Apparently not the same person as the Edward U. Howard who wrote several songs for and with Donny Hathaway, this Ed Howard is one of several people credited with "direction" on the 1987 Charlie Singleton & Modern Man effort entitled Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained. Having Miles Davis promote some of his most important albums as "directions in music" obviously elevated the concept above the simple act of asking for directions, which few male musicians would be willing to do under any circumstances. Obviously the most important assistant on the Singleton album was hair stylist Jim Finney, who partially transformed his client into a cockatoo. Perhaps Finney was simply following Howard's directions.
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