Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Join me tonight on WEVL FM 89.9 for the Swing Shift Shuffle Halloween Special! The ghosts and goblins will be swinging out with hot Halloween songs from your favorite Swing Era artists. Tune in at 6:00 p.m. Central for the frightful fun.
P.S. - The big smiley Jack O' Lantern belongs to my son, Benjamin. The little demon cat is for his twin sister, Colleen.
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Monday, October 29, 2018
I saw this article on CNN a few months ago, and I am just now getting around to posting it, but better late than never. Air mail was a relatively new thing back in the 1920s and '30s, as was aviation itself. To help the fledging air mail pilots find their way, huge concrete arrows were placed along the routes, illuminated at night by nearby beacons. With the beacon towers long since vanished, the arrows still remain, continuing to point toward the destination of those early pilots. A California couple has created a website of all the arrows they have discovered, Arrows Across America, including a few with the towers and sheds still intact.
Friday, October 26, 2018
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Monday, October 22, 2018
Memphis' own Jimmie Lunceford, a former Manassas High School teacher who went on to become one of the top big band leaders of the Swing Era, will be celebrated this week during the 2018 Jimmie Lunceford Jamboree Festival, which runs until October 28.