Jeanne Lavoie West and The Villagers – Yes I’m Ready


“YES, I’M READY” Featuring JEANNE LAVOIE From the Nationally Syndicated Television Series “The Village Square” (1964-1968) Jeanne Lavoie West on The Village Square and Today.

Yes, I’m Ready” is a song by Barbara Mason from her album Yes, I’m Ready (1965). It has been covered by numerous artists, and was a hit single for Teri DeSario and K.C. when they recorded a duet version in 1980.

Barbara Mason

Mason, a soul / R&B singer from PhiladelphiaPennsylvania, had released a few singles while she was a teenager in the mid-1960s. “Yes, I’m Ready” became Mason’s first big hit on the music charts, peaking at #2 on the Billboard R&B chart, and No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the summer of 1965. While Mason would continue recording into the 1980s, this song has been her highest-charting hit. Mason later re-recorded the song for her 1973 album, Give Me Your Love. The key personnel who helped bring this hit recording to life later became the important creators of the “Philly Sound”. These people include: Kenny Gamble as a backup singer, Bobby Eli and Norman Harris on guitar, Ronnie Baker on bass and Earl Young on drums (Eli, Harris and Baker later on became principal members of MFSB and Kenny Gamble would co-found Philadelphia International Records with Leon Huff).

“Yes, I’m Ready”
Single by Barbara Mason
from the album Yes, I’m Ready
B-side “Keep Him”
Released May 1965
Recorded March 1965
Genre SoulR&Bpop
Length 3:06
Label Arctic Records
Songwriter(s) Barbara Mason