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.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Then And Now: New York City Crime

Back in July, I posted a link to a "Then And Now" collection of photographs depicting various scenes in Europe taken both during World War II and today.  The BBC's First Person series just did a profile on a New York photographer who used the same approach for crime scenes in NYC from the 1930s-1960s.  The First Person story is very interesting (nice hat, by the way), and the series of photographs is available at Then and Now

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