Yes, I’m Ready Teri DeSario (Casablanca, 1979)
Yes, I’m Ready was originally recorded in 1965 by Philadelphia soul/R&B singer Barbara Mason, who penned the song. Yes, I’m Ready was Mason’s first — and biggest — single of her career. It hit #2 on Billboard’s R&B chart and #5 on the Hot 100.
In 1979 Harry Wayne Casey (lead vocalist and songwriter from KC and the Sunshine Band) was producing Teri DeSario’s second studio album, Moonlight Madness. He and DeSario recorded a duet version of Yes, I’m Ready. It was the lead single from the album and was kept out of the top spot for two weeks in March 1980 by Queen’s Crazy Little Thing Called Love. Yes, I’m Ready went to the top of the Adult Contemporary chart for two weeks and hit #20 on the R&B chart. DeSario’s version of Yes, I’m Ready was certified Gold. Trivia: DeSario also happened to be a high school classmate of Casey’s.