Lenny Dee

Leonard George DeStoppelaire (January 5, 1923 – February 12, 2006), better known as Lenny Dee, was an American 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 5, 1923, Died February 12, 2006 (St. Petersburg)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1950 - 1972

Roles Represented in DAHR: organ

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

Recordings (Results 226-250 of 424 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca NA 12505 5/9/1963 I can't stop loving you Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 12506 5/10/1963 Devil woman Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 12507 5/10/1963 Oh lonesome me Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 12508 5/10/1963 Anytime Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 12509 5/10/1963 Sweet dreams Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 12510 5/10/1963 Hominy grits Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 12755 12/2/1963 Alley cat Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 12756 12/2/1963 Yodelin' organ Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 12757 12/2/1963 Mack the knife Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 12758 12/3/1963 Gravy waltz Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 12759 12/3/1963 Satin doll Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 12760 12/3/1963 Sunrise serenade Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 12761 12/3/1963 Daddy Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 12762 12/3/1963 Roller coaster Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 12763 12/3/1963 Moon river Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 12764 12/3/1963 Limehouse blues Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 12765 12/3/1963 Home Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 12766 12/3/1963 Honeysuckle rose Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 12960 6/16/1964 Baby elephant walk Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 12961 6/16/1964 Moonlight cocktail Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 12962 6/16/1964 The pink panther Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 12963 6/16/1964 On Green Dolphin Street Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 12964 6/16/1964 Cafe Oriental Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 12965 6/16/1964 Honky tonk train blues Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 12966 6/16/1964 Summertime in Venice Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
(Results 226-250 of 424 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Dee, Lenny," accessed April 13, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/311643.

Dee, Lenny. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 13, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/311643.

"Dee, Lenny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 13 April 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

Wikipedia content provided under the terms of the Creative Commons BY-SA license

Feedback

Send the Editors a message about this record.