SHOWTIME! We continue our series of ‘In Performance at the White House’ – a series of concerts created to showcase the rich fabric of American culture in the exclusive setting of the nation’s most famous home. To see last weeks post, Women of Soul, click here.
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This incredible show was taped in the East Room of the White House and celebrates the timeless classics of Memphis Soul. Hosted by President and Mrs. Obama, the all-star concert includes performances by Alabama Shakes, William Bell, Eddie Floyd, Steve Cropper, Ben Harper, Queen Latifah, Cyndi Lauper, Joshua Ledet, Sam Moore, Charlie Musselwhite, Mavis Staples and Justin Timberlake, with Booker T. Jones as music director and band leader.
The concert honored the memorable soul sounds from the mid- to late-1960s that came from Memphis, Tennessee and pays homage to Memphis, a segregated city in the 1960s where many whites and blacks nonetheless came together to make soulful music, a mix of gospel and potent rhythmic grooves — known today as “Memphis Soul.” President Obama said in his opening speech “It’s the music that challenged us to accept new ways of thinking with four timeles words ‘Can you dig it?’”
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01. Intro [President’s speech]
02. Sam Moore & Joshua Ledet – Soul Man
03. Mavis Staples – I’ll Take You There
04. Justin Timberlake & Steve Cropper – (Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay
05. Eddie Floyd – Knock on Wood
06. Alabama Shakes, Steve Cropper & Booker T – Born Under a Bad Sign
07. Queen Latifah – I Can’t Stand the Rain
08. William Bell – You Don’t Miss Your Water
09. Joshua Ledet – When a Man Loves a Woman
10. Ben Harper & Charlie MusselWhite – I’m In I’m Out And I’m Gone
11. Sam Moore – When Something is Wrong With My Baby
12. Cyndi Lauper & Charlie Musselwhite – Try a Little Tenderness
13. Finale, Full Cast – In The Midnight Hour
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