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The Blues Brothers: Original Soundtrack Recording Soundtrack, Original recording remastered


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  • Audio CD (March 18 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Run Time: 133 minutes
  • ASIN: B000002J5K
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,625 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. She Caught The Katy - Jake
2. Peter Gunn Theme - Jake
3. Gimme Some Lovin' - Jake
4. Shake A Tail Feather - Ray Charles/Jake & Elwood
5. Everybody Needs Somebody To Love - Jake & Elwood/Patty Austin/Vivian Cherry/Ullanda McCullough
6. The Old Landmark - James Brown/Rev. James Cleveland Choir
7. Think - Aretha Franklin/Brenda Corbet/Margaret Branch/Caroline Franklin
8. Theme From Rawhide - Elwood & Jake
9. Minnie The Moocher - Cab Calloway
10. Sweet Home Chicago - Elwood & Jake
11. Jailhouse Rock - Jake


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By therosen on Feb. 23 2004
Format: Audio CD
Take two comedians with an interest in the blues, give them a backup band, a movie, and some creative license, and look at what comes out...
The songs go from the campy (Peter Gunn & Rawhide) to the dancable (Shake Your Tail Feathers) to the standard (Sweet Home Chicago & Minnie the Moocher). With a phenomenal backup band (The old Saturday Night Live orchestra) and some classic guest vocalists (Chaka Khan, James Brown and Ray Charles to name a few) it's a treat for the ears. Eleven songs pack both a variety and depth of fun music.
The only downside on the album is two missing songs. Some might expect Soul Man, which was perhaps Belushi & Akroyd's most famous tune. I personally missed John Lee Hooker's Boom Boom Boom Boom, my favorite song and artist from the movie.
That said, the CD is great for those looking for a smiling memory of the movie or a wide pop introduction to the blues. I'm generally not one to review too many CDs, but this one warrants a good plug!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Edmundson on Jan. 30 2004
Format: Audio CD
Blues Brothers was an excellent movie and one of the things that made it so awesome was the spectacular music. Fans that loved the music must pick this up.
What other soundtracks have artists like Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Cab Calloway, and James Brown on it. That alone should be a selling point to fans of oldies and blues music. You also get to hear Jon Belushi and Dan Akroyd singing as Jake and Elwood.
Almost all the songs from the movie are on the soundtrack. It's got the theme from "Rawhide" which was the only song they put on it that the band sang in the bar. I wish they would have put "Stand By Your Man" on it, but that's the only knock I have against this classic soundtrack. Pick this one up, you'll like it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Keith Paynter on Nov. 26 2002
Format: Audio CD
Time has been kind to the original Blues Brothers film. Lambasted by critics, but embraced by SNL fans and R&B lovers. The musical comedy is one that I have never grown tired of, and I played out my original LP and CD to death. The remastered CD brought this music back to life.
It is a testament to the conviction of Jon Landis, and especially to Dan Ackroyd and John Belushi, that they were able to re-immortalize Blues, R&B and Soul legends Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Ray Charles, Cab Calloway and (on film only, unfortunately) John Lee Hooker, by introducing them to people who had no idea who they were, and reminding fans of the past how good these people were, and continued to be.
Aretha Franklin acknowledged she was grateful to them for re-vitalizing her career. It is a worthy testament. Every appearance by these greats is a show-stopping number, and for me a personal favorite of Jake & Elwood is Sweet Home Chicago, a nod to Blues legend Robert Johnson, who influenced so many with his short body of work.
Paul Schaeffer's musical direction is outstanding (He was unable to appear in the film due to his commmitment to Gilda Radner's stage show), and personally I believe he peaked here, becoming a parody of himself as bandleader for David Letterman.
Those who don't 'get' the album should really listen to the roots of what made the Blues Brothers happen - check out the Atlantic Rhythm & Blues CD set, and the Stax Records set to get an understanding of some of the more 'contemporary' influences that drove Ackroyd & Belushi to build the band and even use original Stax musicians Steve Cropper and Donald 'Duck' Dunn at the core of the band's rhythm section.
The Blues Brothers 2000 film may be a letdown to those who saw it, but the original (and its soundtrack) are tributes to hard driving soul and R&B, and one can't help but enjoy the musical journey.
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By A Customer on Sept. 25 2003
Format: Audio CD
Some reviewers here (the ersatz blues/jazz/R&B/gospel 'purists') are taking this album waaaay too seriously. The boys in blue -- and remember, they are/were comedians first and foremost -- are celebrating the great musical traditions found on this soundtrack with the utmost respect, not trying to compete with them. The fact that the theme from "Rawhide" should clue in the most pedantic blues critic that this is all in fun. Take it as such, and it's a great repeatable soundtrack.
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Format: Audio CD
The Blues Brothers have always been entertaining to watch and listen to. Sure they speed up Elvis' "Jailhouse Rock" to Daytona-500 velocities, in the process dispensing with one of the trademarks of its sound, that being HEAVY syncopation. But they make all their songs into something new - and warm, fun-loving tributes, madcap as they may be.

Other astute performances by some of the legendary artists playing themselves in the movie [Cab Calloway, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles], take this CD right over the top. Like the movie itself, this is just plain (at times riotous) fun. Real old-timer Calloway's "Minnie the Moocher" is to die for - slick, smooth, jazzy - and yes, riotous!.

Experienced in the context of the Blues Brothers movie itself, which was/is tremendously entertaining, all the music is a perfect fit.
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Format: Audio CD
The movie is a classic and i still love watching it, One of the reasons the movie is such a sucess is because the music ties it all together and creates a plot and atmosphere. The songs on this CD are great to listen to and also dont get old. If you are a fan of RnB, Jazz, or any other genres simmilar this will become one of your favorites. and there is a little bit of every taste with some western ("theme from rawhide") and lots of brass and rhytm peices ("peter gunn theme" for example). The only thing that i dont like is the lack of the song "boom boom" by John Lee Hooker, wich played in full in the movie, and "sooth me" by Sam and Dave wich also was played a while in the movie. but nonetheless this is a great CD to get!
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