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, November 25, 2020

Playlist For November 25, 2020

The playlist for the November 25, 2020 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

Friday, November 20, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Orange Colored Sky

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Orange Colored Sky" by Nat King Cole with the Stan Kenton Band.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.  

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Washboard Blues

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Washboard Blues" by the Casa Loma Orchestra with Hoagy Carmichael on vocals.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Playlist For November 18, 2020

The playlist for the November 18, 2020 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Monday, November 16, 2020

Friday, November 13, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: The Sergeant Was Shy

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "The Sergeant Was Shy" by Duke Ellington and His Orchestra.  Enjoy the video below from YouTube.

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Are You Ready?

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Are You Ready?" by Lucky Millinder and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Playlist For November 11, 2020 - Veterans Day Special

The playlist for the November 11, 2020 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle - Veterans Day Special - has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

Veterans Day & SSS Special

November 11 was originally known as Armistice Day, to commemorate the ending of World War I on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.  In the UK and Commonwealth countries, it continues as Remembrance Day, and the intent is to remember those who fell in the line of duty.  The U.S. changed the name from Armistice Day to Veterans Day in 1954 to honor all veterans.  Film Noir Photos posted this very appropriate picture of Lana Turner, Deanna Durbin and Marlene Dietrich welcoming the one millionth visitor to the Hollywood Canteen in 1944.  

In honor of Veterans Day, all the songs I'll be playing tonight on the Swing Shift Shuffle will have a military theme.  

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Did You Mean It?

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Did You Mean It?" by Benny Goodman and His Orchestra with Ella Fitzgerald on vocals.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Monday, November 9, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: September In The Rain

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "September In The Rain" by Andy Kirk and His Clouds of Joy.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Friday, November 6, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: San Fernando Valley

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "San Fernando Valley" by Bing Crosby.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Tempo And Swing

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

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Playlist For November 4, 2020

The playlist for the November 4, 2020 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

Sunrise Serenade: They Can't Take That Away From Me

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "They Can't Take That Away From Me" by Billie Holiday and Her Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Monday, November 2, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Downhearted Blues

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Downhearted Blues" by Mildred Bailey and Her Alley Cats.  Enjoy the video from YouTube

Friday, October 30, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Flying Home

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Flying Home" by Ella Fitzgerald with Vic Schoen.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: You're The Top

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "You're The Top" by Ethel Merman accompanied by Johnny Green and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Playlist For October 28, 202

The playlist for the October 28, 2020 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

Sunrise Serenade: You Go To My Head

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "You Go To My Head" by Billie Holiday and Her Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Minnie The Moocher

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

Monday, October 26, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Whatcha Know Joe?

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Whatcha Know Joe?" by Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra with Jo Stafford and the Pied Pipers on vocals.  Enjoy the video from YouTube

Friday, October 23, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Keep Laughing, Keep Smiling, Be Happy

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Keep Laughing, Keep Smiling, Be Happy" by Jimmie Lunceford and His Orchestra.  Enjoy the video below from YouTube.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

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.

Monday, October 12, 2020

Fall Break

I'm taking a little time off for Fall Break, but I'll be back in a little while.  In the meantime, keep listening to the Swing Shift Shuffle on WEVL.    

Friday, October 9, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Are You All Reet

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Are You All Reet" by Cab Calloway and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Straighten Up And Fly Right

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Straighten Up And Fly Right" by the Nat King Cole Trio.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Playlist For October 7, 2020

The playlist for the October 7, 2020 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

Sunrise Serenade: The Trolley Song

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "The Trolley Song" by Judy Garland.  Enjoy the video from YouTube

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: You Turned The Tables On Me

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "You Turned The Tables On Me" by Ella Fitzgerald and the Daydreamers.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Monday, October 5, 2020

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

Friday, October 2, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Flying Home

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Flying Home" by Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: The Boston Tea Party

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "The Boston Tea Party" by Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Playlist For September 30, 2020

The playlist for the September 30, 2020 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

Sunrise Serenade: The Honeydripper

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "The Honeydripper" by Jimmie Lunceford and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Monday, September 28, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Rose Room

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

Friday, September 25, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: At The Jazz Band Ball

