Watch the Muscle Shoals online guitar lesson by David Hamburger from Blues Architect

By the mid 1960s this kind of funky straight-eighths sound was firmly entrenched in the jazz vocabulary through dozens of hard bop recordings, including Lee Morgan's 1965 hit "The Sidewinder." Guitarist Mel Brown played in this vein in the late 60's and 70's and it's worth seeking out his Impulse recordings, including the recently re-released Chicken Fat and the out-of-print The Wizard. Visit Mel Brown online at

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