Lenny Dee

Leonard George DeStoppelaire (January 5, 1923 – February 12, 2006), better known as Lenny Dee, was a virtuoso organist who played many styles of music. His record albums were among the most popular of easy listening and space age pop organists of the 1950s through the early 1970s. His signature hit, Plantation Boogie, charted as a Top 20 hit in 1955. He also had a gold record with 1970's Spinning Wheel.

Dee played a variety of songs in numerous styles. He played original compositions, popular songs, and novelty tunes, and was a master of improvisation. Although his unique style was a pop/boogie-woogie blend, he also played ballads, country and western, jazz, rock, and patriotic songs.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 5th, 1923, Died February 12th, 2006 (St. Petersburg)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1950 - 1972

Roles Represented in DAHR: organ

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 424 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 86998 11/3/1954 Sweet Georgia Brown Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 86999 11/3/1954 The world is waiting for the sunrise Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 87000 11/3/1954 Laura Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 87001 11/3/1954 Plantation boogie Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 87002 11/3/1954 The birth of the blues Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 87003 11/3/1954 Siboney Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 87014 11/4/1954 Ballin' the jack Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 87015 11/4/1954 Little brown jug Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 87016 11/4/1954 September song Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 87017 11/4/1954 Exactly like you Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 87018 11/4/1954 The donkey serenade Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 87019 11/4/1954 Yes Sir, that's my baby Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 87923 5/25/1955 Punxsutawney boogie Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 87924 5/25/1955 Crazy organ rag Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 88101 5/22/1955 Caravan Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 88195 6/21/1955 Out of nowhere Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 88196 6/21/1955 The honeydripper Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 88197 6/21/1955 Charmaine Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 88198 6/21/1955 Coquette Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 88199 6/21/1955 Chinatown, my Chinatown Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 88200 6/21/1955 This ole house Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 88201 6/22/1955 Twelfth Street rag Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 88202 6/22/1955 I'm beginning to see the light Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 88203 6/22/1955 Flea hop boogie Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 88204 6/22/1955 That's my weakness now Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
(Results 1-25 of 424 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Dee, Lenny," accessed November 29, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/311643.

Dee, Lenny. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 29, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/311643.

"Dee, Lenny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 29 November 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/311643

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