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Encyclopedia > The Blues Brothers
The Blues Brothers
Elwood and Jake Blues and the Bluesmobile
Elwood and Jake Blues and the Bluesmobile
Background information
Origin New York City, New York
Genre(s) Blues, Rhythm and blues, Blues rock, Blue-eyed soul
Years active 1978-present
Label(s) Atlantic
Members
Steve "the Colonel" Cropper
"Blue" Lou Marini
Alan "Mr. Fabulous" Rubin
Rob "The Honeydripper" Paparozzi
Eddie "Knock on Wood" Floyd
Former members
Jake Blues
Elwood J. Blues
Donald "Duck" Dunn

Steve "Getdwa" Jordan
Willie "Too Big" Hall
Tom "Bones" Malone
Matt "Guitar" Murphy
Paul "The Shiv" Shaffer
Murphy Dunne
Tom "Triple Scale" Scott
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Zee Blues
"Mighty Mack" McTeer
Larry "T" Thurston
Tommy "Pipes" McDonnell

The Blues Brothers are an American blues, rhythm and blues, and soul revue band founded in 1978 by comedians 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 harpist/vocalist Elwood Blues, fronted the band, which was composed of well-known and respected musicians. The band made its debut as the musical guest on the April 22, 1978, episode of Saturday Night Live. James Edgar Jim Belushi (born June 15, 1954) is an American film and television actor, and younger brother of the late comedian John Belushi. ... John Stephen Goodman (born June 20, 1952) is a Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-nominated American actor. ... Blues is a vocal and instrumental musical form which evolved from African American spirituals, shouts, work songs and chants and has its earliest stylistic roots in West Africa. ... Rhythm and blues (also known as R&B or RnB) is a popular music genre combining jazz, gospel, and blues influences — first performed by African American artists. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... Daniel Edward Aykroyd CM (born July 1, 1952 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) is an Academy Award-nominated Canadian comedian, actor, screenwriter, and musician. ... John Adam Belushi (January 24, 1949 – March 5, 1982) was an Emmy Award-winning American actor, comedian and musician, notable for his work on Saturday Night Live, National Lampoons Animal House and The Blues Brothers. ... Saturday Night Live has featured many recurring characters that appear in sketches with a musical theme. ... Saturday Night Live (SNL) is a weekly late night 91-minute American comedy-variety show based in New York City that has been broadcast live by NBC on Saturday nights since October 11, 1975. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The following is a list of Saturday Night Live hosts and musical guests. ... is the 112th day of the year (113th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... // The Seventies In 1974, NBC Tonight Show host Johnny Carson requested that the weekend broadcasts of “Best of Carson” come to an end (back then The Tonight Show was a 90-minute program), so that Carson could take 2 weeknights off and air repeats on those nights rather than on...


The band then began to take on a life beyond the confines of the television screen, releasing an album, Briefcase Full of Blues, in 1978, and then having a Hollywood film, The Blues Brothers, created around its characters in 1980. Briefcase Full of Blues was the first album by The Blues Brothers, released in 1978 by Atlantic Records. ... ... The Blues Brothers is a 1980 musical comedy directed by John Landis and starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd as Joliet Jake and Elwood Blues, characters developed from a Saturday Night Live musical sketch. ... The year 1980 in film involved some significant events. ...


After the death of Belushi in 1982, the Blues Brothers have continued to perform with a rotation of guest singers and other band members. The original band reformed in 1988 for a world tour and again in 1998 for a sequel to the film, Blues Brothers 2000. They make regular appearances at musical festivals worldwide. Blues Brothers 2000 is a 1998 musical/comedy film and sequel to the highly successful 1980 film The Blues Brothers. ...

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Band members

Original lineup

While not all members appeared in the original film, the full band included:

The band in the 1980 film performs "Jailhouse Rock" in prison, from left, Steve Cropper, Matt Murphy, Elwood Blues, Willy Hall, Duck Dunn, Jake Blues, Bones Malone, Alan Rubin and Blue Lou.
The band in the 1980 film performs "Jailhouse Rock" in prison, from left, Steve Cropper, Matt Murphy, Elwood Blues, Willy Hall, Duck Dunn, Jake Blues, Bones Malone, Alan Rubin and Blue Lou.

John Adam Belushi (January 24, 1949 – March 5, 1982) was an Emmy Award-winning American actor, comedian and musician, notable for his work on Saturday Night Live, National Lampoons Animal House and The Blues Brothers. ... Daniel Edward Aykroyd CM (born July 1, 1952 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) is an Academy Award-nominated Canadian comedian, actor, screenwriter, and musician. ... Harp Attack! blues harp album cover Blues harp or cross harp is a technique of playing an ordinary harmonica which originated in the blues, not a type of harp or harmonica. ... Steve The Colonel Cropper (born Stephen Lee Cropper, on October 21, 1941) is a guitarist, songwriter, producer, and soul musician. ... Lead guitar refers to a role within a band, that provides melody or melodic material, as opposed to the rhythm of the rhythm guitar, bass, and drums. ... Rhythm guitar is a guitar that is primarily used to provide rhythmic and harmonic accompaniment for a singer or for other instruments in an ensemble. ... Booker T. & the M.G.s is a soul band, most prominent in the 1960s and 1970s. ... Donald Duck Dunn (born November 24, 1941, in Memphis, Tennessee, USA) is a bass guitarist, record producer, and songwriter. ... The electric bass guitar (or electric bass) is a string instrument played with the fingers by plucking, slapping, or using a pick. ... Murphy Dunne (b. ... Gilda Susan Radner (28 June 1946 – 20 May 1989) was an American comedian and actress, best known for her five years as part of the original cast of the NBC comedy series Saturday Night Live. ... Willie Hall is an American drummer. ... The Bar-Kays are a popular soul, R&B, and funk group which began performing in 1966 and continue to perform today, although with only one original member. ... For the American arctic explorer, see Isaac Israel Hayes Isaac Lee Hayes (born August 20, 1942, in Covington, Tennessee) is an American soul and funk singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, arranger, and actor. ... Steve Jordan is the drummer in the John Mayer Trio. ... The Saturday Night Live Band(mostly referred to as The Live Band)is the house band of the NBC television program,Saturday Night Live. ... Tom Malone is an American jazz musician specializing in trombone. ... The trombone is a musical instrument in the brass family. ... The trumpet is the highest brass instrument in register, above the French horn, trombone, baritone, euphonium, and tuba. ... The saxophone (colloquially referred to as sax) is a conical-bored instrument of the woodwind family, usually made of brass and played with a single-reed mouthpiece like the clarinet. ... Blue Lou Marini is an American saxophone player. ... Matt Guitar Murphy is a blues guitarist. ... Chester Arthur Burnett (June 10, 1910 – January 10, 1976), better known as Howlin Wolf or sometimes, The Howlin Wolf, was an influential blues singer, songwriter, guitarist and harmonica player. ... Alan Rubin (born February 11, 1953), also known as Mr. ... Paul Shaffer Paul Allen Wood Shaffer (born November 28, 1949 in Fort William (now Thunder Bay), Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian-American musician, actor, voice actor, author, comedian and composer currently seen as the bandleader on the Late Show with David Letterman. ... Piano, a well-known instance of keyboard instruments A keyboard instrument is any musical instrument played using a musical keyboard. ... In music, an arrangement refers either to a rewriting of a piece of existing music with additional new material or to a fleshing-out of a compositional sketch, such as a lead sheet. ... The album The Very Best of Tom Scott was released in March 2006 by Verve records. ... Image File history File links Bluesbrothersjail. ... Image File history File links Bluesbrothersjail. ...

