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
|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||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||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|
|Columbia||76730||12-in.||approximately 12/1/1919||Tubby Haig||Garrick Theatre Orchestra ; Teddie Gerard ; J. B. Hastings ; Alfred Lester ; Farren Soutar||Vocal trio with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||76731||12-in.||approximately 12/1/1919||Brazilian glide||Garrick Theatre Orchestra ; Teddie Gerard ; J. B. Hastings||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Gideon, Melville," accessed July 30, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102823.
Gideon, Melville. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 30, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102823.
"Gideon, Melville." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 30 July 2021.
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