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 71 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-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||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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Klenner, John," accessed October 28, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112713.
Klenner, John. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 28, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112713.
"Klenner, John." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 28 October 2020.
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