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Willie Banks and The Messengers

In Concert



Every now and then it is good to go back and take a look at earlier gospel videos. Well, this month we did and decided to review the video Willie Banks and The Messengers In Concert.

This video was part of the MALACO's Night of Gospel Legends' series.  The video, like the others in the series, was recorded in Jackson, Mississippi.  For any fan of quartet gospel music, these videos are probably already in your collection.  If they are not, you want to get your copies before they become collectibles.

On this particular video there are eight songs - “For The Wrong I’ve Done,” “No Tomorrow,” “Hear Me When I Call,” “Battlefield,” “If It’s Alright,” “Things I Can’t Change,” “God’s Goodness,” and “God Is Still In Charge.” The video is only about 40 minutes in length. But, what a great 40 minutes!  The group is at their best on each song.  The video could have easily been titled the Best of
Willie Banks and The Messengers.  And, for gospel music history buffs, you will really appreciate the interview at the end of the video.

The quality of the sound is great. There are no highs or lows in the sound quality. The recording level is consistent throughout the video. The lighting is also great. You can clearly see the entire group, with no blind spots. In addition, the close-ups of the group’s members are one of the best. And also, you can actually see the audience. They seemed to have really been enjoying themselves.

The interview at the end of the video is a great lesson in gospel quartet history.  For instance, did you know that Banks sang with
The Sensational Nightingales, The Swanee Quintet, The Flying Clouds of Detroit, Michigan, was an original member of The Violinaires, and that he began singing at the age of five (5) with his mother?  Did you know that he joined his first quartet gospel group at the age of thirteen (13)?  What about the fact that he actually sang back-up to Madame Edna Gallmon Cooke?  And, if you get the video you will also learn the names of the original members of Willie Banks and The Messengers.

Of course, Banks was also a member of
The Jackson Southernaires.  Once he left The Jackson Southernaires, in 1974, he formed Willie Banks and The Messengers.

If you like good hard hitting gospel quartet music than you must add this video, Live In Concert, from The Legendary
Willie Banks and The Messengers to your collection. The history lesson alone is worth the price of the video.  We give this video a 10 out of 10.  To purchase your copy of this video click Willie Banks and The Messengers.












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5. Rev. Walter Ellis & The Country Boys

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