1928

1928, Jan. 9                           

New York: recorded 3 titles for Columbia, accompanied by 4 piece group probably being Murray Kellner, violin, Andy Sannella, alto sax/clarinet/guitar, Rube Bloom, piano, Eddie King, celeste:

                                                                145491-2 Gee! But I'm Blue

                                                                145491-3 Gee! But I'm Blue                                                                             

                                                                                (Little - Rose - Harris)

                                                                                Col 1392-D

                                                                145492-1 Nobody's Lonesome But Me

                                                                145492-3 Nobody's Lonesome But Me

                                   (Malie - de Voll - Vincent)

                                                                                Col 1492-D

                                                                145493-1 Just For Tonight (Sannella)

                                                                145493-3 Just For Tonight (Sannella)

                                                                                (Cobb)

                                                                                Col 1619-D

1928, Jan. 10                          New York: recorded 4 titles for Columbia, accompanied by Murray Kellner, violin and Rube Bloom, piano:

                                                                145499-2  So Tired

                                                                145499-3  So Tired

                                                                                (Little - Sizemore)

                                                                                Col 1282-D

                                                                145500-3 You'd Rather Forget Than Forgive

                                                                                (Johnson - Davis)

                                                                                Col 1282-D

                                                                145501-1 In My Sweetheart's Arms

                                                                145501-3 In My Sweetheart's Arms

                                                                                (Elliott - J. Russell Robinson -Art Gillham)

                                                                                Col 1492-D

                                                                145502-3 Silver-Haired Sweetheart

                                                                                (Herscher)

                                                                                Col 1319-D

1928, Jan. 11                         

New York: recorded 4 titles for Columbia,  accompanied by Anday Sannella on clarinet, alto sax, flute, guitar and effects; Murray Kellner on violin; Rube Bloom on piano:

                                                                145505-2 Chinatown, My Chinatown

                                                                145505-3 Chinatown, My Chinatown

                                                                                (Jerome - Schwartz)

                                                                                Col 1619-D

                                                                145506-2 My Heart's Aching For My Old Gal

                                                                145506-3 My Heart's Aching For My Old Gal

                                                                                (Rose - de Voll)

                                                                                Col 1619-D

                                                                145507-1 Who Gives You All Your Kisses?

                                                                145507-3 Who Gives You All Your Kisses?

                                                                                (Elbel - Elbel)

                                                                                Col 1319-D

                                                                145508-1-2 I'm Just A Rollin' Stone (piano solo)

                                                                                (Wendell Hall - Art Gillham)

                                                                                not issued (resumed on  January 23, 1928)

1928, Jan. 17                                                                                          

New York: recorded 1 title for Columbia accompanied by Murray Kellner,  violin, Andy Sannella, alto sax and guitar, Rube Bloom, piano

                                                                145539-1 The Hours I Spent With You

                                                                145539-3 The Hours I Spent With You

                                                                                (Lewis - Young - Little)

                                                                                Col 1353-D

1928, Jan. 19                          New York: recorded 1 title for Columbia, accompanied by Dale Wimbrow, harmonica:

                                                                145553-1-2-3 Think Of Me, Thinking Of You

                                                                                (Wimbrow - Abbott)

                                                                                not issued

1928, Jan. 23                          New York: recorded 2 piano solo titles for Columbia as "Barrel-House Pete":

                                                                145562-2 I'm Just A Rollin' Stone

                                                                145562-3 I'm Just A Rollin' Stone

                                                                                (Wendell Hall - Art Gillham)

                                                                                Col 14308-D (resumed from January 11, 1928)

                                                                145563-2 Pussy

                                                                145563-3 Pussy

                                                                                (Art Gillham)

                                                                                Col 14308-D

1928, Feb. 23                         New York, recorded 1 title for Columbia:

                                                                145676-1 I Found You Out When I Found You In Somebody Else's Arms  (4 takes)

                                                                145676-2 I Found You Out When I Found You In Somebody Else's Arms

                                                                                (O'Flynn - Ponce)

                                                                                Col 1353-D

1928, Mar                               Record released: Columbia 1253-D.  

1928, April                             Record released: Columbia 1282-D.

1928, Apr. 24                        

New Orleans: recorded 4 titles for Columbia, all piano solos, under name  "Barrel-House Pete": Brian Rust speculated that this Barrel-House Pete recording was by Art Gillham because of the January 23, 1928 recording. That it is Art Gillham is shown in that he was playing a theatre date in New Orleans on April 24, 1928 and one of the songs recorded is his composition: Hesitation Blues.

