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Darrell Banks
Here To Stay

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Here to Stay is a Nexus point—and arguably the Nexus point—in the conversation between the Memphis soul sound of Stax Records (which released this album via its Volt imprint) and the more polished, pop-oriented Detroit soul sound, as epitomized by Motown. Banks was a vessel for Stax to try to make albums that would appeal to people buying thousands of Marvin Gaye and Diana Ross records, a performer who could, with his gravely, powder-keg voice—along with authentic Detroit musicians and production, recorded in Detroit—bridge the gap between the then preeminent modes for soul music, and bring Stax more of the mainstream commercial success experienced by Motown. Banks never accomplished that feat, and neither did Stax, for that matter. But Here To Stay got close.

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ANDREW WINISTORFER
Andrew Winistorfer is Vinyl Me, Please’s Head of Editorial and an editor of their book, 100 Albums You Need In Your Collection. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin.
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Feature record
Deluxe Edition Vinyl
180g, single LP black vinyl, single pocket tip-on jacket
Remastered from the original tapes by Paul Blakemore
33 ⅓ RPM
Listening notes booklet by Andrew Winistorfer
Feature booklet
Companion Guide
Long-form "Listening Notes" booklet written by some of the best critics in the game
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