Other members

At various times, the following have been part of the act:

James Edgar Jim Belushi (born June 15, 1954) is an American film and television actor, and younger brother of the late comedian John Belushi. ... John Stephen Goodman (born June 20, 1952) is a Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-nominated American actor. ... J. Evan Bonifant (born August 19, 1985), played bit parts in many television shows and starred in several films as a child. ... Blues Brothers 2000 is a 1998 musical/comedy film and sequel to the highly successful 1980 film The Blues Brothers. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Joe Morton (born October 18, 1947, New York, New York, USA) is an African-American stage, television, and movie actor. ... Eddie Floyd (b. ... Danny Gottlieb (born 1953) is a freelance drummer who has performed as part of the Pat Metheny Group and Mahavishnu Orchestra. ... John Tropea is a guitarist who was famous in the 1970s. ...

Band history

Origins

The genesis of the Blues Brothers was a January 1976 Saturday Night Live skit. In it, "Howard Shore and his All-Bee Band" play the Slim Harpo song "I'm a King Bee," with Belushi singing and Aykroyd playing harmonica, dressed in the bee costumes they wore for the "Killer Bees" sketch. Year 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the 1976 Gregorian calendar. ... Howard Leslie Shore (born October 18, 1946) is an Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy Award-winning Canadian film composer, best known for composing the scores to The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and films of David Cronenberg. ... Slim Harpo, born James Moore (11 January 1924, Lobdel, Louisiana, USA, died 31 January 1970) was a blues musician. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Following tapings of SNL, it was popular among cast members and the weekly hosts to attend Aykroyd's Holland Tunnel Blues bar, which he had rented not long after joining the cast mainly for the purpose of parking his Harley Davidson motorcycle. The bar cost less than a parking spot.[citation needed] Dan and John filled a jukebox with songs from many different artists such as Sam and Dave and the Viletones punk band. John bought an amplifier and they kept some musical instruments there for anyone who wanted to jam. It was here that Dan wrote a lot of the initial story draft of the Blues Brothers movie, better known as the "tome" because it contained so many pages. Samuel David Moore (b. ...


It was also at the bar that Aykroyd introduced Belushi to the blues. Even though Belushi was from Chicago he was not familiar with such music. An interest soon became a fascination and it wasn't long before the two began singing with local blues bands. Jokingly, SNL band leader Howard Shore suggested they call themselves "The Blues Brothers." Blues is a vocal and instrumental form of music based on the use of the blue notes and a repetitive pattern that most often follows a twelve-bar structure. ... The Chicago blues is a form of blues music that developed in Chicago, Illinois by adding electrically amplified guitar, drums, piano, bass guitar and sometimes saxophone to the basic guitar/harmonica Delta blues. ...


Belushi's budding interest in the blues solidified in October 1977 when he was in Eugene, Oregon, filming National Lampoon's Animal House. He went to a local hotel to hear 25-year-old blues singer/harmonica player Curtis Salgado. After the show, Belushi and Salgado talked about the blues for hours. Belushi found Salgado's enthusiasm infectious. In an interview at the time with the Eugene Register-Guard he said: Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... It has been suggested that Track Town, USA be merged into this article or section. ... Official language(s) (none)[1] Capital Salem Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 9th  - Total 98,466 sq mi (255,026 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 2. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... An Oregon-based blues, R&B, and classic soul musician. ... The Register-Guard is a daily newspaper, published in Eugene, Oregon, and serving the surrounding area. ...

I was growing sick of rock and roll, it was starting to bore me...and I hated disco, so I needed some place to go. I hadn't heard much blues before. It felt good.

Salgado lent him some albums by Floyd Dixon, Charles Brown, Johnny "Guitar" Watson, and others. Belushi was hooked.[1] Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... Disco is a genre of dance-oriented pop music that blends elements of funk and soul music that was first popularized in dance clubs (discothèques) in the mid-1970s. ... Floyd Dixon (born Born J Riggins Jnr. ... Charles Brown (September 13, 1922 – January 21, 1999) was an American blues singer and pianist, originally a member of The Blazers. ... Johnny Guitar Watson (February 3, 1935 - May 17, 1996) was an American musician whose long career influenced the development of blues, soul music, rhythm & blues, funk, rock music, and rap music. ...


Belushi began to appear with Salgado on stage, singing the Floyd Dixon song "Hey, Bartender" on a few occasions, and using Salgado's humorous alternate lyrics to "I Don't Know": Floyd Dixon (born Born J Riggins Jnr. ...

I said Woman, you going to walk a mile for a Camel
Or are you going to make like Mr. Chesterfield and satisfy?
She said that all depends on what you're packing
Regular or king-size
Then she pulled out my Jim Beam, and to her surprise
It was every bit as hard as my Canadian Club.

