Cory Wong on 10 key tracks from his extraordinary run of funk guitar albums

Cory Wong
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Funk legend James Brown used to call himself ‘the hardest working man in show business’. In 2020, that guy is Cory Wong, the modern funk master who’s made six albums within a year – five solo records and one collaboration with pianist Jon Batiste.

Here, in his own words, Cory outlines his ever-expanding “artistic journey” via 10 key tracks...

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Chris Bird

Chris has been the Editor of Total Guitar magazine since 2020. Prior to that, he was at the helm of Total Guitar's world-class tab and tuition section for 12 years. He's a former guitar teacher with 35 years playing experience and he holds a degree in Philosophy & Popular Music. Chris has interviewed Brian May three times, Jimmy Page once, and Mark Knopfler zero times – something he desperately hopes to rectify as soon as possible.