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.

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.