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Definitive Blues Brothers Collection (Ocrd)
Genres: Blues, Special Interest, Pop, R&B, Rock
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Lawrence C. Clower | DFW, Texas | 04/05/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The Blues Brothers, Akroyd and Belushi, fueled a resurgence of the blues back in the 70's. This is a good collection of what they played and a good companion to the movie."
Blues Brothers -- Not just a couple of comedians clowning
M. Minnich | Los Angeles Basin | 04/29/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you know a lot about the Blues Brothers, you'll learn nothing from this review. But if you know only a little bit of the Blues Brothers, it is probably either from the movie or from the first generation of Saturday Night Live, and you may think of them merely as Dan Akroyd and John Belushi (RIP) making fun of, and having fun with, blues music. Not so; they're more than that. They were both big jazz/blues fans, and worked hard to make their musical work legitimate and enjoyable.
They succeeded. You probably knew that they were good from the little bit they actually did on the show and the movie. This whole album is just as good. Much if it is taken from the movie, but some cuts are original. It's not GREAT blues, but it is good, and fun. Their "Soul Man" cover is IMO better than the original (aided by Akroyd's low bass addition to the refrain).
All in all, an album worth getting if you're a jazz/blues fan (if you're a Blues Brothers fan, you already have it of course). If you're a jazz/blues fan but don't know the Blues Brothers (is that possible?), check out the movie to see their style, to convince yourself. BTW, don't be distracted by the album's transitions between cuts, which almost sound like digital faults; that was just the production decision to cut excessive applause and the like from the live takes."
Elliot G. Pulham | Colorado Springs, CO, USA | 01/24/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It's too easy to remember the Blues Brothers as a Saturday Night Live skit and spin-off movie. What's not often remembered is that SNL bad boys John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd took the music seriously and were passionate about the all-American genre. The Blues Brothers, powered by some of the finest blues musicians of the era, toured, recorded, and thrilled. This is the best compendium of popular Blues Brothers hits of that time. The digital mastering is flawless, and the performances electrify, now as they did then."