Bob Dorr

Backtracks, Blue Avenue, and Beatles Medly host

Bob started his 40+ year career in Iowa Public Broadcasting (radio and TV) when he did the first rock 'n' roll show EVAH on an Iowa Public Radio station Oct. 2, 1972. He was honored/recognized for those years by being inducted into the Iowa Rock'n'Roll Music Association's Hall of Fame in Sept. of 2000.

Simultaneously, Bob has been the leader, singer, and harmonica player of The Blue Band for 30+ years for which he was inducted into the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame in 2005 and reinducted into the Iowa Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame in 2007.

Bob has a BA in Radio/TV Speech from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. Bob's favorite program on IPR is (what else?) Backtracks.

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Studio One
6:59 pm
Sun May 11, 2014

The Beatles Medley May 11

A Happy Mother's Day edition of The Medley!

THE BEATLES-JULIA/MOTHER NATURE'S SON/YOUR MOTHER SHOULD KNOW

JOHN LENNON-MOTHER

THE BEATLES-LADY MADONNA/LET IT BE

PAUL MC CARTNEY-ONLY MAMA KNOWS

JOHN LENNON-WOMAN

PAUL MC CARTNEY-MOMMA MISS AMERICA (EXCERPT)

Studio One
6:29 pm
Sun May 11, 2014

Blue Avenue May 11

A Ladies Night edition for Mother's Day!

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

CANDYE KANE w/LAURA CHAVEZ-BARBED WIRE MOUTH

SAMANTHA FISH-KICK AROUND

LAURA RAIN-MY LOVE

ZOE SCHWARZ-THE BLUES DON'T SCARE ME

CATHY LEMONS-TEXAS SHUFFLE

ANNIE MACK-REVOLUTION

4 JACKS-DEAL WITH IT (EXCERPT)

LISA MANN-ARE YOU LONELY

SHARON JONES-WE GET ALONG

TRUDY LYNN-PLAY THE HONKY TONKS

SHAUN MURPHY-I'M A WOMAN

DEB RYDER-GET A GRIP

GRACIE CURRAN & THE HIGH FALUTIN' BAND-TAKE YOU WITH ME

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Studio One
4:59 pm
Sat May 10, 2014

Backtracks May 10

No words allowed or aloud! It's another all instrumental show.

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

DUANE EDDY-REBEL ROUSER

LINK WRAY-RUMBLE

EDDIE COCHRAN-EDDIE'S BLUES

THE VIRTUES-GUITAR BOOGIE SHUFFLE

GUITAR GABLE-GUITAR RHUMBO

THE RAMBLERS-DEVIL TRAIN

THE VELAIRES-BRAZIL

THE RAMRODS-GHOST RIDERS IN THE SKY

THE KINGSMEN-THE CATWALK

THE REBELS-WILD WEEKEND (EXCERPT)

DICK DALE-SURF BEAT

THE VENTURES-DIAMOND HEAD

THE SHADOWS-WONDERFUL LAND

LONNIE MACK-CHICKEN PICKIN'

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Studio One
6:59 pm
Sun May 4, 2014

The Beatles Medley May 4

Ringo, John, Paul, George!

RINGO STARR-HEY BABY

JOHN LENNON-MIND GAMES

PAUL MC CARTNEY-JUNIOR'S FARM

GEORGE HARRISON-CHEER DOWN

RINGO STARR-I'M THE GREATEST

THE BEATLES-YOU'RE GOING TO LOSE THAT GIRL/LONG TALL SALLY

GEORGE HARRISON-GIVE ME LOVE (GIVE ME PEACE ON EARTH)

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Studio One
6:29 pm
Sun May 4, 2014

Blue Avenue May 4

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

TOMMY CASTRO-THE WHALE HAVE SWALLOWED ME

NICK MOSS BAND-TELL YOU SOMETHIN' 'BOUT YOURSELF

ROBERT CRAY-YOUR GOOD THING IS ABOUT TO END

JAREKUS SINGLETON-GONNA LET GO

JOHN MAYALL-WORLD GONE CRAZY

JIM SUHLER-JUMP UP SISTER

RUSH CLEVELAND-EAST SIDE SHUFFLE (EXCERPT)

LISA MANN-MOVE ON

ANNIE MACK-LITTLE BITTY GIRL BLUES

ZOE SCHWARZ-I'LL BE YOURS TONIGHT

CATHY LEMONS-THE BIG PAYBACK

BOBBY RUSH-DOWN IN LOUISIANA

TWEED FUNK-HOODOO POWER

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Studio One
4:59 pm
Sat May 3, 2014

Backtracks May 3

50s female rock'n'roll pioneers, early 60s British rock'n'rollers, some instrumentals (to set the mood for the May 10 all instrumental show) and LOTS of listener suggestions that I did not have time to play during last week's Listener Picks show.

