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.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Popeye in Goonland

Boing Boing had a series of posts recently about animation and classic cartoons.  BB Cartoon Circus: The Fleischers and Popeye has a quick blurb about the importance of the Fleischer studio in early animation, as well as an example in the short below:  Popeye in Goonland.  The quiet, muttering dialog from Popeye is often some of the best material. 

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