These lyrics were used again for the band's debut performance on SNL. Camel is a brand of cigarettes that was introduced by U.S. company R.J. Reynolds Tobacco (RJR) in 1913. ... Advertisement for Chesterfield cigarettes from the early 20th century At one time, Chesterfield was one of the three most smoked brands of cigarettes in the United States. ... The standard white Jim Beam label Jim Beam is a brand of bourbon whiskey, distilled in Clermont, Kentucky. ... Canadian Club is a brand of whisky from Canada. ...


Band formation

With the help of pianist-arranger Paul Shaffer, Belushi and Aykroyd started assembling a collection of studio talents to form their own band. These included SNL band members, saxophonist "Blue" Lou Marini and trombonist-saxophonist Tom Malone, who had previously played in Blood, Sweat & Tears. At Shaffer's suggestion guitarist Steve Cropper and bassist Donald "Duck" Dunn, the powerhouse combo from Booker T and the M.G.'s and subsequently almost every hit out of Memphis' Stax Records during the 1960s, were signed as well. Paul Shaffer Paul Allen Wood Shaffer (born November 28, 1949 in Fort William (now Thunder Bay), Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian-American musician, actor, voice actor, author, comedian and composer currently seen as the bandleader on the Late Show with David Letterman. ... Blue Lou Marini is an American saxophone player. ... Tom Malone is an American jazz musician specializing in trombone. ... Blood, Sweat & Tears (also known as BS&T) was an American music group, formed in 1967 in New York City. ... Steve The Colonel Cropper (born Stephen Lee Cropper, on October 21, 1941) is a guitarist, songwriter, producer, and soul musician. ... Donald Duck Dunn (born November 24, 1941, in Memphis, Tennessee, USA) is a bass guitarist, record producer, and songwriter. ... Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Al Jackson, Jr. ... Stax Records is an American record label, originally based out of Memphis, Tennessee. ...


Belushi wanted a powerful trumpet player and a hot blues guitarist, so Juilliard-trained trumpeter Alan Rubin was brought in, as was guitarist Matt Murphy, who had performed with many blues legends. The trumpet is the highest brass instrument in register, above the French horn, trombone, baritone, euphonium, and tuba. ... The Juilliard School is a performing arts conservatory in New York City, informally but definitively identified as simply Juilliard, and most famous for its musically-trained alumni. ... Alan Rubin (born February 11, 1953), also known as Mr. ... Matt Guitar Murphy is a blues guitarist. ...


For the brothers' look, Belushi borrowed John Lee Hooker's trademark Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses and soul patch. The suits were inspired by beatnik fashion, as well as the modern mythic image of the "Men in Black". John Lee Hooker (August 22, 1917 – June 21, 2001) was an influential American post-war blues singer, guitarist, and songwriter born in Coahoma County near Clarksdale, Mississippi. ... The Ray-Ban Wayfarer is an iconic design of sunglasses available with polarized lenses and spring hinges, manufactured by Ray-Ban since 1952. ... Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses (RB2132 901L) Sunglasses are a visual aid, variously termed spectacles or glasses, which feature lenses that are coloured or darkened to prevent strong light from reaching the eyes. ... American musician Steve Vai with a soul patch. ... Beatnik cartoon Beatnik is a media stereotype that borrowed the most superficial aspects of the Beat Generation literary movement of the 1950s to present a distorted, cartoon-like misrepresentation of the real-life people found in Jack Kerouacs autobiographical fiction. ... It has been suggested that Black Hat and Mirror Shades be merged into this article or section. ...


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 1970s and 80s. The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The sound

While the music of the Blues Brothers is based on R&B, blues, and soul, it also drew heavily on rock and jazz elements, usually taking 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 a synthesis of two different traditions: the horn players all came from the clean, precise, jazz-influenced sound of New York City; while the rhythm section came from the grittier soul and blues sound of Chicago and Memphis. The success of this meld was due both to Shaffer's arrangements and to the musicians' talents. For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... Jazz is a musical art form that originated in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States around the start of the 20th century. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... The Chicago blues is a form of blues music that developed in Chicago, Illinois by adding electrically amplified guitar, drums, piano, bass guitar and sometimes saxophone to the basic guitar/harmonica Delta blues. ... The Memphis blues is a style of blues music that was created in 1920s and 1930s by Memphis-area musicians like Frank Stokes, Sleepy John Estes, Furry Lewis and Memphis Minnie. ...


In Stories Behind the Making of The Blues Brothers, a 1998 documentary included on some DVD editions of the first Blues Brothers film, Cropper noted 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 he 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. Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to document reality. ... DVD (Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is an optical disc storage media format that can be used for data storage, including movies with high video and sound quality. ... Selling out is a common slang phrase. ... Rhythm (Greek = flow, or in Modern Greek, style) is the variation of the length and accentuation of a series of sounds or other events. ...


Albums, early gigs, character backgrounds

The Blues Brothers recorded their first album, Briefcase Full of Blues, in 1978 while opening for comedian Steve Martin at Los Angeles' Universal Amphitheatre. The album was #1 on the Billboard 200 went double platinum, and featured Top 40 hit covers of Sam and Dave's "Soul Man" and The Chips' "Rubber Biscuit." Briefcase Full of Blues was the first album by The Blues Brothers, released in 1978 by Atlantic Records. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... For the football player of the same name see Steve Martin (football player). ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , State California County Los Angeles County Settled 1781 Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... The Gibson (formerly Universal) Amphitheatre is a theater located in Universal City, California, USA. It was originally built in 1972 as an outdoor venue, but was remodeled and converted into an indoor theater in 1982. ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ... In pop music a cover version is a new rendition of a previously recorded song. ... Sam & Dave were an American soul duo, known as one of the best and earliest soul groups. ... Soul Man was a hit song by Sam & Dave in 1967 and has inspired the names of: Soul Man a television sitcom starring Dan Aykroyd as Mike Weber, an Episcopal priest and widowed father of four children. ... The Chips was a short-lived New York doo-wop band consisting of teenage friends Charles Johnson (lead vocal), Nathaniel Epps (baritone), Paul Fulton (bass), Sammy Strain and Shedwick Lincoln (tenors). ... This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ...


