Haven Gillespie

James Lamont Gillespie (February 6, 1888 – March 14, 1975) pen name Haven Gillespie, was an American Tin Pan Alley composer and lyricist. He was the writer of "You Go to My Head", "Honey", "By the Sycamore Tree", "That Lucky Old Sun", "Breezin' Along With The Breeze", "Right or Wrong," "Beautiful Love", "Drifting and Dreaming", and "Louisiana Fairy Tale" (Fats Waller's recording of which was used as the first theme song in the PBS Production of This Old House), each song in collaboration with other people such as Beasley Smith, Ervin R. Schmidt, Richard A. Whiting, Wayne King, and Loyal Curtis. He also wrote the seasonal standard "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town".

Birth and Death Data: Born February 6th, 1888 (Covington), Died March 14th, 1975 (Las Vegas)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1919 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter, composer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 190 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-24895 10-in. 3/2/1921 Some little bird Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with whistling composer  
Victor B-25445 10-in. 6/28/1921 Dreamy paradise Hawaiian Trio Male vocal duet, with instrumental trio (Hawaiian) songwriter  
Victor B-25464 10-in. 7/15/1921 Dreamy paradise Charles Hart ; Elliott Shaw Male vocal duet, with instrumental trio (Hawaiian) lyricist  
Victor B-26494 10-in. 5/29/1922 Old Kentucky moonlight Sterling Trio Male vocal trio, with piano and orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-27337 10-in. 12/22/1922 I'm just a little blue (for you) Helen Clark ; Lewis James Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-27956 10-in. 5/15/1923 Honey, dat's all Olive Kline Female vocal solo, with celeste and orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-28132 10-in. 6/15/1923 The girl of the olden West Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with harp, piano, and orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-29026 10-in. 11/23/1923 Nearer and dearer Helen Clark ; Lewis James Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-29071 10-in. 12/7/1923 You're in Kentucky sure as you're born Garber-Davis Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-29406 10-in. 1/22/1924 Until to-morrow Helen Clark ; Lewis James Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-29515 10-in. 2/15/1924 You're in Kentucky sure as you're born Frank Crumit Male vocal solo, with piano and ukulele lyricist  
Victor B-29594 10-in. 3/10/1924 Scissor grinder Joe Ross Gorman ; Virginians Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-29833 10-in. 4/3/1924 After a little while Paul Biese’s Novelty Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor B-30976 10-in. 1/21/1924 Sure as you're born "Pep" Carleton Barnard and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BVE-34058 10-in. 12/20/1925 Blinky Moon Bay Charles J. Correll ; Freeman F. Gosden Male vocal duet, with piano songwriter  
Victor BVE-34624 10-in. 2/16/1926 Drifting and dreaming George Olsen and his Music Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio lyricist  
Victor BVE-35940 10-in. 7/26/1926 Breezin' along (With the breeze) Seattle Harmony Kings Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-36046 10-in. 8/16/1926 Breezin' along (With the breeze) The Revelers Male vocal quartet, with piano lyricist  
Victor BVE-41178 10-in. 12/15/1927 Tin pan parade The Troubadours Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet lyricist  
Victor BVE-41365 10-in. 12/9/1927 Hasta mañana Flavio Plasencia Male vocal solo, with violin, cello, and piano lyricist  
Victor BVE-41538 10-in. 1/11/1928 Tin pan parade Charlie Farrell ; Jim Miller Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor BVE-45583 10-in. 6/13/1928 Beautiful National Cavaliers Male vocal quartet, with piano lyricist  
Victor BVE-48616 10-in. 11/23/1928 Withered roses Jean Goldkette Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-48627 10-in. 11/27/1928 Who wouldn't be jealous of you? Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BVE-49930 10-in. 2/7/1929 Honey Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
(Results 1-25 of 190 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Gillespie, Haven," accessed September 23, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106488.

Gillespie, Haven. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 23, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106488.

"Gillespie, Haven." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 23 September 2021.

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