The Swing Shift Shuffle is a radio program of swing, big band, jazz, boogie woogie and other popular music from the 1930's and 40's that airs every Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (US Central Time) on WEVL 89.9 FM in Memphis, Tennessee, with a live webcast at In addition to the radio show, this blog is dedicated to all aspects of the Swing Era, including art, automobiles, cartoons, comics, history, movies, music, news, science, technology, and anything else that happened during that time. It also includes announcements about events in the Memphis/Mid-South area related to the Swing Era, such as classic movies, concerts, dances, lectures, etc. If you see something that fits the description, send it to me at If you would like more information about the radio show, just go to the Radio Show FAQ page.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Merrie Melodies: A Tale of Two Kitties

This cartoon is one of my all time favorites from the Internet Archive. It features an Abbott & Costello parody, a Victory garden, a reference to the Hays Office; and of course, what I understand to be Tweety Bird's animation debut, before the censors made Warner Bros. clothe him with the now iconic yellow feathers.

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