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Dive Into The RFC Archives, and Swing Like Mad Tuesday On The AIR!

Tuesday always brings you local music and other goodies like Swing and Psychedelica on The AIR. This week, something came up that prevented us from recording a new episode of Radio Free Charleston, but I think we more than made up for it. You can tune in at The AIR website, or listen in on this sweet little embedded radio player…

Today at 10 AM we are bringing you four episodes of Radio Free Charleston from January, 2017. These have been offline for over a year, and we’ll post a combined playlist for all four at the bottom of this post, after the jump. At 10 PM we’ll replay the first three of these, and bump RFC International from it’s normal replay spot for a week. These four shows include such incredible local musical acts as Deni Bonet, The Company Stores, Ann Magnuson, Karma To Burn, Lady D, Chuck Biel, Mother Nang, QiET, Stark Raven and many, many others.

Radio Free Charleston can be heard Tuesday at 10 AM and 10 PM, with replays Thursday at 2 PM, Friday at 8 PM and Saturday at 11 AM and Midnight, exclusively on The AIR.

At 2 PM it’s time for Nigel Pye and his psychedelic mixtape program, Psychedelic Shack.

3 PM sees a new hour of The Swing Shift, and you’ll find the playlist for that show below the RFC playlist at the bottom of this post. We open this week’s show with a cut from Jack’s Cats Swing sextet because Jack Malmstrom, the proprietor of said cats, left us a nice comment on last week’s show notes. Plus, they are a swingin’ bunch of folks. If you’re on the Left Coast, you can catch them in August and September at various gigs in Los Angeles and Pasedena. Visit their website for more information.

You can hear The Swing Shift Tuesday at 3 PM, with replays Wednesday at 7 AM, Thursday at 7 PM and Saturday at 9 AM, only on The AIR. You can also hear all-night marathons, seven hours each, starting at Midnight Thursday and Sunday evenings.

Remember, you can tune in to The AIR at all hours of the day and night for a variety and quality of programming that you will not find anywhere else.


And now, the playlists:

RFC Hour One

Deni Bonet “Bright Shiny Objects”
Ann Magnuson “Dreamboat Annie”
Jason Barnhouse “Questions”
Hasil Adkins “Miami Kiss”
Payback’s A Bitch “Punk As Hell”
Christopher Vincent “Ain’t Misbehavin'”
Justin Johnson “At Peace”
Ryan Kennedy “Blue Monk”
Crazy Jane “Meditation”
HARRAH “SOB”
Karma To Burn “40”
Kerry Hughes “Early Morning Cold Coffee”
Whitechapel District “How Heavy Is Thy Crown”
Mad Scientist Club “Save The Whales”

RFC Hour Two

The Rose Garden (Diane Derose) “I’m Only Second”
Jeff Ellis and 40 Days “American Dream”
Lady D “Higher”
Spurgie Hankins Band “Dirty Rule”
Donny Iris “River of Love”
Company Stores “Rise”
The Boatmen “Heartbreak Hangover”
Joe Vallina “Year of the Wicked”
John Radcliff “Hanging On”
The Monsoon Band “Don’t Cry”
The Horse Traders “Southbound 65”
The Nanker Phelge “Killer Took A Holiday”
Joseph Hale “Time”

RFC Hour Three

HARRAH “Man Alive”
Deni Bonet “Frankenstein”
Miniature Giant “Wendigo”
John Lancaster “Phantom Moon”
Karma To Burn “Waltz of the Playboy Pallbearers”
Embracer “Below”
Mother Nang “Ride”
The Defectors “Easy Target”
David Synn “Battle of Annihilation”
Foz Rotten “Funklips”
South Park Enterprise “Next Level”
Decomposing in Paris “Personal Ad”
Snakebox “Dead Planet”
Watt 4 “Bad Situation”

RFC Hour Four

The Company Stores “So Good”
Todd Burge “Time To Waste Time”
The Defectors “Hesitation”
Radarhill and Nick Weckman “Hope-The Burning”
M with Chuck Biel “Fools Line Up”
Farnsworth “Roll Me Up”
Payback’s a Bitch “I Walk The Line”
Superfetch “Simple Mathematics”
Ann Magnuson “Cobras In Love”
Deni Bonet “Nuages”
Hybrid Soul Project “Just Friends”
Qiet “Mayfly Man”
Stark Raven “Irrational People”
The Amazing Delores “Love Magic”

The Swing Shift 049

Jack’s Cats “Low Down Dirty Swing”
Johnny Favourite “Singin’ Jubilee”
Lily Wilde and her Jumpin’ Jubilee Orchestra “Till My Baby Comes Back”
Benny Goodman “King Porter Stomp”
Joe Jackson’s Jumpin’ Jive “San Francisco Fan”
Pasedena Roof Orchestra “Choo Choo”
BB King “Knock Me A Kiss”
Cherry Poppin’ Daddies “Cherry Poppin’ Daddy Strut”
Royal Crown Revue “Rise and Fall of the Great Mondello”
Lester Young “After Theatre Jump”
Tom Jones and Jools Holland “St. James Infirmary Blues”
Woody Herman “Caldonia”
My Man Friday “Monkey Business”
Jet Set Six “Perpetual Bachelor”
Stan Kenton “Concerto to End All Concertos” and “Artistry Jumps”

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1 Comment

  1. Jack Malmstrom

    Well! We at Jack’s Cats are humbled once again! If any of your listeners DO seek us out in person, please say hello, tell me you heard us on “The Swing Shift” and I’ll happily send them home with a complimentary copy of our LP, “Low Down Dirty Swing.” Thanks again for the plug and airplay!

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