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Homer Banks

voc, 1941-2003 US, Memphis, Tennessee
Singer / Songwriter / Producer of R&B/Soul

Singer, songwriter and producer, born 2 August 1941 in Memphis, Tennessee, died 3 April 2003 in Memphis, Tennessee. 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.

        
Genres
  • R&B/Soul
  • Folk
  • Jazz
Popular Tracks   
Aint That A Lot Of Love on Hooked By Love: The Best Of by Homer Banks
60 Minutes Of Your Love on Hooked By Love: The Best Of by Homer Banks
Fighting To Win on Hooked By Love: The Best Of by Homer Banks
Hooked By Love on Hooked By Love: The Best Of by Homer Banks
A Poor Man's Son on Hooked By Love: The Best Of by Homer Banks
Uptight Medley on Hooked By Love: The Best Of by Homer Banks
Up To My Neck In Love on Hooked By Love: The Best Of by Homer Banks
Sometimes It Makes Me Want To Cry on Hooked By Love: The Best Of by Homer Banks
Lucky Loser on Hooked By Love: The Best Of by Homer Banks
I Know You Know I Know on Hooked By Love: The Best Of by Homer Banks

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Hooked By Love: The Best Of Homer BanksHomer Banks2005Compil.
Hooked By LoveHomer Banks1975Single
60 Minutes Of Your LoveHomer Banks1970Single
Round The Clock Lover Man / Foolish Hearts Break FastHomer Banks1968Single
I Know You Know I Know I Know / (Who You Gonna Run To) Me Or Your MamaHomer Banks1968Single
Hooked By Love / Lady Of StoneHomer Banks1967Single
60 Minutes Of Your LoveHomer Banks1967Single
A Lot Of LoveHomer Banks1966Single
60 Minutes Of Your LoveHomer Banks1966Single
Lady Of Stone / Sweetie PieHomer Banks1965Single
Gonna Fix You Good (Everytime You're Bad) / Hooked By LoveLittle Anthony & The Imperials / Homer BanksSingle
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