Tito Puente, “El Rey de los Timbales,” who did a lot to popularize Latin music in the U.S., was born on this day in 1923 in Spanish Harlem. Here’s his jazz band performing an outstanding version of Dave Brubeck’s “Take Five.”
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.
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