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, January 27, 2023

Sunrise Serenade: Orange Colored Sky

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Orange Colored Sky" by Nat King Cole with the Stan Kenton Band.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.   

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Playlist For January 25, 2023

The playlist for the January 25, 2023 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

                

Sunrise Serenade: Bright Eyes

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Bright Eyes" by Louis Prima and His New Orleans Gang.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.  

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Sunrise Serenade: Ochi Chornya

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Ochi Chornya" by Wingy Manone and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.  

Monday, January 23, 2023

Sunrise Serenade: Begin The Beguine

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Begin The Beguine" by the Andrews Sisters.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

 

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Sunrise Serenade: Sweeter Than The Sweetest

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Sweeter Than The Sweetest" by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.  

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Playlist For January 18, 2023

The playlist for the January 18, 2023 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

               

Sunrise Serenade: Anvil Chorus

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Anvil Chorus" by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Sunrise Serenade: Shanghai Lil

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Shanghai Lil" by Gene Kardos and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.  

Friday, January 13, 2023

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.  

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Sunrise Serenade: I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm" by Red Norvo and Mildred Bailey.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Playlist For January 11, 2023

The playlist for the January 11, 2023 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

              

Sunrise Serenade: A Maiden's Prayer

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "A Maiden's Prayer" by Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

 

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Sunrise Serenade: Remember Me

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Remember Me" by Bing Crosby.  Enjoy the video from YouTube

Monday, January 9, 2023

Sunrise Serenade: When You Trim Your Christmas Tree

This morning's Sunrise Serenade seems slightly late, but it was quite insistent.  It was "When You Trim Your Christmas Tree" by Les Brown and His Orchestra with Jack Haskell on vocal.  Enjoy the video from YouTube

Friday, January 6, 2023

Sunrise Serenade: Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree" by the Andrews Sisters.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.  

Thursday, January 5, 2023

Sunrise Serenade: Elmer's Tune

Today'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.  

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Playlist For January 4, 2023

The playlist for the January 4, 2023 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

             

Sunrise Serenade: "Be Like A Kettle And Sing

This morning'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.

 

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Sunrise Serenade: When Winter Comes

Happy New Year!  I'm back from an unexpectedly long Winter Break.  Today's Sunrise Serenade was "When Winter Comes" by Eddy Duchin and His Orchestra.  Enjoy the video from YouTube