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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.

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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.