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, November 2, 2011

Beryl Davis - RIP

This morning, I learned of the passing on Friday of Beryl Davis.  The British singer kept the troops entertained during the London blitz of World War II, and then came to the U.S. where she appeared with a list of swing and radio royalty, including Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Bob Hope, etc.  The YouTube video below features Ms. Davis with Django Reinhardt on one of my favorite versions of "Undecided." 

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