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.
- Obama Sings With Mick Jagger, B.B. King, Buddy Guy (stereogum.com)