Watch the I Can't… online guitar lesson by Chris Buono from 50 Funk Guitar Licks You MUST Know
Face it, when a riff idea is that good sometimes you just gotta play it again. That's exactly what James Brown had his six-stringers do with the "I Can't Stand It" lick and it's many appendages that were the foundation of a handful of James Brown jams. Since then, this lick has played host to scores of myriad impromtu jam sessions by everyone and more. This incarnation of the lick is comprised of varying versions heard within "I Can't Stand it '76", "I Can't Stand Myself (When You Touch Me)", and even a rendition played by George Benson, where he rocked a Lonnie Smith gig that became the must-have Live at Club Mozambique record. Heck, if G.B. is rockin a J.B. lick, then it 's gotta be good.