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 13, 2013

SSS Fall Pledge Drive Special Tonight! South Of The Border

As you know, the SSS airs exclusively on WEVL, an independent, nonprofit, noncommercial, listener-supported, volunteer radio station here in Memphis.  WEVL is in the middle of its Fall Pledge Drive, which is our most important fundraiser of the year.  There are lots of special programs during Pledge Drive, and tonight's SSS is no exception.  "South of the Border" will showcase Swing Era music about, influenced or inspired by Latin America, or performed by Latin American artists.  Featured in tonight's show will be Oscar Aleman, Xavier Cugat, and the Brazillian Bombshell herself, Carmen Miranda.  Yes, this is a photo of Carmen, without her trademark fruitty hat attire. 

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