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, February 8, 2016

The Photos Of Sam Shere

As this post on Dull Tool Dim Bulb points out, Sam Shere was the photographer who captured the iconic image of the Hindenburg exploding in Lakehurst, N.J. in 1937 (see below).  A few years later, he was taking pictures of other photographers, specifically, women photographers in nightclubs (above) who had replaced their male counterparts called to service in WW2. 

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