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 51-75 of 75 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 61122 10-in. 5/26/1936 on the beach at Bali Bali Dick Robertson instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 62204 10-in. 5/20/1937 You're precious to me Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 62205 10-in. 5/20/1937 Fan my Brow Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 62206 10-in. 5/20/1937 Formal night in Harlem Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 62207 10-in. 5/20/1937 He's a gypsy from Poughkeepsie Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 62348 10-in. 7/9/1937 Easy living Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 62349 10-in. 7/9/1937 I'll take the key and lock you up Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 62350 10-in. 7/9/1937 Sing and be happy Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 62351 10-in. 7/9/1937 Penny wise and pound foolish Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 62491 10-in. 8/3/1937 (I've been) Dispossessed by you Teddy Grace instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 62492 10-in. 8/3/1937 Rock it for me Teddy Grace instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 62493 10-in. 8/3/1937 I'm losing my mind over you Teddy Grace instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 62494 10-in. 8/3/1937 I'm so in love with yo~ Teddy Grace instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 62633 10-in. 9/30/1937 Beat it out Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 62634 10-in. 9/30/1937 I'm sorry I made you cry Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 62635 10-in. 9/30/1937 What do you want to make those eyes at me for? Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 62636 10-in. 9/30/1937 She's tall, she's tan, she's terrific Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 65216 10-in. 3/8/1939 I promise you Dick Robertson instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 65217 10-in. 3/8/1939 Penny serenade Dick Robertson instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 65218 10-in. 3/8/1939 I'm a lucky devil Dick Robertson instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 65219 10-in. 3/8/1939 I'm building a sailboat of dreams Dick Robertson instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 65396 10-in. 4/14/1939 Little skipper Dick Robertson instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 65397 10-in. 4/14/1939 It makes no difference now Dick Robertson instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 65398 10-in. 4/14/1939 Where do you work-a, John Dick Robertson instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 65399 10-in. 4/14/1939 Maybe Dick Robertson instrumentalist, clarinet  
(Results 51-75 of 75 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Long, Slats," accessed July 25, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/205933.

Long, Slats. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 25, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/205933.

"Long, Slats." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 25 July 2024.

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