Briefcase Full of Blues

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The Blues Brothers began as an affectionate joke-cum-tribute to R&B music, and taken in that spirit it retained its entertainment value, even after this live album topped the charts, sold two million copies, and produced hit singles in "Rubber Biscuit" and "Soul Man." The guardians of popular music have always been entirely too reverent and humorless, however, and it wasn't long before they were leveling charges of rip-off against the Brothers and complaining that John Belushi couldn't sing as well as Otis Redding. So what? No one seems to have noticed that Belushi was as obsessive about citing his sources as Frank Sinatra is about naming his arrangers -- you'd ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The Blues Brothers began as an affectionate joke-cum-tribute to R&B music, and taken in that spirit it retained its entertainment value, even after this live album topped the charts, sold two million copies, and produced hit singles in "Rubber Biscuit" and "Soul Man." The guardians of popular music have always been entirely too reverent and humorless, however, and it wasn't long before they were leveling charges of rip-off against the Brothers and complaining that John Belushi couldn't sing as well as Otis Redding. So what? No one seems to have noticed that Belushi was as obsessive about citing his sources as Frank Sinatra is about naming his arrangers -- you'd have thought those critics would have appreciated the footnotes. The beneficiaries of Belushi's encomiums didn't mind the increased exposure or the renewed royalty checks "I suggest you buy as many blues albums as you can," Belushi told the audience, and even today, what comes across in these performances is the sincerity of feeling -- that and some tasty playing from a top-notch band.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/26/2008
  • Label: Rhino Flashback
  • UPC: 081227991319
  • Catalog Number: 82788
  • Sales rank: 18,925

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Blues Brothers Primary Artist
Matt "Guitar" Murphy Guitar
Steve Cropper Guitar
Tom "Bones" Malone Trombone, Trumpet, Horn, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Background Vocals
Tom Scott Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Vocals, Background Vocals
Paul Shaffer Piano, Keyboards, Hammond Organ, Electric Piano, Vocals, Background Vocals, Wurlitzer
John Belushi Vocals
Elwood Blues Harmonica, Vocals, Background Vocals
Donald "Duck" Dunn Bass, Bass Guitar
Lou Marini Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Vocals, Background Vocals
Alan Rubin Trumpet, Vocals, Background Vocals
"Joliet" Jake Blues Vocals
Steve Jordan Drums, Vocals, Background Vocals
Steven "Steven J." Jordan Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Willie Dixon Composer
Junior Wells Composer
Steve Cropper Composer
Chris Mars Composer
Tom "Bones" Malone Horn Arrangements
Paul Shaffer Music Direction
King Floyd Composer
Paul Westerberg Composer
Dan Aykroyd Contributor
John Belushi Contributor
Warren Dewey Engineer
Noa Composer
Tommy Stinson Composer
Bob Tischler Producer
Miami Mitch Glazer Liner Notes
Ollie Hoskins Composer
McElvoy Robinson Composer
Charles E. Calhoun Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    still fun after all these years

    take this record for what it is, an irreverent and comical tribute to some of the finest american music ever, and cut with an extrodinarily talanted backup band I might add. pure pleasure, pure fun, pure music. PLAY IT LOUD AND DRINK PLENTY OF BEER the true pleasure of the artists' contributions is apparent in this record RIP John, this is a fine memorial to remember you by.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Brought Back Old Memories

    Brought back old memories of my childhood, when I used to listen to the Blues Brothers on LP. Rubber Biscuit always brings a smile to my face.

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