Watch the San Fran Funk online guitar lesson by Chris Buono from 50 Funk Guitar Licks You MUST Know
So far we've seen rappers like Ad-Rock of the Beastie Boys play the funk (Lick #27), jazzers like John Scofield play the funk (Lick #31); now it's time for a bonified rock star play to the funk. Previous to the Eagles, Joe Walsh was the leader of the badass trio, The James Gang, who produced the AOR radio mainstay "Funk #49". With a gritty Tele tone as the main fuel cell, this main riff was a winner. The four bars you have to chew on here takes components of that timeless Am/A7 intro riff and throws them into a hat, only to be mixed up and put back together into all new jam to geek on. Contained within this self-propelled mashup is an essential motif played by Hammond organ players, but is a guitar must know as well.