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|
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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