Lee Castle

Lee Castle (February 28, 1915 - November 16, 1990) was an American jazz trumpeter and bandleader. He was born Lee Aniello Castaldo, and performed under this name early in his career.

His first major professional job was with Joe Haymes in 1935; following this he worked with Artie Shaw (1936, 1941), Tommy Dorsey (1937-41; also studied under Dorsey's father), Jack Teagarden, Glenn Miller (1939), Will Bradley (1941), and Benny Goodman (1943). He put together his own band in 1938, and continued to lead off and on through the 1940s. He adopted the name Lee Castle in 1942.

In 1953 he returned to duty under Tommy Dorsey and his brother Jimmy Dorsey; after Jimmy's death, Castle became the leader of his ensemble, remaining in the position until the 1980s.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 28th, 1915 (New York City), Died New York City

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1937 - 1953

Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet

Notes: Also known as Lee Castaldo.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 29 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-014668 10-in. 10/12/1937 Getting some fun out of life Tommy Dorsey Orchestra ; Edythe Wright Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-014669 10-in. 10/12/1937 In a mission by the sea Jack Leonard ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-018421 10-in. 1/27/1938 How can you forget Tommy Dorsey Orchestra ; Edythe Wright Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-018422 10-in. 1/27/1938 More than ever Jack Leonard ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-018423 10-in. 1/27/1938 There's a boy in Harlem Tommy Dorsey Orchestra ; Edythe Wright Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-018424 10-in. 1/27/1938 Annie Laurie Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal quartet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-019617 10-in. 2/3/1938 Annie Laurie Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal quartet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-027210 10-in. 9/22/1938 Stompin' at the stadium Skeets Herfurt ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra ; Edythe Wright Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-027211 10-in. 9/22/1938 Have you forgotten so soon? Jack Leonard ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 76079 4/4/1950 He's gone away Artie Shaw Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 76080 4/4/1950 Foggy foggy dew Artie Shaw Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 76081 4/4/1950 The Continental Artie Shaw Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 76082 4/4/1950 I'll remember April Artie Shaw Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 76434 5/31/1950 I love the guy Artie Shaw Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 76435 5/31/1950 Just say I love her Artie Shaw Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 84541 5/18/1953 The touch of your hand Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 84542 5/18/1953 Wunderbar Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 84543 5/18/1953 Falling in love with love Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 84552 5/19/1953 Tenderly Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 84553 5/19/1953 The most beautiful girl in the world Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 84554 5/19/1953 I wonder who's kissing her now Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 84555 5/19/1953 Charmaine Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 84556 5/19/1953 One kiss Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 7301 8/14/1953 Liza Jane Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 7302 8/14/1953 The blue room Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
(Results 1-25 of 29 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Castle, Lee," accessed October 19, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112989.

Castle, Lee. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 19, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112989.

"Castle, Lee." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 19 October 2020.

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