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 21, 2010

Sunrise Serenade: Pack Up Your Troubles In Your Old Kit Bag

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was the old World War I marching song, "Pack Up Your Troubles In Your Old Kit Bag," recorded as a V Disc during World War II by Lt. Bob (Bing's little brother) Crosby and Martha Tilton.  Click below to listen, or on the song title for the link to  By the way, the line "a lucifer to light your fag" is an old UK expression referring to having a match to light a cigarette.

Pack Up Your Troubles – Lt Bob Crosby USMC

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