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 51-75 of 424 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 89133 1/8/1956 Hawaiian war chant Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 89134 1/8/1956 Let me call you sweetheart Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 100636 9/12/1956 Undecided Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 100637 9/12/1956 Dream Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 100638 9/12/1956 This can't be love Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 100639 9/12/1956 Tara lara Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 100640 9/12/1956 If you knew Susie Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 100641 9/12/1956 High tide boogie Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 100642 9/12/1956 I'll see you in my dreams Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 100643 9/12/1956 Stormy weather Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 100644 9/12/1956 Goodnight sweet love Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 100645 9/12/1956 In the mood Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 100646 9/12/1956 Rose room Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 100647 9/12/1956 Down home rag Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 100648 9/13/1956 Honky tonk train blues Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 100649 9/13/1956 My blue heaven Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 100650 9/13/1956 I wonder, I wonder, I wonder Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 100651 9/13/1956 My buddy Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 100652 9/13/1956 San Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 100653 9/13/1956 Melody of love Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 100654 9/13/1956 Ramblin' down the river Dee Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 102826 6/26/1957 Side by side Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 102827 6/26/1957 Big boogie Dee Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 102828 6/26/1957 Basin Street blues Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 102829 6/26/1957 Satan takes a holiday Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
(Results 51-75 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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