Funky16Corners reports that Howard Tate has passed away.
In honor of the late Mr. Tate, here’s one of my favorite A/B-sides from him:
Howard Tate: Stop b/w Shoot ‘Em All Down
From 7″ (Verve, 1967)
I’m too brain-dead tonight to properly articulate what makes this single so damn good but even though I typically hate saying, “the music speaks for itself,” in this case, I think the sides do the job better than I can right now.
Just came across this- thank you for posting this, I think Howard was one of the more underated soul singers, this is fantastic!