William Fred Krenz  (1899-1980)
Last updated: 27.04.22
According to the Internet source given below, William Fred Krenz was an American pianist, composer, songwriter and conductor.
Aged just 13, he was a member of a piano-violin duo on a Mississippi riverboat and then appeared with a minstrel show for ten years. He organized the Dixieland All-Stars, played piano with the Paul Biese Orchestra, and toured with the Jean Goldkette orchestra, playing in hotels, theatres and night clubs.
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This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 31 works by William Fred Krenz (1899-1980). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located.
Title Year Attribution Remarks
Marita 1934  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
Novelty Solos For the Piano 1934  Pub.
Rochelle 1934  Pub. youtube15.jpg
Fantaisie Petite 1935  Pub. youtube15.jpg
Sophisticated Rhythm 1935  Pub. youtube15.jpg
Yvonnette 1935  Pub. youtube15.jpg
Zephyr 1935  Pub. youtube15.jpg
Inspiration Time 1943 Don McNeill (words)
Sammmy Gallop (words)
We Love You, Lady Liberty 1943  wvicon.gif
We Shall Be Free 1943 Don McNeill (words)
Sammy Gallop (words)
I Bow My Head in Silent Prayer 1945  wvicon.gif
Roundhouse Capriccioso 1945  Pub. youtube15.jpg
Starlight Rendezvous 1945 Sammy Gallop (words)
United Victory March 1945
Boogie Woogie Russian Rag 1946  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
Whispering Rain 1949 Sammy Gallop (words)  Pub. youtube15.jpg
Coaching the Pianist 1951  Pub.
Oh! Willie, Play That Thing 1952  Pub.
Ramblin' Rag 1952  Pub.
Barber Shop Rag 1953 William Fred (words)  Pub.
Mud Cat Rag 1953  Pub.
My Old Home Town 1953  wvicon.gif
Nickelodeon Rag 1953 Sammy Gallop (words)
Pianola Rag 1953  Pub.
Raggin' the Blues 1953 Allan Clark (co-author)  Pub.
River Blues 1953  Pub.
Showboat Rag 1953 Tommy J. Filas (co-author)  Pub.
Poodle Rag 1954  Pub.
Toy Piano Rag 1954 Eddie Ballantine (co-author)  Pub.
Concertina Polka 1958  Pub.
Who's Gonna Take Susie Home? ?
     Title Duration Performer
youtube15.jpg Boogie Woogie Russian Rag 3:08 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Fantaisie Petite (1935 Novelty piano) 1:39 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Marita (1934 Novelty piano) 2:23 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Rochelle 2:09 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Roundhouse Capriccioso 2:28 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Sophisticated Rhythm 3:15 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Whispering Rain 2:06 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Yvonnette 2:06 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Zephyr 2:51 Ragtime Dorian Henry