The Bob Cats was an American dixie-land band formed in the 1930s by Bob Crosby.

Bob Crosby began singing with Anson Weeks (1931-34) and the Dorsey Brothers (1934-35). He led his first band in 1935, when the former members of Ben Pollack's band elected him as titular leader. His most famous band, the Bob-Cats, was a Dixieland jazz group with members from the Bob Crosby Orchestra. Both the Bob Crosby Orchestra and the smaller Bob-Cats group specialized in Dixieland jazz, presaging the traditional jazz revival of the 1940s. Crosby's singing voice was remarkably similar to that of his brother Bing, but without its range.

The Bob Crosby Orchestra and the Bob Cats included (at various times) Yank Lawson, Billy Butterfield, Muggsy Spanier, Matty Matlock, Irving Fazola, Ward Silloway, Warren Smith, Eddie Miller, Joe Sullivan, Bob Zurke, Jess Stacy, Nappy Lamare, Bob Haggart, Walt Yoder, Jack Sperling, and Ray Bauduc. Arrangements for the orchestra were often done by a young trumpeter by the name of Gilbert Portmore who, during the time he was a decorated WWII fighter pilot in the South Pacific, started an Air Force swing band known as Cap'n Portmore's Hepcats.

Fallout 3Edit

The songs "Way Back Home" and "Happy Times", performed by the Bob Cats with Bob Crosby, is used in Fallout 3 and played on Galaxy News Radio.

The song "Dear Hearts and Gentle People" was used in the E3 trailer of Fallout 3.

Fallout 4Edit

All three songs appear together on Diamond City Radio.

Fallout 76Edit

"Dear Hearts and Gentle People" reappears on Appalachia Radio in Fallout 76.


Fallout seriesEdit

YearTitleCredited as/for
2008Fallout 3Way Back Home
Happy Times
Dear Hearts and Gentle People E3 trailer
2015Fallout 4Way Back Home
Happy Times
Dear Hearts and Gentle People
2018Fallout 76Dear Hearts and Gentle People
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