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, March 17, 2010

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!  In addition to being the feast day in honor of the patron saint of Ireland, here are a few other historical events for which March 17 is known:

1919:  Birthday of Nathaniel Adams Coles a/k/a Nat King Cole

1949:  The first car with a Porsche badge is shown at the Geneva Auto Show

More information on this day in history at The People History.

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