BOBBY FREEMAN





SINGLES

DOOTONE 381 THE ROMANCERS (feat. Bobby Freeman) I Still Remember / House Cat1956 US
DOOTONE 404 THE ROMANCERS (feat. Bobby Freeman) This Is Goodbye / Jump And Hop1956 US
BAYTONE 101 THE ROMANCERS (feat. Bobby Freeman)  You Don't Understand / Baby I Love You So
(1956 recordings)
1958? US 
JOSIE 45-835 BOBBY FREEMAN Do You Want To Dance / Big Fat Woman
(a-side Billboard/r'n'b #2 & Billboard/pop #5)
3/1958 US
LONDON HLJ 8644 (78/45 rpm) BOBBY FREEMAN Do You Wanna Dance / Big Fat Woman1958 UK
JOSIE 45-841 BOBBY FREEMAN Betty Lou Got A New Pair Of Shoes / Starlight
(a-side Billboard/r'n'b #20 & Billboard/pop #37)
7/1958 US
LONDON HLJ 8721 (78/45 rpm) BOBBY FREEMAN Betty Lou Got A New Pair Of Shoes / Starlight1958 UK
JOSIE 45-844 BOBBY FREEMAN Need Your Love / Shame On You Miss Johnson
(a-side Billboard/r'n'b #29 & Billboard/pop #54)
10/1958 US
LONDON HLJ 8782 (78/45 rpm) BOBBY FREEMAN Need Your Love / Shame On You Miss Johnson1959 UK
JOSIE 45-855 BOBBY FREEMAN When You're Smiling / A Love To Last A Lifetime1/1959 US
JOSIE 45-863 BOBBY FREEMAN Mary Ann Thomas / Love Me
(a-side Billboard/pop #90)
5/1959 US
LONDON HLJ 8898 (78/45 rpm) BOBBY FREEMAN Mary Ann Thomas / Love Me1959 UK
JOSIE 45-867 BOBBY FREEMAN My Guardian Angel / Where Did My Baby Go1959 US
JOSIE 45-872 BOBBY FREEMAN Sinbad / Ebb Tide
(b-side Billboard/pop #93)
10/1959 US
LONDON HLJ 9031 BOBBY FREEMAN Ebb Tide (The Sea) / Sinbad1960 UK
JOSIE 45-879 BOBBY FREEMAN First Day Of Spring / I Need Someone7/1960 US
KING 45-5373 BOBBY FREEMAN (I Do The) Shimmy Shimmy / You Don't Understand Me
(a-side Billboard/pop #37)
1960 US
DELTA D-3105 BOBBY FREEMAN (I Do The) Shimmy Shimmy / You Don't Understand Me1960 CAN 
PARLOPHONE R 4684 BOBBY FREEMAN (I Do The) Shimmy Shimmy / You Don't Understand Me1960 UK
JOSIE 45-886 BOBBY FREEMAN Miss You So / Baby What Would You Do9/1960 US
JOSIE 45-887 BOBBY FREEMAN The Mess Around / So Much To Do1961 US
JOSIE 45-889 BOBBY FREEMAN She Said She Wants To Dance / Put You Down1961 US
JOSIE 45-896 BOBBY FREEMAN Little Girl Don't You Understand / Love Me1962 US
PARKWAY 875 BOBBY FREEMAN She's A Hippy / Whip It Up Baby1963 US
AUTUMN 1 BOBBY FREEMAN Let's Surf Again / Come To Me8/1963 US
KING 45-5953 BOBBY FREEMAN Fever / What Can I Do10/1964 US
KING 45-5962 BOBBY FREEMAN Be My Little Chick-A-Dee / Somebody Somewhere1964 US
AUTUMN 2 (white label & red print/tan label)  BOBBY FREEMAN C'mon And Swim / C'mon And Swim - Part 2
(a-side Billboard/r'n'b #5 & Billboard/pop #5)
6/1964 US
PYE INT. 7N 25260 BOBBY FREEMAN C'mon And Swim, Pt. 1 / C'mon And Swim, Pt. 21964 UK
AUTUMN 5 BOBBY FREEMAN S-W-I-M / That Little Old Heartbreaker Me
(a-side Billboard/r'n'b #56 & Billboard/pop #56)
10/1964 US
