Sunday, March 18, 2012

The Blues Brothers

The Blues Brother by Anthony Baker

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The Blues Brothers are an American blues and soul revivalist band founded in 1978 by comedy actors Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi as part of a musical sketch on Saturday Night Live.

In 1980, The Blues Brothers movie, directed by John Landis, was released. Featuring car chases involving the Bluesmobile and musical performances by Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles and John Lee Hooker, the story is set in and around Chicago, Illinois. It is a tale of redemption for the paroled convict Joliet Jake Blues and his brother Elwood as they decide to take on a "mission from God" and re-form their blues band in order to raise funds to save the Catholic orphanage where they grew up.

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