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Blues Brothers Revue, The

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Jay Bocook

Medley arranged by Jay Bocook

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General Info

Year: 2003
Duration: c. 4:30
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $65.00  |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Electric Bass
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The Blues Brothers, formally, variously The Blues Brothers' Show Band and Revue and The Blues Brothers' Rhythm and Blues Revue, are an American blues and rhythm and blues revivalist band founded in 1976 by comedy actors Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi as part of a musical sketch on Saturday Night Live. Belushi and Aykroyd, in character as lead vocalist "Joliet" Jake Blues (named after Joliet Prison) and harmonica player/backing vocalist Elwood Blues (named after the Elwood Ordnance Plant, which made TNT and grenades during World War II), fronted the band, which was composed of well-known and respected musicians.

The Blues Brothers first appeared on Saturday Night Live on January 17, 1976. The band began to take on a life beyond television, releasing an album, Briefcase Full of Blues, in 1978, and then having a Hollywood film, The Blues Brothers, created around its characters in 1980.

Since the death of Belushi in 1982, the Blues Brothers have continued to perform with a rotating cast of guest singers and musicians. They re-formed in 1988 for a world tour and in 1998 for a sequel film, Blues Brothers 2000. They make regular appearances at musical festivals worldwide.

- Program Note from Wikipedia

This medley includes Soul Finger, Everybody Needs Somebody To Love, I Can't Turn You Loose, and Soul Man.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • The Blues Brothers, Wikipedia Accessed 30 June 2016
  • Bocook, J. [2003?]. The Blues Brothers Revue : A Medley Including: I Can't Turn You Loose, Soul Man, Soul Finger, Everybody Needs Somebody to Love [score]. Hal Leonard: Milwaukee, Wisc.