Obama Sings the Blues, With Mick and BB King

One of the upsides to being President, says Obama, is you get to have Mick Jagger and B.B. King come over to your house. They got Obama to sing. The concert was part of PBS's Black History Month and will air Feb. 27.[More...]

Here's a shorter version with just his singing:

Here's Obama talking about Mick and BB coming over, and at 1:30, Mick sings:

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    That's our house! (5.00 / 3) (#1)
    by kdog on Wed Feb 22, 2012 at 09:52:40 AM EST
    And I must say I can't think of a better use of our house than celebrating the blues...one of America's greatest gifts to the world.

    In addition to BB and Mick, they had Gary Clark Jr., Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes, Jeff Beck, & Buddy Guy up in our house...hot dog that's a good show!  If I was president I'd do something like that once a week, and raid the DEA budget to pay for it.  Change I can believe in;)

    i have to say (5.00 / 2) (#4)
    by The Addams Family on Wed Feb 22, 2012 at 11:34:59 AM EST
    if even i am such a sucker for this, then it's very good politics for President Obama, no matter how much the sourpuss wingnuts might want to grouse about the "entertainer in chief"

    sure beats the hell out of the first and only President Bush playing air guitar with Lee Atwater

    Aaaagh! My eyes! My eyes! (5.00 / 1) (#9)
    by sj on Wed Feb 22, 2012 at 02:15:37 PM EST
    And we should never forget (none / 0) (#11)
    by Militarytracy on Thu Feb 23, 2012 at 07:50:50 AM EST
    For the record I loved this (5.00 / 1) (#10)
    by Militarytracy on Thu Feb 23, 2012 at 07:43:44 AM EST
    I'm having flashbacks of Clinton on his sax :)  And why does it incite Republicans when a Democratic President can walk and chew gum at the same time as well as make some decent noise that soothes babies?

    Because it attracts votes that (none / 0) (#12)
    by BobTinKY on Thu Feb 23, 2012 at 07:53:46 AM EST
    might otherwise go to some demented GOPer.

    It seems like over 50% of stories (none / 0) (#2)
    by tigercourse on Wed Feb 22, 2012 at 10:43:50 AM EST
    about Obama from the last couple months have been about him singing something. He doesn't seem very busy.

    I think thats says more... (5.00 / 2) (#3)
    by kdog on Wed Feb 22, 2012 at 11:00:00 AM EST
    about the media and their customers than it does the president.  

    The guy has sung a couple bars of Al Green and a lil of "Sweet Home Chicago" over a few weeks...no big deal.  

    In fact I kinda appreciate signs of a soul in a politician...if such signs appeared in his policies, now that would be really something;)  Till then we got his singing voice...it sure beats Romney's, which is a form of aural terrorism imo.


    I just worry about the media taking something (none / 0) (#7)
    by ruffian on Wed Feb 22, 2012 at 01:47:40 PM EST
    nice and amusing and over doing it until it becomes annoying, like they do everything else.

    He can carry a tune (5.00 / 1) (#8)
    by sj on Wed Feb 22, 2012 at 02:14:10 PM EST
    It doesn't take hours and hours away from his work to sing a few bars at some scheduled events.  Why not do it?

    It is just terrible (none / 0) (#5)
    by MKS on Wed Feb 22, 2012 at 11:36:35 AM EST
    And, I didn't like it when Bill Clinton played the saxaphone on late night television, either.

    you're joking, right? (none / 0) (#6)
    by DFLer on Wed Feb 22, 2012 at 01:02:37 PM EST