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 (Results 1-25 of 33 records)

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  
Columbia 6891 12-in. approximately 1916 The loving to-to-lo Melville Gideon Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 6892 12-in. approximately 1916 My honolulu girl Melville Gideon Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 74179 12-in. approximately 11/9/1920 It'll be all the same Leslie Henson ; Willie Redstone ; Winter Garden Theatre Orchestra Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 75912 12-in. approximately May 1917 Have you forgotten? Philip Braham ; Comedy Theatre Orchestra ; Jack Hulbert ; Phyllis Monkman Vocal duet with orchestra composer  
Columbia 76142 12-in. approximately 1918 Flora, selection, part 1 Albert W. Ketelbey ; Prince of Wales Theatre Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Columbia 76143 12-in. approximately 1918 Flora, selection, part 2 Albert W. Ketelbey ; Prince of Wales Theatre Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Columbia 76144 12-in. approximately 1918 I like your wonderful eyes Albert W. Ketelbey ; Gertie Millar ; Prince of Wales Theatre Orchestra ; Walter Williams Vocal duet with orchestra composer  
Columbia 76147 12-in. approximately 1918 Pastel blue Albert W. Ketelbey ; Gertie Millar ; Prince of Wales Theatre Orchestra Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 76148 12-in. approximately 1918 I'm so unfortunate Albert W. Ketelbey ; Prince of Wales Theatre Orchestra ; Walter Williams Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 76149 12-in. approximately 1918 Please tell me what to do Helen Beltramo ; Albert W. Ketelbey ; Ralph Lynn ; Prince of Wales Theatre Orchestra ; Blanche Tomlin ; Walter Williams Vocal quartet with orchestra composer  
Columbia 76722 12-in. approximately December 1919 The eclipse, selection Garrick Theatre Orchestra ; J. B. Hastings Orchestra composer  
Columbia 76723 12-in. approximately 12/1/1919 I never realized Garrick Theatre Orchestra ; Nancy Gibbs ; J. B. Hastings ; F. Pope Stamper Vocal duet with orchestra composer  
Columbia 76728 12-in. approximately December 1919 Entracte : I never realized Garrick Theatre Orchestra ; J. B. Hastings Orchestra composer  
Columbia 76729 12-in. approximately 12/1/1919 How you've changed Garrick Theatre Orchestra ; Teddie Gerard ; J. B. Hastings ; Farren Soutar Vocal duet with orchestra composer  
(Results 1-25 of 33 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Gideon, Melville," accessed October 17, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102823.

Gideon, Melville. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 17, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102823.

"Gideon, Melville." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 17 October 2021.

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