swing 002 thumbThursday at midnight, with replays Friday at 10 PM and Saturday morning at 11, tune in for an all-new edition of Radio Free Charleston International, as we bring you the second of two entire shows dedicated to SWING MUSIC!

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Just like last week’s show, you can expect an exciting and totally non-chronological presentation of the most jumpin’ music you’ll ever hear. Expect eveything from Benny Goodman to Brian Setzer, Lionel Hampton to The Squirrel Nut Zippers, GCab Calloway to The Atomic Fireballs and more. I get to bring you music from Louis Prima, Royal Crown Revue, Erskine Hawkins, Fletcher Henderson, Cherry Poppin’ Daddies…I could go on all day.

You will hear old favorites and brand new stuff that’ll blow your socks off! Our background music this week is “Let’s Dance” by Benny Goodman and “St. Louis Blues” by The Dorsey Brothers.

I had an absolute blast putting these two special Swing-themed episodes of RFC International together and I think you’ll get a jolt out of how much fun this music can be.  It all kicks off at midnight, Thursday, with a replay Friday at 10 PM and Saturday at 11 AM, on The AIR. All times listed are Eastern Daylight Time.  This Sunday at 4 PM you can tune in for a special encore presentation of both of our Swing specials, back-to-back, giving you four solid hours of hot Swing music.

Special Thanks once again to Mitch O’Connell for this week’s art.

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”
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”