Best of The Blues Brothers

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Best of The Blues Brothers
Greatest hits album by
ReleasedNovember 30, 1981
GenreBlues, blues-rock, blue-eyed soul
ProducerBob Tischler, except track 7 by Bob Tischler & Paul Shaffer
The Blues Brothers chronology
Made in America
Best of The Blues Brothers
Everybody Needs the Blues Brothers
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

Best of the Blues Brothers is the fourth and final Blues Brothers album released before John Belushi's death in 1982. It is the first compilation album by the band and it was released by Atlantic Records on November 30, 1981. Along with tracks from the first three albums, Briefcase Full of Blues, The Blues Brothers: Music from the Soundtrack and Made in America, it includes unreleased live versions of "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love", "Rubber Biscuit", and a new song, "Expressway to Your Heart". The album was remixed by Steve Jordan and Donald “Duck” Dunn. Belushi’s wife, Judith Jacklin, designed the sleeve.

A special feature on The Best of John Belushi DVD shows Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi promoting the album on The Today Show. In that segment, they lament the fact that Tom Malone was accidentally left off the credits of the album.

Track listing[]

All tracks recorded live, except tracks 4 & 8

  1. "Expressway to Your Heart" (Gamble & Huff) – 3:23
  2. "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love" (Burke, Berns, Wexler) – 2:36
    • A different version than on The Blues Brothers: Music from the Soundtrack
  3. "I Don't Know" (Mabon) – 4:16
  4. "She Caught the Katy" (Taj Mahal, Rachell) – 4:12
  5. "Soul Man" (Hayes, Porter) – 3:03
  6. "Rubber Biscuit" (Charlie Johnson, Levy) – 3:25
  7. "Goin' Back to Miami" (Cochran) – 3:33
    • Edited
  8. "Gimme Some Lovin'" (Davis, M. Winwood, S. Winwood) – 3:07
  9. "'B' Movie Boxcar Blues" (McClinton) – 4:08
  10. "Flip, Flop & Fly" (Calhoun, Turner) – 3:39



Region Certification Certified units/sales
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[2] Gold 50,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.


  1. ^ "Music Search, Recommendations, Videos and Reviews". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-05-21.
  2. ^ Salaverrie, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (PDF) (in Spanish) (1st ed.). Madrid: Fundación Autor/SGAE. p. 953. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. Retrieved 23 August 2019.

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