The album liner notes fleshed out the fictional back story of Jake and Elwood, having them growing up in a Roman Catholic orphanage in Rock Island, 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.[2] The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... An orphanage (historically an orphans asylum before the latter word took on its modern insane asylum connotation) is an institution dedicated to caring for orphans (children who have lost their parents) and abused, abandoned, and neglected children. ... Rock Island is a city in Rock Island County, Illinois, United States. ... The Norwegian warrior Orvar-Odd bids a last farewell to his blood brother, the Swedish warrior Hjalmar, by Mårten Eskil Winge (1866). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Elmore James (January 27, 1918 – May 24, 1963) was an American blues singer and guitarist. ...


The band, 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. New Riders of the Purple Sage New Riders of the Purple Sage was a 1970s country rock band from Marin County, California. ... The Grateful Dead was an American rock band formed in 1965 in San Francisco, California. ... Winterland was a San Francisco music venue, booked by Bill Graham, and famous for such events as The Last Waltz, countless Grateful Dead shows, Jimi Hendrix, and the final appearance of the Sex Pistols. ...


With the film, came the soundtrack album, which was the band's first studio album. "Gimme Some Lovin'" was a Top 40 hit and the band toured to promote the film, which led to a third album (and second live album), Made in America, recorded at the Universal Amphitheatre in 1980. The track "Who's Making Love" peaked at No 39. It was the last recording the band would make with Belushi's Jake Blues. The Blues Brothers is a 1980 musical comedy directed by John Landis and starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd as Joliet Jake and Elwood Blues, characters developed from a Saturday Night Live musical sketch. ... Gimme Some Lovin is a song written by Steve Winwood, Spencer Davis and Muff Winwood, and originally performed by the Spencer Davis Group. ... Made in America is the third album by The Blues Brothers. ...


Belushi's wife, Judith Jacklin, and his friend, Tino Insana, wrote a book, Blues Brothers: Private, that further fleshed out the Blues Brothers' universe and gave a back story for the first movie.


In 1981, Best of the Blues Brothers was released; this album would be the first of several compilations and hits collections issued over the years. Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Best of the Blues Brothers is the fourth and final Blues Brothers album released before John Belushis death in 1982. ...


1982 and beyond

On March 5, 1982, John Belushi died in Hollywood of an accidental overdose of heroin and cocaine. This article is about the day. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... ... Speedballing is a drug term for the mixing of heroin and cocaine. ...


After Belushi's death, updated versions of the Blues Brothers have performed on SNL and for charitable and political causes. Aykroyd has been accompanied by Jim Belushi and John Goodman in character as "Zee" Blues and "Mighty Mack" McTeer. The copyright owners have also authorized some copycat acts to perform under the Blues Brothers name; one such act performs regularly at the Universal Studios Florida theme park in Orlando, Florida and Universal Studios Hollywood. James Belushi (also known as Jim Belushi) (born June 15, 1954) is an American film and television actor. ... John Stephen Goodman (born June 20, 1952) is a Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-nominated American actor. ... Universal Studios Florida is a theme park in Orlando, Florida, part of the Universal Orlando Resort. ... Nickname: Location in Orange County and the state of Florida. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... Universal Studios Hollywood is the original Universal Studios theme park, created initially to offer tours of the real Universal Studios soundstages and sets. ...


In 1997, an animated sitcom with Jake and Elwood was planned, but scrapped after only eight episodes were produced. [3] 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


To promote Blues Brothers 2000 (1998), Dan Aykroyd, James Belushi and John Goodman performed at the halftime of Super Bowl XXXI, along with ZZ Top and James Brown. The performance was preceded with a faux news report stating the Blues Brothers had escaped custody and were on their way to the Louisiana Superdome. The raucous innuendo-laden performance was considered somewhat scandalous at the time. Blues Brothers 2000 is a 1998 musical/comedy film and sequel to the highly successful 1980 film The Blues Brothers. ... Date January 26, 1997 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Desmond Howard, Kick Returner/Punt Returner Favorite Packers by 14 National anthem Luther Vandross Coin toss Past Super Bowl winning coaches: Hank Stram, Mike Ditka, Tom Flores, Tom Landry, Chuck Noll, George Seifert Referee Gerald Austin Halftime show... ZZ Top is an American blues rock band formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas. ... James Joseph Brown (May 3, 1933[2] – December 25, 2006), commonly referred to as The Godfather of Soul and The Hardest Working Man in Show Business, was an American entertainer recognized as one of the most influential figures in 20th century popular music. ... Superdome redirects here. ...


Aykroyd has continued to be an active proponent of blues music and parlayed this avocation into foundation and partial ownership of the House of Blues franchise, an international chain of nightclubs. In character as Elwood, he also hosts the syndicated House of Blues Radio Hour. House of Blues Sunset, in West Hollywood House of Blues (HOB) is a chain of music halls and restaurants founded in 1992 by Hard Rock Cafe founder Isaac Tigrett and his friend and investor Dan Aykroyd. ...


John Belushi's brother, James Belushi, toured with the band for a short time as "Zee Blues," and recorded the album, Blues Brothers & Friends: Live from House of Blues, with Dan Aykroyd but he didn't appear in Blues Brothers 2000. It's rumored he was approached to play not the role of "Mighty Mack" (played by John Goodman), but the role of the local Sheriff "Cab" Chamberlain (which eventually went to Joe Morton). Jim would later reunite with Aykroyd to record yet another album, not as the Blues Brothers but as themselves: Belushi/Aykroyd - Have Love Will Travel (Big Men-Big Music). James Edgar Jim Belushi (born June 15, 1954) is an American film and television actor, and younger brother of the late comedian John Belushi. ... Blues Brothers 2000 is a 1998 musical/comedy film and sequel to the highly successful 1980 film The Blues Brothers. ... John Stephen Goodman (born June 20, 1952) is a Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-nominated American actor. ... Joe Morton (born October 18, 1947, New York, New York, USA) is an African-American stage, television, and movie actor. ...


