The Darrell Banks Story
Volt Records

label scans courtesy of Lars G. Nilsson

Don Davis had been working with Memphis based Stax records for eighteen months when he met up again with Darrell.

Don produced the "Here to stay" album in United Sound. It was arranged by Rudy Robinson and Bert Keyes and engineered by Ed Wolfrum, Ron Capone and Don himself.

Amongst the songwriters on display were the famous "We Three" from Memphis; Raymond Jackson, Bettye Crutcher and Homer Banks. Detroiters also featured and several songs were included from both Steve Mancha  and Brothers of Soul members Fred Bridges and Richard Knight.

So the stage was set for a great album and it certainly was, gaining release on Stax subsidiary Volt.

A couple of 45's were released too. "We Three's" "Just because your love is gone" b/w Melvin Davis's "I'm the one who loves you", and Darrell's final release "Beautiful feeling" b/w "No One Blinder".

Sadly, despite the quality of the material, chart action was non-existent.

Notes thanks to David Meikle.




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