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|
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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