In 2004, the musical, The Blues Brothers Revival, premiered in Chicago. The story was about Elwood trying to rescue Jake from an eternity in limbo/purgatory. The musical was written and composed with approval and permission from both the John Belushi estate (including his widow, Judith Belushi-Pisano) and Dan Aykroyd. This article is about the theological concept. ... For other uses, see Purgatory (disambiguation). ...


The Blues Brothers featuring Elwood and Zee regularly perform at House of Blues venues and various casinos across North America. They are usually backed by James Belushi's Sacred Hearts Band. House of Blues Sunset, in West Hollywood House of Blues (HOB) is a chain of music halls and restaurants founded in 1992 by Hard Rock Cafe founder Isaac Tigrett and his friend and investor Dan Aykroyd. ... James Edgar Jim Belushi (born June 15, 1954) is an American film and television actor, and younger brother of the late comedian John Belushi. ...


The Blues Brothers Band tours the world regularly. The only original members still in the band are Steve Cropper, Lou Marini, and Alan Rubin. The lead singer is Rob "The Honeydripper" Paparozzi, and they are frequently joined by Eddie Floyd. Steve The Colonel Cropper (born Stephen Lee Cropper, on October 21, 1941) is a guitarist, songwriter, producer, and soul musician. ... Blue Lou Marini is an American saxophone player. ... Alan Rubin (born February 11, 1953), also known as Mr. ... Eddie Floyd (b. ...


Akyroyd currently reprises his character, Elwood Blues, as the host of the weekly House of Blues Radio Hour, heard nationwide on the Dial Global Radio Network. House of Blues Sunset, in West Hollywood House of Blues (HOB) is a chain of music halls and restaurants founded in 1992 by Hard Rock Cafe founder Isaac Tigrett and his friend and investor Dan Aykroyd. ... The Westwood One logo Westwood One, Inc. ...


Films

The Blues Brothers

In 1980, The Blues Brothers, directed by John Landis, was released. Featuring epic car chases involving the Bluesmobile and musical performances by Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles and John Lee Hooker, the story is set in and around Chicago, Illinois. It is a tale of redemption for the paroled convict Jake Blues and his brother Elwood as they decide to take on a "mission from God" and reform their blues band in order to raise funds to save the Roman Catholic orphanage where they grew up. Along the way, the brothers are targeted by a "mystery woman" (Carrie Fisher) and chased by the Illinois State Police, a country and western band called the 'Good ol' Boys' and "Illinois Nazis." The film had a limited run when it was screened theatrically, but has since become popular through television, home video and late-night cinema screenings. It is the second-highest grossing film based on a "Saturday Night Live" sketch and sixth-highest grossing musical film.[4] The Blues Brothers is a 1980 musical comedy directed by John Landis and starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd as Joliet Jake and Elwood Blues, characters developed from a Saturday Night Live musical sketch. ... The year 1980 in film involved some significant events. ... John Landis (born August 3, 1950 in Chicago) is an American movie actor, director, writer, and producer. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Blues Brothers and their Dodge Monaco The Bluesmobile is a 1974 Dodge Monaco sedan that was prominently featured in the 1980 film, The Blues Brothers . ... Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American soul, R&B, and gospel singer, songwriter, and pianist. ... James Joseph Brown (May 3, 1933[2] – December 25, 2006), commonly referred to as The Godfather of Soul and The Hardest Working Man in Show Business, was an American entertainer recognized as one of the most influential figures in 20th century popular music. ... Cab Calloway, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1933 Cab Calloway (December 25, 1907–November 18, 1994) was a famous American jazz singer and bandleader. ... Ray Charles was the stage name of Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004), a pioneering American pianist and soul musician who shaped the sound of rhythm and blues. ... John Lee Hooker (August 22, 1917 – June 21, 2001) was an influential American post-war blues singer, guitarist, and songwriter born in Coahoma County near Clarksdale, Mississippi. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country United States State Illinois County Cook & DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... For other uses of the word, see Redemption Redemption is a religious concept referring to forgiveness or absolution for past sins and protection from eternal damnation. ... Parole can have different meanings depending on the area and judiciary system. ... This article discusses the term God in the context of monotheism and henotheism. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... An orphanage (historically an orphans asylum before the latter word took on its modern insane asylum connotation) is an institution dedicated to caring for orphans (children who have lost their parents) and abused, abandoned, and neglected children. ... Carrie Frances Fisher (born October 21, 1956) is an American actress, screenwriter and novelist. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... National Socialism redirects here. ... Saturday Night Live (SNL) is a weekly late night 91-minute American comedy-variety show based in New York City that has been broadcast live by NBC on Saturday nights since October 11, 1975. ... The musical film is a film genre in which several songs sung by the characters are interwoven into the narrative. ...


