Yo Mister

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Yo Mister

Be Yourself
from the album

Be Yourself

Yo Mister
single art for

Yo Mister

Song details
Performer: Patti LaBelle
First Released: 26 June 1989 - Be Yourself album
Album(s): Be Yourself
Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

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. Following the single’s success, the track was also included on numerous Patti LaBelle compilations released over the years.

Basic tracks were recorded on 11 November 1986 at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California (six days after the Camille album was completed). Patti LaBelle’s lead vocal overdubs were recorded on 21 May 1988 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota (on the same day as lead vocal overdubs onto Love 89).

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
11 November 1986 Sunset Sound,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Tracking, overdubs, mix
21 May 1988 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Patti LaBelle vocal overdubs
Recording Personnel

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Yo Mister 5:08 Be Yourself

Yo Mister (compilation)
The Best Of Patti LaBelle
Honey Nut Cheerios Sisters Soulfest
The Essential Collection

Yo Mister (Edit) 4:04 Yo Mister single

The Definitive Collection

Edit Also known as Yo Mister (U.S. 7" Version)
Yo Mister (Instrumental) 4:05 Yo Mister single Instrumental edit Instrumental of edit above
Yo Mister (Album Edit) 3:50 Yo Mister single (Ger, UK) Edit Remix by Timmy Regisford
Yo Mister (Extended Version) 6:32 Yo Mister single Remix Remix by Chris Lord-Alge
Yo Mister 5:20 Yo Mister single Remix Edit
Yo Mister (Miss Thing’s Club Version) 8:44 Yo Mister promo Remix Remix by Frankie Knuckles
Yo Mister (Miss Thing’s Radio Version) 5:32 Yo Mister promo Remix edit Edit of remix above by Frankie Knuckles
Yo Mister (Miss Thing’s Instrumental) 5:32 Yo Mister promo Instrumental Instrumental edit of remix above by Frankie Knuckles
Video Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Yo Mister 4:31 Yo Mister video download Promo video Official music video (uses a remix of the song)

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Yo Mister Studio Prince’s version including original guide vocals
Additional Information

See also Trivia

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