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.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

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.