Eligible since: 1983 (The 1984 Induction Ceremony)
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I guess he won't get in But he did write "do you want to dance." the swim an a few other hits.. Heck he should get just because he worked at the same club in San Fran.. with Carol Doda..LOL
Posted by mrxyzomg on Friday, 10.1.10 @ 22:47pm
Bobby Freeman is someone I don't care for, but do respect. In terms of credentials, I give him middling. "Do You Wanna Dance" and "The Swim" are somewhat important R&B records (heck, Do You Wanna Dance is pretty darned important), but I would put him just below Bobby Day in my queue, if I was actually keeping one.
Posted by Philip on Friday, 10.1.10 @ 23:07pm
I can understand that but I was talking about the real influence!!!! to many to musicians "Carol Doda"
Posted by mrxyxomg on Friday, 10.1.10 @ 23:16pm
"Do You Wanna Dance" is a great song but not enough to be inducted. Actually no one I know knows Freeman's name.
Posted by Robert on Tuesday, 11.15.11 @ 10:06am
"Do You Want To Dance". The vocal is not nuanced at all, and the piano playing is more like piano banging. But that apparently was its charm, as this primal sound swung its way up to #5 pop/#2 R&B in 1958. I'm guessing because the original was so perfectly flawed, that everyone felt they could cover it. Some shouldn't have (Sonny & Cher, Sandy Nelson), some had their own hits with it (the Beach Boys), some added it to their repertoires as crowd pleasers (the 4 Seasons, Cliff Richard & the Shadows, Jan & Dean) and some took the song in a completely different direction that actually embraced the lyrics (the Mamas and the Papas, Johnny Rivers, Bette Midler).
Posted by Charles Crossley Jr on Thursday, 05.26.16 @ 10:23am
RIP Bobby Freeman
Posted by Roy on Thursday, 02.2.17 @ 20:46pm
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