Chanteur et pianiste US né le 13 juin 1940 à San Francisco (Californie). Bobby Freeman est surtout connu pour un titre de sa création: "Do You Wanna Dance ?", qui est devenu un classique du Rock 'n' Twist.

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). It was one of three hits he enjoyed that year on Josie, although "Betty Lou Got a New Pair of Shoes" and "Need Your Love" only reached numbers 20 and 29, respectively. "C'mon and Swim" parlayed the 1964 dance craze into his second Top Ten R&B hit, reaching number five. But the follow-up went to the water once too often, as "S-W-I-M" fizzled at number 56. Both were for Autumn. It was also Freeman's final visit to the R&B charts.

Talents : Singer, Songwriter

Style musical : Rock 'n' Twist, Rhythm 'n' Blues

DO YOU WANNA DANCE (1958)

BIG FAT WOMAN (1958)

Betty Lou Got A New Pair Of Shoes (1958)

Need Your Love (1958)

MARDI GRAS ROCK (1959)

Années en activité :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles & EP

03/1958 SP JOSIE 45-835 (US) . Do You Wanna Dance / Big Fat Woman
07/1958 SP JOSIE 45-841 (US) . Betty Lou Got A New Pair Of Shoes / Starlight
10/1958 SP JOSIE 45-844 (US) . Shame On You Miss Johnson / Need Your Love
1958 EP PRESIDENT PRC 84 (F) Do You Wanna Dance / Big Fat Woman   / Rock to the Philadelphia (STEADIES) / One kiss and that's all (STEADIES)
01/1959 SP JOSIE 45-855 (US) . When You're Smiling / A Love To Last A Lifetime
05/1959 SP JOSIE 45-863 (US) . Mary Ann Thomas / Love Me
1959 SP JOSIE 45-867 (US) . My Guardian Angel / Where Did My Baby Go
10/1959 SP JOSIE 45-872 (US) . Ebb Tibe / Sinbad
1960 SP JOSIE 45-879 (US) . First Day Of Spring / I Need Someone
07/1960 SP KING 45-5373 (US) . Shimmy Shimmy / You Don't Understand Me
09/1960 SP JOSIE 45-886 (US) . Miss You So / Baby What Would You Do
1961 SP JOSIE 45-887 (US) . The Mess Around / So Much To Do
1961 SP JOSIE 45-889 (US) . She Said She Wants To Dance / Put You Down
1961 SP JOSIE 45-896 (US) . Little Girl Don't You Understand / Love Me
1962 SP JOSIE 45-928 (US) . The Mess Around / Little Girl Don't You Understand
1963 SP PARKWAY 875 (US) . She's A Hippy / Whip It Up Baby
08/1963 SP AUTUMN 1 (US) . Let's Surf Again / Come To Me
06/1964 SP AUTUMN 2 (US) . C'mon & Swin (Part. 1) / C'mon & Swin (Part. 2)
10/1964 SP AUTUMN 5 (US) . S-W-I-M / Little Ole Heartbreaker Me
10/1964 SP KING 45-5953 (US) . Fever / What Can I Do
1964 SP KING 45-5962 (US) . Be My Little Chick-A-Dee / Somebody Somewhere
1964 EP VOGUE EPL 8283 (F) S.W.I.M. / C'mon And Swim (Part. 1) / C'mon And Swim (Part. 2) / That Little Old Heartbreaker
04/1965 SP AUTUMN 9 (US) . Friends / I'll Never Fall In Love Again
11/1965 SP AUTUMN 25 (US) . The Duck / Cross My Heart
1965 SP KING 5975 (US) . There's Gonna Be A Change / Come To Me
09/1966 SP LOMA 2056 (US) . Soulful Sound Of Music / Shadows Of Your Love
10/1967 SP LOMA 2080 (US) . I Got A God Thing / Lies
1966 EP VOGUE INT 18 060 (F) The Duck / Cross My Heart / I'll Never Fall In Love Again / Friends
06/1969 SP DOUBLE SHOT 139 (US) . Everybody's Got A Hang Up / Oughta Be A Law
10/1969 SP DOUBLE SHOT 144 (US) . Susie Sunshine / Four Piece Funky, Nitty Gritty Junky Band
1970 SP DOUBLE SHOT 148 (US) . Can You Stand The Pressure / Put Another Dime In The Parking Meter
1970 SP DOUBLE SHOT 152 (US) . Do You Wanna Dance, 1970 / Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To People In Love
1970 SP Virgo Golden Memories Series ‎VO-6007 (US) . Betty Lou Got A New Pair Of Shoes / Do You Wanna Dance
05/1972 SP AVCO AV-4593 (US) (promo) . Chain Gang / Chain Gang
08/1972 SP AVCO AV-4600 (US) . I'm Shaft (You Ain't Shaft) / I'm Shaft (You Ain't Shaft) (instr.) (The R. B. Freeman Band)
1973 SP TOUCH 101 (US) . Midnight Snack / Everything's Love
1987 SP MAYBELLENE 14 (picture disc) (SW) Do You Want To Dance / Betty Lou Got A New Pair Of Shoes
1984 SP RHINO RNOR 4508 (US) . C'Mon And Swim / S-W-I-M
1988 CD COLLECTABLES COL-3621 (US) . (I Do The) Shimmy Shimmy / You Don't Understand Me
11/1988 CD 3" RHINO R3 73044 (US) . Do You Want To Dance / Betty Lou Got A New Pair Of Shoes / S-W-I-M / C'Mon And Swim










