From the Album “Howard Tate” released on Atlantic Records. A cult figure of soul, he never really got any mainstream attention apart from some rock audiences as he was the original singer of ‘Get It While You Can’ which became Janis Joplin’s signature tune.
“While he may not have been one of the most celebrated soul singers, Howard Tate was one of my favorites. This morning I learned that Tate died Friday from complications related to Leukemia and Myeloma; he was 72. As far as tributes go, read Funky 16 Corners piece on the man and his music, here, and listen to Tate’s stirring version of Dylan’s “Girl from the North Country” below.” [via aquariumdrunkard]