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.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Blaze Baylor, Firefighting Hero

Now here is an interesting twist, posted on Four Color Shadows - a human (i.e. non-super-powered) hero whose gadgets are all designed to help him fight fires.  He is a crime fighting fire fighter!  "Blaze Baylor" uses a grappling rope, a chemical (fire retardant) gun, and a fireproof suit made of "imperbestos."

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