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Barbara Mason


An interesting minimal soul performer, Barbara Mason initially centered on songwriting when she entered the music business in her young adults. Being a performer, though, she got a big success in 1965 with her self-penned “Yes, I’m Prepared” (amount five pop, number 2 R&B), a fetching soul-pop confection that spotlighted her high, girlish vocals. Among the first types of the special, lush sound that had become called Philly spirit, she got modest success through the entire remaining decade on the tiny Arctic label, achieving the pop Best 40 once again in 1965 with “Sad, Sad Female.” In the first and mid-’70s, Mason toughened her persona significantly, singing about intimate like and infidelity using a frankness which was unusual for a lady spirit singer in tracks like “Bed and Panel,” “From His Girl for you,” and “Shackin’ Up.” Special spirit stayed her groove, and she continuing to write a few of her materials. But the creation, since it was throughout spirit within the ’70s, was even more funk-oriented, and sometimes Mason would interrupt her performing to provide some straight-talkin’ raps about love. Curtis Mayfield created her on the cover of Mayfield’s “Provide Me Your Like,” which restored her towards the pop Best 40 and R&B TOP in 1973; “From His Female for you” and “Shackin’ Up” had been also solid spirit sellers within the middle-’70s. After departing Buddha Information in 1975, she just dented the graphs regularly, with “I Am YOUR LOVER, She Is YOUR LADY” (1978), “Another Guy” (1984), and several other singles.

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Full Name Barbara Mason
Profession Singer
Nationality American
Awards Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award
Music Songs Yes, I'm Ready, Oh, How It Hurts, From His Woman To You, Shackin' Up, Sad, Sad Girl, Give Me Your Love, She's Got the Papers, Girls Have Feelings Too, I Need Love, I Do Love You, You Can Be With the One You Don't Love, Don't I Ever Cross Your Mind, Bed and Board, I'll Never Love the Same Way Twice, Slipping Away, Poor Girl in Trouble, Darling Come Back Home, You Better Stop It, Who Will You Hurt Next, Let Me Give You Love, I Miss You Gordon, You Did Not Stay Last Night, Is It Me, Agony & Ecstasy, If You Don't, I'll Keep on Loving You, It Was You Boy, Just You and Me, I'm in Love With You, You're All Inside of Me, Child of Tomorrow, Phenomenal Lover
Albums I Am Your Woman, She Is Your Wife, Love's The Thing, Give Me Your Love, Lady Love, Hits Anthology, Soulful Truth [Digitally Remastered], Covers (Digitally Remastered), Transition, The Best of the Buddah Years, Oh, How It Hurts, The Soft Touch, Lay Back And Funk With Barbara Mason - [The Dave Cash Collection], Feeling Blue, Yes, I'm Ready, Best Of The Essential Years: Barbara Mason, Tied Up (Digitally Remastered) - EP, The Greatest Hits

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1 Had a #2 hit with "Yes, I'm Ready".



Stone 1974
The Long Arm 1970 TV Series Veleen Towns



Cheap 2005 performer: "Yes, I'm Ready" / writer: "Yes, I'm Ready"
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Jon Lovitz 2005 TV Special performer: "Yes, I'm Ready" - uncredited / writer: "Yes, I'm Ready" - uncredited
Auto Focus 2002 performer: "Yes I'm Ready" / writer: "Yes I'm Ready"
Jesus' Son 1999 performer: "Yes, I'm Ready" / writer: "Yes, I'm Ready"
Paris Is Burning 1990 Documentary performer: "Another Man Is Beating My Time"
Metropolitan 1990 performer: "I Need Love"
'Sheba, Baby' 1975 lyrics: "Sheba, Baby", "I'm In Love With You" - uncredited / music: "I'm In Love With You" - uncredited / performer: "Sheba, Baby", "I'm In Love With You", "She Did It" - uncredited
The Ernie Sigley Show 1974 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Gordon's War 1973 performer: "Child of Tomorrow"
The Graham Kennedy Show 1973 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Soul Train 1972 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Hollywood a Go Go TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1965 writer - 1 episode, 1965



American Soundtrack: Rhythm, Love and Soul 2003 TV Special documentary Herself
Soul Train 1972-1975 TV Series documentary Guest / Herself
Where the Action Is 1965-1966 TV Series Herself
Hollywood a Go Go 1965 TV Series Herself - Singer
New American Bandstand 1965 1965 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest

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My Music: '60s Girl Grooves 2013 TV Movie Herself

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