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, February 12, 2016

All The Cats Join In

I just started following a blog called The Swing Slate.  In looking through some recent postings, I found this little gem that is perfect for a Friday afternoon cartoon post.  "All The Cats Join In" was a tune written and performed by Benny Goodman and his Orchestra.  Disney incorporated the tune into an animated short that was released in 1946 as part of an anthology film called Make Mine Music, consisting of ten unrelated musical shorts.  Think Fantasia with popular music rather than classical.  Featuring hep cats and kittens, bobby socks, a jalopy, a malt shop and a juke box, here is "All The Cats Join In."

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