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On Friday, President Obama mourned the death of B.B. King, and recalled an event at the White House in 2012 in which he had a chance to sing "Sweet Home Chicago" with the blues legend.
"Three years ago, Michelle and I hosted a blues concert at the White House. I hadn't expected that I'd be talked into singing a few lines of 'Sweet Home Chicago' with B.B. by the end of the night, but that was the kind of effect his music had, and still does," Obama said in a statement. "The blues has lost its king, and America has lost a legend."
"There's going to be one killer blues session in heaven tonight," Obama said. Check out the 2012 Obama-King jam session in the video below. —Meghan DeMaria
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