John Klenner (24 February 1899 – 13 August 1955) was a German-born American pianist and composer. He composed both classical and popular music and is best known for writing the song "Just Friends" with Sam M. Lewis in 1931.
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Birth and Death Data: Born February 24, 1899 (Germany), Died August 13, 1955 (New York City)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1950
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist, songwriter, arranger
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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 91 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BVE-43991||10-in.||5/17/1928||Japansy waltz||Johnny Hamp ; Kentucky Serenaders||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio||composer|
|Victor||BVE-47506||10-in.||9/12/1928||My window of dreams||Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-50762||10-in.||3/18/1929||I'm still caring||Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BVE-56104||10-in.||8/21/1929||Lonely troubadour||Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-58598||10-in.||2/24/1930||Down the river of golden dreams||Hilo Hawaiian Orchestra ; Johnny Marvin||Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian), with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-59769||10-in.||4/29/1930||Down the river of golden dreams||Johnny Marvin||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||songwriter|
|Victor||BVE-64372||10-in.||11/24/1930||Crying myself to sleep!||Bert Lown Hotel Biltmore Orchestra ; Biltmore Trio||Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal trio||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-67404||10-in.||1/19/1931||Heartaches||Bert Lown Hotel Biltmore Orchestra ; Biltmore Trio||Jazz/dance band, with vocal trio||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-67741||10-in.||12/29/1930||Crying myself to sleep!||Gene Austin||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||lyricist|
|Victor||BRC-70959||10-in.||11/25/1931||With love in my heart||Peter Van Steeden Orchestra ; Dick Robertson||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BRC-71218||10-in.||1/12/1932||Just friends||Russ Columbo||Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BSHQ-73182||10-in.||8/9/1932||Lost in your arms||Whiteman's Rhythm Boys||Vocal and instrumental quartet||composer|
|Victor||BS-76847||10-in.||8/4/1933||Heartaches||Elmo Tanner ; Ted Weems Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with whistling||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-021042||10-in.||2/27/1938||Moonlight on the purple sage||Jack Leonard ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||BS-035346||10-in.||3/24/1939||Friends medley||Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BS-036632||10-in.||5/1/1939||Don't cry, little sweetheart, don't cry||Big Cypress Boys ; Vernon Dalhart||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-036937||10-in.||5/12/1939||I'm gonna throw my lasso||Texas Jim Robertson||Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-036938||10-in.||5/12/1939||Bouncin' along||Texas Jim Robertson||Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-036940||10-in.||5/12/1939||Patent leather boots||Elton Britt||Male vocal solo, with guitar||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-037084||10-in.||7/18/1939||Driftwood on the river||Elton Britt||Male vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and string bass||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-048460||10-in.||3/27/1940||My old Canadian home||Montana Slim||Male vocal solo, with harmonica and guitar||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-048744||10-in.||4/8/1940||Let's go back to the Bible||Montana Slim||Male vocal solo, with guitar||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-068491||10-in.||12/17/1941||On the street of regret||Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and talk||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-068676||10-in.||12/18/1941||On the Street of Regret||Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-073858||10-in.||5/1/1942||Whisper that you love me||Ken Curtis ; New Music [Shep Fields]||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Klenner, John," accessed March 30, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112713.
Klenner, John. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 30, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112713.
"Klenner, John." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 30 March 2023.
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LCNAR: Klenner, John, 1899-1955 - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2005040825
Wikidata: John Klenner - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q15093760
MusicBrainz: John Klenner - https://musicbrainz.org/artist/e6cdcb0c-95f8-44bd-9d8d-aa885ee0a6ee
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