The Blues Brothers
Music From The Soundtrack


4.0
excellent

Review

by clown_phobia USER (5 Reviews)
January 14th, 2005 | 35 replies


Release Date: 1980 | Tracklist


Music From The Soundtrack by The Blues Brothers

Track List

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.

Positives
-A backing band that reads like a who's who of blues.
-Doesn't get boring
-Every song sounds great!
-No Skip Tracks

Negatives
-Must be in the right mood
-Theme From Rawhide
-Incomplete (A few tracks left off)

Overall
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.

Rating
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.


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Badmoon
June 14th 2004


384 Comments


Good job :thumb: I also like this album

VoodooChild
June 14th 2004


12 Comments


Aw man. This reminded me how cool the movie is. I gotta go out and rent it soon. Anyway, this is a pretty good album. Some of my obvious favorites are "Jailhouse Rock", "Sweet Home Chicago", "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love", and then there are songs like "Think", or Gime Some Lovin'". Cool album, you're right about it not changing anyones mind but still fun. Great review, great movie, great everything...

Badmoon
June 14th 2004


384 Comments


Speaking of The Blues Brothers, I live in Chicago *Isn't a Nazi :lol:*, I go down town about each year to see the big chase at the end of the movie reacted, though it's done a lot slower.



-Theme From Rawhide



Ohh, come on!!! That song's gold!!!!!

clown_phobia
June 14th 2004


36 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

i guess so. i just don't like it as much.

clouds_are_cool
September 20th 2004


13 Comments


the peter gunn theme is possibly the best walking song i've ever heard

FillInTheBlankHere___
September 20th 2004


64 Comments


Rawhide owns. Great album, though I haven't listened to it in...... three years. :eek:

*promptly steals from Mom's CD cabinet*

MaggoTFreaK
June 25th 2005


8 Comments


My idols joliet jake and elwood blues
well anyways my favorite song on this ablum would be shake a tail feather
preformed by the blues brothers and ray charles in the movie

5/5


The D
January 23rd 2006


5 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Great film, and a fantastic CD here.

robo2448
January 23rd 2006


132 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Awesome soundtrack. The movie is hilarious too.
And Rawhide does own. My favorite song from this is probably Sweet Home Chicago or Jailhouse Rock.


YDload
January 23rd 2006


1207 Comments


"Shake a Tailfeather" has the coolest bassline ever. Props to Donald "Duck" Dunn for that one!

robo2448
January 23rd 2006


132 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Donald "Duck" Dunn is a great bassist. This cd and movie introduced me to Booker T. and the MG's, so that makes it even more awesome. Steve Cropper is a great guitarist too.

nirvanachild5
March 8th 2006


11 Comments


You know what song owns???? "Minnie the Moocher"!!!! Brilliant sounds from that..... especially that trumpet in the beginning and the whole crowd's response to the HAIDI HAIDI HAIDI HAI!!!! brillian

i just watched the movie 3 times in the past week!! so stuck in my head!

morrissey
Moderator
March 8th 2006


1688 Comments


Dumb question, but is the "Theme from Rawhide" really the "Theme from Rawhide"? If so, my grandfather used to sing that song to us back in the day when I was 4-5 years old and I loved it more than anything else. This seems like a cool album to pick up.

Kool Aid
March 11th 2006


13 Comments


The song they sing in the movie is a cover of the show Rawhide, yes. I'm not stretching very far to assume that it's the same on the CD(which I will be sure to pick up)

robo2448
March 13th 2006


132 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Ha nirvanachild, the first time I saw the movie, I was so obsessed with it, that I watched it the next two nights as well. Seeing Blues Brothers 3 days in a row was good.

And yeah, Morrissey, it's definitely worth picking up. Just such a fun album to listen to. But the music is great too. I only wish they included John Lee Hooker's song on the soundtrack. But they didn't because none of the blues brothers actually played on the recording.

Music_Is_My_Life
March 13th 2006


100 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

This movie owns. The soundtrack owns. 'Nuff said.

ShrubHavingCoffee
March 16th 2006


12 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

^I agree with that guy^

jhed13
March 31st 2006


32 Comments


i luv this movie. i luv the soundtrack more. but the blues brothers 2000 pretty much ruined it all for meThis Message Edited On 03.31.06

MyRamona
April 26th 2006


1078 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This album is a feel-good blues classic, the film also owns. No way is the rawhide theme a negative! This is probably the best soundtrack I've heard.

Douglas
May 8th 2009


9110 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Let me see you shake your motherfucking tail feather

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