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Patti LaBelle – Yo Mister (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on May 4th, 2016


Side 1


“Yo Mister” is the fourth track on Patti LaBelle’s second MCA Records album Be Yourself. Later in 1989, “Yo Mister” was released as the album’s second single, containing various remixes of the track.

Basic tracks were recorded on November 11, 1986 at Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA. Patti LaBelle’s lead vocal overdubs were recorded on May 21, 1988 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA.

The song is one of LaBelle’s biggest R&B hits to date, peaking at number six on the Billboard R&B chart. The song failed to hit the Billboard Hot 100.

Prince played all instruments and performed backing vocals on the track. The Frankie Knuckles remixes contained on this US 12″ promo are exclusive to this release.

Yo Mister (Miss Thing’s Club Version) 8:44

Yo Mister (Miss Thing’s Radio Version) 5:51
Yo Mister (Miss Thing’s Instrumental) 5:49

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1989 Yo Mister U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles #8


Label: MCA Records ‎– L33-18087
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1989
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style: House, Soul

Executive-Producer – Patti LaBelle
Producer – Prince
Remix – Frankie Knuckles

Promotional Only – Not For Sale

Remixed For Def Mix Productions Ltd.
Original version appears on the MCA LP MCA-6292 “Be Yourself”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

Side 2

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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6 Responses to “Patti LaBelle – Yo Mister (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. Jeff Says:

    I love when you pull out a Diva record Paul!! Ms. Labelle is a class act all the way and to have the “Prince-ly” touch added makes it all the more compelling. You know, there’s so much talk about Prince’s vault, but I love the fact that you’re reaching into your own vault to bring out these records for us and as a tribute to Prince. You’re all about so much love Paul and we feel it each day. Thanks for your love and the bright light you shine on us throughout the years. You are magical and brilliant!!




    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Jeff. I think this also the first time I have featured the late Frankie Knuckles as well. This a great song with good production, remix and lyrics.


  2. Stefano Says:

    Great Prince series Paul. I am curious to hear these Knuckles mixes, don’t think I heard them before.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Stefano. Enjoy! 🙂


  3. AnthonyC Says:

    I’ve always thought this song was odd but I’ve listened to this rip loads today. At first, I am amazed at how different Prince tracks can sound – you would never think Prince wrote this. However, the production has that core sound that Prince had around this time. Certainly a Prince oddity but also a gem of a tune.

    Thank you!

    (ps… Patti LaBelle, On My Own ft. Michael McDonald – an awesome tune)!


  4. Regina Says:


    Thanks so much Paul!


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