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "At The Jazz Band Ball" by Muggsy Spanier and His Ragtime Band.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Saturday Night Fish Fry

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Saturday Night Fish Fry" by Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Playlist For September 23, 2020 - Fall Pledge Drive Special: Let's Have A Party

The playlist for the September 23, 2020 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle Fall Pledge Drive Special - Let's Have A Party - has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

2020 Fall Pledge Drive Special Tonight - Let's Have A Party!


At this point in 2020, I think most people could use a chance to relax, cut loose, and have some fun.  Therefore, the theme of tonight's 2020 Fall Pledge Drive Special is "Let's Have A Party!"  Music about parties, bashes, balls & shindigs.  Tune in tonight at 6:00 p.m. CDT, and help support the home of the Swing Shift Shuffle, WEVL 89.9 FM.  

Sunrise Serenade: Harlem Holiday

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Harlem Holiday" by Cab Calloway and his Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Come To Baby, Do

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Come To Baby, Do" by Benny Goodman and His Orchestra with Lena Horne on vocal.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Monday, September 21, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chicken

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens" by Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Friday, September 18, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: It's A Quiet Town

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "It's A Quiet Town" by the Andrews Sisters with Danny Kaye.  Enjoy the video below from YouTube.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Blueberry Hill

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Blueberry Hill" by Louis Armstrong and Bing Crosby.  Enjoy the video from YouTube

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Playlist For September 16, 2020

The playlist for the September 16, 2020 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

Sunrise Serenade: That's What I Like About The South

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "That's What I Like About The South" by Phil Harris and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: And The Angels Sing

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "And The Angels Sing" by Benny Goodman and His Orchestra featuring Martha Tilton on vocals.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Monday, September 14, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Honeysuckle Rose

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Honeysuckle Rose" by Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Friday, September 11, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: "(Looks Like I'm) Breakin' The Ice

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "(Looks Like I'm) Breakin' The Ice" by Louis Prima and His New Orleans Gang.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Necessary Evil

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Necessary Evil" by Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Playlist For September 9, 2020

The playlist for the September 9, 2020 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

Sunrise Serenade: The Very Thought Of You

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "The Very Thought Of You" by Vaughn Monroe and His Orchestra.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Shady Lady Bird

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Shady Lady Bird" by Nancy Walker.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Friday, September 4, 2020

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, September 3, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Stay With The Happy People

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Stay With The Happy People" by Bing Crosby and Ella Fitzgerald.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Playlist For September 2, 2020

The playlist for the September 2, 2020 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

Sunrise Serenade: Old Man Of The Mountain

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Old Man Of The Mountain" by the Mills Brothers.  Enjoy the video from YouTube

Friday, August 28, 2020

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Fifteen Minute Intermission

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Fifteen Minute Intermission" by Cab Calloway and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Playlist For August 26, 2020

The playlist for the August 26, 2020 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

Sunrise Serenade: Shady Lady Bird

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Shady Lady Bird" by Benny Goodman and His Orchestra with Peggy Lee on vocal.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

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.

Friday, August 21, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Beau Night In Hotchkiss Corner

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Beau Night In Hotchkiss Corner" by Artie Shaw and His Orchestra.  Enjoy the YouTube video.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Shim Sham Shimmy

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Shim Sham Shimmy" by the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Playlist For August 19, 2020

The playlist for the August 19, 2020 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

Sunrise Serenade: Jitterbug

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

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Boogie Woogie Piggy

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Boogie Woogie Piggy" by Glenn Miller and his Orchestra, with Tex Beneke on vocals.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Monday, August 17, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: I Got A Gal In Kalamazoo

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "I Got A Gal In Kalamazoo" by Glenn Miller and his Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Playlist For August 12, 2020

The playlist for the August 12, 2020 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

Sunrise Serenade: She's A Great, Great Girl

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "She's A Great, Great Girl" by Hal Kemp and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Old Fashioned Love

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Old Fashioned Love" by the Mills Brothers.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Monday, August 10, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: San Fernando Valley

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "San Fernando Valley" by Roy Rogers.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Accordion Joe

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Accordion Joe" by Duke Ellington and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Playlist For August 5, 2020

The playlist for the August 5, 2020 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

Sunrise Serenade: Sugar Blues

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

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Why Don't You Do Right?

