Classic Soul/R&B – Barbara Mason, Yes I’m Ready, Girls Have Feelings Too, I Need Love, Oh, How It Hurts, Sad Sad Girl, Bed And Board, Give Me Your Love, I’m In Love With You, Shackin’ Up, I Am Your Woman, She Is Your Wife, I’ll Never Love The Same Way Twice, She’s Got The Papers (But I Got The Man)



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This is the BEST Classic Soul release of 2003.
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BARBARA MASON – THE GREATEST HITS (DON’T JUST BUY ONE, BUY ONE FOR EVERY CD PLAYER THAT YOU OWN)

I’m certain that some of you are looking at this track listing and saying to yourself…
“Your BS’ing me, this is a nothing more than a standard issue, greatest hits compilation…”

Are you looking for an “oldies collection”?
(look elsewhere)

However if you are looking for an album that not only can you put on at “3am”, but one that
you can put on and then press the damn REPEAT BUTTON on your CD player, because you won’t need another album for the rest of the night….

THEN GET A COPY OF
BARBARA MASON – THE GREATEST HITS

I’m certain that a few of you are even saying to yourselves…

“This has been a great year in the resurgence of Classic Soul, with folks like Mighty Sam McClain, Bettye LaVette, Howard Tate, Earl Thomas, Etta James, the Only The Strong Survive Soundtrack and others releasing new CD’s and others have all released highly publicized new
CD’s this year, but I have never even heard of a new release from Barbara Mason in 2003…”

Well pay attention my friends…
…YOU ARE ABOUT TO BE TAKEN TO SCHOOL


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BARBARA MASON – THE GREATEST HITS (DON’T JUST BUY ONE, BUY ONE FOR EVERY CD PLAYER THAT YOU OWN)

I’ll say it again…

BARBARA MASON – THE GREATEST HITS
IS THE BEST ALBUM
I HAVE HEARD DURING THE YEAR 2003

(and yes, I have heard all of those other new releases that I mentioned earlier)

Well this CD is comprised of material that Barbara Mason re-recorded at the legendary Sigma
Sound Studios in Philadelphia, backed by virtuoso musicians and top flight engineers. She has
created an album that is ABSOLUTLY STUNNING in lyrical, musical, and sound quality.

Are you READY for Barbara Mason?

I THOUGHT that I was READY for Barbara Mason when I was 13 years old grinding my be-hind off to her music at basement parties. Little did I realize just how wrong I was…
How foolish it was for me to think that I knew what her deal was waaaayyy back then.

Barbara Mason was a teenager when she first recorded many of these hit songs. They were erotic as hell when I first heard them. That’s because I was a teenager myself and the songs were filled with teenage angst, just like I was at that time.

Now I am in my late 40’s.
I no longer have any “teenage angst”
And neither does Barbara Mason.

Today as I sit here listening to this record (and yes I will use that term) I am READY for
Barbara Mason. In fact listening to this CD it’s as if….

…I HAD NEVER HEARD HER BEFORE
(and I have been in love with her for damn near 40 years)


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This CD has nothing to do with “grinding in the corner to scratched up 45’s at teenage parties”. This album is all about the cycles of ADULT LOVE and is an album that stands on it’s own as a complete album that in fact tells a story.

On this album Barbara Mason is indeed the…
“VOICE OF EXPERIENCE”

(and she is ready to teach us a lesson or two)

One thing that’s easy to forget about Barbara Mason is that she isn’t just a great singer with
a wildly erotic voice that turns men to jelly, she also wrote many of these songs.

SHE KNOWS EXACTLY HOW THEY SHOUD BE SUNG BY A MATURE WOMAN
(just as she knew how they should be sung by a teenager)

Take a look at the song titles…

1. Yes I_m Ready
2. Girls Have Feelings Too
3. I Need Love
4. Oh, How It Hurts
5. Sad Sad Girl
6. Bed And Board
7. Give Me Your Love
8. I’m In Love With You
9. Shackin’ Up
10. Make It Last
11. I Don’t Want To Lose You
I2. I Am Your Woman, She Is Your Wife
13. I’ll Never Love The Same Way Twice
14. She’s Got The Papers (But I Got The Man)
15. Another Man
16. You Can Be With The One You Don_t Love
17. Who Will You Hurt Next
18. Don’t I Ever Cross Your Mind

When they first came out as 45’s, they seemed to be totally disconnected from each other, didn’t they?
Looking at them all together now, don’t they really read like the story of a person who has truly dealt with the “360 degrees of love”?

That’s where I’m coming from too, at this stage of my life.
I haven’t been to a teenaged party, since, well since I was a teenager.

This isn’t an album for teenagers. In fact this is the kind of album that you send the teenagers away for the weekend, before you put it on, because the ONLY type of “grinding” that will be going on will be in the horizontal position….


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Funny, I remember all of these songs quite well. In fact they lyrics in some cases are burned into my memory, as I am sure they are for many of you.

All I can tell you is that when you hear this album, you will completely forget about the versions of these songs we all know and love from 30 years ago. Those songs now exist in a different time, place and space. Their memory isn’t quite obliterated; they just exist in the mind of a 17 year old, the mind of a man who is creeping up on 50 needs something different.

* Something extra
* Something more exciting
* Something more exotic
* Something more erotic
* Something more mature
* Something that lasts a lifetime

Barbara Mason has always been able to bring me “up”.
She’s been doing that since she was a teenager.
The difference now is that she won’t let me come back down.
(and I’ll stop right there before it gets any more graphic…..lol)

She isn’t a teenager any more and neither am I
She’s now the…
“VOICE OF EXPERIENCE”
(and you betta believe I am paying close attention…)

The CD BARBARA MASON – THE GREATEST HITS, now owns a permanent spot in my collection right next to my Minnie Riperton CD’s. You know, the one’s I would take with me if I was gonna be stranded on a desert island?

Listen to it once and I am certain that…

YOU WON’T WANT TO BE ON A DESERT ISLAND WITHOUT BARBARA MASON – THE GREATEST HITS EITHER!!!

(take it to the bank)

I’ll say it again…

BARBARA MASON – THE GREATEST HITS
IS THE BEST ALBUM
I HAVE HEARD DURING THE YEAR 2003


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BARBARA MASON – THE GREATEST HITS (DON’T JUST BUY ONE, BUY ONE FOR EVERY CD PLAYER THAT YOU OWN)

–Bob Davis

Subject: Barbara Mason – Oh, How It Hurts

“Oh how it HURTS, for me to be..
ALONE…
(and that’s all right)”

This song is one in which the sheer PAIN of the singer comes thru LOUD and CLEAR!

“I KNOW YOU FOUND…
….SOMEBODY NEW…”

Barbara Mason is telling us the story of a break up, that she KNOWS is coming, trying to take a realistic attitude towards it and NOT discussing the PAIN involved. Yes this is a story about teenage angst, however when I listen to it now the whole theme of the song is SOOOOO DAMN DEEP that in NO WAY can I listen to it today and not begin to notice that a small tear begins to form in the corner of my left eye.

“Because I’d rather…
…END IT NOW…
…CAUSE IT’S GONNA HURT MORE AFTER A WHILE…”

what more can i say about this
…..if you haven’t heard it you need to

If you haven’t heard it in a long time, you need to dig it out And when you play it, please think about the person that you love and just hope and pray that you don’t EVER have to go thru the pain that Barbara Mason is describing on this record.

It sounds like PURE HELL!!!!

–Bob Davis

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