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

JANIS MARTIN-LOVE & KISSES

EARTHA KITT-HONOLULU ROCK & ROLL

WANDA JACKSON-HOT DOG! THAT MADE HIM MAD

CAROL HONEYCUTT-TEENAGE REBEL

LIBBY DEAN-DING DONG ROCKABILLY WEDDING

JIMMY POWELL & THE DIMENSIONS-DANCE HER BY ME

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Studio One
6:59 pm
Sun April 27, 2014

The Beatles Medley April 27

THE BEATLES-A HARD DAYS NIGHT/WE CAN WORK IT OUT/HEY BULLDOG

RINGO STARR-THE NO NO SONG

THE BEATLES-I'M A LOSER/THE NIGHT BEFORE/YER BLUES

PAUL MC CARTNEY-SHE SAID YEAH

THE BEATLES-DIG A PONY/MISERY

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Studio One
6:29 pm
Sun April 27, 2014

Blue Avenue April 27

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

BOBBY RUSH-DECISIONS

CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE-BAD BOY

LI'L RONNIE & THE BLUE BEATS-TOO FAST FOR CONDITIONS

ZOE SCHWARZ-LIBERATED WOMAN

ANNIE MACK-FOOL TO BELIEVE

CLAY SWAFFORD-MESSIN' AROUND DAVENPORT (EXCERPT)

DIXIE PEACH-TOO MUCH TROUBLE

BACK PACK JONES-RIPTIDE BABY

MIKEY JR.-THE CHEAT

JOHN NEMETH-KEEP THE LOVE A COMIN'

CATHY LEMONS-I'M GOING TO TRY

TWEED FUNK-BLUES IN MY SOUL

BOB LANZA-SNAKE BYTE (EXCERPT)

6:00

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Studio One
10:42 pm
Sat April 26, 2014

Backtracks April 26

The monthly Listener Picks show, with all tunes suggested by IPR listeners

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

THOMAS WAYNE-TRAGEDY

THE TEMPTATIONS-MY GIRL

DEREK-CINNAMON

NILSSON-JUMP INTO THE FIRE

LITTLE FEAT-LONG DISTANCE LOVE

DAVE EDMUNDS-GIRLS TALK

THE LEFT BANKE-EVENING GOWN

DUANE EDDY-LONESOME ROAD (EXCERPT)

BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD-I AM A CHILD

SLY & THE FAMILY STONE-SING A SIMPLE SONG

THE MOODY BLUES-THE STORY IN YOUR EYES

JACKIE DE SHANNON-WHEN YOU WALK IN THE ROOM

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Studio One
6:59 pm
Sun April 20, 2014

The Beatles Medley April 20

Everything is from 1969/70/71!

THE BEATLES-DIG A PONY/I'VE GOT A FEELING/GET BACK

PAUL MC CARTNEY-TEDDY BOY

THE BEATLES-COME TOGETHER/MAXWELL'S SILVER HAMMER/YOU NEVER GIVE ME YOUR MONEY

RINGO STARR-EARLY 1970

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Studio One
6:29 pm
Sun April 20, 2014

Blue Avenue April 20

New releases from regional artists including Minnesota's Annie Mack, Milwaukee's Tweed Funk, and Christy Rossiter & 112 North Duck from Omaha/Lincoln plus exclusive IPR recordings of soul/blues singer Charles Bradley.

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

RAY BONNEVILLE-WHO DO ALL THE SHOTS

THE HOLMES BROS-LICKETY SPLIT

ANNIE MACK-BAPTIZED IN THE BLUES

TWEED FUNK-SUGARFOOT

ROBERT CRAY-YOU MOVE ME

JOHN NEMETH-TESTIFY MY LOVE

4 JACKS-DEAL WITH IT (EXCERPT)

NICK MOSS BAND-BEEN GONE SO LONG

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Studio One
4:59 pm
Sat April 19, 2014

Backtracks April 19

50s rockabillies, early 60s British rock'n'rollers, some leftovers from last week's Duos/Duets special and a set of classic rock'n'roll instrumentals

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

SLEEPY LA BEEF-ALL THE TIME

MALCOLM YELVINGTON-ROCKIN' WITH MY BABY

WEBB PIERCE-I AIN'T NEVER

BILLY RILEY-PEARLY LEE

JOHNNY HORTON-THE WOMAN I NEED

SID KING & THE FIVE STRINGS-SAG, DRAG, AND FALL

BILLY FURY-THAT'S LOVE

CLIFF RICHARD & THE DRIFTERS-MOVE IT

JOHNNY KIDD & THE PIRATES-PLEASE DON'T TOUCH

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Studio One
6:59 pm
Sun April 13, 2014

The Beatles Medley April 13

This week's Medley was suggested by listener Paul DuBay, who listens to IPR via streamed audio in San Antonio TX! His theme is Unique Song Titles.

