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Cats and the Fiddle

The Cats and the Fiddle was an African American singing group formed in 1937 in Chicago and active until 1951, releasing more than 30 gramophone sides during the period. Their instrumentation included a bass (the "fiddle" of the title), tenor guitar, ukulele and Martin tiple, a 10-string ukulele-family instrument.

Their signature song "I Miss You So" has been covered by many artists.

Birth and Death Data: Born Founded 1937, Died Ceased 1951

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1939 - 1950

Roles Represented in DAHR: Vocal group, songwriter

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 26-45 of 45 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-049357 10-in. 7/31/1940 Pig's Idea Chuck Barksdale ; Cats and the Fiddle Male vocal and instrumental quartet, with string bass solo Vocal group  
Victor BS-059135 10-in. 1/20/1941 I'll always love you just the same Cats and the Fiddle Male vocal and instrumental ensemble Vocal group  
Victor BS-059136 10-in. 1/20/1941 I'm singing (So help me) Cats and the Fiddle Male vocal and instrumental ensemble Vocal group  
Victor BS-059137 10-in. 1/20/1941 One is never too old to swing Cats and the Fiddle Male vocal and instrumental ensemble Vocal group  
Victor BS-059138 10-in. 1/20/1941 Until I met you Cats and the Fiddle Male vocal and instrumental ensemble Vocal group  
Victor BS-059139 10-in. 1/20/1941 I'm gonna pull my hair Cats and the Fiddle Male vocal and instrumental ensemble songwriter, Vocal group  
Victor BS-059140 10-in. 1/20/1941 My darling Cats and the Fiddle Male vocal and instrumental ensemble Vocal group  
Victor BS-059141 10-in. 1/20/1941 If I dream of you Cats and the Fiddle Male vocal and instrumental ensemble Vocal group  
Victor BS-059142 10-in. 1/20/1941 Crawlin' blues Cats and the Fiddle Male vocal and instrumental ensemble Vocal group  
Victor BS-064975 10-in. 10/10/1941 I don't want to set the world on fire Cats and the Fiddle Male vocal solo, with vocal and instrumental quartet Vocal group  
Victor BS-064976 10-in. 10/10/1941 Blue skies Cats and the Fiddle Male vocal solo, with vocal and instrumental quartet Vocal group  
Victor BS-064977 10-in. 10/10/1941 Another day Cats and the Fiddle Male vocal solo, with vocal and instrumental quartet Vocal group  
Victor BS-064978 10-in. 10/10/1941 Stomp stomp Cats and the Fiddle Male vocal solo, with vocal and instrumental quartet Vocal group  
Victor BS-070300 10-in. 10/17/1941 Sighing and crying Cats and the Fiddle Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble Vocal group  
Victor BS-070301 10-in. 10/17/1941 Part of me Cats and the Fiddle Male vocal solo, with male vocal duet and instrumental ensemble Vocal group  
Victor BS-070302 10-in. 10/17/1941 Lawdy-clawdy Cats and the Fiddle Male vocal solo, with male vocal duet and instrumental ensemble Vocal group  
Victor BS-070303 10-in. 10/17/1941 Life's too short (to worry about that) Cats and the Fiddle Male vocal solo, with male vocal duet and instrumental ensemble Vocal group  
Decca 76018 3/23/1950 Wine drinker Cats and the Fiddle Vocal group  
Decca 76019 3/23/1950 Out in the cold again Cats and the Fiddle Vocal group  
Decca 76020 3/23/1950 Wine drinker Cats and the Fiddle Vocal group  
(Results 26-45 of 45 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Cats and the Fiddle," accessed April 20, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111291.

Cats and the Fiddle. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 20, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111291.

"Cats and the Fiddle." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 20 April 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111291

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