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 76-93 of 93 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Brunswick||[Br cat 5168-b]||10-in.||approximately Oct. 1917||On the Dixie Highway||Van Eps Trio||Instrumental trio||composer|
|Brunswick||14749-14751||10-in.||1/29/1925||Let me call you sweetheart||Ernest Hare ; Billy Jones||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Brunswick||C2518||10-in.||11/5/1928||Meet me tonight in Dreamland||Jack Major||Male vocal solo, with whistling and orchestra||composer|
|Brunswick||C1448-C1449||10-in.||1/12/1928||Let me call you sweetheart (I’m in love with you)||Floyd Jones||Male vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Brunswick||ATL991||10-in.||3/22/1930||Let me call you sweetheart||Melton and Minter||Male vocal duet, with guitar||composer|
|Brunswick||E27664||10-in.||6/7/1928||Meet me in Dreamland||Richard Brooks||Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar||composer|
|Brunswick||E22087-E22088||10-in.||3/23/1927||Let me call you sweetheart (I'm in love with you)||Vernon Dalhart||Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin), guitar, and harmonica||composer|
|Brunswick||E22241-E22242||10-in.||4/4/1927||Meet me tonight in Dreamland||Vernon Dalhart||Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin), guitar, and piano||composer|
|Brunswick||E22406-E22408||10-in.||4/14/1927||Let me call you sweetheart (I’m in love with you)||Carter's Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Edison||742||Not documented||approximately July 1911||Meet me tonight in Dreamland||Band (unidentified; Edison Records)||Band||composer|
|Edison||3496||10-in.||1/5/1915||When I dream of old Erin||Manuel Romain||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Edison||5296||10-in.||1/17/1917||When I dream of old Erin||Apollo Quartet of Boston||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer|
|Edison||6357||10-in.||between 9/6/1918 and 9/18/1918||The passion dance||Peerless Orchestra||Instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Edison||9830||10-in.||11/6/1924||Let me call you sweetheart||Harry Raderman's Dance Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Edison||11785||10-in.||7/8/1927||Let me call you sweetheart (I'm in love with you)||Walter Scanlan||Male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble, with orchestra||composer|
|Vocalion||E1744-E1746||10-in.||11/17/1925||Meet me tonight in Dreamland||Miami Marimba Band [Marimba Orchestra]||Marimba band||composer|
|Vocalion||1328W-1330W||10-in.||9/11/1925||Let me call you sweetheart (I'm in love with you)||Windsor Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Vocalion||1415W-1417W||10-in.||10/5/1925||Let me call you sweetheart||Windsor Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||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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