Saturday, March 31, 2012

The Blues Brothers--B Move Boxcar Blues

I'm not sure whether people realize it or not, but The Blues Brothers were not just some amusing Saturday Night Live skit.  They were probably one of the baddest-ass blues bands ever.  They had a serious line-up that featured "Duck" Dunn and Steve Cropper from the original Booker T and The MGs.  They had Paul Schaeffer (David Letterman band leader) and the original Saturday Night Live horn section.  They also had one of the best drummers of all time, a guy named Steve Jordan and a Chicago Blues guitar master, Matt "Guitar" Murphy.  And, in my opinion, one of the best front men in Rock N' Roll history, John Belushi.

This song, "B Movie Boxcar Blues" is a cover of a song by another Blues guy named Delbert McClinton.  The song starts out mellow and groovy and then ends and like a runaway train going down the tracks.

Finally, I'm not one to listen to lyrics too closely, but the trampy lyrics tell an interesting story.

I'm pretty sure that you will not be able to resist the temptation to buy this gem of rhythm music.  In fact, I could not give enough praise to the whole "Briefcase Full of Blues" album.  You should buy the whole thing.  For $5.99 it's a steal!

And if you are interested, the original Delbert McClinton version is pretty good too.  Scroll down to take a listen.  Unfortunately, Amazon doesn't carry the original.

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