044 - We’re the Blues Brothers Band and We Aren’t Blue, Nor Are We Brothers!
Apr 1st, 2020 by Crime In Music
Pop on your porkpie hat, raise up your Ray-Bans and hit the mean streets of Chicago's Southside. Hear a tale about brothers who aren't even related. They start a blues band 50 years too late to the game and have a few run-ins with the law along the way. They met and went to school together at St. Helen's of the Blessed Shroud Orphanage. Whether running from rollers or rocking for the Lord, these fellas have each others backs, no matter the situation. With the ritual of cutting their fingers, using an E string fallen from the famed Elmore James' guitar, they truly became brothers in blood and in the blues.
After learning how to perform blues and soul music in the janitor's room at their orphanage as kids, they started on the wildest ride the brothers/ not-brother would every take, becoming musicians. Car chases, robberies and missing persons are just a few of legal setbacks you'll hear about. James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, John Lee Hooker and Cab Calloway are just a few of the musical legends, who like Ben, had never heard of this amazing Rhythm & Blues Review.
Ladies and gentlemen, it is a distinct pleasure of the management to present to you, the evenings star attraction. Here they are after their exclusive 3-year tour of Europe, Scandinavia and the sub-continent. Won't you welcome, from Calumet City, Illinois, the show band of Joliet Jake & Elwood Blues, The Blues Brothers Band!
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