The Blues Brothers - Self Titled

Name Anthony Naples
Album / Song Self Titled
Artist The Blues Brothers

The reason I love it

Live from New York! It’s Saturday Night Live!

The Blues Brothers album titled Briefcase Full of Blues. 1978.

THIS is the phrase that led me to a vision I will never forget. The Blues Brothers.

Wow what a pair of entertainers. I had never seen or HEARD anything like these two crazy men jumping around! Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi. These two became television stars and the album was a giant gift to my ears. I could now HEAR these guys over and over!

I remember it like it was yesterday. Sitting in my beanbag chair with my eyes squinting to see and hear this musical duo. Tiny little television. Cold winter night.

This album was essentially my introduction to Blues music. I never heard blues music and these guys took it to another level. However, this wasn’t just any ole blues. THIS was Chicago Blues.

The big hit on the album is a song titled Soul Man. I really enjoy listening to the single Hey Bartender. It really gives me the feeling I am with the guys in the bar while they are singing it. Rubber Biscuit is another favorite and one I recommend. It’s a shame we lost such a great talent in John Belushi at such a young age.

I will always have a special place in my heart for The Blues Brothers and Briefcase Full of Blues.

Regards,

A.

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