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Why Don't You Do Right?" by Benny Goodman and His Orchestra with Peggy Lee on vocal.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Monday, August 3, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Let's Get Away From It All

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Let's Get Away From It All" by Fats Waller and His Rhythm.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Darn That Dream

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Darn That Dream" by Benny Goodman and His Orchestra with Mildred Bailey on vocal.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Playlist For July 29, 2020

The playlist for the July 29, 2020 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

RIP Olivia de Havilland

olivia-de-havilland-stars-in-princess-orourkeOn July 25, 2020, Dame Olivia de Havilland passed away.  She was always one of my favorite actresses.  At the age of 19, she was cast as the leading lady in only her third film, opposite another newcomer, Errol Flynn.  The name of the movie was Captain Blood.  The rest, as they say, is history.  Above is a shot of her from one of my favorites, Princess O'Rourke, a fun little 1942 wartime comedy with Robert Cummings and Charles Coburn.  Think Roman Holiday, but this time, the leading man gets to marry the princess!  RIP Olivia.  

Sunrise Serenade: If You Build A Better Mousetrap

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "If You Build A Better Mousetrap" by Benny Goodman and His Orchestra with Art Lund and Peggy Lee on vocals.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Truckin'

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Truckin'" by Fats Waller and His Rhythm.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Monday, July 27, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Down By The Ohio

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Down By The Ohio" by the Andrews Sisters.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Friday, July 24, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Sunrise Serenade

This morning'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

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: MacPherson Is Rehearsin'

Once again a bit late, but today's Sunrise Serenade was "MacPherson Is Rehearsin'" by Chick Webb and His Orchestra with Ella Fitzgerald.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Playlist For July 22, 2020

The playlist for the July 22, 2020 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

Sunrise Serenade: Captain Kidd

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

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Let's Dance

While the report is a bit late, today's Sunrise Serenade was "Let's Dance" by Benny Goodman and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Monday, July 20, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Song Of The Volga Boatmen

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Song Of The Volga Boatmen" by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Friday, July 17, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Baby, Are You Kiddin'?

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Baby, Are You Kiddin'?" by Jimmie Lunceford and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Day In, Day Out

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Day In, Day Out" by Artie Shaw and His Orchestra with Helen Forrest on vocal.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Playlist For July 15, 2020

The playlist for the July 15, 2020 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

Sunrise Serenade: I Used To Love You

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "I Used To Love You" by Charlie Spivak and His Orchestra with Irene Daye on vocal.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: St. Louis Blues

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "St. Louis Blues" by the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Monday, July 13, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Dirt Dishin' Daisy

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Dirt Dishin' Daisy" by the Mills Brothers.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Blues In The Night

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Blues In The Night" by Artie Shaw and His Orchestra.   Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Playlist For July 8, 2020

The playlist for the July 8, 2020 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

Sunrise Serenade: Uncle Sammy, Here I Am

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Uncle Sammy, Here I Am" by Clarence Williams' Blue Five.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Loafin' Time

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Loafin' Time" by Fats Waller.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Monday, July 6, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Happy Feet

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Happy Feet" by Horace Henderson and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: The General Jumped At Dawn

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "The General Jumped At Dawn" by the Charioteers (the chorus group for Bing Crosby's radio show).  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Playlist For July 1, 2020 - Independence Day Special

The playlist for the July 1, 2020 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle - Independence Day Special - has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

Independence Day Special Tonight!


This being the last Wednesday before the Fourth of July on Saturday, I'll be playing my Independence Day Special, with plenty of patriotic themed music from the Swing Era.  There will be plenty of familiar tunes, plus maybe a few new ones I dug up recently.  I hope you can join me on  WEVL 89.9 FM or wevl.org tonight at 6 p.m. CDT.

Sunrise Serenade: I'll Get By

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "I'll Get By" by Harry James and His Orchestra with Dick Haymes on vocal.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Monday, June 29, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: How Come?

