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|
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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