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1. Elder Garnet Hawkins, Clergyman, First Black Moderator of The United Presbyterian Church


2. Bobby Freeman, soul singer, songwriter, and record producer who recorded for the Autumn Records label in San Francisco, California. He is best known for his 1958 hit “Do You Want To Dance?” and his 1964 Top Ten hit “C’mon and Swim”. “C’mon and Swim” was written and produced by twenty-year-old Sylvester Stewart, later known as Sly Stone. In 1964. “Do You Want To Dance?” was covered by Del Shannon, Beach Boys, Bette Midler, John Lennon, Cliff Richard, Mamas & The Papas and Ramones.

Singles

  • 1958 “Do You Want To Dance?” (#5 Pop, #2 R&B)
  • 1958 “Betty Lou Got a New Pair of Shoes” (#37 Pop, #20 R&B)
  • 1958 “Need Your Love” (#54 Pop, #29 R&B)
  • 1959 “Mary Ann Thomas” (#90 Pop)
  • 1959 “Ebb Tide” (#93 Pop)
  • 1960 “(I Do the) Shimmy Shimmy” (#37 Pop)
  • 1961 “The Mess Around” (#89 Pop)
  • 1964 “C’mon and Swim” (#5 Pop, #5 R&B)
  • 1964 “S-W-I-M” (#56 Pop, #56 R&B)
  • 1974 “Everything’s Love” (Uncharted)

3. James Carr, Rhythm & Blues and soul singer. Carr first made the R&B charts in 1966 with “You’ve Got My Mind Messed Up”, followed by his most famous song “The Dark End of the Street”

Singles

  • “You’ve Got My Mind Messed Up” (1966) R&B #7, Pop #63
  • “Love Attack” (1966) R&B #21, Pop #99
  • “Pouring Water on a Drowning Man” (1966) R&B #23, Pop #85
  • “The Dark End of the Street” (1967) R&B #10, Pop #77
  • “Let It Happen” (1967) R&B #30, Pop #106
  • “I’m a Fool for You” (1967) R&B #42, Pop #97
  • “A Man Needs a Woman” (1968) R&B #16, Pop #63
  • “Life Turned Her That Way” (1968) Pop #112
  • “Freedom Train” (1969) R&B #39
  • To Love Somebody” (1969) R&B #44
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