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, January 5, 2012

Cindy Comics - Starring Tommy Dorsey

I tend to prefer action comics over light humor, but this posting on Four Color Shadows caught my eye.  Apparently, Cindy was a comics character in the late 1940s.  In this issue, she is hit by a boy riding a bicycle as she walked out of a music store with her new Tommy Dorsey record.  The record is broken, which upsets Cindy far more than the slight physical injury.  When the story of her broken record makes the paper, Tommy Dorsey himself sends her a copy of every record he ever made.  TD appears in the last two panels on this page.

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