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  • Audio CD (27 Mar. 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Hip-O Select
  • ASIN: B000BF74YY
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 640,282 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Pw Willington on 26 Feb. 2009
Format: Audio CD
I first bought this wonderful album on vinyl back in 1967, then through various house moves I lost it. I had been trying to get it on CD since the late 90's to no avail until just recently. It had been out of print and only available through private sellers at silly prices. Well, what a revelation it was to hear it again, my memory hadn't played tricks on me after all! From the opening "Aint nobody home" I was transported back to those carefree days of my youth. Tate is, quite simply, one of the most intense song stylists of the 1960's classic soul genre. Why he is not better known is anybody's guess, probably the victim of lack of record company promotion. If he'd been on Atlantic or Stax he could have achieved the stature of the late, great, "Wicked" Wilson Pickett. His voice has the same intensity as Pickett at his best, with southern Gospel frenzy and a superb falsetto. If you don't believe me, just listen to his reading of "Part Time Love" or the superb "I learned it all the Hard Way" or, indeed, the wonderful title track "Get it while you can". The closest to any kind of recognition, was by various cover versions by artists such as Bonnie Raitt, Janis Joplin etc. So if you're tired of manufactured "soul" music, I suggest you do yourself a big favour and give this wonderful example of 60's soul music pride of place on your CD player. I promise, you won't regret it, and don't waste any time, they may delete it from their catalogue again! In the classic words of the title song, "Get it while you can".
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mark Barry HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 12 Feb. 2014
Format: Audio CD
Some Soul singers garnish a reputation that borders on the hysterical - Luther Ingram, James Carr and even white boy Eddie Hinton spring to mind - and Macon Georgia's Howard Tate is one of them. His album came into existence in 1967 - was reissued in 1969 with a slightly different track running order and then (like him) disappeared into virtual obscurity for nearly 30 years. But luckily for us and that truly dreadful album cover - up steps Harvey Weinger at Hip-O Select who has saved the day and these fabulous torch-Soul sides for posterity. Here are the coiffured down-home details...

US released March 2007 as a numbered limited edition CD of 5000 - "Get It While You Can - The Complete Legendary Verve Sessions" is on Hip-O Select B0002210-02 and its 29-tracks break down as follows (74:55 minutes):

Tracks 1 to 10 are his debut album "Get It While You Can" - it was released April 1967 on Verve V-5022 (Mono) and Verve V6-5022 (Stereo). The STEREO mix is used here (as all the singles represent the Mono variant).

1. Ain't Nobody Home 2. Part-Time Love 3. Glad I Knew Better 4. How Blue Can You Get 5. Get It While You Can 6. Baby, I Love You 7. I Learned It All The Hard Way 8. Everyday Have The Blues 9. How Come My Bulldog Don't Bark 10. Look At Granny Run Run

Tracks 11 and 12 are "Stop" and "Sweet Love Child" - two STEREO tracks that were added onto the February 1969 reissue LP on Verve Records V6-5072 (it also had different artwork which is on the first page of the booklet).
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
As good as soul gets! 3 Nov. 2005
By John Davis - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
You may not have heard of Howard Tate but you've probably heard his songs. Tracks on this amazing Lp have been covered by Janis Joplin (get it while you can), Jimi Hendrix (stop), Ry Cooder (look at grany run run) and BB king (ain't nobody home). The material is top notch soul, The musicians are all amazing and the vocal performance is Stellar. I say all this without hyperbole! If you like Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, BB king etc this will become your favorite LP in no time. Howard Tate is one of the best soul singers of all time. Not to be missed.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Why can't we have this splendid CD easily ? 27 Jan. 2007
By detakoizu - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Howard Tate has a solid and soulful voice with a fine falsetto, and was a great soul generator of the late 60s' Philadelphia. Despite his lack of hits, he is a potential singer equal to soul greats like Otis, Pickett or Solomon. This CD contains his Verve years produced by Jerry Ragovoy, one of great east-coast soul composer-producers like Bert Berns. Howard later released songs at Atlantic and Turntable label which are easier to get than Verve ones. I dare say that this Verve tunes should be released unlimitedly and should be got easier than now. The lack of his songs is not only the manufucturer's loss but our loss.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
classic 22 Aug. 2006
By J. Terokowskie - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
A soul Classic... Otis wasn't kidding when he called it the bible of soul-

The hip-o-select reissue is really somthing... you get the stereo and mono versions of Tate's singles, along with a few bonus tracks.

A must for any follower of great soul music-
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Another Forgotten Artist Poorly Served by the Music Industry 16 Aug. 2011
By C. S. Johnson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Would some idiot in the music business get a clue and re-issue this masterpiece? I know that's asking alot, but really, when beaten-up used cds are going for almost 80 bucks, you'd think someone would realize that maybe they could make some money here. The number of classic soul fans grows every year (what with contemporary music being what it is), and as labels like Kent in the UK prove, there's gold in those old archives.

