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Memphis Soul stirs The White House

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(WMC-TV) – The sound of Memphis Soul filled The White House Tuesday night.  Legendary Memphis musicians entertained the president, first lady, and their guests.

The first family had front row seats for a heaping helping of Memphis Soul stew.

Led by music director Booker T. Jones, of Booker T. and the MGs, other native Memphians including Steve Cropper and James Alexander laid down a soulful Memphis rhythm.

The "In Performance at the White House" concert featured up and coming artists like Alabama Shakes and music legends like the incomparable Mavis Staples.

Justin Timberlake, one of the hottest commodities in American music, came dressed in suit and tie to represent his hometown.

The president, known for covering Al Green's "Let's Stay Together," thanked Memphis artists for the roles they played in creating an original American art form called soul.

For these performers, it was an unforgettable night of sweet soul music Memphis style that will live on in their memories always.

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