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Obama Sings Soul, Briefly [VIDEO]

President Barack Obama took a brief and unexpected turn as a soul singer at a New York fundraiser, crooning a bar from an Al Green classic and then joking that he hadn’t been ushered offstage.

It happened at Manhattan’s Apollo Theater late Thursday, when Obama stepped to the podium and veered from prepared remarks to thank Green for warming up the crowd.

Apparently not content with simply praising him, Obama suddenly launched into Green’s “Let’s Stay Together,” starting with the vibrato “I” and pausing for enthusiastic applause before finishing up with the line “so in love with you.”

Obama said his staff didn’t believe he’d really do it. Then he joked that the Sandman hadn’t come out — a reference to Sandman Sims, the tap dancer who chased unpopular acts offstage at the Apollo for decades.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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