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 26-50 of 75 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 39821 10-in. 8/6/1935 Get behind me, Satan Gladys Palmer instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 39825 10-in. 8/7/1935 Trees Gladys Palmer instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 39845 10-in. 8/9/1935 My special man is back in town Gladys Palmer instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 60073 10-in. 10/17/1935 It's funny what a kiss can do Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 60074 10-in. 10/17/1935 Sugar plum Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 60075 10-in. 10/17/1935 It's written in the stars Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 60076 10-in. 10/17/1935 Give me a break, baby Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 60096 10-in. 10/22/1935 Georgia rockin' chair Red McKenzie and his Rhythm Kings instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca 60097 10-in. 10/22/1935 Monday in Manhattan Red McKenzie and his Rhythm Kings instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca 60098 10-in. 10/22/1935 Every now and then Red McKenzie and his Rhythm Kings instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca 60099 10-in. 10/22/1935 Wouldn't I be a wonder Red McKenzie and his Rhythm Kings instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca 60194 10-in. 12/4/1935 When a great love comes along Babs and her Brothers instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 60195 10-in. 12/4/1935 Yankee Doodle never went to Babs and her Brothers instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 60196 10-in. 12/4/1935 No other one Babs and her Brothers instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 60197 10-in. 12/4/1935 A little bit independent Babs and her Brothers instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 60391 10-in. 1/26/1936 Life begins when you're in love Harry Richman instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 60392 10-in. 1/26/1936 Let's go Harry Richman instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 60393 10-in. 1/26/1936 Susannah Harry Richman instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 60394 10-in. 1/26/1936 There'll be no South Harry Richman instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 61116 10-in. 5/25/1936 The glory of love Dick Robertson instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 61117 10-in. 5/25/1936 Blazin' the trail Dick Robertson instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 61118 10-in. 5/26/1936 I'll bet you tell that to all the girls Dick Robertson instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 61119 10-in. 5/26/1936 She shall have music Dick Robertson instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 61120 10-in. 5/26/1936 Would you? Dick Robertson instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 61121 10-in. 5/26/1936 A waltz was born in Vienna Dick Robertson instrumentalist, clarinet  
(Results 26-50 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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