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 15, 2010

Swedish Swing Music Blog And Chick Webb Movie

Henrik Eriksson is a swing/jazz/blues dance DJ in Uppsala, Sweden, whose blog, Swing, Jazz and Blues, is "about music that makes you want to dance."  He has a lot of modern swing on the site, and provides resources for music and dancing, CD and book reviews, and video clips.  He just did a post on a movie (to be released in 2011) about Chick Webb entitled The Savoy King:  Chick Webb and the Music That Changed America, and he has three vingettes from the film on his site.  The film includes interviews with the likes of Artie Shaw, Duke Ellington and Gene Krupa.

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