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 51-75 of 93 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 4658 10-in. ca. Jan.-Oct. 1910 Meet me tonight in Dreamland Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 19503 10-in. 7/28/1911 Let me call you sweetheart Columbia Quartette Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 38102 10-in. 7/1/1912 Years, years ago Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 38888 10-in. 5/28/1913 When I dream of old Erin Walter Van Brunt Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 39441 10-in. 6/11/1914 I wonder why Henry Burr ; Ada Jones Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 39487 10-in. 7/8/1914 In the palace of dreams Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 39613 10-in. 11/18/1914 The trailing arbutus Prince's Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Columbia 39717 10-in. 12/23/1914 Sweetheart of mine Columbia Stellar Quartette Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 45805 10-in. 6/22/1915 I will always love you as I do to-day Henry Burr ; Frances Fisher Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 46590 10-in. Mid-late Aug. 1915 Silver threads among the gold Bohemian Instrumental Trio Instrumental trio composer  
Columbia 81452 10-in. 1/3/1924 Let me call you sweetheart Columbia Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W140697 10-in. 6/17/1925 Let me call you sweetheart Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with guitar composer  
Columbia W140999 10-in. 9/25/1925 Let me call you sweetheart Halfway House Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 141147 10-in. 10/17/1925 Let me call you sweetheart Franklyn Baur ; Billy Travers Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia W141157 10-in. 10/19/1925 Let me call you sweetheart Art Gillham Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 141278 10-in. 11/17/1925 Let me call you sweetheart The Harmonians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia 141279 10-in. 11/18/1925 Meet me to-night in Dreamland The Harmonians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W142471 10-in. 7/24/1926 The trailing arbutus Columbia Concert Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Columbia W143056 10-in. 11/4/1926 Let me call you sweetheart McMichen's Melody Men Instrumental trio composer  
Columbia W146015 10-in. 4/11/1928 Meet me to-night in dreamland Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with guitar composer  
Columbia W146215 10-in. 4/27/1928 Coon, coon, coon Leake County Revelers String band composer  
Columbia W149977 10-in. 2/11/1930 Let me call you sweetheart (I'm in love with you) Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
OKeh 9388 10-in. Oct. 21, 1925 Let me call you sweetheart (I'm in love with you) Jimmie Wilson's Catfish String Band String band composer  
OKeh 9393 10-in. Oct. 1925 Memories of the South before the war Charles Nabell Male vocal solo, with guitar composer  
OKeh W400237 10-in. 2/15/1928 Let me call you sweetheart Johnson Boys Instrumental trio composer  
(Results 51-75 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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