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 wevl.org. 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 tim@wevl.org. If you would like more information about the radio show, just go to the Radio Show FAQ page.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

CAF Flies Into Memphis











Watch the skies this weekend as the Commemorative Air Force flies into the Memphis area!  The CAF Air Power History Tour will land at the Millington-Memphis Airport this Thursday, May 17, and run through Sunday, May 20.  Aircraft included in the tour will be Fifi, a B-29 Superfortress, the P-51 Mustang Gunfighter, and three other support aircraft.  Rides will be available. 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Hitting The Road


Things have been pretty busy here at the SSS the past few weeks, and now the boss is sending me out of the factory for a few days.  Postings will be temporarily suspended, but I'll be back by next week.

Sunrise Serenade: Who?

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Who?" by Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Monday, May 14, 2018

Sunrise Serenade: Lazy River

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Lazy River" by the Mills Brothers.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Friday, May 11, 2018

Sunrise Serenade: Shake Down The Stars

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Shake Down The Stars" by Ella Fitzgerald.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Playlist For May 9, 2018

A little later than usual, but the playlist for the May 9, 2018 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.  

Sunrise Serenade: Celery Stalks At Midnight

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Celery Stalks At Midnight" by Les Brown and His Orchestra with Doris Day on vocals.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Sunrise Serenade: Jeepers Creepers

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Jeepers Creepers" by Louis Armstrong.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Sunrise Serenade: Farewell Blues

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Farewell Blues" by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Monday, May 7, 2018

Sunrise Serenade: Cherokee

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Cherokee" by Charlie Barnett and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Sport Chumpions

Since the weather is warming up, I thought this 1941 Warner Bros. short featuring a number of warm weather outdoor athletic activities would be a good pick.  Posted on the YouTube channel 8thManDVD, here is Sport Chumpions

Sunrise Serenade: That's What I Hate About Love

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "That's What I Hate About Love" by Cab Calloway and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Air -Sub DX


Here is an obscure (to me anyway) comic about a craft that can fly and travel underwater.  The setting seems very Buck Rogers/Flash Gordon-ish, an apparent future version of Earth, but one in which such a craft is apparently still more advanced than other vehicles.  Posted on Four Color Shadows, this Air-Sub DX story comes from 1939. 

Sunrise Serenade: Blues Skies

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Blues Skies" by Benny Goodman and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Playlist For May 2, 2018

The playlist for the May 2, 2018 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.  

Sunrise Serenade: The Object Of My Affection

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "The Object Of My Affection" by Lionel Hampton.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Sunrise Serenade: The Lady In Red

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "The Lady In Red" by Louis Prima.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.