Chicago blues pianist Little Johnny Jones was born on November 1, 1924. Here he is with probably his biggest hit, “Big Town Playboy,” recorded in 1949.

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.