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, February 9, 2017

Memphis Roller Derby 1939

As this post on Ask Vance points out, roller derby goes back to at least the 1930's, and apparently Leo Seltzer was the man who invented the sport.  Vance posted this 1939 program from a Seltzer Memphis roller derby event.  I never knew much about the game/race/sport, but after reading Vance's posting of the rules, I know even less.

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