The Cats & The Fiddle

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Biography

This African-American vocal/instrumental group from Chicago, Illinois, USA, featured original members Austin Powell (lead vocals, guitar), Jimmy Henderson (first tenor, tipple), Ernie Price (second tenor, tipple) and Chuck Barksdale (bass vocals, bass). The Cats And The Fiddle were one of the finest representatives of the string band/vocal harmony ensembles that were common in black nightclubs during the 40s. The group came together in 1937 as a vocal harmony group patterned after the Mills... Read more

Genres

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swing
jazz
swing jazz
jive
all
lindy hop
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