                                                                146181-1-2 St. Louis Blues

                                                                                (W.C. Handy)

                                                                                not issued

                                                                146182-1-2 Memphis Blues

                                                                                (W.C. Handy)

                                                                                not issued

                                                                146183-1-2 Some Of These Days

                                                                                (Shelton Brooks)

                                                                                not issued

                                                                146184-1-2 Hesitation Blues

                                                                                (Billy Smythe - Scott Middleton - Art Gillham)

                                                                                not issued

According to Brian Rust: "All takes of the above four titles were originally passed for issue, but a note written on the file cards reads `Reject - our letter to Mr Dodds 8-17-32. Ben Selvin.' By that date Art was no longer recording for Columbia.

1928, May                              Record released: Columbia 1319-D.

1928, May 10                         Record released: Columbia 14308-d (Barrelhouse Pete). 6750 copies pressed.

1928, June                              Record released: Columbia 1353-D.

1928, July                               Record released: Columbia 1392-D.

1928, August                          Record released: Columbia 1429-D

1928, Aug. 15                        New York: recorded 3 titles for Columbia:

                                                                146845-3 It's Never Too Late To Be Sorry

                                                                                (J.E. Dempsey - Joe Burke)

                                                                                Col 1540-D

                                                                146846-2 My Heart Cries Out For You

                                                                146846-3 My Heart Cries Out For You

                                                                                (George Randall - Art Gillham)

                                                                                Col 1572-D

                                                                146847-2 You Can't Take My Memories From Me

                                                                146847-3 You Can't Take My Memories From Me

                                                                                (Joe Davis - Spencer Williams)

                                                                                Col 1663-D

1928, Aug. 16                        New York: recorded 3 titles for Columbia accompanied by Red Nichols,  cornet and Arthur Schutt, piano:

                                                                146848-2 The Lamp Of Aladin

                                                                146848-3 The Lamp Of Aladin

                                                                                (Johnson - Kennedy - Art Gillham)

                                                                                Col 1663-D

                                                                146849-2 Right Or Wrong

                                                                146849-3 Right Or Wrong

                                                                                (Sizemore - Biese)

                                                                                Col 1540-D

                                                                146850-1 Somebody Else May Be Telling Her Something (She'd Love To Hear From You) 

                                                                146850-2 Somebody Else May Be Telling Her Something (She'd Love To Hear From You) 

                                                                                (Joe Goodwin - Larry Shay)

                                                                                Col 1572-D

1928, Oct                                Record released: Columbia 1472-D.

1928, Nov                              Record released: Columbia 1540-D.

1928, Dec                               Record released: Columbia 1572-D.

1929

1929, Jan                                Record released: Columbia 1619-D.

1929, Feb. 28                        

New York: recorded 2 titles for Columbia accompanied by Red Nichols,  cornet, Andy Sanella, clarinet, Ben Selvin, violin, other strings, Eddie Lang, guitar, Harry Barth, bass, Rube Bloom, piano:

                                                                148008-1 Some Sweet Day  (from Children of the Ritz) (3 takes)

                                                                148008-2 Some Sweet Day  (from Children of the Ritz)

                                                                                (Nat Shilkret - Lew Pollack)

                                                                                Col 1726-D

                                                                148009-2 I Love You, I Love You, I Love You, Sweetheart Of All My Dreams

                                                                148009-3 I Love You, I Love You, I Love You, Sweetheart Of All My Dreams

                                                                                (Fitch - Fitch - Lowe)

                                                                                Col 1726-D

1929, Mar                               Record released: Columbia 1663-D

1929, Mar. 5                           New York: recorded 3 titles for Columbia, probably accompanied by  Andy Sannella, guitar:

                                                                148019-1 Two Little Rooms

                                                                148019-3 Two Little Rooms

                                                                                (Lee Tish)

                                                                                Col 1919-D

                                                                148020-1 Somewhere There's Someone

                                                                148020-3 Somewhere There's Someone

                                                                                (Madson - Art Gillham)

                                                                                Col 1802-D

                                                                148025-1-2-3 You've Made My Dreams Come True

                                                                                (Hornsby - Pomar)

                                                                                not issued (resumed on March 21, 1929)

1929, Mar. 6                          

New York: recorded recorded 3 titles for Columbia, accompanied by Red Nichols, cornet, Andy Sanella, clarinet, Rube Bloom, violin, Harry Barth,  bass, Rube Bloom, piano. The first title was released only in Australia:

