The Cats and the Fiddle were one of the many African American vocal groups who sprang to fame following the breakthrough of The Ink Spots and The Mills Brothers during the 1930s. Their signature hit, "I Miss You So" is considered to be a classic of the genre and must have sold considerable numbers to have been covered & revived so many times over the years. The group were different to many of the same period especially on their up-tempo material which was almost frenetic by comparison. Their harmonies were incredibly tight and their overall sound signalled what was to come when doo wop arrived in the early 1950s. They were also adept at blues based material and their version of "I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water" holds it's own with any of the later bluesier versions as does "I'm Gonna Pull My Hair". If there was ever an outfit that could be said to epitomize the genre loosely known as jump and jive this is the one. Hip and then some!
The Cats and the Fiddle were one of the many African American vocal groups who sprang to fame following the breakthrough of The Ink Spots and The Mills Brothers during the 1930s. Their signature hit, "I Miss You So" is considered to be a classic of the genre and must have sold considerable numbers to have been covered & revived so many times over the years. The group were different to many of the same period especially on their up-tempo material which was almost frenetic by comparison. Their harmonies were incredibly tight and their overall sound signalled what was to come when doo wop arrived in the early 1950s. They were also adept at blues based material and their version of "I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water" holds it's own with any of the later bluesier versions as does "I'm Gonna Pull My Hair". If there was ever an outfit that could be said to epitomize the genre loosely known as jump and jive this is the one. Hip and then some!
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That's On Jack Thats On: Selected Singles 1939-50
Artist: Cats & The Fiddle
Format: CD
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1. Nuts to You
2. Killin' Jive
3. Gangbusters
4. Please Don't Leave Me Now
5. Killer Diller Man from the South
6. Thursday Evening Swing
7. We Cats Will Swing for You
8. I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water
9. Chant of the Rain 1
10. Till the Day I Die 1
11. I Miss You So 1
12. Public Jitterbug No. 1 1
13. When I Grow Too Old to Dream 1
14. Left with the Thought of You 1
15. Gone 1
16. Mr. Rhythm Man 1
17. That's on, Jack, That's on 1
18. Just a Roamer 1
19. Hep Cats' Holiday 2
20. You're So Fine 2
21. Pig's Idea 2
22. Hushabye Love 2
23. Swing the Scales 2
24. I'll Always Love You Just the Same 2
25. One Is Never Too Old to Swing 2
26. If I Dream of You 2
27. I'm Gonna Pull My Hair (And Let My Wig Fall Down) 2
28. My Darling 2
29. I'm Singing (So Help Me) 3
30. Til I Met You 3
31. Crawlin' Blues 3
32. I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire 3
33. Blue Skies 3
34. Lawdy, Clawdy 3
35. Sighing and Crying 3
36. Another Day 3
37. Stomp, Stomp 3
38. Part of Me 3
39. Life's Too Short 4
40. My Sugar's Sweet to Me 4
41. Romance Without Finance 4
42. Please Don't Leave Me Now 4
43. Shorty's Got to Go 4
44. That's My Desire 4
45. When Elephants Roost in Bamboo Trees 4
46. Where Are You 4
47. Darling Can't We Make a Date 4
48. I'm Afraid of You 4
49. That's What I Thought You Said 5
50. I'll Never, Never Let You Go 5
51. Start Talking, Baby 5
52. Wine Drinker 5
53. Lover Boy

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The Cats and the Fiddle were one of the many African American vocal groups who sprang to fame following the breakthrough of The Ink Spots and The Mills Brothers during the 1930s. Their signature hit, "I Miss You So" is considered to be a classic of the genre and must have sold considerable numbers to have been covered & revived so many times over the years. The group were different to many of the same period especially on their up-tempo material which was almost frenetic by comparison. Their harmonies were incredibly tight and their overall sound signalled what was to come when doo wop arrived in the early 1950s. They were also adept at blues based material and their version of "I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water" holds it's own with any of the later bluesier versions as does "I'm Gonna Pull My Hair". If there was ever an outfit that could be said to epitomize the genre loosely known as jump and jive this is the one. Hip and then some!