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Willie Banks
Birth: 1929
Raymond
Hinds County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Feb., 1993
Raymond
Hinds County
Mississippi, USA

Gospel Singer, Entertainer. Early in his over 30-year career, he was recording with HSE (standing for Hoyt Sullivan Enterprises) Records, recording songs such as "God's Goodness," and "Mother Why." He later signed to Malaco Records, where he recorded a remake of "God's Goodness," and recorded several other hits, like "Things I Can't Change," "God Is Still In Charge," "Too Late," and more. Willie had a unique sound that was bluesy, yet stirring and story-telling with the guitar backup. At the time of his demise, he had a group that he recorded with called the Messengers. Willie was a man of distinction and a legend like Rev. James Cleveland, Clara Ward, Mahalia Jackson, Thomas Dorsey, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Casietta George (of the Caravans), Dorothy Love Coates, among countless others. (bio by: Jimmy) 

Cause of death: Heart failure
 
Burial:
Garden Memorial Park
Jackson
Hinds County
Mississippi, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Jimmy
Record added: Mar 09, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13572268
Willie Banks
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- Peggy
 Added: Jan. 30, 2014
GOD IS STILL IN CHARGE...MY TESTIMONY
- EB SCOTT
 Added: Dec. 20, 2013
Your music still has an impact on those that hear it. Thank you for sharing the gospel of song with the world.
- Brenda Woods
 Added: Nov. 12, 2013
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