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Linda HAYES - Yes! I Know

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JASMCD3204

Gospel singer LINDA HAYES' short secular career got off to a great start with a pair of major R&B hits, 'Yes! I Know (What You're Putting Down)' (the answer-disc to Willie Mabon's 'I Don't Know'), which reached #2 and 'Take Me Back', which made the Top 10, both in 1953.

She was famously the older sister of Tony Williams, the mellifluous lead singer of The Platters, of whom Linda was also briefly an early member.

This landmark compilation features just about everything that she is believed to have recorded during the 1950s, notably four sides from her impossibly rare 1954 10' acetate LP Disc Jockey Special, dubbed from the only known source, which have never been reissued before in any format.

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Gospel singer LINDA HAYES' short secular career got off to a great start with a pair of major R&B hits, 'Yes! I Know (What You're Putting Down)' (the answer-disc to Willie Mabon's 'I Don't Know'), which reached #2 and 'Take Me Back', which made the Top 10, both in 1953.

She was famously the older sister of Tony Williams, the mellifluous lead singer of The Platters, of whom Linda was also briefly an early member.

This landmark compilation features just about everything that she is believed to have recorded during the 1950s, notably four sides from her impossibly rare 1954 10' acetate LP Disc Jockey Special, dubbed from the only known source, which have never been reissued before in any format.

Also included are several of her mid-50s singles, and notably a European-only 45, which have never previously appeared in the digital format.

Hugely popular in Italy and mainland Europe, she toured Europe with Bill Haley & His Comets in 1959.

Track Listing

Disc 1

1. BIG CITY (Part 1)
2. BIG CITY (Part 2)
3. YES! I KNOW (What You're Putting Down)
4. WHAT'S IT TO YOU, JACK
5. ATOMIC BABY
6. TAKE ME BACK
7. YOURS FOR THE ASKING
8. DON'T DO NOTHIN' BABY (Till You Hear From Me)
9. NO NEXT TIME
10. YOUR BACK'S OUT
11. PLAY IT RIGHT
12. GRRR! MAMBO
13. NON-COOPERATION
14. I'VE TRIED SO HARD
15. TAKE ME BACK (alternate version)
16. LONG LIVE LOVE
17. DON'T TELL ME I KNOW
18. I'LL NEVER LOVE AGAIN

Disc 2

1. MY NAME AIN'T ANNIE
2. LET'S BABALU
3. CHANGE OF HEART
4. DARLING ANGEL
5. WHY JOHNNY WHY? (with Johnny Moore's Blazers)
6. PLEASE HAVE MERCY (with The Platters)
7. OOCHI PACHI (with Tony Williams)
8. OUR LOVE'S FOREVER BLESSED
9. YOU'RE THE ONLY ONE FOR ME
10. YOU AIN'T MOVIN' ME
11. I HAD A DREAM
12. HUBBA HUBBA
13. TAKE THE HAND OF A FOOL
Bonus Tracks
14. HEY NOW (The Platters)
15. GIVE THANKS (The Platters)
16. I'LL CRY WHEN YOU'RE GONE (The Platters)
17. I NEED YOU ALL THE TIME (The Platters)

JASMCD3204

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Format
2CD
Price Code
B
Release Date
October 8th, 2021
UPC Bar Code No
604988320428