PYE INT. 7N 25280 BOBBY FREEMAN S-W-I-M / That Little Ole Heartbreaker Me1964 UK
AUTUMN 9 BOBBY FREEMAN I'll Never Fall In Love Again / Friends4/1965 US
REO 8849 BOBBY FREEMAN I'll Never Fall In Love Again / Friends1965 CAN 
AUTUMN 25 BOBBY FREEMAN The Duck / Cross My Heart11/1965 US
JOSIE 45-928 BOBBY FREEMAN The Mess Around / Little Girl Don't You Understand
(a-side Billboard/pop #89)
1965 US
KING 5975 BOBBY FREEMAN There's Gonna Be A Change / Come To Me1965 US
KING 5975 BOBBY FREEMAN There's Gonna Be A Change / Come To Me9/1966 US
LOMA 2056 BOBBY FREEMAN Soulful Sound Of Music / Shadow Of Your Love9/1966 US
PYE INT. 7N 25347 BOBBY FREEMAN The Duck / Cross My Heart1966 UK
PYE INT. 7N 25347 BOBBY FREEMAN The Duck / The Devil1966 UK
LOMA 2080 BOBBY FREEMAN I Got A Good Thing / Lies10/1967 US
DOUBLE SHOT 139 BOBBY FREEMAN Everybody's Got A Hang Up / Oughta Be A Law6/1969 US
DOUBLE SHOT 144 BOBBY FREEMAN Four Piece Funky Nitty Gritty Junky Band / Susie Sunshine10/1969 US
DOUBLE SHOT 148 BOBBY FREEMAN Can You Stand The Pressure / Put Another Dime In The Parking Meter1970 US
DOUBLE SHOT 152 BOBBY FREEMAN Do You Wanna Dance, 1970 / Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To People In Love1970 US
TOUCH 101 BOBBY FREEMAN Midnight Snack / Everything's Love1973 US
DHC 106 BOBBY FREEMAN Chain Gang / Love The Best I Can1972 US
AVCO AV-4593 (promo) R.B. FREEMAN Chain Gang / Chain Gang5/1972 US
AVCO AV-4600 R.B. FREEMAN (a) / THE R.B. FREEMAN BAND (b) I'm Shaft (You Ain't Shaft) / I'm Shaft (You Ain't Shaft) (instr.)8/1972 US
LAKESIDE 3102 BOBBY FREEMAN This Is The Place / I Can Wait For Your Love19?? US
VIRGO VO-6007 BOBBY FREEMAN Do You Wanna Dance / Betty Lou Got A New Pair Of Shoes  (reissue)19?? US
OLDIES 45 OL 302 BOBBY FREEMAN C'mon And Swim / C'mon And Swim, Part 2  (reissue)19?? US
RHINO 4508 (p/s) BOBBY FREEMAN S-W-I-M / C'mon And Swim  (reissue)198? US
COLLECTABLES COL 0189 BOBBY FREEMAN Do You Wanna Dance / Big Fat Woman  (reissue)19?? US
COLLECTABLES COL 0294 BOBBY FREEMAN Need Your Love / (reverse by Freddie Scott: Hey Girl)  (reissue)19?? US
COLLECTABLES COL-3160 BOBBY FREEMAN C'mon And Swim / (reverse by King Curtis: Soul Twist)  (reissue)19?? US
COLLECTABLES/BACK TO BACK HIT SERIES COL-3621 BOBBY FREEMAN (I Do The) Shimmy Shimmy / You Don't Understand Me  (reissue)1988 US
MAYBELLENE ? (picture disc) BOBBY FREEMAN Do You Want To Dance / Betty Lou Got A New Pair Of Shoes198? SWE
COLLECTABLES 8122 (cd-single) BOBBY FREEMAN Do You Want To Dance  (reissue)1992 US
MOE'S MIGHTY MINI 2715 (cassette-single) BOBBY FREEMAN Do You Want To Dance  (reissue)1996 US
STOOP SOUNDS 134 BOBBY FREEMAN Follow The Rainbow / (reverse by Tony Alva & the Playboys: Glory of Love)  (reissue)11/2007 US 




