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Alabama Shakes Perform at Memphis Soul White House Event

Image courtesy of Image credit: Pieter M. van Hattem (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Image credit: Pieter M. van Hattem (via ABC News Radio)

It was all about soul at the White House Tuesday night. President Obama saluted Memphis Soul music as part of the In Performance at the White House series.

Among the artists who took the stage to perform soul classics: Alabama Shakes and Ben Harper . Booker T. Jones served as music director and band leader.

PBS will air the event next Tuesday night; check local listings. Here's a rundown of some of the notable performances from the event:

-- Alabama Shakes and Steve Cropper, Albert King 's "Born Under a Bad Sign"

-- Justin Timberlake and Steve Cropper, Otis Redding 's   "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay"

-- Queen Latifah , Ann Peebles ' "I Can't Stand The Rain"

-- Sam Moore , Sam & Dave 's "When Something Is Wrong with My Baby"

-- Joshua Ledet , Percy Sledge 's "When A Man Loves A Woman" 

-- Sam Moore and Joshua Ledet, Sam & Dave's "Soul Man"

-- Cyndi Lauper , the Otis Redding version of "Try a Little Tenderness"

-- All of the artists, Wilson Pickett 's "In The Midnight Hour"

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