Some frantic music to get the week off to an energetic start: the Dixie Dregs performing “The Bash” at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1978. This was about a year after I spent New Year’s Eve listening to the Dregs at a place called Rose’s Cantina in Atlanta. Very interesting act.
Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.
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