EP'S

DECCA RE 5044 (p/s) BOBBY FREEMAN / MONTY PALITZ: 2 HOT CHA CHAS
Shame On You Miss Johnson / Need Your Love / (reverse by Monty Palitz & his Orchestra with The Americanes: Eso Es El Amor / The Grocers Cha-Cha)
1959 SWE 
LONDON RE 5059 (p/s)  BOBBY FREEMAN
When You're Smiling / A Love To Last A Lifetime / Mary Ann Thomas / Love Me  
1959 SWE 




ALBUMS

JUBILEE JLP 1086 DO YOU WANNA DANCE?  (LP)
Do You Wanna Dance / When You're Smiling / A Love To Last A Lifetime / Ebb Tide / 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
1959 US
JUBILEE JGM 5010 TWIST WITH BOBBY FREEMAN  (LP)
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 / Sinbad / Where Did My Baby Go / Baby What Would You Do / The Mess Around / On The Sunny Side Of The Street
1962 US
AUTUMN 102 C'MON AND SWIM  (LP)
C'mon And Swim, Part One / Do The Monkey / Good Lovin' / Ya, Ya / Speedo (The Monkey Man) / I'll Never Fall In Love Again / C'mon And Swim, Part Two / Walkin' The Dog / Work Song / Money / That Little Old Heartbreaker Me / S-W-I-M
1965 US
JOSIE JM/JOZ 4007 GET IN THE SWIM WITH BOBBY FREEMAN - SINGING HIS GREATEST HITS  (LP)
Do You Wanna Dance / The Mess Around / I Need Someone / Shame On You Miss Johnson / Mary Ann Thomas / Ebb Tde / Betty Lou Got A New Pair Of Shoes / Little Girl Don't You Understand / A Love To Last A Lifetime / Where Did My Baby Go / Need Your Love / She Said She Wants To Dance
1965 US
KING 930 THE LOVABLE SIDE OF BOBBY FREEMAN  (LP)
(I Do The) Shimmy, Shimmy / Somebody, Somewhere (Hear My Plea) / What Can I Do / Please, Please, Please / There's Gonna Be A Change / Be My Little Chick-A-Dee / Fever / Love Struck / Come To Me / Good, Good Lovin' / You Don't Understand Me / Please Give My Heart A Break
1965 US
JUMBLE JLP 1086 DO YOU WANNA DANCE?  (LP)
Do You Wanna Dance / Little Girl Don't You Understand / Mary Ann Thomas / Mardi Gras Rock / (I Do The) Shimmy Shimmy / Betty Lou Got A New Pair Of Shoes / Big Fat Woman / Love Me / Good Loving Is What I Need / My Guardian Angel / When You're Smiling / The Swim / Shame On You Miss Johnson / She Said She Wants To Dance
197? US
COLLECTABLES COL-CD-5417 DO YOU WANNA DANCE?  (CD)
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
1991 US
SEQUEL CD 621 THE BEST OF BOBBY FREEMAN  (CD)
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 You're 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
1992 UK
ACE CDCHD 769 C'MON AND S-W-I-M  (CD)
C'mon And Swim (Part 1) / Do The Monkey / Good Lovin' / Ya Ya / Speedo (The Monkey Man) / I'll Never Fall In Love Again (LP version) / 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 (single version) / Friends / The Duck / Cross My Heart / Dance All Night (prev. unissued) / Ain't That Lovin' You Baby (prev. unissued) / Every Dog Has Its Day (prev. unissued) / Lucille (prev. unissued) / Swing Me (prev. unissued) / Honest (prev. unissued) / S-W-I-M (prev. unissued alt. take) / That Little Old Heartbreaker Me (prev. unissued alt. take)
2000 UK
ACE CDCHD 1232 GIVE MY HEART A BREAK - THE COMPLETE KING RECORDINGS  (CD)
Please Stay 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 / Bony Moronie / Love Struck / Somebody Somewhere Hear My Plea / Goodnight Sweetheart Goodnight
2009 UK




