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 wevl.org. 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 tim@wevl.org. If you would like more information about the radio show, just go to the Radio Show FAQ page.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Sunrise Serenade: Apple Honey

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Apple Honey" by Woody Herman and His Orchestra.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Playlist For March 22, 2017

The playlist for the March 22, 2017 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.  

Hop Into Spring

The Red Hot Lindy Hop lessons and sessions continue at the Rumba Room this Friday night.  Free beginner lesson at 7:00 p.m.  Free admission before 7:00 p.m. and $5 thereafter.  Lesson by Jim and Josey with music by DJ Josey.

303 South Main
Memphis, TN 38103

Sunrise Serenade: Your Father's Mustache

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Your Father's Mustache" by Woody Herman and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Monday, March 20, 2017

Sunrise Serenade: All My Life

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "All My Life" by Fats Waller and His Rhythm.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Friday, March 17, 2017

Sunrise Serenade: Pistol Packin' Mama

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Pistol Packin' Mama" by Don Redman and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Playlist For March 15, 2017

The playlist for the March 15, 2017 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.  

Sunrise Serenade: Nobody Here But Us Chickens

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Nobody Here But Us Chickens" by Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Sunrise Serenade: Sleepy Time Gal

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Sleepy Time Gal" by T/Sgt. Jack Leonard and His V Disc Friends.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Monday, March 13, 2017

Sunrise Serenade: If You Build A Better Mousetrap

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "If You Build A Better Mousetrap" by Benny Goodman and His Orchestra with Art Lund and Peggy Lee on vocals.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.