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
12:02 pm
Sat June 14, 2014

Backtracks June 14

This afternoon's stroll thru my 45 rpm REKKID collection originally aired on January 18, 2014. Check that week's posting for a complete playlist. bd

Studio One
6:59 pm
Sun June 8, 2014

The Beatles Medley June 8

Ringo, John, Paul, George! Support The Beatles Medley with a tax deductible pledge at 800-971-8815 or online here at the IPR website.

THE BEATLES-BOYS/IF I FELL/ANOTHER GIRL

GEORGE HARRISON-TAXMAN

THE BEATLES-YELLOW SUBMARINE (REAL LOVE CD SINGLE MIX)

JOHN LENNON-INSTANT KARMA

THE BEATLES-HERE, THERE, AND EVERYWHERE (REAL LOVE CD SINGLE MIX)

THE BEATLES-OLD BROWN SHOW

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Studio One
6:29 pm
Sun June 8, 2014

Blue Avenue June 8

Thank you for your pledge of support to keep the blues bus rollin' down Blue Avenue. If you haven't made that investment in the program yet, we can take your call at 800-971-8815 or pledge right here on the IPR website.

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

EDEN BRENT-EVERYBODY ALREADY KNOWS

CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE-AS THE CROW FLIES

JIM SUHLER-LEAVE MY BLUES BEHIND

LISA MANN-THE BLUES IS MY MEDICINE

SHAUN MURPHY-CRY TO ME

BARRELHOUSE CHUCK-K & C BOOGIE (EXCERPT)

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

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Studio One
4:59 pm
Sat June 7, 2014

Backtracks June 7

Support Backtracks and IPR with a tax deductible pledge! 800-971-8815 or fill out your own pledge card on this website!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

WYNONA CARR-BOPPITY BOP

JEAN SHEPARD-HE'S MY BABY

THE GORMAN SISTERS-SOCK HOP

LAURA LEE PERKINS-GONNA ROCK MY BABY TONIGHT

BRENDA LEE-BIGELOW 6-200

TOMMY STEELE & THE STEELEMEN-COME ON LET'S GO

VINCE TAYLOR & THE PLAYBOYS-RIGHT BEHIND YOU BABY

WEE WILLIE HARRIS-RIOT IN CELL BLOCK #9

THE TEEN BEATS-CALIFF BOOGIE (EXCERPT)

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Studio One
6:59 pm
Sun June 1, 2014

The Beatles Medley June 1

RINGO STARR-BEAUCOUPS OF BLUES

PAUL MC CARTNEY-ALLIGATOR

THE BEATLES-HELTER SKELTER/DON'T PASS ME BY

GEORGE HARRISON-MY SWEET LORD (2000)

THE BEATLES-I AM THE WALRUS/PENNY LANE

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Studio One
6:29 pm
Sun June 1, 2014

Blue Avenue June 1

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

JAREKUS SINGLETON-REFUSE TO LOSE

JOHN MAYALL-THAT'S ALL RIGHT

ROBERT CRAY-WHAT WOULD YOU SAY

THE HOLMES BROS-DARKEST HOUR

TOOTS LORRAINE-MAKE IT EASY

DEB RYDER-BLUE COLLAR BLUES

TINSLEY ELLIS-SASSY STRUT (EXCERPT)

LARA & THE BLUZ DAWGZ-THIS PLACE IS ROCKIN'

THE BRIDGET KELLY BAND-COLD STONE TREATMENT

PLANET FULL OF BLUES-SO SPECIAL

JOEL DA SILVA & THE MIDNIGHT HOWL-NICE & SLOW

JUNIOR WELLS-ROCK ME BABY

DETROIT JR.-KEY TO THE HIGHWAY

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Studio One
4:59 pm
Sat May 31, 2014

Backtracks May 31

Leftovers from lots of recent programs including Leftover Listener Picks from two weeks ago.

