Watch the Super Foot online guitar lesson by Chris Buono from 50 Funk Guitar Licks You MUST Know
Along with being a funk forefather, James Brown was a bandleader through and through. In a live situation the Godfather demanded his band to be ready for anything he called out. One thing you could depend on was abrupt feel changes within medleys of his hits to be called on the drop of a dime. Revisiting the mashup of James Brown examples, this must know lick is a modicum of opposing feels. Starting out with staccato picking at 108bpm, the first half of the mashup is all about "Get On the Good Foot". After four bars goes by you'll hear another four beat count at the next tempo of 122bpm, signaling another staccato picking instance, this time one that resembles a part heard in "Super Bad, Pt. 1". Overall, this D dorian jam is a great primer for when the call comes to go out on the road with a leader that takes after ol' James Joseph.