Blues Brothers 2000

Main article: Blues Brothers 2000

With Landis again directing, the sequel to The Blues Brothers was made in 1998. It fared considerably worse than its predecessor with fans and critics, though it is more ambitious in terms of musical performances by the band and has a more extensive roster of guest artists than the first film. The story picks up 18 years later with Elwood being released from prison. He is once again prevailed upon to save some orphans, and with a 10-year-old boy named Buster Blues in tow, Elwood again sets about the task of reuniting his band. He recruits some new singers, Mighty Mack (John Goodman) and Cab (Joe Morton), a policeman who was Curtis' son. All the original band members are found, as well as some performers from the first film, including Aretha Franklin and James Brown. There are dozens of other guest performers, including Eric Clapton, Junior Wells, Lonnie Brooks, Eddie Floyd, Wilson Pickett, Sam Moore, Taj Mahal and Jonny Lang, Blues Traveler, as well as an all-star supergroup led by B.B. King called the Louisiana Gator Boys. On the run from the police, Russian mafia and a racist militia, the band eventually ends up in Louisiana, where they enter a battle of the bands overseen by a voodoo practitioner named Queen Moussette (Erykah Badu). During a song by the Blues Brothers (a Caribbean number called "Funky Nassau"), a character played by Paul Shaffer asks to cut in on keyboards, which Murph allows. This marks the first time in a film that the Blues Brothers play with their original keyboardist. Blues Brothers 2000 is a 1998 musical/comedy film and sequel to the highly successful 1980 film The Blues Brothers. ... John Stephen Goodman (born June 20, 1952) is a Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-nominated American actor. ... Joe Morton (born October 18, 1947, New York, New York, USA) is an African-American stage, television, and movie actor. ... Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American soul, R&B, and gospel singer, songwriter, and pianist. ... James Joseph Brown (May 3, 1933[2] – December 25, 2006), commonly referred to as The Godfather of Soul and The Hardest Working Man in Show Business, was an American entertainer recognized as one of the most influential figures in 20th century popular music. ... Eric Patrick Clapton CBE (born 30 March 1945), nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award winning English guitarist, singer and composer, who is one of the most successful musicians of the 20th century,[1] garnering an unprecedented three inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ... Junior Wells (December 9, 1934 - January 15, 1998), real name Amos Blackmore, was a blues harmonica player based in Chicago who was famous for playing with Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Magic Sam, Lonnie Brooks, the Rolling Stones and Van Morrison. ... Lonnie Brooks (December 18, 1933-) is an American blues singer and guitarist. ... Eddie Floyd (b. ... Wilson Pickett (March 18, 1941 – January 19, 2006) was an American R&B/Rock and Roll and soul singer. ... Samuel David Moore (born 12 October 1935, Miami, Florida) is an American rhythm and blues singer best known for his work in the soul duo Sam & Dave. ... Henry Saint Clair Fredericks, better known by the stage name Taj Mahal (born May 17, 1942), is an American blues musician. ... Jonny Lang (born Jon Gordon Langseth, Jr. ... In the late 1960s, the term supergroup was coined to describe music groups composed of members who had already achieved fame or respect in other groups or as individual artists. ... Riley B. King aka B. B. King (b. ... The Louisiana Gator Boys is a fictional blues band created for the movie Blues Brothers 2000, featuring a plethora of highly talented performers. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Because racism carries connotations of race-based bigotry, prejudice, violence, oppression, stereotyping or discrimination, the term has varying and often hotly contested definitions. ... Lebanese Kataeb militia A Militia is an organization of citizens to provide defense, emergency or paramilitary service, or those engaged in such activity. ... Official language(s) de jure: none de facto: English & French Capital Baton Rouge Largest city New Orleans [1] Area  Ranked 31st  - Total 51,885 sq mi (134,382 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 16  - Latitude 29°N to 33°N  - Longitude 89°W... 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Paul Shaffer Paul Allen Wood Shaffer (born November 28, 1949 in Fort William (now Thunder Bay), Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian-American musician, actor, voice actor, author, comedian and composer currently seen as the bandleader on the Late Show with David Letterman. ...


Video games

A video game involving the characters was made for various platforms by Titus. The same company produced another video game for the Amiga, Game Boy, PC and Super NES. A Nintendo 64 game titled Blues Brothers 2000 was also released. The Blues Brothers. ... A simple platform sequence from the game Wonder Boy Platform game, or platformer, is a video game genre characterized by jumping to and from suspended platforms or over obstacles. ... Titus Software was a long-running French software publisher, infamously known for creating Superman 64 that produced games for various formats over its lifetime. ... The original Amiga 1000 (1985) with various peripherals The Amiga is a family of personal computers originally developed by Amiga Corporation. ... The Game Boy ) is a handheld game console developed and manufactured by Nintendo, released in 1989 at US$89. ... The Altair 8800 was among the first microcomputers to be affordable by an individual, although it initially lacked peripherals and memory. ... The European SNES design is identical to the Super Famicom. ... This section needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ...


The Blues Brothers Bar

The Blues Brothers Bar was an illegal basement tavern operated on Wells Street In Chicago's Old Town in the 1970s and 1980s which was started by John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd. The Bar was down the street from The Second City theater. In the DVD commentary of the film Thief (a film shot in Chicago in 1981), James Caan mentions the bar. The bar was run by a college friend whom Belushi met at College of DuPage, the friend often operated as a bouncer. As the bar was unlicensed, alcohol was bought by the purchase of 'tickets' which were then traded to the bartender for the drinks. Chicagos Old Town Old Town (sometimes called Old Town Triangle) is a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois, bounded by Eugenie Street on the north, Division Street on the south, Halsted on the west, and Clark Street on the east. ... The Second City Logo The Second City is a long-running improvisational comedy troupe based in the Old Town neighborhood of Chicago, with offshoot troupes in other cities, most notably Toronto. ... Thief is a 1981 noir crime drama written and directed by Michael Mann, based on the novel The Home Invaders by Frank Hohimer (the pen name of real-life jewel thief John Seybold). ... James Langston Edmund Caan (born March 26, 1940) is an American Academy Award, Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated American film, stage and television actor. ... The College of DuPage is a two-year community college, with its main campus located in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. ...


In popular culture

There have been many takeoffs and parodies of the Blues Brothers, most notably in the Chicago area. Nickname: Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country United States State Illinois County Cook & DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ...


Sports

  • During their drive to the Super Bowl in 1985, the Chicago Bears, members of the "Black and Blue Division" of the NFL, issued a poster of nine of their offensive linemen wearing sunglasses and black hats. The poster was titled, "The Black and Blues Brothers." The poster was an incredible success, and led to a series of similarly-themed television commercials which parodied scenes from the movie. The catch phrase of the commercials was, "We're on a mission," eliminating the "from God" portion of the original phrase.
  • The Chicago Cubs produced a TV ad similar to the movie scene in which the brothers arrive at a brownstone apartment seeking some former band members. When the landlady asks, "Are you the police?" they answer, "No, ma'am, we're Cubs fans." Then they launch into a parody of "Soul Man": "Comin' to ya... In the summertime... Cubs baseball... Here on Channel 9... I'm a Cubs fan... I'm a Cubs fan..."
  • A similar idea was used in a Budweiser ad campaign featuring Cubs broadcaster Harry Caray in the Blues Brothers costume, also known as the "Cubs Fan Bud Man" campaign.
  • During the Oakland Athletics' run of success from 1988 to 1992, sluggers Jose Canseco and Mark McGwire were tagged "the Bash Brothers" and appeared in Blues Brothers costumes for a promotional poster.
  • During the early 80s, the San Antonio Spurs featured George Johnson, Dave Corzine, Kevin Restani, Paul Griffin, Mark Olberding, and Reggie Johnson. For their defensive prowess in rebounds and blocked shots, they were referred to as the "Bruise Brothers."
  • While the NBA's Chicago Bulls were making their championship runs in the 1990s, an act called "the Bulls Brothers" often performed at halftime, with the performers bearing striking resemblances to Belushi and the younger, thinner Aykroyd.
  • In college basketball, some schools have students who do routines at big games dressed as the Blues Brothers. This has been a tradition at North Carolina Tar Heels basketball games for a number of years. The Northwestern University basketball pep band plays several songs from the Blues Brothers movies, such as "Gimme Some Lovin'" and "Peter Gunn Theme." Northwestern is located in the Chicago suburb of Evanston.
  • At a select football game every year at the University of Michigan, the Michigan Marching Band performs its famous "Compression Drill" (also known as "the Cake") as they play "Can't Turn You Loose." Band announcer Carl Grapentine introduces the song with a variation of Elwood's famous introduction, ending with "And now, from Ann Arbor, Michigan, Jamie Nix and his blues band!"
  • For the 2007 season, the Chicago White Sox have new promotional posters saying "We are on a mission from Guillen."

