Zydeco musician Boozoo Chavis was born on this day in 1930. Here he is performing his first big hit, “Paper in My Shoe.”

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.