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January 20, 2021

Episode 503: The Blues Brothers (1980)

Special Guests: John Landis, Steven Williams, Laila Nablusi
Guest Co-Hosts: Brad Jones, Suzen Tekla Kruglnska

Musical month continues with a look at John Landis's The Blues Brothers (1980). It's the story of Jake (John Belushi) and Elwood Blues (), two musicians who need to get $5,000 in order to pay the back taxes on the orphanage where they grew up learning to be white blues singers.

Suzen Tekla Kruglnska (Rosemary's Baby 6:66) and Brad Jones (The Cinema Snob) join Mike for a discussion of The Blues Brothers (and Blues Brothers 2000) along with special guests Laila Nablusi (president of The Blues Brothers), Steven Williams (Trooper Mount), and co-writer/director John Landis.

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Bonus Interview: Laila Nabulsi

Buy The Blues Brothers on Blu-Ray
Buy Blues Brothers: Private by Judith Jacklin and Tino Insana
Buy the The Blues Brothers soundtrack
Buy Briefcase Full of Blues on CD
Buy Made in America on CD
Buy Blues Brothers 2000 on Blu-Ray
Buy the Blues Brothers 2000 soundtrack

"Groove Me" - The Blues Brothers
"Soul Man" - The Blues Brothers
"Everybody Needs Somebody to Love" - The Blues Brothers
"Quando Quanto" - Murph & the Magic Tones
"Sink the Bismark" - The Blues Brothers
"Rubber Biscuit" - The Blues Brother



  1. Amazing episode, and the bonus interview its quite interesting. i found hard to believe some of the things Mrs Nabulsi says about Alex Cox, but i guess movie business its a strange business. Thanks Mike!

    1. Agreed,Another amazing episode!:)These deep dives really take the edge off in these heaving times.BELUSHI,the Showtime documentary i thought offered a sympathetic portrait of an outrageous talent and a sensitive man,Heaven Bless His Soul:)