• The CATS AND THE FIDDLE - That's On, Jack, That's On - Selected Singles 1939-1950

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 its 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!

Track Listing

Disc 1

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
10. TILL THE DAY I DIE
11. I MISS YOU SO
12. PUBLIC JITTERBUG No. 1
13. WHEN I GROW TOO OLD TO DREAM
14. LEFT WITH THE THOUGHT OF YOU
15. GONE
16. MR. RHYTHM MAN
17. THAT'S ON, JACK, THAT'S ON
18. JUST A ROAMER
19. HEP CATS' HOLIDAY
20. YOU'RE SO FINE
21. PIG'S IDEA
22. HUSHABYE LOVE
23. SWING THE SCALES
24. I'LL ALWAYS LOVE YOU JUST THE SAME
25. ONE IS NEVER TOO OLD TO SWING
26. IF I DREAM OF YOU
27. I'M GONNA PULL MY HAIR (And Let My Wig Fall Down)

Disc 2

1. MY DARLING
2. I'M SINGING (SO HELP ME)
3. TIL I MET YOU
4. CRAWLIN' BLUES
5. I DON'T WANT TO SET THE WORLD ON FIRE
6. BLUE SKIES
7. LAWDY, CLAWDY
8. SIGHING AND CRYING
9. ANOTHER DAY
10. STOMP, STOMP
11. PART OF ME
12. LIFE'S TOO SHORT
13. MY SUGAR'S SWEET TO ME
14. ROMANCE WITHOUT FINANCE
15. PLEASE DON'T LEAVE ME NOW
16. SHORTY'S GOT TO GO
17. THAT'S MY DESIRE
18. WHEN ELEPHANTS ROOST IN BAMBOO TREES
19. WHERE ARE YOU
20. DARLING CAN'T WE MAKE A DATE
21. I'M AFRAID OF YOU
22. THAT'S WHAT I THOUGHT YOU SAID
23. I'LL NEVER, NEVER LET YOU GO
24. START TALKING, BABY
25. WINE DRINKER
26. LOVER BOY

Other Details
Price Code B
Format 2CD
Release Date September 11th, 2020
UPC Bar Code No 604988 08752 9

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The CATS AND THE FIDDLE - That's On, Jack, That's On - Selected Singles 1939-1950

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