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.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Belated R.I.P. For "Baby"

I was away when I learned of the passing of Betty Joan Perske, a/k/a Lauren Bacall, so I was unable to post anything about it until now.  This YouTube video shows her in her screen debut, at age 19, opposite Humphrey Bogart, singing "How Little We Know" with Hoagy Carmichael on piano, from To Have And Have Not

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