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White House Blues Show Playlist

By Rich Heldenfels Published: February 24, 2012

Watch Five Long Years on PBS. See more from In Performance at The White House.

In Performance at the White House: Red, White and Blues

Premieres Monday, February 27 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS

House Band: “Green Onions” (written by Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Lewis Steinberg and Al Jackson, Jr.)

1. All-Cast Open: “Let the Good Times Roll” (written by Shirley Goodman and Leonard Lee)

2. Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews: “St. James Infirmary” (traditional folksong)

3. Jeff Beck and Buddy Guy with Tom Hambridge (Drums): “Let Me Love You Baby” (written by Willie Dixon)

4. Mick Jagger: “I Can’t Turn You Loose” (written by Otis Redding)

5. Mick Jagger with Jeff Beck: “Commit a Crime” (written by Chester Burnett, a.k.a. Howlin' Wolf)

6. Mick Jagger with Shemekia Copeland and Susan Tedeschi: “Miss You” (written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards)

7. Shemekia Copeland and Gary Clark, Jr.: “Beat Up Old Guitar” (written by John Hahn)

8. Gary Clark, Jr.: “Catfish Blues” (written by Robert Petway)

9. Keb Mo: “Henry” (written by Kevin “Keb Mo” Moore)

10. Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes: “I’d Rather Go Blind” (written by Ellington Jordan and Billy Foster)

11. Buddy Guy, Jeff Beck, Gary Clark, Jr. and Mick Jagger: “Five Long Years” (written by Eddie Boyd)

Introduction by President Barack Obama

12. All-Cast Finale: “Sweet Home Chicago” (written by Robert Johnson)

Bonus Performance, Partial (full performance will be at

B.B. King: “The Thrill is Gone” (written by Rick Darnell and Roy Hawkins)


House Band: Booker T. Jones (Music Director and Band Leader and Hammond B3 Organ), Jesse Johnson (Guitar), Bobby Avila (Bass), Narada Michael Walden (Drums), Frederick Hendrix (Horn), Ernie Fields, Jr. (Saxophone), and Fred Wesley (Trombone).


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