Howard Tate

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US rhythm & blues and soul singer.

Howard Tate was born August 13, 1939 in Macon Georgia, but his family relocated to Philadelphia when he was just a few years old. In his teens he befriended Garnet Mimms and joined him in his gospel group called The Gainors. Mimms also introduced him to songwriter and producer Jerry Ragovoy who recorded Tate and secured a deal at Verve Records, who released the album Get It While You Can, and a total of nine singles between 1964 and 1968. Three of the singles became top 20 rhythm & blues hits, including “Get It While You Can” which was later recorded by Janis Joplin. In 1972 he released a self-titled album for Atlantic, also produced by Ragavoy.

He later walked away from his career, feeling that he was not receiving the royalties he deserved, and he became an insurance salesman in suburban Philadelphia.

Then, his daughter died in a fire, and his marriage fell apart. He began drinking heavily, then became addicted to crack, and ended up homeless in Camden, N.J. Ragavoy even though that he had died. But by the mid-1990s Tate had overcome his addictions and become a minister. In 2003 he released the album “Rediscovered,” with Mr. Ragovoy once again writing and producing, and the album was nominated for a Grammy for best contemporary blues record. Over the next five years Mr. Tate toured and released four more albums.

He died on December 2, 2011 at his apartment in Burlington, N.J at the age of 72.
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Albums

Howard Tate - Get It While You Can album art Howard Tate Get It While You Can (Album) Verve Records UK 1967 Sell This Version
Howard Tate - Howard Tate's Reaction album art Howard Tate Howard Tate's Reaction (Album) Lloyd Price's Turntable US 1970 Sell This Version
Howard Tate - Howard Tate album art Howard Tate Howard Tate (Album) Atlantic US 1972 Sell This Version
Howard Tate - Rediscovered album art Howard Tate Rediscovered (Album) Private Music (2), BMG US 2003 Sell This Version
SG1001 Howard Tate - A Portrait Of Howard album art Howard Tate A Portrait Of Howard(CD, Album) Solid Ground Productions SG1001 US 2006 Sell This Version
DK 10045 Howard Tate - Live album art Howard Tate Live(CD) Shout! Factory DK 10045 US 2006 Sell This Version
ECD 26137-2 Howard Tate - Blue Day album art Howard Tate Blue Day(CD) Evidence (5) ECD 26137-2 US 2008 Sell This Version
APO 009 Howard Tate - Howard Tate album art Howard Tate Howard Tate(LP, Album, D2D) APO Records (2) APO 009 US 2010 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

510, 511 Howard Tate - Half A Man  album art Howard Tate Half A Man (7", Single) Utopia (12), Utopia (12) 510, 511 US 1965 Sell This Version
Howard Tate - Look At Granny Run Run / Half A Man album art Howard Tate Look At Granny Run Run / Half A Man (Single) Verve Records US 1966 Sell This Version
Howard Tate - Ain't Nobody Home album art Howard Tate Ain't Nobody Home (Single) Verve Records UK 1966 Sell This Version
Howard Tate - Stop / Shoot 'Em All Down album art Howard Tate Stop / Shoot 'Em All Down (Single) Verve Records Germany 1967 Sell This Version
Howard Tate - I Learned It All The Hard Way album art Howard Tate I Learned It All The Hard Way (Single) Verve Records UK 1967 Sell This Version
Howard Tate - Baby, I Love You album art Howard Tate Baby, I Love You (Single) Verve Records UK 1967 Sell This Version
Howard Tate - Get It While You Can / Glad I Knew Better album art Howard Tate Get It While You Can / Glad I Knew Better (Single) Verve Records UK 1967 Sell This Version
58 514 Howard Tate - Look At Granny Run Run / Baby, I Love You album art Howard Tate Look At Granny Run Run / Baby, I Love You(7", Single, Mono) Verve Records 58 514 Germany 1967 Sell This Version
26 504 Howard Tate - Get It While You Can + 3 album art Howard Tate Get It While You Can + 3(7", EP) Verve Records 26 504 France 1967 Sell This Version
Howard Tate - Sweet Love Child / I'm Your Servant album art Howard Tate Sweet Love Child / I'm Your Servant (Single) Verve Records US 1968 Sell This Version
Howard Tate - Night Owl / Everyday I Have The Blues album art Howard Tate Night Owl / Everyday I Have The Blues (Single) Verve Records US 1968 Sell This Version
Howard Tate - That's What Happens / These Are The Things That Make Me Know You're Gone album art Howard Tate That's What Happens / These Are The Things That Make Me Know You're Gone (Single) Lloyd Price's Turntable Canada 1969 Sell This Version
Howard Tate - My Soul's Got A Hole In It / It's Too Late album art Howard Tate My Soul's Got A Hole In It / It's Too Late (Single) JAD Canada 1970 Sell This Version
TT 507 Howard Tate - Have You Ever Had The Blues / Plenty Of Love album art Howard Tate Have You Ever Had The Blues / Plenty Of Love(7") Lloyd Price's Turntable TT 507 US 1970 Sell This Version
Howard Tate - Keep Cool (Don't Be A Fool) / Strugglin' album art Howard Tate Keep Cool (Don't Be A Fool) / Strugglin' (Single) Atlantic US 1971 Sell This Version
Howard Tate - 8 Days On The Road  album art Howard Tate 8 Days On The Road (Single) Atlantic US 1972 Sell This Version
Howard Tate - She's A Burglar / You Don't Know Nothing About Love album art Howard Tate She's A Burglar / You Don't Know Nothing About Love (Single) Atlantic US 1972 Sell This Version