The Filipino-American R&B singer Sugar Pie DeSanto is 80 today. Here’s her 1964 hit, “Soulful Dress.”

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.