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.

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.

Monday, March 2, 2020

Friday, February 28, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: I'm Making Believe

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "I'm Making Believe" by Ella Fitzgerald and the Ink Spots.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: A Kiss To Build A Dream On

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "A Kiss To Build A Dream On" by Louis Armstrong.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Playlist For February 26, 2020

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

Sunrise Serenade: Organ Grinder's Swing

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Organ Grinder's Swing" by Bunny Berigan. Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Music Makers

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Music Makers" by Harry James and his Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Tampico

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Tampico" by Stan Kenton and His Orchestra with June Christy on vocal.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Friday, February 21, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Lazy River

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

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Just A Kid Named Joe

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Just A Kid Named Joe" by Jan Savitt and His Top Hatters with Bon Bon on vocal.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Playlist For February 19, 2020

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

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

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: The Free And Easy

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "The Free And Easy" by Ed Lloyd and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Monday, February 17, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: My Hat's On The Side Of My Head

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "My Hat's On The Side Of My Head" by Ray Noble and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Friday, February 14, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: On The Sunny Side Of The Street

This morning'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

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Tea For Two

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Tea For Two" 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, February 12, 2020

Playlist For February 12, 2020

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

Sunrise Serenade: All That Meat And No Potatoes

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "All That Meat And No Potatoes" by Fats Waller and His Rhythm.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive" by Bing Crosby with the Andrews Sisters.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Monday, February 10, 2020

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.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Murder, He Says

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Murder, He Says" by the Four Vagabonds.  Enjoy the video from YouTube

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Playlist For February 5, 2020

The playlist for the February 5, 2020 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, February 4, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Let Me Off Uptown

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Let Me Off Uptown" by Gene Krupa and His Orchestra featuring Anita O'Day on vocals.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Monday, February 3, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Reet, Petite And Gone

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Reet, Petite And Gone" by Louis Jordan.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Friday, January 31, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Texas And Pacific

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

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Playlist For January 29, 2020

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

Sunrise Serenade: Star Dust

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Star Dust" by Bing Crosby.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Cow Cow Boogie

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Cow Cow Boogie" by Freddie Slack and His Orchestra with Ella Mae Morse on vocals.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Friday, January 24, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Wacky Dust

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

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Funiculi, Funicula

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Funiculi, Funicula" by The Mills Brothers.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Playlist For January 22, 2020

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

Sunrise Serenade: New Year's Eve In A Haunted House

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "New Year's Eve In A Haunted House" by the Raymond Scott Quintet.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: I'm Nobody's Baby

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "I'm Nobody's Baby" by Judy Garland with Bobby Sherwood and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Friday, January 17, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: I Want To Learn About Love

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "I Want To Learn About Love" by Ella Fitzgerald with the Daydreamers.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Oh Lady Be Good

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Oh Lady Be Good" by Count Basie and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Playlist For January 15, 2020

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

Sunrise Serenade: You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me" by Phil Harris and His Orchestra.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Never No Lament

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Never No Lament" by Duke Ellington and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Monday, January 13, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: The Continental

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

Friday, January 10, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: A Room With A View

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "A Room With A View" by Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra with Bob Eberly on vocal.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Thursday, January 9, 2020

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.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Playlist For January 8, 2020

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

Sunrise Serenade: Slumming On Park Avenue

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

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Monday, January 6, 2020

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

This morning'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

Friday, January 3, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: I'm Beginning To See The Light

Happy New Year!  This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "I'm Beginning To See The Light" by Harry James and His Orchestra with the late Kitty Kallen on vocals.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Happy New Year! Playlist For January 1, 2020

The playlist for the January 1, 2020 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.