Backtracks

Saturdays at 2 p.m. on IPR News/Studio One and Thursdays at 1 p.m. on Studio One online

Join us for a great evening of music that will take you back through the golden age of rock 'n' roll. Hosted by Bob Dorr, "Backtracks" delves into obscure rock 'n' roll history, giving Iowans a weekly, in-depth, researched picture of music that is at least 25 years old.

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Backtracks August 29

Aug 30, 2015

It's an all new show focusing on "what I got over summer vacation"!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

BOBBY DENTON-BACK TO SCHOOL

GARY US BONDS-SCHOOL IS IN

CAROLE KING-SCHOOL BELLS ARE RINGING

DALE HAWKINS-BACK TO SCHOOL BLUES

BILLY GARNER-LITTLE SCHOOL GIRL

FRANKIE LYMON & THE TEENAGERS-THE ABC's OF LOVE

CHUBBY CHECKER-THE CLASS

DON & BOB-GOOD MORNIN' LITTLE SCHOOL GIRL

JOHNNY SARDO-LATE LATE LATE TO SCHOOL

SAM COOKE-WONDERFUL WORLD

THE COASTERS-CHARLIE BROWN

Backtracks August 8

Aug 10, 2015

The entire show was supplied by Quad Cities listener Sue Dumanowski's vinyl record collection! This program originally aired 6/13/15.

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

CAPTAIN BEYOND-I CAN'T FEEL NOTHIN' PT 1/AS THE MOON SPEAKS/ASTRAL LADY/AS THE MOON SPEAKS (RETURN)/I CAN'T FEEL NOTHIN' PT 2

FLEETWOOD MAC-SOMEBODY

RORY GALLAGHER-SEVENTH SON OF A SEVENTH SON

THE CHANTAYS-PIPELINE (EXCERPT)

THE DOORS-20TH CENTURY FOX

LED ZEPPELIN-RAMBLE ON

THE JAMES GANG-FUNK 49

SAVOY BROWN-SO TIRED

Backtracks August 1

Aug 1, 2015

This show was reworked with content originally aired 11/17/07 and is comprised of all LIVE performances!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

ELVIS PRESLEY-I DON'T CARE IF THE SUN DON'T SHINE/ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT/SUSPICIOUS MINDS

IKE & TINA TURNER-FINGERPOPPIN'

CHUCK BERRY-REELIN' AND ROCKIN'

THE BEACH BOYS-FUN, FUN, FUN

JOHNNY HORTON-FIRST TRAIN HEADIN' SOUTH

RAMSEY LEWIS-THE IN CROWD (EXCERPT)

THE BEATLES-HELP!

THE YARDBIRDS-LET IT ROCK

THE ANIMALS-DIMPLES

THE ROLLING STONES-UNDER MY THUMB

Backtracks July 25

Jul 25, 2015

This week's show as originally aired on April 11. Check that week's playlist for a complete list of songs

Backtracks July 18

Jul 18, 2015

The last Listener Picks show until October

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

THE EVERLY BROTHERS-WAKE UP LITTLE SUSIE

RICKY NELSON-TRAVELIN' MAN

DAVE MASON-SAD AND DEEP AS YOU

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN-AIN'T GOT YOU

JERRY JEFF WALKER-LA FREEWAY

STEVIE RAY VAUGHN-COULDN'T STAND THE WEATHER

MAJOR LANCE-THE MONKEY TIME

THE GUESS WHO-HEARTBROKEN BOPPER

THE FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS-WRAP IT UP

THE DETROIT WHEELS-SLOW FIZZ

BOBBY WOMACK-I'M LOOKIN' FOR A LOVE

THE BUTTS BAND-BAJA BUS

Backtracks July 11

Jul 11, 2015

It's a 3-fers show!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

ELVIS PRESLEY-DON'T/I WANT YOU, I NEED YOU, I LOVE YOU/IT'S NOW OR NEVER

CAROLE KING-I FEEL THE EARTH MOVE/SMACKWATER JACK/NATURAL WOMAN

SIMON & GARFUNKEL-THE SOUNDS OF SILENCE/WE'VE GOT A GROOVY THING GOIN'

CHET ATKINS-BOO BOO STICK BEAT (EXCERPT)

SIMON & GARFUNKEL-I AM A ROCK

HERMAN'S HERMITS-I'M INTO SOMETHING GOOD/MRS. BROWN.../I UNDERSTAND

THE BEATLES-THE HIPPY SHAKE/ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN/THERE'S A PLACE

Backtracks July 4

Jul 4, 2015

This week's Independence Day show was culled from numerous 4th of July/Summer Specials of the past

