Throw Back Joint: Jeffrey Osborne, YES I’M READY (remake) Real R&B/Soul Music

Posted on Nov 8 2012 - 9:27am by Funky Dineva

So a recent turn of events in my love life has me listening to all these love songs. It just so happened that i was sitting at da bar with this “recent turn of events”, and Yes, I’m Ready started playing from the speakers up above where we were sitting. You’ve ever had on of those moments where you had to stop mid conversation, close your eyes, nod your head from side to side, and start singing the words to a song as if you were the only one in the room? Well, this rendition of this song damn near caused me to have an out of body experience down to da bar. I had actually forgotten how much i loved this song, both the Jeffrey Osborne rendition as well as the original version written and performed by Barbara Mason 1965. Get you some…

I don’t even know how to kiss your lips, at a moment like this. Ohh but I’m going to learn how to do all the things you want me to. (are you ready)  Yes I’m ready, (are you ready) yes i’m ready, to fall in love, to fall in love, to fall in love, right now…

The words to this song are so simple yet powerful. Seriously, love, life, and happiness are not as complicated as society would like to suggest. The true essence of true love can be captured with a few simple words. Anyway, check out this throw back. be sure to let me know what you think.

 “This song was originally recorded by Barbara Mason in 1965 and holds a very special place in my heart. As a teenager growing up in Providence, RI, I performed this song in night clubs many many times. Great melody!” ~ Jeffrey Osborne

Yes I’m Ready appears on Osborne’s 2005 album of covers entitled from the soul. You can check out the entire album on iTunes here.

For those of you who are not familiar with the original version,  of this song, here it is:


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  1. Chris November 8, 2012 at 12:27 pm - Reply

    Downloaded it and have it on repeat! He did this!

  2. tee November 8, 2012 at 11:56 am - Reply

    Dineva i love your wealth of music knowledge

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