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 17, 2014

Gabby: Fire Cheese

As originally noted in this 2012 posting, Gabby was the Lilliputian town crier in the 1939 animated feature film, Gulliver's Travels.  Fleischer Studios made several shorts based on the character.  In this cartoon, Gabby tries to help the local fire fighters, with unfortunate results.  From the Internet Archive, here is Gabby in Fire Cheese.

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