Barbara Mason is an R&B singer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 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 BillboardR&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). Wiki