The Blues Brothers

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The Blues Brothers

The Blues Brothers

 

1977: The Blues Brothers, the original million-dollar gag, are initially formed by comedians Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi to get the crowd in a party mood before the tapings of Saturday Night Live, but the act moves into the body of the show, and Jake and Elwood Blues mania ensues.

They surround themselves with the best musicians in the business, including guitarist Steve Cropper and bassist Donald "Duck" Dunn, who had played on some of the original versions of the songs they covered, including Sam & Dave's Hold On I'm Coming and Soul Man.

Their first album BRIEFCASE FULL OF BLUES is recorded live in September 1978, and the record goes on to sell well over a million copies in North America, leading to the biographical film and the soundtrack THE BLUES BROTHERS, co-starring Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Ray Charles, Cab Calloway and John Candy.


Discography

Briefcase Full of Blues
Briefcase Full of Blues (1978)

Hey Bartender
Messin' With The Kid
Almost
Rubber Biscuit
Shotgun Blues
Groove Me
I Don't Know
Soul Man
'B' Movie Box Car Blues
Flip, Flop & Fly

Made in America
Made in America (1980)

Soul Finger
Who's Making Love
Do You Love Me
Guilty
Perry Mason Theme
Riot In Cell Block Number Nine
Green Onions
I Ain't Got You
From The Bottom
Going Back To Miami

Original Soundtrack
Original Movie Soundtrack (1980)

She Caught The Katy
Peter Gunn Theme
Gimme Some Lovin'
Shake Your Tailfeather
Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
The Old Landmark
Think
Theme From Rawhide
Minnie The Moocher
Sweet Home Chicago
Jailhouse Rock

Best of the Blues Brothers
Best of the Blues Brothers (1981)

Expressway
Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
I Don't Know
She Caught The Katy
Soul Man
Rubber Biscuit
Goin' Back To Miami
Gimme Some Lovin'
'B' Movie Box Car Blues
Flip, Flop, Fly

Everybody needs the Blues Brothers
Everybody needs the Blues Brothers (19??)

Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
Gimme Some Lovin'
I Can't Turn You Loose
She Caught The Katy
Green Onions
Who's Making Love
B Movie Box Car Blues
Peter Gunn Theme
Soul Man
Theme From 'Rawhide'
Shake Your Tailfeather
Do You Love Me (Mother Popcorn)
Sweet Home Chicago
Going Back To Miami
Flip Flop Fly
Soul Finger/Funky Broadway

Red, White & Blues
Red, White & Blues (1992)

You Got The Bucks
Red, White & Blues
Can't Play The Blues (In An Air-Conditioned Room)
Early In The Morning
One Track Train
Boogie Thing
Never Found A Girl
Trick Bag
Take You And Show You
Big Bird

The Definitive Collection
The Definitive Collection (1992)

Opening: I Can't Turn You Loose
Hey Bartender
Messin' With The Kid
(I Got Everything I Need) Almost
Rubber Biscuit
I Don't Know
Soul Man
Who's Making Love
Do You Love Me
Guilty
Riot In Cell Block Number Nine
From The Bottom
Going Back To Miami
Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
Expressway To Your Heart
Sweet Home Chicago
Closing: I Can't Turn You Loose
Shake Your Tailfeather
Think
Gimme Some Lovin'

Live From Chicago's HOB
Live From Chicago's House Of Blues (1997)

Intro
Green Onions
Chicken Shack
Sweet Home Chicago
I Wish You Would
Messin' With The Kid
All My Money Back
Born In Chicago
Blues, Why You Worry Me?
Groove With Me Tonight
634-5789
All She Wanna Do Is Rock
Flip, Flop And Fly
Money (That's What I Want)
Viva Las Vegas

Live in Montreux
Live in Montreux (1989)

Hold On, I'm Comin'
In The Midnight Hour
She Caught The Katy
The Thrill Is Gone
Can't Turn You Loose
Sweet Home Chicago
Knock On Wood
Raise Your Hand
Peter Gunn
Soulfinger
Hey, Bartender
Soul Man
Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
Green Onions

Blues Brothers 2000
Blues Brothers 2000 (1998)

Born in Chicago
The Blues Don't Bother Me
Harmonica Musings
Cheaper To Keep Her
Perry Mason Theme
Looking For A Fox
Can't Turn You Loose
R-E-S-P-E-C-T
634-5789
Maybe I'm Wrong
Riders In The Sky (A Cowboy Legend)
John The Revelator
Let There Be Drums
Season Of The Witch
Funky Nassau
How Blue Can You Get
Turn On Your Love Light
New Orleans


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