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Oliver Jones and Oscar Peterson – Just Friends

Live at the Montreal Jazz Festival (with sheet music)

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Just Friends” is a popular song that has become a jazz standard. The song was written in 1931 by John Klenner with lyrics by Sam M. Lewis. Although introduced by Red McKenzie and His Orchestra in October 1931, it first became a hit when singer Russ Columbo performed it with Leonard Joy’s Orchestra in 1932. It charted again the same year in a version by Ben Selvin and His Orchestra and has been recorded often since. The sheet music is availabe in our Library.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_1930s_jazz_standards