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.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
R.I.P. Patty Andrews
As I drove to the radio station before last night's broadcast of the SSS, I was saddened to hear of the passing of Patricia Marie "Patty" Andrews, the last surviving member of the Andrews Sisters. With her older sisters, Maxene and LaVerne she formed one of the most popular musical groups in American history, as well as a symbol of the American home front during World War II. Read the Los Angelus Times obituary.