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 2, 2009

Photos from the Golden Age of Jazz

Another great collection in the Library of Congress American Memory site is the William P. Gottlieb Photographs from the Golden Age of Jazz.  This collection has over 1600 photographs of celebrated jazz artists and the jazz scene for the decade from 1938 to 1948.  There are some really neat pictures at this site, including the King of Gypsy Swing,  Django Reinhardt. 

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