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Films and television

  • In 1997, UPN ordered thirteen episodes for The Blues Brothers Animated Series. The order was pulled shortly afterward, and only two episodes were fully completed. Peter Aykroyd provided the voice of Elwood and Jim Belushi provided the voice of Jake.
  • In the Nickelodeon show, Drake & Josh, there is one episode entitled "Blues Brothers," in which both Drake Parker and Josh Nichols sing their song in their talent show, "Soul Man." A novelization of this episode was published in paperback by Scholastic on July 1, 2006 (coincidentally, Dan Aykroyd's 54th birthday).
  • Two Family Guy episodes have included Blues Brothers references. In "North by North Quahog," Peter and Lois lead a car chase through a mall with "Can't Turn You Loose" playing in the background as it did in the film, The Blues Brothers.[5] In "Sibling Rivalry," Stewie asks Elwood, "You! You get me my Cheese Whiz, boy?" and Elwood tosses him a can.[6]
  • In the 2005 film Fun with Dick and Jane, one of the disguises worn by Dick and Jane are matching Blues Brothers' outfits. [7]
  • In the Italian film Caterina in the Big City an Australian boy who lives near Caterina has a cardboard cut-out of Jake and Elwood.
  • The anime musical comedy TV series Nerima Daikon Brothers is about a fat brother (Hideki), a skinny brother (Ichiro), and their female cousin (Mako) who are in a band, wear dark suits and try to raise money to build a concert dome to perform in. An excerpt from the official website:

    At the risk of being obvious, the name "Nerima Daikon Brothers" is a riff on the "Blues Brothers," and much of the background music riffs in the show are homages to the Blues Brothers movie. Our Nerima Daikon Brothers can always be seen in Blues Brothers-inspired suits, hats, and sunglasses.[8] 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... UPN (which originally stood for the United Paramount Network) was a television network in over 200 markets in the United States. ... Peter Hugh Aykroyd was born to Lorraine and Peter Aykroyd in Canada. ... James Edgar Jim Belushi (born June 15, 1954) is an American film and television actor, and younger brother of the late comedian John Belushi. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Drake & Josh is a Nickelodeon sitcom that stars Drake Bell as Drake Parker and Josh Peck as Josh Nichols. ... Blues Brothers is the 14th episode of the hit Nickelodeon sitcom Drake & Josh. ... Soul Man was a hit song by Sam & Dave in 1967 and has inspired the names of: Soul Man a television sitcom starring Dan Aykroyd as Mike Weber, an Episcopal priest and widowed father of four children. ... Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is an American book publishing company known for publishing educational materials for schools, teachers, and parents, and selling and distributing them by mail order and via book clubs and book fairs. ... Family Guy is an Emmy award winning American animated television series about a nuclear family in the fictional town of Quahog (IPA or ), Rhode Island. ... North by North Quahog is the first episode of Season 4 of Family Guy. ... The Blues Brothers is a 1980 musical comedy directed by John Landis and starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd as Joliet Jake and Elwood Blues, characters developed from a Saturday Night Live musical sketch. ... Sibling Rivalry is an episode from season 4 of FOX animated television series Family Guy. ... Cheez Whiz is a thick, heavy cheese sauce and a trademarked product made by Kraft Foods introduced in 1952. ... Fun with Dick and Jane is a 2005 film, a remake of a 1977 film. ... Caterina va in città (English title: Caterina in the Big City) is an Italian movie directed by Paolo Virzi and written by Virzi and Francesco Bruni. ... The main cast of the anime Cowboy Bebop (1998) (L to R: Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Ed Tivrusky, Faye Valentine, and Ein the dog) For the oleo-resin, see Animé (oleo-resin). ... Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theater combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... Nerima Daikon Brothers , lit. ...

  • In the Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends episode "Bye Bye Nerdy," when Bloo puts on a pair of sunglasses, he makes a spoof of a line said on the film saying "It's 106 blocks to Mac, I have a full bladder, half an idea where I'm going, it's Tuesday and I'm wearing sunglasses". Frankie then opens the window and says "Hit it!" and Bloo jumps out screaming.[9] There is also an episode of Foster's called "Bloo's Brothers." The first three episodes that made up the 90-minute pilot "movie" are collectively named "House of Bloo's".
  • In an episode of Mission Hill (Ep 1.12, Happy Birthday, Kevin), Andy takes Kevin to the "Shack of Blues" for his birthday. Andy has hired the venue's resident Blues Brothers tribute act "The Blues Brothers 2000", fronted by Justin Belushi and Timothy Aykroyd-Williams. When Kevin points out that those are not the real Blues Brothers, Kevin responds, "Yeah, sorry. Dan Aykroyd sends his regrets, and John Belushi's been dead for fifteen years." (The episode aired in 2002, which means Belushi had actually been dead for twenty years by that time.)[10]
  • Parodied on the Australian movie show The Bazura Project Episode 2.01, as part of the episode's opening sequence.

