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Matty Matlock (Julian Clifton Matlock)

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Biography

Paducah, Kentucky, USA
American jazz/big band clarinettist and arranger. He played clarinet from the age of twelve, mostly in or around his home town of Nashville. Gigged with several local and territory bands before spells with the orchestras of Jimmy Joy and Beasley Smith. He eventually replaced Benny Goodman in Ben Pollack's outfit, remaining with the band from 1929 until 1934. Afterwards, he became more active arranging and writing music. Until late 1942, he performed with groups led by Bob Crosby and Eddie Miller. Read more...

Actor

Character: Himself - Orchestra Member

Ben Pollack & His Orchestra 1934

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Character: Musician-Clarinet

A Symposium on Popular Songs 1962

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