We have another fun new RFC today on The AIR.  Just like with last week, our new episode of  Radio Free Charleston features one hour of new stuff, followed by two hours of a vintage RFC International that will make fans of Swing Music very happy.  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 tons of replays throughout the week.

We open our show with the new single from Frenchy & The Punk. Let me stop right here and tell you to go to THIS POST and follow the link to their Kickstarter campaign so that they can fund their new album. The campaign just funded, but it ends Tuesday evening. You still have time to get in on it.

Okay, now that you did that, we also have a great tune to kick off a hard rock/heavy metal set. From the Chicago connection comes a Nashville band, OmenBringer. These guys are inspired by the classic doom and rock of Black Sabbath, Pentagram, and Thin Lizzy, and you’ll hear the first single off of their debut album, Thicc Darkness.

We bring you some heavier music in the first hour this week, with new tunes from The Dread Crew of Oddwood and Unmanned, and archive tracks from Wolves of The Calla, Membrane Cell, Science of The Mind, HARRAH and more.

Just to jar your senses, our second and third hours this week (just like last week) will bring back an episode of Radio Free Charleston International that served as one of the pilot shows for The Swing Shift.  Since I could play anything I wanted on RFC International, I devoted two early episodes to Swing music, which has been a passion of mine for over forty years. These shows proved so popular that they inspired me to create The Swing Shift, and the rest, as they say, is history. In this week’s RFC, we bring back the first of the two pilots, which has not been heard since I launched The Swing Shift in July, 2016. Now you get to re-live this important artifact of internet radio trivia!

Links in the artist’s names in the first hour of our playlist below will take you to a website where you can find our more about them and maybe buy their music.

Check out the playlist.

Radio Free Charleston V5 174

hour one
Frenchy & The Punk “Hypnotize”
OmenBringer “Tungs”
Wolves Of The Calla “Carpetbagger”
Membrane Cell  “Insignificant Other”
Science of the Mind “Rat”
Mother Nang “Peel”
HARRAH “Get Outta My Face”
The Dread Crew of Oddwood “Leather Ship”
Unmanned “Light The Beacons”
Lords of Atlantis “Barbary Corsairs”
The Paranoid Style “Last Night In Chickentown”
Adam & The Ants “Stand and Deliver (Demo)”
Astrodot “The Victor”

hour two
Raymond Scott “Powerhouse”
Royal Crown Revue “Zip Gun Bop”
Cab Calloway “Minnie The Moocher”
Lionel Hampton “Hamp’s Boogie”
Gene Krupa “Drumboogie”
Joe Jackson’s Jumpin’ Jive “Jack You Dead”
Orchestra Baobab “El Son Te Llama”
Kid Creole and the Cocounts “There’s Something Wrong In Paradise”
Royal Crown Revue “Brazil”
Sergio Caputo “Bibidin Babidin Bibidi Boo”
The Stranglers “Sanfte Kuss”
Marc Ribot y Los Cubanos Postizos ” Como Se Goza en el Barrio”
Stan Kenton “The Peanut Vendor”
Brian Setzer Orchestra “Let’s Live It Up”
Louis Prima “Angelina/Zooma Zooma”
David Lee Roth “Just A Gigalo/I Ain’t Got Nobody”

hour three
Squirrel Nut Zippers “Hell”
Sam Butera “Night Train”
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy “Save My Soul”
Fletcher Henderson “Happy as the Day Is Long”
Cherry Poppin’ Daddies “Brown Derby Jump”
Woody Herman “23 Red”
Royal Crown Revue “El Toro”
Erskine Hawkins “Bear Mash Blues”
Oingo Boingo “Don’t Go In The Basement”
Earl Hines “Boogie Woogie on St. Louis Blues”
The Atomic Fireballs “Hit By A Brick”
John Cale “I Wanna Be Around”
Jools Holland “Well All Right”
Dean Martin “You’re Nobody ’til Somebody Loves You”

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, like last week, we give you an encore of two recent episodes of The Swing Shift since we have two bonus hours of Swing on RFC, I thought it might be overkill to crank out a whole new episode this week. The Swing Shift will return with a new show next week.

 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.