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|
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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