swing 002 thumbToday, for our 1,001st consecutive day with a post here in PopCult, we’re going to celebrate Swing Music! for NO REASON, other than I like it. In the above video, you get to see a BBC documentary about the history of Swing Music. It’s filled with tons of useful information, and you should probably take notes because there’s going to be a test on it later.

At 4 PM on The AIR, it’s a special rebroadcast of the two-part Radio Free Charleston International Swing Music Special. That’s FOUR HOURS of hot swing music from the last 80 years, all jammed together in one big, jitterbuggy mess. You can try to relax and listen, but you know you’ll be up and dancing and sweaty in no time.

You can listen to The AIR at their website, or on this nifty little virtual RCA radio…

In these four hours 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, Ella Fitzgerald to The Squirrel Nut Zippers, Glenn Miller to Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and more. I’m going to bring you music from Louis Prima, Royal Crown Revue, Erskine Hawkins, Kid Creole and The Coconuts, Cherry Poppin’ Daddies…I could go on all day.

We’ll even bring you Swing turns from artists like The Clash, Emerson Lake and Palmer, David Lee Roth, Eartha Kitt, Tom Jones, and Oingo Boingo. You will hear old favorites and brand new stuff that’ll blow your socks off!

You can see the playlist for the first two hours HERE and the second two hours HERE. Reaction to these two shows has been so enthusiastic that your PopCulteer will start hosting a weekly one-hour Swing show beginning in July on The AIR.