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, June 18, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: (When You're Up To Your Neck In Hot Water,) Be Like A Kettle And Sing - RIP Vera Lynn

I don't remember if I actually woke up with a Sunrise Serenade this morning, but when I learned that Dame Vera Lynn passed away today at age 103, it was impossible to keep this song out of my head:  "(When You're Up To Your Neck In Hot Water,) Be Like A Kettle And Sing."  R.I.P. Vera Lynn (March 20, 1917-June 18, 2020).  Enjoy this YouTube video clip from the 1942 film We'll Meet Again.

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