Off The Beat: Neil Abercrombie, Blues Brother In Chief

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The footage is grainy, but, yes, that really is Neil Abercrombie in fedora and sunglasses, belting out "Stormy Monday."

It's 1986, and the future Hawaii governor's beard is brown. He's still got that ponytail he sported for decades. And the occasion is a Hawaii Easter Seals telethon.

But Abercrombie looks a lot like John Belushi during his Blues Brothers phase, dancing across the stage like James Brown.

"Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy on me," he sings. "I'm on my knees, Lord have mercy on me."

Who knew the guy had it in him?

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