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.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Songs Around The Campfire (For A Nickel)

While browsing through the Library of Congress American Memory photo collection entitled America From the Great Depression to World War II, I stumbled across this interesting item.  In 1944, if you were to visit this trailer campsite/park near Childersburg, Alabama, you could crank up your own impromptu outdoor dance by just opening the Juke Box shed.  I wonder if a Soda Fountain shed is just outside the frame. 

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