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.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: Capriciousness #24

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Capriciousness #24" by the New Friends of Rhythm.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Monday, September 27, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: Christopher Columbus

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Christopher Columbus" by Fletcher Henderson and his Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Friday, September 24, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: Quiet Please

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Quiet Please" by Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: Alligator Crawl

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Alligator Crawl" by Les Brown and His Blue Devils.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Playlist For September 22, 2021

The playlist for the September 22, 2021 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

Sunrise Serenade: Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea" by the Boswell Sisters.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: King Porter Stomp

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "King Porter Stomp" by Benny Goodman and his Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Monday, September 20, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: Some Of These Days

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Some Of These Days" by the Mills Brothers.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Friday, September 17, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: Don't Get Around Much Anymore

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Don't Get Around Much Anymore" by the Ink Spots.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: Uncle Sammy, Here I Am

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Uncle Sammy, Here I Am" by Clarence Williams' Blue Five.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Friday, September 10, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: Paper Doll

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Paper Doll" by the Mills Brothers.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: Be Like A Kettle And Sing

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Be Like A Kettle And Sing" by Vera Lynn.  Enjoy this YouTube video clip from the 1942 film We'll Meet Again.

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Playlist For September 8, 2021

The playlist for the September 8, 2021 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

Sunrise Serenade: Exactly Like You

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Exactly Like You" by Louis Armstrong.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: I've Got A Feeling I'm Falling

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "I've Got A Feeling I'm Falling" by Ella Fitzgerald.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Friday, September 3, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: I Want The Waiter (With The Water)

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "I Want The Waiter (With The Water)" by Ella Fitzgerald.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: Poor Simple Simon

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Poor Simple Simon" by Anita O'Day.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Playlist For September 1, 2021

The playlist for the September 1, 2021 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

Sunrise Serenade: Sing Me A Swing Song (And Let Me Dance)

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Sing Me A Swing Song (And Let Me Dance)" by Chick Webb and His Orchestra with Ella Fitzgerald on vocal.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line