Junior Wells was born on this day 80 years ago. Here he is performing “Hoo Doo Man” with Otis Rush on guitar. Very close to perfection.

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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.