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, September 16, 2016

The Lion's Busy

This encore from 2012 features a Mortimer Snerd-ish buzzard and an Irish lion.  It seems that lions rarely lived longer than 10 years in those days, and the lion was celebrating his 10th birthday, so the buzzard was looking for a meal.  From the Internet Archive, here is the 1948 Warner Bros. animated short, The Lion's Busy.

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