Daylight Video

Today’s musical birthdays aren’t grabbing me, so instead let’s feature a classic I heard on the radio recently that nearly caused me to wreck the car. It’s Buddy Guy covering Junior Kimbrough’s “Baby Please Don’t Leave Me.” Here’s a live version that makes you understand why Jimi Hendrix worshiped this man.

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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.