R&B Sunday: Barbara Mason – “Yes, I’m Ready”

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It took me a while to find this song. I heard it back in August at my Mom’s birthday party and immediately realized it was used for The Diplomats’ “I’m Ready” (S/O to The Heatmakerz!). In 1965, an 18 year old Barbara Mason was inspired by the sounds of Curtis Mayfield and in 10 minutes she wrote her first and biggest hit that made Philadelphia into a city known for soul.

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