THE BEATLES-OB-LA-DI OB-LA-DA

RINGO STARR-BACK OFF BOOGALOO

THE BEATLES-OCTOPUS'S GARDEN/SIE LEIBT DICH/I ME MINE

GEORGE HARRISON-I REMEMBER JEEP

THE BEATLES-GLASS ONION

PAUL MC CARTNEY-FOR YOU BLUE

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Studio One
6:29 pm
Sun April 13, 2014

Blue Avenue April 13

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

JOHN NEMETH-ELBOWS ON THE WHEEL

CATHY LEMONS-HIP CHECK MAN

ROBERT CRAY-PILLOW

RAY BONNEVILLE-LOVE IS WICKED

SHAUN MURPHY-I WOULDN'T TREAT A DOG

THE HOLMES BROS-YOU'VE GOT TO LOSE

BARRELHOUSE CHUCK & KIM WILSON-K & C BOOGIE

MATT SCHOFIELD-CLEAN BREAK

DAMON FOWLER-GRIT MY TEETH

JIM SUHLER-SKY FULL OF CROWS

RUSH CLEVELAND-MANS GOTTA DO

NIC ARP-DEEP FREEZE

THE SMITHSONS-FISHIN'

MUDDY WATERS BAND-FUNKY BUTT (EXCERPT)

6:00

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Studio One
4:59 pm
Sat April 12, 2014

Backtracks April 12

This show is TWICE as nice! It's the first EVAH Backtracks duos/duets show.

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

THE EVERLY BROS-'TIL I KISSED YOU

DON & DEWEY-FARMER JOHN

MICKEY & SYLVIA-LOVE IS STRANGE

DINAH WASHINGTON & BROOK BENTON-A ROCKIN' GOOD WAY

TOM & JERRY-FIGHTIN' MAD

DEE DEE SHARP & CHUBBY CHECKER-SLOW TWISTIN'

IKE & TINA TURNER-IT'S GONNA WORK OUT FINE

THE RIGHTEOUS BROS-SOUL AND INSPIRATION

SKIP & FLIP-IT WAS I

THE FIREBALLS-BULLDOG (EXCERPT)

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Studio One
6:59 pm
Sun April 6, 2014

The Beatles Medley April 6

Spring has (finally) sprung. We're celebrating with a Beatles Medley of songs that were spring hits for The Fabs with all the tunes on the Billboard charts in the months of March or April.

THE BEATLES-ALL MY LOVIN'/THERE'S A PLACE/LOVE ME DO

JOHN LENNON-POWER TO THE PEOPLE

THE BEATLES-TICKET TO RIDE/NOWHERE MAN/LADY MADONNA

GEORGE HARRISON-BLOW AWAY

THE BEATLES-LET IT BE/DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

Studio One
6:29 pm
Sun April 6, 2014

Blue Avenue April 6

New releases, Iowa blues, and exclusive IPR recordings:

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

THE HOLMES BROS-STAYED AT THE PARTY

RAY BONNEVILLE-WHEN I GET TO NEW YORK

ROBERT CRAY-YOU MOVE ME

JOE LOUIS WALKER-LOVE ENOUGH

NICK MOSS BAND-LIGHT IT UP

BRYCE JANEY-CHROME HORSE

TINSLEY ELLIS-SASSY STRAT (EXCERPT)

JOHN NEMETH-THREE TIMES A FOOL

CATHY LEMONS-AIN'T GONNA DO IT

SHAUN MURPHY-I'M A LITTLE MIXED UP

CATFISH KEITH-SWEET HONEY HOLE

ROBERT 'ONE MAN' JOHNSON-'81 MERCEDES

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Studio One
4:59 pm
Sat April 5, 2014

Backtracks April 5

Some 50s rock'n'roll duos, early 60s British rock'n'rollers, instrumentals and lots and lots of Listener Picks leftover from last week's live show!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

