Slats Long

Don "Slats" Long (December 6, 1906 – March 12, 1964) was an American jazz clarinetist.

Long was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, and he played in the late 1920s and early 1930s with Cass Hagan (1928), Ed Farley, and Mike Riley (1935). He then moved to New York City, where he played with Red Norvo (spring 1936), Chauncey Morehouse (spring 1938), Vincent Lopez (early 1937), and Bud Freeman (at Kelly’s Stable, New York, 1939). He worked in the early 1940s with Bobby Hackett (late 1940) Ted Lews, and Raymond Scott,

Long appears on recordings with several of these leaders and many others, including Red McKenzie (1935, 1937), Bunny Berigan (1936–7), Tommy Dorsey (1937) and Frank Froeba (1935).

He retired from music in 1943, moving back to Wichita and working for an aircraft manufacturer until his death in 1964.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 6, 1906, Died March 12, 1964

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1935 - 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: clarinet, saxophone, tenor saxophone

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 75 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-04932 10-in. 2/18/1937 Thanks for everything Jack Leonard ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-04933 10-in. 2/18/1937 Liebestraum Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-04934 10-in. 2/18/1937 Mendelssohn's spring song Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-027478 10-in. 10/10/1938 Gardenias Dick Todd Baritone vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-027479 10-in. 10/10/1938 In ole Oklahoma Dick Todd Baritone vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-027480 10-in. 10/10/1938 You look good to me Dick Todd Baritone vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-027481 10-in. 10/10/1938 This is madness (To love like this) Dick Todd Baritone vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-030382 10-in. 12/10/1938 Night and day Maxine Sullivan Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-030383 10-in. 12/10/1938 Kinda lonesome Maxine Sullivan Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-030384 10-in. 12/10/1938 It ain't necessarily so Maxine Sullivan Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-030385 10-in. 12/10/1938 Say it with a kiss Maxine Sullivan Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-030725 10-in. 12/17/1938 Deep purple Dick Todd Baritone vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-030726 10-in. 12/17/1938 Are you in the mood for mischief? Dick Todd Baritone vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-030727 10-in. 12/17/1938 Medley of Gus Edwards' hits Dick Todd Baritone vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-030728 10-in. 12/17/1938 Medley of Gus Edwards' hits Dick Todd Baritone vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Decca 39696 10-in. 7/11/1935 Let's swing it Babs and her Brothers instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 39697 10-in. 7/11/1935 You're so darn charming Babs and her Brothers instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 39698 10-in. 7/11/1935 My very good friend the milkman Babs and her Brothers instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 39699 10-in. 7/11/1935 Double trouble Babs and her Brothers instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 39721 10-in. 7/12/1935 Murder in the moonlight Red McKenzie and his Rhythm Kings instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca 39722 10-in. 7/15/1935 Let's swing it Red McKenzie and his Rhythm Kings instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca 39805 10-in. 8/2/1935 Double trouble Red McKenzie and his Rhythm Kings instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca 39807 10-in. 8/5/1935 That's what you think Red McKenzie and his Rhythm Kings instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca 39819 10-in. 8/6/1935 I'm livin' in a great big way Gladys Palmer instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 39820 10-in. 8/6/1935 In the middle of a kiss Gladys Palmer instrumentalist, clarinet  
(Results 1-25 of 75 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Long, Slats," accessed July 13, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/205933.

Long, Slats. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 13, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/205933.

"Long, Slats." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 13 July 2024.

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