Bob Dorr

Studio One 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 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)

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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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The Beatles Medley
6:59 pm
Sun March 2, 2014

The Beatles Medley March 2

In case you missed it on Super Bowl Sunday, here's the Medley that aired Feb. 2:

The Fabs play live!

THE BEATLES-I'LL GET YOU/FROM ME TO YOU/SHE LOVES YOU

JOHN LENNON-BLUE SUEDE SHOES

THE BEATLES-SHE'S A WOMAN/DIZZY MISS LIZZIE/TICKET TO RIDE

GEORGE HARRISON-SOMETHING

THE BEATLES-HELP/EVERYBODY'S TRYING TO BE MY BABY

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue
6:29 pm
Sun March 2, 2014

Blue Avenue March 2

In case you might have missed it on Super Bowl Sunday, here's the show that originally aired Feb. 2.

Music from all 5 nominees for the 2014 Blues Music Award in the Rock Blues Album of the Year category, some 90s blues from Johnny Winter and Willie Murphy, plus exclusive IPR recordings of New York guitar player Chris Beard at the 2012 Bluesmore celebration in Cedar Rapids.

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

TEDESCHI/TRUCKS BAND-MADE UP MIND

THE RIDES-DON'T WANT LIES

TORONZO CANNON-I'VE BEEN DOING FINE

WALTER TROUT-BIG CITY

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Backtracks
4:59 pm
Sat March 1, 2014

Backtracks March 1

A potpourri of spotlight segments including rock'n'roll women of the 50s, early 60s vocal groups, British Invasion tunes, and some leftovers from the 3-fer and Love shows!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

LAURA LEE PERKINS-COME ON BABY

SHIRLEY GUNTER-CRAZY LITTLE BABY

HELEN BOZEMAN-SUGAR BABY

THE MILLER SISTERS-10 CATS DOWN

MARY EDWARDS-CHILLY WILLY

THE JIVE FIVE-MY TRUE STORY

CURTIS LEE-PRETTY LITTLE ANGEL EYES

THE JARMELS-A LITTLE BIT OF SOAP

CORSAIRS-SMOKY PLACES

RANDY & THE RAINBOWS-DENISE

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Blue Avenue
6:59 pm
Sun February 23, 2014

The Beatles Medley February 23

We celebrate George's birthday

THE BEATLES-DON'T BOTHER ME/I'M HAPPY JUST TO DANCE WITH YOU/I NEED YOU

GEORGE HARRISON-ALL THINGS MUST PASS

THE BEATLES-IF I NEEDED SOMEONE/TAXMAN/FOR YOU BLUE

GEORGE HARRISON-WHEN WE WAS FAB

THE BEATLES-WITHIN YOU WITHOUT YOU

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue
6:29 pm
Sun February 23, 2014

Blue Avenue February 23

We will hear all five nominees for the Blues Foundation's Blues Song of The Year, plus some Iowa blues from Patrick Hazell and Catfish Keith, and exclusive IPR recordings of Trampled Under Foot at Waterloo's Electric Park Ballroom in 2012.

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

LURRIE BELL-BLUES IN MY SOUL

JAMES COTTON w/DARRELL NULISCH-HE WAS THERE

JOHNNY SANSONE-THE NIGHT THE PIE FACTORY BURNED DOWN

DOUG MAC LEOD-THE ENTITLED FEW

RUFF KUTT BLUES BAND-THAT'S WHEN THE BLUES BEGIN

RUFF KUTT BLUES BAND-DEAL WITH IT (EXCERPT)

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Backtracks
4:59 pm
Sat February 22, 2014

Backtracks February 22

The Zombies are coming! The Zombies are coming! No, really, the entire concert performed by Rod Argent, Colin Blunstone and The Zombies at last Fall's Maximum Ames Music Festival makes up most of this week's show!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

THE ZOMBIES-SHE'S NOT THERE

BILLY J. KRAMER & THE DAKOTAS-BAD TO ME

HERMAN'S HERMITS-JUST A LITTLE BIT BETTER

THE SEARCHERS-LOVE POTION #9

WAYNE FONTANA & THE MINDBENDERS-IT'S JUST A LITTLE BIT TOO LATE

GERRY & THE PACEMAKERS-HOW DO YOU DO IT?