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

THE ADDRISI BROS-CHERRY STONE

THE CREEL SISTERS-STOP THE CLOCK ROCK

JO STAFFORD & FRANKIE LAINE-HEY GOOD LOOKIN'

THE EVERLY BROS-CAROL JANE

BUDDY HOLLY & BOB MONTGOMERY-DOWN THE LINE

NIGHT RAIDERS-COTTON PICKIN'

HANK MOORE ORCH-SOUR MASH

JR. WALKER & THE ALL STARS-TUNE UP

EDGAR WINTER-FRANKENSTEIN

BILLY PRESTON-OUTA-SPACE (EXCERPT)

ROZE-SHINE A LIGHT

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Studio One
6:59 pm
Sun May 25, 2014

The Beatles Medley May 25

A Memorial Day remembrance of John and George playing live one more time

GEORGE HARRISON-SOMETHING

JOHN LENNON-DIZZY MISS LIZZIE

GEORGE HARRISON-WAH WAH

THE BEATLES-HELP/ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN

BILLY PRESTON-THAT'S THE WAY GOD PLANNED IT

JOHN LENNON-COME TOGETHER

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

Studio One
6:29 pm
Sun May 25, 2014

Blue Avenue May 25

A Memorial Day weekend remembrance show of performers who have passed on, playing live one more time!

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

LUTHER ALLISON-GIVE ME BACK MY WIG

SON SEALS-DON'T PICK ME FOR YOUR FOOL

KOKO TAYLOR-COME TO MAMA

ALBERT COLLINS-TIRED MAN

JOHNNY COPELAND-LOVE HER WITH A FEELING

BARRELHOUSE CHUCK & KIM WILSON-K & C BOOGIE (EXCERPT)

CLIFTON CHENIER-I'M A HOG FOR YOU

JUNIOR WELLS-SNATCH IT BACK AND HOLD IT

HOUND DOG TAYLOR-WILD ABOUT YOU, BABY

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Studio One
4:59 pm
Sat May 24, 2014

Backtracks May 24

A Memorial Day weekend remembrance show featuring performers who have passed on, playing live one more time!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

ELVIS PRESLEY-I DON'T CARE IF THE SUN DON'T SHINE

ROY ORBISON-OH PRETTY WOMAN

JOHNNY CASH-SAN QUENTIN

THE EVERLY BROS-MAMA TRIED/CATHY'S CLOWN

THE YARDBIRDS-I'M A MAN

THE MAMAS AND THE PAPAS-I CALL YOUR NAME

FLOYD CRAMER-FLIP, FLOP, AND BOP (EXCERPT)

RICHIE HAVENS-HIGH FLYING BIRD

JANIS JOPLIN-MAYBE

THE BAND-UP ON CRIPPLE CREEK

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Studio One
6:59 pm
Sun May 18, 2014

The Beatles Medley May 18

This week's Medley was picked out by Carroll IA listener Dave Koester with the theme "Life Day by Day"

THE BEATLES-A HARD DAY'S NIGHT/EIGHT DAYS A WEEK

PAUL MC CARTNEY-ANOTHER DAY

THE BEATLES-YESTERDAY/IN MY LIFE

JOHN LENNON-WATCHING THE WHEELS

GEORGE HARRISON-IT'S WHAT YOU VALUE

THE BEATLES-THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD

THE BEATLES-WITHIN YOU WITHOUT YOU (INSTRUMENTAL) (EXCERPT)

Studio One
6:29 pm
Sun May 18, 2014

Blue Avenue May 18

The annual recap of the Blues Foundation's Blues Music Awards given out in Memphis May 8

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

SHAWN HOLT & THE TEARDROPS-DADDY TOLD ME

BOBBY RUSH-TIGHT MONEY

THE TEDESCHI/TRUCKS BAND-MISUNDERSTOOD

DOUG MC LEOD-ST. ELMO'S ROOM & POOL

JAMES COTTON-BONNIE BLUE

DIUNNA GREENLEAF w/ CLAY SWAFFORD-29 WAYS

CLAY SWAFFORD-ROOSTER'S BOOGIE

VARIOUS ARTISTS-MY BABE

JOHN NEMETH-IF IT AIN'T BROKE

TRAMPLED UNDER FOOT-BAD BAD FEELING

CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE-JUST A FEELING

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Studio One
4:26 am
Sun May 18, 2014

Backtracks May 17

Probably the last LIVE Listener Picks show until the Fall. Thanks for being part of the program!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

THE FENDERMEN-MULE SKINNER BLUES

JAY & THE AMERICANS-COME A LITTLE BIT CLOSER

THE FLAMIN' GROOVIES-SLOW DEATH

FLEETWOOD MAC-TELL ME ALL THE THINGS YOU DO

SAVOY BROWN-JACK THE TOAD

ALLMAN BROS BAND-CRAZY LOVE

THE VIRTUES-GUITAR BOOGIE SHUFFLE (EXCERPT)

THE BLASTERS-MARIE MARIE

DAN HICKS & THE HOT LICKS-I SCARE MYSELF

HOT TUNA-HESITATION BLUES

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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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