Come on now! Do Howard and his fans a favor. Pretty please?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
"...Yes They Told Me To Watch Out For You..." - Get It While You Can: The Complete Verve Sessions by HOWARD TATE 12 Feb. 2014
By Mark Barry - Published on Amazon.com
Some Soul singers garnish a reputation that borders on the hysterical - Luther Ingram, James Carr and even white boy Eddie Hinton spring to mind - and Macon Georgia's Howard Tate is one of them. His album came into existence in 1967 - was reissued in 1969 with a slightly different track running order and then (like him) disappeared into virtual obscurity for nearly 30 years. But luckily for us - up steps Harvey Weinger at Hip-O Select who has saved the day and these fabulous torch-Soul sides for posterity. Here are the coiffured down-home details...

US released March 2007 as a numbered limited edition CD of 5000 - "Get It While You Can - The Complete Legendary Verve Sessions" is on Hip-O Select B0002210-02 and its 29-tracks break down as follows (74:55 minutes):

Tracks 1 to 10 are his debut album "Get It While You Can" - it was released April 1967 on Verve V-5022 (Mono) and Verve V6-5022 (Stereo). The STEREO mix is used here (as all the singles represent the Mono variant).

1. Ain't Nobody Home 2. Part-Time Love 3. Glad I Knew Better 4. How Blue Can You Get 5. Get It While You Can 6. Baby, I Love You 7. I Learned It All The Hard Way 8. Everyday Have The Blues 9. How Come My Bulldog Don't Bark 10. Look At Granny Run Run

Tracks 11 and 12 are "Stop" and "Sweet Love Child" - two STEREO tracks that were added onto the February 1969 reissue LP on Verve Records V6-5072 (it also had different artwork which is on the first page of the booklet).

Tracks 13 and 14 are "Ain't Nobody Home" and How Come My Bulldog Don't Bark" - the A&B sides of a June 1966 USA 7" single on Verve VK 10420 (Mono)

Tracks 15 and 16 are "Look At Granny Run Run" and "Half A Man" - the A&B sides of a December 1966 USA 7" single on Verve VK 10464 (Mono)

Tracks 17 and 18 are "Get It While You Can" and "Glad I Knew Better" - the A&B sides of a March 1967 USA 7" single on Verve VK 10496 (Mono)

Tracks 19 and 20 are "Baby, I Love You" and "How Blue Can You Get" - the A&B sides of a May 1967 USA 7" single on Verve VK 10525 (Mono)

Tracks 21 and 22 are "I Learned It All The Hard Way" and "Part-Time Love" - the A&B sides of an August 1967 USA 7" single on Verve VK 10567 (Mono)

Tracks 23 and 24 are "Stop" and "Shoot `Em All Down" - the A&B sides of a December 1967 USA 7" single on Verve VK 10573 (Mono)

Tracks 25 and 26 are "Everyday I Have The Blues" and "Night Owl" - the A&B sides of a June 1968 7" single on Verve VK 10604 (Mono)

Tracks 27 and 28 are "Sweet Love Child" and "I'm Your Servant" - the A&B sides of a November 1968 USA 7" single on Verve VK 10625 (Mono)

(Bonus) Track 29 "Give Me Some Courage" is an alternate mix first issued in 1995 on the Mercury Chronicles CD set "Get It While You Can: The Legendary Sessions". It is freshly mixed for this CD.

Hip-O Select have used a favorite remaster engineer of mine - SUHA GUR. He's had his hand in many great Soul reissues (especially on the Motown front) and received unanimous praise for them all. The sound is fantastic - punchy, present and full of sock-it-to-em emotion. It's housed in a three-way foldout card digipak and is numbered in Gold to 5000 on the rear. The 20-page booklet has contributions from long time fan Harvey Weinger and musical associate, mentor and album Producer Jerry Ragovoy. It also reproduces the original liner notes from both issues of the album and well as track-by-track annotation.

Most white boys like me will know "Get It While You Can" and "Look At Granny Run Run" from Janis Joplin and Ry Cooder (both songs penned by the dynamic duo of Jerry Ragovoy and Mort Shuman). "Get It While You Can" got soul-rocked on Janis' Joplin's sublime "Pearl" album in 1971 while Ry Cooder did a furiously funny version of "Look At Granny Run Run" on his fabulous Americana "Bop Til You Drop" album in 1979. Even Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper and Stephen Stills covered "Stop" on their wicked Blues Rock album "Super Session" in 1968.

I love the huge feel of the STEREO album - tracks like "Glad I Knew Better" sound just amazing - instruments and his aching Little Richardesque vocals leaping out of the speakers (lyrics from it title this review). Both "Stop" and "Sweet Love Child" added on in 1969 only made an already perfect album even better.

I have the "Howard Tate" album he made on Atlantic in 1972 on the "Atlantic Soul Legends" 20CD Mini Box Set issued in 2012 (see separate review) that is a cracker as well. Unfortunately this CD quickly sold out and in 2014 has built up a hefty price tag - but this is one of those occasions where spending the wedge is worth it.

Beautiful stuff and one of the reasons why Hip-O Select is held in such affection by Soul fans and collectors...
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