President Obama sings 'Sweet Home Chicago'
President Barack Obama has officially given the White House a much, much cooler soundtrack. (“Hail to the Chief” does get a little repetitive after a while.) Just one month after the Commander-in-Chief wowed us all with a few bars of Al Green’s classic “Let’s Stay Together” at New York City’s famed Apollo Theater, the POTUS serenaded the nation once again.
With a little nudging from performers like B.B. King, Mick Jagger, and Buddy Guy (how could he even say no?) President Obama sang a few lines from Robert Johnson’s “Sweet Home Chicago” last night during a White House blues concert in honor of Black History Month.
After a little false modesty (check out his “I couldn’t possibly… well, if you insist” expression around the 41-second mark) the President did his hometown proud by belting out a few lines of the blues anthem. (He even got to deliver the final “Sweet Home Chicago” as the all-star band played him out.) Watch the clip from the concert — which will air on PBS on Monday as part of their In Performance at the White House series — below.
Anyone else sort of hoping there’s a sing-off during at least one of the debates during the upcoming election? What did you think of President Obama’s latest performance? Better than his rendition of “Let’s Stay Together”? What do you want to hear him sing next? Share in the comments section below.