President Obama sings “Sweet Home Chicago” during Blues concert at White House (Video)

By on Feb 22, 2012 in International, Music, Politics, United States Comments

US President Barack Obama sang a few notes of “Sweet Home Chicago“, as shown in the video below, during the Blues concert held at the White House on Tuesday, February 21, 2012.

President Barack Obama, singing “Sweet Home
Chicago” at the White House

Image Credit: TheObamaDiary/YouTube

As noted at US news sites on Tuesday, President Obama attended the Blues concert that night titled “In Performance at the White House: Red, White and Blues“, featuring big names in the blues music.

According to reports, the president, who sang Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” last month, made his surprise performance on the last part of the event when the blues ensemble was singing “Sweet Home Chicago“, his hometown’s blues anthem.

Apparently, Mr. Obama was thanking everyone as he went near the stage when the crowd cheered and the musicians including Buddy Guy and rock icon Mick Jagger urged him to sing with them.

“Come on, baby don’t you want to go,” President Obama sang out twice, after Mick Jagger handed him the microphone which he cannot resist, and later offered it for a while to American blues guitarist B.B. King.

Later, Mr. Obama took the mic back and belted “Sweet Home Chicago” at the end and finally gave it back to the 86-year old musician. He waved to the crowd and left the room along with First Lady Michelle Obama.

Meanwhile, PBS will broadcast the entire event on Monday, February 21, 2012, as other notable musicians present that night includes Trombone Shorty, Jeff Beck, Shemekia Copeland, Susan Tedeschi, Warren Haynes, Gary Clark Jr, and Derek Trucks.

US President Barack Obama, singing “Sweet Home Chicago”
Video Credit: TheObamaDiary/YouTube

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