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  • Audio CD (26 Jun. 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Ace
  • ASIN: B00004TS8A
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 190,632 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. C'mon And Swim (PART 1)
  2. Do The Monkey
  3. Good Lovin'
  4. Ya Ya
  5. Speedo (THE MONKEY MAN)
  6. I'll Never Fall in Love Again
  7. C'mon And Swim (PART 2)
  8. Walkin' the Dog
  9. Work Song
  10. Money (That's What I Want)
  11. That Little Old Heartbreaker Me
  12. S-W-I-M
  13. Come to Me
  14. I'll Never Fall in Love Again
  15. Friends
  16. The Duck
  17. Cross My Heart
  18. Dance All Night
  19. Ain't That Lovin' You Baby
  20. Every Dog Has Its Day
  21. Lucille
  22. Swing Me
  23. Honest
  24. S-W-I-M
  25. That Little Old Heartbreaker Me

Product Description



Medium 1
C'Mon And Swim
Do The Monkey
Good Lovin'
Ya Ya
Speedo (The Monkey Man)
I'll Never Fall In Love Again
C'Mon And Swim
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
Friends
The Duck
Cross My Heart
Dance All Night
Ain't That Lovin' You Baby
Every Dog Has Its Day
Lucille
Swing Me
Honest
S-W-I-M
That Little Old Heartbreaker Me

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INTRODUCTION:

Robert Freeman was born on June 13, 1940 in San Francisco, California. He is a African-American rock and roll and soul singer and songwriter. At the age of 14, he formed vocal group the Romancers, and then R&B group the Vacaleers. Bobby Freeman is often cited as a one-hit wonder thanks to his 1958 smash hit, “Do You Wanna Dance” or “Do You Want To Dance” as it was titled on its initial release. Since then, Sir Cliff Richard made this song his own (UK 2/1962). Other artists include Del Shannon (43/1964), the Beach Boys (12/1965), the Mamas & Papas (76/1968), Bette Midler (17/1973) and the Ramones (86/1978). I have just done a Complete Singles Discography on Bobby Freeman. Far from being a one-hit wonder, he has an extensive recording career from 1956 (as the Romancers) to 1979, with 31 singles, on various labels: Dootop, Baytone, Josie, Parkway, King, Autumn, Loma, Double Shot, Epter and Kimray.

CONTENT:

This CD contains 25 songs on the Autumn label by Bobby Freeman, collected here for the first time. It also charts the emergence of a precocious Sly Stone as writer, arranger, and producer on all sides. The song listing is found in the Amazon website.

POSITIVE POINTS:

1 From this CD, you will find the complete output by Bobby Freeman on the Autumn label. His album C’mon And S-W-I-M (Autumn LP 102)(1964) is included in its entirety.
All his 5 singles on Autumn label are found here (except 1, see below). There are 8 previous unreleased tracks.
2 The sound is very well remastered with no hiss. It was transferred from original analogue master tapes.
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Amazon.com: 4.5 out of 5 stars 4 reviews
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great, high energy early soul! 26 Nov. 2004
By aliled - Published on Amazon.com
I've had this CD for about a year now, but stuck it on for the first time today and was blown away by how great it is. The backing band is tight and plays furiously; the live-in-studio stuff is especially shocking in its intensity. This isn't far from a lot of Chicago soul (mid-60's Gene Chandler or Major Lance come to mind); it's not as languid and bluesy as Stax stuff, not as poppy or well-produced as Motown. In fact, Bobby covers material from both labels here, and they're probably the weak points.

The secret to its quality is in the combination of Bobby's wild vocals - like a more tuneful James Brown, the stellar production, particularly given the times and the style of music, which was rarely afforded extensive studio time, and the many excellent songs written for Bobby by Sly Stone. Sly's also the man behind the production, and you can hear some of the ideas that Sly & the Family Stone later expanded in an embryonic state - i.e. "That Little Ole Heartbreaker Me."

