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 151-175 of 424 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca NA 10687 4/16/1959 What can I say after I say I'm sorry Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 10688 4/16/1959 I'll be seeing you Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 10689 4/16/1959 Ace in the hole Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 10690 4/16/1959 Plantation boogie No.2 Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 10691 4/16/1959 Tricky Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 10692 4/16/1959 Caravan Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 10696 4/17/1959 As I love you Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 10905 11/27/1959 It had to be you Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 10906 11/27/1959 Bye bye blues Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 10907 11/27/1959 Josephine Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 10908 11/27/1959 The gang that sang Heart of my heart Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 10909 11/27/1959 When the red, red robin comes bob, bob, bobbin' along Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 10910 11/27/1959 Girl of my dreams Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 10911 11/27/1959 In a shanty in old shanty town Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 10912 11/27/1959 That old gang of mine Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 10913 11/27/1959 Down by the old mill stream Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 10914 11/27/1959 When I lost you Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 10915 11/27/1959 After the ball Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 10916 11/27/1959 The Darktown Strutters' Ball Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 11317 11/21/1960 The jitterbug waltz Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 11318 11/21/1960 You can't be true, dear Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 11319 11/21/1960 Tico tico Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 11320 11/21/1960 White silver sands Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 11321 11/21/1960 The happy organ Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 11322 11/21/1960 New plantation boogie Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
(Results 151-175 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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