Everybody Needs Somebody To Love – The Blues Brothers

After reading Soul Men: The Making of The Blues Brothers, I was inspired to watch The Blues Brothers again. What a great movie! I have no idea how someone can not find something to like in this film. Yes, it is sometimes a bit rambling and unfocused, but the charisma of its starts, its musical performances and the writing is solid. Sometimes I wish they had followed through and were able to turn this into a franchise.

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3 thoughts on “Everybody Needs Somebody To Love – The Blues Brothers

  1. Badwolf says:

    I’ve been a fan of The Blues Brothers since the first airing of the “Soul Man” number on SNL. That was a watershed moment in my life. I asked for (and got) “Briefcase Full of Blues” for Christmas in 1978 (on 8-track!).

    The Blues Bothers is one of my all-time, Top 5 movies – usually comes in at #1 or #2, depending on my mood. In the article, it was funny that the movie was only booked into “Black Theaters” – when I thought back to where I saw it (with my dad, summer of 1980), it was at a theater in a mixed black and white area. What makes this funny is that my Mom was pretty provincial when it came to entertainment – she was a real “Sound of Music” type. My Dad, on the other hand, was a little more into a wide variety of music and had no problem whatsoever with the film – I think he thoroughly enjoyed it.

  2. Rick Doherty says:

    The Everybody Needs Somebody to Love song is included in the Just Dance 4 and it is such a fun song because you get to pick if you will be Elwood or Jake when doing the number. Great movie, and I still hate the Illinois Natzis.

  3. Atari Adventure Square says:

    I was so happy to see my fave SNL player John Belushi explode on the scene with his stardom, but The Blues Brothers took it to another level.

    It made perfect sense for someone so comedically-talented to follow up with an innate sense of musical drive.
    Yeah, maybe these guys weren’t the best music performers, but the thing about the blues is that it’s not about being flashy, but about being true and into it.

    The movie proved that their act wasn’t about showmanship, but about putting on a good show – proven with the high number of classic acts included in the mix.

    Love the movie, the music, the whole experience then, and now.

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