Patti LaBelle ‎– Yo Mister

MCA Records ‎– 257 367-0
Vinyl, 12", Single

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A Yo Mister (Extended Version)
Remix – Chris Lord-AlgeWritten-By, Producer – Prince
B1 Yo Mister (7" Version)
Written-By, Producer – Prince
B2 I Can Fly
Producer, Arranged By – James R. "Budd" Ellison*Written-By – Budd Ellison*, Patti LaBelle, Theodore McLean

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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 2292-57367-0
  • Label Code: LC 1056
  • Rights Society: GEMA/BIEM
  • Other (Distribution code, France): WE 221

Other Versions (5 of 15) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WMCAT 1376 Patti LaBelle Yo Mister(12", Promo) MCA Records WMCAT 1376 UK 1989 Sell This Version
MCAC-53728, MCAC 53728 Patti LaBelle Yo Mister(Cass, Single) MCA Records, MCA Records MCAC-53728, MCAC 53728 US 1989 Sell This Version
1.174 Patti LaBelle Yo Mister(7", Promo) MCA Records 1.174 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
257 368-7 Patti La Belle* Yo Mister(7", Single) MCA Records 257 368-7 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
MCA 53728 Patti LaBelle Yo Mister(7", Promo) MCA Records MCA 53728 US 1989 Sell This Version



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February 13, 2005
edited over 13 years ago

"Yo Mister" is one of two songs that Prince wrote specifically for Patti LaBelle (the other being "Love '89") and which appeared on her album "Be Yourself." Prince had actually written "Yo Mister" with Patti in mind at the time "New Attitude" and "Stir It Up" came out. But, being 'painfully shy' (as reported in a number of places), Prince was approached by Patti to work on the "Be Yourself" album before he asked her if she wanted to sing "Yo Mister." Needless to say Patti said yes to "Yo Mister," and reportedly co-wrote "Love '89" with Prince and Sheila E., although penning the song was ultimately credited to Prince and Sheila.