John Klenner

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.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 24th, 1899 (Germany)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist, songwriter, arranger

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 68 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-021042 10-in. 2/27/1938 Moonlight on the purple sage Jack Leonard ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist, composer  
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-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 BVE-Test-467 10-in. 1/30/1931 Crying myself to sleep Sylvia Froos Female vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor BVE-Test-1033 10-in. 12/15/1930 Crying myself to sleep Charles ("Chic") Farmer Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia W145805 10-in. 3/19/1928 Japansy Milton Charles Pipe organ solo, with drums composer  
Columbia W145831 10-in. 3/23/1928 Japansy Carmen Lombardo ; Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
(Results 1-25 of 68 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Klenner, John," accessed September 18, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112713.

Klenner, John. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 18, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112713.

"Klenner, John." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 18 September 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112713

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