Watch the Funk-O-Rama - Rhythm online guitar lesson by Jeff Scheetz from Rock Solid
Funky rhythms are the kind of stuff to get you groovin'. Going back to the early James Brown stuff or to all the Motown material that had the killer grooves, one thing you really notice is that when it comes to funk, many times less is more.
This groove is funky and uses some slides and partial chords to keep it sparse. As always, keep your right hand going in the up and down motion to keep your groove in place.