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 wevl.org. 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 tim@wevl.org. If you would like more information about the radio show, just go to the Radio Show FAQ page.

Friday, May 7, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: Cotton Picker's Congregation

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Cotton Picker's Congregation" by Ambrose and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: Give Me Some Skin

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Give Me Some Skin" by Lionel Hampton.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: Ooh Hot Dawg (a/k/a Boogie Blues)

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Ooh Hot Dawg (a/k/a Boogie Blues)" by Gene Krupa and His Orchestra featuring Anita O'Day on vocal.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: Opus One

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Opus One" by Anita O'Day with Gene Krupa and His Orchestra.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Monday, May 3, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: Truckin'

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Truckin'" by Fats Waller and His Rhythm.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Friday, April 30, 2021

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: Fiddlin' Joe

 Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Fiddlin' Joe" by the Mills Brothers.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Playlist For April 28, 2021

The playlist for the April 28, 2021 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

Sunrise Serenade: Ida, Sweet As Apple Cider

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Ida, Sweet As Apple Cider" by the Mills Brothers.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: Dolores

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Dolores" by Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra with Frank Sinatra and the Pied Pipers on vocals.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Monday, April 26, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: Darktown Strutters Ball

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Darktown Strutters Ball" by Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra with June Richmond on vocals.  Enjoy the video from YouTube

Friday, April 23, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: Forty-Second Street

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Forty-Second Street" by the Boswell Sisters.  Enjoy the video from YouTube

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: Lulu's Back In Town

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Lulu's Back In Town" by Fats Waller.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Playlist For April 21, 2021

The playlist for the April 21, 2021 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

Sunrise Serenade: Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me" by Count Basie and His Orchestra.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: Limehouse Blues

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Limehouse Blues" by the Mills Brothers.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Monday, April 19, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: There'll Be Some Changes Made

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "There'll Be Some Changes Made" by Mildred Bailey and Her Oxford Greys.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: Memphis Blues

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Memphis Blues" by Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby and Ella Fitzgerald.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Playlist For April 14, 2021 - Spring Pledge Drive Special

The playlist for the April 14, 2021 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle - Spring Pledge Drive Special:  Still Swingin' At 100! - has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

Pledge Drive Special Tonight: Still Swingin' At 100!

Join me tonight for the SSS Spring Pledge Drive Special:  Still Swingin' At 100!  All the songs featured tonight were recorded in the Swing Era of the 1930's and '40's, but they were originally written at least a hundred years ago.  These tunes were first written or published 10, 15, 20, 25 or even 30 years before their Swing Era versions, so they were "Golden Oldies" even in the '30's. Tune in, enjoy some music, and make a pledge to help WEVL reach its Spring Pledge Drive goal!

Sunrise Serenade: With Plenty Of Money And You

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "With Plenty Of Money And You" by Chick Bullock and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Friday, April 9, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: Flat Foot Floogie

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Flat Foot Floogie" by the Mills Brothers with Louis Armstrong.  Enjoy the video from YouTube

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Playlists For March 31 and April 7, 2021

The playlists for the March 31 and April 7, 2021 broadcasts of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

Sunrise Serenade: Dough-Ra-Me

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Dough-Ra-Me" by Lionel Hampton.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: How'm I Doin', Hey, Hey

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "How'm I Doin', Hey, Hey" by the Mills Brothers.  Enjoy the video from YouTube

Monday, April 5, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: I Got Rings On My Fingers

 This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "I Got Rings On My Fingers" by the Merry Macs.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: It's A Long Way To Tipperary

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "It's A Long Way To Tipperary" by Ella Logan and the Spirits of Rhythm.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Monday, March 29, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: Lady Be Good

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Lady Be Good" by Quintette Du Hot Club De France (i.e. The Hot Club Quintet of France) featuring Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Friday, March 26, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: I'm Coming Virginia

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "I'm Coming Virginia" by Benny Carter and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Playlist For March 24, 2021

The playlist for the March 24, 2021 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

Sunrise Serenade: High Tide

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "High Tide" by Count Basie and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Monday, March 22, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: Time Changes Everything

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Time Changes Everything" by Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Friday, March 19, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: Ace In The Hole

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Ace In The Hole" by Anita O'Day.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Playlist For March 17, 2021 - Happy St. Patrick's Day!

The playlist for the March 17, 2021 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle - Happy St. Patrick's Day! - has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

Sunrise Serenade: Wearing Of The Green

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was (appropriately for St. Patrick's Day) "Wearing Of The Green" by Bunny Berigan and His Orchestra.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: Blame It On The Samba

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Blame It On The Samba" by Ethel Smith and the Dinning Sisters from the 1948 Disney film, Melody Time.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Monday, March 15, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: Sugar

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Sugar" by Teddy Wilson and His Orchestra with Billie Holliday on vocal.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Friday, March 12, 2021

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: The Fives

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "The Fives" by Count Basie and His Rhythm.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Playlist For March 10, 2021

The playlist for the March 10, 2021 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

Sunrise Serenade: The Woodpecker Song

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "The Woodpecker Song" by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra with Marion Hutton on vocal.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Monday, March 8, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: Shim Sham Shimmy

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Shim Sham Shimmy" by the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Friday, March 5, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: The Patty Cake Man

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "The Patty Cake Man" by Ella Mae Morse.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: Song Of The Volga Boatmen

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Song Of The Volga Boatmen" by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Playlist For March 3, 2021

The playlist for the March 3, 2021 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

Sunrise Serenade: Ain't Nobody's Business But My Own

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Ain't Nobody's Business But My Own" by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Jordan.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.  