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Video games

  • The Blues Brothers make two – albeit unnamed – appearances in the Space Quest video game series. They are seen performing in a bar in both versions of the game. Attempting to talk to them in the 1991 version elicits the response, "They don't have the time to talk to you, they're on a mission from God." One character is tall and thin, the other short and fat, both dressed identical to the Blues Brothers. In the Space Quest IV sequel, the player is returned to the same cantina via a time travel pod. The exact same set is shown with the same characters dancing and singing the same tunes.
  • In Bully civilian cars bear the license plate number of the Bluesmobile (BDR 529)
  • In the Super Nintendo game Earthbound, a group called the Runaway Five is a parody of and tribute to The Blues Brothers.
  • In World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade a quest involves killing two Dranei called the Blue Brothers.

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Music

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Other media

  • In the Andrew Clements book, Things Not Seen, the main character Bobby, who has been rendered invisible, makes the following observation:

    "The good thing about February in Chicago is that no one thinks it's weird if you're all bundled up...The stocking cap, the turtleneck, the scarf around my face, the gloves, it all looks natural. Except maybe Dad's huge sunglasses. They make me look like Elwood from The Blues Brothers." Andrew Clements (born 1949) is an American author of books for children. ...

  • Manga-artist Kenichi Sonoda is an avid Blues Brothers fan and has included references to it in many of his works. Most notably, in his manga Gunsmith Cats, which is set in Chicago the main character's car bears the familiar license plate number BDR 529. Also, his early anime Riding Bean, also set in Chicago showed several car chases inspired by the movie, involving massive police car pileups.

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Trivia

  • In the Chicago Midway Airport and outside of the Slippery Noodle Inn, The Blues Brothers are paid tribute to with a pair of life-sized replicas of Belushi and Aykroyd.
  • Estacio de Sá University, Tom Jobim Campus in Rio de Janeiro also has a lifesize statue of "Joliet" Jake Blues (John Belushi).

Chicago Midway Airport (IATA: MDW, ICAO: KMDW) is an airport in Chicago, Illinois, located on the citys southwest side. ... The Slippery Noodle Inn is a large blues bar and restaurant with two performance stages in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. ...

Discography

Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Briefcase Full of Blues was the first album by The Blues Brothers, released in 1978 by Atlantic Records. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... The Blues Brothers is a 1980 musical comedy directed by John Landis and starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd as Joliet Jake and Elwood Blues, characters developed from a Saturday Night Live musical sketch. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Made in America is the third album by The Blues Brothers. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Best of the Blues Brothers is the fourth and final Blues Brothers album released before John Belushis death in 1982. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Everybody Needs Somebody To Love Gimme Some Lovin I Cant Turn You Loose She Caught The Katy Green Onions Whos Making Love B Movie Box Car Blues Peter Gunn Theme Soul Man Theme From Rawhide Shake Your Tailfeather Do You Love Me / Mother Popcorn Sweet Home Chicago Going... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Hold On, Im Comin In the Midnight Hour She Caught The Katy The Thrill Is Gone Cant Turn You Loose Sweet Home Chicago Knock on Wood Raise Your Hand Peter Gunn Theme Soul Finger Hey Bartender Soul Man Everybody Needs Somebody To Love Green Onions Categories: | | | ... Eddie Floyd (b. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... You Got the Bucks Red, White & Blues Cant Play the Blues (In An Air-Conditioned Room) Early In The Morning One Track Train Boogie Thing Never Found A Girl Trick Bag Take You And Show You Big Bird Category: ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Opening: I Cant Turn You Loose (Redding) Hey Bartender (Dixon) Messin With the Kid (London) (I Got Everything I Need) Almost (Walsh) Rubber Biscuit (Johnson, Levy) I Dont Know (Mabon) Soul Man (Hayes, Porter) Whos Making Love? (Banks, Crutcher, Davis, Jackson) Do You Love Me/Mother Popcorn... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Everyboby Somebody To Love Gimme Some Lovin Think Soul Man Soul Finger (Including Fucky Broadway) She Caught The Katy Theme From Rawhide Sweet Home Chicago Skake You Tailfeather Hey Bartender Messin With The Kid Opening: I Cant Turn You Loose (I Got Everything I Need) Almost The Old Landmark... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Blues Brothers 2000: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the soundtrack album to the 1998 film, Blues Brothers 2000, the sequel to the 1980 film, The Blues Brothers. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Opening I Cant Turn You Loose Everybody Needs Somebody to Love Gimme Some Lovin Think Soul Man Soul Finger/Fuky Broadway Messin With the Kid Hey Bartender (I Got Every Thing I Need) Almost Rubber Biscuit Shot Gun Blues Groove Me I Dont Know B Movie Box Car... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Opening: I Cant Turn You Loose Rubber Biscuit Soul Man Soul Finger (Including Funky Broadway) Do You Love Me (Including Mother Popcorn) Riot In Cell Block Number Nine Messin With The Kid (I Got Everything I Need) Almost Whos Making Love Gimme Some Lovin Everybody Needs Somebody To...

References

  1. ^ This is detailed in an article in the January 4, 1979, edition of the Eugene Register-Guard.
  2. ^ Biography of the Blues Brothers from their album, A Briefcase Full of Blues, retrieved on November 30, 2006.
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Box Office Mojo. The Blues Brothers. Retrieved on December 16, 2006.
  5. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3Gx2zu95lQ
  6. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hx0GmcxkTk
  7. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n53lFmqTVU0
  8. ^ http://www.ndbrotherstv.com/roots.html
  9. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0Rg6Ht5kn0
  10. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqrgsOTqFAk
  11. ^ The Blues Brothers Live in Montreaux, BluesBrothersCentral.com (retrieved on January 8, 2007).
  12. ^ Red, White & Blues, BluesBrothersCentral.com (retrieved on January 8, 2007).
  13. ^ The Blues Brothers Complete, BluesBrothersCentral.com (retrieved on January 8, 2007).
  14. ^ The Essential Blues Brothers, BluesBrothersCentral.com (retrieved on January 8, 2007).

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The Blues Brothers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2593 words)
The Blues Brothers was a rhythm and blues/blues band fronted by comedians Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi in character.
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