Skip to comments.White House 'Memphis Soul' Concert to Feature Justin Timberlake, Al Green, Queen Latifah, and Others
Posted on 04/02/2013 4:12:01 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
Next week Justin Timberlake, Al Green, Queen Latifah, and many others will perform at the White House in a "Memphis Soul" concert, the White House announced today.
"As part of their 'In Performance at the White House' series, the President and First Lady will invite music legends and contemporary major artists to the White House for a celebration of Memphis Soul music. The program will include performances by Alabama Shakes, William Bell, Steve Cropper, Al Green, 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 Presidents remarks will be pooled press and the entire event will be streamed live on www.whitehouse.gov/live starting at 6:55 PM ET. 'In Performance at the White House: Memphis Soul' will be broadcast Tuesday, April 16 at 8 PM ET on PBS stations nationwide (check local listings).
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Which one is the fiddle player?
Queen Latifah is a rapper from Newark, New Joisy. But don’t let that stand in the way of the show.
You know what else they “may” not have money for?
I work for a property management company, and the manager of our one subsidized project called me the other day, and said that when she was submitting her monthly request for the feds to pay their portion of the rents, there was a warning that, due to the sequester, funds for low-income housing subsidies might “not be available”.
She was worried that we wouldn’t get paid, and then of course, we would not have the money to pay the building mortgage. I just laughed and told her that this was just Obama trying to scare people. Still, I think it says a lot that he is willing to prioritize a concert to benefit only himself over a program that benefits millions of his brothas and sistas.
I think Charlie Musselwhite might still live there, or at least I think he did not too long ago. Sam Moore’s been living in NYC for years, I’m pretty sure.
Awesome lineup...but Cyndi Lauper?
Booker T directing Al Green, Charlie Musslewhite, Mavis Staples and Steve Cropper ... doesn’t get a lot better.
Hard Times Come Again No More - Mavis Staples
I’ll bet bath house Barry loves him some Timberlake.!
Meanwhile, Rome burns.....
No money for tours, but plenty for soul music.
so what else is new???
VACATIONS, GOLF, PARTIES, MORE VACATIONS, FLY AIR FORCE ONE DAILY SOME WHERE... THAT IS ALL THESE JOKERS DO...
NOTHING NEW HERE...LETS MOVE ON....
Justin Timberlake? Millington is close enough.
Move over Charlie Patton and Robert Johnson...here comes that famous, Delta bluesman Blind Boy Timberlake.
Because nothing says “Memphis Soul” like Justin Timberlake.
Ask his wife, Jessica Biel.
Jeanne Greene had more soul in her left hand than did most of the singers in Memphis and is why Percy Sledge, Elvis, Albert King, The Box Tops, and many others used her as backup on their famous songs. She recorded in Memphis and Mussel Shoals. Her last recordings were with Carl Perkins. Rarely does one see her credited but she was instrumental in many well known recordings. One sees her as one of the two female backups on the Concert for Bangladesh with Eric Clapton and George Harrison.
He’s smoking something, thats for sure.
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