President Barack Obama Sings 'Sweet Home Chicago'
US President Barack Obama has once again shown off his musical talent singing the classic blues track "Sweet Home Chicago" at a concert held at the White House last night. Growing up and working for much of his life in Chicago, the "Sweet Home Chicago" tune obviously holds a special place in the heart of the great man.
In the clip below, the President is seen thanking everyone for coming and participating. He makes a special thankyou to the artists who performed during the evening. A few bars of music are played, and then Buddy Guy challenges the President to continue his precedent of showing off his vocal prowess, saying "You gotta keep it up." At first the President shakes his head, declining the offer, but after the constant urging of everyone he eventually accepts the microphone from Mick Jagger and starts singing.
In the presence of the Jeff Beck, blues greats B. B. King and Buddy Guy, and the Rolling Stone front-man himself, how could he resist. He sang a couple of lines from "Sweet Home Chicago", briefly handing the microphone back to B. B. King and then continued for another line.
Over the past few months, the President has joined in with the singing at numerous events, last night being the seventh time on which he has shown off his musical talent. Words that have been said about this latest performance include the "loudest", "wildest", and "most exciting". This concert was another in a series hosted by the first lady Michelle Obama. Earlier concerts paid tribute to the history of civil rights in the US and the music of that era. Also the blues were honoured as, without doubt, they were the most influential music of all time.
President Barack Obama - "Sweet Home Chicago"
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