Definitive Collection

The Definitive Collection

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by The Blues Brothers
     
 

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It isn't exactly difficult to scoff at the Blues Brothers -- beginning your musical career as a sketch on Saturday Night Live is not the best way to develop artistic credibility, and while Elwood Blues wasn't too shabby a harp player, his brother, Joliet Jake, sang only marginally better than that guy…  See more details below

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It isn't exactly difficult to scoff at the Blues Brothers -- beginning your musical career as a sketch on Saturday Night Live is not the best way to develop artistic credibility, and while Elwood Blues wasn't too shabby a harp player, his brother, Joliet Jake, sang only marginally better than that guy who used to impersonate Joe Cocker on late-night television. But no one ever bought a Blues Brothers album expecting a life-changing musical experience -- these guys were there to put on a show, and putting on a great show is just what they did. It helped that Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi obviously loved the music, and they knew how to put together a killer band (any fan with the vision to hire Steve Cropper, Donald "Duck" Dunn, Steve Jordan, and Matt "Guitar" Murphy" to cover classic blues and R&B deserves credit for good taste, if nothing else). The Definitive Collection pulls together highlights from the band's debut live album, Briefcase Full of Blues, as well as cuts from the soundtrack to The Blues Brothers movie (including contributions from Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin) and the second, rather less-remembered live set Made in America. Anyone who buys this without owning a decent Otis Redding or Sam & Dave set first ought to be ashamed of themselves, but as a one-stop overview of the work of two dedicated R&B fans having a great time playing the songs they love, you could hardly do better than The Definitive Collection. Play it loud and dance a lot -- John would have wanted it that way.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/15/1992
Label:
Atlantic
UPC:
0075678242823
catalogNumber:
82428

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Blues Brothers   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Matt "Guitar" Murphy   Guitar
Patti Austin   Background Vocals
Ray Charles   Vocals,Track Performer
Steve Cropper   Guitar
Aretha Franklin   Vocals,Track Performer
Tom "Bones" Malone   Trombone,Trumpet,Horn,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Background Vocals,Horn Section
Tom Scott   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Background Vocals,Horn Section
Carolyn Franklin   Background Vocals
Elliott Randall   Guitar
Paul Shaffer   Keyboards,Background Vocals,Musical Direction
Elwood Blues   Harmonica,Vocals,Background Vocals
Margaret Branch   Background Vocals
Vivian Cherry   Background Vocals
Brenda Corbett   Background Vocals
Donald "Duck" Dunn   Bass
Murphy Dunne   Keyboards
Willie Hall   Drums
Lou Marini   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Background Vocals
Ullanda McCullough   Background Vocals
Jeff Mironov   Guitar
Alan Rubin   Trumpet,Horn,Background Vocals,Horn Section
"Joliet" Jake Blues   Vocals,Background Vocals
Patty Austin   Background Vocals
Steve Jordan   Drums,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Tom "Bones" Malone   Horn Arrangements
Paul Shaffer   Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Bob Tischler   Producer
Tom Bouman   Art Direction

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The Definitive Collection 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
RIP John
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