Monday, March 05, 2012

Members of the Original Blues Brothers Band to Reunite Monday in Chicago

A number of members of the original Blues Brothers Band will be reuniting on Monday night at the Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet, IL. The show will salute the 30th anniversary of John Belushi's death.

Among those participating will be Paul Shaffer, Tom "Bones" Malone, "Blue" Lou Marini and Matt "Guitar" Murphy and, although the theater won't confirm anything, it's a pretty good guess that Elwood Blues (aka Dan Aykroyd) will be in attendance. The show is being produced by Aykroyd and the late-John Belushi's widow, Judith Belushi-Pisano.

Those not in the Chicago area will also be able to participate as the show will be streamed on Facebook.

While the Blues Brothers started on Saturday Night Live and were considered by many as a "comedy act," the fact is that both Aykroyd and Belushi had a deep love for the blues and R&B and showed it in their faithful recreations of numerous classics and the crack band, many of which played on the original recordings.

Here's Elwood talking about the night.

1 comments:

Jensen Lee said...

The Blues Brothers' hit “Rubber Biscuit” featured hyper-speed scat singing about crazy cuisine like ricochet biscuits and wish sandwiches. First recorded by the Chips, the song became a favorite of East Coast disc jockeys in 1956. Written by lead Charles “Kenrod” Johnson while housed at a reform school, “Rubber Biscuit” became a 1978 sensation when it was covered by the John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd as brothers Jake and Elwood Blues.

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