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

THE BYRDS-CHIMES OF FREEDOM

RICHIE HAVENS-FREEDOM

CROSBY, STILLS & NASH-FIND THE COST OF FREEDOM

THE BEATLES-REVOLUTION

BIG BROTHER & THE HOLDING CO.-SUMMERTIME

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN-4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK

WALTER MURPHY-A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN (EXCERPT)

STEVE MILLER-LIVIN' IN THE USA

CHUCK BERRY-BACK IN THE USA

MC5-BACK IN THE USA

Backtracks June 27

Jun 27, 2015

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

TERRY TIMMONS-HE'S THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS

GEORGIA LANE-OO-WEE MR. JEFF (PLEASE BE YOURSELF)

HELEN HUMES-YOU PLAYED MY PIANO

DINAH WASHINGTON-DON'T HOLD IT AGAINST ME

KAY STARR-NIGHT TRAIN

HAWKSHAW HAWKINS-RATTLESNAKIN' DADDY

MOON MULLICAN-CHEROKEE BOOGIE

BOYD BENNETT-SEVENTEEN

BILL DOGGETT-SLOW WALK (EXCERPT)

SIR MACK RICE-MUSTANG SALLY

JIMMY STEVENS-SCRAMBLE

THE JIV-A-TONES-FIRE ENGINE BABY

JAMES GALLAGHER-FORD & SHAKER

Backtracks June 13

Jun 13, 2015

The entire show was supplied by Quad Cities listener Sue Dumanowski's vinyl record collection!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

CAPTAIN BEYOND-I CAN'T FEEL NOTHIN' PT 1/AS THE MOON SPEAKS/ASTRAL LADY/AS THE MOON SPEAKS (RETURN)/I CAN'T FEEL NOTHIN' PT 2

FLEETWOOD MAC-SOMEBODY

RORY GALLAGHER-SEVENTH SON OF A SEVENTH SON

THE CHANTAYS-PIPELINE (EXCERPT)

THE DOORS-20TH CENTURY FOX

LED ZEPPELIN-RAMBLE ON

THE JAMES GANG-FUNK 49

SAVOY BROWN-SO TIRED

BLACK OAK ARKANSAS-LORD HAVE MERCY ON MY SOUL

Backtracks June 6

Jun 6, 2015

This week's show is a reprise of the 3-fer program that originally aired 9/20/14. Check that week's playlist for a complete songlist.

Backtracks May 30

May 30, 2015

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

JOAN SHAW-YOU DRIVE ME CRAZY

MICKEY CHAMPION-BAM-A-LAM

ELLA JOHNSON-WHAT A DAY

DOLORES WARE-THRILL-A-DILL

LITTLE ESTHER-T'AINT WHATCHA SAY, IT'S WATCHA DO

JAMES BROWN-PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE

HANK BALLARD & THE MIDNIGHTERS-SWITCHIE WITCHIE TITCHIE

THE PLATTERS-ONLY YOU

TINY BRADSHAW-WALKIN' THE CHALK LINE

SANTO & JOHNNY-SLEEP WALK (EXCERPT)

GARY US BONDS-SCHOOL IS OUT

MYRON LEE-SCHOOL'S OUT

CHUCK REED-NO SCHOOL TOMORROW

Backtracks May 9

May 10, 2015

A LIVE Listener Picks show. All the music picked out by listeners

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

RINGO STARR-A DOSE OF ROCK & ROLL

THE DOORS-SHIP OF FOOLS

THE WHO-JOIN TOGETHER

THE BYRDS-I'LL FEEL A WHOLE LOT BETTER

JACKIE DESHANNON-WHEN YOU WALK IN THE ROOM

STRAWBERRY ALARM CLOCK-RAINY DAY MUSHROOM PILLOW

JOE COCKER-SPACE CAPTAIN

BUDDY KNOX-PARTY DOLL

PETE KLINDT QUINTET-HEY DIDDLE DIDDLE

THE DOOBIE BROS-CHINA GROVE

GRAHAM PARKER-FOOLS GOLD

B J THOMAS-MAMA

Backtracks May 2

Apr 30, 2015

This week's show originally aired 11/15/14. Check that week's playlist for a complete song listing.

