Tuesday on The AIR we have a hybrid episode of Radio Free Charleston and an all-new episode of The Swing Shift.  If you want to hear the audio joyfullness yourself, you simply have to move 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.

This week we have one our of brand-new stuff on Radio Free Charleston at 10 AM and 10 PM Tuesday.  The Second and third hours of the show feature an encore of a special mixtape episode of Radio Free Charleston International from September, 2019, which was only heard two or three times before we bumped it from our servers to make way for the three-hour version of RFC.

Our new hour features fresh-out-of-the-oven music from old old pal, John Radcliff, plus new tracks from The Settlement, Unmanned, Boldly Go, The Melvins and Lady D (with special guest, Marcus Oglebay, from the band Creek Don’t Rise, on harmonica). By the way, The Settlement is from Huntington, not Beckley, like I say in the show. This is what happens when I don’t prepare my notes well enough before recording.

It was easy to fill out a new hour of great music, but I’m still juggling lots of projects, and using an old, little-heard, RFC International as “Hamburger Helper” made life easier for yours truly, and I still managed to slip a few mistakes into the show.

Check out the playlist to see all the goodies we bring you this week…

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hour one
John Radcliff “The Enemy”
The Settlement “Stars”
Lady D “Somebody’s Gotta Move”
Trevor Horn and Rev. Jimmie Wo “Blue Monday”
Rockwell’s Ghost “Suicide Hotline”
Soft Boys “Kingdom of Love”
Speedsuit “The Dawn”
The Cryers “Live To Be Free”
Unmanned “Baloney”
All Torches Lit “Anathema”
Boldly Go “Never Give Up (Never Surrender)”
The Melvins “Caddy Daddy”

hours two and three
Elvis Costello “Stalin Malone” (vocal version)
David Synn “The Mirror”
Nina Hagen “Killer”
Wire “Dot-Dash”
Manu Chao “Bongo Bong”
Iggy Pop “Dirty Sanchez”
Troya “Battle Rock”
Moron Police “Isn’t It Easy”
10CC “24 Hours”
David Cross & Robert Fripp “Starless Starlight Loops”
Open Mindframe “Urbanspace”
Crowded House “Now We’re Getting Somewhere”
Shakespeare’s Sister “Stay” (acoustic”
Buddy Holly “Rave On”
The Weird Sisters “John Coffey Style”
Old Dog New Tricks “Fall Down Seven, Stand Up Eight”
PP Arnold “I’m A Dreamer”
Adrian Belew “c”
Бен Левин “Hot For Sick”
Yoko Ono and the Plastic Ono Band “Moonbeams”
Harry Nilsson “Old Dirt Road”
The Move “Cherry Blossom Clinic Revisited”
Curved Air “Bright Summer’s Day ’68”

You can hear this episode of Radio Free Charleston Tuesday at 10 AM and 10 PM on The AIR, with replays Thursday at 3 PM, Friday at 9 AM and 7 PM, Saturday at 11 AM and Midnight, Sunday at 11 AM and the next Monday at 8 PM, exclusively on The AIR.

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.


1 PM sees an encore of last week’s new episode of Mel Larch’s Curtain Call.

At 2 PM we offer up a classic episode of Nigel Pye’s Psychedelic Shack, loaded with the trippiest music you can imagine.  Psychedelic Shack alternates weeks with NOISE BRIGADE Tuesdays at 2 PM, with replays Wednesday at 10 PM, Thursday at 9 AM, Friday at 1 PM, Saturday at 8 AM, Sunday at 9 AM and Monday at 7 PM.

At 3 PM we bring to you a new hour of The Swing Shift, kicking off with brand-new tunes from Tyler Pedersen and Willie Nelson.  It’s really cool having new guitar-based Swing from Tyler (you can buy your own copy of “Swingin’ In The Spirit” HERE) and it’s a kick that Willie Nelson’s new album is a Swinging tribute to one Francis Albert Sinatra. Check out the playlist…

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Tyler Pedersen “Swingin’ In The Spirit”
Willie Nelson “Luck Be A Lady”
Peggy Lee “Why Don’t You Do Right”
Louis Armstrong “The Music Goes Round and Round”
Sam Cooke “Ain’t Misbehavin'”
Steve Miller “Filthy McNasty”
Renee Geyer “I Got Rhythm”
Glenn Miller “Beat Me Daddy, Eight To The Bar”
Sonny Rollins “Tenor Madness”
Swingaria “Tap, Dance, Swing and Rock”
Frank Sinatra “Nice ‘N’ Easy”
Paul Carrack “Learnin’ The Blues”
Pink Turtle “Walk On The Wild Side”
Diana Krall “Just You, Just Me”
Royal Crown Revue “Whatcha Doin’ Tonight”

You can hear The Swing Shift Tuesdays at 3 PM, with replays Wednesday at 7 AM and 6 PM, Thursday at 2 PM,  Saturday at 5 PM and Sunday at 10 AM, only on The AIR. You can also hear all-night marathons, seven hours each, starting at Midnight Thursday and Sunday evenings.

Those are Tuesday’s music shows on The AIR. Leave a comment and let us know what you think.