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, February 24, 2010

Song of the Day: New Song, New Tag

The phrase "Song of the Day," while accurate, lacks something in style.  So with today's song, I am changing the name of this feature to "Sunrise Serenade" (with acknowledgments to Glenn Miller).  To recap, almost every morning I wake up with some piece of music running through my head, usually from the swing era.  Rather than seeking neurological treatment, I thought it would be cheaper to share it with you.  If I can find a video or online recording of the track, I will post that as well. 

Today's song is "Avalon" by Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club Quintet of France.  Click the song title to hear the track, courtesy of Jazz On Line.

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