Kitty Puss: Old Time Fiddle Music From Kentucky

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Kitty Puss (or more completely Kitty Puss: Old-Time Fiddle Music from Kentucky) is Buddy Thomas' only commercially released album, released by Rounder Records in 1976. The album consists of fiddle tunes that Thomas learned in part from regional fiddlers in Kentucky and around Portsmouth, Ohio, including Morris Allen and Jimmy Wheeler.


Mark Wilson and Guthrie T. Meade produced the album after having discovered Thomas at a Kentucky music festival. Recording was done in 1973 and 1974 in Waldorf, Maryland and Ashland, Kentucky. Several months after recording had finished, Thomas died of a heart attack on October 4th, 1974 at age 39. The album remains as a prime example of the articulate fiddling style of northeastern Kentucky.

Track listing

  1. "Nine Miles Out of Louisville"
  2. "Frankie"
  3. "John Rawl Jamieson"
  4. "Sheeps And Hogs Walking Through The Pasture"
  5. "Georgia Row"
  6. "Briarpicker Brown"
  7. "Stillhouse Branch"
  8. "Blue Goose"
  9. "Yellow Barber"
  10. "Possum up a Simmon Tree"
  11. "Kitty Puss"
  12. "Martha Campbell"
  13. "Turkey In A Peapatch"
  14. "Big Indian Hornpipe"
  15. "The Sweet Sunny South"



  • Producers: Guthrie T. Meade, Mark Wilson
  • Art Direction: Mark Wilson
  • Cover Artwork: Mark Wilson?
  • Photography: Mark Wilson