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 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  
(Results 176-190 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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