Briefcase Full of Blues

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Briefcase Full of Blues
Live album by The Blues Brothers
ReleasedNovember 28, 1978
RecordedSeptember 9, 1978; Live at the Universal Amphitheater, Los Angeles
GenreBlues, blues-rock, blue-eyed soul
Length35:45
LabelAtlantic
ProducerBob Tischler
The Blues Brothers chronology
Briefcase Full of Blues
(1978)
The Blues Brothers: Music from the Soundtrack
(1980)
 
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Briefcase Full of Blues
Live album by The Blues Brothers
ReleasedNovember 28, 1978
RecordedSeptember 9, 1978; Live at the Universal Amphitheater, Los Angeles
GenreBlues, blues-rock, blue-eyed soul
Length35:45
LabelAtlantic
ProducerBob Tischler
The Blues Brothers chronology
Briefcase Full of Blues
(1978)
The Blues Brothers: Music from the Soundtrack
(1980)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars link
Rolling Stone(very favorable) link
Robert Christgau(C+) link

Briefcase Full of Blues is the debut album by The Blues Brothers, released on November 28, 1978 by Atlantic Records. 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.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Opening: I Can't Turn You Loose" (Otis Redding) – 1:50
  2. "Hey Bartender" (Floyd Dixon) – 3:01
  3. "Messin' With The Kid" (Mel London) – 3:35
  4. "(I Got Everything I Need) Almost" (Donnie Walsh) – 2:50
  5. "Rubber Biscuit" (Charles Johnson, Adam R. Levy) – 2:57
  6. "Shot Gun Blues" (Walsh) – 5:23
  7. "Groove Me" (King Floyd) – 3:46
  8. "I Don't Know" (Willie Mabon) – 4:14
  9. "Soul Man" (Isaac Hayes, David Porter) – 3:28
  10. "'B' Movie Box Car Blues" (Delbert McClinton) – 4:08
  11. "Flip, Flop & Fly" (Jesse Stone, Big Joe Turner) - 3:38
  12. "Closing: I Can't Turn You Loose" (Redding) – 0:51

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

YearChartPosition
1979The Billboard 2001

Singles - Billboard (North America)

YearSingleChartPosition
1979"Rubber Biscuit"Billboard Hot 10037
1979"Soul Man"Billboard Hot 10014
Preceded by
52nd Street by Billy Joel
Billboard 200 number-one album
February 3–9, 1979
Succeeded by
Blondes Have More Fun by Rod Stewart

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