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.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: Painted Rhythm

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Painted Rhythm" by Stan Kenton and His Orchestra.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: Swing Low Sweet Chariot

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Swing Low Sweet Chariot" by the Casa Loma Orchestra.  Enjoy the video from YouTube

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Playlist For March 20, 2019

The playlist for the March 20, 2019 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.  

Sunrise Serenade: Song Of India

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Song Of India" by the Casa Loma Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: The Ghost Of Smokey Joe

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "The Ghost Of Smokey Joe" by Cab Calloway and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Monday, March 18, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: Smoke Rings

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Smoke Rings" by the Casa Loma Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Playlist For March 13, 2019

The playlist for the March 13, 2019 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.  

Sunrise Serenade: Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me" by Count Basie and His Orchestra.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Monday, March 11, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: All The Things You Are

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "All The Things You Are" by Artie Shaw and His Orchestra with Helen Forrest on vocal.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: As Time Goes By

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "As Time Goes By" by Dooley Wilson (a/k/a "Sam" from Casablanca).  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: Screamin' Boogie

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Screamin' Boogie" by Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Playlist For March 6, 2019

The playlist for the March 6, 2019  broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.  

Sunrise Serenade: Shoo Shoo Baby

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Shoo Shoo Baby" by Ella Mae Morse.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: Little Jack Frost Get Lost

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Little Jack Frost Get Lost" by Frankie Carle and His Orchestra with Marjorie Hughes on vocals.  Enjoy the video below from YouTube.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: Wham (Re-Bop-Boom_Bam)

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Wham (Re-Bop-Boom_Bam)" by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: Freedom Train

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Freedom Train" by Johnny Mercer, Peggy Lee, Benny Goodman, Margaret Whiting, the Pied Pipers & Paul Weston Orchestra.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: Sweet Marie

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Sweet Marie" by the Andrews Sisters.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Playlist For February 27, 2019

The playlist for the February 27, 2019  broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.  

Sunrise Serenade: Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" by the Andrews Sisters.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: Shorty's Got To Go

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Shorty's Got To Go" by Lucky Millinder and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Monday, February 25, 2019

Friday, February 22, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: Dreamer's Holiday

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Dreamer's Holiday" by Bing Crosby and Ella Fitzgerald.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: Looking For A Boy

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Looking For A Boy" by Ella Fitzgerald.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Playlist For February 20, 2019

The playlist for the February 20, 2019 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.  

Sunrise Serenade: Mr. Five By Five

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Mr. Five By Five" by Freddie Slack and His Orchestra, featuring Ella Mae Morse on vocal.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: Artistry In Rhythm

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Artistry In Rhythm" by Stan Kenton and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Monday, February 18, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart" by Benny Goodman and His Orchestra with Martha Tilton on vocal.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Friday, February 15, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: I Told Ya I Love Ya, Now Get Out

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "I Told Ya I Love Ya, Now Get Out" by Anita O'Day with the Ralph Burns Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: Sunrise Serenade

It had to happen eventually, and I'm surprised it has not happened before now.  Today's Sunrise Serenade was actually "Sunrise Serenade" by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Playlist For February 13, 2019

The playlist for the February 13, 2019 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.  

Sunrise Serenade: How Deep Is The Ocean

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "How Deep Is The Ocean" by Benny Goodman and His Orchestra with Peggy Lee on vocals.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: G.I. Jive

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "G.I. Jive" by Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Friday, February 8, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: Kickin' The Gong Around

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Kickin' The Gong Around" by Cab Calloway and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Playlist For February 6, 2019

The playlist for the February 6, 2019 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.  

Sunrise Serenade: Tico Tico No Fuba

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Tico Tico No Fuba" by Oscar Aleman.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: Starlit Hour

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Starlit Hour" by Ella Fitzgerald.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Monday, February 4, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: Bye Bye Baby

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Bye Bye Baby" by Ambrose and His Orchestra.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: Frenesi

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Frenesi" by Duke Ellington and His Orchestra.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Playlist For January 30, 2019

The playlist for the January 30, 2019 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.  

Sunrise Serenade: Louisville, KY

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Louisville, KY" by Ella Fitzgerald.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: I Got It Bad

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "I Got It Bad" by Benny Goodman and His Orchestra with Peggy Lee on vocal.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Monday, January 28, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: Solo Flight

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Solo Flight" by Benny Goodman and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Friday, January 25, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: Christopher Columbus

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Christopher Columbus" by Fletcher Henderson and his Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: Don't Fence Me In

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Don't Fence Me In" by Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: I'm Gonna Be A Bad Girl

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "I'm Gonna Be A Bad Girl" by Orrin Tucker and His Orchestra with "Wee" Bonnie Baker on vocal.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.


Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: Forty-Second Street

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Forty-Second Street" by the Boswell Sisters.  Enjoy the video from YouTube

Friday, January 18, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: Johnson Rag

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Johnson Rag" by Glenn Miller and his Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Playlist For January 16, 2019

The playlist for the January 16, 2019 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.  

Sunrise Serenade: Right Or Wrong

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Right Or Wrong" by Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: Whatcha Know, Joe?

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Whatcha Know, Joe?" by Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra with the Pied Pipers.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: I'm Beginning To See The Light

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "I'm Beginning To See The Light" by Ella Fitzgerald and the Ink Spots.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: Stompin' At The Savoy

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Stompin' At The Savoy" by Benny Goodman.  Click n the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: Stormy Weather

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Stormy Weather" by Lena Horne.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: La Cumparsita

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "La Cumparsita" by Stan Kenton and His Orchestra.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Playlist For January 9, 2019

The playlist for the January 9, 2019 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.  

Sunrise Serenade: A Zoot Suit

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "A Zoot Suit" by Kay Kyser and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: On The Sunny Side Of The Street

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "On The Sunny Side Of The Street" by Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Monday, January 7, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: Miss Molly

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Miss Molly" by Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: Limehouse Blues

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

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Le Tumulte Noir At The Red Hot Lindy Hop Saturday Night

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The Red Hot Lindy Hop starts 2019 with live music this Saturday night.
Join us Saturday, January 5th, at the Rumba Room, for the sultry gypsy jazz of Le Tumulte Noir! Our beginner Lindy Hop lesson is from 6-7 PM, and live music is from 7-9 PM.

Stick around the Rumba Room for salsa following our dance and going all night! Full bar and snacks are available.

$10 at the door and $7 for students with a valid ID. See you on the dance floor!!

Sunrise Serenade: Swing High, Swing Low

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Swing High, Swing Low" by Ambrose and His Orchestra.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Playlist For January 2, 2019

The playlist for the January 2, 2019 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.  

Sunrise Serenade: Be Like A Kettle And Sing

Happy New Year!  The lyrics of this morning's Sunrise Serenade definitely seemed appropriate to start a new year:  "(When You're Up To Your Neck In Hot Water,) Be Like A Kettle And Sing" by Vera Lynn.  Enjoy this YouTube video clip from the 1942 film We'll Meet Again.