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Tate, Howard / A Portrait Of Howard
Album:A Portrait Of Howard Collection:Blues
Artist:Tate, Howard Added:Nov 2006
Label:Solid Ground Productions 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2006-11-26 Pull Date:2007-01-28 Charts:Blues
Week Ending:Jan 21Dec 24Dec 17Dec 3

 Recent Airplay
1.Feb 05, 2009:Happy Hour
4.Dec 16, 2006:Biff Bang Pow
2.Jan 19, 2007:The Hair of the Dog
The Lord Is Listenin'
5.Dec 14, 2006:Happy Hour
3.Dec 18, 2006:blues with a feelin
Left For Dead
6.Dec 01, 2006:No Cover, No Minimum
One Hit

Album Review
The Byrd of Paradise
Reviewed 2006-11-28 
A musical retrospective in song, looking back at the last 40 or so years, 30 of which out of music. There's some schmaltzy but great vocals from one of the greatest soul/blues singers of all time.

1. Laidback funky ballad
2. Great vocals over pop schmaltz
3. Lowdown, laidback funky crawl
4. Bluesy/churchy ballad
5. Marchin' country stroll - soulified
6. Orchestral arrangement w/strings. Moving, almost classical
7. Tuff struttin' - soul march
8. Easy strollin' pop ballad
9. Classic "pre-Katrina" Randy Newman
10. Short churchy ballad intro to ...
11. ... funky marchin' churchy walk
12. Easy walkin' cha cha-esque stroll
13. Laidback - almost 2nd line march - Howard flows
14. Sweet, quiet, stringy big band ballad - moving
15. Short (30 seconds) interlude
16. Driving big band soul stomp - Howard tells his story - gospelish.

This is Modern, sophisticated soul music.

Track Listing
1.I'll Be Home 10.Dear Lord (Intro)
2.Close To You 11.Dear Lord
3.Homewrecker 12.Hell (Is Just A Place On Earth)
4.With You No More 13.Left For Dead
5.Gone 14.The Lord Is Listenin'
6.How Do You Think It Feels 15.Everytime It Rains
7.One Hit 16.Solid Ground
8.Every Time It Rains 17.I'll Be Home
9.Louisiana 1927 18.Close To You