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "How Come?" by Anita O'Day.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Friday, June 26, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Little White Lies

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Little White Lies" by Chick Webb and His Orchestra with Ella Fitzgerald on vocal.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Lullaby Of Broadway

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Lullaby Of Broadway" by the Andrews Sisters.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Playlist For June 24, 2020 - Vera Lynn Special

The playlist for the June 24, 2020 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle - Vera Lynn Special - has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

Sunrise Serenade: I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire (plus, Vera Lynn Special Tonight)

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire" by Vera Lynn.  Enjoy the video from YouTube
The late Ms. Lynn was obviously on my mind for two reasons: 1) she passed away last Thursday at the age of 104; and 2) I'm doing a tribute show to her tonight, with one of her songs in every set.  Tune in to hear that wonderful voice in some great songs.  

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Me, Myself and I

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Me, Myself and I" by Billie Holiday and Her Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Monday, June 22, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Mean To Me

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Mean To Me" by Valaida Snow.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Friday, June 19, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Juneteenth Jamboree

Like yesterday, this morning's Sunrise Serenade had not yet clearly played in my brain before I remembered the date, at which point "Juneteenth Jamboree" by Louis Jordan and His Tympani Five popped into my head.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: (When You're Up To Your Neck In Hot Water,) Be Like A Kettle And Sing - RIP Vera Lynn

I don't remember if I actually woke up with a Sunrise Serenade this morning, but when I learned that Dame Vera Lynn passed away today at age 103, it was impossible to keep this song out of my head:  "(When You're Up To Your Neck In Hot Water,) Be Like A Kettle And Sing."  R.I.P. Vera Lynn (March 20, 1917-June 18, 2020).  Enjoy this YouTube video clip from the 1942 film We'll Meet Again.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Playlist For June 17, 2020

The playlist for the June 17, 2020 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

Sunrise Serenade: How'm I Doin', Hey, Hey

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "How'm I Doin', Hey, Hey" by the Mills Brothers.  Enjoy the video from YouTube

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Tiger Rag

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Tiger Rag" by the Mills Brothers.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Monday, June 15, 2020

Sunrise Serenade>: Two Sleepy People

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Two Sleepy People" by Hoagy Carmichael and Ella Logan.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Happiness Is Just A Thing Called Joe

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Happiness Is Just A Thing Called Joe" by Woody Herman and His Orchestra with Frances Wayne on vocal.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.  

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Playlist For June 10, 2020

The playlist for the June 10, 2020 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

Sunrise Serenade: No Restricted Signs (Up In Heaven)

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "No Restricted Signs (Up In Heaven)" by the Golden Gate Quartet.  Enjoy the video from YouTube

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Basin Street Blues

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Basin Street Blues" by Louis Prima and His New Orleans Gang.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Friday, June 5, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Moonlight Cocktail

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

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: You Won't Be Satisfied Until You Break My Heart

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "You Won't Be Satisfied Until You Break My Heart" by Les Brown and His Orchestra with Doris Day on vocal.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Playlist For June 3, 2020

The playlist for the June 3, 2020 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

Sunrise Serenade: Boulevard Of Broken Dream

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Boulevard Of Broken Dreams" by Ted Weems and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: I Heard

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "I Heard" by the Mills Brothers.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Monday, June 1, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Sing Song Swing

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Sing Song Swing" by Ella Fitzgerald and Her Famous Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Friday, May 29, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Green Eyes

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

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Christopher Columbus

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

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Playlist For May 27, 2020

The playlist for the May 27, 2020 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

Sunrise Serenade: What's The Reason (I'm Not Pleasin' You)

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "What's The Reason (I'm Not Pleasin' You)" by Bunny Berigan and His Orchestra.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Personality

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Personality" by Johnny Mercer.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Coney Island Washboard

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Coney Island Washboard" by the Mills Brothers.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Playlist For May 20, 2020

The playlist for the May 20, 2020 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

Sunrise Serenade: Baby, Won't You Please Come Home

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Baby, Won't You Please Come Home" by the Mills Brothers.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Ain't Misbehavin'

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Ain't Misbehavin'" by Fats Waller.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Friday, May 15, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: The Jumping Jive

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "The Jumping Jive" by the Andrews Sisters.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Playlist For May 13, 2020



The playlist for the May 13, 2020 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

Sunrise Serenade: Boogie Woogie

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

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: A Hundred Years From Today

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "A Hundred Years From Today" by Jack Teagarden and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Monday, May 11, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: The Lady's In Love With You

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "The Lady's In Love With You" by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Friday, May 8, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Button Up Your Overcoat

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Button Up Your Overcoat" by Johnny Mercer.  Enjoy the video from YouTube

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Playlist For May 6, 2020

The playlist for the May 6,  2020 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.  

