Whoa. If Anti Records hadn’t endorsed this as authentic, I’d hesitate to believe this was real — it’s that crazy. But in 1987, Tom Waits covered the James Brown super-classic “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag” live in concert. Here’s the proof. The beautiful, beautiful proof.
MP3: Tom Waits – Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag (James Brown)
So as long as miracles are coming true, let me put in a request for something I was talking about with a co-worker the other day: Tom Waits, please tour with Nick Cave. Invite Leonard Cohen if you’re feeling really crazy.