Melville Gideon

Melville J. Gideon (May 21, 1884, New York City – November 11, 1933, London) was an American composer, lyricist and performer of ragtime music, composing many themes for hit Broadway musicals including The Co-Optimists and The Beauty Spot. He was also a director, producer and performer.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 21st, 1884 (New York City), Died November 11th, 1933 (London)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1908 - 1934

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter, piano, arranger

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-6598 10-in. 11/12/1908 Take plenty of shoes Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-6710 10-in. 1/11/1909 The Yankiana rag Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-6714 10-in. 1/12/1909 Oh, you kid Ada Jones ; Billy Murray Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-8073 10-in. 6/24/1909 The billiken man Blanche Ring Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-11012 10-in. 9/26/1911 Mammy's shufflin' dance American Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-23968 10-in. 4/23/1920 Det vet man aldrig Charles G. Widdén Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor B-25000 10-in. 3/4/1921 Underneath Hawaiian skies Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 3939 10-in. ca. 1908 Honor bright, I loves yer right, old pal Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 4002 10-in. ca. Jan.-Mar. 1909 Oh! that Yankiana rag Billy Murray Male vocal solo and female vocal chorus, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 38437 10-in. 11/22/1912 Mammy's shufflin' dance Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 80398 10-in. 6/13/1922 If winter comes Paul Biese’s Novelty Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick 4888 10-in. approximately Dec. 1920 I never realized Isham Jones Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Gramophone 0EA471 10-in. 10/24/1934 Baby didn't know Edward Cooper ; Beatrice Lillie Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Gramophone y15863e 10-in. 10/26/1912 Ragtime improvisation on Rubinstein’s Melody in F Melville Gideon Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Leeds & Catlin [L & C cat 207] 10-in. between late 1908 and early 1909 Oh! That Yankiana rag Arthur Collins Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Leeds & Catlin [L & C cat 219-A] 10-in. between late 1908 and early 1909 Take plenty of shoes (It's a long roam home) Arthur Collins Male vocal solo composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Gideon, Melville," accessed November 25, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102823.

Gideon, Melville. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 25, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102823.

"Gideon, Melville." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 25 November 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102823

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