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Gary Clark Jr. and William Bell Play "Born Under a Bad Sign" at the Grammys

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We have one more bit of Grammys news for you.

Amid all the chatter about James Hetfield's uncooperative microphone, the confused house band playing a Metallica tune as Megadeth walked to the stage and Bruno Mars' shred-packed Prince tribute, there was a fine blues performance by Gary Clark Jr. and legendary R&B singer William Bell.

The duo played a tight (albiet truncated) version of "Born Under a Bad Sign," which Bell actually wrote—with Booker T. Jones—in 1967. The song was recorded by Albert King in '67 and by Cream a few months later.

You can check out a pro-shot clip of the performance below. Clark delivers some ace Albert King fills and a killer guitar solo. Enjoy!

Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.