The Blues Brothers movie has always puzzled me. On the surface, it is just a silly movie of two struggling muscians, and I have come to accept it as just that UNTIL last night. I saw a documentary on the Stax record label, closest rival to Motown, out of Memphis. The story of a struggling record label bear trace similarities to the Blues Brothers…including the mention of a Donald Dunn who played with Booker T and the MGs. Is this the famous Donald “Duck” Dunn?
So, was the “Blues Brothers” perhaps a loose look at the R&B music business as a whole wrapped up in a big farse of a storyline? Or, am I crazy?
Ok, I know I’m crazy, but please answer the question anyhow!