The Funkiest Lick Ever?

Who recorded the funkiest guitar part of all time? It’s hard to say, but with the brilliant lick he came up with on L.T.D.’s 1977 R&B classic “(Every Time I Turn Around) Back In Love Again,” Johnny McGhee (Marvin Gaye, Les McCann) is a strong contender. (Work that 3rd-finger half-step slide!) Immensely satisfying syncopated Eb7#9 stabs hammer things home in the final measure, helping McGhee’s catchy riff ensure there was absolutely no parking on the dance floor—and that L.T.D.’s album Something to Love was a huge hit.
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