Leo Edwards

For the author of children's stories who used the pen name Leo Edwards, see Edward Edson Lee.

Leo Edwards (21 February 1886 – 12 July 1978) was a Broadway composer. He was the brother of Gus Edwards, who was also a Broadway composer.

Edwards was born Leo Simon in the German Empire. He appeared in vaudeville and worked for music publishing firms as a staff writer.

His Broadway credits include The Wizard of Oz, The Blue Paradise, and the Ziegfeld Follies of 1912, 1913, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1921 and 1923.

Edwards co-wrote the popular song "My Fantasy" with Paul Whiteman and Jack Meskill, which is an adaptation of the Polovtsian Dances theme from the opera Prince Igor by Alexander Borodin.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 21st, 1886, Died July 12th, 1978

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1909 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter, vocalist

Notes: This is possibly the same Leo Edwards who is the composer of "Sweetheart, let's grow old together," "Isle d'amour," and Sunbeam Sal."

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 51 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-10257 10-in. 5/3/1911 Two lips Walter Van Brunt Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-11291 10-in. 11/22/1911 In the days of girls and boys Byron G. Harlan Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-11479 10-in. 1/23/1912 If every star was a little pickaninny Elida Morris Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-11752 10-in. 3/21/1912 There's lots of stations on my railroad track Ed Morton Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-14002 10-in. 10/28/1913 Isle d'amour Olive Kline Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-14080 10-in. 11/14/1913 Isle d'amour Elizabeth Wheeler Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-14123 12-in. 11/28/1913 Isle d'amour Victor Band Band composer  
Victor B-14392 10-in. 1/28/1914 If they don't stop making them so beautiful Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-15094 10-in. 7/29/1914 Too much trouble Van Eps Trio Instrumental trio composer  
Victor B-15294 10-in. 10/21/1914 Sunbeam Sal Nora Bayes Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-16094 10-in. 6/11/1915 My hula maid James F. Harrison ; James Reed Male vocal duet, with mandolin and orchestra composer  
Victor B-17118 10-in. 2/4/1916 Panama Pacific drag Joseph Moskowitz Cimbalom solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-18715 10-in. 11/16/1916 The lovelight in your eyes Albert Wiederhold Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-19537 10-in. 3/30/1917 Mister Butterfly Charles Harrison Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-20370 12-in. 7/6/1917 Rolling in his little rolling chair Conway's Band Band composer  
Victor B-23146 10-in. 9/10/1919 Just for me and Mary ('Twas a beautiful wedding day) Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with celeste and orchestra composer  
Victor B-25769 10-in. 11/18/1921 I'm an Indian Fanny Brice Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-26599 10-in. 7/13/1922 Becky is back in the ballet Fanny Brice Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-29853 10-in. 4/1/1924 Waiting for the dawn and you Lewis James Male vocal solo, with cello and orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-83817 10-in. 8/3/1934 Beautiful face have a heart! Dan Hornsby ; Perry Bechtel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-0507 10-in. 9/9/1936 Sweetheart, let's grow old together Willie (Red) Herman Harmonica solo, with guitar and string bass composer  
Victor BS-0605 10-in. 9/11/1936 Sweetheart, let's grow old together George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-0706 10-in. 9/18/1936 Sweetheart, let's grow old together Carmen Lombardo ; Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor PBS-042549 10-in. 3/3/1940 My fantasy Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Pauline Byrne Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia 3990 10-in. ca. Jan. 1908-Feb. 1909 That's what the rose said to me Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
(Results 1-25 of 51 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Edwards, Leo," accessed September 22, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104981.

Edwards, Leo. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 22, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104981.

"Edwards, Leo." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 22 September 2021.

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