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 25, 2011

Black Friday Holiday Break

I'm taking a week off to make my holiday preparations, but I'll be back on December 5.  Some basic SSS operations will continue, like the playlist posting and notice of any imminent and interesting event.  In the meantime, I hope everyone has a careful, courteous and safe Black Friday.  The above family from Providence, Rhode Island in 1944 has started their holiday shopping.  Courtesy of the Library of Congress American Memory Collection.

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