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September 09, 2013 8:39 AM Daylight Video

By Ed Kilgore

On this day 150 years ago, Union troops captured Chattanooga, Tennessee. So let’s feature some music from people born in that city, beginning with Bessie Smith, performing “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out.”

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.

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