                                                                148034-3 My Swanee River Home

                                                                                (Kindel Henderson)

                                                                                Col 01542

                                                                148035-1 Tell Me There's Hope For Me 

                                                                148035-3 Tell Me There's Hope For Me

                                                                                (Davis - Johnson)

                                                                                Col 1944-D

                                                                148036-1 What Wouldn't I Do  (3 takes)

                                                                148036-2 What Wouldn't I Do

                                                                                (Jaffe - Boland)

                                                                                Col 1802-D

1929, Mar. 7                          

New York, recorded 3 titles for Columbia accompanied by Red Nichols,  cornet, Andy Sannella, alto sax, clarint, Eddie Lang, guitar, Harry Barth,  bass, Rube Bloom, piano:

                                                                148041-1-2 I'm Nobody's Baby

                                                                                ((Davis - Ager - Santly)

                                                                                not issued

                                                                148042-2 True Blue

                                                                148042-3 True Blue

                                                                                (Gillespie - Garland)

                                                                                Col 1919-D

                                                                148043-2 On The Alamo  (3 takes)

                                                                                (Gus Kahn - Isham Jones)

                                                                                Col 1944-D

1929, Mar. 8                          

New York, recorded 1 title for Columbia probably accompanied by Red Nichols, cornet, Ben Selvin, violin, unknown second violin, Eddie Lang, guitar, Harry Barth, bass, Rube Bloom, piano:

                                                                148047-1-2-3 Blue Little You, And Blue Little Me (3 takes)

                                                                                (Davis - Johnson)

                                                                                not issued (resumed March 18, 1929)

1929, Mar. 18                         New York: recorded 2 titles for Columbia accompanied by violin on second title:

                                                                148047-5 Blue Little You, And Blue Little Me (as 3-8-29)

                                                                148047-6 Blue Little You, And Blue Little Me (as 3-8-29)

                                                                                (Davis - Johnson)

                                                                                `Col 2016-D          

                                                                148101-1-2-3 I'm Still Caring  (violin accomp)

                                                                                (Rudy Vallee - John Klenner)

                                                                                not issued (resumed on March 29, 1929)

1929, Mar. 21                         New York, recorded 1 title for Columbia:

                                                                148025-4 You've Made My Dreams Come True

                                                                148025-5 You've Made My Dreams Come True

                                                                                (Hornsby - Pomar)

                                                                                Col 1873-D (resumed from March 5, 1929)

1929, Mar. 29                         New York, recorded 2 titles for Columbia accompanied by violin and  piano:

                            148101-4 I'm Still Caring (3 takes)

                                                                148101-5 I'm Still Caring 

                                                                                (Rudy Vallee - John Klenner)

                                                                                Col 1873-D

                                                                148148-2  If You Know What I Know

                                                                148148-3  If You Know What I Know

                                                                                (Howard Johnson - Art Gillham)

                                                                                Col 2016-D

1929, Apr                               Record released: Columbia 1726-D.

1929, May                              Record released: Columbia 1802-D.

1929, June                              Record released: Columbia 1873-D.

1929 Aug                               Record released: Columbia 1919-D and 1944-D.

1929, Nov. 25                       

New York: recorded 4 titles for Columbia probably accompanied by Red Nichols, cornet, Andy Sannella alto sax and/or guitar, or Jimmy Dorsey alto sax, Ben Selvin, violin, a second violin, Harry Barth, bass, Rube Bloom, piano:

                                                                149485-1 Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder

                                                                149485-3 Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder

                                                                                (Young - Warren)

                                                                                Col 2119-D

                                                                149486-1 If You Were The Only Girl In The World  (3 takes)

                                                                149486-2 If You Were The Only Girl In The World

                                                                                (from The Vagabond Lover)

                                                                                (Clifford Gray - Nat D. Ayer)

                                                                                Col 2051-D

                                                                149487-2 Hollywood

                                                                149487-3 Hollywood

                                                                                (Newman - Johnson)

                                                                                Col 2051-D

                                                                149492-1 Have A Little Faith In Me  (3 takes)

                                                                149492-2 Have A Little Faith In Me

                                                                                (from Spring Is Here)

                                                                                (Lewis - Young - Warren)

                                                                                Col 2119-D

1929, Nov. 26                        

New York, recorded 3 titles for Columbia probably accompanied by Red Nichols, cornet, Andy Sannella  or Jimmy Dorsey, clarinet, Ben Selvin, violin, Rube Bloom,  piano:

                                                                149640-1-2-3 If I Had To Do Without You

                                                                                (Pitman)

                                                                                not issued (resumed on December 11, 1929)

                                                                149641-1-2-3 (You'll Always Be) Welcome

                                                                                (Andy Razaf - Paul Denniker)

                                                                                not issued

                                                                                (Columbia file card note: "replaced by 150865 at no cost.")

