at a pretty cool party – Wattstax. There, at the L.A. Coliseum, over 100,000 black Americans danced the Double-Bump to the soulful sounds of Stax, with the grinning birthday boy as the headlining act.

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