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, July 23, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: Peckin'

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Peckin'" by Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra with Bing Crosby on vocals.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: Posin'

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

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Playlist For July 21, 2021

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

Sunrise Serenade: Old Man Of The Mountain

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Old Man Of The Mountain" by Cab Calloway and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: You Gotta Ho-De-Ho (To Get Along With Me)

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "You Gotta Ho-De-Ho (To Get Along With Me)" by Cab Calloway and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Monday, July 19, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: Begin The Beguine

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Begin The Beguine" by Artie Shaw.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Friday, July 16, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: Rockin' Rollers Jubilee

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Rockin' Rollers Jubilee" by Bunny Berigan and His Orchestra with Jayne Dover on vocal.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Back In The Swing At The Rumba Room

Swing Dance Memphis presents its weekly Swing Dance every Friday night at the Rumba Room.  There is a beginner lesson from 7:00-7:30 p.m., followed by social dancing from 7:30-9:30 p.m.  Admission is $5 ($3 w/student ID), plus $2 on live band nights.  More info at Swing Dance Memphis and Swing Dance Memphis (@swingmemphis).

Sunrise Serenade: Put That Down In Writing

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Put That Down In Writing" by Jan Savitt and His Top Hatters with Bon Bon on vocal.  Click on the song title to listen on YouTube Music

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Playlist For July 14, 2021

The playlist for the July 14, 2021 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

Sunrise Serenade: The Object Of My Affection

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "The Object Of My Affection" by Lionel Hampton.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Monday, July 12, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: Jersey Bounce

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Jersey Bounce" by Benny Goodman and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Friday, July 9, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: It's So Easy

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "It's So Easy" by Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: I Found My Yellow Basket

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "I Found My Yellow Basket" by Ella Fitzgerald with Chick Webb and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Playlists For June 30 and July 7, 2021

The playlists for the June 30 - Independence Day Special - and July 7, 2021  broadcasts of the Swing Shift Shuffle have now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

Sunrise Serenade: Five O'Clock Whistle

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

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: American Patrol

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "American Patrol" by Glenn Miller and his Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Friday, July 2, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: Song Of Freedom

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Song Of Freedom" by Bing Crosby.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Swing Dancing Is Back At The Rumba Room

 

Swing Dance Memphis presents its weekly Swing Dance every Friday night at the Rumba Room.  There is a beginner lesson from 7:00-7:30 p.m., followed by social dancing from 7:30-9:30 p.m.  Admission is $5 ($3 w/student ID), plus $2 on live band nights.  More info at Swing Dance Memphis and Swing Dance Memphis (@swingmemphis).

Sunrise Serenade: Comin' In On A Wing And A Prayer

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Comin' In On A Wing And A Prayer" by the Golden Gate Quartet.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.