Monday, February 9, 2009

Memphis at the Grammies: Al Green, B.B. King, Justin Timberlake, MGMT

Posted By on Mon, Feb 9, 2009 at 4:00 AM

At Sunday night's Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, Memphis soul icon Al Green won two awards (Best Performance by a Duo or Group; Best Traditional R&B); B.B. King took home another (Best Traditional Blues Album); and a song by the duo MGMT (with former Memphian Andrew VanWyngarden) won Best Remixed Recording.

Memphis' Justin Timberlake joined Green onstage for a version of Green's classic "Let's Stay Together." In his introduction, Timberlake recalled first meeting Green at the "general store," (now known as the Shelby Forest General Store).

French DJs Justice remixed MGMT's "Electric Feel," which you can hear by clicking on Flyer Radio below.

Neil Diamond was named Musicares Person of the Year. Other award winners included Coldplay, L'il Wayne, Duffy, Alison Krauss & Robert Plant, and Adele. For a complete list of winners, photos, etc., go to the Grammy website.

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