The other day Robbie Fox asked us all what’s the first album/CD we ever purchased. Mine was the soundtrack to “The Blues Brothers.” And I need go no further than this scene to explain why. A master craftsman like Ray Charles on top of his game. Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi were nobody’s idea of great vocalists, but they were stellar performers. And their band members were absolute razors.
This might be the best movie soundtrack of all time because, more than anything else, it’s pure fun. Every song. A celebration of the uniquely American art form that is the Blues. Belushi was such a huge loss because they could’ve made five of these. (Don’t talk to me about “Blues Brothers 2000” because in my world it does not exist.) Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to break out my DVD of this.