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.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Little Brown Jug

In this encore from 2011, a bunch of squirrels are making apple cider (the strong kind), and spill it into the river, causing inebriation among the wildlife drinking at its banks.  The sing-a-long "Little Brown Jug" follows.  From the Internet Archive, here is the 1948 Famous Studios "Screen Song":  Little Brown Jug

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