Watch the Swamp Funk online guitar lesson by David Hamburger from Blues Alchemy

On Albert Collins' hugely successful Alligator records, ice-cool shuffles and wicked slow blues sat side by side with tight, syncopated funk grooves with a straight-eighth feel. Check out rhythm guitarist Mel Brown's tone, voicings and ideas on Collins' Cold Snap, particularly on the tunes "Weeping Like a Willow Tree" and "Cash Talkin'." Or go to the source: Jimmy Bolen's guitar playing on the 1965 James Brown hits "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag" and "I Got You (I Feel Good)."

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