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.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Sunrise Serenade: The General Jumped At Dawn

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was a leftover from last night's Swing Shift Shuffle broadcast:  "The General Jumped At Dawn".  This particular version comes from a collection of war years recordings by Bing Crosby, but you will not hear Bing singing.  Instead, it sounds like the background vocalists that accompanied him on other cuts on this album.  I cannot find any information on the vocalists, but they sound good.  Click on the song title for the album page on emusic.

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