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 176-190 of 190 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Edison||9713||10-in.||9/16/1924||That's Georgia||Vernon Dalhart ; Merry Sparklers ; Ed Smalle||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet||songwriter|
|Edison||9841||10-in.||11/10/1924||I'm bound for Tennessee||Georgia Melodians||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Edison||10816||10-in.||2/5/1926||Blinky Moon Bay||Arthur Hall ; Jack Stillman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Edison||11083||10-in.||7/1/1926||Breezin' along with the breeze||Johnny Marvin||Male vocal solo and yodeling, with ukulele||lyricist|
|Edison||18359||10-in.||4/2/1928||Tin pan parade||Knoll's Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and male vocal quartet||lyricist|
|Edison||18414||10-in.||4/18/1928||Tin pan parade||Vaughn De Leath||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Edison||18423||10-in.||4/20/1928||Beautiful||Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe||Jazz/dance band, with vocal||lyricist|
|Edison||19115||10-in.||3/19/1929||Who wouldn't be jealous of you||Bernie Stevens Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Edison||19175||10-in.||5/2/1929||Honey||Golden Gate Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Edison||19190||10-in.||5/14/1929||Honey||Vaughn De Leath||Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio||songwriter|
|Edison||N-200||10-in.||4/18/1928||Tin pan parade||Vaughn De Leath||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Edison||N-806||10-in.||3/19/1929||Who wouldn't be jealous of you||Bernie Stevens Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Edison||N-868||10-in.||4/25/1929||Honey||Golden Gate Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Edison||N-894||10-in.||5/14/1929||Honey||Vaughn De Leath||Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||lyricist|
|Victor (Canada)||8360||10-in.||before 6/7/1938||There's honey on the moon tonight||Georgia Day ; Mart Kenney ; Three of a Kind ; Western Gentlemen||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and male vocal trio||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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