Soulsville, USA: The Workshop

Sam Moore, of the legendary group called Sam and Dave, and Mavis Staples, of the Staple Singers, enjoy a light moment during the Memphis Soul Workshop in the State Dining Room of the White House. Mavis had mentioned that it was easy to transition to soul music from gospel music by substituting ‘baby’ for ‘Jesus’.



Next up:

7:30: The President and First Lady host a concert celebrating Memphis Soul music as part of their “In Performance at the White House” series


Justin Timberlake congratulates Sam Moore after he performed “Soul Man”

67 Responses to “Soulsville, USA: The Workshop”

  1. 9 donna dem 4 obama
    April 9, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    Tonight will be a blast

  2. April 9, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    The concert is a must see. I love Justin Timberlake!

  3. 13 Linda
    April 9, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    WASHINGTON — Even White House chefs could be feeling the pain of government budget cuts.

    Assistant chef Sam Kass, who cooks dinner for President Barack Obama several nights a week, said Tuesday that he will be furloughed as part of across-the-board budget cuts that went into effect in March. Kass, who is the president’s senior nutrition policy adviser, made the comments in an interview with food reporters at the White House.

    The White House has said 480 workers on the budget staff may have to take days without pay but hasn’t said whether notices have gone out to other Obama aides.

    Kass also plants the White House garden and is the director of first lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign to combat childhood obesity. He said that effort won’t be affected.


  4. 16 donna dem 4 obama
    April 9, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    Going home early so I can get my exercise done before the concert.


  5. 19 vitaminlover
    April 9, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Pretty, pretty First Lady Michelle. She so enjoys life and all of the fun White House activities!

  6. April 9, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    Sorry everyone, LovelyPlains and me overlapped with our posts! I’ve made LP’s private for now so we don’t have two new threads at the same time, will post it again later. Sorry LP!

  7. 32 anniebella
    April 9, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    FLOTUS looks like a million bucks. That smile of hers.

  8. 35 Jovie
    April 9, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    What’s up Justin?
    He is definitely a Liberal. 🙂

  9. 36 anniebella
    April 9, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    I love when Sam told the story how he and Dave met.

  10. 37 JER
    April 9, 2013 at 5:58 pm


    Dow Jones industrial average closes at all-time high of 14,673, a week after previous record …

    • 38 nathkatun7
      April 9, 2013 at 9:14 pm

      JER, this is concrete evidence that the Kenyan, muslim, SOCIALIST, Nazi President is destroying the country! Why does Obama hate business and the capitalist system so much?

  11. April 9, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    Unreal!! No words can describe this in a sufficient way….

    • 40 Jovie
      April 9, 2013 at 6:02 pm

      It has nothing to do with those guys, it’s that guy in the WH.
      Ok then…?

    • April 9, 2013 at 6:04 pm

      Truly, there are no words…..

      • April 9, 2013 at 6:35 pm

        I hope they plaster Inhoffe in front of ever t.v. screen newspaper, website, etc… He is the Wayne La Pierre of the Senate. The more people see this evil man, the better chance we have getting something done.

        • 43 jacquelineoboomer
          April 9, 2013 at 7:17 pm

          Yes, but even La Pierre can be given a two-second pass, because he’s a hired gun (pun intended). Inhoffe was elected by the freakin’ voters in a freakin’ democratic contest, and is supposed to be above the “hired gun” stuff. Unfortunately, he’s not.

          • 44 nathkatun7
            April 9, 2013 at 9:25 pm

            As I said on the previous thread, I blame the majority of the people of Oklahoma who keep re- electing Inhofe to the Senate. In my humble opinion, Inhofe is a dumb and evil man.

    • 46 anniebella
      April 9, 2013 at 7:04 pm

      What is it with the Republicans? In the pass I don’t remember just about all them being this nutty.

  12. 47 Jovie
    April 9, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    Senate Judiciary panel to see legal justification for killing US citizens

    Jordy Yager – 04/09/13 04:28 PM ET
    The Obama administration is expected to grant committee members access to its justification for killing U.S. citizens suspected of terrorism.…

    In conclusion, even if they are Al Qaeda and want to bomb the Empire State building, no Kill.
    Got it?

  13. 51 Jovie
    April 9, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    Pacific commander: US ‘ready today’ to respond to any North Korean aggression

    Jeremy Herb – 04/09/13 05:10 PM ET
    Adm. Samuel Locklear said the U.S. has the capability to shoot down North Korean missiles that threaten U.S. territory. …

    Thank heavens.

  14. 52 lamh36
    April 9, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    Cool pics with Mavis and Sam.

    Personally, I could do without Timberfake. I prefer Robin Thicke myself. But I get it the intent, I believe he is from TN, but with the Jay-Z connection didn’t hurt.

    Anyway, can’t wait for video of the event.

    Will it be livestreamed?

  15. 53 hopefruit2
    April 9, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    Now I’m sad….

  16. 56 lamh36
    April 9, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    Pulling Back Already?

    JOSH MARSHALL APRIL 9, 2013, 2:58 PM 536
    Just tweeted by TPMer Sahil Kapur: “McConnell spox says he wasn’t accusing ProgressKY of bugging his hq – he was blaming the ‘political left.’”

  17. April 9, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    I’m confused – It says ’6:55′ at White House live for the concert, and ’7:30′ in the WH schedule 😕

  18. April 9, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    On top of no Al Green duet…….I have very upsetting news, especially for the ladies. Remember the sequester wont affect anybody!

    • 59 hopefruit2
      April 9, 2013 at 6:35 pm

      The furlough is only as assistant WH chef. The good news is that he will continue to work in the WH Garden and on FLOTUS’ “let’s move” effort. 🙂

      • April 9, 2013 at 6:38 pm

        I don’t know he has both titles as policy advisor and chef, but doesn’t get two separate paychecks. If you are furloughed you cant be on premise…..at least that’s my understanding?

  19. April 9, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    Chips, sent you a DM.

    Thanks for another fun thread, though unfortunate news about Al Green!

  20. April 9, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    Ok, little 6 y.o. girl VERY inappropriately dressed. Short skirt, halter top. WTF?!

  21. April 9, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    Thanks for posting this Chips.

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