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House of Blues French Quarter Music Button Museum
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HOUSE OF BLUES LIVE MUSIC BLUES IS BETTER GREATEST HITS WE'RE ON A MISSION FROM GOD IN BLUES WE TRUST French Quarter
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Black and white portraits of the Blues Brothers flank a police car encircled by white text over blue background. 

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This is a merchandise button from the House of Blues New Orleans, a concert venue and restaurant celebrating blues music, Southern Culture, and African American artistic contributions. The button features musical group The Blues Brothers, with John Belushi as Joliet Jake and Dan Aykroyd as Elwood Blues. The duo sang their soul music as a warm-up act before Saturday Night Live episodes, and became legitimate musical artists after the release of their chart-topping album, A Briefcase Full of Blues in the late 1970s. The car and portraits on this button are in reference to The Blues Brothers, the 1981 film featuring the two "brothers."

Sources: About the House of Blues (2015). House of Blues. http://www.houseofblues.com/neworleans/about

John Belushi (JAKE), Dan Aykroyd (Elwood) (2012). Brothers. Blues Brothers Official Site. http://bluesbrothersofficialsite.com/p-9905-the-brothers.html

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MU0216
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