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 126-150 of 190 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick 10654-10656 10-in. 5/15/1923 Honey, dat’s all Criterion Quartet Male vocal quartet lyricist  
Brunswick 12826-12828 10-in. 4/8/1924 Until tomorrow James J. Sheridan Male vocal solo, with female vocal trio and orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick 13279-13282 10-in. 6/11/1924 Scissor grinder Joe Gene Rodemich’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick E27541 10-in. 5/11/1928 Right or wrong Peggy English Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick 8Ch-10Ch 10-in. 1/16/1924 You’re in Kentucky sure as you're born Isham Jones Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick C2580 10-in. 11/17/1928 Withered roses Ray Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) songwriter  
Brunswick C2739 10-in. 12/31/1928 Who wouldn’t be jealous of you? Ray Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) songwriter  
Brunswick C2888 10-in. 1/30/1929 True blue Freddie Rose Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Brunswick C3007 10-in. 2/26/1929 True blue Fred Hamm and His Collegians ; Frank Sylvano Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Brunswick C3167 10-in. 3/25/1929 True blue Fred Hamm and His Collegians ; Frank Sylvano Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Brunswick C4373 10-in. 9/18/1929 Until tomorrow Kalaluhi Honolulu Quartet Instrumental quartet, with vocal duet lyricist  
Brunswick C5803 10-in. June 1930 So sweet Frank Sylvano Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) songwriter  
Brunswick C5902 10-in. 7/1/1930 So sweet Jimmie Noone’s Apex Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Brunswick C7199 10-in. 1/10/1931 The Sleepy Town Express Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet; without vocal (take G) lyricist, composer  
Brunswick C413-C415 10-in. 6/22/1926 Breezin’ along with the breeze Abe Lyman’s California Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Brunswick C1464-C1465 10-in. 1/13/1928 Beautiful Dick Powell Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio lyricist  
Brunswick C1513-C1514 10-in. 1/16/1928 Beautiful Edgewater Beach Hotel Orchestra Jazz.dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Brunswick C1601-C1602 10-in. 1/20/1928 Until tomorrow Salerno Brothers Male vocal solo, with accordion lyricist  
Brunswick LAE421 10-in. Feb. 1929 Honey Charles C. Locke Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Brunswick LAE610 10-in. 9/4/1929 Feelin’ the way I do Jesse Stafford Palace Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) songwriter  
Brunswick DAL742 10-in. 10/27/1928 Right or wrong Jap Magee Male vocal solo, with banjo lyricist  
Brunswick TMC2576 10-in. 11/16/1928 Withered roses Bobby Meeker Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal quartet songwriter  
Brunswick TC2669 10-in. 12/13/1928 Withered roses The Ambassadors Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Brunswick TC2859 10-in. 1/25/1929 Who wouldn’t be jealous of you? Bill Hogan ; Pere Marquette Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Brunswick TCL15350 10-in. 11/25/1931 Beautiful love Abbie Mitchell Female vocal solo lyricist  
(Results 126-150 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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