Friday, May 25, 2012

The Soul Corner - "Open the Door to Your Heart"

One of the things we try to do here at the Soul Corner is bring to your attention lost gems you might not know. You youngsters likely will not recognize the name Darrell Banks, but his 1966 hit "Open the Door to Your Heart" is an unforgettable soul pop classic with a perfect vocal. This You Tube has no photos of Banks or live footage, but it's the best sounding clip of the original version I could find:  

And someone you will know, Mr. Jackie Wilson, did a very fine cover version:

Banks died in 1970 when he was shot by an off-duty Detroit policeman in a domestic dispute.

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