His greatest success came with a string of hit singles in the late s, including "Ain't Nobody Home" and "Get It While You Can," the latter of which became a hit when recorded by singer Janis Joplin, I Love You (Vinyl). After withdrawing from the music business and struggling with drug addiction, Tate mounted a warmly received comeback in Tate pronounced the town's name as "Eberton," but the census records for Elberton show a two-year-old boy named Howard Tate as a resident of the city.
He moved with Howard Tate - Baby family to Philadelphia in the early s. Mimms, leading a group called the Enchanters, introduced Tate to the record producer Jerry Ragovoy Howard Tate - Baby, who began recording Tate for Verve Records. The recordings were well received by record buyers. Robert Christgau wrote in his review of Tate's Verve recordings, "Tate is a blues-drenched Macon native who had the desire to head north and sounds it every time he gooses a lament with I Love You (Vinyl) of the trademark keens that signify the escape he never achieved.
He brought out the best in soul pro Jerry Ragovoy, who made Tate's records jump instead of arranging them into submission, and gave him lyrics with some wit to them besides. Tate, working apart from Ragovoy, recorded the album Howard Tate's Reactionproduced by Lloyd Price and Johnny Nash and released in by Turntable Records, it was distributed in small quantities. Christgau wrote, "Tate's voice is potent enough to activate more inert material.
After recording a single for Epic Records and a few songs for his own label, Tate retired from the music industry in the late s. He sold securities in the New Jersey and Philadelphia area. In the s, after his year-old daughter died in a house fire,  he developed a drug habit and ending up living in a homeless shelter. In the mids, he began counseling drug abusers and mentally ill people and also worked as a preacher. Phil Casden, a disc jockey from Camden, New Jersey, discovered Tate's whereabouts early in Howard Tate - Baby, and in spring Tate played his first date in many years, in New Orleans.
He then began working with Ragovoy on the album Rediscovered. Factory in Working with the producer, arranger and songwriter Steve Weisberg, Tate recorded A Portrait of Howardreleased in on the independent Solid Ground label. That year Tate was a judge for the sixth annual Independent Music Awards to support independent artists' careers. He and his touring quartet performed songs from his catalogue at Blue Heaven Studios, for an album released in as a limited-edition vinyl-only, direct-to-disc live recording.
Always somewhat of a mysterious figure, he dropped out of the public eye during the early '80s, developed a substance abuse habit, and reportedly spent time in a homeless shelter before becoming a preacher. He made his musical comeback in the early s, returning to the studio to the Howard Tate - Baby with Ragavoy for "Rediscovered" in Ain't Nobody Home 2.
Part Time Lover 3. Glad I Knew Better 4. How Blue Can You Get? Get It While You Can 6. Baby I Love You 7. Every Day I Have the Blues 9. Look at Granny Run Run. Question 2. Have You Ever Had the Blues 3. Plenty of Love 4. That's What Happens 5. Little Volcano 6. It's Too Late 7. Hold Me Tight 8. Come into My Heart 9. What'll I Do Chain Gang My Soul's Got a Hole in It She's a Burglar 2. When I Was a Young Man 5. Girl from the North Country 6. Where Did My Baby Go 7.
Keep Cool Don't Be a Fool 8. Jemima Surrender 9. Strugglin' It's Heavy It's Your Move Bitter End "Rediscovered" Private Music 1. Mama Was Right 2. Show Me the Man 3. Sorry Wrong Number 5. Either Side of the Same Town 6. Don't Compromise Yourself 8. Kiss Eternity Part-Time Love 3.
How Blue Can You Get 5. Baby, I Love You 7. Everyday I Have The Blues 9. Look At Granny Run Run Stop Sweet Love Child Ain't Nobody Home Look at Granny Run Run Half A Man Get It While You Can Glad I Knew Better Baby, I Love You How Blue Can You Get Part-Time Love Shoot 'Em All Down Everyday I Have The Blues Night Owl I'm Your Servant Factory 1.
Introduction 2. Stop 3. Part-Time Love 4. Look at Granny Run Run 5. Show Me the Man 6. Eight Days on the Road 7.
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