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Howard Tate: The Return Of A Soul Music Master

Peter Stone Brown, Gadfly, 22 October 2001

"Last I heard about him he was in New York, and Jerry Ragovoy used to produce him. He made all these demos with the guy and I asked Ragovoy, 'Where in the world is Howard Tate?' And he wouldn't tell me. So he's either in jail or dead or just not working in music which seems unlikely because the guy's so great. There's never been any better than Howard Tate. Fantastic!" – 

—Ry Cooder, 1981 (from an interview conducted by the writer)

Total word count of piece: 4698


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