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 wevl.org. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like more information about the radio show, just go to the Radio Show FAQ page.
Monday, September 17, 2012
Batman Meets . . . Kay Kyser?
In his 70+ year career, I am sure Batman encountered numerous celebrities, but the thought of the Batman teaming up with Swing Era bandleader Kay Kyser still surprised me a little. In this issue of Detective Comics from 1948, posted on Four Color Shadows, Kay Kyser and the Caped Crusader must escape a dangerous gangster's trap. How do they escape? Batman and his utility belt, perhaps? Nope! The clever Kay Kyser saves the day with a clarinet.