Darrell Banks

Real Name:
Darrell Eubanks
Profile:
Detroit based soul singer, born July 25, 1937 in Mansfield, Ohio, died February 24, 1970 in Detroit, Michigan.
Darrell Banks released two singles with Revilot Records in 1966, three singles and a full album with ATCO Records, then later two singles and a full album with Stax which were produced by Don Davis (2). He was shot and killed by off-duty policeman Aaron Bullock during a dispute with Banks' girlfriend, Marjorie Bozeman. An article regarding his death was published in the Michigan Chronicle on March 7, 1970.
He lay in an unmarked grave for 34 years.Then on the 17th of July 2004 a Memorial Bench was placed on his grave, paid for by fans from across the World.So that his grave can now be found by his army of fans if they are ever in the area. "Open The Door To Your Heart" one of his great songs was penned by himself and fellow Eastside Bufflo friend Donnie Elbert and In December 2014 collectors were bidding many thousands of pounds for a copy of "Open the Door to Your Heart" in an online auction held in the UK, the London Records pressing of the record was thought to be the only copy in circulation. It had previously been thought that all the original versions had been destroyed when rival label EMI won the rights to release the song. It eventually sold for in excess of £14,000 (US$23,000).
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Albums

33-216 Darrell Banks - Darrell Banks Is Here! album art Darrell Banks Darrell Banks Is Here! (Album, Single) Atco Records 33-216 US 1967 Sell This Version
VOS 6002 Darrell Banks - Here To Stay album art Darrell Banks Here To Stay (Album) Volt VOS 6002 Netherlands 1969 Sell This Version
BRC-006 / 009 Buster Brown (2), Darrell Banks Buster Brown (2), Darrell Banks - Something To Say / Darrell Banks Is Here!(LP, Album, MP, RE, TP) Blank Recording Co BRC-006 / 009 Australia 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

RV-203 Darrell Banks - Somebody (Somewhere) Needs You album art Darrell Banks Somebody (Somewhere) Needs You (Single) Revilot Records RV-203 US 1966 Sell This Version
SS 536 Darrell Banks - Open The Door To Your Heart album art Darrell Banks Open The Door To Your Heart (Single) Revilot Records SS 536 UK 1966 Sell This Version
6471 Darrell Banks - Here Come The Tears / I've Got That Feelin' album art Darrell Banks Here Come The Tears / I've Got That Feelin' (Single) ATCO Records 6471 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-6484 Darrell Banks - Angel Baby (Don't You Leave Me) album art Darrell Banks Angel Baby (Don't You Leave Me) (Single) ATCO Records 45-6484 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-44006 Darrell Banks - The Love Of My Woman / I Wanna Go Home album art Darrell Banks The Love Of My Woman / I Wanna Go Home (Single) Cotillion 45-44006 US 1968 Sell This Version
VOA-4026 Darrell Banks - Beautiful Feeling album art Darrell Banks Beautiful Feeling (Single) Volt VOA-4026 US 1969 Sell This Version
STAX 124 Darrell Banks - Just Because Your Love Is Gone / I'm The One Who Loves You album art Darrell Banks Just Because Your Love Is Gone / I'm The One Who Loves You (Single) Volt STAX 124 UK 1969 Sell This Version
COL 3372 Darrell Banks - (I Wanna) Testify / Open The Door To Your Heart album art The Parliaments / Darrell Banks The Parliaments / Darrell Banks - (I Wanna) Testify / Open The Door To Your Heart(7", Single) Collectables COL 3372 US 1984 Sell This Version
GSKGH1 Darrell Banks - Open The Door To Your Heart / That's When I'll Stop Loving You album art Darrell Banks / Belita Woods Darrell Banks / Belita Woods - Open The Door To Your Heart / That's When I'll Stop Loving You(7", Single, Ltd) Goldmine Soul Supply GSKGH1 UK 1999 Sell This Version
ES-103, DAP-1046 Darrell Banks - Don't Know What To Do album art Darrell Banks Don't Know What To Do(7", Single) Ever-Soul, Daptone Records ES-103, DAP-1046 US 2009 Sell This Version
OSV-001 Darrell Banks - I'm The One Who Loves You / I'm Knocking At Your Heart album art Darrell Banks I'm The One Who Loves You / I'm Knocking At Your Heart (Single) Outta Sight OSV-001 UK 2010 Sell This Version
BRC-009/45 Darrell Banks - Our Love (Is In The Pocket) / Somebody (Somewhere Needs You) album art Darrell Banks Our Love (Is In The Pocket) / Somebody (Somewhere Needs You) (Single) Blank Recording Co BRC-009/45 Australia 2015 Sell This Version
CBLL030 Darrell Banks - It's Not Fair To Me album art Darrell Banks It's Not Fair To Me(7", RM) Cannonball Records (4) CBLL030 Italy 2020 Sell This Version
027 Darrell Banks - Open The Door To Your Heart / Goin' To The River album art Darrell Banks / Frankie Anthony Darrell Banks / Frankie Anthony - Open The Door To Your Heart / Goin' To The River Good Old Gold 027 US Unknown Sell This Version
GS021 Darrell Banks - I'm The One Who Loves You / Harder You Love album art Darrell Banks I'm The One Who Loves You / Harder You Love(7", Single) Goldmine Soul Supply GS021 UK Unknown Sell This Version
GS006 Darrell Banks - Our Love Is In The Pocket / Open The Door To Your Heart album art J. J. Barnes / Darrell Banks J. J. Barnes / Darrell Banks - Our Love Is In The Pocket / Open The Door To Your Heart(7", Single) Goldmine Soul Supply GS006 UK Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

SX 012 Darrell Banks - Soul Soldiers album art Major Lance Featuring Darrell Banks, J.J. Barnes*, Jimmy Hughes Major Lance Featuring Darrell Banks, J.J. Barnes*, Jimmy Hughes - Soul Soldiers (Comp) Stax SX 012 UK 1988 Sell This Version
SCD-88010-2 Darrell Banks - Don Davis Presents The Sound Of Detroit album art J. J. Barnes, Steve Mancha, Darrell Banks J. J. Barnes, Steve Mancha, Darrell Banks - Don Davis Presents The Sound Of Detroit (Comp) Stax SCD-88010-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
GSCD 109 Darrell Banks - The Lost Soul album art Darrell Banks The Lost Soul (Comp) Goldmine Soul Supply GSCD 109 UK 1997 Sell This Version
VSOP CD 284 Darrell Banks - Open The Door To Your Heart The Best Of Darrell Banks album art Darrell Banks Open The Door To Your Heart The Best Of Darrell Banks(CD, Album, Comp) Connoisseur Collection VSOP CD 284 UK 2000 Sell This Version
CDKEND 402 Darrell Banks - I'm The One Who Loves You • The Volt Recordings album art Darrell Banks I'm The One Who Loves You • The Volt Recordings(CD, Comp, Mono, RM) Kent Soul CDKEND 402 UK 2013 Sell This Version