Sunrise Serenade: Shuffle Off To Buffalo

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Shuffle Off To Buffalo" by the Boswell Sisters.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Monday, May 4, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: With Plenty Of Money And You

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "With Plenty Of Money And You" by Henry Busse and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Playlist For April 29, 2020

The playlist for the April 29, 2020 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.  

Sunrise Serenade: Ciribiribin

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

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: The Sheik Of Araby

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "The Sheik Of Araby" by Hot Lips Page and the V-Disc All Stars.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Monday, April 27, 2020

Friday, April 24, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Swing That Music

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Swing That Music" by Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Nagasaki

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Nagasaki" by Valaida Snow.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Playlist For April 22, 2020

The playlist for the April 22, 2020 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.  

Sunrise Serenade: Glory of Love

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Glory of Love" by Willie Bryant and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Old Yazoo

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

Monday, April 20, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: My Sunday Gal

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "My Sunday Gal" by Cab Calloway and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.  

Friday, April 17, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Exactly Like You

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Exactly Like You" by Louis Armstrong.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Louisiana Fairy Tale

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Louisiana Fairy Tale" by Fats Waller and His Rhythm.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Playlists For March 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15, 2020

Yes, I know.  The playlist postings have been absent for the last six weeks.  Between Coronavirus shelter in place orders and a broken right ankle, the SSS has been reduced to minimum operations.  Let me make up for it tonight.  The playlists for the March 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15, 2020 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle have now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.  

Sunrise Serenade: New San Antonio Rose

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "New San Antonio Rose" by Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Limehouse Blues

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

Monday, April 13, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: A Porter's Love Song To A Chambermaid

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "A Porter's Love Song To A Chambermaid" by Fats Waller and His Rhythm.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Friday, April 10, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Sugar Moon

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

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Who?

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

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Friday, April 3, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: I've Heard That Song Before

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "I've Heard That Song Before" by Harry James and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Jubilee

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Jubilee" by Louis Armstrong.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Headlines In The News

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Headlines In The News" by Fats Waller and His Rhythm.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Monday, March 30, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Mean To Me

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Mean To Me" by Annette Hanshaw.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: It's A Hap-Hap-Happy Day - And An Update

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "It's A Hap-Hap-Happy Day" by Teddy Stauffer and his Original Teddies.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

This song was in my head because my daughter, Colleen, has recently become a fan of the 1939 Fleischer Studios animated film, Gulliver's Travels, which features the song.  I've heard her singing it around the house.

You will have no doubt noticed the decreasing frequency of posts here on the SSS.  It started some time ago, with just more things to do at work, at home and with the family.  Within the past two weeks or so, the Coronavirus has wreaked unprecedented disruption on the daily routines of many people, including yours truly.  A broken right ankle didn't help the situation.  Working from home, schooling from home, and limited mobility have reduced my time substantially.  It is my hope, however, to get the Sunrise Serenades back on a regular basis, and start putting other content back on the blog again.

I encourage everyone, if at all possible in your individual situations, to stay at home, only go out for absolutely essential activities, and maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from others during any interaction.  I'm hopeful that if everyone works together, we can see the peak of this pandemic sooner rather than later.

Stay safe.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea" by the Boswell Sisters.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: The Dipsy Doodle

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "The Dipsy Doodle" by Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra with Edythe Wright on vocals.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

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

Monday, March 9, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree" by the Andrews Sisters.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Friday, March 6, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Brotherly Jump

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Brotherly Jump" by the combined bands of Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Boo Hoo

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Boo Hoo" by Russ Morgan and His Orchestra.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Playlist For March 4, 2020

The playlist for the March 4, 2020 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.  

Sunrise Serenade: Jeepers Creepers

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Jeepers Creepers" by Louis Armstrong.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Darktown Strutter's Ball

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Darktown Strutter's Ball" by Jimmy Dorsey and his Orchestra.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.