In 1972, Memphis-based Stax Records organized a concert to commemorate the anniversary of the 1965 Watts Riots, with performances by Isaac Hayes, Luther Ingram, Rufus Thomas, Albert King, Johnnie Taylor, The Bar-Kays, The Emotions, Kim Weston, The Staple Singers and more. Tickets were $1 each. This is the theatrical poster for the 1973 documentary film by Mel Stuart that focused on both the music festival and the African-American community of Watts, with press quotes that read:
“Flamboyant foxes and dapper dudes are enjoying themselves in a foot-stomping, hip-shaking celebration!”
“A thrilling insight into the Black experience!”
“Like good sex and good friends, the movie leaves you fulfilled.”—SOUL
A restored version of the film was reissued by Sony in 2004.