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 November 16th, 1990 (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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Castle, Lee," accessed July 29, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112989.
Castle, Lee. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 29, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112989.
"Castle, Lee." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 29 July 2021.
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