Soul man Howard Tate died this past weekend at the age of 72. As a child, Tate moved from Macon, Georgia up north to Philadelphia. It was there that he began singing in a teenage gospel group with Garnett Mimms and eventually met producer Jerry Ragovoy. Their partnership yielded songs like “Ain’t Nobody Home” and “Get It While You Can”, critical successes which failed to chart.
Howard Tate later left the music business entirely, declining into drug use and homelessness - then, after a stint in rehab, Tate became a preacher. A New Jersey DJ found Tate and pulled him back into the public eye. After a few live performances which were a return to form, Tate recorded a comeback album with Jerry Ragovoy, called, fittingly, Rediscovered.
We talked to Howard Tate on the upswing of his comeback in 2009; listen to the interview here.

Soul man Howard Tate died this past weekend at the age of 72. As a child, Tate moved from Macon, Georgia up north to Philadelphia. It was there that he began singing in a teenage gospel group with Garnett Mimms and eventually met producer Jerry Ragovoy. Their partnership yielded songs like “Ain’t Nobody Home” and “Get It While You Can”, critical successes which failed to chart.

Howard Tate later left the music business entirely, declining into drug use and homelessness - then, after a stint in rehab, Tate became a preacher. A New Jersey DJ found Tate and pulled him back into the public eye. After a few live performances which were a return to form, Tate recorded a comeback album with Jerry Ragovoy, called, fittingly, Rediscovered.

We talked to Howard Tate on the upswing of his comeback in 2009; listen to the interview here.

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