Listen to Tom Waits Covering James Brown in 1987

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Tom Waits doing a live rendition of James Brown’s “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag.” Sounds awesome, right? It is, actually.

Apparently, the recording was posted on YouTube back in June. However, since Tom Waits—or, more accurately, the person or people who run the account—tweeted about it this yesterday, the tribute to Brown’s funky 1965 hit has been making its way around these very interwebs. We think you should give it a listen right now:

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