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    Born in New York City, New York
    Joliet Jake Blues
    Elwood J. Blues
    Reunited in 1988 and 1997-98 with Jake replaced by Zee Blues and Mighty Mack McTeer
    Recorded the singles 'Soul Man' and 'Rubber Biscuit'
    Recorded the albums 'Briefcase Full of Blues' (1979), 'Made in America' (1980) and 'The Blues Brothers and Friends: Live from the House of Blues' (1997)
    Starred in the films 'The Blues Brothers' (1980) and 'Blues Brothers 2000' (1998)
    Elwood hosts the House of Blues Hour on the Dial Global radio network
    They ran the Blues Brothers Bar, an unlicensed basement bar that was shut down when the authorities discovered it (1982).
    'Blues Brothers 2000' was a critical and box office flop.
    For 'Blues Brothers 2000,' they added a 10-year-old kid, Buster Blues (aka J. Evan Bonifant), to the group.
    UPN announced plans for an animated Blues Brothers series but cancelled after only two episodes had been produced (1997).
    They gave a lot of blues and soul greats cameos in their movies.
    Guitarist Steve Cropper, who played with many soul legends as a member of Booker T. and the MGs, said Jake was as good as many of the singers he had backed.
    Statues of them are located at Chicago Midway Airport, Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans, the Corn Palace in South Dakota and in the cities of Indianapolis, Indiana, Rock Island, Illinois and Brookline, Massachusetts.

Credit: C. Fishel

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