                                                                149642-1-2-3-4-5-6 Would You Care?

                                                                                (Harris)

                                                                                not issued

Columbia file card shows no dates of recording or disposition, however takes 4-6 are shown as February 12,  1930 in Brian Rust's Complete Entertainment Discography

                              

1929, Nov. 27                        New York, recorded 3 titles for Columbia first 2 titles have violin, train effects and bells:

                                                                149648-1 Just Forget

                                                                149648-3 Just Forget

                                                                                (Tebben - Billy Smythe- Art Gillham)

                                                                                Col 2245-D

                                                                                Vocalion 3028

                                                                149649-1-2-3 Tonight

                                                                                (Billy Smythe - Art Gillham)

                                                                                not issued (resumed December 11, 1929)

                                                                149650-1-2-3 You Don't Care

                                                                                (Coots - Art Gillham)

                                                                                not issued (resumed December 9, 1929)

1929, Dec. 9                           New York: recorded 1 title for Columbia:

                                                                149650-4-5-6 You Don't Care

                                                                                (Coots - Art Gillham)

                                                                                not issued (resumed December 14, 1929)

1929, Dec. 11                         New York, recorded 2 titles for Columbia accompanied by violin and  piano:

                                                                149640-4 If I Had To Do Without You

                                                                149640-6 If I Had To Do Without You

                                                                                (Pitman)

                                                                                Col 2189-D (resumed from November 26, 1929)

                                                                149649-5 Tonight

                                                                                (Billy Smythe - Art Gillham)

                                                                                Col 2245-D

                                                                                Vocalion  3028

1929, Dec. 14                         New York, recorded 1 title for Columbia:

                                                                149650-7 You Don't Care

                                                                149650-8 You Don't Care

                                                                                (Coots - Art Gillham)                                                                          

                                                                                Col 2189-D (resumed from December 9, 1929)

 

1930

 

1930, Feb 1                            Columbia List shows release of Columbia 2051-D.

1930, Feb. 12                         New York, may have recorded 1 title for Columbia:

                                                                149642-4-5-6 Would You Care

                                                                                (Harris)

                                                                                not issued (see note on November 26, 1929)

1930, Apr. 1                           Columbia list show release of Columbia 2119-D

1930, June                              Record release: Columbia 2189-D.

1930, July 24                         

New York: recorded 4 titles for Columbia accompanied by Mannie Klein,  trumpet, Benny Goodman on clarinet, Ben Selvin, violin, Eddie Lang, guitar, Rube Bloom, piano, bells and whistles:

                                                                                150661-1 Good Evenin'  (3 takes)

                                                                                150661-2 Good Evenin'

                                                                                (Seymour - O'Flynn - Hoffman)

                                                                                Col 2291-D

                                                                150662-1 Confessin' (That I Love You)

                                                                150662-3 Confessin' (That I Love You)

                                                                                (Neiburg - Daugherty - Reynolds)

                                                                                Col 2265-D

1930, July 30                         

New York: recorded 2 titles for Columbia with same accompanment as on July 24, 1930. He recorded I'm Drifting Back To Dreamland on October  19, 1926 as a piano solo:

                                                                150665-1 My Heart belongs To The Girl Who Belongs To Somebody Else  (3 takes)

                                                                150665-2 My Heart belongs To The Girl Who Belongs To Somebody Else

                                                                                ((Al Sherman - Al Lewis)

                                                                                Col 2265-D

                                                                150666-2 I'm Drifting Back To Dreamland

                                                                150666-3 I'm Drifting Back To Dreamland

                                                                                (Charlesworth - Harrison - Sadler) (a Ted Browne song)

                                                                                Col 2291-D

1930, Aug                              Record release: 2245-D and 2265-D.

