“Nobody leaves this place without singing the blues,” commands the legendary Albert Collins in 1987’s Adventures in Babysitting. His character in the film wouldn’t let the cast sneak offstage without a song, and the same goes for the President of the United States.
President Obama was wrapping up festivities Tuesday night at the taping of a concert for PBS’s “In Performance at the White House” series. At the close of the show Chicago blues great, Buddy Guy, and B.B. King were not about to let Obama get away with a simple thank you and goodnight. Referencing Obama’s take on Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” at a fundraiser last month, Guy urged, “You done started something. You gotta keep it up now.”
Obama took the mic while Mick Jagger clapped along, delivering a hometown tribute of “Sweet Home Chicago.”