The Blues Brothers
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Talent deserves the recognition it demands BUT, The Blues Brothers were nothing more than a gathering of musicians, actors and extras to create a marketable product: 'money-making-movie'
Posted by Anthony Armstrong on Wednesday, 05.23.07 @ 22:10pm
actually they weren't just a "money-machine", 'cause they started as a real band (and that's what they are!), and they made very good blues tunes...
Posted by Slask on Thursday, 05.24.07 @ 16:45pm
The Blues Brothers were many peoples first introduction to the world of the blues. Since I first heard them (on SNL) I have branched out into an appreciation for the greats of blues: Elmore James, Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter, etc. Just for this alone the deserve to be inducted.
Posted by Dick Weed on Monday, 10.1.07 @ 02:09am
You make a good point that is often overlooked, Mr. Weed. Belushi especially struggled to get the act recognized as more than an SNL skit, he really took the music seriously and wanted to be a true blues band. I do not think they are Hall-worthy, but they should also be genuinely respected. The material is actually pretty damn good in its own right, and more importantly, they purposely tried to promote the real and forgotten (at the time) blues artists. If anything, they tried to be ambassadors for the blues to the younger generation, and as you said, they really tried to lead listeners to the source. But, since they essentially were a very good cover band, they really do not deserve induction. They do deserve more respect than they get. RIP Jake.
Posted by Dezmond on Monday, 10.1.07 @ 08:02am
'Briefcase Full of Blues' is a damn fine album (and sold like 9 million copies). Due, however, to the connections to SNL & the movies, they will never get in, IMO.
Posted by Paul in KY on Tuesday, 05.13.08 @ 12:34pm
Lead and Bass guitarist Steve Cropper and Donald "Duck" Dunn are already in the RRHOF as members of the seminal Stax Records band Booker T. and The M.G.'s. "Green Onions".
Posted by Joe-Skee on Tuesday, 05.13.08 @ 17:17pm
The Blues Brothers
Posted by Roy on Thursday, 03.18.10 @ 09:56am
RIP, Donald "Duck" Dunn
Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Sunday, 05.13.12 @ 10:14am
It was the Blues Brothers that got me into the Blues. I was suprised to find out how many Rock songs were ripped off from Blues artist without giving them credit. Willie Dixon set up a foundation to help Blues artist get recognition for their stolen songs. the Blues Brothers gave full credit to the artist whose material they performed and it bothers me to see these rip-off artist in the RRHOF while the Blues Brothers are not even considered for induction.
Posted by Zuzu on Tuesday, 12.30.14 @ 19:12pm
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