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 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  
(Results 76-93 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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