We are somewhat back to normal for Tuesday on The AIR and that means it’s time for a new  Radio Free Charleston and a new edition of The Swing Shift. 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.  This week we have a new hour loaded with great stuff, and another dip back into the Radio Free Charleston archives for a show loaded with curious gems and jarring transitions.

Our first sixty minutes features new tunes from Alabaster Boxer, Jim Lange, Jerks, Golden, Bearings, The Hives, The struts ad Speedsuit.

Our second and third hours revive another free-format free-for-all with a mix of everything from The Residents to Paul McCartney, with contributions from Matt Berry, King Crimson, Kate Bush, Be Bop Deluxe and more along the way.

Check out the playlist below to see all the goodies we have in store. In the first hour live links will take you to the local and indie artist’s pages so you can find out more about them, buy their music and find out where to see them perform live…

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hour one
Alabaster Boxer “West Virginia Heat”
Jim Lange “Ride The Bus”
Joe Jackson “Is She Really going Out With Him”
Kim Wilde “Hey Mister Heartache”
Jackie Lomax “New Day”
Three’s Company Blues “Island of Despair”
Farnsworth “No Friend To Man”
Jerks “King of Anxiety”
Golden “Defeated”
Bearings “I Want To Heal”
The Hives “Crash Into The Weekend”
The Breeders “Bang On”
The Struts “Too Good At Raising Hell”
Speedsuit “Winter”
Emmalea Deal & The Hot Mess “Rosie (live)”

hour two

The Struts “Primadonna Like Me”
Matt Berry “Mr. Green Genes”
The Nice “Little Arabella”
The Winstons “Golden Brown”
Peter Hamill “On Deaf Ears”
Kate Bush ‘Leave It Open”
Roine Stolt “Six Thirty Wake-Up”
The Beatles “Revolution 1”
The Kinks “The Last of The Steam-Powered Trains”
10CC “Under Your Thumb”
Nazareth “Beggers Day/Rose In The Heather”
The Doors “The Unknown Soldier”
Be Bop Deluxe “Sister Seagull”
Paul MacCartney “Who Cares”

hour three
The Residents “Still Needy”
Sonic Elements tribute to Yes featuring Marisol Koss and Tony Kaye “Yours Is No Disgrace”
Thumper Monkey “Make Me Young”
Adam Rabin “The Badger Flies At Dawn”
King Crimson “Sleepless”
Renaissance “Mother Russia”
New Nektar “Intermezzo 1”

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 we offer up a brand-new episode of The Swing Shift. This time it’s a solid hour of great Swing tunes from some of the lesser-known Swing  artistes. There are a few recognizable names in this episode, and several bands we’ve played in the past, but I decided to let these musicians step out of the shadows of big name Swing artists.

Except for Herb Albert. I was just impressed that he was even able to Swing.

Just check out this seemingly random playlist…

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Pepper and the Jellies “Some of These Days”
Jennifer Wharton “Big Long Slidin’ Thing”
Queen Bee and the Honeylovers “Dr. Grove’s Tasteless Chill Tonic”
Bayou Moonshiners “Big Time Woman”
Renee Zellwiger “Get Happy”
Herb Albert “South of the Border”
Adrian Raso “Eric The Baker”
Swing Valley Band “Silent George”
Juke Baritone “Old Joe”
Giorgio Cuscito “Just Squeeze Me”
Gypsy Jazz Trio “I Got You (I Feel Good)”
Vintage Gramola “Maria”
Harp Bazaar “My Heart Belongs To Daddy”
O Sister “Do Not You Agree With Me”

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.