Sunday, February 26, 2012

Obama works the music angle with blues singing

Apparently, we have a President that is a fan of singing the blues, as Obama was "coaxed" into doing a solo verse of "Sweet Home Chicago" alongside such famous music icons as Mick Jagger, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, and Jeff Beck.

Obama seemed to channel Clinton's musical talents; as Clinton had played the saxophone for the American people, and impressing quite a few of us, Obama lent his voice to the finale of a TV special on Black History Month, which revolved around blues at the White House.

Last month, when Obama sang a line from the 1971 Al Green classic "Let's Stay Together," the song's sales spiked through the roof at 490%. That's almost five times over!

Here are some specifics from Yahoo! News:

"'We were trying to get you to help us sing. I heard you singing Al Green,' blues guitar legend Guy hollered to Obama on Tuesday. 'So you started something. You got to keep it up now. You can do it.'

Taking a microphone handed to him by Rolling Stones frontman Jagger, a smiling Obama sang a solo verse of 'Sweet Home Chicago' before handing back to the band.

The performance was part of a PBS television special marking

Black History month that will be broadcast on February 27 as 'In Performance at the White House: Red, White and Blues,' the public broadcaster said."

1 comment:

  1. Always positive and trying to be close with his people. All Americans should be proud of him.