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.

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.