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Johnny Long

Johnny Long (September 12, 1914 (disputed) – October 31, 1972) was an American violinist and bandleader, known as "The Man Who's Long on Music". He was raised on a farm in Newell, North Carolina, currently a subdivision of Charlotte. He started practicing with the violin at the age of six, but injured two fingers on his left hand when he was bitten by a pig. He then learned to use his right hand to play the violin, and continued to do so until his death.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 12, 1914, Died October 31, 1972

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1940 - 1946

Roles Represented in DAHR: violin

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 110 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 67532 10-in. 4/11/1940 When I take my sugar to tea-2 Johnny Long Orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 67533 10-in. 4/11/1940 Louise-2 Johnny Long Orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 67534 10-in. 4/11/1940 Looking at the world through rose-colored glasses-1, 3 Johnny Long Orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 67535 10-in. 4/11/1940 Moonlight on the Ganges Johnny Long Orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 68083 10-in. 9/12/1940 In a shanty in old shanty town-2 Johnny Long Orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 68084 10-in. 9/12/1940 You've got your mother's big blue eyes Johnny Long Orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 68085 10-in. 9/12/1940 Stars over the campus Johnny Long Orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 68086 10-in. 9/12/1940 Swing me Bach-1 Johnny Long Orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 68270 10-in. 10/18/1940 I want to live Johnny Long Orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 68271 10-in. 10/18/1940 The same old story Johnny Long Orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 68272 10-in. 10/18/1940 Don't let it get you down Johnny Long Orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 68273 10-in. 10/18/1940 I give you my word Johnny Long Orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 68413 10-in. 11/29/1940 Yes, my darling daughter Johnny Long Orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 68414 10-in. 11/29/1940 When I grow too old to dream Johnny Long Orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 68415 10-in. 11/29/1940 Shadows on the sand Johnny Long Orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 68416 10-in. 11/29/1940 Johnny peddler Johnny Long Orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 68720 10-in. 2/26/1941 Walkin' by the river Johnny Long Orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 68721 10-in. 2/26/1941 Accidently on purpose Johnny Long Orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 68722 10-in. 2/26/1941 Boogie man-1 Johnny Long Orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 68723 10-in. 2/26/1941 The moon won't talk Johnny Long Orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 69119 10-in. 5/2/1941 Miss Johnson 'phoned again today Johnny Long Orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 69120 10-in. 5/2/1941 (Back home again in) Indiana Johnny Long Orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 69121 10-in. 5/2/1941 That's what I like about the South Johnny Long Orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 69122 10-in. 5/2/1941 Take it Jackson Johnny Long Orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 69200 10-in. 5/15/1941 Blue skies-1 Johnny Long Orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
(Results 1-25 of 110 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Long, Johnny," accessed May 22, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/327887.

Long, Johnny. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 22, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/327887.

"Long, Johnny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 22 May 2022.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/327887

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