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January 02, 2014 8:44 AM Daylight Video

By Ed Kilgore

Since it’s the 225th anniversary of my home state of Georgia’s ratification of the Constitution, I was examining lists of Georgia-born musicians, and ran across this fine recording from Bumble Bee Slim, who gradually made his way to California after becoming a Chicago Blues fixture for a while. Here he is with “Pains in My Body.”

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.

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