It is with great sadness that Flea Market Funk has learned that the great Howard Tate passed away this weekend. Another one of the greats who rode the rollercoaster ride of Soul music. Howard had his musical highlights in the late 60’s and early 70’s, and went from notable star, to obscurity, drugs, homelessness, a second chance on life, and finally a come back in the early 2000’s. Such a great artist, it’s a sad day here at the FMF lab. I’ve written about the man before, when I reviewed “Look At Granny Run Run”, and since I have always been a huge fan of this side. I’d figured I’d pay tribute to the man with a little bit of what he did best. Please enjoy a tribute to Howard with 8 Days On the Road from his 1972 Atlantic Records self Titled record, Howard Tate. Rest In Peace Big Man.