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, April 7, 2017

Betty Boop: The Candid Candidate

With the help of Betty Boop, Grampy wins a "landslide" victory to become mayor.  Before he can even sit in the mayor's chair, however, citizens begin complaining about various things, and threatening to oust him if he does not fix them.  Donning his thinking cap, Grampy invents solutions to all the town's problems, including a novel method of urban renewal.  From the Internet Archive, here is the 1937 animated short, The Candid Candidate

No comments: