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Like many guitar players who began playing around the same time, DJ began plunking out Nirvana and Soundgarden tunes when he first picked up the guitar in the mid-nineties. While these grunge-y roots certainly have their merit, it wasn't until DJ's eldest sister took him to a Led Zeppelin laser light show that the full potential of the guitar began to come into focus.
With Jimmy Page's Les Paul pyrotechnics as his inspiration, DJ began fervently practicing for hours on end i... (more)
DJ currently offers 204 guitar lessons at JamPlay, with 116 intermediate lessons, 61 song lessons, 10 lessons in our Artist Series and 17 Lick & Riff Library entries.
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DJ Phillips will teach you everything you need to know to become a master of the blues with an emphasis on fast-paced techniques & playing.
Meet Mr. DJ Phillips & learn what he's going to teach you throughout this series.
Learn what makes a chord progression a blues progression as well as the basics to the famous 12 bar blues.
Time to take the 12 bar blues progression you've learned and add in some rhythmic variations.
Now that you've learned the 12 bar blues and some rhythmic variations, it's time to throw in some chord variations.
Time to take a break from the 12 bar blues and start mastering some lead techniques. This all starts with the minor pentatonic scale.
Now that you've learned the minor pentatonic scale, it's time to learn how to move it around.
Learn a handful of new blues techniques while learning to play Stevie Ray Vaughn's "The House Is Rockin'".
Now that you've mastered some SRV, DJ is going to show you some funky blues rhythms that use the 9th chords.
DJ begins a discussion of the minor pentatonic scale patterns. He demonstrates the A minor pentatonic scale in first or "open" position.
Continuing on with the minor pentatonic scale, DJ covers the second position. As with lesson 9, he provides a few exercises and riffs along the way.
Continuing with the A minor pentatonic scale, DJ returns with a lesson on the fifth position pattern.
In this lesson, DJ covers the A minor pentatonic scale in 7th position. He includes licks and riffs to help with skill building.
This lesson covers the 9th position of the A minor pentatonic scale. DJ provides licks, riffs, and a string skipping exercise.
Now that DJ has covered all five patterns of the minor pentatonic scale, he explains how to shift from one pattern to the next.
Now that DJ has covered the minor pentatonic positions, he shifts gears to the major pentatonic scale.
In this lesson, DJ demonstrates a number of major pentatonic licks that feature position shifts.
DJ demonstrates how to combine the major and minor pentatonic scales. He provides a number of combined scale licks for you to learn.
In this lesson, DJ demonstrates how to build an effective guitar solo.
This lesson details the importance of rhythm within solos and lead lines.
DJ talks about the art of improvising in this lesson. Always begin with a grand entrance and end with a big finish.
DJ begins a discussion of colorful dominant chord voicings. He demonstrates how to build chords from a root note on the 6th string.
Continuing on from lesson 21, DJ explains how to build dominant chords from root notes on the 4th and 5th strings.
In lesson 23, DJ demonstrates how various chord voicings can be used while playing rhythm or lead over a 12 bar blues progression.
With lesson 24, DJ begins a short segment on tricks of the trade. First, he discusses and demonstrates string rakes.
DJ explains how B3 organ licks can be played on guitar.
In this lesson, DJ talks about volume swells and how they can be used.
Continuing with his "tricks of the trade" lessons, DJ demonstrates a walking bass line and the upstroke shuffle.
In this lesson, DJ discusses and demonstrates the basics of slide technique.
DJ demonstrates some of the subtleties of using a wah pedal in the blues style.
DJ discusses and demonstrates natural, artificial (harp), and pinch harmonics in the blues style.
DJ delves into tone in lesson 31. He discusses how and why certain tones are achieved.
With lesson 32, DJ introduces the minor form of the 12 bar blues progression.
Building on his minor blues set, DJ discusses how to utilize the dominant V7 chord to spice up the standard progression.
DJ demonstrates a couple turnaround techniques that can be applied to the 12 bar minor blues progression.
In this lesson, DJ discusses some minor 7 voicings with roots on the 6th, 5th, and 4th strings.
Much like lesson 35, DJ discusses minor 6th chord voicings with roots on the 6th, 5th, and 4th strings.
DJ explains how altered extensions such as the b9 and #9 can be added to the V7 chord within the context of a minor blues progression.
DJ discusses the scale options that can be used over a minor blues progression.
In this lesson, DJ builds upon lesson 38 and covers the minor scale positions across the entire fretboard.
DJ profiles blues guitarist T-Bone Walker in lesson 40.
Profiling T-Bone walker, DJ will demonstrate the T-Bone Shuffle.
DJ discusses and demonstrates skills acquired from learning T-Bone Walker's material.
DJ will take a look at Blues guitarist Bo Diddley and teach you the "Bo Diddley beat."
Dj is back yet again with more on the style of Bo Diddley. Here is will dive more into his style of solos as well as an in depth explanation of how the songs are played out. Get comfortable everyone and get you blues fingers ready.
Dj brings a kicking finish to the style of Bo Diddley by teaching you how to implement his style of playing to your's. With a quick review of what he has taught so far, Dj will play the backing track as you play with him and creat your own Bo Diddley style solo.
DJ returns to his blues guitar series with the introduction of a complete blues solo. Through the next 12 lessons, DJ will provide a phrase-by-phrase breakdown of the solo. By the end of this mini-series, you will have added a few blues licks to your repertoire as well as a full solo with them all strung together!
DJ is back with Phrase #2 of the Swing Blues Solo. This lick is designed to outline the IV chord.
DJ is back with another phrase of his swing blues solo. The third phrase of the first solo is also your first turnaround. In this lick, you'll outline the chords that bring us back to the top of the form.
The fourth phrase of your first solo has a lot of pentatonic influence in it. You've also climbed the neck to the upper register to help build your solo.
We're back to the second phrase in the long form blues again. This lick picks up where the last left off and continues to build suspense in the upper register.
DJ is back with the sixth phrase of his Swing Blues Solo. We're now at the second turnaround of the long form. This lick incorporates chromaticism to build tension.
We're back to the top in the 3rd chorus of the blues solo. This lick starts to amp up the solo by adding more bends and a few double stops.
DJ is back with the eighth phrase in the swing blues solo. The second phrase of the 3rd chorus incorporates hammer-ons.
DJ is back with the ninth phrase in the swing blues solo. For the third time, we find ourselves at the turnaround. This lick plays on the idea of a repeating figure followed up by a scale run.
We really start to add some gusto to the solo for our final three phrases. This lick uses open stringed double stops and position shifting to create a long build up towards the solo's climax.
The eleventh phrase of our long form blues solo continues to build on the previous phrase. This time you'll be using a repeated but slightly varied figure along with double stops to create more build-up.
DJ is back with the final phrase of the swing blues solo. This turnaround lick uses quick bends, repeated figures, and a chromatic walk down to twist your ear before finally resolving back to E.
Now that you've completed the first solo of a long form blues, it's time to tackle the second solo. This next blues is played in straight eighths and starts off with some chromatic notes, bending, and a syncopated rhythm.
Dig into the second phrase of our straight blues solo! This one uses double stops, bends, and vibrato to kick the solo into high gear!
The first turnaround in our straight blues solo uses a low walking melody along with a scale run that brings us back up to the top.
As we return to the top for the second round of our long form, we hear a familiar melody. This one is stolen right from the last phrase, only it's been transposed up into a higher register.
We're getting into the meat of this solo and it's time we started rocking! We amp up the energy by using some down picking and scale lines.
We've now reached the second turnaround of our long form blues. This phrase gets a little funky with some position shifting and double stops.
Here, we return to the top and continue the funky feel from the turnaround. This lick features chromatic runs with vibrato and a repeated figure.
The next lick in our long form straight blues is all about syncopation and getting that dirty tone from the amp. Careful rhythmic placement of rests and the use of double stops help us accomplish this.
Having roots in Folk, Celtic, and Gospel music, Country and Country Western evolved rapidly in the 1920's. This genre of music has spawned two of the top selling solo artists of all time. Elvis Presley, and Garth Brooks.
This short lesson will introduce you to the country style of playing and provide some necessary background information on how the genre got started.
DJ gets to the roots of the country music genre with a lesson on Western Swing.
In lesson 3, DJ teaches a short song called "Roly Poly." If you ever find yourself jamming in a country circuit, you'll need this one in your repertoire.
DJ discusses the classic country style. He explains the rhythmic and structural differences between this style and western swing.
With lesson 5, DJ starts to discuss elements of the modern country style. This includes the technique known as "Chicken Pickin'."
In this lesson, DJ discusses some of the finer points of the hybrid picking technique.
In this lesson, DJ begins to talk more in depth about modern electric country guitar. He starts with the western swing style.
Lesson 8 continues to cover the western swing style of electric country. Eldon Shamblin and his musical efforts are discussed further.
This lesson covers the twin lead section of the song "Twin Guitar Boogie."
DJ breaks down the second part of the twin lead solo from "Twin Guitar Boogie."
Finalizing his teaching on the Twin Guitar Boogie with emphasis on Eldon Shamblin, DJ brings you this lesson on the guitar solo.
Lesson 12 covers all the techniques involved in the previous lessons on the Twin Guitar Boogie.
DJ takes the techniques he discussed in lesson 12 and helps you create a solo over a standard country rhythm.
Lesson 14 delves into the realm of fingerpicking.
In lesson 15 DJ demonstrates the techniques used by Merle Travis to build a solo, and improvisation technique.
Lesson 16 starts a 3 part series on Arthur Smith's "Guitar Boogie."
In lesson 17, DJ completes his note for note demonstration of "Guitar Boogie."
In this lesson, DJ takes a look at some of the country guitar concepts used in the song "Guitar Boogie."
In this lesson, DJ teaches the song "Whistle Stop" by legendary guitarist Jimmy Bryant.
DJ demonstrates the song "Yodeling Guitar" by Jimmy Bryant.
DJ teaches the song "Joy Ride" as performed by Jimmy Bryant.
Now that DJ has covered "Whistle Stop" and "Joy Ride," he'll be looking at some of the concepts used to play these songs.
This lesson covers the tune Got a Lot of Rhythm which features the playing of Hank Garland.
In lesson 24, DJ takes a look at an Elvis Presley song "I Need Your Love Tonight."
In lesson 25, DJ continues his in depth look at Hank Garland's playing with a demonstration of Sugarfoot Rag.
DJ takes a look at "Walkin' the Floor" by classic country guitarist Leon Rhodes.
DJ Phillips teaches the progression, structure and melody of the song "Honey Fingers."
In lesson 28, DJ demonstrates the entire guitar solo for the song "Honey Fingers."
Looking back on the lessons on Leon Rhodes' playing, DJ offers up a lesson on applying the new concepts.
DJ discusses the tic-tac techniques used by Johnny Cash guitarist Luther Perkins.
Looking at guitarist Luther Perkins, DJ helps you to apply the tic-tac rhythms in your playing.
DJ returns to his country lesson series to profile legendary country guitarist James Burton! In the first lesson of this mini-series, DJ takes a look at open string licks that are common in James' playing.
DJ is back with the second lesson in his James Burton mini series. For this one, DJ takes a look at how James Burton started the Tele sound with the use of hybrid picking and chicken pickin'.
In lesson 34 of his country series, DJ is expanding on his look at James Burton. In this lesson you'll be taking a look at double stop and partial chord concepts utilized by this country great!
To finalize the concepts and techniques portion of his mini-series on James Burton, DJ offers up a look at bending technique.
Now that you have all the lick based elements and concepts under your belt, it's time to apply them. In lesson 36, DJ plays all of the licks you've learned with a backing track.
DJ Phillips profiles the guitarists that created and nurtured the funk sound.
DJ Phillips starts out his funk guitar series with an overview of what he'll be covering in lessons to come.
In this lesson DJ profiles guitarist Jimmy Nolan, one of the original members of the James Brown band.
DJ introduces Catfish Collins and begins to profile his sounds and technique.
DJ takes another in depth look at Catfish Collins' playing style with "in the style of" licks.
DJ begins to talk about Leo Nocentelli, the guitarist for The Meters.
DJ breaks down an "in the style of" lick made famous by Leo Nocentelli.
DJ provides yet another look at a famous "in the style of" lick from guitarist Leo Nocentelli.
DJ provides another "in the style of" lick from The Meters' guitaris Leo Nocentelli.
DJ provides the final lick in the style of Leo Nocentelli.
DJ begins lesson 10 of his funk series by going over one of Curtis Mayfield's signature licks.
DJ returns with another look at a signature look from guitarist Curtis Mayfield.
DJ returns with another "in the style of" lick from Curtis Mayfield.
DJ demonstrates an "in the style of" lick from Curtis Mayfield that centers around an F#m7 chord.
DJ demonstrates the fifth "in the style of" lick from Curtis Mayfield.
DJ offers up the final "in the style of" lick from Curtis Mayfield.
DJ Phillips takes a lick based look at the sound and stylistic approach of Keith Urban.
To get things started in DJ's "Style of Keith Urban" lesson series, he discusses the lesson series and how it'll be broken down. He also covers a brief history of this now prolific modern country musician.
