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

A-LPS 1000 Yes, I'm Ready — Barbara Mason Barbara Mason Yes, I'm Ready (Album) ARCTIC A-LPS 1000 US 1965 Sell This Version
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A-LPM 1004, A-LPM-1004 Oh How It Hurts — Barbara Mason Barbara Mason Oh How It Hurts (Album) ARCTIC A-LPM 1004, A-LPM-1004 US 1968 Sell This Version
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NGS 2001, NG 2001 If You Knew Him Like I Do — Barbara Mason 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
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BDS 5117, BDS5117 Give Me Your Love — Barbara Mason Barbara Mason Give Me Your Love (Album) Buddah Records, Buddah Records BDS 5117, BDS5117 US 1972 Sell This Version
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YP-7035-DA Lady Love — Barbara Mason Barbara Mason Lady Love (Album) Buddah Records YP-7035-DA Japan 1973 Sell This Version
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BUD F 85610 Transition — Barbara Mason Barbara Mason Transition (Album) Buddah Records BUD F 85610 US 1974 Sell This Version
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840 086 Sheba, Baby — Barbara Mason Monk Higgins & Alex Brown, Barbara Mason Monk Higgins & Alex Brown, Barbara Mason - Sheba, Baby(LP, Album, TP) Barclay France 840 086 France 1975 Sell This Version
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BDS 5628 Love's The Thing — Barbara Mason "Lady Love" Barbara Mason* Love's The Thing (Album) Buddah Records BDS 5628 US 1975 Sell This Version
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CU 5014 Locked In This Position — Barbara Mason Barbara Mason & Bunny Sigler Barbara Mason & Bunny Sigler - Locked In This Position (Album) Curtom CU 5014 US 1977 Sell This Version
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PRL 12159 I Am Your Woman, She Is Your Wife — Barbara Mason Barbara Mason I Am Your Woman, She Is Your Wife (Album) Prelude Records PRL 12159 US 1978 Sell This Version
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JW-37060 A Piece Of My Life — Barbara Mason Barbara Mason A Piece Of My Life (Album) WMOT Records JW-37060 US 1980 Sell This Version
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OE BM-1 Tied Up — Barbara Mason Barbra Mason* Tied Up (Album) Other End Records OE BM-1 UK 1984 Sell This Version
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302 063 037 2 Feeling Blue — Barbara Mason Barbara Mason Feeling Blue(CD) Sunswept Music LLC 302 063 037 2 US 2007 Sell This Version
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SSLP002P The Lost 80s Sessions — Barbara Mason Barbara Mason The Lost 80s Sessions(LP, Album, Ltd) Selector Series (2) SSLP002P UK 2022 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

102 Come To Me / Girls Have Feelings Too — Barbara Mason Barbara Mason Come To Me / Girls Have Feelings Too (Single) Arctic 102 US 1964 Sell This Version
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C-111 Trouble Child / Dedicated To You — Barbara Mason Barbara Mason Trouble Child / Dedicated To You (Single) Crusader Records Inc. C-111 US 1964 Sell This Version
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116 Is It Me? / Don't Ever Want To Lose Your Love — Barbara Mason Barbara Mason Is It Me? / Don't Ever Want To Lose Your Love (Single) ARCTIC 116 US 1965 Sell This Version
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112 If You Don't (Love Me, Tell Me So) — Barbara Mason Barbara Mason If You Don't (Love Me, Tell Me So) (Single) ARCTIC 112 US 1965 Sell This Version
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105 Yes, I'm Ready / Keep Him — Barbara Mason Barbara Mason Yes, I'm Ready / Keep Him (Single) Arctic 105 US 1965 Sell This Version
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108 Sad, Sad Girl — Barbara Mason Barbara Mason Sad, Sad Girl (Single) ARCTIC 108 US 1965 Sell This Version
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126 Poor Girl In Trouble / Hello Baby — Barbara Mason Barbara Mason Poor Girl In Trouble / Hello Baby (Single) ARCTIC 126 US 1966 Sell This Version
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1818X I Need Love / Bobby, Is My Baby — Barbara Mason Barbara Mason I Need Love / Bobby, Is My Baby (Single) ARCTIC 1818X Canada 1966 Sell This Version
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134 You Can Depend On Me / Game Of Love — Barbara Mason Barbara Mason You Can Depend On Me / Game Of Love (Single) ARCTIC 134 US 1967 Sell This Version
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137 Oh, How It Hurts / Ain't Got Nobody — Barbara Mason Barbara Mason Oh, How It Hurts / Ain't Got Nobody (Single) ARCTIC 137 US 1967 Sell This Version
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137 Oh, How It Hurts / Game Of Love — Barbara Mason Barbara Mason Oh, How It Hurts / Game Of Love(7", Single, Mis) ARCTIC 137 US 1967 Sell This Version