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 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving! 1940 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Footage

Happy Thanksgiving!  Vintage Everyday posted this color film of the 1940 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, featuring the first appearance of Superman in the parade.  We here at the SSS wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving and safe travels. 

I'll be taking my usual post-Thanksgiving break, but I'll be back in December. 

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