Frederic Knight Logan

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American composer, pianist, director, and instructor, known as "America's Waltz King." He gained fame with the "Missouri Waltz."
(15 October 1871 — 11 June 1928)

Logan was born in Oskaloosa, Missouri. His mother was soprano Virginia Knight Logan, who was widowed when her son was young. When she traveled the concert circuit, her son acted as her accompanist. He attended the College of Music in New York. He later worked for Jefferson de Angeles' Opera Company, which led to his appointment as musical director of a New York production of "The Wizard of Oz" before David Belasco hired him for his own theater. Logan later was musical director for actress Maude Adams, the original star of "Peter Pan." He also toured with her in "The Little Minister" and "Quality Street."

"Missouri Waltz" came into existence in about 1912. Some people say Logan first heard the song from orchestra leader John Valentine Eppel of Fort Dodge, who had heard the tune from a black man in Missouri. Logan rearranged the melody into the song known today. The Forster Publishing Co. of Chicago obtained the rights in 1914, and added lyrics by James Royce Shannon.
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18026 Frederic Knight Logan - Missouri Waltz / Floreine Waltz album art Victor Military Band Missouri Waltz (as Knight-Logan) Victor Military Band - Missouri Waltz / Floreine Waltz Victor 18026 Canada 1916 Sell This Version
5131 Frederic Knight Logan - Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny / The Missouri Waltz album art Peerless Dance Orchestra The Missouri Waltz (as Fred. Knight, Logan) Peerless Dance Orchestra - Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny / The Missouri Waltz Brunswick 5131 Canada 1917 Sell This Version
50428 Frederic Knight Logan - Poor Butterfly / The Missouri Waltz album art Jaudas' Band / Jaudas' Society Orchestra The Missouri Waltz (as Logan) Jaudas' Band / Jaudas' Society Orchestra - Poor Butterfly / The Missouri Waltz(Edison Disc, Eng) Edison Records 50428 US 1917 Sell This Version
35663 Frederic Knight Logan - Missouri Waltz / Kiss Me Again album art Joseph C. Smith And His Orchestra* Missouri Waltz (as F. K. Logan) Joseph C. Smith And His Orchestra* - Missouri Waltz / Kiss Me Again Victor 35663 US 1918 Sell This Version
A2578 Frederic Knight Logan - The Missouri Waltz / Smiles album art Earl Fuller's Rector Novelty Orchestra The Missouri Waltz (as Knight, Logan) Earl Fuller's Rector Novelty Orchestra - The Missouri Waltz / Smiles Columbia A2578 USA & Canada 1918 Sell This Version
A2358 Frederic Knight Logan - Hush A Bye, Ma Baby / Sing Me Love's Lullaby album art Albert Campbell (2) And Henry Burr / Henry Burr Hush A Bye, Ma Baby (The Missouri Waltz) (as Logan) Albert Campbell (2) And Henry Burr / Henry Burr - Hush A Bye, Ma Baby / Sing Me Love's Lullaby Columbia A2358 USA & Canada 1918 Sell This Version
20344 Frederic Knight Logan - Missouri Waltz / Love's Old Sweet Song album art Louise And Ferera Waikiki Orchestra* / Cora Tracey Missouri Waltz (Hush-A-Bye Ma Baby) (as Logan) Louise And Ferera Waikiki Orchestra* / Cora Tracey - Missouri Waltz / Love's Old Sweet Song(Pathé Disc, 27cm) Pathé 20344 US 1918 Sell This Version
18493 Frederic Knight Logan - When You Sang "Hush-A-Bye Baby" To Me / Mammy's Chocolate Soldier album art Sterling Trio / Marion Harris When You Sang and 2 more… Sterling Trio / Marion Harris - When You Sang "Hush-A-Bye Baby" To Me / Mammy's Chocolate Soldier(Shellac, 10") Victor 18493 US 1918 Sell This Version
8513 Frederic Knight Logan - Blue Rose Waltz / Nona album art Conklin's Society Orchestra Blue Rose Waltz (as Logan) Conklin's Society Orchestra - Blue Rose Waltz / Nona(Shellac, 10") Gennett 8513 US 1918 Sell This Version
A5838 Frederic Knight Logan - The Missouri Waltz / The Waltz We Love album art Prince's Orchestra The Missouri Waltz (as Logan) Prince's Orchestra - The Missouri Waltz / The Waltz We Love(Shellac, 12", RP) Columbia A5838 USA & Canada 1918 Sell This Version
