Piedmont Blues musician Barbecue Bob was born as Robert Hicks on this day in 1902, in Walnut Grove, Georgia. Here he is performing “Mississippi Heavy Water Blues,” a tune about the Great Flood of 1927,
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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