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, May 29, 2015

Betty Boop: Kitty From Kansas City

It seems about time for Betty Boop to make another appearance, and this time she stars as the title character of a little singalong featuring Rudy Vallee.  Like many a true artist, Betty was willing to make sacrifices for her art, and she put on a few pounds for this role.  From the Internet Archive, here is the 1931 Max Fleischer cartoon, Kitty From Kansas City

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