“If it’s all night, it’s alright!” – James Brown and Bob Marley

Old and New: “The name of the place….Augustus, JA”

I’ve always suspected James Brown influenced Bob Marley, and a friend recently played me the proof. On The Complete Wailers 1967-1972, Part 1, Disc 2 is Feel Allright (Original), a beautiful cover of James Brown’s *GREAT*, There Was a Time a.k.a. ‘Groove Maker’.

The Wailers cover There Was a Time from Side 2 of James Brown and the Famous Flames Live at the Apollo Volume 2. James Brown does a call and response replicated by the Wailers in the studio.

The Wailers :”Heh! Heh! :
Bob Marley: “Feel alright – one time”
“Oh! Oh!”
“Feel pretty good a-myself, yo – two”
“HUH!! HUH!!”
“Eh! Eh!”
“Feel alright! – Three”
“HUH!! HUH!! HUH!!”

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Kevin Sudeith is the war rug collector who built warrug.com. After starting to collect Afghan rugs, he began selling regular and war rugs to better study war rugs and their historical origins. Sudeith learned how war rugs related to traditional Afghan tribal and workshop rugs as well as the broader Turkmen and Persian rug traditions.