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Obama sings 'Sweet Home Chicago' with blues great BB King

Washington , Wed, 22 Feb 2012 ANI

Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): President Obama once again flexed his vocal chords as he sang a few lines of 'Sweet Home Chicago' at the finale of a blues concert at the White House.


Blues great Buddy Guy got the president on stage by referring to his famous performance at the Apollo theatre last month when he sang a few lines of 'Let's Stay Together' at a fundraiser.


"We were trying to get you to help us sing that because I heard you singing Al Green," ABC News quoted Guy as saying.


"So you've started something. You've got to keep it up," he said.


A reluctant Obama ultimately obliged and with mic in hand, sang 'Come on... Baby don't you want to go' as the crowd swayed around him and the first lady cheered him on. 'Oh come on, baby don't you want to go'.


The president then held the mic up briefly for the legendary BB King to sing the line '... that same old place', before Obama brought it home '... sweet home Chicago.'


Obama joined the band in the closing moments of a concert by music legends and young stars in the East Room that was part of the White House Concert Series.


BB King, "The King of Blues", kicked off the celebration with a rousing rendition of 'Let the Good Times Roll' followed by 'The Thrill Is Gone'.


The president and Michelle Obama, joined by first grandmother Marian Robinson and members of the administration and Congress, listened to the music of Trombone Shorty, Shemekia Copeland, Keb Mo and Jeff Beck, among others.


Mick Jagger took to the stage roughly halfway through the concert and lived up to expectations, belting out 'I Can't Turn You Loose' and 'Miss You'.


The salute to the blues was in recognition of Black History Month.


"This is music with humble beginnings - roots in slavery and segregation, a society that rarely treated black Americans with the dignity and respect that they deserved," said Obama. (ANI)


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