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John Klenner


Pianist, Composer, Arranger

(1899 - ?)

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John Klenner, who was born in Germany, used his training in piano and composition to write a number of classical compositions as well as the music and/or lyrics for dozens of popular songs. In jazz circles Klenner is best known for the song “Just Friends” (1931). Other Klenner songs include “Down the River of Golden Dreams” (1930), “Heartaches” (1931), “Round the Bend of the Road” (1932), “Smoke Dreams,” (1937), and “On the Street of Regret” (1942).

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Just Friends: Live at Bubba's Jazz Restaurant 1981

Sonny Stitt



Just Friends

Martial Solal



Heartaches [ORIGINAL RECORDING REMASTERED]

Dexter Gordon



Smoke Dreams

Mildred Bailey, Red Norvo Orchestra & Combo



Just Friends

Oliver Jones
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