New Tab From the Godfather of Soul James Brown

Posted by Michael Mueller on December 12, 2014 at 3:26 PM

The electrifying James Brown—the Godfather of Soul—was one of the greatest entertainers in music history. His command of the stage and larger-than-life persona set a high bar for all soul, funk, and R&B performers to come.

Of course, the contributions of his guitarist, Jimmy Nolen, certainly cannot be overlooked. Nolen pioneered the now essential funk guitar technique called the "chicken scratch" sound, in which he strummed in a straight 16th-note rhythm while employing fret-hand mutes for desired rhythmic effect.

You can check out Nolen's handiwork in the eight new James Brown guitar tabs we've just posted, including "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag" and "Cold Sweat, Pt. 1."

New James Brown guitar tab

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