In Performance at the White House is a series of concerts produced by WETA (a non-commercial TV channel located in Washington DC) since 1978 and spans every administration since President Carter’s. Created to showcase the rich fabric of American culture in the exclusive setting of the nation’s most famous home.
It all started with a piano recital by the legendary pianist Vladimir Horowitz and since that first concert the series has celebrated more or less every genre of American musical performance. Over the last 36 years concerts have honoured the genius of musical legends such as Sir Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Celebrated the rich roots of America’s Country music, Motown and the Blues, music from the Civil Rights Movement, Hispanic musical heritage and the unique spirit of Broadway and the American musical.
Women of Soul
In this show you can watch Aretha Franklin, Melissa Etheridge, Patti LaBelle, Jill Scott, Janelle Monáe, Tessanne Chin and Ariana Grande bring blues, jazz, soul, R&B and Rock and Roll to the White House. This hour long concert is a wonderful celebration of American female artists whose music has made a profound impact on America’s musical culture. President Obama said in his introductory speech, “Soul music is about reaching and touching people on a human level…..and telling some truth. And tonight we’re in for a healthy dose of truth from some of the finest voices there are.”
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In Performance at the White House: Women Of Soul 2014
Intro [President’s speech]
02. Patti LaBelle – Over The Rainbow
03. Janelle Monae – Goldfinger
04. Melissa Etheridge – I’m The Only One
05. Tessanne Chin – Last Dance
06. Jill Scott – Rock Steady
07. Ariana Grande – I Have Nothing
08. Aretha Franklin – I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)
09. Janelle Monae – Tightrope
10. Patti LaBelle – Lady Marmalade
11. Jill Scott – Golden
12. All – Proud Mary
13. Aretha Franklin – Amazing Grace
Patti LaBelle – Over The Rainbow
Janelle Monae – Goldfinger
Melissa Etheridge – I’m The Only One
Tessanne Chin – Last Dance
Jill Scott – Rock Steady
Ariana Grande – I Have Nothing
Aretha Franklin – I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)
Janelle Monae – Tightrope
Patti LaBelle – Lady Marmalade
Jill Scott – Golden
All – Proud Mary
Aretha Franklin – Amazing Grace
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