Barbara Mason

Real Name:
Barbara Mason
Profile:
Soul - funk - disco singer - songwriter

Born on 9 August 1947 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Her highlights include her first hit "Yes I'm Ready" (1965), her cover of the Curtis Mayfield standard "Give Me Your Love" (1973) and synth soul classic "Another Man" (1984).
Barbara Mason, one of the few ladies of Soul who not only sang but wrote a great portion of her material, began to "mess" with her grandmother's piano at a the tender age of twelve. While still in school, Barbara formed several groups, comprised of both male and female members. Barbara, the lead singer, would come up with the songs, accompany on the piano and naturally win many of the local talent shows, which were held at a playground near her house every summer. Her next door neighbor was Earl Oxidine of the 4 Larks, a vocal group from Philly and it was another member of that constellation, Weldon Arthur McDougal III, who offered Barbara to perform during odd spots and intervals on the 4 Larks' shows in various nightclubs around the Philadelphia area. Weldon Arthur McDougal III also introduced Barbara to Jimmy Bishop, one of the most popular DJ's in Philadelphia at the time. Jimmy Bishop was suitably impressed with Barbara's easily identifiable, innocent-sounding voice and self-penned material and after aiding in the financing of her debut single "Trouble Child" on the local Crusader Records label, Bishop signed her to his Arctic Record Company. Barbara left the entertainment industry in the early eighties and instead chose to concentrate on forming and developing her publishing company, Marc James Music, named after her son. But in 1992, Barbara was invited to perform at the famous Greek Theatre in Los Angeles and has since then been regularly returning to the venues on the American west coast.
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Albums

V 1768 (C) Barbara Mason - Yes, I'm Ready album art Barbara Mason Yes, I'm Ready (Album) ARCTIC, ARCTIC V 1768 (C) Canada 1965 Sell This Version
A-LPM 1004 Barbara Mason - Oh How It Hurts album art Barbara Mason Oh How It Hurts (Album) ARCTIC A-LPM 1004 US 1968 Sell This Version
NGS 2001, NG 2001 Barbara Mason - If You Knew Him Like I Do album art Barbara Mason If You Knew Him Like I Do (Album) National General Records, National General Records NGS 2001, NG 2001 US 1970 Sell This Version
BDS 5117, BDS5117 Barbara Mason - Give Me Your Love album art Barbara Mason Give Me Your Love (Album) Buddah Records, Buddah Records BDS 5117, BDS5117 US 1972 Sell This Version
YP-7035-DA Barbara Mason - Lady Love album art Barbara Mason Lady Love (Album) Buddah Records YP-7035-DA Japan 1973 Sell This Version
BUD F 85610 Barbara Mason - Transition album art Barbara Mason Transition (Album) Buddah Records BUD F 85610 US 1974 Sell This Version
BDS 5628 Barbara Mason - Love's The Thing album art "Lady Love" Barbara Mason* Love's The Thing (Album) Buddah Records BDS 5628 US 1975 Sell This Version
CU 5014 Barbara Mason - Locked In This Position album art Barbara Mason & Bunny Sigler Barbara Mason & Bunny Sigler - Locked In This Position(LP, Album) Curtom CU 5014 US 1977 Sell This Version
PRL 12159 Barbara Mason - I Am Your Woman, She Is Your Wife album art Barbara Mason I Am Your Woman, She Is Your Wife (Album) Prelude Records PRL 12159 US 1978 Sell This Version
JW-37060 Barbara Mason - A Piece Of My Life album art Barbara Mason A Piece Of My Life (Album) WMOT Records JW-37060 US 1980 Sell This Version
OE BM-1 Barbara Mason - Tied Up album art Barbra Mason* Tied Up(LP, Album) Other End Records OE BM-1 UK 1984 Sell This Version
302 063 037 2 Barbara Mason - Feeling Blue album art Barbara Mason Feeling Blue(CD) Sunswept Music LLC 302 063 037 2 US 2007 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

102 Barbara Mason - Come To Me / Girls Have Feelings Too album art Barbara Mason Come To Me / Girls Have Feelings Too (Single) Arctic 102 US 1964 Sell This Version
C-111 Barbara Mason - Trouble Child / Dedicated To You album art Barbara Mason Trouble Child / Dedicated To You (Single) Crusader Records Inc. C-111 US 1964 Sell This Version
116 Barbara Mason - Is It Me? / Don't Ever Want To Lose Your Love album art Barbara Mason Is It Me? / Don't Ever Want To Lose Your Love (Single) ARCTIC 116 US 1965 Sell This Version
112 Barbara Mason - If You Don't (Love Me, Tell Me So) album art Barbara Mason If You Don't (Love Me, Tell Me So) (Single) ARCTIC 112 US 1965 Sell This Version
105 Barbara Mason - Yes, I'm Ready / Keep Him album art Barbara Mason Yes, I'm Ready / Keep Him (Single) Arctic 105 US 1965 Sell This Version
108 Barbara Mason - Sad, Sad Girl album art Barbara Mason Sad, Sad Girl (Single) ARCTIC 108 US 1965 Sell This Version
126 Barbara Mason - Poor Girl In Trouble / Hello Baby album art Barbara Mason Poor Girl In Trouble / Hello Baby (Single) ARCTIC 126 US 1966 Sell This Version
1818X Barbara Mason - I Need Love / Bobby, Is My Baby album art Barbara Mason I Need Love / Bobby, Is My Baby (Single) ARCTIC 1818X Canada 1966 Sell This Version
134 Barbara Mason - You Can Depend On Me / Game Of Love album art Barbara Mason You Can Depend On Me / Game Of Love (Single) ARCTIC 134 US 1967 Sell This Version
137 Barbara Mason - Oh, How It Hurts / Ain't Got Nobody album art Barbara Mason Oh, How It Hurts / Ain't Got Nobody (Single) ARCTIC 137 US 1967 Sell This Version
146 Barbara Mason - I'm No Good For You / Don't Ever Go Away album art Barbara Mason I'm No Good For You / Don't Ever Go Away (Single) ARCTIC 146 US 1968 Sell This Version
142 Barbara Mason - (I Can Feel Your Love) Slipping Away / Half A Love album art Barbara Mason (I Can Feel Your Love) Slipping Away / Half A Love (Single) ARCTIC 142 US 1968 Sell This Version
140 Barbara Mason - Dedicated To The One I Love / I Don't Want To Lose You album art Barbara Mason Dedicated To The One I Love / I Don't Want To Lose You ARCTIC 140 US 1968 Sell This Version