By Amie Parnes - 02/16/12 06:20 PM EST
SAN FRANCISCO — Those hoping for a crooning President Obama — or at least an encore of his rendition of Al GreenAl GreenDem lawmakers rally Muslims against Trump Black caucus issues call to action Democrats stage protest during brief House session MORE's "Let's Stay Together" — could get their wish Thursday night.
Green will perform at an Obama fundraising dinner for about 70 people at a private residence in San Francisco, according to a campaign official, just a month after Obama belted part of the soul legend's famous tune at the famed Apollo Theater in New York.
Still, Obama did give the singer a nod after he hit the high notes: "Don't worry, Rev, I cannot sing like you but I jut wanted to show my appreciation."
The president's singing moment became a YouTube sensation, and the Obama campaign rushed to make it into a cellphone ring. (Green also benefited from Obama's riff: Billboard Magazine reported that sales of the 1972 hit rose by 490 percent.)
Green won't be Obama's first run-in with a celebrity on his three-day-fundraising junket, where he is expected to collect checks totaling $3 million.
George Clooney, Jim Belushi, Jack Black and Rashida Jones appeared at Tinseltown fundraisers for Obama on Wednesday evening.
"I'm going to need you," Obama told a crowd in Los Angeles, packed with the glitterati at one event. "You're going to carry this thing like you did in 2008."
—This story was posted at 11:30 a.m. and updated at 1:20 p.m.