Backtracks April 25

Apr 25, 2015

Lots of spotlight segments!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

AL FERRIER-NO NO BABY

BRENDA LEE-ROCK THE BOP

HANK THOMPSON-ROCKIN' IN THE CONGO

LEW WILLIAMS-BOP BOP BA DOO BOP

AUTRY INMAN-BE BOP BABY

WILLIE MAE 'BIG MAMA' THORNTON-JUST LIKE A DOG

LINDA HOPKINS-MY LOVING BABY

BEVERLY WRIGHT-SHAKE TIL I'M SHOOK

LULU REED-SICK & TIRED

THE TEEN BEATS-THE SLOP BEAT (EXCERPT)

J FRANK WILSON-BLACK CAR X

GENE SAVAGE-BIG MACHINE

BOBBY VERNE-RED HOT CAR

Backtracks April 18

Apr 18, 2015

More than 50 people pledged more than $3500 for this fundraising edition of the show. Thankyou, thankyouverymuch! bd

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

FATS DOMINO-I'M IN LOVE AGAIN

SMILEY LEWIS-I HEAR YOU KNOCKIN'

SHIRLEY & LEE-FEEL SO GOOD

EDDIE BO-I'M WISE

BOBBY CHARLES-SEE YOU LATER, ALLIGATOR

ELLA JOHNSON-BRING IT HOME TO ME

ANNISTEEN ALLEN-MY BRAND OF LOVIN'

DOLLY COOPER-TELL ME, TELL ME

LEE DORSEY-MY OLD CAR

BURT KEYES-STOP JIVIN', START DRIVIN'

CARL PERKINS-POP, LET ME HAVE THE CAR

Backtracks April 11

Apr 12, 2015

It's the first EVAH, Legislator Listener Picks show, with all the music suggested by members of the Iowa House of Representatives!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

RUSH-LA VILLA STRANGIATO

THE WHO-LOVE, REIGN O'ER ME

THE ROLLING STONES-(I CAN'T GET NO) SATISFACTION

STEVIE WONDER-I WAS MADE TO LOVE HER

KING CURTIS-SOUL TWIST (EXCERPT)

JEANNIE C. RILEY-HARPER VALLEY PTA

PATSY CLINE-SWEET DREAMS

GLADYS KNIGHT & THE PIPS-MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA

CREAM-CROSSROADS

THE BYRDS-MY BACK PAGES

Backtracks April 4

Apr 4, 2015

Two hours of Bob Dylan songs done by somebody other than Bob + a syndicated special on Dylan & The Band's Basement Tapes

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

GEORGE HARRISON-IF NOT FOR YOU

THE TURTLES-IT AIN'T ME BABE

ROD STEWART-ONLY A HOBO

STEVIE WONDER-BLOWIN' IN THE WIND

JOHNNY WINTER-HIGHWAY 61

CHER-ALL I REALLY WANT TO DO

DINO, DESI, & BILLY-SPANISH HARLEM INCIDENT

ROY BUCHANAN-MULE TRAIN STOMP (EXCERPT)

JIMI HENDRIX-ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER

JANIS JOPLIN-DEAR LANDLORD

JOE COCKER-CATFISH

Backtracks March 28

Mar 28, 2015

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

JIMMY & JOHNNY-SWEET LOVE ON MY MIND

YORK BROS.-EVERYBODY'S TRYIN' TO BE MY BABY

RUTH & AL-REAL GONE PARTY

EVERLY BROS.-'TIL I KISSED YA

THE KALIN TWINS-FORGET ME NOT

TILLMAN FRANKS-HOT ROD SHOTGUN BOOGIE

BOB WILLIAMS-HOT ROD RACE NO. 2

GRAND PAPPY EARL DAVIS-GRANDPAPPY'S HOT ROD BLUES

GEORGE STOGNER-HARDTOP RACE

BILLY BRIGGS-THE BATTERY TO MY HEART

JOHNNY MOORE-A DOLLAR NINETY EIGHT

EARL KING-TIC TAC TOE

ALLEN TOUSSAINT-WORKING IN THE COAL MINE

Backtracks March 21

Mar 21, 2015

Listener Picks show!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

4 JACKS AND A JILL-MASTER JACK

TOMMY JAMES & THE SHONDELLS-CRYSTAL BLUE PERSUASION

MOBY GRAPE-MURDER IN MY HEART FOR THE JUDGE

JIMI HENDRIX-CAPTAIN COCONUT

DIRE STRAITS-SKATEAWAY

ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA-MR. BLUE SKY

TALKING HEADS-CROSSEYED AND PAINLESS

SPECIALS-CONCRETE JUNGLE

DONALD FAGEN-NEW FRONTIER

EDIE BRICKELL & THE NEW BOHEMIANS-WHAT I AM

PATSY CLINE-FADED LOVE

CHRIS MONTEZ-LET'S DANCE

Backtracks March 14

Mar 14, 2015

The whole show is compiled from vinyl compilations!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