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

The Beatles Medley February 16

Tonight's medley was suggested by Iowa City listener Penny McKean with the theme "Beatles For The Birds"

THE BEATLES-BLUE JAY WAY/AND YOUR BIRD CAN SING/BLACKBIRD

GEORGE HARRISON-BALTIMORE ORIOLE

PAUL MC CARTNEY & WINGS-BLUE BIRD

THE BEATLES-FREE AS A BIRD

PAUL MC CARTNEY-BYE BYE BLACKBIRD

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue
6:29 pm
Sun February 16, 2014

Blue Avenue February 16

Music from all five of the Blues Foundation's nominees for Blues Band of the Year, some Iowa Blues from Catfish Keith and Denny Garcia, exclusive IPR recordings of Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hellraisers, and new blues on vinyl by Andrew Jr. Boy Jones

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

LIL ED & THE BLUES IMPERIALS-WORLD OF LOVE

THE MANNISH BOYS-YOU DOGGED ME

TEDESCHI-TRUCKS BAND-DO I LOOK WORRIED

TRAMPLED UNDER FOOT-HOME TO YOU

RICK ESTRIN & THE NIGHTCATS-CALLIN' ALL FOOLS

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Backtracks
4:59 pm
Sat February 15, 2014

Backtracks February 15

It's a lovefest on this Valentine's weekend edition of the show. Every song has the word love in the title!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

FRANKIE LYMON & THE TEENAGERS-WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE?

JACK SCOTT-TRUE TRUE LOVE

CLYDE MC PHATTER-LOVEY DOVEY

DEE DEE SHARP-ROCK ME IN THE CRADLE OF LOVE

THE RONETTES-BABY, I LOVE YOU

MAMAS & PAPAS-WORDS OF LOVE

THE YARDBIRDS-FOR YOUR LOVE

YOUNG RASCALS-GOOD LOVIN'

OTIS REDDING-I'VE BEEN LOVING YOU TOO LONG

BUDDY HOLLY-WORDS OF LOVE

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Backtracks
8:03 am
Fri February 14, 2014

The Zombies - A Reflection

In 1966, I was the drummer in my Jr. High Band, (Sudlow Jr High in Davenport) Tortoise & The Hair. Like all the other basement/garage bands in the Quad Cities, our song list included lots of British Invasion songs. Also, like all the other bands in the area, we played She's Not There by The Zombies. That means my connection to The Zombies music is now 48 years old! I have never heard them play live, but Saturday, Feb.

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

The Beatles Medley February 9

This week's medley was suggested by Cedar Rapids listener Matt Brandt

THE BEATLES-YOU'VE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY/THINGS WE SAID TODAY

GEORGE HARRISON-WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS

RINGO STARR-IT DON'T COME EASY

JOHN LENNON-INSTANT KARMA

WINGS-JUNIOR'S FARM

GEORGE HARRISON-IF NOT FOR YOU

RINGO STARR-MATCH BOX

BEATLES-FLYING (ECERPT)

Blue Avenue
6:29 pm
Sun February 9, 2014

Blue Avenue February 9

All six nominees for the 2014 Blues Music Award in the Best New Artist Debut category, new releases from John Hammond, Billy Branch and Iowa Blues Hall of Famer Patrick Hazell, plus exclusive IPR recordings of Eric Gales.

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

ADRIANNA MARIE & HER GROOVECUTTERS-HANDS OFF

PAUL GABRIEL-ALL THAT TIME GONE

GRACIE CURRAN & THE HIGH FALUTIN BAND-CAN'T GETTA

VALERIE JUNE-YOU CAN'T BE TOLD

SHAWN HOLT & THE TEARDROPS-PLEASE DON'T DOG ME

CLAY SWAFFORD-YOU BETTER WATCH YOURSELF

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