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, December 23, 2015

Post WWII Footage Of Tokyo

Boing Boing recently posted a link to this interesting footage of life in Toyko, Japan just after World War II, including a look inside areas used by the U.S. occupation forces.  The music is not exactly period, but the film is very interesting.  I've never been to Tokyo, but I think it is a bit more crowded now. 

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