Last night, during a PBS taping of In Performance at the White House: Red, White & Blues, President Obama sang a few bars of “Sweet Home Chicago” at the urging of B.B. King and Buddy Guy. Also on hand were the likes of Mick Jagger and Jeff Beck. The special will air on PBS beginning next week.
Of course, President Obama sang a few bars of the Reverend Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” during an appearance at The Apollo Theatre in Harlem last month.
For his part, B.B. King said, “Mr. President, I’ve been praying for you for three years, and I want you to keep your job.” Mr. King is, of course, entitled to his opinion. But where it concerns Obama for a lot of people, well, “The Thrill is Gone.”
Well, I say let Obama sing to his heart’s content. If he misses “Sweet Home Chicago” so much then let’s send him back there in November.