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, October 12, 2012

Popeye The Sailor - She Sick Sailors

There is a little cross marketing in this 1944 animated short.  Olive Oyl is entranced by Superman, so Bluto disguised himself as the Man of Steel to win her affections.  At one point, the cartoon even uses the music from the Superman cartoons.  Being a Popeye cartoon, however, we all know how it turns out for Bluto.  From the Internet Archive, here is She Sick Sailors.

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