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.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

New Upcoming Lindy Hop Events

In addition to the regular weekly Red Hot Lindy Hop dance lesson and session at the Rumba Room this Friday night, there are some other "hopportunities" for those so inclined.

Sunday, October 25, 2009 - Whole Foods Birthday Bash
Dancing with the Red Hot Lindy Hop from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Next Friday, October 30, 2009 - The regular hop features Trolley Tour Band Night with Jeremy Shrader's Quintessentials, plus a Halloween Costume Contest.  All participants will receive a prize, and best costume gets a 3 CD set of big band music.

This Friday, October 23, 2009:
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Free admission before 7:00 p.m., $5 after 7:00 p.m.
Free dance lesson at 7:00 p.m. with Amanda and Jaredan, followed with music by DJ Amanda until 9:30 p.m.  Salsa at 9:30 p.m.

303 South Main Street
Memphis, TN 38103

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