Leo Friedman

Leo Friedman (July 16, 1869 - March 7, 1927) was an American composer of popular music. Friedman was born in Elgin, Illinois and died in Chicago, Illinois. He is best remembered for composing the sentimental waltz "Let Me Call You Sweetheart" with lyrics by Beth Slater Whitson in 1910. Another popular composition was "Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland."

He also wrote the music for the popular ragtime song "Coon, Coon, Coon" in 1900. Lyrics were added by Gene Jefferson in 1901. The song was claimed to be the most successful song of 1901. It was published and promoted by "Sol Bloom, the Music Man" of Chicago.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1869, Died 1927

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1901 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 92 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]649 7-in. 2/2/1901 Coon, coon, coon Arthur Collins Male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]802 7-in. 5/15/1901 Coon, coon, coon Silas Leachman Male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]802 10-in. 5/15/1901 Coon, coon, coon Silas Leachman Male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]817 7-in. 5/17/1901 Coon, coon, coon Vess L. Ossman ; Len Spencer Male vocal solo, with banjo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]817 10-in. 5/17/1901 Coon, coon, coon Vess L. Ossman ; Len Spencer Male vocal solo, with banjo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1089 10-in. 11/9/1901 Baby mine S. H. Dudley Male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1089 7-in. 11/9/1901 Baby mine S. H. Dudley Male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1098 7-in. 11/20/1901 Baby mine from The strollers Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1098 10-in. 11/20/1901 Baby mine Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1135 10-in. 12/7/1901 My maid from Hindoostan Silas Leachman Male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1135 7-in. 12/7/1901 My maid from Hindoostan Silas Leachman Male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1294 10-in. 3/5/1902 Coon, coon, coon Arthur Collins ; Joseph Natus Male vocal duet, with piano composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1294 7-in. 3/5/1902 Coon, coon, coon Arthur Collins ; Joseph Natus Male vocal duet, with piano composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1634 7-in. 9/19/1902 My maid from Hindoostan Arthur Collins Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1634 10-in. 9/19/1902 My maid from Hindoostan Arthur Collins Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3076 10-in. 2/2/1901 Coon, coon, coon Arthur Collins Male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3146 10-in. 2/27/1901 Coon, coon, coon Dan W. Quinn Male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3358 10-in. 5/15/1901 Coon, coon, coon Silas Leachman Male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3375 10-in. 5/17/1901 Coon, coon, coon Vess L. Ossman ; Len Spencer Male vocal solo, with banjo composer  
Victor B-1543 10-in. 6/30/1904 Coon, coon, coon Bob Roberts Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor A-1598 7-in. 7/13/1904 Coon, coon, coon Vess L. Ossman ; Len Spencer Male vocal solo, with banjo composer  
Victor B-1598 10-in. 7/13/1904 Coon, coon, coon Vess L. Ossman ; Len Spencer Male vocal solo, with banjo composer  
Victor B-6754 10-in. 1/27/1909 All hands around Victor Dance Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor B-9533 10-in. 10/10/1910 Meet me to-night in Dreamland John Young Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-13574 10-in. 7/14/1913 When I dream of old Erin (I'm dreaming of you) Arthur C. Clough Male vocal solo, with bells and orchestra composer  
(Results 1-25 of 92 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Friedman, Leo," accessed April 14, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111685.

Friedman, Leo. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 14, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111685.

"Friedman, Leo." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 14 April 2021.

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