José Francisco de Freitas was a competent pianist and composer of many hits. His first composition was the valse "A Tarde," written in 1912. Until 1923, he dedicated himself to write music for theater. In 1926, he presented "Eu Vi" and "Zizinha," the latter became the biggest hit of the Carnival of that year. In the next year, he had another Carnival hit with "Dondoca." In 1928, he released "Vênus" and "Meu Suquinho." In 1929, Mário Reis had a big hit with Freitas's "Dorinha, Meu Amor." The singer would repeat the deed in 1957. From 1929 on, Freitas had several hits, writing ceaselessly until his demise. In the very year of his death, his song "Um Sonho Bom Pra Recordar" (with Roberto Riberti and Marques Júnior) was a hit by Ellen de Lima in a Columbia recording. He left several unpublished songs.