Songwriter, producer, and performer. Banks was born in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1941, and co-founded the gospel music group, 'Soul Consolidators.' He later joined the office staff of the Satellite Studios, later the Stax Record Label. Although a singer as well, he never recorded for the Stax Record Label, but instead with the help of friends, Isaac Hayes and David Porter, Banks got a deal with the Genie Record Label, and in 1965 released his debut single, "Sweetie Pie." From 1966 to 1968 he released the songs, "A Lot Of Love," "60 Minutes Of Love," "(Who You Going To Run To) Me Or Your Mama," "Round The Clock Lover Man," and "Lady Of Stone," for the Minit Imprint. The songs never gained much success and Banks singing career floundered, and he turned instead to writing music. He teamed up with 'Cratcher and Jackson' and formed, 'We Three.' The group went on and wrote songs for The Staple Sisters, Isaac Hayes, Johnnie Taylor, Sam & Dave, The Soul Children, and Albert King. They wrote the songs, "Who's Making Love," "If Loving You Is Wrong (I Don't Want To Be Right)," "If You're Ready (Come Go With Me)," "I Can't Stand Up (For Falling Down,)" "Be What You Are," "Touch A Hand (Make A Friend)," and "Woman To Woman." In 1977 he released a solo album, "Passport To Ecstasy" later recording on the labels TK and Malaco, after the demise of the Stax Record Label. He died in April 2003 at age 61.