President Obama’s Got the Blues

It was blues night at the White House Tuesday evening and it only took a little coaxing from music legends B.B. King and Mick Jagger to get President Obama on the microphone. The president belted out a few lines of “Sweet Home Chicago” alongside B.B. King, impressing the crowd with his singing voice during the “Red, Whte, and Blues” concert last night. This is not the first occasion Obama has flexed his vocal chords for the public. In Janauary, the president sang the first few lyrics of Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” during a campaign fundraiser in Harlem’s Apollo theater. Obama is not the first president to show off his musical talents. Republican Richard Nixon reportedly played the accordian occasionally and Bill Clinton plays the saxophone, which he famously broke out during his presidential campaign. Harry Truman was known to play the piano and Thomas Jefferson played the violin. Check out a clip of Obama jamming below.