Barbara Mason

Genres: R&B / Soul
Descriptive "tags": soul funk female vocalists r and b 60s Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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9 August 1947, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Mason first recorded for Crusader Records in 1964, but did not achieve success until she began recording for the Philadelphia-based Artic label the following year. With her voice sounding young and innocent in its thinness and flatness, Mason reached the US charts with the marvellous ‘Yes, I’m Ready’ (R&B number 2, 1965), and excellent follow-ups, ‘Sad, Sad Girl’ (R&B number 12/pop Top 30, 1965), ‘I Need Love’ (R&B number 25, 1966) and ‘Oh, How It Hurts’ (R&B number 11, 1968). A brief stay at the National Records label yielded one moderate hit, ‘Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head’ (R&B number 38, 1970), a cover version of the B.J. Thomas hit. In 1972, Mason signed with Buddah Records and moved into recording more mature material, such as ‘Give Me Your Love’ (R&B number 9/pop Top 40, 1972), a Curtis Mayfield song from the...

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