Albums

1958 LP 12" JUBILEE SDJLP-1086 (US) DO YOU WANNA DANCE - Do You Wanna Dance / When You're Smiling / A Love To Last A Lifetime / Ebb Time / Little Girl Don't You Understand / Mardi Gras Rock / On The Sunny Side Of The Street / I Believe / Responsible / Because Of You / Good Lovin' Is What I Need / You'll Never Walk Alone
1962 LP 12" JUBILEE JGM-5010 (US) TWIST WITH BOBBY FREEMAN - Where Did She Go / Good Lovin' Is What I Need / Do You Wanna Dance / Betty Lou / Got A New Pair Of Shoes / Shame On You Miss Johnson / When You're Smiling / Mary Ann Thomas / Love Me / Simbad / Where Did My Baby Go / Baby What Would You Do / The Mess Around / On The Sunny Side Of The Street
1964 LP 12" AUTUMN LP 102 (US) C'MON AND S-W-I-M. - C'mon & Swim (Part. 1) / C'mon & Swim (Part. 2) / S-W-I-M / Little Ole Heartbreaker Me / I'll Never Fall In Love Again / Do The Monkey / Good Lovin' / Ya Ya / Speedo / Walking The Dog / Work Song / Money
1965 LP 12" JOSIE JGS-4007 (US) GET IN THE SWIN WITH BOBBY FREEMAN - Betty Lou / Got A New Pair Of Shoes / Shame On You Miss Johnson / Need Your Love / A Love To Last A Lifetime / Mary Ann Thomas / Where Did My Baby Go / Ebb Tide / I Need Someone / The Mess Around / She Said She Wants To Dance / Little Girl Don't You Understand
1965 LP 12" GRAND PRIX K-431 (mono) / KS-431 (stereo) (US) BOBBY FREEMAN & CHUCK JACKSON - I Still Remember - House Cat - This Is Goodbye - Jump & Hop / + Chuck JACKSON
1965 LP 12" KING 930 (US) THE LOVABLE STYLE OF BOBBY FREEMAN - You Don't Understand Me / Shimmy / Fever / What Can I Do / Be My Little Chick-A-Dee / Somebody, Somewhere / There's Gonna Be A Change / Come To Me / Please Please / Love Struck / Good Good Lovin' / Olease Give My Heart A Break
1991 CD COLLECTABLES COL-CD-5417 (US) DO YOU WANNA DANCE - Do You Want To Dance / Betty Lou Got A New Pair Of Shoes / The Mess Around / Mary Ann Thomas / Need Your Love / Ebb Tide / C'Mon And Swim / S-W-I-M / Little Girl Don't You Understand / Big Fat Woman / She Said She Wants To Dance / Shame On You Miss Johnson
1992 CD SEQUEL NEMCD 621 (UK) THE BEST OF BOBBY FREEMAN - Do You Wanna Dance / Betty Lou Got A New Pair Of Shoes / Need Your Love / Mary Ann Thomas / Ebb Tide / The Mess Around / Mardi Gras Rock / Good Lovin' Is What I Need / Big Fat Woman / Shame On You Miss Johnson / She Said She Wants To Dance / Baby, What Would You Do / When Your Smiling / I Need Someone / Where Did My Baby Go / Love Me / My Guardian Angel / Follow The Rainbow / C'mon And Swim / S-W-I-M
06/2000 CD ACE CDCHD 769 (UK) C'MON AND S.W.I.M. - C'mon And Swim (Part 1) / Do The Monkey / Good Lovin' / Ya Ya / Speedo (The Monkey Man) / I'll Never Fall In Love Again / C'mon And Swim (Part 2) / Walkin' The Dog / Work Song / Money (That's What I Want) / That Little Old Heartbreaker Me / S-W-I-M / Come To Me / I'll Never Fall In Love Again / Friends / The Duck / Cross My Heart / Dance All Night (previously unissued) / Ain't That Lovin' You Baby (previously unissued) / Every Dog Has Its Day (previously unissued) / Lucille (previously unissued) / Swing Me (previously unissued) / Honest (previously unissued) / S-W-I-M (alternate take) / That Little Old Heartbreaker Me (alternate take)
10/2004 CD COLLECTABLES 9939 (US) DO YOU WANNA DANCE - Do You Wanna Dance? / C'mon And Swim / Ebb Tide / Need Your Love / S-W-I-M / She Said She Wants To Dance / My Guardian Angel / Betty Lou Got A New Pair Of Shoes / Mary Ann Thomas / The Mess Around
07/2009 CD COLLECTABLES COLCD 1388  (US) Bobby Freeman Meets Ral Donner - Do You Wanna Dance? (Bobby FREEMAN) / C'mon And Swim (Bobby FREEMAN) / Betty Lou Got A New Pair Of Shoes (Bobby FREEMAN) / The Mess Around (Bobby FREEMAN) / S-W-I-M (Bobby FREEMAN) / You Don't Know What You've Got (Ral DONNER) / I Didn't Figure On Him To Come Back (Ral DONNER) / Nite Owl (Ral DONNER) / Little Miss Heartbreak (Ral DONNER) / Half Heaven, Half Heartache (Ral DONNER)
08/2009 CD ACE CDCHD 1232 (UK) Give My Heart a Break - The Complete King Recordings - Please Stand By Me / Good Good Lovin' / What Can I Do / (I Do The) Shimmy Shimmy / Come To Me / There's Gonna Be A Change / You Don't Understand Me / Please, Please, Please / Be My Little Chick-A-Dee / Turn Around / Please Give My Heart A Break / Fever / Miss You So / Baby Baby Baby (What Would You Do) / Bony Moronie / Love Struck / Somebody, Somewhere (Hear My Plea) / Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight

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