Watch the Soul Kiss '72 online guitar lesson by TrueFire from 50 Licks Greatest Hits Vol. 2
Lesson Source: Chris Buono's 50 Funk Guitar Licks
You didn't think there could exist a collection of '50 Funk Licks You Must Know' without MANY inclusions from the archetypical guitar work that was designed by the Godfather of Soul, did you? The James Brown guitar legacy is so powerfully important to funk guitar that it's more than safe to say there would be none without it. Given that decree and the abundance of must know funk guitar moments from the likes of Jimmy Nolen (especially), Alphonso "Country" Kellum, and Phelps "Catfish" Collins (brother to the great Bootsy Collins), a different approach was taken that combines another timeless tool connected with the music of James Brown. Celebrating the art of the mashup where two tunes are mooshed together by beat makers and hip-hop producers alike, you're going to experience most every J.B. lick in this course in said form so we can get as many of them in '50 Funk Licks You Must Know' as we can, while leaving room for everyone else! The first mashup actually combines a lick from one of J.B.'s most famous purple pupils - Prince -and the unforgettable break heard in "Kiss" played by the sultry Wendy Melvoin. Combined with the classic "Soul Power '74" (note: I incorrectly state the title as "Soul Power '72" in the intro due to my fixation with my birth year. Sorry!), this is a massive dorian affair that focuses on the interval of a 5th, as well as showcasing the power of triads and space.