COMPILATIONS

LIBERTY LRP-3178 V/A: THE ORIGINAL HITS, PAST & PRESENT  (LP)
Do You Want To Dance
1960 US
LIBERTY LRP-3235 V/A: THE ORIGINAL RECORDINGS (THE ORIGINAL HITS, VOLUME 5)  (LP)
Do You Want To Dance
1962 US
GOLDEN HOUR GH 836 V/A: BOPPERS FROM THE 50'S AND 60'S  (LP) 1963 UK
ROULETTE R-25209 V/A: GOLDEN GOODIES, VOL.4 - GOODIES FOR A DANCE PARTY  (LP)
Do You Wanna Dance
1963 US
LIBERTY LRP-3244 V/A: THE ORIGINAL HITS, VOLUME 10  (LP)
Do You Want To Dance
1964 US
PICKWICK GRAND PRIX SERIES K-430 BOBBY FREEMAN & CHUCK JACKSON: BOBBY FREEMAN & CHUCK JACKSON  (LP) I Still Remember / House Cat / This Is Goodbye / Jump & Hop
(actually 1956 Dootone recordings by The Romancers)
1964 US
WYNCOTE W/SW-9054 V/A: ALL THE HITS WITH ALL THE STARS, VOL.2  (LP)
Whip It Up Baby / She's A Hippy
1964 US
ROULETTE SR-25293 V/A: 20 ORIGINAL WINNERS OF 1964  (LP)
C'mon And Swim
1965 US
ROULETTE SR-42028 V/A: REMEMBER HOW GREAT, VOL.2  (LP)
Do You Want To Dance
1965 US
SUE ILP 933 V/A: THE SUE STORY! VOL.2  (LP)
Do You Wanna Dance
1966 UK
LIBERTY LST-7574 V/A: ORIGINAL GOLDEN GREATS, VOLUME 4  (LP)
Do You Want To Dance
1968 US
VEE-JAY VJS-2-9000 V/A: GRAFFITI GOLD  (2-LP)
Do You Wanna Dance
1974 US
NPR 7305 V/A: ARCHIVE SERIES, VOL.5  (LP)
Shame On You Miss Johnson
1976 GER
ROULETTE 59003 V/A: ORIGINAL ROCK 'N ROLL HITS OF THE 50'S, VOL.3  (LP)
Do You Want To Dance
1982 US
EMI 17185 V/A: PUT ON YOUR DANCING SHOES  (LP)
Do You Wanna Dance
1985 US
ROULETTE RCD 58001 V/A: THE ORIGINAL ROCK'N'ROLL HITS OF THE 50'S, VOL.1  (CD)
Do You Wanna Dance
1986 US
DOMINION/K-TEL BU 4453 V/A: 50'S DANCE PARTY  (LP/CD)
Do You Wanna Dance
1987/1993 CAN
DOMINION/K-TEL BU 4713 V/A: SURFIN' USA  (LP/CD)
C'mon And Swim / Do You Wanna Dance
1987/1993 CAN
DOMINION 783-1/783-2 V/A: BACK TO THE 50'S, VOL.3  (LP/CD)
Do You Wanna Dance
1988 CAN
ROULETTE 58014 V/A: AMERICAN ROCK'N'ROLL CLASSICS, VOL.6  (LP/CD)
Betty Lou Got A New Pair Of Shoes
1988 US
DOMINION/K-TEL 655-2 V/A: GOLDEN YEARS 1964  (LP/CD)
C'mon And Swim
1990/1993 CAN
DOMINION/K-TEL 893-2 V/A: 60'S DANCE PARTY, VOL.2  (CD)
C'mon And Swim
1990/1995 UK
DOMINION/K-TEL 361-2 V/A: GOLDEN YEARS 1958  (CD)
Do You Wanna Dance
1990/1993 UK
INSTANT CD INS 5064 V/A: ROCK'N'ROLL PARTY SMASHES  (CD)
