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, December 13, 2013

Christmas Comes But Once A Year

It's time for the holiday cartoons again!  In this 1936 Fleischer Studio short, a group of orphans receive broken, cast off toys for Christmas, but Grampy comes to the rescue, ingeniously making new, better toys out of items around the orphanage.  Grampy was a Maker!  From the Internet Archive, here is Christmas Comes But Once A Year

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