Daylight Video

On this day 150 years ago, Union troops captured Chattanooga, Tennessee. So let’s feature some music from people born in that city, beginning with Bessie Smith, performing “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out.”

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Ed Kilgore

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.