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, March 28, 2014

Swing Cleaning

This encore from 2011 features Gabby, who was the Lilliputian town crier in the 1939 animated movie, Gulliver's Travels, and who went on to star in some shorts.  In this cartoon, Gabby helps the king with spring cleaning, with less than optimal results.  From the Internet Archive, here is the 1941 cartoon, Swing Cleaning.

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