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 - 1950

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter, composer

Recordings (Results 26-50 of 190 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BRC-53038 10-in. 4/20/1931 Beautiful love Lewis James Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BRC-53058 10-in. 4/24/1931 Beautiful love Victor Arden-Phil Ohman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-53525 10-in. 5/29/1929 Honey Mildred Hunt Female vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor PBVE-61047 10-in. 10/28/1930 Fool me some more! Bing Crosby ; Gus Arnheim Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-62206 10-in. 4/24/1930 Kiss me with your eyes Burt Lorin ; Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-63194 10-in. 11/5/1930 The song of the Navy Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo (takes 1-3); with male vocal quintet (takes 4-6) lyricist  
Victor BVE-63677 10-in. 9/29/1930 Drifting and dreaming Bud Billings ; Carson Robison Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor BVE-67410 10-in. 1/22/1931 The Sleepy Town Express Frank Luther ; Victor Arden-Phil Ohman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BVE-67490 10-in. 3/5/1931 So sweet Irving Mills Orchestra ; The Sunshine Boys Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus songwriter  
Victor BVE-70643 10-in. 12/3/1931 By the sycamore tree Jack Fulton ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-73714 10-in. 9/29/1932 Along came love Don Bestor ; Neil Buckley ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet lyricist  
Victor BS-80947 10-in. 10/30/1934 Softly steals the night Art Kassel ; Kassels-in-the-Air Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-84971 10-in. 11/13/1934 Santa Claus is comin' to town George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra ; Sonny Schuyler Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-88776 10-in. 3/6/1935 Louisiana fairy tale Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-88779 10-in. 3/6/1935 Whose honey are you? Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-88978 10-in. 5/28/1935 Rainbow Carl Ravazza ; Tom Coakley Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-89575 10-in. 4/22/1935 Someone I love King’s Men ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet lyricist  
Victor BS-89585 10-in. 4/25/1935 Rainbow George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra ; Sonny Schuyler Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-89588 10-in. 4/25/1935 Someone I love George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra ; Sonny Schuyler Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-92528 10-in. 6/27/1935 Moonlight and magnolias Four Towers Orchestra ; Al Graff ; Ray Nichols Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-95144 10-in. 9/26/1935 Santa Claus is comin' to town Tommy Dorsey Orchestra ; Cliff Weston ; Edythe Wright Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet lyricist  
Victor BS-95531 10-in. 10/19/1935 Santa Claus is comin' to town California Ramblers ; Eddie Lloyd Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor PBVE-189 10-in. 4/28/1926 Blinky Moon Bay Ben Black Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal duet songwriter  
Victor BS-0280 10-in. 9/1/1936 Right or wrong Georgia Crackers ; Emmett Miller Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor BS-021025 10-in. 2/24/1938 You go to my head Larry Clinton Orchestra ; Bea Wain Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
(Results 26-50 of 190 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Gillespie, Haven," accessed October 17, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106488.

Gillespie, Haven. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 17, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106488.

"Gillespie, Haven." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 17 October 2021.

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