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, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

To everyone, whether at home or abroad, travelling, or - like this family - at work on this holiday, we at the SSS wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving!  This photo from the Library of Congress American Memory Collection was actually taken on Thanksgiving.  From the LOC:
Thanksgiving, 1942. American workers give up the holiday to speed victory. The Blackwelder family celebrated Thanksgiving at their benches in a Glenn Martin Company plant. William P. Blackwelder works in the tool crib of the plane factory, and his wife and daughter are riveters. A son, Frank, in the Navy for one year, has been wounded four times. He has been awarded several medals.

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Happy Thanksgiving.

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