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 15, 2016

This Date In World War II

Duke Ellington publicity photo, 1940s (public domain)I started following a blog by author Sarah Sundin that posts events that occurred each day during World War II.  On this date 75 years ago, February 15, 1941
Norwegian Lutheran bishops denounce Nazi brutality. Duke Ellington records “Take the ‘A’ Train.”

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