William Lee Perryman, a.k.a. Piano Red, a.k.a. Dr. Feelgood, was born on this day in 1911. Here he is with one of his classic tunes, “The Right String, Baby, But the Wrong Yo-Yo.”

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.