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 21, 1886, Died July 12, 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 are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.
|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|
|Columbia||45791||10-in.||6/18/1915||My hula maid||James F. Harrison ; James Reed||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||46430||10-in.||2/17/1916||Becky is back in the ballet||Fanny Brice||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||47067||10-in.||10/13/1916||The lovelight in your eyes||Samuel Ash||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||47453||10-in.||4/3/1917||Mister Butterfly||Henry Burr||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||78462||10-in.||5/29/1919||Song of Omar||Joseph M. Knecht ; Waldorf-Astoria Dance Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Columbia||78631||10-in.||9/9/1919||Just for me and Mary||Henry Burr||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||79383||10-in.||8/24/1920||You're just as beautiful at sixty as you were at sweet sixteen||Nora Bayes||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||79761||10-in.||3/24/1921||Sierra sunset||Columbia Stellar Quartette ; Grant Stephens [i.e., George Meader]||Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||79810||10-in.||4/25/1921||Sierra sunset||Frank Mellor ; George W. Reardon||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||81813||10-in.||6/7/1924||Waiting for the dawn and you||Tandy MacKenzie||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||36823||12-in.||11/18/1913||Isle d'amour||Prince's Band||Band||composer|
|Columbia||48825||12-in.||6/21/1916||Pierrot and Pierrette||Prince's Band ; G. Hepburn Wilson||Band||composer|
|OKeh||S-7113||10-in.||ca. Dec. 1919-Jan. 1920||Just for me and Mary ('Twas a beautiful wedding day)||Sterling Trio||Male vocal trio, with orchestra||composer|
|OKeh||S-7263||10-in.||Feb. 1920||Song of Omar||Harry Raderman's Jazz Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|OKeh||S-72433||10-in.||Apr. 1924||Waiting for the dawn and you||Bernard Ferguson||Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio||composer|
|Brunswick||13000-13001||10-in.||4/25/1924||Waiting for the dawn and you||Theo Karle||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Brunswick||13142-13144||10-in.||5/19/1924||Waiting for the dawn and you||Theo Karle||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Brunswick||13884-13886||10-in.||10/7/1924||Waiting for the dawn and you||Allen McQuhae||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Brunswick||E18320-E18322||10-in.||3/9/1926||Sign of the rose||Ray Miller Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Edison||2805||10-in.||Feb. 1914||Isle d'amour||National Promenade Band||Band||composer|
|Edison||2835||10-in.||Feb. 1914||Isle d'amour||Mary Carson ; Emory B. Randolph||Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra||composer|
|Edison||4076||10-in.||8/27/1915||My hula maid||Irving Kaufman ; Gladys Rice||Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Edison||9500||10-in.||5/7/1924||Waiting for the dawn and you||Walter Scanlan||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Edison||10879||10-in.||3/15/1926||Let's grow old together||Mike Speciale Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Zonophone||[Zo cat 5516-A]||10-in.||Before June 1909||Rose Marie||Lee Edwards||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||vocalist|
|Zonophone||[Zo cat 5516-B]||10-in.||Before June 1909||My cousin Caruso||Lee Edwards||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||vocalist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Edwards, Leo," accessed September 29, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104981.
Edwards, Leo. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 29, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104981.
"Edwards, Leo." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 29 September 2022.
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