Did You Watch "Memphis Soul" with Charlie Musselwhite from the White House?

The hour-long special on PBS last night featured some great performances from legendary artists, including Geyserville's "Memphis Charlie"

Last night PBS aired the premiere of Memphis Soul: Live from the White House, an hour-long special derived from last week's two-hour concert in Washington DC.

From Sam Moore of Sam & Dave to Eddie Floyd, Mavis Staples to Cindy Lauper, a stunning array of talented performers took over the stage in the East Room of the White House, and filled the historic location with some get-down-and-gritty Southern music.

The First Family was seated front and center, clapping and swaying to the music, while much of the rest of the room spent the hour standing if not dancing to the all-star performances by Booker T. and the MGs with Steve Cropper, guest performances by Justin Timberlake, Queen Latifah and the singer from the Alabama Shakes, Brittany Howard and others.

Geyserville resident Charlie Musselwhite was on hand, lending his harp to numbers by Ben Harper and Cindy Lauper, both of whom he has toured with in recent years.

You can watch the entire program on the PBS website here.

Tell us: What was your favorite performance?

Christian Kallen April 17, 2013 at 10:27 PM
As a fan of the blues and related music, I was pretty impressed with some of the newcomers - Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes certainly made an impression! As did Cindy Lauper - where has she been the last 20 years?


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