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The Blues Brothers: Soul Biscuit

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The Blues Brothers (or, more formally, The Blues Brothers' Show Band and Revue) are an American blues and soul revivalist band founded in 1978 by comedy actors Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi as part of a musical sketch on Saturday Night Live.


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The Blues Brothers (or, more formally, The Blues Brothers' Show Band and Revue) are an American blues and soul revivalist band founded in 1978 by comedy actors Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi as part of a musical sketch on Saturday Night Live. Belushi and Aykroyd, respectively in character as lead vocalist Joliet Jake Blues and harmonica player/backing vocalist Elwood Blues, fronted the band, which was composed of well-knows and respected musicians. The band made its debut as the musical guest on the April 22, 1978, episode of Saturday Night Live.

The bad began to take on a life beyond the confines of the television screen, releasing an album, Briefcase Full of Blues in 1978 and subsequently went on to star in a blockbuster Hollywood film, The Blues Brothers created in 1980.

Their Briefcase Full of Blues album was recorded while opening for comedian Steve Martin at Los Angeles Universal Amphitheatre. It reached No: 1 on the Billboard 200, went double platinum and featured Top 40 hit recordings of Sam and Daves Soul Man and The Chips Rubber Biscuit, the latter of which featured Aykroyds talk-singing.

The album liner notes fleshed out the fictional back story of Jake and Elwood, having them growing up in a Roman Catholic orphanage in Calumet City, Illinois and learning the blues from a janitor named Curtis. Their blood brotherhood was sealed by cutting their middle fingers with a string said to come from the guitar of Elmore James.

This DVD is the complete, one-hour show of the original Blues Brothers' Show Band opening for the Grateful Dead at Winterland, New Year's Eve 1978. A true testament to the brilliance of two exceptional actors and talented musicians stage prowess!

Tracklisting:

01. Can't Turn You Loose
02. Hey Bartender
03. Messin' With the Kid
04. (I Got Everything I Need) Almost
05. Introduction
06. Rubber Biscuit
07. Shotgun Blues
08. Groove Me
09. I Don't Know
10. Soul Man
11. B Movie Box Car Blues
12. Flip Flop and Fly
13. Jailhouse Rock
  • Genre
    Music
  • Format
    DVD Music
  • Brand Name
    EMI Records
  • Country Of Origin
    USA
  • Boxed Width
    13.60 cm
  • Boxed Length
    19.10 cm
  • Boxed Height
    1.50 cm
  • Product Code
    WCC100000000063954
  • Reference Number
    063954
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