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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Blues for a Saturday Night

Tonight's selection: Shotgun Blues, by the Blues Brothers Band, featuring Dan Akroyd and the late John Belushi. The Blues Brothers 1978 album Briefcase Full of Blues was the very first blues album I ever bought, and I credit it (and the 1980 Blues Brothers movie soundtrack) with sparking my lifelong interest in blues music.

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