J. Keirn Brennan
J. Keirn Brennan (November 24, 1873 – February 4, 1948) was an American songwriter. He joined ASCAP as a charter member in 1914 and collaborated with many notable songwriters. He is probably best known for co-writing the 1929 film The Show of Shows.
Born in San Francisco, California, his musical collaborators included Harry Akst, Ernest Ball, Walter Donaldson, Rudolf Friml, Karl Hajos, Billy Hill, Werner Janssen, Chauncey Olcott, and Maurice Rubens. His song compositions include Sure a Little Bit of Heaven (1914), Dear Little Boy of Mine, Goodbye, Good Luck, God Bless You, Empty Saddles, Turn Back the Universe, When My Boy Comes Home, A Little Bit of Love, My Bird of Paradise, I'll Follow the Trail, You Hold My Heart, Let the Rest of the World Go By and Ireland Is Ireland to Me.
He died in Hollywood, California.
Birth and Death Data: Born November 24th, 1873 (San Francisco), Died Hollywood
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1914 - 1941
Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, vocalist
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 170 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-15537||10-in.||12/21/1914||A little bit of heaven||George MacFarlane||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-15756||10-in.||3/3/1915||In the garden of the gods||Harry Macdonough||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-15861||10-in.||4/6/1915||A little bit of heaven||Charles Harrison||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-16025||10-in.||5/14/1915||A breath o' bloomin' heather, from my little Highland hame||George MacFarlane||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-16026||10-in.||5/14/1915||To the lass we love, a toast!||George MacFarlane||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-16306||10-in.||8/3/1915||You're the best little mother that God ever made||George MacFarlane||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-16307||10-in.||8/3/1915||I would find you dear||George MacFarlane||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-16550||10-in.||9/29/1915||If it takes a thousand years||James F. Harrison ; James Reed||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-16764||10-in.||11/10/1915||A little bit of heaven||John McCormack||Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-16768||10-in.||11/12/1915||You'll be there!||Peerless Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-17147||10-in.||2/11/1916||Goodbye, good luck, God bless you (Is all that I can say)||Henry Burr||Male vocal solo, with bells and orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-17227||10-in.||2/28/1916||My wonderful love for thee||Reed Miller||Male vocal solo, with mandolin and orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-17534||10-in.||4/21/1916||Our hearts go out to you, Canada (Hats off to you)||Reinald Werrenrath||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-17761||10-in.||6/1/1916||For Dixie and Uncle Sam||Nora Bayes||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-18149||10-in.||7/25/1916||Turn back the universe and give me yesterday||Harry Macdonough ; Orpheus Quartet||Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-18710||10-in.||11/15/1916||I'm coming back to California||Peerless Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-19888||10-in.||5/24/1917||Suki San||Louis J. Winsch||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-20084||10-in.||6/22/1917||Somewhere in Ireland||Charles Harrison||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-20308||10-in.||6/29/1917||You brought Ireland right over to me||Charles Harrison||Male vocal solo, with cornet and orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-20833||10-in.||10/3/1917||I'm only dreaming of you||Reed Miller||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-22114||10-in.||7/2/1918||Goodbye, Mother Machree||Harry Macdonough ; Shannon Four||Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-22190||10-in.||8/1/1918||Dear little boy of mine||Marguerite Dunlap||Female vocal solo, with celeste and orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-22439||10-in.||11/29/1918||Have a smile for everyone you meet, and they will have a smile for you||Sterling Trio||Male vocal trio, with violin obbligato and orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-22473||10-in.||12/2/1926||Dear little boy of mine||Elsie Baker||Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-22473||10-in.||12/18/1918||Dear little boy of mine||Elsie Baker||Contralto vocal solo, with violin, celeste, and orchestra||lyricist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Brennan, J. Keirn," accessed August 3, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109106.
Brennan, J. Keirn. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 3, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109106.
"Brennan, J. Keirn." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 3 August 2020.
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