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Blues at the White House

Last night we watched "Blues from the White House," a PBS special. Buddy Guy, BB King, Jeff Beck, Mick Jagger, Trombone Shorty, Shemekia Copeland, Susan Tedeschi, to mention a few, in recap of February 21st concert as part of Black History Month at the White House.
   Oh that a president of the USA would love (watch his face during this song) and understand* music like this! Catch it if you can find it. (A bunch of the songs are on YouTube.)

This one was a stunner.

(See Etta James and Dr. John doing the same song many years ago: http://lloydkahn-ongoing.blogspot.com/2011/12/etta-james-dr-john-bb-king-id-rather-go.html

*He starts out talking about Allan Lomax and Muddy Waters in his short intro: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/02/21/remarks-president-performance-white-house-blues-event


Anonymous said...

Look out for Ruby Turner's version, (a singer from Birmingham here in the UK) it's great as well!

RoadieRyan said...

Love me some Susan Tedeschi!

Island Woman MJ said...

A beautiful non-political moment from the White House, and a joy to watch our President enjoying it so much, what a great time-out for him and his family.

Debbie Miller said...

Yeah, this was really a great performance by Tedeschi. Mr. President seemed to be really into it, too.

Debbie Miller said...

I loved this special, but I gotta say, as an old Boomer rocker, I was not impressed with Mick Jagger's performance. Forced, boring, it just didn't do it for me.

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