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 23, 2009

More Memphis Swing

I saw this item in the October 21, 2009 edition of the The Commercial Appeal:  a photo of Clyde McCoy, big band leader and composer of Sugar Blues, surrounded by the female vocal group that accompanied his band, the Bennett Sisters.  According to the article, McCoy's band often played the Peabody Hotel Skyway, and all of the Sisters lived in Memphis.  McCoy and his wife, Maxine of the Bennett Sisters, eventually retired to Memphis in the 1970s. 

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