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 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

From all of us here at the SSS, have a safe, healthy and happy Thanksgiving!  The Library of Congress Prints & Photographs collection reveals the family of Mr. Timothy Levy Crouch enjoying Thanksgiving dinner in 1940, complete with a twenty pound turkey and a kids' table. 

It is also time for the SSS annual post-Thanksgiving holiday shutdown.  Posts will be limited to the radio show playlist and any timely event announcements.  Normal posting will resume on December 9.  For those of you venturing out on Black Friday, please be careful, courteous and patient with your fellow shoppers.

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