The Chicago Blues artist Son Seals was born on this day in 1942 in Osceola, Arkansas, where his father owned a small “juke joint” club. Here he is performing one of his hits, “Hot Sauce,” in 1978. Yum.

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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.