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, December 22, 2011

Last Minute Christmas Gift Suggestions From 1936

Just in case anyone needs any last minute gift ideas for yours truly, feel free to pick any of the suggestions from this article in the December 1936 issue of Modern Mechanix, posted on Modern Mechanix.  Most of them would not be out of place under a 21st Century tree.  The tool kit, radio and bicycle are my favorites. 

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