Some time in the early 1930s he left the music business worked as a Red Cap at Grand Central Station in New York and then became a member of Father Divine’s Universal Peace Mission Movement. This was a predominately African American fundamentalist Christian cult that believed in the equality of all people and that the leader of the group, Father Divine was the second coming of Christ. Morris changed his name to Brother Pierre and became a follower of Divine. The Universal Peace Mission Movement demanded a life of celibacy, no smoking, drinking, obscenity, profanity, vulgarity, receiving of gifts, presents, and tips. Thomas Morris was the uncle of Jazz pianist Marlowe Morris.
|Thomas Morris and his Seven Hot Babies||Thomas Waller with Morris’ Hot Babies|
|Thomas Morris and his Orchestra||New Orleans Blue Five|
|Thomas Morris Past Jazz Masters|
|St. Louis Blues||Dudley Murphy||1929|