President Obama: the musical interludes

So the President was given a microphone and sang again. There was a blues concert at the White House two nights ago. B.B. King, Buddy Guy and Mick Jagger were just a few of the performers. And as their closing song, they did a group rendition (in the non-kidnap sense of the word) of “Sweet Home Chicago.” So guess who sang the first lyric:

We heard him doing Al Green‘s “Let’s Stay Together” at the Apollo Theater in Harlem a few days ago. It turns out the guy is constantly singing. Here he is:

— at a speech in New Jersey during his senate days, singing “Walk on By.”

— at a rally in Detroit, as a senator, singing “Chain of Fools.”

— with Paul McCartney at the White House, singing “Hey, Jude.”

He’s got the vote of the R&B base.

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Who’s Al Green?

A friend of mine from Europe does not know who Al Green is.

(Seriously! He’s in his 30s. Kids today …)

I thought everybody knew who Al Green was. The president of the United States knows who he is.

Folks in Japan know who Al Green is.

Bruce Willis knows who Al Green is:

Ask around. Let’s make sure everyone knows who Al Green is.