Daylight Video

On this day in 1962, James Brown on his own dime recorded what would become his first smash album, Live at the Apollo. Here he is with the Famous Flames on that night performing “I Don’t Mind.”

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.