Wednesday, May 04, 2005

I'm Knocking At Your Door, Please Let Me In

Darrell Banks was singing in Buffalo, NY when he recorded his first 45. “Open The Door To Your Heart”/ “Our Love Is In The Pocket” was released on Revilot Records in the summer of 1966.

Banks did one more 45 for Revilot before moving up to Atco Records for an album and some fine singles, then he recorded for Cotillion Records. Stax Records signed Darrell Banks in 1968 and released several singles and an LP called HERE TO STAY.

His last record was the great “Beautiful Feeling” and the even greater “No One Blinder (Than A Man That Won’t See).”

A few months later, Banks pulled a .22 on a man that was seeing Bank’s girlfriend. The man, an off-duty policeman, pulled his own gun and fired one shot. The bullet hit Banks in the neck and he died later that afternoon.


Blogger theoldroadhog said...

Great stuff!

But what's with the 'guest' theme? First, it's "open the door to your heart", and the album it's on is called Darrell Banks Is Here! Then you get Here To Stay. It's odd.

5/5/05 1:29 PM  

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