It’s Tuesday on The AIR  and you know what that means. For the first time since May we a new episode of The Swing Shift, plus we have a new Radio Free Charleston too. 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 elsewhere on this page.

You humble blogger and radio has has found his Swing again after taking three months off to deal with a combination of medical fatigue and an abundance of paying freelance gigs. Hopefully we’ll have several weeks of uninterrupted new episodes of The Swing Shift.

But first, it’s one more hybrid edition of Radio Free Charleston at 10 AM and 10 PM Tuesday.  This week we open with two full hours of  local and independent music, and then we hit you with one hour of classic Radio Free Charleston  from January, 2019.

Our first hour, opens with new music from ALI3N SUP3R J3SUS, who are also making their RFC debut.  You’ll also hear cool new music from Three’s Company Blues, Adrian Belew, Bane Star, The Magnetic Fields and more. We also have a set of covers of songs from the 1980s, as The Joe Policastro Trio, The Anchoress, Close The Hatch, Mother’s Nature Blues, Luna Park and All Torches Lit share their renditions of songs originally released by A-ha, New Order, Depeche Mode, Stevie Nicks and Til Tuesday.

The third hour of our show re-presents a cool episode of Radio Free Charleston from January, 2019, when your humble host devoted a large chunk of the show to local instrumental music.

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

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ALI3N SUP3R J3SUS “Memories Lost”
The Joe Policastro Trio “Take On Me”
The Anchoress “Bizarre Love Triangle”
Close The Hatch “Enjoy The Silence”
Mother’s Nature Blues “Stand Back”
Luna Park “Voices Carry”
All Torches Lit “Strangelove”
Three’s Company Blues “Foul Mouthed Woman”
Bernie Marsden “Too Rolling Stoned”
Baked Shrimp “Gopher (live)”
Rip Rig & Panic “You’re Mind Kind of Climate (live)”

hour two
Adrian Belew “Backwards and Upside Down”
The Lickerish Quartet “Fortunately”
David M. Stowall “Equinox”
The Settlement “Recognize”
Bane Star “Nothing To Explore”
The Magnetic Fields “You Must Be Out of Your Mind”
Jordan Andrew Jefferson  “Stranger”
Hello June “Stranger”
Novelty Island “Yes”
Ann Magnuson “Moonage Daydream”
Andy Prieboy “Can I See Your I.D.”

hour three
Of The Dell “Runnin On Goo Times’”
Neostra “Journey Back Home”
C2J2 “Paces”
Karma To Burn “47”
Trielement “Blue Flamingo”
Scrap iron Pickers “Junkyard Jesus”
Stark Raven “More To Life Than This”
Hasil Adkins “She’s Mine”

You can hear this episode of Radio Free Charleston Tuesday at 10 AM and 10 PM on The AIR, with replays 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 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.


Then at 1 PM we have an encore of  MIRRORBALL, and that’s followed by a classic episode of Ska Madness at 2 PM.

At 3 PM a new hour of The Swing Shift arrives after a three-month absence with a show that’s a random grab-bag of Swing music from the last century.

We bring you everything from an original member of the Stiff Records roster to a former Beatle, a pioneer of Punk Swing and some classic Big Band Orchestras. By the way, it swings. Check out the playlist…

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Mickey Jupp “I’d Love To Boogie”
Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne “After While”
Bob Crosby “In A Minor Mood”
Ringo Starr & Trombone Shorty “Coming Undone”
Wolfgang Parker “Minnie The Moocher”
Tyler Pedersen “Chasin'”
Cherry Poppin’ Daddies “The Fixer”
Dominique Magloire “Swing Brother, Swing”
Louis Prima “Jump, Jive ‘N’ Wail”
Megan and her Goody Goodies “Blues My Naughy Sweetie Gives to Me”
Echoes of Wing “Orient Express”
Squirrel Nut Zippers “Beasts of Burgandy”
The Speakeasies “Bright Lights Late Night Lights”
New Project Orchestra “Don’t Be That Way”
Bill Elliot Swing Orchestra “Bill’s Bounce”

You can hear The Swing Shift Tuesday at 3 PM, with replays Wednesday at 8 AM and 6 PM, Thursday at 2 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.