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.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Sunrise Serenade: El Choclo

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "El Choclo" by Stan Kenton and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Monday, January 23, 2017

World's Fair Art Deco

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Vintage Ads posted some very Art Deco posters from the 1933 Chicago World's Fair and 1939 New York World's Fair. 

Sunrise Serenade: My Guy's Come Back

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "My Guy's Come Back" by Benny Goodman and His Orchestra with Liza Morrow on vocals.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Superman: Electric Earthquake

The Man of Steel returns in this encore from 2012 to fight for "truth, justice and the American way.  From the Internet Archive, here is Electric Earthquake.

Sunrise Serenade: Freedom Train

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Freedom Train" by Johnny Mercer, Peggy Lee, Benny Goodman, Margaret Whiting, the Pied Pipers & Paul Weston Orchestra.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Sunrise Serenade: Not A Care In The World

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Not A Care In The World" by Benny Goodman and His Orchestra with Peggy Lee on vocals.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Playlist For January 18, 2017

The playlist for the January 18, 2017 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.  

Sunrise Serenade: Just A-Sittin' And A-Rockin'

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Just A-Sittin' And A-Rockin'" by Stan Kenton and His Orchestra with June Christy on vocals.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Hop Off The Winter Blues

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 and $5 thereafter.  Lesson by Todd and Camille, with music by DJ Brooke.
303 South Main
Memphis, TN 38103

The Tiger Rag lessons and guided practice sessions are back at the Madison Dance Studio in Minglewood Plaza, 1555 Madison Ave Memphis, TN 38104.  Learn more and register here.
Learn about the University of Memphis RHLH chapter and events here

Sunrise Serenade: How Many Hearts Have You Broken

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "How Many Hearts Have You Broken" by Stan Kenton and His Orchestra with Gene Howard on vocals.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Friday, January 13, 2017

Sunrise Serenade: The Song Is Ended

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "The Song Is Ended" by Louis Armstrong and the Mills Brothers.  Enjoy the video from YouTube