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, July 20, 2015

The Spirit

I've heard of the Spirit, but did not know much about him.  I still don't, but this post on Pappy's Golden Age Comics Blogzine features a Spirit story from 1943.  It looks like the Spirit was just a guy in a blue suit and mask who hung around at a police detective's office waiting for some mystery to solve.  It's a living, I guess.

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