Blues Brothers’ Crib Sheet

20 Sep

Under the direction of the soulless Paul Schaffer and with the help of original Stax session men Donald “Duck” Dunn, Steve Cropper, and Willie Hall the Blues Brothers played a mixed bag of cover tunes, always acknowledging their sources when played live. At their best, the Blues Brothers made you feel like you had been invited to a Saturday Night Live after party, exposing you to some great soul music and encouraging you to seek out the original tunes. At their worst, the Blues Brothers played coked-up obliterations of some truly great music. So, here are some of the originals, featured in Briefcase Full of Blues, and the soundtrack to their first movie.

I Can’t Turn You Loose-Otis Redding

Messin’ With the Kid-Junior Wells

Rubber Biscuit – The Chipps

Groove Me-King Floyd

Soul Man-Sam & Dave

Flip, Flop & Fly-Downchild Blues Band

Peter Gunn-Henry Mancini >

Shake Your Tailfeather-Bobby and James Purify

Sweet Home Chicago-Robert Johnson

Everybody Needs Somebody To Love-Solomon Burke


One Response to “Blues Brothers’ Crib Sheet”

  1. xz September 20, 2009 at 5:26 pm #

    these all were set to auto play in g reader. it made for a musical wake up.

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