Do You Wanna Dance / C'mon and Swim - Single
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||C'mon and Swim||Bobby Freeman||2:44||$0.99||View in iTunes|
Bobby Freeman was a San Francisco nightclub singer who hit it big nationally with "Do You Wanna Dance," considered a novelty when it came out in 1958 because it featured prominent bongo drums at a time when a minor Latin craze was hitting the U.S. market (remember Perez Prado, or songs like "Stand by Me," "Spanish Harlem" and "Save the Last Dance for Me"?). Freeman later had a minor hit with "C'mon and Swim" and that -- along with trying to start other new dances, none of which ultimately caught on -- was the centerpiece of his club act. He performed in SF's North Beach district for quite a few years.
Born: June 13, 1940 in San Francisco, CA
Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s