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, 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!