“Jump Blues” singer and bandleader Roy Milton was born on this day in 1907 in Oklahoma. Here he is with one of his bands performing “Baby You Don’t Know.”

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.