swing-graphic-0021The Swing Shift debuts a new episode Tuesday at 3 PM on The AIR.Folks who turn in will find themselves confused and delighted. You can tune in at The AIR Website, or just settle down right here on this embedded radio player…

Tuesday afternoon gets a little goofy as The Swing Shift brings you unconventional covers handled in the style of Big Band Swing Music. The show kicks off with Richard Cheese and gets stranger from there with Big Band covers of songs by Led Zepplin, The Beatles, Queen, Dire Straits, Poison, Bob Marley and even King Crimson and Emerson Lake and Palmer. Performers include Buddy Rich, Ella Fitzgerald, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Woody Herman, Johnny Favourite and more.

It is, as they say, delightfully strange. Check out the playlist:

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Richard Cheese  “One Love”
SugarPie and The Candymen  “Bohemian Rhapsody”
The Swing Kings  “Sultans Of Swing”
Postmodern Jukebox  “Never Gonna Give You Up”
Ed Palermo Big Band  “21st Century Schizoid Man”
Ella Fitzgerald “Can’t Buy Me Love”
Johnny Favourite  “Black Dog”
The New Morty Show  “Unskinny Bop”
John Pizzarelli with Michael McDonald  “Coming Up”
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy  “I Wanna Be Like You”
Brian Setzer Orchestra  “Take The Fifth”
Buddy Rich  “Norwegian Wood”
Woody Herman  “Fanfare For The Common Man”

The Swing Shift can be heard Tuesday at 3 PM, with replays Wednesday at 7 AM, Thursday at 7 PM, and Saturday at 9 AM. Plus Sunday at Midnight and Friday at 1 AM you can tune in for all-night marathons of The Swing Shift