It’s the 67th birthday of Lee Oskar, the Danish-born harmonica wizard who came to the U.S. in 1966, teamed up with Eric Burden, and then joined the great blues-funk band War for more than two decades. Here they are in their first post-Burden incarnation playing one of my favorite songs, “Slipping Into Darkness,” live in Chicago in 1972, with Oskar heavily featured in the intro.

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.