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Heat Wave, written by the Holland-Dozier-Holland team in the early 1960s, was a hit for Martha And The Vandellas in 1963 and for Linda Ronstadt a dozen years later. It was released on Prisoner In Disguise, which followed her first number one album Heart Like A Wheel. The song was originally planned to be the B side of Neil Young's Love Is A Rose but DJs started playing it regularly and it became the A side.
This lesson goes over the chord progression in the key of D, the shuffle vamp commonly used in blues and rock songs, as well as some percussive strumming ideas.