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

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Recordings (Results 251-275 of 424 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca NA 12967 6/16/1964 Java Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 12968 6/16/1964 Hello, Dolly! Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 12969 6/16/1964 Bluesette Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 12970 6/16/1964 Canadian sunset Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 12971 6/16/1964 The girl from Ipanema Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 13176 11/20/1964 My kind of girl Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 13177 11/20/1964 Hi-Lili, hi-lo Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 13178 11/20/1964 Linda Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 13179 11/21/1964 Sweethearts on parade Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 13180 11/21/1964 Coquette Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 13181 11/21/1964 Ruby Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 13182 11/21/1964 Stella by starlight Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 13183 11/21/1964 Rosetta Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 13184 11/21/1964 Dear heart Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 13185 11/23/1964 Sweet Sue, just you Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 13186 11/23/1964 Bye bye baby Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 13187 11/23/1964 Tammy Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 13563 5/25/1965 The poor people of Paris Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 13564 5/25/1965 Arrivederci Roma Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 13565 5/25/1965 Granada Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 13566 5/25/1965 Calcutta Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 13567 5/25/1965 I left my heart in San Francisco Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 13568 5/25/1965 A foggy day Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 13569 5/25/1965 Hawaiian wedding song Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 13570 5/25/1965 Kerry dancers Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
(Results 251-275 of 424 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Dee, Lenny," accessed May 21, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/311643.

Dee, Lenny. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 21, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/311643.

"Dee, Lenny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 21 May 2024.

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

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