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, March 27, 2014

Atomic City Girls

This post on Boing Boing features a series of photos depicting the women who worked at the "Atomic City" in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, during World War II.  Although their work was vital to the development of the atomic bomb, many had no actual idea of their specific role (see Calutron Girls).  This post seemed an appropriate follow up to last week's film of the Nagasaki bombing

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