A2759 Frederic Knight Logan - Ting-Ling Toy / Where The Lanterns Glow album art Columbia Saxophone Sextette My Golden Rose (as Logan) Columbia Saxophone Sextette - Ting-Ling Toy / Where The Lanterns Glow Columbia A2759 USA & Canada 1919 Sell This Version
33017 Frederic Knight Logan - Captain Betty / Moonlight Waltz album art Marimba Players Moonlight Waltz (as Logan) Marimba Players - Captain Betty / Moonlight Waltz Paramount 33017 US 1919 Sell This Version
18550 Frederic Knight Logan - Hush-a-Bye, Ma Baby / When The Shadows Softly Come And Go album art Vivian Holt - Lillian Rosedale Goodman Hush-a-Bye, Ma Baby (The Missouri Waltz) (as Logan) Vivian Holt - Lillian Rosedale Goodman - Hush-a-Bye, Ma Baby / When The Shadows Softly Come And Go(Shellac, 10") Victor 18550 US 1919 Sell This Version
1061 Frederic Knight Logan - The Moonlight Waltz / My Desert Love album art Rudy Wiedoeft & George Hamilton Green The Moonlight Waltz Rudy Wiedoeft & George Hamilton Green - The Moonlight Waltz / My Desert Love(Shellac, 10") Emerson Records (2) 1061 US 1919 Sell This Version
1081 Frederic Knight Logan - Moonlight Waltz album art Unknown Artist Moonlight Waltz Unknown Artist - Moonlight Waltz(Shellac, 5½", S/Sided) Little Wonder Record 1081 US 1919 Sell This Version
50580 Frederic Knight Logan - Love Blossom / My Golden Rose album art Metropolitan Quartet / Lewis James My Golden Rose Metropolitan Quartet / Lewis James - Love Blossom / My Golden Rose(Edison Disc) Edison Records 50580 US 1919 Sell This Version
80523 Frederic Knight Logan - Summer Showers / Old Hungarian Melody album art Peerless Orchestra (2) / Armand Vecsey And His Hungarian Orchestra Summer Showers—Intermezzo Peerless Orchestra (2) / Armand Vecsey And His Hungarian Orchestra - Summer Showers / Old Hungarian Melody(Edison Disc) Edison Records 80523 US 1920 Sell This Version
A3380 Frederic Knight Logan - My Little Home On The Hill / Pale Moon album art George Meader Pale Moon (An Indian Love Song) George Meader - My Little Home On The Hill / Pale Moon(Shellac, 10") Columbia A3380 US 1921 Sell This Version
50811 Frederic Knight Logan - Where The Sunset Turns The Ocean's Blue To Gold / When You Sang "Hush-A-Bye Baby" To Me album art George Wilton Ballard / Helen Clark When You Sang and 2 more… George Wilton Ballard / Helen Clark - Where The Sunset Turns The Ocean's Blue To Gold / When You Sang "Hush-A-Bye Baby" To Me(Edison Disc) Edison Records 50811 US 1921 Sell This Version
45252 Frederic Knight Logan - Where The Lazy Mississippi Flows / Pale Moon album art Olive KlineElsie Baker / Lucy Isabelle Marsh Pale Moon Olive KlineElsie Baker / Lucy Isabelle Marsh - Where The Lazy Mississippi Flows / Pale Moon(Shellac, 10") Victor 45252 US 1921 Sell This Version
1071 Frederic Knight Logan - One-Two-Three-Four / Missouri Waltz album art Ferera* - Franchini* - Lufsky* / Ferera - Franchini* Missouri Waltz (as Knight-Logan) Ferera* - Franchini* - Lufsky* / Ferera - Franchini* - One-Two-Three-Four / Missouri Waltz(Shellac, 10") Broadway (9) 1071 US 1922 Sell This Version
11137 Frederic Knight Logan - Thru' The Night / Loveable Eyes album art Frisco Syncopators / Eddie Davis Orchestra* Thru' The Night (as Logan) Frisco Syncopators / Eddie Davis Orchestra* - Thru' The Night / Loveable Eyes(Shellac, 10") Puritan 11137 US 1922 Sell This Version
14450 Frederic Knight Logan - Why Should I Cry Over You / Thru' The Night album art The Bar Harbor Society Orchestra Thru' The Night (as Logan) The Bar Harbor Society Orchestra - Why Should I Cry Over You / Thru' The Night(Shellac, 10", Bro) Vocalion (2) 14450 USA & Canada 1922 Sell This Version
3142 Frederic Knight Logan - Pale Moon / Just A Cottage Small album art Fredric Fradkin* Pale Moon (Luna Pálida) (as Logan) Fredric Fradkin* - Pale Moon / Just A Cottage Small(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 3142 US 1926 Sell This Version
20683 Frederic Knight Logan - Shanghai Dream Man / Fallen Leaf album art Paul Whiteman And His Orchestra Fallen Leaf (An Indian Love Song) = Hoja Caida Paul Whiteman And His Orchestra - Shanghai Dream Man / Fallen Leaf(Shellac, 10", Oak) Victor 20683 US 1927 Sell This Version