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 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.

Recordings (Results 51-51 of 51 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Zonophone [Zo cat 5516-B] 10-in. Before June 1909 My cousin Caruso Lee Edwards Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
(Results 51-51 of 51 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Edwards, Leo," accessed October 5, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104981.

Edwards, Leo. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 5, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104981.

"Edwards, Leo." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 5 October 2022.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104981

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