EDDIE COCHRAN AND HANK COCHRAN-GUILTY CONSCIENCE

THE COLLINS KIDS-PARTY

THE EVERLY BROS-BIRD DOG

THE KALIN TWINS-JUMPIN' JACK

MICKEY & SYLVIA-WHAT WOULD I DO

CLIFF RICHARD & THE SHADOWS-PLEASE DON'T TEASE

MARTY WILDE-TOMORROWS CLOWN

TOMMY STEELE-WATER WATER

THE DAVE CLARK 5-I KNEW IT ALL THE TIME

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Studio One
6:59 pm
Sun March 30, 2014

The Beatles Medley March 30

This week's Medley was picked out by Des Moines listener Jerry Perkins with the theme Beatles On The Move

THE BEATLES-MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR/DAY TRIPPER/TICKET TO RIDE

JOHN LENNON-WATCHING THE WHEELS

THE BEATLES-DRIVE MY CAR/THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD/ACROSS THE UNIVERSE

PAUL MC CARTNEY & WINGS-BAND ON THE RUN

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Studio One
6:29 pm
Sun March 30, 2014

Blue Avenue March 30

The latest releases from Robert Cray, Nick Moss, and Cathy Lemons; some Iowa blues from Rush Cleveland and Catfish Keith; exclusive IPR recordings of harp player R J Mischo and some Blues On Vinyl by Bo Diddley

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

ROBERT CRAY-I GUESS I'LL NEVER KNOW

JOHN NEMETH-HER GOOD LOVIN'

SHAUN MURPHY-CAN'T STOP LOVIN' MY BABY

CATHY LEMONS-I'M A GOOD WOMAN

TOMMY CASTRO-SECOND MIND

NICK MOSS-WAS I EVER HEARD

TINSLEY ELLIS-BERRY TOSSIN' (EXCERPT)

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Studio One
3:06 am
Sun March 30, 2014

Backtracks March 29

A live show, with all the music coming from Listener Suggestion!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

DEE JAY & THE RUNAWAYS-PETER RABBIT

SOUTH DALLAS COUNTY CREWCUT COWBOY BAND-BUY BUY BUY

DAVE PLAHN-SATISFYING MAN

THE KINGPINS-COME AND SEE

THE LAW-NOTHING IN THE REAL WORLD

VANILLA FUDGE-YOU KEEP ME HANGIN' ON

FLOYD CRAMER-FLIP, FLOP & BOP (EXCERPT)

THE ROTARY CONNECTION-SOUL MAN

THE FRATERNITY OF MAN-DON'T BOGART ME

CROW-EVIL WOMAN

JIMI HENDRIX-FIRE

CANNED HEAT-EVIL WOMAN

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The Beatles Medley
7:00 pm
Sun March 23, 2014

The Beatles Medley March 23

This week's Medley was picked out by Rock Island IL listener Pete Caras.

THE BEATLES - SLOW DOWN

THE BEATLES - I WANNA BE YOUR MAN

THE BEATLES - DON'T LET ME DOWN

GEORGE HARRISON - WAH WAH

THE BEATLES - DON'T BOTHER ME

THE BEATLES - THIS BOY

THE BEATLES - HONEY DON'T

RINGO STARR - IT DON'T COME EASY

THE BEATLES - MATCHBOX

THE BEATLES - THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD

THE BEATLES - CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue
6:30 pm
Sun March 23, 2014

Blue Avenue March 23

Some more Blues Music Award nominees, exclusive IPR recordings of Trampled Under Foot and blues on vinyl by Robert Cray and Magic Slim

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

HARRISON KENNEDY - VOODOO

DOUG MACLEOD - ROSA LEE

JOHN PRIMER & BOB CORRITORE - THE CLOCK

FRANK BEY & THE ANTHONY PAULE BAND - I'M LEAVIN' YOU

DAVE KELLER - SEARCHIN' FOR A SIGN

4 JACKS - DEAL WITH IT (EXCERPT)

CANDYE KANE - WHEN TOMORROW COMES

BIG JAMES & CHICAGO PLAYBOYS - I LOVE 'EM

TRUDY LYNN - RED LIGHT

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Backtracks
5:00 pm
Sat March 22, 2014

Backtracks March 22

It's an all Iowa music edition of the show. Tunes that might have been born in your neighbor's garage!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

RURAL - DRUNK NO. 1

THE MOTHER BLUES BAND - THE IOWA CRAWL

DENNIS MCMURRIN - L.A.