In the first technique-based lesson of his "Style of Keith Urban" series, DJ takes a look at how Keith adds melody to his playing. Most of these sound-a-like licks are mobile and can be added in to your own country playing.
Another key element of Keith Urban's playing is his twin lead harmonization. In this lesson, DJ offers up some examples of how Keith uses the twin guitar lead to harmonize all or parts of a riff or solo.
As DJ has alluded to in previous lessons, Keith Urban places quite a bit of emphasis on bending in his playing. In this lesson, DJ covers some of the bend types and techniques utilized in the country genre and specifically by Keith Urban.
In this lesson, DJ discusses and demonstrates how Keith Urban utilizes open string based licks in his playing. This technique is not only used extensively in Keith Urban's playing, but is also a staple skill within modern country music.
In this lesson DJ dissects some of the more percussive techniques utilized by Keith Urban in his playing.
DJ begins to round out this series with examples of how Keith Urban uses double stops and chord-based licks in his playing.
In this lesson, DJ demonstrates rock and blues licks that Keith Urban likes to throw into his playing.
For the final technique-based lesson of the series, DJ takes a look at the remaining tricks that Keith Urban utilizes in his playing. These include the use of unison bends, octaves, and various chromatic approach techniques.
To wrap up his series on the style of Keith Urban, DJ provides some insight in to how Keith's tone is created. He also talks about musicality in Keith's playing and what you can draw from this series.
DJ Phillips lends his expertise to popular music with a blend of ultra in-depth song tutorials!
DJ Phillips breaks down the 70's hit "Free Ride" by The Edgar Winter Group.
DJ Phillips teaches his funk tune "Melon Baller."
DJ Phillips demonstrates how to play the song "Stray Cat Strut" by The Stray Cats.
DJ Phillips breaks down the epic progressive rock tune "Song for America" by legendary artists Kansas.
DJ Phillips breaks down Kansas' popular classic "Carry On Wayward Son."
DJ Phillips teaches both the acoustic rhythm and lead sections of Willie Nelson's "On the Road Again."
DJ Phillips breaks down the rhythm and lead sections of The Flaming Lips' song "Do You Realize??"
DJ Phillips breaks down the Great White hit "Once Bitten Twice Shy." This song propelled the band to stardom, but is actually a cover from another artist.
Originally written in 1963 by Latin Jazz musician Tito Puente, "Oye Como Va" was made famous by Santana's 1970 cover. In this lesson, DJ breaks down the rhythm and lead sections to this influential song.
DJ Phillips breaks down the rhythm and lead sections to the Cheap Trick song "On Top of the World."
DJ Phillips demonstrates how to play the song "So Good to See You" by Cheap Trick.
DJ Phillips breaks down the electric rhythm, acoustic, and lead portions of "Slide" by Goo Goo Dolls.
DJ teaches and demonstrates the punk song "Walk Away (Maybe)" from Good Charlotte.
DJ Phillips breaks down and demonstrates the rhythm, lead and harmony guitar sections for the .38 Special song "Back Where You Belong."
DJ demonstrates and teaches the guitar sections to his former band Brother Big Bad's song "Jenny."
DJ Phillips demonstrates and breaks down the parts to the song "Name" by Goo Goo Dolls.
DJ Phillips provides a thorough lesson on the Goo Goo Dolls single "Ain't That Unusual". This song was a hit off of their album A Boy Named Goo prior to their adult contemporary sound taking hold.
DJ Phillips provides a lesson on a punk-inspired tune from Goo Goo Dolls entitled "Only One". One of their early hits from "A Boy Named Goo," this song was popular before Goo Goo Dolls hit it big with their adult contemporary sound.
For his "Style of Keith Urban" series, DJ wrote and composed a song that takes a nod towards this guitarist. Incorporating classic country, rock, chicken pickin', and melodic elements, this song is a study in how Keith Urban produces his signature sound. Best taken along with the "Style of Keith Urban" series, this song will help build skill and stylistic approach for modern country lovers.
DJ is back with another epic song lesson! This time, he teaches The Doobie Brothers' song "Long Train Runnin'". Initially created as a jam track used for live performances, "Long Train Runnin'" went on to become one of their biggest hits. In this lesson, DJ breaks down the electric and both acoustic guitar parts. Additionally, he has arranged and transcribed the harmonica solo for the electric guitar.
