Watch the Papa Don't Take No Mess online guitar lesson by Jay Williams from 50 Soul Guitar Licks You Must Know

Okay, the wah is not used a lot in ‘old school’ soul, but what to think of this vamp by Jimmy Nolen? James Brown himself, ‘The ‘Godfather of Soul’ approved of it. It’s a 2 bar minor pentatonic lick in a shuffle 16th feel. There’s no way to sit back. Dig this groove in lick number 39.

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