Melville Morris 
Last updated: 01.02.24
There is virtually nothing known about Melville Morris other the few works that he published. Amongst these he is known to have composed the ragtime numbers Kangaroo Hop (1915). a fox trot rag described below and music for the song That Ragtime Regiment Band (1912) to which A. Seymour Brown provided the lyrics.

url15.gif Melville Morris Biography and list of works by "Perfessor" Bill Edwards  
  Title Co-Author(s) Sequencer
audiomidi15.gif Kangaroo Hop (1915), The J. Cowles
audiomidi15.gif That Ragtime Regimental Band (1912) James Pitt-Payne
  Title (Release Year) Performers Instruments
     Performer CD Title Supplier
Ragtime Music CDs:
cd15.gif Jenks/Grinstead Ragtime Bigtime flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Heidelberg Quintet Floating Down the River flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Jack Bradshaw Takes Two [Ragtime Piano Duos] flag15us.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Bill Edwards Syncopated Safari
Item Title Available €     £     $     Other
DBE761 The Kangaroo Hop (1915) - Fox Trot
D/A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3½ mins.
out-of-print €12.00 £10.00 $15.50  
     Title Instruments Remarks
sm15.gif Kangaroo Hop (1915), The D/A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifpdf15.gifwvicon.gif
     Title Attribution Instruments Source Remarks
pdf15.gif Cute and Pretty (1917) M. Morris (music) Piano IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Down Around the River (1919) M. Morris (music)
J. Yellen (words)
Elizabeth M. Murray (perf.)
Piano, Voice Indiana wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Kangaroo Hop (1915), The M. Morris (music) Piano IMSLP Pub.
That Ragtime Regimental Band (1912) M. Morris (music)
A. Seymour Brown (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP
Tiddle-De-Winks (1916) M. Morris (music)
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 10 works by Melville Morris. It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: ER pdf15.gif
Title Year Attribution Remarks
That Ragtime Regimental Band 1912 A. Seymour Brown (words)  wvicon.gif audiomidi15.gif
Kangaroo Hop, The 1915 Midi Ragtime Recorder Ensemble (perf.)  Pub. audiomidi15.gif audiodbemp315.gif
On the Bay of Old Bombay 1915 Edward Madden (words)  Pub.
Tiddle-De-Winks 1916  Pub.
Cute and Pretty 1917  Pub.
Who's Who 1917  Pub.
Down Around the River at the Dixie Jubilee 1919 Jack Yellen (words)
Elizabeth M. Murray (perf.)
Nice 'n Breezy 1919 Harry Akst (co-author)  youtube15.jpg
Step on It 1919  Pub.
Pyjama Blues 1923 William K. Wells (words)
Ethel Rosevere (perf.)
     Composer Title Performer
youtube15.jpg M. Morris Nice 'n Breezy (0:00) Ragtime Dorian Henry