It’s Tuesday on The AIR  and you know what that means. Today we deliver unto you new episodes of Radio Free Charleston and The Swing Shift. That’s two all-new programs totalling four new hours of particularly swell internet radio!  You simply have to point your cursor over and tune in at the website, or you could just stay on this page, and  listen to the cool embedded player over at the top of the right column.

We have a  killer new Radio Free Charleston at 10 AM and 10 PM Tuesday.  This week we open with new music from Summerville’s Red Audio, and we continue with a pretty darned epic line up of music that includes great local stuff, coll new releases from major artists, a few classic tracks and a three-song set from a Chicago-area Roots-Reggae tribute to Tom Petty.

About that Tom Petty tribute…who doesn’t love Tom Petty?  Red Spot Rhythm Section is the multi-instrumental project of Chicago writer and musician Joshua Siegal, along with a host of Chicago-area collaborators. Just last month, Red Spot Rhythm Section dropped Won’t Back Down: A Roots Tribute To Tom Petty, a 12-song album featuring a wealth of collaborative musical and vocal talent.
It’s a wildly entertaining take on Petty’s tunes, and we offer up three of them in our first hour.  We’ll be bringing you more from this album in the coming weeks.

You can order the full album HERE. And read more about Red Spot Rhythm HERE.

Also, see if you can find the part of the show where I totally butcher the pronounciation of a song title, mere seconds after hearing it!

Check out the playlist below to see all the goodies we have in store (live links will take you to the artist’s pages)…

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hour one
Red Audio “Radio Blah Blah”
The Stranglers “This Song”
Time And Distance “Fear”
The Kinks “Everybody’s Gonna Be Happy”
The Vaccines “People’s Republic of Desire”
Elvis Costello & The Attractions and Fito Páez “Radio Radio”
The Renfields “Circle of Fakes”
Red Spot Rhythm Section with Livingston “I Won’t Back Down”
Red Spot Rhythm Section with Cosmos Ray “Runnin’ Down A Dream”
Red Spot Rhythm Section with Angela Peel “You Got Lucky”
Cassius At Best “Hornets”
The Rules “You Are Rock”
Steve Hackett “Day of the Dead”
4 OHM MONO “Void All In Between”

hour two
Joseph Hale “Church of Paranoia”
Static Fur “Dopamine”
Bullock Brothers “Harley David Son Of A Bitch”
The Science Fair Explosion “The Plan”
Andrey Mosyagin “Puppeteer”
Geezer Butler “X 13”
All Torches Lit “Occulation”
Hello June “Mars”
John Radcliff “Muse”
Brian Setzer “The Cat With 9 Wives”
Carl Perkins “Your True Love”
Sierra Ferrell “At The End of the Rainbow”
The Madison 2 “Friends”
Steve Howe “Strange Wafarer”
James Townsend “Troffea”

hour three
Big Daddy “Once In A Lifetime”
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes “Eleanor”
Moron Police “Whorehouse”
Lost Decades “Nosedive”
Gerry Rafferty “Still In Denial”
Heavy Set Paw-Paws “Warsh”
Crystal Bright & The Silver Hands “Engastrimyth”
Emmalea Deal “L.A.”
The Beach Boys “This Whole World”
Big Rock and The Candyass Mountain Boys “See See Rider”
Todd Burge “Pickin’ A Lock (live)”
Bob Dylan “I and I (Reggae Remix)”
Desmond Dekker “Ah It Mek”
The Specials “Friday Night Saturday Morning”

You can hear this episode of Radio Free Charleston Tuesday at 10 AM and 10 PM on The AIR, with replays Thursday at 3 PM, Friday at 9 AM, Saturday at Noon and Midnight,  and  Monday at 11 AM, exclusively on The AIR. Now you can hear a different episode of RFC every weekday at 5 PM, and we bring you a marathon all night long Saturday night/Sunday morning.

I’m also going to  embed a low-fi, mono version of this show right in this post, right here so you can listen on demand.

After RFC, stick around for encores of MIRRORBALL at 1 PM, and Ska Madness at 2 PM.

At 3 PM we have a brand-new episode of The Swing Shift. This week it’s a globe-trotting collection of Swing Music from all around the world. We start in South Korea with The Golden swing Band, and jet-set all over the place, making stops in Denmark, Russia, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Norway and The UK, before winding up in Canada.

Check this playlist. It’s the one with passport stamps all over it…

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The Golden Swing Band “Why Don’t You Do Right”
Charlie Watts and the Danish Radio Big Band “Molasses”
Adriano BaTolba Orchestra “Jean, Jean, Jeannie”
Gagarin Brothers “Belgrade By Night”
Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelli “St. Louis Blues”
Gájer Bálint “That’s How It Goes”
Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra “MIldred, Won’t You Behave”
IKS Big Band “Flying Home”
Hot Sugar Band “Till Tom Special”
Group ‘n Swing “Nem lat, nem hall, nem beszel”
Lady J and her Bada Bing Band “Die For My Baby”
The Monkey Swingers “St. James Infirmary”
Pink Turtle “Don’t Know Why”
The Jive Aces “On The Sunny Side of the Street”
Johnny Favourite “Black Dog” 

You can hear The Swing Shift Tuesdays at 3 PM, with replays Wednesday at 7 AM, Friday at 8 PM and Saturday afternoon only on The AIR. You can also hear all-night marathons, seven hours each, starting at Midnight Thursday and Sunday evenings.