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29 March 1914, Galveston, Texas, USA. Howard took over the stool from Betty Hall Jones as pianist with Roy Miltons Solid Senders in the early 40s. She recorded with Milton on all his prime recordings for Specialty Records and his own Roy Milton/Miltone labels of the 40s and early 50s, and was occasionally featured singing her Groovy Blues, Mr Fine, Thrill Me and Pack Your Sack, Jack, among others. Remaining with Milton, Howard simultaneously pursued her own recording career from 1946 when she recorded for the small Pan American label with James Cliffords band and, more notably, with her own sessions for Specialty, which resulted in her successful instrumental boogies (including her biggest hit X-Temperaneous Boogie) and small band R&B vocals (like the similarly successful Money Blues). In 1953 Howard was signed to Federal for two west coast sessions and she went to Chicago and...