An all new spotlight segment show with rockabilly music originally released on the Capitol label in the 50s, including songs by Gene Vincent and Wanda Jackson plus British Invasion sounds of The Pretty Things and The Mersey Beats and some women who rocked the 80s like Chrissie Hynde and Annie Lennox. And that's just in the FIRST hour!
Because of some construction updates going on at the IPR Cedar Falls studios, I'm unable to do a LIVE edition of Backtracks this month, but that's not stopping us from a "listener picks" version of the show. It's music suggested by listeners via email, Facebook, US Mail, and phone message this week!
It's a Spotlight Segment edition of the program, changing focus about every 15 minutes. Included are spotlights on the rockabilly music released on the Imperial label in the 50s; some more song comparisons between the hit version and it's NOT SO familiar original version; and a bunch of leftovers from last week's Birthday Party Special.
A "best of" spotlight segment show including 50s rockabilly and vocal groups, some more comparisons of hit songs and their not so familiar original versions, and a whole lot of 60s/70s collector's vinyl from IPR's Studio One library.
It's the last all new spotlight segment edition of Backtracks for the year. Including 50s rockabilly from Laura Lee Perkins and Bob Luman, some rockin' Christmas songs from Darlene Love, Jimi Hendrix, and Fishbone AND listener suggestions leftover from the 12/8 LIVE show.
It's the monthly LIVE show! In addition to listener picks, we'll hear rockabilly music from the Capitol lable in the 50s, some rock 'n' roll Christmas songs, and a few tunes from yet another Warner Bros. sampler record that I recently added to my own collection. Advance requests: firstname.lastname@example.org or call during the program 800-772-2440 ext. 5
It's an all vinyl show spotlighting records that I found in the IPR library while trying to find all the listener suggestions during the recent live shows. If obscure music on vinyl is your thing, this is the show for you, including music by Trooper, Barrabas, Redbone, and Ian Lloyd & Stories.
It's the annual Thanksgiving Leftovers show! Music originally selected for past show spotlights that never made those programs including songs from the Rockabilly Essentials series, some late 60s British psychedelia, and LOTS and LOTS pf listener suggestions leftover from the live show of two weeks ago.
It's a Best of Spotlight Segment show. Hour #1 was originally aired 4/9/11 and spotlights the 50s R & B roots of rock'n'roll with George Jackson and The Tibbs Bros, some rare early Johnny Cash and the West Coast sounds of Johnny Otis and Louis Prima. Hour #2, originally aired 10/1/11, spotlights late 60s and early 70s Progressive Rock including Pink Floyd, King Crimson, and Wishbone Ash
It's the monthly LIVE show! In addition to listener suggestions, I'll have spotlights on rockabilly music from the Imperial label in the 50s and late 60s British psychedelia from the vaults of EMI records. Advance requests: email@example.com or call during the program 800-772-2440 ext. 5.
On a recent trip out west, I stopped in Council Bluffs to visit a VERY unsusual record store-Kanesville Collectables, which advertises it has A MILLION records on site. The whole top floor of their warehouse is $1 records (perfect for the "frugal" collector like me!) This week's Backtracks is music from compilations I got at Kanesville for $1.
A reprise of Halloween specials from years past. Voodoo from Lavern Baker, Spooky Movies with Roy Clark and Bloodrock's macabre DOA all part of the mix. Costume optional, lots of tricks and treats guaranteed!
Music content of this show originally aired 10/29/11
An all new show with spotlights on the roots of rockabilly music, some One-Hit Wonders of the late 50s, early British Pscychedelia from the EMI lable and lots and lots of leftover listener suggestions from last week's live show.
It's the first EVAH, LIVE afternoon Backtracks show! Advance requests: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-772-2440 ext. 5 during the show. Remember, the show deals exclusively in songs that are at least 25 years old.
A survey of lots of new acquisitions for the show including Roots of Rockabilly featuring Hank Snow and Hardrock Gunter; some one-hit wonders like The Bonnie Sisters and The Mello-Tones; some 60s British Psychedelia with The Gods and The Idle Race; and some 70s hits by Melanie and Blood Sweat and Tears.
It's time again to triple our fun with another 3-fer show! Three songs from each of the featured artists including The Ronettes, The Byrds, Jr. Walker & The All Stars, Leon Russell, Grand Funk Railroad, and The B52s.
After all these years, Backtracks is finally moving to the day shift (!) on Sept. 15 (3pm) What we listen to on this final Sat. night show is largely up to you. IT'S A LIVE REQUESTFEST!! Advance suggestions: email@example.com or call during the show, 800-772-2440, ext. 5.
It's the ABCs of vinyl! We'll work our way, alphabetically, through my personal vinyl LP collection from Laurie Anderson to The Band to J. J. Cale (the ABCs) to The Yardbirds and ZZ Top, everything from the original vinyl release.
It's the return of Guest DJ Night with listeners providing the tunes and expertise. Gemma Hoyden from Waterloo spotlights the British Pub Rock scene of the late 70s in hour #1. John Niles from Cedar Rapids gives us historic recordings of The Grateful Dead, 40 years ago on the Europe '72 Tour (John has seen The Dead nearly 100 times) for hour #2. And more records from my wife's collection happens in hour #3, HOSTED BY MY WIFE!
This week marks the 35th anniversary of the passing of the King of Rock'n'Roll. It must be time for the annual Elvis Presley Special! We'll hear early hits, TV performances, a rare recording of his first appearance in Las Vegas-1956 and some interview segments with his longtime manager, Col. Tom Parker among the mix.
An all new spotlight segment show including 50s female rockabillies, one-hit wonders, 70s soul music, bubblegum hits, guitar stars, live festival recordings and some new acquisitions for the upcoming Fall production season
I have hundreds of compilation records in my collection, each spotlighting a particular facet or era in rock 'n' roll history. It's from those compilations that Backtracks is built this week. We'll hear segments on the A & M, Island, Slash, and Two-Tone Records labels, singer/songwriters of the 70s, British Invasion bands, and soul singers of the 60s in the mix. The entire show is from vinyl LP.
An all new "leftovers" show including 50s rockabilly from the Imperial label, the entire second hour is leftover listener suggestions from last week's live show, and a leftover segment from Joel & Ed's guest DJ segment on British Pub Rock