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.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Jive Takes a Holiday With The Kilroys

Over at Pappy's Golden Age Comics Blogzine, Pappy combines comics and swing with this post of an issue of The Kilroys.  In this story, Mr. K expresses his frustration over his daughter's fascination with the nonsensical music of the modern age (1947!), stuff like "Cement Mixer, Putti, Putti" by Slim Gaillard.  It has some fun swing reference details like a poster for "Gene Trupa."

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