Organist Dee had an instrumental hit single in February 1955 with his composition Plantation Boogie. This, his first album, contained that recording and Dee's interpretation of standards. A 45-rpm extended play set was also issued, but missing four selections appearing on the 12-inch LP.
Billboard predicted that the album would be a "big seller", noting the large number of unusual sonic effects created on the organ, as well as the vivacity of Dee's playing.Cashbox listed the album as high as ninth on their album charts. On the Billboard albums chart, the album peaked at No. 11.
^Lenny Dee (1955). Dee-Lightful (12-inch LP phonograph record). Decca Records. DL 8114. These recordings are also available on Decca Extended Play Record ED-735 (45 rpm) except selections 2, 3, 5, and 6 of Side Two.