Floyd Morris had a prodigious career performing,recording and composing with The Johnny Pate Quintet (mid-50s), Al Grey, Oscar Brown Jr, Bobby Hutcherson, Donald Byrd, Junior Parker, Little Milton, Andre Williams, Curtis Mayfield, The Staple Singers, Barbara Lewis, Sam Cooke, The Chi-Lites.
Chicagoan Floyd Morris was equally at home playing piano or organ and was kept busy as a session musician in his home city where he appeared on records by Gene Chandler, The Impressions and Etta James amongst many more. It was Morris who played piano (uncredited) on Soulful Strut, the million selling single by Young-Holt Unlimited in 1968.
Prior to that he’d been a member of Four Shades Of Rhythm, a group that was resident at Chicago’s Bar-O-Music venue. Morris had ten singles of his own, with two of these released on Select, plus his only LP The ConSoul Of Floyd Morris released in 1965. An instrumental jazz /soul organ LP, tracks included Pompton Turnpike (named after a road in New Jersey), as particularly r’n’b flavoured jazz groover.