Bobby Freeman
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Bobby Freeman (born June 13, 1940) is an African-American soul and R&B singer, songwriter and record producer from San Francisco, California. He is best known for his two Top Ten hits, the first in 1958 on Josie Records called "Do ...

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Biography

Bobby Freeman (born June 13, 1940) is an African-American soul and R&B singer, songwriter and record producer from San Francisco, California. He is best known for his two Top Ten hits, the first in 1958 on Josie Records called "Do You Want to Dance" and the second in 1964 for Autumn Records, "C'mon and Swim".

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BETTY LOU GOT A NEW PAIR OF SHOES
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BETTY LOU GOT A NEW PAIR OF SHOES BETTY LOU GOT A NEW PAIR OF SHOES BETTY LOU GOT A NEW PAIR OF SHOES BETTY LOU GOT A NEW PAIR OF SHOES
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I'll Never Fall In Love Again
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I'll Never Fall In Love Again I'll Never Fall In Love Again I'll Never Fall In Love Again I'll Never Fall In Love Again
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C'Mon And Swim
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C'Mon And Swim C'Mon And Swim C'Mon And Swim C'Mon And Swim
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Big Fat Woman
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Big Fat Woman Big Fat Woman Big Fat Woman Big Fat Woman
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(I Do The) Shimmy Shimmy
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(I Do The) Shimmy Shimmy (I Do The) Shimmy Shimmy (I Do The) Shimmy Shimmy (I Do The) Shimmy Shimmy
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S W I M
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S W I M S W I M S W I M S W I M
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You Don't Understand Me
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You Don't Understand Me You Don't Understand Me You Don't Understand Me You Don't Understand Me
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She Said She Wants To Dance
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She Said She Wants To Dance She Said She Wants To Dance She Said She Wants To Dance She Said She Wants To Dance
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Ought To Be a Law
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Ought To Be a Law Ought To Be a Law Ought To Be a Law Ought To Be a Law
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Everybody's Got A Hang Up
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Everybody's Got A Hang Up Everybody's Got A Hang Up Everybody's Got A Hang Up Everybody's Got A Hang Up
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Little Girl Don't You Understand
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Biography

Bobby Freeman (born June 13, 1940) is an African-American soul and R&B singer, songwriter and record producer from San Francisco, California. He is best known for his two Top Ten hits, the first in 1958 on Josie Records called "Do You Want to Dance" and the second in 1964 for Autumn Records, "C'mon and Swim".

"Do You Want to Dance" was covered later (as "Do You Wanna Dance") by Del Shannon, the Beach Boys, Johnny Rivers, Bette Midler, John Lennon, Cliff Richard, the Mamas & The Papas and the Ramones. "C'mon and Swim" was written and produced by 20-year-old Sylvester Stewart, later known as Sly Stone.

Freeman began his recording career at age 14 with the Romancers, who recorded briefly for Dootone Records. At age 17, he scored a hit with "Do You Want to Dance" and appeared on the pop charts with various follow-ups through 1961. In 1964, he was back in the Top Ten with the dance-craze hit "C'mon and Swim", which reached Number 5. The craze had cooled by the time he released his follow-up "S-W-I-M" which failed to sell as well (#56), but he continued to tour widely over the next few years.

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