Betty Lou Got A New Pair Of Shoes
199? UK
COLLECTABLES COL-5048 V/A: DOOTONE RHYTHM & BLUES : GOLDEN CLASSICS  (LP/CD)
The Romancers: I Still Remember
199? US
MCA CD 8001 V/A: AMERICAN GRAFFITI  (CD)
Do You Wanna Dance
1993 US
DOMINION/K-TEL 3155-2 V/A: FABULOUS 50'S, VOL.2  (CD)
Do You Wanna Dance
1993 CAN
KENT CDKEND 122 V/A: L.A. HAPPENING  (CD)
I'll Never Fall In Love Again / That Little Old Heartbreaker Me
1995 UK
KENT CDKEND 129 V/A: BIG IN WIGAN  (CD)
I'll Never Fall In Love Again
1996 UK
WILD LP 2 V/A: RUNNING WILD, VOL.2  (CD)
Fever
1996
ACE CDCHD 588 V/A: DOOTONE DOO WOP, VOL.2  (CD)
The Romancers: House Cat / I Still Remember / Jump And Hop / This Is Goodbye
1997 UK
JCI CD 3188 V/A: ONLY DANCE 1955-1959  (CD)
Betty Lou Got A New Pair Of Shoes
1997
RAZOR & TIE 9019 V/A: TEENAGERS IN LOVE  (2-CD)
Do You Wanna Dance
1998 US
GREASY LP 007 V/A: GREASY ROCK 'N' ROLL, VOL.7  (LP)
Little Girl Don't You Understand
1999 UK
ACE CDCHD 702 V/A: LAND OF 1000 DANCES 1958-1965  (CD)
C'mon And Swim
1999 UK
DISKY 999572 V/A: TEENAGE IDOLS  (2-CD)
Do You Wanna Dance
2001 HOL
KENT CDKEND 238 V/A: DOUBLE SHOT OF SOUL  (CD)
Four Piece Funky, Nitty Gritty Junky Band / Can You Stand The Pressure / Oughta Be A Law / Do It / Everybody's Got A Hang Up / Do You Wanna Dance 70 / Put Another Dime In The Parking Meter
2004 UK
BEAR FAMILY BCD 16713 AS V/A: BLOWING THE FUSE, VOL.14 - 31 &B CLASSICS THAT ROCKED THE JUKEBOX IN 1958  (CD)
Do You Wanna Dance
2006 GER
BLUES TOWN BTCD 1052 V/A: BADASS ROCKERS  (CD)
Big Fat Woman
200?


                                                      

© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Acknowledgments: Frank Fazio

Published sources: Goldmine Price Guide To 45 Rpm Records (Tim Neely, 2003) | Rare Record Price Guide 2004 (Record Collector, 2002) | Billboard Top R&B Singles (Joel Whitburn) | Billboard Top 100 Singles (Joel Whitburn, 1994) | Music Master Price Guide For Record Collectors (Nick Hamlyn, 1991) | New Rock Record (Terry Hounsome, 1986) | Now Dig This #51 (6/1987) | Now Dig This #65 (8/1988) | The EP Book - Swedish Rock & Pop Pressings 1954-1969 (Roger Holegård, 2nd edition, 2009)

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