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 26-50 of 424 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 88205 6/22/1955 Five o'clock whistle Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 88206 6/22/1955 Good night sweetheart Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 88207 6/22/1955 Five foot two, eyes of blue Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 89111 1/6/1956 Stompin' at the Savoy Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 89112 1/6/1956 Somebody stole my gal Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 89113 1/6/1956 Honky tonk train blues Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 89114 1/6/1956 Avalon Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 89115 1/7/1956 Yodelin' organ Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 89116 1/7/1956 Delicious Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 89117 1/7/1956 Ain't she sweet Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 89118 1/7/1956 Jersey bounce Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 89119 1/7/1956 Diane (I'm in heaven when I see you smile) Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 89120 1/7/1956 Hot foot boogie Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 89121 1/7/1956 Tarragona Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 89122 1/7/1956 Toot toot tootsie, goodbye Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 89123 1/8/1956 Indian love call Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 89124 1/8/1956 China boy Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 89125 1/8/1956 Josephine Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 89126 1/8/1956 Jumpin' on the organ Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 89127 1/8/1956 Oh you, beautiful doll Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 89128 1/8/1956 'Way down yonder in New Orleans Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 89129 1/8/1956 Fan tango Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 89130 1/8/1956 What is this thing called love Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 89131 1/8/1956 At sundown Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 89132 1/8/1956 Alabamy bound Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
(Results 26-50 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.

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

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