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 11, 2016

Betty Boop: Old Man Of The Mountain

Here is an encore from 2012 with one of my favorite songs.  In this animated short from Fleischer Studios, Betty Boop and Cab Calloway team up for some musical mischief.  The lyrics in this version of "Old Man of the Mountain" differ somewhat from those of the popular recorded version of the song, in which the Old Man is more pleasant and less menacing.  From the Internet Archive, here is the 1933 cartoon, Old Man Of The Mountain.

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