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J. Sez:

MORE ABOUT THE MANY PERFORMERS WHO HAVE PLAYED WITH BRIEFCASE (as soon as we can compile the whole list); IN THE MEANTIME, HERE ARE A FEW NOTABLES WHO HAVE HELPED MAKE US WHAT AND WHO WE ARE TODAY.

YA MIGHT CALL THESE “PERSONAL REFERENCES”…

 

 

Original Blues Brothers sax-man Louis "Blue Lou" Marini was one of the first to tell me personally to "go for it ... it was a gas while it lasted", when I described what we were doing (we met at a concert he was performing in Denton TX, late in 1983). I had just stared the band the autumn before and things were not going so well, gig-wise, at the time; I never forgot that conversation, and followed his advice. And here we still are today.
 


Matt "Guitar" Murphy and I conversed by phone for about 20 minutes in 1986, when we were playing in the same city on the same night (just different venues, about 15 miles apart). We talked mostly about how we were equally pooped from performing at our respective gigs that night (LOL).

 

E. Sez:

SINCE THEN WE HAVE MADE FRIENDS WITH SEVERAL OF THE KEY "BEHIND-THE-SCENES" PEOPLE THAT MADE "BLUES BROTHERS" WHAT IT HAS BEEN, INCLUDING:

Dean Williams still photographer for the 1980 film - website
www.deanwilliams.net. Dean honored us earlier this year by doing our most recent photo session (the pics on the home page are his) during a recent trip that brought him to Dallas – 220 pics in 40 minutes…not bad! As Dean said, “ The only other guys I took pics like these of were Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi - and you guys are fantastic!”

 

 

Buddy Spenser, Dan's bodyguard and longtime friend, and keeper of the last remaining original 1974 Dodge Monaco BLUESMOBILE from the 1980 film (ours is a replica, although still a '74 Monaco). We stay in touch and talk shop about the blues, vintage cars and Buddy’s record label STARCHASER RECORDS.

 

(…like I said – MORE LATER. It’s a long list…)
~J

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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