Music From The Soundtrack by The Blues Brothers
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
The original Blues Brothers movie, released in 1980 is now considered a cult classic, even though it was not originally a hit in cinemas. The movie was a story of two criminal brothers, who were in a blues band. It was a musical/comedy. It starred John Belushi and Dan Ackroyd, who had gained fame playing the blues brothers on Saturday Night Live. Soon after its release, the band from the movie, made up of already well-respected musicians toured the world, and recorded numerous albums. This review is for the digitally remastered version of the original soundtrack recording.
This album was released in 1995 and I have liked it for so long. It features so many great musicians, such as Steve Cropper, Donald Dunn, Matt Murphy, Lou Marini and Alan Rubin.
This is a great blues album and every track stands out, and while listening to it you'll be reminded of the movie. Every track flows really well and the production is great. I'm not a huge fan of blues but this album is great when I'm in the mood. Based on the number of immortal blues legends on this album, if you like any blues, you'll like this. Every song is great, and there are no weak spots, except for Theme From Rawhide, which is still a good song.
-A backing band that reads like a who's who of blues.
-Doesn't get boring
-Every song sounds great!
-No Skip Tracks
-Must be in the right mood
-Theme From Rawhide
-Incomplete (A few tracks left off)
I quite like this album, but I am not a huge fan of Blues so I don't play it regularly. There are no major flaws in this album and anyone who likes blues will enjoy this.
4/5 - Exceptional within the Genre. Something good for introducing someone to the genre but probably wouldn't change his or her mind about it.