This week we take you back to the first of our two-part Swing Music episode of RFC International. I originally produced these last May and it was the reaction to these shows that convinced me to go ahead with The Swing Shift, which you can now hear every Tuesday at 3 PM on The AIR.
But Thursday at 3 PM, for the next two weeks, you can get an extra dose of Swing as your hyper hepcat of a host lets loose the hounds of Swing.
The playlist is at the bottom of this post. This is one of the earlier episodes of RFC International that hasn’t been played on The AIR since last summer.
That’s followed by this week’s Radio Free Charleston at 5 PM, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy at 6 PM and a primetime lineup of The Swing Shift and Curtain Call. Remember that you can also Swing all night, when The Swing Shift takes over The AIR at 1 AM.
At 10 PM Live From The Empty Glass brings you Travis Stephens and Matt McGuire, recorded live at Charleston’s premiere dive-bar music venue, the World Famous Empty Glass.
And before all that cool stuff, you can tune in at 12:30 PM for a special replay of On The Road with Mel to JoeLanta.
Tune in to The AIR. You don’t know what you’re missing.
Here’s the playlist for RFC International 12:
Joe Jackson “It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Aint Got That Swing”
Glen Gray “Casa Loma Stomp”
Louis Prima “Buona Sera”
Jools Holland & Kt Tunstall “Night & Day”
Royal Crown Revue “The Rise And Fall Of The Great Mondello”
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy “Hey Now, Hey Now”
Oingo Boingo “Minnie The Moocher”
Brian Setzer Orchestra “Jump Jive ‘n Wail”
Bonzo Dog Band “Tubas In The Moonlight”
Bill Haley & His Comets “Rock This Joint”
Raymond Scott “The Toy Trumpet
Cherry Poppin’ Daddies “Ding Dong Daddy of the D Car Line”
Squirrel Nut Zippers “Put A Spell On It”
Pardon Me Boys “Stairway to Heaven”
Atomic Fireballs “The Man With The hex”
Ell Fitzgerald “Air Mail Special”
Tom Jones “St. James Infirmary Blues”
Glenn Miller and the Air Force Band “St. Louis Blues March”
Ruth Brown “Lucky Lips”
Benny Goodman “Sing Sing Sing”
The New Morty Show “Enter Sandman”
Big Joe Turner “Boogie Woogie Country Girl”
Emerson Lake and Palmer “Honky Tonk Train Blues”
Ronnie Lane and Pete Townsend “Catmelody”
The Clash “Look Here”
Fats Waller “Handful of Keys”
Cab Calloway “Do You Want To Jump Children”
Eartha Kitt “Ain’t Misbehaven”
Der Dritte Raum “Swing Bop”
Django Reinhardt/Stephane Grapelli “St. louis Blues/Snook”
Background music: Artie Shaw “Stardust”
Now that these shows are back in the mix, expect them to turn up in our overnight Swing block.