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Dinah Lee - Don’t You Just Know It (1965)

(Vincent - Smith)
New Zealand New Zealand

Single on Viking label (New Zealand).

Powerful, energetic New Zealand singer known as ‘The Dynamic’ Dinah Lee, an admirer of Dee Dee Sharp and Millie Small, born Diane Jacobs in 1943. Her rocking versions of astutely chosen songs and her cutting-edge mod image made her extremely popular in New Zealand and Australia in the mid-60s. See the full account and appreciation at Milesago.

Dinah Lee had a hit with another Vincent-Smith composition by Huey “Piano” Smith, Don’t You Know Yockomo.

Also recorded in Australia by Frankie Davidson (1965).

Huey ‘Piano’ Smith & The Clowns - Don’t You Just Know It (1958)

(Vincent - Smith)
Original version
#9 USA #17 Sydney #24 Adelaide [5AD]

Single on Ace label, recorded in New Orleans.

Co-written by Ace founder Johnny Vincent.

The Fendermen - Don’t You Just Know It (1960)

(Vincent - Smith)
#22 Sydney #9 Melbourne #40 Brisbane