Darrell Banks - I'm The One Who Loves You / Forgive Me
release date: 4th May 2021
format: 7-inch singles
genre: Northern Soul / Crossover Soul / Modern Soul
label: Outta Sight Soul Essentials
label: group Passion Music
catalogue no.: OSV206
barcode: 5013993 901891
DARRELL BANKS is a bona fide Northern Soul legend alongside the likes of Frank Wilson, Major Lance, Jackie Wilson, Gene Chandler etc. His iconic 1966 Revilot single “Open The Door To Your Heart” / “Our Love (Is In The Pocket)” is one the most played, collected and revered 45s on the scene. In 2014 a black & silver UK London stock copy of the record was discovered and put up for auction. It had long been remoured to exist but had evaded every serious UK rare soul collector. It achieved a staggering £14,000 finishing price and further cemented the legendary status of both record and artist.
In 1969 Banks signed to the Volt record label and recorded one album, Here To Stay, and two singles. Here we present his classy crossover 45 “I’m The One Who Loves You” in glorious stereo coupled with the album-only cut “Forgive Me” available for the very first time on 7-inch single. These recordings would be his last, within weeks of completing the album he was shot dead by off-duty police patrolman Aaron Bullock during an altercation with Banks’ former girlfriend Marjorie Bozeman.
• TWO SOUGHT AFTER SIDES BACK-TO-BACK FOR THE FIRST TIME
• FIRST EVER 7-INCH REISSUE OF THE ALBUM ONLY “FORGIVE ME”
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