Bobby Freeman, singer
Singer

Bobby Freeman

June 13, 1940, San Francisco, CA

Bobby Freeman's energetic vocals punctuated two R&B dance hits in the late '50s and mid-'60s. The San Francisco performer started the Romancers as a 14-year-old and later formed the West Coast Vocaleers, whose sound was much more pop-oriented than the Harlem group of the same name. Freeman's single Do You Want To Dance? just missed topping the R&B charts in 1958, staying at number two for two weeks (number five pop). ~ Allmusic: Bobby Freeman ~ retrieved June 10, 2013 © Allmusic

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An African-American soul singer, songwriter, and record producer who recorded for the Autumn Records label in San Francisco, California. He is best known for his 1958 hit Do You Want To Dance? and his 1964 Top Ten hit C'mon And Swim. Do You Want To Dance? was covered later (as Do You Wanna Dance) by Del Shannon, The Beach Boys, Bette Midler, John Lennon, Cliff Richard, The Mamas & The Papas and the Ramones. C'mon And Swim was written and produced by twenty-year-old Sylvester Stewart, later known as Sly Stone. In 1964, Bobby Freeman played nightly at the Condor Night Club in San Francisco where Carol Doda performed her topless Go-Go dancing shows. ~ Wikipedia: Bobby Freeman ~ retrieved June 10, 2013 © Wikipedia



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