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, July 25, 2014

The Milky Way

Not for the lactose intolerant is this encore from 2011.  Three little kittens lost their mittens, so their mother sends them to bed without their supper (e.g., milk).  Dreaming of milk, they take a Jules Verne-like ride to the "Milky Way," where the dairy gags start to flow.  From the Internet Archive, here is the 1940 MGM animated short, The Milky Way.

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