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, 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