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|
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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