Daylight Video

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.”

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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.