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The Blues Brothers Vinyl Record Albums

The Blues Brothers was a rhythm and blues band fronted by comedians Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi in character. Belushi (as vocalist Joliet Jake Blues) and Aykroyd (as harpist Elwood Blues) were both members of the original cast of NBC's Saturday Night Live. The Blues Brothers' television debut was as the musical guest in the April 22nd, 1978 episode of Saturday Night Live, often cited as one of the best-ever SNL episodes. The Blues Brothers recorded their first album, Briefcase Full of Blues, in 1978 while opening for comedian Steve Martin at Los Angeles' Universal Amphitheater. The album went platinum, and featured Top 40 hit covers of Sam and Dave's "Soul Man" and The Chips' "Rubber Biscuit". Despite the name of the act, most of the songs performed by The Blues Brothers throughout their existence were soul music or R&B classics rather than actual blues music. The Blues Brothers along with the New Riders of the Purple Sage opened for the Grateful Dead for the final show at Winterland, New Year's Eve 1978. The two "brothers" assembled what could have possibly been the greatest concentration of studio talent in the history of music; these men having played with Booker T. & the M.G.'s, Paul McCartney & Wings, Miles Davis, and everybody in between. Their style was fresh and in many ways, different from prevailing musical trends: a very raw and "live" sound compared to the increasing use of sound synthesis and vocal-dominated music of the late 70's and 80's. While the music of the Blues Brothers is always said to be based on rhythm, blues, and soul; it also drew heavily on rock and jazz elements, often takening a blues standard and bringing a rock sound and style to it. The band could be drawn into three sections: the four man horn section, the traditional rock instruments of the five-man rhythm section, and the two singing brothers. The sound of the band was an odd (but successful) synthesis of two different traditions: the horn players all came from the clean, precise, jazz-influenced sound of New York; while the rhythm section came from the grittier soul and blues sound of Chicago and Memphis. In a documentary included on some DVD editions of the first Blues Brothers film, guitarist Steve Cropper reports that some of his peers thought that he and the other musicians backing the Blues Brothers were selling out to Hollywood, or using a gimmick to make some quick money. Cropper responded by stating that he thought Belushi was as good as (or even better than) many of the singers Cropper had backed; he also noted that Belushi had, early in his career, briefly been a professional drummer, and had an especially keen sense of rhythm.

 

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Album Cover
Artist
Title

Year

Catalog Number

Description

Grade Cover/Record

Price

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LP
Best Of The Blues Brothers
The Blues Brothers
Best Of The Blues Brothers
1981
SD 19331
Atlantic Record Label; Album cover and record appear new; Includes the original inner liner sleeve; Track listing: Expressway To Your Heart; Everybody Needs Somebody To Love; I Don't Know; She Caught The Katy; Soul Man; Rubber Biscuit; Going Back To Miami; Gimme Some Lovin'; ''B'' Movie Box Car Blues; Flip Flop & Fly
NM-/NM-
$19.99
LP
The Blues Brothers
The Blues Brothers
The Blues Brothers
1980
SD 16017
Atlantic Record Label Movie Soundtrack Original Recording (John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd)
NM-/NM-
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LP
The Blues Brothers
The Blues Brothers
The Blues Brothers
1980
SD 16017
Atlantic Record Label Movie Soundtrack Original Recording (John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd)
VG+/VG+
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LP

Briefcase Full of Blues
Blues Brothers
Briefcase Full of Blues
1978
SD 19217
Atlantic Record Label; Album cover and record appear new; John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd; Track listing: Opening: I Can't Turn You Loose; Hey Bartender; Messin' With The Kid; Got Everything I Need) Almost; Rubber Biscuit; Shot Gun Blues; Groove Me; I Don't Know; Soul Man; B Movie Box Car Blues; Flip Flop & Fly; Closing: I Can't Turn You Loose
NM-/NM-
$19.99
LP
Briefcase Full of Blues
Blues Brothers
Briefcase Full of Blues
1978
SD 19217
Atlantic Record Label; John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd
VG+/VG+
$14.99
LP
Made in America
Blues Brothers
Made in America
1980
SD 16025
Atlantic Record Label; John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd; Record station promotional copy
NM-/NM-
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LP
Made in America
Blues Brothers
Made in America
1980
SD 16025
Atlantic Record Label; John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd
VG+/VG+
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LP
National Lampoon's Animal House
John Belushi / Chris Montez / Sam Cooke / Bobby Lewis / Lloyd Williams / Paul & Paula / Stephen Bishop
National Lampoon's Animal House (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
1978
MCA-1692
MCA Record Label; Album cover and record appear new; Track listing: Faber College Theme; Louie Louie; Twisting The Night Away; Tossin' And Turnin'; Shama Lama Ding Dong; Hey Paula; Animal House; Money (That's What I Want); Lets Dance; Dream Girl; (What A) Wonderful World; Shout; Faber College Theme
NM-/NM-
$19.99
LP
National Lampoon's Animal House
John Belushi / Sam Cooke / Bobby Lewis / Lloyd Williams / Paul & Paula / Stephen Bishop / Chris Montez
National Lampoon's Animal House (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
1978
MCA-37219
MCA Record Label; Album cover and record appear new; Track listing: Faber College Theme; Louie Louie; Twisting The Night Away; Tossin' And Turnin'; Shama Lama Ding Dong; Hey Paula; Animal House; Money (That's What I Want); Lets Dance; Dream Girl; (What A) Wonderful World; Shout; Faber College Theme
NM-/NM-
$12.99
LP
National Lampoon's Animal House
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
National Lampoon's Animal House
1978
MCA-37219
MCA Record Label
VG+/VG+
$9.99

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