Wednesday, February 22, 2012
President Obama Sings, Grooves 'Sweet Home Chicago'
Reminding President Barack Obama that we all know he can sing now, given his crooning of Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" earlier this year, blues man Buddy Guy coaxed the president into singing a few bars of "Sweet Home Chicago" with an all-star band at the White House Tuesday night. Mick Jagger handed the president the mic while B.B. King and other blues greats provided accompaniment. You can see what went down in the video above.
The event, “In Performance in the White House: Red, White and Blues,” was presented as part of the President and First Lady Michelle Obama's White House celebration of Black History Month. You can read the president's remarks at the event at WhiteHouse.gov or watch his speech in the video below. He wished everyone a "Happy Mardi Gras," too.
Ahh, and he's also crooned a little of Aretha Franklin's "Chain of Fools" and Dionne Warwick's "Walk On By" before.