Obama sings the blues with Mick Jagger, B.B. King (+video)(Read article summary)
President Obama took the microphone Tuesday to sing a few bars of 'Sweet Home Chicago' during a blues concert at the White House. Are Mick Jagger and B.B. King in danger of being upstaged? You decide.
"Let the Good Times Roll".... "The Thrill is Gone".... "Sweet Home Chicago." A Republican recipe for ending Barack Obamaâ€™s presidency after one term? Not quite. It was blues night at the White House, and those were on the play list.
More important, B.B. King was in the house, and when Mick Jagger (yes, that Mick Jagger) handed President Obama the microphone Tuesday night, that was all it took to get the First Crooner to belt out a few bars with the King of the Blues (see video below).
Buddy Guy, another legendary blues man in attendance, told Mr. Obama heâ€™d heard about the president singing a little Al Green recently and added, â€śYou gotta keep it up,â€ť according to the Associated Press.
1. â€śLet the Good Times Rollâ€ť (Ensemble)
2. â€śThe Thrill Is Goneâ€ť (B.B King)
3. â€śSt. James Infirmaryâ€ť (Trombone Shorty)
4. â€śLet Me Love You Babyâ€ť (Buddy Guy, Jeff Beck)
5. â€śBrush With The Bluesâ€ť instrumental (Jeff Beck)
6. â€śI Canâ€™t Turn You Looseâ€ť (Mick Jagger)
7. â€śCommit A Crimeâ€ť (Mick Jagger, Jeff Beck)
8. â€śMiss Youâ€ť (Mick Jagger, Shemekia Copeland, Susan Tedeschi)
9. â€śBeat Up Guitarâ€ť (Shemekia Copeland, Gary Clark Jr.)
10. â€śCatfish Bluesâ€ť (Gary Clark Jr.)
11. â€śIn The Evening (When The Sun Goes Down)â€ť (Gary Clark Jr.)
12. â€śHenryâ€ť ( Kebâ€™ Moâ€™)
13. â€śIâ€™d Rather Go Blindâ€ť (Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes)
14. â€śFive Long yearsâ€ť (Buddy Guy, Jeff Beck, Gary Clark, Mick Jagger)
15. â€śSweet Home Chicagoâ€ť (Ensemble)