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Art Gillham

Art Gillham (January 1, 1895, St. Louis, Missouri – June 6, 1961, Atlanta, Georgia) was an American songwriter, who was among the first crooners as a pioneer radio artist and a recording artist for Columbia Records.

With Billy Smythe and Scott Middleton he wrote "Hesitation Blues", which he also recorded as one of the first electrical recordings for Columbia Records(Rust). The song is heard in the following movies The Public Enemy, Of Human Bondage and Fireman Save My Child (IMDB). Gillham and Smythe wrote approximately 100 songs together, including "Mean Blues," "Just Forget," "The Deacon Told Me I Was Good," "Just Waiting for You," "Crying Again," "Things That Remind Me of You" (sheet music) and the first successful electrical recording, "You May Be Lonesome" (Rust). With J. Russell Robinson he wrote "In My Sweetheart's Arms".

Birth and Death Data: Born January 1st, 1895, Died June 6th, 1961

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1919 - 1936

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, piano, songwriter, composer, lyricist, leader, guitar

Notes: Often billed as "The Whispering Pianist." Surname spelled "Gilham" on Bluebird disc labels.

Recordings (Results 126-150 of 171 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W148042 10-in. 3/7/1929 True blue Art Gillham Male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W148043 10-in. 3/7/1929 On the Alamo Art Gillham Male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W148047 10-in. 3/8/1929 Blue little you and blue little me Art Gillham Male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W148101 10-in. 3/18/1929 I'm still caring Art Gillham Male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W148148 10-in. 3/29/1929 If you know what I know, you'll know I love you Art Gillham Male vocal solo, with violin and piano songwriter, vocalist  
Columbia W149485 10-in. 11/25/1929 Absence makes the heart grow fonder (For somebody else) Art Gillham Male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W149486 10-in. 11/25/1929 If you were the only girl Art Gillham Male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W149487 10-in. 11/25/1929 Hollywood Art Gillham Male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W149492 10-in. 11/25/1929 Have a little faith in me Art Gillham Male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W149640 10-in. 11/26/1929 If I had to do without you Art Gillham Male vocal solo, with violin and piano vocalist  
Columbia W149641 10-in. 11/26/1929 (You'll always be) Welcome Art Gillham Male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W149642 10-in. Late Nov. 1929 Would you care? Art Gillham Male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W149648 10-in. 11/27/1929 Just forget Art Gillham Male vocal solo, with violin and piano vocalist  
Columbia W149649 10-in. 11/27/1929 Tonight Art Gillham Male vocal solo, with piano and drums lyricist, vocalist  
Columbia W149650 10-in. 11/27/1929 You don't care Art Gillham Male vocal solo, with piano and drums composer, vocalist  
Columbia W150661 10-in. 7/24/1930 Good evenin' Art Gillham Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Columbia W150662 10-in. 7/24/1930 Confessin' (That I love you) Art Gillham Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Columbia W150665 10-in. 7/24/1930 My heart belongs to the girl who belongs to somebody else Art Gillham Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Columbia W150666 10-in. 7/24/1930 I'm drifting back to dreamland Art Gillham Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Columbia [W]150797 10-in. 9/12/1930 In my sweetheart's arms Tom Frawley ; Hotel Pennsylvania Music [Lloyd Keating and his Music] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W150865 10-in. 10/7/1930 Passing time with me Art Gillham ; Alex Hill Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Columbia W150866 10-in. 10/7/1930 When they changed my name to a number Art Gillham ; Alex Hill Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Columbia W150939 10-in. 11/6/1930 Gazing at the stars Art Gillham Male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W150940 10-in. 11/6/1930 To whom it may concern Art Gillham Male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W151144 10-in. 1/5/1931 Shine on, harvest moon Art Gillham Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with alto saxophone and piano vocalist  
(Results 126-150 of 171 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Gillham, Art," accessed December 4, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110519.

Gillham, Art. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 4, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110519.

"Gillham, Art." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 4 December 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110519

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