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, September 16, 2011

Memphis Memories

As a follow up to my antique Memphis postcards, I've started following Ask Vance, the blog of Memphis history and trivia expert Vance Lauderdale.  (For those of you outside the area, the name is a pseudonym drawn from the intersection of two streets in Memphis).  One of the first posts I noticed was about some undeveloped film a local couple found at an estate sale.  Developing revealed a collection of photographs of Memphis from the 1940's, which the finder posted here

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