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White House rings with sound of Memphis soul

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Sam Moore of Sam and Dave might have been a bit nervous performing at the White House last night. He joked during rehearsals he might need a diaper and "you just hope you don't slosh in your shoe."

The rest of the bill included Mavis Staples of the Staple Singers, Justin Timberlake, Alabama Shakes, Josh Ledet from "American Idol," Steve Cropper, Queen Latifah, Ben Harper and Booker T. Jones. Al Green was supposed to perform but injured his back and couldn't travel.

President Barack Obama says the Memphis sound brought together a segregated society by trying to "create a little harmony with harmony."

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