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, May 24, 2018

Sunrise Serenade: Tabby The Cat

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Tabby The Cat" by Stan Kenton and His Orchestra with Anita O'Day on vocals.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Playlist For May 23, 2018

The playlist for the May 23, 2018 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.  

Sunrise Serenade: Goody Goody

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Goody Goody" by Benny Goodman and His Orchestra with Helen Ward on vocals.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Monday, May 21, 2018

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

CAF Flies Into Memphis











Watch the skies this weekend as the Commemorative Air Force flies into the Memphis area!  The CAF Air Power History Tour will land at the Millington-Memphis Airport this Thursday, May 17, and run through Sunday, May 20.  Aircraft included in the tour will be Fifi, a B-29 Superfortress, the P-51 Mustang Gunfighter, and three other support aircraft.  Rides will be available. 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Hitting The Road


Things have been pretty busy here at the SSS the past few weeks, and now the boss is sending me out of the factory for a few days.  Postings will be temporarily suspended, but I'll be back by next week.

Sunrise Serenade: Who?

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

Monday, May 14, 2018

Sunrise Serenade: Lazy River

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

Friday, May 11, 2018

Sunrise Serenade: Shake Down The Stars

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Shake Down The Stars" by Ella Fitzgerald.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line