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 151-175 of 190 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick E29077 10-in. 1/18/1929 Honey Clevelanders ; Dick Robertson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) lyricist  
Brunswick E29138 10-in. 1/21/1929 Honey Chester Gaylord Male vocal solo, with steel guitar and piano lyricist  
Brunswick E31026 10-in. 10/14/1929 Nenita Pilar Arcos ; Los Castilians Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Brunswick E34394 10-in. Sept. 1930 Drifting and dreaming Castlewood Marimba Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet lyricist  
Brunswick E35885 10-in. 12/30/1930 The Sleepy Town Express Detroiters ; Milt Shaw Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick E36219 10-in. 3/4/1931 Beautiful love Mark Fisher’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Brunswick E36458 10-in. 4/11/1931 Beautiful love Regent Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Brunswick E36480 10-in. 3/17/1931 Fool me some more! Detroiters ; Milt Shaw Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Brunswick E36672 10-in. 4/29/1931 Beautiful love Regent Club Orchestra [Victor Young Orchestra] ; Victor Young Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Brunswick E37369 10-in. 11/20/1931 By the sycamore tree Art Kahn's Orchestra [Brunswick Studio Orchestra] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Brunswick E2452-E2454 10-in. 2/16/1926 Blinky Moon Bay Night Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Brunswick E2518-E2520 10-in. 2/19/1926 Drifting and dreaming Ben Selvin and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with guitar duet (Hawaiian) lyricist  
Brunswick E3338-E3340 10-in. 6/30/1926 Breezin’ along with the breeze Blue Ribbon Quartet Male vocal quartet lyricist  
Brunswick E3664-E3665 10-in. 9/2/1926 Breezin’ along with the breeze The Ambassadors [Brunswick Records] ; Louis Katzman Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio lyricist  
Brunswick E3763-E3764 10-in. 9/13/1926 Breezin’ along with the breeze The Ambassadors [Brunswick Records] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio lyricist  
Brunswick E17692-E17694 10-in. 1/27/1926 Blinky Moon Bay Volunteer Firemen Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet songwriter  
Brunswick E17989-E17991 10-in. 2/15/1926 Drifting and dreaming (Sweet paradise) Jack Denny Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal ensemble (Hawaiian) songwriter  
Brunswick E18140-E18142 10-in. 3/1/1926 Drifting and dreaming Jack Denny Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal quintet lyricist  
Brunswick E22003-E22004 10-in. 3/18/1927 Down Kentucky way Wendell W. Hall Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet lyricist  
Brunswick E24692-E24694 10-in. 10/11/1927 Tin pan parade Vaughn De Leath Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick E26270-E26272 10-in. 1/25/1928 Beautiful Century Serenaders ; Harry Reser Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (takes E26272, E7016 1/2) songwriter  
Brunswick E26520-E26522 10-in. 2/15/1928 Beautiful Colonial Club Orchestra ; Scrappy Lambert Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (E26522) songwriter  
Brunswick E31705-E31706 10-in. Dec. 1929 Do ya’ love me? (Just a tiny bit, do ya’?) Bob Haring Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal; without vocal (take G) lyricist  
Edison 9017 10-in. 6/8/1923 Honey, dat's all Criterion Quartet ; Elizabeth Spencer Soprano vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 9293 10-in. 12/18/1923 You're in Kentucky sure as you're born Ernest Hare ; Billy Jones Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
(Results 151-175 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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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106488

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