Johnny Messner

Johnny Messner (13 October 1909 New York City – January 1986 Ridgefield Park, New Jersey) was an American bandleader, composer, saxophonist, and vocalist during the big band/swing heyday.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 13th, 1909 (Manhattan), Died 1986

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1938 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: director, saxophone, vocalist, alto saxophone, composer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 53 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-024455 10-in. 8/5/1938 How much do you mean to me? Johnny Messner ; Music Box Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, vocalist, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-024456 10-in. 8/5/1938 Don't cross your fingers, cross your heart Johnny Messner ; Music Box Band ; Three Jacks Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio director, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-024457 10-in. 8/5/1938 That week in Paris Jeanne D'Arcy ; Johnny Messner ; Music Box Band Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-024458 10-in. 8/5/1938 Spanita Jeanne D'Arcy ; Johnny Messner ; Music Box Band Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-024459 10-in. 8/5/1938 My heart is unemployed Jeanne D'Arcy ; Johnny Messner ; Music Box Band Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-024460 10-in. 8/5/1938 One of these fine days Johnny Messner ; Music Box Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, vocalist, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-030310 10-in. 11/25/1938 Please come out of your dream Johnny Messner ; Music Box Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, saxophone, vocalist  
Victor BS-030311 10-in. 11/25/1938 Do you remember last night? Jeanne D'Arcy ; Johnny Messner ; Music Box Band Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-030312 10-in. 11/25/1938 Midnight on the trail Johnny Messner ; Music Box Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, saxophone, vocalist  
Victor BS-030313 10-in. 11/25/1938 The umbrella man Johnny Messner ; Music Box Band ; Three Jacks Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio director, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-030314 10-in. 11/25/1938 Polly put your slippers on Johnny Messner ; Music Box Band ; Three Jacks Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio director, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-030315 10-in. 11/25/1938 Among those sailing Jeanne D'Arcy ; Johnny Messner ; Music Box Band Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-031238 10-in. 1/6/1939 Have a heart Bobby King ; Johnny Messner ; Music Box Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-031239 10-in. 1/6/1939 Dawn of a new day Bobby King ; Johnny Messner ; Music Box Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-031240 10-in. 1/6/1939 Singin' in the saddle Johnny Messner ; Music Box Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, saxophone, vocalist  
Victor BS-031241 10-in. 1/6/1939 The devil with the devil Johnny Messner ; Music Box Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, saxophone, vocalist  
Victor BS-031242 10-in. 1/6/1939 Let's stop the clock Jeanne D'Arcy ; Johnny Messner ; Music Box Band Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-031243 10-in. 1/6/1939 Could be Jeanne D'Arcy ; Johnny Messner ; Music Box Band Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-036925 10-in. 5/9/1939 Chew-chew-chew Jeanne D'Arcy ; Johnny Messner ; Music Box Band Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and vocal ensemble director, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-036926 10-in. 5/9/1939 It's all in a lovetime Johnny Messner ; Music Box Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, saxophone, vocalist  
Victor BS-036927 10-in. 5/9/1939 Rumpel-stilts-kin (Oh! Could he sew, could he sew) Jeanne D'Arcy ; Johnny Messner ; Music Box Band Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-036928 10-in. 5/9/1939 Boom Johnny Messner ; Music Box Band ; Three Jacks Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio director, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-038217 10-in. 6/29/1939 Shabby old cabby Johnny Messner ; Music Box Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble vocalist, director, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-038218 10-in. 6/29/1939 (You took me) Out of this world Jeanne D'Arcy ; Johnny Messner ; Music Box Band Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-038219 10-in. 6/29/1939 Start the day right (Ho-dle-ay) Johnny Messner ; Music Box Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble vocalist, director, instrumentalist, saxophone  
(Results 1-25 of 53 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Messner, Johnny," accessed December 2, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104413.

Messner, Johnny. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 2, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104413.

"Messner, Johnny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 2 December 2021.

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