Chicago blues harmonica player Snooky Pryor was born on this day in 1921. Here he is in New York in 1991 performing “Rollin’ and Tumblin.’”

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.