Tuesday finds a partly-new Radio Free Charleston on The AIR.  Our all-new mixtape first hour of  Radio Free Charleston is accompanied by classic two-hour episode of RFC International.

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You can hear Radio Free Charleston Tuesdays at 10 AM and 10 PM, with tons of replays throughout the week.

Our first hour is a mixtape because I actually recorded this show the weekend before last when my voice was mostly shot. The reason for doing that was because Mel and I had a quick trip to New York scheduled, I also had a big magazine deadline the day after we got back, so I was going to be tied up with that on what is probably “yesterday” to my faithful readers. I wasn’t going to have time to record a new show, or write a post about it.

So the only option (besides miss a week) was to record the show the same time as last week’s, on Sunday, January 7, then write the post about it (which you are now reading) on Tuesday, January 9, so that I can hop on the train on January 10, and return on January 14.

So…by the time you’re reading this I’m already back home. I wonder how the trip went?

The first hour mixtape is loaded with treats, and kicks off with the RFC debut of Velez Manifesto, who were a big deal in Morgantown about forty years ago. The lader of the group has passed away, and his bandmates have digitized their albums and put them up on Bandcamp for free.

Our second and third hours are a special double-shot episode of RFC International, where I play two songs in a row from a collection of artists that seems somewhat random.

Because of the deadline pressures, I’m skipping the links this week. Sorry, but your humble blogger is only hooman and something had to give.

RFC V5 159

hour one
Velez Manifesto “Such A Pretty Eye”
Johnny Compton “Until We Meet Again”
Zeroking “Back Off”
All Torches Lit “Crown of Ash”
The Carpenter Ants “Shakin’ Hands with Charlie Tee”
Joi “Dark Eyed Lady”
Corduroy Brown “Who Am I For Now”
Hello June “Sometimes”
Sean Richardson “Magentle”
Rasta Rafiki “Dr. Herb”
The Tom McGees “Enemy Spy Plane Inbound”
Buni Muni “Stay”
Jerks “O High Yo”
63 Eyes “They’re All You”
Miniature Giant “Jale Dunior”

hour two
Jerry Lee Lewis w/ Jimmy Page “Rock and Roll”
Jerry Lee Lewis w/ Buddy Guy “Hadacol Boogie”
Save Ferris “Anything”
Save Ferris “Do I Even Like You”
The Jesus and Mary Chain “Amputation”
The Jesus and Mary Chain “The Two of Us”
Thin Lizzy “Jailbreak”
Thin Lizzy “Johnny The Fox Meets Jimmy The Weed”
Syd Straw “CBGBs”
Syd Straw “A Million Miles”
Depeche Mode “Where’s The Revolution”
Depeche Mode “Cover Me”
Steve Hackett “Behind The Smoke”
Steve Hackett “50 Miles From The North Pole”

hour three
Mel C “Something for The Fire”
Mel C “Numb”
Koffin Kats “Party Time In The End Times”
Koffin Kats “Black Knight Satellite”
Marc Almond “Bad To Me”
Marc Almond “The Idol (pt one)”
Redbone “Custer Had It Coming”
Redbone “Dancing Bones”
Navarone “Chrome”
Navarone “Snake”
True Sounds of Liberty “Why Can’t We Do It Again”
True Sounds of Libery “Nothing Ever Lasts”
Chuck Berry “Liverpool Drive”
Chuck Berry “Hey Pedro”

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 classic episode of The Swing Shift.

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.