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.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Be Careful - And Courteous - On Black Friday

As many venture out into the frenzy of consumerism that is Black Friday, please be careful in the crowds and traffic, and courteous to your fellow shoppers.  After all, one of the themes of the season (in more than one faith) is supposed to be PEACE. 

Window shoppers looking at a toy display in downtown Providence, Rhode Island in 1944 - From the Library of Congress American Memory Collection:  America From the Great Depression to World War II.

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