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.
- http://www.sibeliusmusic.com/index.php?sm=home.score&?scoreid=55712 Sibelius Music
- http://victor.library.ucsb.edu/talentDetail.php?id=40398 Victor Recording Library at UCSB
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kc4EwD5hoA&NR=1 YouTube video on entertainment portrayals of the early 20th century
- http://victor.library.ucsb.edu/matrixDetail.php?id=2000000353 Victor Recording Library at UCSB
- http://ucblibraries.colorado.edu/cgi-bin/sheetmusic.pl?RagCoonCoon&Rag&1 University of Colorado at Boulder song libraries
- Complete list of L.Friedman's piano works: sheet music in PDF
- Free scores by Leo Friedman in the Choral Public Domain Library (ChoralWiki)
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