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New Local, Psychedelic and Swing Music Shows Tuesday On The AIR.

As I’ve mentioned many times before, Tuesday is our most-listened-to day on The AIR and we try to load it up with new episodes of our most popular shows as often as possible. Wouldn’t you know it,  that’s exactly what we did again this week as we bring you more great local music and other goodies like Swing and Psychedelica. This week all three of our Tuesday music programs feature new episodes, and they’re all pretty special.  You can tune in at The AIR website, or listen in on this non-controversial embedded radio player…

Today at 10 AM we are bringing you yet another brand-new episode of Radio Free Charleston, opening with new music from Willaim Matheny, and continuing with a great mix of new music and stuff from deep in our archives. See the playlist below the jump.

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. This week we get yet another new episode of Psychedelic Shack in its new one-hour format, bringing you Nigel and his weekly hour-long mix of mind-blowing psychedelic music. In this week’s show you’ll hear vintage Vanilla Fuidge, Donovan, Janis Joplin and more mind-altering music. See the playlist below the jump.

Psychedelic Shack can be heard Tuesday’s at 2 PM, with replays Wednesday at 11 AM, Thursday at 5 PM and Saturday at 7 AM.

At 3 PM The Swing Shift brings you another new hour that mixes all types of Swing Music from the last one hundred years into an eminently danceable, cohesive whole. From Jimmie Lunceford and Fletcher Henderson to Joe Jackson and The Brian Setzer Orchestra to new music from Swing Republic and Jack’s Cats, this is one swingin’ affair.

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 let’s not forget those playlists…


William Matheny “Moon Over Kenova”
Jim Wolfe “The Goober Special”
Atomic Cafe “The Trax”
Blue Million “Everything Inside Out”
Brian Diller and the Ride “Don’t Stop at Anything”
Sasha Colette, John Lilly and Jonathan Glen Wood “Walking Cane”
Hitchcock Circus “I Want You”
Karen Allen “Shake Me”
From The Future “For Jaco”
Io and the Ions “There’s a Light”
Trielement “Seven Dirty Words”
Stephen Beckner “Falling Star”
Paul Calicoat “Trampled Flowers”

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Vanilla Fudge “Eleanor Rigby”
Donovan “Mellow Yellow”
Canned Heat “Gotta Boogie”
The Flaming Lips “In The Morning of the Magicians”
Strawberry Alarm Clock “Miss Attraction”
Roger Glover “Don’t Look Now”
Janis Joplin “Ball and Chain”
13th Floor Elevators “Pictures (Leave Your Body Behind)”
Danielle Dax “Tomorrow Never Knows”

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Brian Setzer Orchestra “Let’s Live It Up”
BBC Big Band “St. Louis Blues March”
The Jive Aces “I Like To Eat”
Fletcher Henderson “Blue Lou”
Swing Republic “My Baby Bad”
Smoking Time Jazz Club “Gully Low Blues”
Andy Kirk’s Clouds of Joy “A Mellow Bit of Rhythm”
The Swing Shift Big Band “Sho Nuff”
Jimmie Lunceford “Ragging The Scale”
Jack’s Cats “The Boys Just Want The Girl Next Door”
Earl Hines “Up Jumped The Devil”
Joe Jackson “Caravan”
Hot Sugar Band “Jumping At The Woodside”
Jools Holland and John Cale “I Wanna Be Around”

That is our Teusday line-up of new shows. The plan is to have as many new afternoon programs as possible this week, so tune in and see how many we manage to pull off.


  1. Tyler Pedersen

    Check out my stuff from Tyler Pedersen
    “Swingin in Space” and Swingin’ Beyond”
    epesially “ The Dig” “ Stridin On Europa”
    “ Swingin Beyond” “ Celeste” “ Song for Us” “ Mysterioso” “ T- Boneausaurus” etc.
    Scott Yanoo from the La Jazz Scene
    says my music takes Swingin blues
    into the 21st century.
    I like to think of it as swing blues
    with a cosmic edge.
    Probably “The Dig” and Song for Us”
    would be the most psychedelic. If
    listen to both CD’s together I
    think you will here what I mean.
    My 2 singles are out there while
    stlll maintaining a pre war rhythm
    section feel.
    I might be just what you are looking
    Thx – Tyler Pedersen

  2. Tyler Pedersen

    Thank you very much.
    It has been my life’s mission to
    hopefully inject a more 3 dimensional
    and cosmic sound with my slightly
    spacey sounding Four guitar
    playing and a bit of female choral
    voices along
    with that infectious 1939 post war
    rhythm section feel.
    I firmly believe human beings
    can be people of higher awareness
    and people that love that west coast
    and Lindy Hop Music.
    I have recorded with most of
    West Coast Jump Blues Musicians
    on over 30 CD’s
    I love retro but it’s time to bring
    that music into the future.
    My music is not Jazz or Rockabilly.
    Jazz seems to be about Academia
    and Rockabilly seems to be about
    a by gone era. I have deep respect
    for Jazz and retro players.
    Thanks to people like yourselves
    we can creste a new approach that
    will find it’s way into popular culture
    by 2025 if not sooner.

  3. Tyler Pedersen

    Try mixing it up.
    Swing is not just a rehash of Cab Calloway or the sthick of the past.
    There is room to combine the
    psychedelic quality of Fripp and Eno
    with a pre war dance feel
    Might take you awhile but you
    will eventually get it.
    In Time

  4. Tyler Pedersen

    Wouldn’t it be fun if some imaginative
    people were to come up with some
    new way of dressing for a brand
    new kind of otherworldly swing
    and Lindy Hop dance style.
    I can only imagine how fun
    and imaginative the dance clubs
    would look like. Maybe the dancers could kind of dress in style that would be a
    cross between Betty Hutton and
    Judy Jetson. Or maybe Benny
    Goodman and Buck Rogers.
    I am not any kind of expert
    on dancing or clothing design.
    Plus, the look and ambience
    of a psychedelic swing dance
    club would be truely cool.
    I would like to know what
    some like minded imaginative
    people think about
    a brand new style.
    Enough already with retro. Don’t
    get wrong, I love retro, let’s
    just try something new.
    The cool part is, is the dancers
    still get to demonstrate the skill
    and joy of real swing dancing.
    Still, if the dancers don’t have
    the training, they can dance
    anyway and enjoy that wonderful
    Pre war feel.

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