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, January 13, 2011

Margaret Whiting R.I.P.

During my show last night, I learned that Margaret Whiting, a singer who made her name in the 1940s-50s, passed away Monday, January 10, 2011 at the age of 86.  Prior to producing records under her own name, she sang with Freddie Slack, Billy Butterfield and Paul Weston.  NPR posted this memorial to her from Fresh Air

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