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Willie Banks

  • Birth 11 May 1929 Raymond, Hinds County, Mississippi, USA
  • Death 1 Feb 1993 Raymond, Hinds County, Mississippi, USA
  • Burial Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi, USA
  • Memorial ID 13572268

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.

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  • Originally Created by: Jimmy
  • Added: 9 Mar 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13572268
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Willie Banks (11 May 1929–1 Feb 1993), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13572268, citing Garden Memorial Park, Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .