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 401-424 of 424 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca NA 16325 1/25/1971 Theme from Love Story Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 16552 9/21/1971 Coal miner's daughter Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 16553 9/21/1971 The night they drove Old Dixie Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 16554 9/21/1971 Take me home, country roads Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 16555 9/21/1971 Easy loving Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 16559 9/22/1971 Superstar Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 16560 9/22/1971 If Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 16561 9/22/1971 Sweet memories Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 16562 9/22/1971 How can you mend a broken heart Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 16568 9/24/1971 I don't know how to love him Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 16569 9/24/1971 Another time, another place Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 16570 9/24/1971 Here comes that rainy day Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 16571 9/24/1971 If not for you Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 16853 7/21/1972 Goodbye to love Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 16854 7/21/1972 Sealed with a kiss Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 16855 7/21/1972 Too young Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 16856 7/21/1972 When you say love Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 16857 7/21/1972 Song sung blue Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 16858 7/21/1972 Where is the love Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 16859 7/21/1972 All I ever need is you Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 16860 7/21/1972 Alone again (Naturally) Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 16861 7/21/1972 Brandy (You're a fine girl) Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 16862 7/21/1972 Vaya con Dios Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 16863 7/21/1972 Candy man Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
(Results 401-424 of 424 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Dee, Lenny," accessed April 22, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/311643.

Dee, Lenny. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 22, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/311643.

"Dee, Lenny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 22 April 2024.

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

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