Nights At The Roundtable - Howard Tate - 1967

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(Howard Tate - Janis copied it note for note)

In case you were looking for a mellow alternative to the Alice Cooper concert, I thought I would toss in a bit of Howard Tate from 1967.

To many people, Howard Tate doesn't ring any bells, but playing his classic Get It While You Can a lot of people instantly think of Janis Joplin.

Tate was the original, written by the team of Jerry Ragavoy and Mort Shuman and released as a single in March 1967. The song established Howard Tate as a major figure in Soul/R&B. It was Janis Joplin who later recorded it and made it a hit with her version, maybe eclipsing Tate in some ways, but never replacing his version as the acknowledged first of what became one of the most memorable songs of the soul idiom.

In case you haven't heard it, or haven't heard it in a while . . . .

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