JOE CLAY-16 CHICKS   

MILTON ALLEN-DON'T BUG ME BABY

MARTHA CARSON-NOW STOP

JANIS MARTIN-LOVE ME TO PIECES

RIC CARTEY-OOH-EE

THE SHIRELLES-BABY IT'S YOU  

BETTY EVERETT-YOU'RE NO GOOD

THE SHANGRILAS-GIVE HIM A GREAT BIG KISS

THE DIXIE CUPS-PEOPLE SAY

LESLIE GORE-SUNSHINE, LOLLIPOPS & RAINBOWS

EVIE SANDS-I CAN'T LET GO

PHIL HARVEY-BUMBERSHOOT (EXCERPT)

BARRY MC GUIRE-EVE OF DESTRUCTION  

Backtracks March 7

Mar 7, 2015

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

LITTLE SYLVIA-AIN'T GONNA DO IT

MABEL SCOTT-MR. FINE

FAYE ADAMS-I'VE GOTTA LEAVE YOU

ETTA JAMES-MARKET PLACE

LITTLE ESTHER-TALKIN' ALL OUT OF MY HEAD

LITTLE WILLIE JOHN-FEVER

THE 5 ROYALES-MESSIN' UP

HANK BALLARD & THE MIDNIGHTERS-ANNIE'S AUNT FANNIE

BIG JAY MC NEELY-ROCK CANDY (EXCERPT)

BILLY HARLAN-SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK

JERRY LEE LEWIS-HIGH SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL

DON WILLIS-BOPPIN' HIGH SCHOOL BABY

RONNIE ALLEN-HIGH SCHOOL LOVE

Backtracks February 14

Feb 14, 2015

Valentine's LUV show. Rock'n'Roll love songs all afternoon long

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

THE SHIRELLES-DEDICATED TO THE ONE I LOVE

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

ELVIS PRESLEY-A BIG HUNK O' LOVE

THE BEATLES-LOVE ME DO (original single version)

MICKEY & SYLVIA-LOVE IS STRANGE

SAM COOKE-CUPID

CONNIE FRANCIS-STUPID CUPID

OTIS REDDING-DON'T MESS WITH CUPID

JACKIE WILSON-HIGHER & HIGHER

BILLY FURY-THAT'S LOVE

LITTLE JESSE-HUGGIN' (EXCERPT)

Backtracks February 7

Feb 7, 2015

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

HANK BALLARD & THE MIDNIGHTERS-WORK WITH ME ANNIE

ROY BROWN-BOOGIE AT MIDNIGHT

JAMES BROWN-LET'S MAKE IT

CLYDE MC PHATTER & THE DOMINOS-HAVE MERCY BABY

LULA REED-BUMP ON A LOG

LINK WRAY AND THE WRAY MEN-BIG CITY STOMP

JOHNNY 'GUITAR' WATSON-SPACE GUITAR

EDDIE BOND-SLIP, SLIP, SLIPPIN' IN

MARVIN RAINWATER-I CAN'T FORGET

LINK WRAY-CREEPY (EXCERPT)

THE LAMONT CRANSTON BAND-(AIN'T NOBODY HERE BUT US) CHICKENS/GOIN' ON DOWN THE LINE/TAKIN' A CHANCE

Backtracks January 31

Jan 31, 2015

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

MARIE ADAMS-AIN'T CAR CRAZY

HELEN HUMES-WOOJAMACOOJA

ANITA TUCKER-HOP, SKIP & JUMP

LITTLE ESTHER-IF IT'S NEWS TO YOU

GLORIA LYNN-COOL DADDY

WYNONIE HARRIS-BLOODSHOT EYES

OTIS WILLIAMS & THE CHARMS-KO KO MO

JAMES BROWN-THERE MUST BE A REASON

LITTLE WILLIE JOHN-NEED YOUR LOVE SO BAD

EARL BOSTIC-JUNGLE DRUMS (EXCERPT)

THE BYRDS-ALL I REALLY WANT TO DO/POSITIVELY 4TH STREET/SPANISH HARLEM INCIDENT

VAN MORRISON-ST. DOMINIC'S PREVIEW

Backtracks January 24

Jan 25, 2015

This is the monthly LIVE Listener Picks show. All the tunes were suggested by listeners.

