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.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Sunrise Serenade: Opus No. 1

The "Sunrise Serenade" is simply the music that happens to be running through my head when I wake up in the morning.  Today's piece is "Opus No. 1" by the Dorsey Brothers.  At least this time I know why this song was in my head:  I played it on my show last night.  Click on the song title to hear it.  This version is from Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra, rather than the Dorseys together, but the recordings are so similar as to be almost identical.

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