The Hesitations

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The Hesitations are an American R&B group from Cleveland, Ohio. Formed in 1965, they scored several hits in 1967 and 1968, the biggest being their gospel-infused version of the title track to the movie Born Free. After one of the groups singers George "King" Scott was accidentally shot and killed in February 1968, the group disbanded.[1] The Hesitations regrouped in 2006 with new members and are performing and recording once again.


Art Blakey George Hendricks Williams Carter Joyce Blakey Garey Harbour Keyboards Ronnie Wilson Jr.Drums Clarence Smith Bass Ric Kerr Guitar Roger Maple Sax Note:This list is incomplete.

  • George "Scott" King Deceased.
  • Leonard Veal
  • Fred Deal


  • Soul Superman (Kapp Records, 1967)
  • Solid Gold (Kapp, 1968)
  • The New Born Free (Kapp, 1968) US #193, US Black Albums #30[2]
  • Where We're At (Kapp, 1968)
Charting singles


  1. ^ Biography,
  2. ^ Billboard,
  3. ^ a b Chart Positions,
  4. ^ Joel Whitburn, The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits. 7th edn, 2000