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The Blues Brothers -- After the release of Jake Blues from prison, he and brother Elwood take their blues band back on the road in an attempt to raise money for the orphanage where they were raised. Havoc ensues as the brothers seek redemption on their 'mission from God'.
In 1926, a little jazz club was opened in the basement of a drugstore located at 11th and U St. called Club Caverns. The club became known as Bohemian Caverns in the late 1950's and has brought a great many artists to its stage including Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Billy Holiday and Miles Davis.
Cab Calloway reveals insider information on Harlem in the '30s with his vivid narration that illustrates an animated map of the neighborhood's jazz clubs and best fried chicken joints. Calloway's voice is warm with fond memories of an important time in New York; the Harlem Renaissance.
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Eighteen years after the Brothers' original "mission from God", Elwood Blues (Dan Aykroyd) is getting out of prison and discovering that much has changed in the time he's been away. His partner, Jake, is gone, his band is no longer together and the orphanage where he grew up has been demolished. Elwood soon realizes that he must embark on a whole new mission - to reassemble the old band, this time with the help of a soulful bartender (John Goodman), compete at Queen Moussette's (Erykah Badu) Battle of the Bands and set a wayward orphan named Buster on the path to redemption. In the midst of the mayhem, he's got to prove to the police that there's magic in the music...and a mysterious method behind the Blues Brothers' madness. Special appearances by B.B. King, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Johnny Lang, Blues Traveler, Eric Claption and many more. It's an action-packed comedy with lots of Rhythm and Blues.
After the release of Jake Blues (John Belushi) from prison, he and brother Elwood (Dan Aykroyd) go to visit the orphanage where they were released by nuns. They learned that the church stopped its support and will sell the place unless the tax on the property is paid with 11 days. The brothers decide to raise the money by putting their blues band back together and staging a big gig. They may be on a "mission from God" but they're making enemies everywhere they go. Featuring performances by some of blues finest, James Brown, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and co-starring John Candy, Carrie Fisher, Henry Gibson and Steve Lawrence.
Dan Aykroyd returns as Elwood Blues in this action-packed comedy that co-stars John Goodman and includes special appearances by B.B. King, Aretha Franklin, James Brown and Eric Clapton.
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