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Yes! I Know

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Yes! I Know
Yes! I Know


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.


  1. Name
  2. Big City (Part 1)
  3. Big City (Part 2)
  4. Yes! I Know (What You're Putting Down)
  5. What's It To You, Jack
  6. Atomic Baby
  7. Take Me Back
  8. Yours For The Asking
  9. Don't Do Nothin' Baby (Till You Hear From Me)
  10. No Next Time
  11. Your Back's Out
  12. Play It Right
  13. Grrr! Mambo
  14. Non-Cooperation
  15. I've Tried So Hard
  16. Take Me Back (Alternate Version)
  17. Long Live Love
  18. Don't Tell Me I Know
  19. I'll Never Love Again
  20. My Name Ain't Annie
  21. Let's Babalu
  22. Change Of Heart
  23. Darling Angel
  24. Why Johnny Why? (With Johnny Moore's Blazers)
  25. Please Have Mercy (With The Platters)
  26. Oochi Pachi (With Tony Williams)
  27. Our Love's Forever Blessed
  28. You're The Only One For Me
  29. You Ain't Movin' Me
  30. I Had A Dream
  31. Hubba Hubba
  32. Take The Hand Of A Fool
  33. Hey Now (The Platters)
  34. Give Thanks (The Platters)
  35. I'll Cry When You're Gone (The Platters)
  36. I Need You All The Time (The Platters)
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