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 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 If you would like more information about the radio show, just go to the Radio Show FAQ page.

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Sunrise Serenade: Darktown Strutters Ball

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Darktown Strutters Ball" by Ella Fitzgerald.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.


Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Sunrise Serenade: People Like You And Me

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "People Like You And Me" by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra, in this clip from a 1940's film, performing as "Gene Morrison" and orchestra.  Enjoy the video from  YouTube.


Monday, July 15, 2024

Sunrise Serenade: A Tisket, A Tasket

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "A Tisket, A Tasket" by Chick Webb and His Orchestra with Ella Fitzgerald.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of and its Great 78 Project.    

Friday, July 12, 2024

Sunrise Serenade: Royal Garden Blues

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Royal Garden Blues" by Johnny Mercer And The Skylarks With Ben Pollack And His Pic A Rib Boys.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of and its Great 78 Project.    

Thursday, July 11, 2024

Sunrise Serenade: When Paw Was Courtin' Maw

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "When Paw Was Courtin' Maw" by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.


Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Playlist For July 10, 2024

The playlist for the July 10, 2024 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.


Sunrise Serenade: Imagine Me In The Maginot Line

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Imagine Me In The Maginot Line" by George Formby.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.  

Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Sunrise Serenade: Jack, I'm Mellow

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Jack, I'm Mellow" by Trixie Smith.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.  

Monday, July 8, 2024

Friday, July 5, 2024

Sunrise Serenade: Yankee Doodle Never Went To Town

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Yankee Doodle Never Went To Town" by Benny Goodman and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of and its Great 78 Project.