Sister of The Platters' lead singer, Tony Williams, in the early 1950s she recorded two singles backed by the Red Callender Sextet, with Callender on (bass), Maxwell Davis (tenor sax), Floyd Turnham (baritone sax), Chico Hamilton (drums) and Monroe Tucker (piano). The first, "Yes I know", entered the Billboard R&B chart on February 7, 1953 and reached #2 (behind The 5 Royales' hit "Baby Don't Do It"), while the second single, "What's It to You" / "Atomic Baby" was recorded in spring 1953.
She was also backed by Big Jim Wynn's Band.
- Linernotes by Clive Richardson from the CD Linda Hayes: Hollywood R&B from the Original Platters' "Dish" (2008) on Shout! Records