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, June 28, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: Avalon

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Avalon" by the Benny Goodman Quartet.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: Whoa Babe

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Whoa Babe" by the Casa Loma Orchestra.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.



Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Playlist For June 26, 2019

The playlist for the June 26, 2019 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.  

Sunrise Serenade: Brother, Can You Spare A Dime

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Brother, Can You Spare A Dime" by Phil Harris and His Orchestra.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: Dinah

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Dinah" by Bing Crosby and the Mills Brothers.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: Sugar Moon

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

Friday, June 21, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: Swing Down Chariot

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Swing Down Chariot" by the Golden Gate Quartet.  Enjoy the video from YouTube

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: Just A Little Bit South Of North Carolina

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Just A Little Bit South Of North Carolina" by Gene Krupa and His Orchestra with Anita O'Day on vocal.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Playlist For June 19, 2019

The playlist for the June 19, 2019 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.  

Sunrise Serenade: Move It Over

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Move It Over" by the Four Vagabonds.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: F.D.R. Jones

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "F.D.R. Jones" by Judy Garland.  Enjoy the video from YouTube


Monday, June 17, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: When I Take My Sugar To Tea

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "When I Take My Sugar To Tea" by Fred Rich and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Friday, June 14, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: Jump Session

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

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: Little Curly Hair In A High Chair

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Little Curly Hair In A High Chair" by Fats Waller and His Rhythm.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Playlist For June 12, 2019

The playlist for the June 12, 2019 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.  

Sunrise Serenade: Riff Time

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Riff Time" by Erskine Hawkins and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: I Wonder Who Made Rhythm

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "I Wonder Who Made Rhythm" by Valaida Snow.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Monday, June 10, 2019

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, June 7, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: Crazy Rhythm

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Crazy Rhythm" by Harry James.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: The General Jumped At Dawn

Today's Sunrise Serenade was (appropriately enough for the 75th anniversary of D-Day) "The General Jumped At Dawn" by the Charioteers, who served as the chorus group for Bing Crosby's radio show from 1942-46.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Playlist For June 5, 2019

The playlist for the June 5, 2019 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.  

Sunrise Serenade: Ta-hu-wa-hu-wai

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Ta-hu-wa-hu-wai" by the Merry Macs.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Monday, June 3, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: Amapola

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