Tuesday is “New Show Day” on The AIR.  As such, we have new episodes of  Radio Free Charleston and The Swing Shift for you. To listen to The AIR, you simply have to point your cursor over and tune in at the website, or you could just stay here, and  listen to the cool embedded player found elsewhere on this page.  

You can hear Radio Free Charleston Tuesdays at 10 AM and 10 PM, with boatloads of replays throughout the week.

Our first hour is our usual collection of cool local, independent and brand-new music. We open with brand new music from Deni Bonet. Our old buddy from the Charleston Playhouse/Stark Raven/Twister Sisters days has a new single out, and you can find it on all the hip streaming outlets.

The rest of our new first hour is loaded with new goodies from Massing, The Dread Crew of Oddwood, Unmanned, Tucker Riggleman & The Cheap Dates, David Synn, Novelty Island, Peter Garrett and more.

We also feature a song from Larry McClurg and the Mind Garage. Larry was one of the original members of the legendary Morgantown band (who should absolutely be in The West Virginia Music Hall of Fame), and he posted this song to the Mind Garage Music and Art Facebook Page, which is a terrific page dedicated to music and art, but is also a good way to keep up with Mind Garage, the band.  Over the last couple of days there have been posts floating the idea of a compilation of music by this unjustly overlooked band.

For our second and third hours, we go back to an episode of Radio Free Charleston Volume Four from 2016.  This one hasn’t been heard for over seven years, so it’ll be new to most of you.  It’s loaded with great local music from year’s past, and even includes a handful of tracks that were exclusively recorded for the RFC video show.

The links in the first hour of the playlist will take you to the pages where you can learn more about each artist and buy their music or find out where to see them (where available)…

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hour one
Deni Bonet “Always Come Home”
Massing “Waffles & Pancakes (Rejuiced)”
The Dread Crew of Oddwood“Squall of Death”
Unmanned “Leave That Girl Alone”
Tucker Riggleman & The Cheap Dates “Queen of Diamonds”
Andy Prieboy “02 10 AM in Beverly Glen”
Larry McClurg and the Mind Garage “Pirate of Love”
David Synn “Instru-Mental”
Six By Six “The Arms of a Word”
Novelty Island “In 2D”
Lords of Atlantis “Seaglass”
The Paranoid Style “The Formal”
Peter Garrett “Innocence Parts One & Two”

hour two
Michael Cerveris “Phoenix”
Larry Groce “The Boxer”
Garagecow Ensemble “I Never Slept With Allen Ginsberg”
Blue Million “Will You Think Of Me”
Company Stores “No Middle Name”
Jordan Andrew Jefferson “One Thing I Do Know”
Quick And Dirty “Super Ninja”
Ann Magnuson “Man With No Face”
The Big Bad “Maniac Mansion”
The Velvet Brothers “Savannah Moon”
Whistlepunk 2.0 “The Good”
Pepper Fandango “Wayward Girls”
David Synn “Space Gun”
Karma To Burn “Forty”
Dog Soldier “Christmas Song”

hour three
Qiet “Bring My Day”
Hybrid Soul “Chain of Fools”
Time And Distance “Hell To Pay”
The Jasons “Camp Arawak”
The Nanker Phelge “21st Century”
Mother Nang “Bully”
The Smoky Room “Sound The Alarms”
Byzantine “Agonies”
Talented “Put Ya Gloves On”
Crystal Bright and the Silver Hands “Finest of Dreams”
Tape Age “Wish I Could Have You”
Under Surveillance “Breaking Point”
Ona “Sleep Rinse Repeat”

You can hear this episode of Radio Free Charleston Tuesday at 10 AM and 10 PM on The AIR, with replays Wednesday at 9 AM,  Thursday at 2 PM, Friday at 9 AM, Saturday at Noon and Midnight,  and  Monday at 11 AM, exclusively on The AIR. Now you can also hear a different classic 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 last week’s episodes of  MIRRORBALL at 1 PM and Curtain Call at 2 PM.

At 3 PM we offer up part three of our Boogie Woogie primer on The Swing Shift.  This is the third of what has been expanded to become a four-week dive into Boogie Woogie and its essential contribution to the success of Swing Music.  This week, rather than doing a mixtape, I do all the proper back-announcing and talk just a little about the importance of Boogie Woogie, which sprung out of The Blues and became the backbone of Swing, and the launching pad for Rock and Roll.

It’s the kind of music that you won’t be able to keep still when you’re listening.  Check out the playlist…

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Louis Jordan “Pine Top’s Boogie Woogie”
Dick Davis “Screaming Boogie”
Tina Dixon “Parrot Bar Boogie”
Amos Milburn “Chicken Shack Boogie”
Kitty Kaye & The Cats “Fishtruck Boogie”
T-Bone Walker “T-Bone Boogie”
Joe Lutcher “Lucky Lindy Boogie”
Roosevelt Sykes “Blues ‘n’ Boogie”
Jimmy Liggins “Nite Life Boogie”
Wynonie Harris “Dig This Boogie”
Roy Brown “Roy Brown Boogie”
T.J. Fowler “Fowler’s Boogie”
Slim Galliard “Slim Galliard’s Boogie”
Sticks McGhee “Housewarmin’ Boogie”
Sarah “Fatwoman” Dean “I Got Your Boogie”
Cecil Grant “Shotgun Boogie”
Johnny Otis “Lover’s Lane Boogie”
Big Jay McNeely “Roadhouse Boogie”
Jay McShann “Crown Prince Boogie”
Big Bertha Henderson “Rock Bertha Rock”
Chuck Miller “Chuck’s Boogie”

 You can hear The Swing Shift Tuesday at 3 PM, with replays Wednesday at 8 AM, Friday at 10 AM and 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.