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: Are You Hep To The Jive?

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Are You Hep To The Jive?" by Cab Calloway and His Orchestra.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.  

Monday, March 1, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: I Got A Right To Sing The Blues

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "I Got A Right To Sing The Blues" by Cab Calloway and his Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Friday, February 26, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: Ta-hu-wa-hu-wai

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Ta-hu-wa-hu-wai" by the Merry Macs.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Playlist For February 24, 2021

The playlist for the February 24, 2021 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

Sunrise Serenade: New San Antonio Rose

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "New San Antonio Rose" by Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: Stay A Little Longer

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Stay A Little Longer" by Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys.  Enjoy the video from YouTube

Monday, February 22, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: Are You Ready?

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Are You Ready?" by Lucky Millinder and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Friday, February 19, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: I've Heard That Song Before

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "I've Heard That Song Before" by Harry James and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: Petootie Pie

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Petootie Pie" by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Jordan.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Playlist For February 17, 2021

The playlist for the February 17, 2021 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

Sunrise Serenade: Boogie Woogie Piggy

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Boogie Woogie Piggy" by Glenn Miller and his Orchestra, with Tex Beneke and the Modernaires on vocals.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: Five Guys Named Moe

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Five Guys Named Moe" by Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Friday, February 12, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: All Of Me

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "All Of Me" by Billie Holiday.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Playlist For February 10, 2021

The playlist for the February 10, 2021 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

Sunrise Serenade: Green Eyes

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Green Eyes" by Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: My Blue Heaven

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "My Blue Heaven" by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Monday, February 8, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: I Going Mad For A Pad

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "I Going Mad For A Pad" by Stan Kenton and His Orchestra with Anita O'Day on vocal.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: Bob White

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Bob White" by Bing Crosby and Connie Boswell.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Playlist For February 3, 2021

The playlist for the February 3, 2021 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

Sunrise Serenade: Just One More Chance

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Just One More Chance" by Bing Crosby.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: Chicken Reel

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Chicken Reel" by Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.  

Monday, February 1, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: My Reverie

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "My Reverie" by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra with Ray Eberle on vocals.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Friday, January 29, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: Whatcha Know Joe?

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Whatcha Know Joe?" by Jimmie Lunceford and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: Lovesick Blues

 Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Lovesick Blues" by Anita O'Day.  Enjoy the video from YouTube

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Playlist For January 27, 2021

The playlist for the January 27, 2021 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

Sunrise Serenade: If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight" by Louis Armstrong.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: Don't Be That Way

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Don't Be That Way" by the Andrews Sisters.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Monday, January 25, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: Elmer's Tune

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Elmer's Tune" by Benny Goodman and His Orchestra with Peggy Lee on vocals.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Friday, January 22, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: Hello Ma, I Done It Again

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Hello Ma, I Done It Again" by Ella Fitzgerald.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: All Over Nothing At All

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "All Over Nothing At All" by Ella Fitzgerald.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Playlist For January 20, 2021

The playlist for the January 20, 2021 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

Sunrise Serenade: Fairy Tales

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Fairy Tales" by the Mills Brothers with Ella Fitzgerald.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: Let's Get Away From It All

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Let's Get Away From It All" by Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra with Connie Haines, Frank Sinatra, Jo Stafford and the Pied Pipers on vocals.   Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.  

Friday, January 15, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: Ciribiribin

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Ciribiribin" by Harry James and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: Solo Flight

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Solo Flight" by Benny Goodman and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Playlist For January 13, 2021

The playlist for the January 13, 2021 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

Sunrise Serenade: There's Frost On The Moon

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "There's Frost On The Moon" by Artie Shaw and His Orchestra with Peg LaCentra on vocal.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: The Continental

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "The Continental" by Ambrose and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Monday, January 11, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: Sliphorn Jive

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Sliphorn Jive" by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra.  Enjoy the video from YouTube

Friday, January 8, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: Song Of India

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Song Of India" by the Casa Loma Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: Calloway Boogie

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Calloway Boogie" by Cab Calloway.  Enjoy this video featuring the man himself from YouTube

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: Diga Diga Doo

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Diga Diga Doo" by Lena Horne from the 1943 film, Stormy Weather.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: Long About Midnight

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Long About Midnight" by the Mills Brothers.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Monday, January 4, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: Blow, Blow Thou Winter Winds

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Blow, Blow Thou Winter Winds" by Bob Crosby and His Bobcats with Marian Mann on vocal.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Friday, January 1, 2021

Happy New Year!

 

All of us here at the SSS join Cab Calloway and His Orchestra (on New Year's Eve 1937 from the Cotton Club) in wishing you a very happy, healthy and safe 2021!