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Bobby Freeman

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Bobby Freeman’s energetic vocals punctuated two R&B dance strikes in the past due ’50s and mid-’60s. The SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA performer began the Romancers being a 14-year-old and afterwards formed the Western world Coastline Vocaleers, whose audio was a lot more pop-oriented compared to the Harlem band of exactly the same name. Freeman’s one “Would you like to Dance” simply skipped topping the R&B graphs in 1958, residing at amount two for 14 days (amount five pop). It had been among three strikes he liked that season on Josie, although “Betty Lou Got a fresh Footwear” and “Require Your Appreciate” just reached amounts 20 and 29, respectively. “C’mon and Swim” parlayed the 1964 dance trend into his second TOP R&B hit, achieving amount five. However the follow-up visited water once all too often, as “S-W-I-M” fizzled at amount 56. Both had been for Autumn. It had been also Freeman’s last stop by at the R&B graphs.

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Full Name Bobby Freeman
Died January 23, 2017, Daly City, California, United States
Weight 92 kg
Profession Singer, Songwriter, Music Producer
Nationality American
Music Songs Do You Wanna Dance, C'mon and Swim, Betty Lou Got a New Pair of Shoes, Big Fat Woman, Shame on You Miss Johnson, Little Girl Don't You Understand, The Mess Around, She Said She Wants to Dance, Everybody’s Got a Hang Up, Baby, What Would You Do, Mary Ann Thomas, Need Your Love, That Little Old Heartbreaker Me, I'll Never Fall in Love Again, Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight, Mardi Gras Rock, Good Lovin' Is What I Need, Four Piece Funky, Nitty, Gritty, Junky Band, My Guardian Angel, She's a Hippy, Where Did My Baby Go, Whip It Up Baby, A Love to Last a Lifetime, Oughta Be a Law, First Day of Spring, Betty Lou, I Need Someone, Follow the Rainbow, There's Gonna Be a Chance, Susie Sunshine, Put Another Dime in the Parking Meter, Can You Stand the Pressure
Albums Greatest Hits, In The Wild West, My Guardian Angel, Do You Wanna Dance?: The Definitive Remastered Edition (Bonus Track Version), Colorful Fruit, Do You Wanna Dance, Do You Want to Dance - The Best of 1956 - 1961, C'mon and Swim, Gaudy Colours, Enjoy Your Time, Love Incorporated, In That Golden Summer Time, Rock to the Philadelphia (Mono Version), Free as a Bird, Because of You, Bobby Freeman Does It, The FInest, Do You Wanna Dance?, Starlight Express, The Best of Bobby Freeman, Black Or White, Christmas Bells Are Ringing, Confectioner's, When You're Smiling, House Cat, Love Caught, I Need Someone, Open Stage, Christmas Magic, Remember What I Told You, I Believe, In The Middle, Talkative Friend, Remember, You'll Never Walk Alone, The Extended Play Collection, Volume 48, Expensive Bling, I Still Remember, Splash Of Color, This is my Style, A Bouquet Of Hits, Best Of: The Funky Soul Of Bobby Freeman, At An Earlier Time, À La Carte


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mike & Mike TV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2015 performer - 1 episode, 2015
Forever 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Angelina Ballerina: Mousical Medleys 2013 Video writer: "C'mon and Swim" - uncredited
Back to the Beach Boys 2012 TV Series short writer - 1 episode
Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel 2011 Documentary writer: "Do You Wanna Dance?"
Legends 2010 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Estradilla: Senaattori ja Boheemi 2005 TV Movie documentary writer: "Do you wanna dance" - as B. Freeman
Kangaroo Jack: G'Day, U.S.A.! 2004 Video performer: "C'mon And Swim"
Biography 2004 TV Series documentary 1 episode
Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights 2004 performer: "Do You Wanna Dance" / writer: "Do You Wanna Dance"
One True Thing 1998 "Do You Want To Dance"
Tohuwabohu 1994-1998 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Bette Midler in Concert: Diva Las Vegas 1997 TV Movie documentary writer: "Do Yoy Wanna Dance"
Bio-Dome 1996 writer: "Do You Want to Dance"
Rebel Highway 1994 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Shake, Rattle and Rock! 1994 TV Movie writer: "DO YOU WANNA DANCE"
Kansanhuvit 1993 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Alex 1992 writer: "Do You Wanna Dance" - as Robert Freeman
He Said, She Said 1991 "Do You Wanna Dance"
Look Who's Talking Too 1990 performer: "Do You Want To Dance" / writer: "Do You Want To Dance"
Doogie Howser, M.D. 1990 TV Series writer - 1 episode
David Hasselhoff Live & Forever 1990 Video writer: "Do You Wanna Dance"
Day by Day 1988 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Rags to Riches TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1987 writer - 1 episode, 1987
Barbie and the Sensations: Rockin' Back to Earth 1987 TV Movie writer: "Do You Wanna Dance?"
Porky's Revenge 1985 writer: "Do You Want To Dance"
Fame 1985 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Divine Madness 1980 Documentary writer: "Ready to Begin Again" / "Do You Want to Dance"
Pick-up Summer 1980 writer: "Do You Wanna Dance?"
Rock 'n' Roll High School 1979 writer: "Do You Wanna Dance?"
American Hot Wax 1978 performer: "Do You Want to Dance" / writer: "Do You Want to Dance"
American Graffiti 1973 writer: "Do You Wanna Dance"
Hollywood a Go Go TV Series writer - 2 episodes, 1965 performer - 1 episode, 1965
Shindig! TV Series writer - 6 episodes, 1965 performer - 1 episode, 1964

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Crazy Love 1987 song

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
New American Bandstand 1965 1964-1969 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest / Himself - Guest / Himself - Interview
Where the Action Is 1965-1966 TV Series Himself / Himself - Singer
Hollywood a Go Go 1965 TV Series Himself
Shindig! 1964 TV Series Himself - Singer
1960 NFL Championship Game 1960 TV Special Himself - Philadelphia Eagles Safety
The Dick Clark Show 1959 TV Series Himself

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