DJ is back with a mouthful of a lesson! This time he teaches Alan Jackson's snub to the industry, "Three Minute Positive Not Too Country Uptempo Love Song." In this lesson, DJ breaks down the main acoustic section of the song as well as both electric guitar solos. As a bonus he has also transcribed the piano, fiddle, and steel guitar solos as well.
DJ returns to his phase 3 series with yet another classic rock song. In this lesson, DJ teaches the main electric guitar parts for "Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy" by Bad Company.
DJ Phillips is back with another classic country tune. In this lesson, DJ teaches the acoustic and electric guitar sections for "Angels from Montgomery" by John Prine.
In his 25th song lesson with JamPlay, DJ Phillips breaks down the acoustic and electric guitar parts for the classic country western tune "Amarillo by Morning." Originally written by Terry Stafford and Paul Fraser, this song was made popular in 1983 by George Strait. As an added bonus, DJ has also transcribed the fiddle sections for electric guitar.
In this Phase 3 song lesson, DJ breaks down the funk classic "Super Bad Super Slick" by James Brown. In addition to the guitar on the original recording, DJ has also transcribed several other instruments for the guitar.
DJ is back with another holiday classic for his Phase 3 series. In this lesson, DJ teaches the electric guitar parts to "Jingle Bell Rock" as performed by Brian Setzer.
Here is an old song about a coal miner. First recorded by Merle Travis in 1946, this song has been covered by countless artists. In this lesson, DJ teaches you the lesser known instrumental version recorded by Billy Strange.
Here is a nice country/blues song from contemporary Christian singer/songwriter Karen Staley. The song has both acoustic and electric guitar parts. The electric part features a simple, riff-like lead that is perfect for beginners/intermediates who want to start tackling leads.
Here is a song by singer/songwriter Anita Cochran from "The Dukes of Hazzard" soundtrack. This song has both acoustic and electric parts, and it features more chicken pickin' than you can shake a stick at.
Here is "Take This Job and Shove It," which was written by David Allan Coe and made popular by Johnny Paycheck. This song has relatively simple acoustic and electric parts, but the timing may give beginners trouble. Thankfully DJ Philips walks us through everything nice and slow.
DJ Phillips is back with another great 90's rock tune! He breaks down the parts to the song "Follow You Down" by Gin Blossoms.
Here is Alan Jackson's 18th no. 1 hit single "Where I Come From". This is a hot country song served with all the fixin's like chicken pickin', slide guitar, and more. While the rhythm is great for beginners to get their feet wet, the solo is in open E tuning and should provide a good challenge for beginner and intermediate players alike. DJ Philips will have you playin' this song in no time.
Here is a country rock song from the band Her & Kings County. This song is very dynamic and has acoustic, electric, and slide playing throughout. Beginners, you're gonna love the rhythms, but you may struggle with the slide parts. Be sure to check out some of our many slide lessons if you are new to the concept.
DJ Phillips is back with a lesson on the classic blues song "Tush" from rockers ZZ Top! This lesson features a full breakdown and the correct tunings for both the rhythm guitar and slide guitar parts.
Here is a song from Chad Kroeger of Nickelback that was released on the Spider-Man soundtrack back in 2002. The song became a tribute to the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks on America.
Here is an alternative country rock song from The Jayhawks. This song was released in 1992 on the Hollywood Town Hall record.
Here is the theme song for The Dukes Of Hazzard TV show that was popular in the 80's. Released in 1980 on Music Man, this song quickly became a #1 hit for Waylon Jennings.
Here is a song that's been recorded by many different artists and was originally written by Geoff Mack in 1959. The version DJ teaches was recorded by Johnny Cash in 1996.
DJ Phillips is back to his song lesson series with a look at the gritty "Revolution" from The Beatles. DJ breaks down all three electric guitar parts, then discusses the tone used in this song.
DJ is back with another epic Beatles tune! In this song lesson, he breaks down the acoustic guitar part for the iconic "Hey Jude". Additionally, he has transcribed several of the string instrument lines for electric guitar.
DJ is back with another modern rock guitar lesson! This time, he covers the 2000's hit Echo by the band Trapt.
DJ returns with another modern metal favorite from the band Trapt. This time, DJ takes a look at the song "Headstrong," which was one of the band's first major hits.
DJ Phillips returns with a look at a classic country tune made popular by Patsy Cline. Originally written by Willie Nelson, "Crazy" is a staple of the classic country sound.
DJ Phillips returns with a look at one of the 80's biggest hits! This time around, we're looking at the Back to the Future favorite "Power of Love" by Huey Lewis & the News.
