President Obama sings “Sweet Home Alabama”

President Obama invited in a lot of great legends last night to take part in a Black History Month Celebration inside the White House’s East Room.
He even decided to join in on the fun. Not an Al Green song this time he took on “Sweet Home Chicago with the legendary BB King and Mick Jagger during a White House Blues concert.

Last night, Mick Jagger passed the mic to President Barack Obama during a White House Blues concert and Mr. Obama belted out “Sweet Home Chicago.”

Mr. Obama was first encouraged to join in by Buddy Guy who said he’s heard the president sing part of an Al Green tune recently. He told him, “You gotta keep it up.”

Speaking about the concert, President Obama said,

“This music speaks to something universal. No one goes through life without both joy and pain, triumph and sorrow. The blues gets all of that, sometimes with just one lyric or one note. ”

Others performers to hit the stage were Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews and Gary Clark Jr. Taraji P. Henson was the program host and Booker T. Jones served as music director and band leader.

The blues concert will be part of the “In Performance at the White House” series and airs on PBS on Feb 27.



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