This sort of unadorned party soul can be a bit much over 25 tracks, but I'd rather have it all in one place and sequence myself than have someone else present their idea of the 18 or so really great tracks on this. Plus the liner notes are of typically great Ace quality.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars C'mon and Swim included in this CD IS THE ONE w/the Organ Riff 8 May 2013
By RLS - Published on Amazon.com
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Awesome and finally the version of C'Mon and Swim is in my hands. Such version is different in Do You Wanna Dance - Bobby Freeman. The rest of the CD is fantastic. Over any other B Freeman CD or complitation of hits, this is the one I would recommend! Again, finally having the classic version of C'mon and Swim (w/the organ riff) was well worth the expensive, yet necessary, exploration in my quest to obtain the original version. Very Happy in Texas!!!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bobby Freeman: C’mon And S-W-I-M: 25 songs on Autumn label; 1 complete album; singles (a & b-sides) except 1 ! 16 Feb. 2016
By Dr. Joseph Lee - Published on Amazon.com
INTRODUCTION:

Robert Freeman was born on June 13, 1940 in San Francisco, California. He is a African-American rock and roll and soul singer and songwriter. At the age of 14, he formed vocal group the Romancers, and then R&B group the Vacaleers. Bobby Freeman is often cited as a one-hit wonder thanks to his 1958 smash hit, “Do You Wanna Dance” or “Do You Want To Dance” as it was titled on its initial release. Since then, Sir Cliff Richard made this song his own (UK 2/1962). Other artists include Del Shannon (43/1964), the Beach Boys (12/1965), the Mamas & Papas (76/1968), Bette Midler (17/1973) and the Ramones (86/1978). I have just done a Complete Singles Discography on Bobby Freeman. Far from being a one-hit wonder, he has an extensive recording career from 1956 (as the Romancers) to 1979, with 31 singles, on various labels: Dootop, Baytone, Josie, Parkway, King, Autumn, Loma, Double Shot, Epter and Kimray.

CONTENT:

This CD contains 25 songs on the Autumn label by Bobby Freeman, collected here for the first time. It also charts the emergence of a precocious Sly Stone as writer, arranger, and producer on all sides. The song listing is found in the Amazon website.

POSITIVE POINTS:

1 From this CD, you will find the complete output by Bobby Freeman on the Autumn label. His album C’mon And S-W-I-M (Autumn LP 102)(1964) is included in its entirety.
All his 5 singles on Autumn label are found here (except 1, see below). There are 8 previous unreleased tracks.
2 The sound is very well remastered with no hiss. It was transferred from original analogue master tapes.
3 There is a 12-page booklet, containing a detailed and informative essay by Alec Palao, plus the front and back covers of the original album, each occupying one single page (this is the way things should be done, thank you).
4 Label & number are included on the back cover.
5 The price is reasonable.

NEGATIVE POINTS:

1 There is a glaring omission: Let’s Surf Again (Autumn 1)(1963), which is the a-side. Somehow, the rare b-side Come To Me is included.
2 No chart position is included.

FINAL THOUGHTS:

Bobby Freeman is a much neglected artist as far as CD releases are concerned. If you are looking for his earlier release, I would recommend Do You Wanna Dance on Jasmine Records label (2014) with 38 songs, including his biggest hit Do You Wanna Dance. (my review is found elsewhere). Don’t bother with the many Best Of CDs currently available. They are from Collectables, with only 10 songs. If you are a completest like myself and looking for Bobby’s later release on Autumn label, this set is recommended.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Did the swim, then sunk 21 Jun. 2001
By Zub - Published on Amazon.com
Bobby Freeman first hit the pop music world in 1958 with his top-5 "Do You Want To Dance". For years after, he made a few appearances on the pop charts with some mediocre tunes but after moving to the Autumn label and hooking up with a developing Sly Stone, he hit big again with "C'mon and Swim". While "...Swim" achieved the same chart success as "...Dance", Freeman will probably always be remembered for the often-remade bouncy classic "...Dance". This compilation collects his output for the Autumn label featuring his comeback hit "C'mon and Swim". Unfortunately, the momentum could not be maintained and with just one other minor capitalization on the "Swim" theme ("S-W-I-M"), Freeman again disappeared for good from the pop charts.

There are 25 tracks here including non-charting singles, lp sides and a few previously unissued songs and alternate versions. The sound quality is generally good to excellent, however all tracks appear in mono.

As this collection is limited in scope to his Autumn records era, this piece is of more interest to the collector or completist. Freeman's earlier hits are available on collections that cover his Josie and King label-era recordings and those pieces make good complements to this compilation.
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