Watch the Colonel's Recipe online guitar lesson by James Hogan from Essentials: Soul Rhythm Guitar
While The Funk Brothers were laying down historic tracks up in Motown, Stax Records in Memphis had their very own house band of legendary players known as Booker T. & The M.G.'s to lay down deep grooves for their artists. The Stax house band played on hundreds of hit records by artists such as Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Sam & Dave, Bill Withers, Albert King, and many others. They played a huge part in the development of the Memphis sound, which was highly influential in the 60's. This example is a greasy Memphis inspired groove in the style of the incomparable "Colonel" Steve Cropper of Booker T. & The M.G.'s and Blues Brothers fame. Cropper is one of the most prolific, respected, and imitated guitarists of the soul era and is also in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
For this one, we'll be laying down a fat Memphis chord groove and sweetening it up with some of Cropper's signature Telecaster fills using 3rd's and 6ths. Once again, we'll be using a clean tone here. Dig it!