Ragtime great Jelly Roll Morton was born on this day 130 years ago, in New Orleans. In honor of our friends to the North who held their national election yesterday, we’ll feature Morton performing Scott Joplin’s “Maple Leaf Stomp.”

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.