musical intermission

posting about The Blues Brothers movie has had a bit of a consequence:  the Definitive Collection has been in my car CD player since soon afterwards.  sure the Bros. couldn't exactly sing, but goodness gracious what a band.

and in the words of brother Elwood –

"Good evening ladies and gentlemen and welcome to the Universal Amphitheatre. Well, here it is, the late seventies going on 1985. You know, so much of the music we hear today is all pre-programmed electronic disco, we never get a chance to hear master blues men practicing their craft anymore. By the year 2006, the music known today as the blues will exist only in the classical records department of your local library. So tonight ladies and gentlemen, while we still can, let us welcome, from Rock Island Illinois, the blues band of Joliet Jake and Elwood Blues, the Blues Brothers."

with the exception of"disco", Elwood was right on.  sadly.

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6 thoughts on “musical intermission

  1. I still haven't seen the movie (I just slapped myself, I know I deserve it), but I am from the next town over from Rock Island. Rocky High was our rival in high school sports. :-)

  2. Come on…Baby don't you you wanna go…
    Dude! I lived in West Chicago. Right, so what? The scene they cut out of some versions, where the tanker truck blows up the gas station? I could see the explosion from my house. The tires from the semi-trailer, landed in the parking lot across the street from our house!!! We went exploring over there when the movie crew disappeared adn found those funky director's chairs and all sorts of things. Trash everywhere. It was so cool.

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