First Blues Brothers post of the new year. Even though when I first started collecting and writing about these 7"s, I was posting them at random, I decided a few weeks ago that what I was going to do was to work my way through each album chronologically. I finished up all of the Briefcase Full Of Blues singles last year (aside from a few Soul Man variants that I haven't been able to track down yet) and today I'm going to start up the Blues Brothers movie soundtrack singles. I did write about the US version of the Gimme Some Lovin 7" on blue vinyl at the very beginning of this project, but I'm going to pick up on the rest of them now.
First up is the French version of Gimme Some Lovin. Music wise it still has "She Caught The Katy" as a B side and these are still two of my absolute favorite Blues Brothers songs ever. The variance here is in the art work. Even though they are using the same picture as the US version of the 7", it has been taken into black and white. The fonts on the text are slightly different and there's also the little French blurb in the bottom right hand corner of the picture. This picture is also the image used on the cover of the soundtrack as a whole. Get used to this picture, there's a lot of singles that use a version of it.
The Blues Brothers - "Gimme Some Lovin'":
The Blues Brothers - "She Caught the Katy":