I’ll be featuring some of the music of Elmore James today, as recorded by various folk. Reflecting the likely trajectory of the day’s news, here are the Allman Brothers performing “The Sky Is Crying.”

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.