The versatile blues and “jump blues” musician Peppermint Harris was born on this day in 1925. Here’s one of his old-school performances: “Ain’t No Business We Can Do.” Just love it.

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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.