(2-CD set) This two CD compilation represents a giant helping of the talents of one of the finest “pop” organists. Lenny Dee originally played the banjo/Ukelele for the patrons of his father’s inn in Logan Square, Chicago he then moved on to playing the accordion to entertain his shipmates during a stint in the U.S. navy, between 1943 and 1945. His first paid job was playing the organ at the Olive Hotel in Tampa. he later won an Arthur Godfrey talent contest and appeared on Jack Parr’s “Tonight” Show and those of Ed Sullivan and Lawrence Welk, as well as working with Jimmy Dorsey among others.
On this compilation we are pretty certain that Boots Randolph is the saxophone player in in several places and possibly Pete Fountain whose clarinet is heard from time to time. the Anita Kerr Singers are present as well and Lenny exercises his vocal chords on half a dozen tracks. With so much to absorb here we hope you’ll find our offering to your liking.