Delta blues legend Willie Brown was born on this day in 1900. Here he is performing “Future Blues.” Note the vinyl with what appears to be a signature from Willie’s close friend Son House.

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.