Barack Obama Sings 'Sweet Home Chicago', Performs With Mick Jagger And BB King (VIDEO)

Huffington Post UK   Alastair Plumb First Posted: 22/02/2012 10:06 Updated: 22/02/2012 11:44

Back on 20 January, Barack Obama sang a line or two from Al Green's Let's Stay Together. On 21 February, Barack Obama sang a few bars of Robert Johnson's Sweet Home Chicago.

Ladies and gentlemen, meet the singing president. It may have taken four years for the big man to build up the courage to grab the mic, but now he's started, it looks like he's on a roll.

"Come on, baby don't you want to go," he crooned - twice - before singing out "Sweet Home Chicago" at the end.

It all came about thanks to a special White House blues night, with special guests including the legendary BB King and Mick Jagger, coming together to form the 'White House Blues All-Stars'.

But whatever you think about Obama's vocals, there's no denying it's an appropriate song choice, with the one-time Illinois senator filling each word with bucketloads of feeling.

Needless to say, it's not the first time Obama has done something really rather cool for no particular reason. Below the slideshow of photos from his blues shindig, check out our video collection of his best moments - kicking off, of course, with his Al Green 'cover' from last month.

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  • President Obama Sings Al Green

  • Obama At The 2011 White House Correspondents' Dinner

  • 'Slow Jam The News' With Barack Obama

  • Obama Enjoys Fast Food

  • Obama Orders Stephen Colbert To Shave His Head

  • Behind The Scenes With Obama And Colbert

  • President Obama's Letter To Betty White

  • Obama Calls Kanye West A Jackass

  • Obama Swats Fly During Interview

  • Obama On Letterman: 'I Was Black Before The Election'

  • Obama Plays Basketball

  • President Obama Tells Journalist Off

    Jump to 20 seconds before the end...

  • Obama On The 'Coolest Thing He's Ever Said'

    Ever heard of a "vanadium redox fuel cell"? Well, neither has President Obama, speaking at a small business forum in Cleveland, but that hasn't stopped it from being one of the coolest things he's ever said out loud.

  • Obama's 'Cool Handshake'

    Not real, sure, but still funny...

  • Jibjab's 'He's Barack Obama' Song

    Also not real, of course, but still very brilliant.

  • Obama's Coolest Moments - A Compilation