Barbara Mason is problably known to most people for her excellent 1965 cut for Artic records "Yes I'm Ready", which reached a top ten position on both the RnB & Pop charts. A Philadelphia native, Mason formed her first groups whilst still in her early teens. She played piano and composed the songs as well as sang lead and performed in local talent shows. She was introduced to radio personality and Arctic label owner Jimmy Bishop through Weldon McDougal, a local performer and allround music-man. Mason continued to record throughout the 1960s and 70s and had several records on the charts, albeit none went as high as "Yes I'm Ready". Today's track is from 1981 on on a local Philadelphia label (possibly owned by a radiostation?). A great little two-step number which illustrates, I think, perfectly the shift in Mason's music that occured when she moved from her Motown oriented material from the 60s into more mature recordings in the 70s and 80s. Enjoy!
"On and Off"