Obama sings Al Green’s ‘Let’s Stay Together’ at the Apollo

By David Edwards
Friday, January 20, 2012 10:36 EDT
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Barack Obama sings Al Green at the Apollo Theater
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If President Barack Obama ever quits his day job, he could have a bright future as a soul singer.

The president opened his speech at Harlem’s Apollo Theater Thursday night by channeling Al Green’s 1971 classic tune, Let’s Stay Together.

“To know that the Rev. Al Green was here,” Obama said, pausing.

“I-I-I-I… am so in love with you,” the president sang to the delight of his supporters.

“Those guys didn’t think I would do it,” he said, pointing off stage. “I told you I was going to do it. The sandman did not come out.”

It wasn’t clear if the president had rubbed the “Tree of Hope” stump before taking the stage.

Watch this video from The Associated Press, broadcast Jan. 19, 2012.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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