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, July 31, 2019

Playlist For July 31, 2019

The playlist for the July 31, 2019 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.  

Sunrise Serenade: What Is This Thing Called Love?

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "What Is This Thing Called Love?" by Anita O'Day.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: No Sense

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "No Sense" by Ella Fitzgerald.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Monday, July 29, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: Too Marvelous For Words

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Too Marvelous For Words" by Bing Crosby with JImmy Dorsey and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Friday, July 26, 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, July 25, 2019

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Playlist For July 24, 2019

The playlist for the July 24, 2019 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.  

Sunrise Serenade: Moanin' Low"

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Moanin' Low" by Annette Hanshaw.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: Waiting For The Train To Come In

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Waiting For The Train To Come In" by Peggy Lee.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Monday, July 22, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: The Song Is Ended

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "The Song Is Ended" by the Mills Brothers.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: The Two Little Squirrels (Nuts To You)

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "The Two Little Squirrels (Nuts To You)" by Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: Is That Religion?

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Is That Religion?" by Cab Calloway and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Playlist For July 17, 2019

The playlist for the July 17, 2019 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.  

Sunrise Serenade: We Just Couldn't Say Goodbye

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "We Just Couldn't Say Goodbye" by the Boswell Sisters.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: It's The Talk Of The Town

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "It's The Talk Of The Town" by Connie Boswell.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Monday, July 15, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: I'm Walkin' This Town

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "I'm Walkin' This Town" by the Spirits of Rhythm.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: Flat Foot Floogie

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Flat Foot Floogie" by the Mills Brothers with Louis Armstrong.  Enjoy the video from YouTube

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: London Bridge Is Falling Down

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "London Bridge Is Falling Down" by Count Basie and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Playlist For July 10, 2019

The playlist for the July 10, 2019 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.  

Sunrise Serenade: Amen

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

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Monday, July 8, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: This Is The Army, Mr. Jones

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "This Is The Army, Mr. Jones" by Hal McIntyre and his Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day!

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Playlist For July 3, 2019

The playlist for the July 3, 2019 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle - Independence Day Special - has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.  

Sunrise Serenade: Cross Patch

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Cross Patch" by Alice Faye.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Live Music At The Lindy Hop Saturday

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From the Red Hot Lindy Hop:

Come join us July 6th for LIVE MUSIC as Jeremy Shrader’s Hot Memphis Five will provide the sultry swingin’ tunes for our July swing dance! A beginner friendly lesson teaching basic lindy hop starts at 6 p.m. followed by our dance 7-9 p.m. $10 gets you in the door; full bar. No partner or experience necessary.

Sunrise Serenade: My Blue Heaven

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "My Blue Heaven" by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Monday, July 1, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: Five O'Clock Whistle

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Five O'Clock Whistle" by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra with Marion Hutton on vocals.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.