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.

Thursday, May 26, 2016


Here is an interesting, post-war comic that takes direct aim at the prejudice Japanese-Americans faced at the time, even those who served in the armed forces and fought the Axis.  In this comic, posted on Four Color Shadows, a returning Japanese-American veteran cannot get a job with an airline because the boss is prejudiced against the Japanese.  In an expected but still exciting twist, our hero saves the man's life.

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