I was too young to be able to reference the film when it came out in 1980 but by the mid 80’s the legacy of the Blues Brothers was still going strong ( and still is!), not only with the film which we watched on VHS (yo kids, go look that up…) but with loads of tribute bands. It was they who introduced me to Atlantic RnB and classic soul tracks. I think this soundtrack still holds up as a great collection of music in its own right. The music is fantastic, particularity the horns and bass, played by some of the musicians who worked on the original tracks back in the 60’s. Of course the supporting cast including Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles bring their great performances, but John Belushi’s vocals stand up well amongst the Kings and Queens of Blues and Soul. A great album to start the day to!
Standout track: She Caught The Katy – easily overlooked as the opening track.