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 wevl.org. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like more information about the radio show, just go to the Radio Show FAQ page.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Live Music At The Lindy Hop
The weekly Red Hot Lindy Hop lesson and session continues this Friday with a lesson by Mike and Erin, plus live music by Mr. Handy's Jazz Band featuring Gerald Stephens. Free admission before 7:00 p.m., and $7 at the door afterwards.
U of M Swing every Tuesday, Fieldhouse Room 118 from 7:00 to 9:45 p.m. Free taster lesson from 7:00-8:00 p.m. Topics vary from week to week and include East Coast Swing, Lindy Hop, Charleston, Blues and Balboa. All are welcome and no partner is required. Open practice from 8-9:30 pm. Improve your moves during this dance time. Ask questions, come practice your swing dancing and have fun with other Memphis swing dancers!