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i have been wondering about howard tate - because i hardly ever see his name mentioned on playlists or people's faves lists or anything. was he ever big among NS folks? i really like his work on turntable and verve (i even play out 'look at granny run run' - which my wife refers to as the 'viagra song'), but not the atlantic stuff so much.

maybe his t-table stuff was too funky? his verve stuff too bluesy? maybe its just too common (you can get all of his great singles for about $10 each on ebay)?

or maybe i am just getting the wrong impression (he is, in fact, a huge fave)?

just wondering, because i love his stuff and think he has one of the best male voices in all of soul music.

ok, cheers!

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Check out 'Half a man' (Verve)- one of my favourite cheapies over the last 20 years! Yes you can still buy quality tunes less than a fiver! Hardly set the dance floor alight though (no Duffy videos here) ,more a thinking-mans-tape-swapping delight!

Must admit his Verve output was way better than the Turntable stuff that I've heard but all a matter of taste I suppose.

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He is big on my scene I just love his voice when he sings Baby I love you ........... my knees go all wobbly

Yes,full on dancer.Another version (alternate) was doing the rounds a while back.????

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Theres a few versions of Baby i love you I used to play the ten tymes on music box, sure theres a clip on here or JMs site

Oh and I love Howards You're Looking Good

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Check out 'Half a man' (Verve)- one of my favourite cheapies over the last 20 years! Yes you can still buy quality tunes less than a fiver! Hardly set the dance floor alight though (no Duffy videos here) ,more a thinking-mans-tape-swapping delight!

Must admit his Verve output was way better than the Turntable stuff that I've heard but all a matter of taste I suppose.

i agree that the verve stuff was a consistent higher quality than turntable (ain't nobody home, glad i knew better, etc) , but i love this t-table side!

howard tate - plenty of love - turntable

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i agree that the verve stuff was a consistent higher quality than turntable (ain't nobody home, glad i knew better, etc) , but i love this t-table side!

howard tate - plenty of love - turntable

Oh very nice , didn't know this ? Another one I like is Sweet Love child

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I've never understood why How Come My Bulldog Don't Bark? never really got played. It's a fabulous, R&B type thing.

Perhaps it's because everybody went for the more soulful flip "Ain't No Boby Home"

Also check out his Epic release "Ain't Got Nobody To Give It To/Can You Top This"

Dave

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Guest rosies dad

one of my favorite male singers! i had the opportunity to meet him in 2006, a very quiet, nice man. and his voice is still great!

for a while there I had a pic of me with Howard Tate as my avatar. I prefer his verve stuff myself.

jacob

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i agree that the verve stuff was a consistent higher quality than turntable (ain't nobody home, glad i knew better, etc) , but i love this t-table side!

howard tate - plenty of love - turntable

i have these two by BB king.. dunno if howard just covered them or not. like both tunes though.

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I read a few years back that he was found living down and out on the streets (Philadelphia?) so he either never made much money from all of his recordings or just blew the lot.

I'm sure the article I read mentioned he cleaned up his act and went back into the studios to record again.

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I read a few years back that he was found living down and out on the streets (Philadelphia?) so he either never made much money from all of his recordings or just blew the lot.

I'm sure the article I read mentioned he cleaned up his act and went back into the studios to record again.

Drug addiction put him in a homeless shelter. In the mid-90's was counselling drug abusers and the mentally ill.

Beginning of this clip he refers to his missing 30 years.

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'baby i love you' gets some spins from me at go go children in bristol and think nige brown played it last year at bridgewater too...

what about 'night owl'..thought that was his most well known track on the uk soul scene.....sean parrys always got that in his playbox at go go ....on a british demo i think

dean

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