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

THE ALLMAN BROS. BAND-JESSICA

STEELY DAN-PEARL OF THE QUARTER

AVERAGE WHITE BAND-CUT THE CAKE

BUDDY HOLLY-NOT FADE AWAY

THE ROLLING STONES-NOT FADE AWAY

JACKIE DE SHANNON-WHEN YOU WALK IN THE ROOM

THE ROLLING STONES-2120 S. MICHIGAN AVE.

PAUL BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND-MELLOW DOWN EASY

RICHIE VALENS-FRAMED

HUMBLE PIE-HALLELUJAH I LOVE HER SO

SMALL FACES-ALL OR NOTHING

Backtracks January 10

Jan 10, 2015

It's my (and Elvis') birthday and I'll play what I want to!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

ELVIS PRESLEY-PUPPET ON A STRING/WITCHCRAFT/TROUBLE

CHUBBY CHECKER-THE TWIST/THE SLOP/PONY TIME

WILSON PICKETT-EVERYBODY NEEDS SOMEBODY TO LOVE/FUNKY BROADWAY/LAND OF 1000 DANCES

KING CURTIS-SOUL TWIST (EXCERPT)

THE ROLLING STONES-AROUND & AROUND/IT'S ALL OVER NOW

THE YARDBIRDS-I'M A MAN/YOU'RE A BETTER MAN THAN I

THE ANIMALS-HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN/WE GOTTA GET OUT OF THIS PLACE

THE KINKS-A WELL RESPECTED MAN/SET ME FREE

Backtracks January 3

Jan 3, 2015

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

MARGIE DAY-SNATCHIN' IT BACK

DAKOTA STATON-DON'T MEAN MAYBE

ROSE MARIE MC COY-DIPPIN' IN MY BUSINESS

ELLA MAE MORSE-HOW CAN YOU LEAVE A MAN LIKE THIS?

BIG MAYBELLE-THAT'S A PRETTY GOOD LOVE

BOOGALOO & HIS GALLANT CREW-COPS & ROBBERS

PRINCE LA LA-SHE PUT THE HURT ON ME

JOHNNIE MORISETTE-MEET ME AT THE TWISTIN' PLACE

SIMS TWINS-SOOTHE ME

CHET ATKINS-BOO BOO STICK BEAT (EXCERPT)

Backtracks December 27

Dec 28, 2014

All songs "suggested" by listeners for this year-end Listener Picks show.

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

BIG MAMA THORNTON-HOUND DOG

SAM COOKE-HAVING A PARTY

MARVIN GAYE-WHAT'S GOIN' ON

THE ALLMAN BROS. BAND-ONE WAY OUT

BACHMAN-TURNER OVERDRIVE-NOT FRAGILE

SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON-ONE WAY OUT

LITTLE FEAT-WILLIN'

JERRY SMITH-TRUCK STOP (EXCERPT)

ELVIS PRESLEY-ONE BROKEN HEART FOR SALE

THE KINKS-WELL RESPECTED MAN

THE BEATLES-THE INNER LIGHT

THE DOORS-SOUL KITCHEN

Backtracks December 20

Dec 20, 2014

This year's Christmas special is comprised of "Best Of" Christmases past. Hour #1 is taken from 12/22/07, hour #2 from 12/23/06, and hour #3 from 12/22/12. Happy Christmas!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

BIG JOE TURNER-CHRISTMAS DATE BOOGIE

DEXTER GORDON-JINGLE JANGLE JUMP

MABEL SCOTT-BOOGIE WOOGIE SANTA CLAUS

JOHNNY MOORE'S 3 BLAZERS-CHRISTMAS EVE, BABY

THE CADILLACS-RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REINDEER

THE DRIFTERS-WHITE CHRISTMAS

THE PENGUINS-JINGLE JANGLE

THE HARMONY GRITS-SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN

Backtracks December 13

Dec 13, 2014

Spotlight segments from the Backtracks Archives this week. Hour #1 originally aired 4/18/09. Hour #2 originally aired 12/14/13. Hour #3 originally aired 10/11/08.

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

BOYD BENNETT-HIT THAT JIVE, JACK

FREDDIE BELL & THE BELL BOYS-ROCKIN' IS MY BUSINESS

JIMMY CAVALLO-

JOE BENNETT & THE SPARKLETONES-ROCKET

FRANKIE BRENT-ROCKIN' SHOES

THE TRENIERS-SAY HEY

PAUL HAMPTON-ROCKIN' DOLL

THE CUES-CRAZY CRAZY PARTY

EDDIE FONTAINE-ONE & ONLY

DOC BAGBY-DUMPLINS (EXCERPT)

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