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, April 16, 2024

Monday, April 15, 2024

Sunrise Serenade: San Fernando Valley

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "San Fernando Valley" by Bing Crosby.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

 

Friday, April 12, 2024

Sunrise Serenade: Singing In The Bathtub

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Singing In The Bathtub" by Gracie Fields.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.  

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Playlist For April 10, 2024

The playlist for the April 10, 2024 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

                                                                            

Sunrise Serenade: Sugar Blues

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Sugar Blues" by Ella Fitzgerald.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.  

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Monday, April 8, 2024

Sunrise Serenade: Loveless Love

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Loveless Love" by the Mills Brothers.  Enjoy the video from YouTube

Friday, April 5, 2024

Sunrise Serenade: Try A Little Tenderness

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Try A Little Tenderness" by Ruth Etting.  Enjoy the video from YouTube
  

Thursday, April 4, 2024

Sunrise Serenade: Heartaches

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Heartaches" by Al Bowlly.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.  

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Sunrise Serenade: Crazy People

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Crazy People" by the Boswell Sisters.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.  

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Sunrise Serenade: Limehouse Blues

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Limehouse Blues" by Django Reinhardt.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.  

Friday, March 29, 2024

Sunrise Serenade: Shuffle Off To Buffalo

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Shuffle Off To Buffalo" by the Boswell Sisters.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

 

Thursday, March 28, 2024

Sunrise Serenade: Sweet Georgia Brown

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Sweet Georgia Brown" by the Mills Brothers.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.  

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Playlist For March 27, 2024

The playlist for the March 27, 2024 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

                                                                           

Sunrise Serenade: Pistol Packin' Mama

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Pistol Packin' Mama" by Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.  

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Monday, March 25, 2024

Sunrise Serenade: Change Partners

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Change Partners" by Fred Astair from the 1938 film Carefree.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.  

Friday, March 22, 2024

Sunrise Serenade: Mr. Rainbow Man

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Mr. Rainbow Man" by Carl Fenton and His Orchestra.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.  

Thursday, March 21, 2024

Sunrise Serenade: Heartbreaker

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Heartbreaker" by the Andrews Sisters.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.  

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Playlist For March 20, 2024

The playlist for the March 20, 2024 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

                                                                          

Sunrise Serenade: The Chant

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "The Chant" by Artie Shaw and His Orchestra.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

 

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Sunrise Serenade: Blow, Blow Thou Winter Winds

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Blow, Blow Thou Winter Winds" by Bob Crosby and His Bobcats.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.  

Monday, March 18, 2024

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, March 15, 2024

Sunrise Serenade: Cleo's Boogie

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Cleo's Boogie" by Cleo Brown.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.  

Thursday, March 14, 2024

Sunrise Serenade: Streamline Strut

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Streamline Strut" by Ambrose and His Orchestra.  Enjoy the video from YouTube

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Playlist For March 13, 2024

The playlist for the March 13, 2024 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

                                                                         

Sunrise Serenade: Mister Meadowlark

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Mister Meadowlark" by Bing Crosby and Johnny Mercer.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.  

 

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Sunrise Serenade: Time Changes Everything

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Time Changes Everything" by Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

  

Monday, March 11, 2024

Sunrise Serenade: Friendship

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Friendship" by Kay Kyser and His Orchestra with vocals by Harry Babbitt, Ginny Simms, Jack Martin and Ish Kabibble.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.  

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Playlist for March 6, 2024

The playlist for the March 6, 2024 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

                                                                        

Thursday, February 29, 2024

Sunrise Serenade: Can Anyone Explain?

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Can Anyone Explain?" by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.  

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Playlist For February 28, 2024

The playlist for the February 28, 2024 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

                                                                       

Sunrise Serenade: Breezin' Along With Breeze

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Breezin' Along With Breeze" by The Merry Macs.  Enjoy the video from YouTube

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Sunrise Serenade: It Had To Be You

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "It Had To Be You" by Jimmie Lunceford and His Orchestra.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.  

Monday, February 26, 2024

Sunrise Serenade: Dipsy Doodle

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Dipsy Doodle" by the Golden Gate Quartet.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.  

 

Friday, February 23, 2024

Sunrise Serenade: Makin' Whoopee

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Makin' Whoopee" by Eddie Cantor.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

 

Thursday, February 22, 2024

Sunrise Serenade: Goody Goodbye

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Goody Goodbye" by Dolly Dawn and Her Dawn Patrol.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.  

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Playlist For February 21, 2024

The playlist for the February 21, 2024 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

                                                                      

Sunrise Serenade: Billy-A-Dick

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Billy-A-Dick" by Hoagy Carmichael.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.  