THE DREAMS BAND - YOU WANTED TO CHANGE ME

THE MISSISSIPPI BAND - BLUE GRASS COUNTRY

GREG BROWN - DOWNTOWN

ROY BUCHANAN - PRETTY PLEASE (EXCERPT)

JERRY MARTIN - JANET

BO RAMSEY - JUST LIVE

ZIPLOC & THE INCREDIBLE SANDWICH BOYS - GIRL OF MY DREAMS

THE NON STOP - ALMOST THERE

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The Beatles Medley
6:59 pm
Sun March 16, 2014

The Beatles Medley March 16

It's the long and the short of it

THE BEATLES - HEY JUDE

THE BEATLES - MAGGIE MAE

THE BEATLES - IT'S ALL TOO MUCH

PAUL MCCARTNEY - THE LOVELY LINDA

THE BEATLES - I WANT YOU (SHE'S SO HEAVY)

JOHN LENNON - MY MUMMY'S DEAD

THE BEATLES - I AM THE WALRUS

THE BEATLES - FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue
6:29 pm
Sun March 16, 2014

Blue Avenue March 16

We will hear all 5 nominees for the Blues Music Award for Blues Album of the Year plus new releases by Damon Fowler and John Nemeth and exclusive IPR recordings of Iowa City's Kevin Burt & The Instigators at the 2012 Bluesmore celebration in Cedar Rapids.

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

BEN HARPER & CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE - GET UP

SUGAR RAY NORCIA (AMONG OTHERS) - UP THE LINE

LURRIE BELL - GOING AWAY BABY

BUDDY GUY - I CAME UP HARD

JAMES COTTON WITH DELBERT MCCLINTON - HARD SOMETIMES

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Backtracks
4:59 pm
Sat March 15, 2014

Backtracks March 15

The show is compiled from compilation records that focus on rockabillies, vocal groups, early English rock'n'roll, San Fransisco hippies and early 70s British art rock.

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

JOHNNY BURNETTE - ALL BY MYSELF

HUELYN DUVALL - FRIDAY NIGHT ON A DOLLAR BILL

JACK SCOTT - LEROY

JIMMY STEWART - NUTHIN' BUT A NUTHIN'

BIG JOE TURNER - LIPSTICK, POWDER AND PAINT

THE DRIFTERS - FOOLS FALL IN LOVE

THE CADETS - I WANT YOU

LONNIE DONEGAN - PUTTING ON THE STYLE

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The Beatles Medley
6:59 pm
Sun March 9, 2014

The Beatles Medley March 9

With A Little Help From Our Friends, this fundraising edition of The Sunday Night Beatles Medley will convince you that money Can't Buy You Love, but it CAN get you great radio programming. All Together Now!

THE BEATLES-MONEY (THAT'S WHAT I WANT)/CAN'T BUY ME LOVE/8 DAYS A WEEK

GEORGE HARRISON-TAXMAN

THE BEATLES-WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS/GOT TO GET YOU INTO MY LIFE/ALL TOGETHER NOW

JOHN LENNON-POWER TO THE PEOPLE

THE BEATLES-I NEED YOU

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue
6:29 pm
Sun March 9, 2014

Blue Avenue March 9

It's fundraising time. It's THE BLUES, Baby, pledge 24/7 at this website! Tonight's blues bus trip includes music from all 5 Blues Music Award nominees for Blues Entertainer of the Year, plus new releases from Shaun Murphy and Joe Louis Walker and Iowa blues from Robert "One-Man" Johnson and The Janeys

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

BUDDY GUY-I GO BY FEEL

KIM WILSON-I'M LEAVING YOU

JOHN NEMETH-COUNTRY BOY

RICK ESTRIN-ONE WRONG TURN

BOBBY RUSH-I AM GOOD AS GONE

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Backtracks
4:59 pm
Sat March 8, 2014

Backtracks March 8

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

SPARKLE MOORE-ROCK-A-BOP

THE COLLINS KIDS-THE ROCKAWAY ROCK

WANDA JACKSON-FUJIYAMA MAMA

JANIS MARTIN-GOOD LOVE

KATHY ZEE-BUZZIN'

CLIFF RICHARD & THE SHADOWS-GEE WIZ IT'S YOU

DICKIE PRIDE-SLIPPIN' & SLIDIN'

BILLY FURY-IT'S YOU I NEED

DON CHARLES-CRAZY MAN CRAZY

THE ROLLER COASTERS-WILD TWIST (EXCERPT)

THE ZOMBIES-YOU MAKE ME FEEL SO GOOD

THE MOJOS-EVERYTHING'S ALRIGHT

THE MERCY BEATS-I THINK OF YOU

WAYNE FONTANA-PAMALA PAMALA

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