Recorded a few singles in the early 1960s before joining the Stax record label as a songwriter, working with artists like Sam & Dave and The Staple Singers. In 1968 he teamed up with Bettye Crutcher and Raymond Jackson to form the We Three songwriting team, best known for their 1968 hit Who's Making Love, recorded by Johnnie Taylor. He has a twin brother, songwriter James Banks.
Banks worked for the label until its bankruptcy in 1976, co-writing songs like If Loving You Is Wrong (I Don't Want To Be Right).
After the collapse of Stax records Banks remained active as a songwriter and producer and recorded one album in 1977 with his songwriting and producing partner Carl Hampton.
Homer Banks Discography
- 3 Vocals
- 3 Instruments & Performance
- 559 Writing & Arrangement
- 75 Production
- 3 Technical