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Sunrise Serenade: Safe, Sane And Single

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Safe, Sane And Single" by Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.  

Monday, February 19, 2024

Sunrise Serenade: Stone Cold Dead In The Market

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was that tribute to marital bliss known as "Stone Cold Dead In The Market" by Ella Fitzgerald with Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.  

Friday, February 16, 2024

Sunrise Serenade: I'm Checkin' Out, Goombye

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "I'm Checkin' Out, Goombye" by Duke Ellington and His Orchestra.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.  

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Playlist For February 14, 2024

The playlist for the February 14, 2024 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

                                                                     

Sunrise Serenade: There'll Be Some Changes Made

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "There'll Be Some Changes Made" by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra.  Enjoy the video below from YouTube. 

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Sunrise Serenade: I'm Nobody's Baby

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "I'm Nobody's Baby" by Judy Garland.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.  

Monday, February 12, 2024

Sunrise Serenade: Number Ten Lullaby Lane

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Number Ten Lullaby Lane" by Dinah Shore.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.  

Friday, February 9, 2024

Sunrise Serenade: One Dozen Roses

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "One Dozen Roses" by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

  

Thursday, February 8, 2024

Sunrise Serenade: Washboard Blues

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Washboard Blues" by the Casa Loma Orchestra with Hoagy Carmichael on vocal.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.  

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Playlist For February 7, 2024

The playlist for the February 7, 2024 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

                                                                    

Sunrise Serenade: Personality

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Personality" by Johnny Mercer and the Pied Pipers.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.  

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Monday, February 5, 2024

Sunrise Serenade: Yeah, Man

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Yeah, Man" by Woody Herman and His Orchestra.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.  

Friday, February 2, 2024

Sunrise Serenade: Peace, Brother

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Peace, Brother" by Benny Goodman and His Orchestra with Mildred Bailey on vocal.  Enjoy the video from YouTube 

Thursday, February 1, 2024

Sunrise Serenade: Dough-Ra-Me

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Dough-Ra-Me" by Lionel Hampton.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

 

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Playlist For January 31, 2024

The playlist for the January 31, 2024 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

                                                                   

Sunrise Serenade: Skyliner

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Skyliner" by Charlie Barnet and His Orchestra.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.  

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Sunrise Serenade: It's A Quiet Town

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "It's A Quiet Town" by the Andrews Sisters with Danny Kaye.  Enjoy the video below from YouTube.

 

Monday, January 29, 2024

Sunrise Serenade: That's What I Like About The South

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "That's What I Like About The South" by Phil Harris and His Orchestra.  Enjoy the video from YouTube

Friday, January 26, 2024

Sunrise Serenade: Opus One

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Opus One" by Anita O'Day with Gene Krupa and His Orchestra.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

 

Thursday, January 25, 2024

Sunrise Serenade: By A Waterfall

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "By A Waterfall" by Dick Powell.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.  

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Playlist For January 24, 2024

The playlist for the January 24, 2024 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

                                                                  

Sunrise Serenade: Dear Mr. Gable, You Made Me Love You

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Dear Mr. Gable:  You Made Me Love You" by Judy Garland.  Enjoy the video from YouTube

  

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Monday, January 22, 2024

Thursday, January 18, 2024

Sunrise Serenade: Mr. Five By Five

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Mr. Five By Five" by Freddie Slack and His Orchestra with Ella Mae Morse on vocal.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.  

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Playlist For January 17, 2024

The playlist for the January 17, 2024 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

                                                                 

Sunrise Serenade: My Reverie

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "My Reverie" by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.  

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Friday, January 12, 2024

Sunrise Serenade: Reefer Man

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Reefer Man" by Cab Calloway and His Orchestra.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.  

Thursday, January 11, 2024

Sunrise Serenade: Blue Skies

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Blue Skies" by Benny Goodman and His Orchestra with Art Lund on vocal.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.  

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Playlist For January 10, 2024

The playlist for the January 10, 2024 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

                                                                

Sunrise Serenade: Candy

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Candy" by the Nat King Cole Trio.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.  

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Sunrise Serenade: Moonlight Bay

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Moonlight Bay" by Bing and Gary Crosby.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.  

Monday, January 8, 2024

Sunrise Serenade: Darktown Strutters Ball

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Darktown Strutters Ball" by Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra with June Richmond on vocals.  Enjoy the video from YouTube

 

Friday, January 5, 2024

Sunrise Serenade: It's A Sin To Tell A Lie

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "It's A Sin To Tell A Lie" by Fats Waller and His Rhythm.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.  

Wednesday, January 3, 2024

Playlist For January 3, 2024

The playlist for the January 3, 2024 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

                                                               

Sunrise Serenade was "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.