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 were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 126-150 of 424 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca NA 10077 1/19/1958 Te quiero dijiste Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 10078 1/19/1958 Adios Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 10079 1/19/1958 I get ideas Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 10080 1/19/1958 Cherry pink Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 10480 11/18/1958 Near you Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 10481 11/18/1958 Firefly Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 10482 11/18/1958 It's all in the game Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 10483 11/18/1958 Patricia Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 10484 11/18/1958 Tea for two cha cha Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 10485 11/19/1958 Volare Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 10486 11/19/1958 Who's sorry now Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 10487 11/19/1958 Lazy river Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 10488 11/19/1958 Night train Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 10489 11/19/1958 The Saints rock'n roll Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 10490 11/19/1958 Non dimenticar Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 10491 11/19/1958 There goes my heart Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 10492 11/19/1958 Chicken in the rough Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 10493 11/19/1958 When Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 10500 11/20/1958 Everybody loves a lover Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 10501 11/20/1958 The end Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 10502 11/20/1958 Bill Bailey won't you please come home Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 10680 4/15/1959 Petite fleur Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 10681 4/15/1959 Alabama jubilee Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 10682 4/15/1959 Peter Gunn Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 10686 4/16/1959 I never knew Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
(Results 126-150 of 424 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Dee, Lenny," accessed April 24, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/311643.

Dee, Lenny. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 24, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/311643.

"Dee, Lenny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 24 April 2024.

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

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