The PopCulteer
February 10, 2023

After a busy and hectic week at Stately Radio Free Charleston Manor, we’re a little PopCulted out. So all we have to share today is the playlist for a new episode of MIRRORBALL, on The AIR, for you Disco fanatics.   The AIR is PopCult‘s sister radio station. You can hear these shows on The AIR website, or just click on the embedded player found elsewhere on this page.

Getting right to that, at 2 PM, Mel Larch uncorks a new MIRRORBALL! The AIR’s showcase of classic Disco music presents the second of two episodes devoted to the music of The Trammps.

Emerging from the ashes of the 1960’s R&B band, The Volcanos, vocalists Jimmy Ellis and Earl Young teamed up with the Wade brothers, from MFSB to form a Disco Music powerhouse. In this and the next episode of MIRRORBALL, Mel will bring you their hits along with important album tracks and a few oddities from their career. Disco wouldn’t have been the same without “Disco Inferno,” but there is so much more to The Trammps than that one iconic hit.

Mel played that big hit last time, but there’s still plenty of Disco Gold left in The Trammps’ mine. This time Mel brings you some deep album cuts along with five top-ten hits, including the band’s first hit, a cover of the Broadway standard, “Zing Went The Strings of My Heart.”  The Trammps even merge hard rock with Disco years before Run DMC teamed up with Aerosmith to mix hard rock and rap.

Check out the playlist…


The Trammps
“The Night The Lights Went Out”
“That’s Where The Happy People Go”
“Don’t Burn No Bridges”
“Hold Back The Night”
“The Whole World’s Dancing”
“Hard Rock And Disco”
“Everybody Let’s Boogie”
“Let Me Dance Real Close”
“Is There Any Room For Me”
“Zing Went The Strings of My Heart”
“Where The Happy People Go”

You can hear MIRRORBALL every Friday at 2 PM, with replays throughout the following week.

At 3 PM we bring you an encore of an episode of Sydney’s Big Electric Cat from last May.  This was the show where Sydney Fileen delivered a special mixtape edition of her show that, rather than flowing smoothly, attempted to be as jarring and disconnected as possible. It was all designed to jar your senses with the type of random diversity that you’d have experienced at the time. You can find the playlist HERE.

Sydney’s Big Electric Cat is produced at Haversham Recording Institute in London, and can be heard every Friday at 3 PM, with replays Saturday afternoon, Monday at 7 AM, Tuesday at 8 PM, Wednesday at Noon and Thursday at 10 AM, exclusively on The AIR. Two classic episodes can also be heard every Sunday, starting at 10 AM.

And that is this week’s PopCulteer. Check back every day for fresh content, and more stuff from Winterfest over the weekend.