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 26-50 of 93 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-15134 10-in. 8/17/1914 In the palace of dreams Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-16318 10-in. 8/4/1915 I will always love you (As I do today) George MacFarlane Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-18861 10-in. 12/20/1916 On the Dixie Highway Van Eps Trio Instrumental trio composer  
Victor B-30871 10-in. 9/30/1924 Let me call you sweetheart (I'm in love with you) International Novelty Orchestra ; Lewis James Orchestra, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-30871 10-in. 8/18/1926 Let me call you sweetheart (I'm in love with you) Lewis James ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-34291 10-in. 1/21/1926 Let me call you sweetheart (I'm in love with you) Shannon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-34745 10-in. 4/3/1926 Meet me to-night in Dreamland Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-36170 10-in. 9/9/1926 Let me call you sweetheart Maurice J. Gunsky Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet composer  
Victor BRC-72520 10-in. 4/28/1932 Let me call you sweetheart (I'm in love with you) Dick Robertson Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-94184 10-in. 9/5/1935 Let me call you sweetheart (I'm in love with you) Buddy Clark ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-0552 10-in. 10/1/1936 Let me call you sweetheart (I'm in love with you) Wingy Manone Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-014621 10-in. 10/4/1937 Let me call you sweetheart The Old Timer's Orchestra ; Jimmy Ray Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-067621 10-in. 8/7/1941 Meet me tonight in Dreamland Eton Boys ; Claude Garreau Male vocal quartet, with piano composer  
Columbia 251 10-in. ca. 1901 Coon, coon, coon Columbia Band Band composer  
Columbia 251 7-in. ca. 1901-Sept. 1902 Coon, coon, coon Columbia Band Band composer  
Columbia 347 7-in. ca. 1901-Sept. 1902 Baby mine Artists vary Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 347 10-in. ca. 1901 Baby mine Artists vary Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 641 10-in. ca. 1902 Coon, coon, coon Imperial Minstrels Minstrels, with male vocal solo and orchestra composer  
Columbia 641 7-in. ca. 1902 Coon, coon, coon Imperial Minstrels Minstrels, with male vocal solo and orchestra composer  
Columbia 789 10-in. ca. Jan.-Sept. 1902 Coon, coon, coon Artists vary Male vocal duet, with piano composer  
Columbia 789 7-in. ca. Jan.-Sept. 1902 Coon, coon, coon Artists vary Male vocal duet, with piano composer  
Columbia 936 10-in. ca. 1902-1908 My maid from Hindoostan Harry Tally Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 936 7-in. ca. 1902 My maid from Hindoostan Harry Tally Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 1578 7-in. ca. 1903-Oct. 1905 The sun dance Columbia Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Columbia 1578 10-in. ca. 1903 The sun dance Columbia Orchestra Orchestra composer  
(Results 26-50 of 93 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Friedman, Leo," accessed April 23, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111685.

Friedman, Leo. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 23, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111685.

"Friedman, Leo." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 23 April 2021.

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