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 176-200 of 424 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca NA 11323 11/22/1960 April in Paris Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 11324 11/22/1960 Mr. Lucky Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 11325 11/22/1960 Patricia, it's Patricia Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 11326 11/23/1960 Tequila Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 11327 11/23/1960 Honky tonk Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 11328 11/23/1960 Twilight time Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 11579 6/19/1961 Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 11580 6/19/1961 Silver bells Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 11581 6/19/1961 Parade of the wooden soldiers Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 11585 6/20/1961 Christmas time is here Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 11586 6/20/1961 Auld Lang Syne Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 11587 6/20/1961 Mister Santa Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 11588 6/21/1961 Sleigh ride Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 11589 6/21/1961 The Christmas song Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 11590 6/21/1961 Jingle bells Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 11591 6/21/1961 Jingle bell rock Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 11592 6/22/1961 Santa Claus is comin' to town Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 11593 6/22/1961 Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow! Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 12033 5/1/1962 Around the world Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 12034 5/1/1962 Fascination Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 12035 5/1/1962 Anna Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 12036 5/1/1962 Moonglow and theme from Picnic Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 12037 5/1/1962 Brazil Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 12038 5/1/1962 Blues in the night Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 12039 5/2/1962 Baubles, bangles and beads Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
(Results 176-200 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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