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.

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