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, July 21, 2014

100 Years Of Black Cinema

http://www.retronaut.comRetronaut posted this item about Separate Cinema Archive, a film memorabilia collection devoted to African-American cinema.  This post features some of the movie posters in the collection, including several from the Swing Era featuring notables like Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, Lena Horne and at left, Louis Jordan. 

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