This 1965 classic written and recorded by Barbara Mason is one of the first examples of what came to be called Philly Soul. Several of the musicians that worked on this song became instrumental in forming the new sound that became very popular in the 1970's. Kenny Gamble, who sang backup on this song, went on to start Philadelphia International Records with Leon Huff. Musicians Bobby Eli, Norman Harris and Ronnie Baker went on to become part of MFSB - the band that recorded the Philly Soul anthem TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) in 1974. This song was also covered several times in later years, including a very successful duet version in 1979 by Toni DiSanto and KC. Yes I'm Ready has also been covered by Gladys Knight & The Pips, Jeffery Osbourne, LaToya Jackson and others.
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