Briefcase Full of Blues is the debut album by The Blues Brothers, originally released in 1978. The Blues Brothers, more formally called The Blues Brothers' Show Band and Revue, began as an affectionate comedic tribute to R&B music featuring comedy actors Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi, as part of a musical sketch on Saturday Night Live. Belushi (lead vocalist "Joliet Jake" Blues) and Aykroyd (harmonica player/backing vocalist Elwood Blues) fronted a band which was composed of well-known and respected session musicians. Soon after three SNL performances, the band began to take on a life beyond television, releasing an album, Briefcase Full of Blues, and then having the Hollywood film The Blues Brothers created around it's characters in 1980. The track listing of Briefcase Full of Blues boasts infectious covers of songs by Otis Redding, Junior Wells, King Floyd, Sam & Dave and Big Joe Turner, amongst others. Backing up Jake & Elwood are Stax heroes Donald - Duck- Dunn and Steve Cropper, Paul Shaffer and other seasoned session men. The album reached #1 on the Billboard 200 and went double Platinum. Two singles were released, "Rubber Biscuit", which reached number 37 on the Billboard Hot 100 and "Soul Man", which reached number 14.

 

  • Opening: I Can't Turn You Loose

  • Hey Bartender

  • Messin' with the Kid

  • (I Got Everything I Need) Almost

  • Rubber Biscuit

  • Shot Gun Blues

  • Groove Me

  • I Don't Know

  • Soul Man

  • "B" Movie Box Car Blues

  • Flip, Flop & Fly

  • Closing: I Can't Turn You Loose

 

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At Heavy Heads Records, we fully understand that when it comes to collecting vinyl records, condition is king! We want you to know that anything you order from us is guaranteed to be in the condition listed, and will play all the way through without skipping! If you’re unfamiliar with how records are graded, please take a moment to read through our condition guide. 

 

NM (Near Mint) - A nearly perfect record. A NM or M- record has more than likely never been played, and the vinyl will play perfectly, with no imperfections during playback. Many dealers won't give a grade higher than this implying (perhaps correctly) that no record is ever truly perfect. The record should show no obvious signs of wear.

 

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VG (Very Good) – Many of the defects found in a VG+ record will be more pronounced in a VG disc. Record will play all the way through without skipping. Surface noise will be evident upon playing, especially in soft passages and during a song's intro and fade, but will not overpower the music otherwise. Groove wear will start to be noticeable, as with light scratches (deep enough to feel with a fingernail) that will affect the sound. Outer Sleeve may have writing such as a name of a previous owner, but should not be completely marked up.

 

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The Blues Brothers - Briefcase Full of Blues [LP]

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  • Condition Guarantee

    At Heavy Heads Records, we fully understand that when it comes to collecting vinyl records, condition is king! We want you to know that anything you order from us is guaranteed to be in the condition listed, and will play all the way through without skipping! If you’re unfamiliar with how records are graded, please take a moment to read through our condition guide. 

    NM (Near Mint) - A nearly perfect record. A NM or M- record has more than likely never been played, and the vinyl will play perfectly, with no imperfections during playback. Many dealers won't give a grade higher than this implying (perhaps correctly) that no record is ever truly perfect. The record should show no obvious signs of wear.

    VG+ (Very Good Plus) - A Very Good Plus record will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it. Defects should be more of a cosmetic nature, not affecting the actual playback as a whole. Record surfaces may show some signs of wear and may have slight scuffs or very light scratches that don't affect one's listening experiences. Slight warps that do not affect the sound are "OK". The label may have some ring wear or discoloration, but it should be barely noticeable. Spindle marks may be present.

    VG (Very Good) – Many of the defects found in a VG+ record will be more pronounced in a VG disc. Record will play all the way through without skipping. Surface noise will be evident upon playing, especially in soft passages and during a song's intro and fade, but will not overpower the music otherwise. Groove wear will start to be noticeable, as with light scratches (deep enough to feel with a fingernail) that will affect the sound. Outer Sleeve may have writing such as a name of a previous owner, but should not be completely marked up.

    We only ship records with outer sleeves that are in VG condition or better!!