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!

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.