DJ Phillips is back with a look at another classic country tune. In this lesson, he teaches the acoustic and electric parts to Willie Nelson's "Funny How Time Slips Away".
DJ Phillips returns to his song lesson series with a look at a popular country song from the Dixie Chicks. "Goodbye Earl" combines two different acoustic guitars and a layered electric to sink your teeth into!
Haven't had your fill of 90's rock?!? DJ amps up the grunge with a look at a big title from the mid 90's! In this lesson, you'll learn "Far Behind" by Candlebox.
DJ Phillips returns with another look at a staple from the 80's! This time it's Living Colour's hit "Cult of Personality"!
DJ is back with another classic rock tune for your ears! This time he's taking a look at "Wild Thing!" Originally written by The Troggs, the version we're looking at here is as recorded by Jimi Hendrix.
DJ Phillips is back once again with a great rock ballad from the 90's. This time he breaks down the popular Collective Soul hit "December".
DJ returns to his song lesson series with a look at a rock country style tune from Collective Soul. "Heaven's Already Here" appeared on the band's debut album and is a great ballad for a starter.
DJ is back with another early country classic for his song series. In lesson 59, he takes a look at the classic song "Hey Good Lookin'" by Hank Williams Sr.
DJ Phillips returns with a look at another Hank Williams Sr. song. This time he breaks down the guitar, fiddle and steel arrangements for "Your Cheatin' Heart".
In lesson 61 of his songs series, DJ is back with another classic country tune. This time he breaks down the parts to the iconic "Mama Tried" by Merle Haggard.
DJ Phillips returns with a look at another country classic. In lesson 62 of his songs series, he teaches "Workin' Man Blues" by Merle Haggard.
"The Dance" was released in the spring of 1990 on Garth Brooks' self-titled debut album. The song was originally written by seasoned country songwriter Tony Arata and closed out the album as the tenth track. Quickly gaining recognition the song was a massive global hit! Accolades include 1990 Song of the Year, as well as Video of the Year by the Academy of Country Music. This song alone helped propel Garth Brooks to "household name" status!
Let's join DJ as he breaks down this heartfelt Garth Brooks classic!
"Sitting on the Dock of the Bay" was released just after the new year of 1968 as a single for Atco Records and quickly re-recorded and reissued for Volt Records. The latter version was recorded only three days before Otis Redding's untimely death. The song went on to top the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 becoming the first post-humous single to reach the #1 spot before winning two Grammy Awards for "Best R&B Song" and "Best Male R&B Vocal Performance"!
Let's join DJ as he breaks down this timeless classic!
"The Joker" is the title track for the Steve Miller Band's 8th studio album. The song opens side two of the chart-topping album released in the fall of 1973. In addition to reaching #1 on the Billboard Top 100 in 1974, the song would go on to reach the #1 spot once again in the UK a whopping sixteen years later when featured in a commercial for Levi's jeans. It currently holds the record for the longest span of time for a song to top the transatlantic charts twice!
Join DJ Phillips as he breaks down this 1973 classic by the Steve Miller Band!
David Bowie's first song to reach #1 in the US was "Fame". Released in the summer of 1975, it closes out the album as the final track on "Young Americans". The song was co-written with John Lennon and Carlos Alomar and recorded in New York City at the famous Electric Lady Studios in January of that year. Carlos played guitar for James Brown's band in the late 1960s and this influence showed itself in this song with its multiple complimentary funky guitar parts. In fact, the main guitar riff in the song was "borrowed" by James Brown for a song he released later that same year titled "Hot (I Need to Be Loved, Loved, Loved)".
Let's get the funk out as DJ breaks down this awesome Bowie track!
"Don't Rock the Jukebox" was released in the spring of 1991 as the opening track on Alan Jackson's second studio album of the same name. This wildly popular ear-bug was Jackson's second consecutive #1 hit topping the American and Canadian country charts. The song would go on to win the prestigious ASCAP Award for Country Song of the Year in 1992.
Let's join DJ Phillips in a clinical dissection of this 90's hit!
"Starting Over" was released in the summer of 2020 as the opening track on Chris Stapleton's fourth studio album of the same name. It is rumored that the song title came about as Stapleton cleared all of his social media accounts before posting the song "Watch You Burn", which was then followed by "Starting Over". Rumors aside, this wildly successful tune topped the Billboard Hot Country charts and has since gone 2X platinum!
Let's join DJ Phillips as he breaks down this Chris Stapleton hit!
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