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 28, 1915 (New York City), Died November 16, 1990 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1937 - 1953

Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet

Notes: Also known as Lee Castaldo.

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 26-34 of 34 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
Decca L 7303 8/14/1953 Cheek to cheek Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 7304 8/15/1953 You're the cause of it all Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 7305 8/15/1953 Lovely weather for ducks Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 7306 8/15/1953 Island queen Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
(Results 26-34 of 34 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Castle, Lee," accessed November 26, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112989.

Castle, Lee. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 26, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112989.

"Castle, Lee." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 26 November 2022.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112989

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