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, May 8, 2017

Orpheum Summer Movie Series

The 2017 Summer Movie Series at the Orpheum Theatre begins June 2 with Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.  Most of the films are from the 1960's-80's this year, but there are still a few classics from the Swing Era:  The Wizard of Oz, The Maltese Falcon and Gone with the Wind. 

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