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.
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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|
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.
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