swing 002 thumbIt’s a double-shot replay of the very popular Swing Music episodes of Radio Free Charleston International tonight, starting at 10 PM on the AIRadio website, or listen to the shows on this handy little radio-player widget…

A few weeks ago I told you about a little-known fact about your PopCulteer. I love Swing Music. I love the old stuff, the new stuff and everything that swings in between. I was raised on Sinatra and got hit with the Swing bug once again early in my college years when Joe Jackson releasd his Jumpin’ Jive album. I was tickled to death when the Swing Revival hit about twenty years ago and I was able to share new Swing music with my father before he passed away.

These two episodes of RFC International present a four-hour block of an exciting and totally non-chronological presentation of the most jumpin’ music you’ll ever hear. Expect eveything from Benny Goodman to Brian Setzer, Ella Fitzgerald to The Squirrel Nut Zippers, Glenn Miller to Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and more. I’m going to bring you music from Louis Prima, Royal Crown Revue, Erskine Hawkins, Kid Creole and The Coconuts, Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, and much, much more.

We’ll even bring you Swing turns from artists like The Clash, Emerson Lake and Palmer, David Lee Roth, Eartha Kitt, Tom Jones, and Oingo Boingo. You will hear old favorites and brand new stuff that’ll blow your socks off! Our background music this week is “Stardust” by Artie Shaw.

I had an absolute blast putting these two special Swing-themed episodes of RFC International together and I think you’ll get a jolt out of how much fun this music can be. These shows were so well-received that beginning in July, I will be hosting a new one-hour show, The Swing Shift, once a week on The Air. You can find the playlist for the first episode (airing at 10 PM) HERE, and the second (airing at midnight) HERE.

Special Thanks once again to Mitch O’Connell for our swingin’ art.