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 6, 1888 (Covington), Died March 14, 1975 (Las Vegas)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1919 - 1950
Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter, composer
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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 193 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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Gillespie, Haven," accessed February 5, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106488.
Gillespie, Haven. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 5, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106488.
"Gillespie, Haven." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 5 February 2023.
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