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 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 If you would like more information about the radio show, just go to the Radio Show FAQ page.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Sunrise Serenade: When You Wish Upon A Star

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "When You Wish Upon A Star" by Cliff Edwards from the 1940 Walt Disney film Pinnochio.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Friday, March 16, 2018

Birds In The Spring

Since Spring officially starts next week, I thought this cute Walt Disney Silly Symphony short from 1933 was appropriate.  A young bird strays a little too far from the nest and gets in trouble.  Here is Birds In The Spring

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, March 15, 2018

Sunrise Serenade: I Found A New Baby

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "I Found A New Baby" by the Mills Brothers.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Playlist For March 14, 2018

The playlist for the March 14, 2018 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.  

Sunrise Serenade: Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone" by the Mills Brothers.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Friday, March 9, 2018

The Village Smithy

Ever tried to get something done, and quickly learned that it is just going to be one of those days?  That is pretty much the majority of Donald Duck cartoons, and this one, posted on YouTube, is no exception.  From 1941, here is The Village Smithy

Sunrise Serenade: On The Sunny Side Of The Street

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "On The Sunny Side Of The Street" by Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Captain Marvel

It's been some time since Captain Marvel visited our pages, so this 1941 story posted on Pappy's Golden Age Comics Blogzine seemed appropriate.  I never was much of a CM fan myself, as I never could figure out where he stood versus Superman.  Most of my exposure to the character was the 1970's Saturday morning live-action TV show. 

Sunrise Serenade: Get On Board, Little Chillun'

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Get On Board, Little Chillun'" by Freddie Slack and His Orchestra featuring Ella Mae Morse on vocals.  Enjoy the video below from YouTube.