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 25, 2015

The Cascades, Jackson, MI

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Inspired by a 1929 trip to the International Exposition in Barcelona, William Sparks, a Jackson, Michigan businessman, built The Cascades in 1931.  As RetroRoadmap notes, the Art Deco spectacle has been a continual source of entertainment since it opened in 1932.
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