1930, Oct. 7                           

New York, records 2 titles for Columbia accompanied by Alex Hill. Art Gillham does not play piano on these recordings:

                                                                150865-1 Passing Time With Me  (3 takes)

                                                                150865-2 Passing Time With Me

                                                                                (Alex Hill)

                                                                                Col 2331-D

                                                                150866-1 When They Changed My Name To A Number

                                                                150866-3 When They Changed My Name To A Number

                                                                                (Carter - Gordon - Osborne)

                                                                                Col 2331-D

1930                                        Record released: Columbia 2291-D.

1930, Nov. 6                          New York, recorded 2 titles for Columbia:

                                                                150939-2 Gazing At The Stars

                                                                150939-3 Gazing At The Stars

                                                                                (Crawford - Fairman)

                                                                                Col 2349-D

                                                                150940-2 To Whom It May Concern

                                                                150940-3 To Whom It May Concern

                                                                                (Gottler - Mitchell - Myer)

                                                                                Col 2349-D

 

1931

1931, Jan                                Record released: Columbia 2331-D

1931, Jan. 5                          

New York, recorded 2 titles accompanied by clarinet, alto sax, and piano and was joined by The Rondoliers Quartet on one title:

                                                                151144-3 Shine On Harvest Moon (Rondoliers)

                                                                                (Jack Norworth - Nora Bayes)

                                                                                Col 2374-D

                                                                                Vocalion 3027

                             15145-2 If You're Happy I'll Be Glad (3 takes)

                                                                                (Howard Johnson - Art Gillham)

                                                                                Col 2374-D   

                                                                                Vocalion 3027

1931, Feb                               Record released: Columbia 2349-D

1931, Feb. 4                           New York, recorded 2 titles for Columbia:

                                                                151272-2 Something Reminds Me Of You

                                                                151272-3 Something Reminds Me Of You

                                                                                (Billy Smythe - Art Gillham)

                                                                                Col 2451-D

                                                                151273-3 If You Haven't Got A Girl

                                                                                (Davis - Hoffman - Vallee)

                                                                                Col 2451-D

1931, Mar                               Record release: Columbia 2374-D

1931, Mar. 12                         New York: recorded 2 titles for Columbia:

                                                                151415-1-2-3 Another Broken Heart

                                                                                (Johnson - Davis)

                                                                                not issued

                                                                151416-1-2-3 As Long As We Have Each Other

                                                                                ( _____ )

                                                                                not issued

1931, May 12                         New York, recorded 2 titles for Columbia:

                                                                151551-1-2 You Are The Rose Of My Heart

                                                                                (Allison - Kendis)

                                                                                not issued (resumed on May 26, 1931)

                                                                151552-1-2-3 You Treat Me Like A Baby 

                                                                                (Jack Palmer)

                                                                                not issued

1931, May 26                         New York, recorded his final 2 titles for Columbia:

                                                                151551-3 You Are The Rose Of My Heart

                                                                151551-4 You Are The Rose Of My Heart

                                                                                (Allison - Kendis)

                                                                                Col 2506-D (resumed from May 12, 1931)

                                                                151571-1 Just A Minute More To Say Goodbye

                                                                151571-2 Just A Minute More To Say Goodbye

                                                                                ((Lewin - Gusman)

                                                                                Col 2506-D

1931, June                              Record release: Columbia 2451-D

1931, July                               Record release: Columbia 2506-D Art's last Columbia Record.

1931                                       

Chicago. Art recorded an unknown number of titles for Allied Transcriptions. The exact dates, matrix numbers and release numbers are unknown. Art  recalled the transcriptions as made in Chicago in 1931.  The known titles are:

                                                                Song Without A Name

                                                                If You Believe In Me

                                                                Looking For Someone To Love

                                                                If You're Happy, I'll Be Glad

                                                                I Don't Suppose

                                                                Something Reminds Me Of You

                                                                When You Pressed Your Lips To Mine

                                                                Silver-Haired Sweetheart

                                                                I'm A Millionaire, For I Have You

                                                                I'm Losing You

                                                                I'm Lonesome For You, That's All

                                                                I Laughed At Love Before I Found You

 

1934

1934, Early                            

Columbia Records was acquired by American Record Corp when Grigsby-Grunow Company failed. ARC purchased Columbia for $70,000. It already had purchased Brunswick, Vocalion, Perfect, Banner and other labels. Apparently this resulted in several of Art Gillham's Columbia recordings to be re-released on Vocalion and Perfect, possibly to take advantage of his new recording release on Bluebird.

1934, Mar. 31                   San Antonio: recorded two titles for RCA Victor accompanied by Billy     Smythe:

                                                                82740-1 Somebody Painted My Dream Castle Blue

                                                                                Bluebird   B-5454

                                                                82741-1  Alone (I'd Rather Be Alone)

                                                                                 Bluebird B-5454  

1934, May 20                         Bluebird Supplement lists B-5454.

 

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