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Get It While You Can: Legendary Sessions

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Howard Tate Howard Tate


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50 Essential Albums of 1967 (50 items)
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Description: The greatest soul singer ever to fall below '60s pop radar, Howard Tate remains a tantalizing cipher remembered only through explosive cover versions of his late '60s singles by a blue-chip array of fans including Janis Joplin, B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix, and Ry Cooder. Tate's original versions were even better: his ecstatic falsetto, sinuous tenor releases, and gruff asides placed him in a category of R&B vocal stylists as lofty as his stratospheric pompadour. But the Macon-born, Philadelphia-raised former doo-wopper eluded broader acclaim despite a string of powerful performances that just dented the charts. As produced by R ... (more)
Manufacturer: Polygram Records
Release date: 20 June 1995
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 0731452686824 UPC: 731452686824
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50 Essential Albums of 1967 (50 music items)

"Macon-born and Philadelphia-raised, Howard Tate never went Top 10 even on the soul charts but is remembered along with James Carr as the great lost soul man. "Ain't Nobody Home" became a B.B. King perennial, "Look at Granny Run Run" was the best thing to happen to senior sex till Levitra, and "Get It While You Can" was taken up as a showstopper by none other than Janis Joplin. The album didn't chart at all. But Tate had a supernal falsetto shriek to complement his rough howl, and writer-producer"