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 76-100 of 190 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W145432 10-in. 12/19/1927 Tin pan parade Ford and Glenn Male vocal duet, with piano lyricist  
Columbia W145441 10-in. 12/21/1927 Beautiful Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio lyricist  
Columbia 145623 10-in. 2/8/1928 Tin pan parade Lou Gold Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia 145749 10-in. 3/12/1928 Beautiful Andy Sannella All Star Trio Instrumental trio, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W145819 10-in. 3/20/1928 Beautiful Tracy-Brown's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal trio lyricist  
Columbia 146237 10-in. 5/8/1928 Right or wrong Jane Gray Female vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 146241 10-in. 5/9/1928 That brand new model of mine Happy Martin Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia W146304 10-in. 5/17/1928 Right or wrong Clint Jones Male vocal solo, with violin and piano lyricist  
Columbia W146849 10-in. 8/16/1928 Right or wrong Art Gillham Male vocal solo, with cornet and piano lyricist  
Columbia W147511 10-in. 11/16/1928 Withered roses Carmen Lombardo ; Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W147844 10-in. 2/4/1929 Hobo Joe Pearce Brothers Male vocal duet lyricist  
Columbia W147870 10-in. 1/21/1929 Who wouldn't be jealous of you? The Knickerbockers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia 147910 10-in. 2/1/1929 Who wouldn't be jealous of you? Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia 148005 10-in. 2/28/1929 True blue Lester Cortes ; Jerome Conrad Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W148042 10-in. 3/7/1929 True blue Art Gillham Male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W148197 10-in. 4/9/1929 Honey Ben Selvin and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W148410 10-in. 5/3/1929 Honey Oscar Grogan Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet lyricist  
Columbia [W]148435 10-in. 4/12/1929 Honey The Four Aces Male vocal quartet, with guitar and steel guitar lyricist  
Columbia 148522 10-in. 5/14/1929 Honey Jim Andrews ; Barney Trimble and his Oklahomans Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W149712 10-in. 12/11/1929 Do ya love me? (Just a tiny bit, do ya?) Selvin’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W149819 10-in. 2/20/1930 Love is like that Cafe Ray West Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal trio lyricist  
Columbia 150124 10-in. 3/26/1930 Kiss me with your eyes Sam Lanin Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W150485 10-in. 4/21/1930 Kiss me with your eyes Ben Selvin and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W150625 10-in. 7/8/1930 Right or wrong Jim Andrews ; Louisiana Collegians [Lloyd Keating and his Music] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W150920 10-in. 10/31/1930 Drifting and dreaming Joe Green's Marimba Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
(Results 76-100 of 190 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Gillespie, Haven," accessed October 21, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106488.

Gillespie, Haven. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 21, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106488.

"Gillespie, Haven." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 21 October 2021.

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