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New Music On RFC, 100-Year-Old Music On The Swing Shift

It’s Tuesday on The AIR  so open your ears and say “aaahhhh”  because we have new stuff on the internet radio. Today we bring you new episodes of Radio Free Charleston and The Swing Shift. That’s two mostly-new programs totalling four hours of particularly neat-o keen internet radio!  You simply have to point your cursor over and tune in at the website, or you could just stay on this page, and  listen to the cool embedded player over at the top of the right column.

We have a  killer new Radio Free Charleston at 10 AM and 10 PM Tuesday.  This week we open with a loaded new hour of RFC goodness, and then we re-present a 2017 edition of Radio Free Charleston International that hasn’t been heard in four years.

The first hour of RFC is jam-packed with new independent music, most of it local, from the likes of Cassius at Best, Static Fur, Mediogres, Hello June and more. We also have a couple of great Chicago acts making their RFC debuts, The Thin Cherries and David Stowell.  Then our second and third hours present a two-hour mixtape of live recordings of cool music, running the gamut from Oingo Boingo, to The Dickies, To Kate Bush, The Beatles, Ultravox and more.

Check out the playlist below to see all the goodies we have in store (live links will take you to the artist’s pages)…

RFC V5 070

hour one
Cassius At Best “Broadway”
The Thin Cherries “Trouble Lights”
Lost Decades “Chase Me”
Safetybelt “I Do This To Myself”
Joseph Hale “The Preacher”
Static Fur “Mosshaus”
Red Audio “Slo-Luv”
David Stowell “In Flight”
Morglbl “Brutal Romance (Live)”
Mediogres “Bad News For Spiders”
Hello June “Problem”

hour two
Oingo Boingo “Change”
The Stranglers “Toiler On The Sea”
The Police “Roxanne”
The Clash “Radio Clash”
John Entwhistle “905”
Joe Jackson “A Slow Song”
Reel Big Fish “The Kids Don’t Like It In The Pit”
Elvis Costello “I Don’t Want To Go To Chelsea”
The Dickies “If Stuart Could Talk”

hour three
Ultravox “The Voice”
DEVO “Smart Patrol/Mr. DNA
Cheap Trick “Ain’t That A Shame”
Frank Zappa “Doreen”
Kate Bush “James And The Cold Gun”
The Beatles “Dig A Pony”
YES “Don’t Kill The Whales”
The Flaming Lips with Henry Rollins “Us And Them”
The Who “Love Reign O’er Me”

You can hear this episode of Radio Free Charleston Tuesday at 10 AM and 10 PM on The AIR, with replaysWednesday 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 encore episode of RFC every weekday at 5 PM, and we bring you a marathon of the most recent shows 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 MIRRORBALL at 1 PM, and Ska Madness at 2 PM.

At 3 PM we have a brand-new episode of The Swing Shift. This week we bring you another Swing History show. This time we go back about a hundred years for a mixtape show featuring the prototypical Jazz/Swing of the 1920s. There are some real gems here, with music from legends, forgotten legends, near-legends and one-hit-wonders. This is when Dixieland and The Blues had a thing going on, and they named the baby “Swing.”

Check out the playlist…

The Swing Shift 121

Paul Whiteman “Charleston”
Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra “Sugar Foot Stomp”
Clarence Williams Jazz Kings “Baby Won’t You Please Come Home”
Louis Armstrong “Cornet Chop Suey”
Halfway House Orchestra “Pussy Cat Rag”
Cook’s Dreamland Orchestra “Hot Tamale Man”
Jean Goldkette’s Orchestra with Bix Beiderbecke “In My Merry Oldsmobile ”
Piron’s New Orleans “Kiss Me Sweet”
Kid Ory’s Sunshine Band “Ory’s Creole Trombone”
Ukelele Ike & His Hot Combination “Singin’ In The Rain”
Jelly Roll Morton “New Orleans Bump”
Johnny Dodd’s Black Bottom Stompers “Wild Man Blues”
Ted Weems “Piccolo Pete”
Harry Reser and His Six Jumping Jacks “Nagasaki”
Ben Bernie & His Orchestra “Crazy Rhythm”
New Orleans Wanderers “Perdido Street Blues”
Ambrose & His Orchestra “Singapore Sorrows”
Duke Ellington & His Washingtonians “East St. Louis Toodle-Oo”
Ted Lewis “Some of These Days”
Irving Aaronson & His Commanders “Let’s Misbehave”

You can hear The Swing Shift Tuesdays at 3 PM, with replays Wednesday at 7 AM, Friday at 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.

1 Comment

  1. David M. Stowell

    Thank you for the complements! The vocalist on “In Flight” is Sunnie Larsen.

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