Backtracks

Saturdays at 2 p.m. on FM News/Studio One

 

Join us for a great afternoon 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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Studio One
4:59 pm
Sat November 22, 2014

Backtracks November 22

It's a combination of new and old shows this afternoon. Hours #1 & 3 originally aired 12/15/12. Hour #2 is brand new for today and features Des Moines area listener Russ Richardson's vinyl LP collection from the early 80s.

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

LAURA LEE PERKINS-KISS ME BABY

DENNIS HERROLD-HIP HIP BABY

GENE HENSLEE-ROCKIN' BABY

BOB LUMAN-RED CADILLAC AND A BLACK MOUSTACHE

RONNIE SMITH-LONG TIME NO LOVE

THE ROLLING STONES-AROUND AND AROUND

MANFRED MANN-BLINDED BY THE LIGHT

TOMMY BOLIN-POST TOASTEE

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Studio One
4:59 pm
Sat November 22, 2014

Backtracks November 22

It's a combination of new and old shows this afternoon. Hours #1 & 3 originally aired 12/15/12. Hour #2 is brand new for today and features Des Moines area listener Russ Richardson's vinyl LP collection from the early 80s.

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

LAURA LEE PERKINS-KISS ME BABY

DENNIS HERROLD-HIP HIP BABY

GENE HENSLEE-ROCKIN' BABY

BOB LUMAN-RED CADILLAC AND A BLACK MOUSTACHE

RONNIE SMITH-LONG TIME NO LOVE

THE ROLLING STONES-AROUND AND AROUND

MANFRED MANN-BLINDED BY THE LIGHT

TOMMY BOLIN-POST TOASTEE

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Studio One
4:59 pm
Sat November 15, 2014

Backtracks November 15

All the music on today's show is taken from the original 45 rpm vinyl record. Hour #1 was supplied from the collection of guitar maker Bob Long, hour #2 was supplied (and hosted) by listeners Joel Carl and Steve Biggs and hour #3 is from my personal collect. Pops and scratches, NO EXTRA CHARGE!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

FATS DOMINO-MARY OH MARY

SAM COOKE-YOU WERE MADE FOR ME

CLYDE MC PHATTER-BABY BABY

BILLY & LILLIE-HAPPINESS

BUDDY KNOX-DEVIL WOMAN

THE EVERLY BROS-LOVE HER

SWINGIN' MEDALLIONS-DON'T CRY NO MORE

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Studio One
4:59 pm
Sat November 8, 2014

Backtracks November 8

Hours #1 and 3 were originally aired 4/5/14, hour #2 is all new and is comprised of "leftover" Listener Picks from the Oct. 25 live show

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

EDDIE COCHRAN AND HANK COCHRAN-GUILTY CONSCIENCE

THE COLLINS KIDS-PARTY

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
4:59 pm
Sat November 1, 2014

Backtracks November 1

An all new for 2014 Halloween special. And, since it's actually All Saints Day, some saintly songs too!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

VAN MORRISON-ST. DOMINIC'S PREVIEW

BOB DYLAN-TOMBSTONE BLUES

CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL-TOMBSTONE SHADOW

BILL HALEY-THE SAINTS ROCK AND ROLL

BELA LA GOLDSTEIN-WHY DO I LOVE

MANN DRAKE-VAMPIRE'S BALL

THE FRANTICS-WEREWOLF (EXCERPT)

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN-IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITY

DR. JOHN-I BEEN HOODOOD

DALTON & DUBARI-HOODOO LOVE

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Studio One
7:01 pm
Sat October 25, 2014

Backtracks October 25

A LIVE Listener Picks show. All the music suggested by Backtracks listeners:

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

VAN MORRISON-HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY

DEREK-CINNAMON

PAUL SIMON-WAS A SUNNY DAY

WINGS-VENUS & MARS/ROCK SHOW

THE ROLLING STONES-DEAD FLOWERS

THE BYRDS-MY BACK PAGES

JOHNNY BURNETTE-TRAIN KEPT A ROLLIN'

DWIGHT TWILLEY-I'M ON FIRE

BIG STAR-FEEL

ELTON JOHN-CAPTAIN FANTASTIC & THE BROWN DIRT COWBOY

THE GRATEFUL DEAD-RIPPLE

ROY ORBISON-DREAM BABY

HUMBLE PIE-BLACK COFFEE

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Studio One
4:59 pm
Sat October 18, 2014

Backtracks October 18

This week's show is a Best Of spotlight segment show featuring spotlights that originally aired 10/10/09, 10/25/08, and 4/18/09

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

THE FASCINATORS-CUDDLE UP WITH CAROLYN

CATHY RYAN-24 HOURS A DAY

THE 5 KEYS-I TOOK YOUR LOVE FOR A TOY

THE HURRICANES-I'LL ALWAYS BE IN LOVE WITH YOU

THE SWALLOWS-IN THE PALM OF MY HAND

THE CHARMS-THE FIRST SIGN OF LOVE

THE MASCOTS-I WANT LOVE

THE ADMIRALS-OH YES

THE DELMORE BROS-PAN AMERICAN BOOGIE

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Studio One
4:59 pm
Sat October 11, 2014

Backtracks October 11

Today's show is a Best Of Spotlight Segment Show with segments originally aired in late 2008 and early 2009

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

JOHNNY BURNETTE'S ROCK'N'ROLL TRIO-ROCKABILLY BOOGIE

CARL PERKINS-DIXIE FRIED

EDDIE BOND-FLIP FLOP MAMA

JUNIOR THOMPSON-RAW DEAL

JERRY LEE LEWIS-END OF THE ROAD

THE MILLER SISTERS-TEN CATS DOWN

BILLY RILEY-ROCK WITH ME BABY

SONNY BURGESS-RED HEADED WOMAN

BARBARA PITTMAN-I NEED A MAN

BRAD SUGGS-CHARCOAL SUIT

STEVE ROLLAND-HOW MANY MILES

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Studio One
10:58 pm
Sun October 5, 2014

Backtracks October 4

Thank you for your pledges of support. We made the 50 call goal in the last minute!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

ELLA MAE MORSE-TEARDROPS FROM MY EYES

VARETTA DILLARD-MERCY, MR. PERCY

BIG MAYBELLE-I'VE GOT A FEELIN'

RUTH BROWN-SWEET BABY OF MINE

BIG BROTHER & THE HOLDING COMPANY-BALL & CHAIN

LINK WRAY-RAWHIDE

JOHNNY BURNETTE & THE ROCK AND ROLL TRIO-THE TRAIN KEPT A ROLLIN'

LINK WRAY-RUMBLE MAMBO

DON WILLIS-WARRIOR SAM

LINK WRAY-MISSING LINK

THE BYRDS-BALLAD OF EASY RIDER

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Studio One
12:08 am
Sun September 14, 2014

Backtracks September 13

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

BOB DYLAN-SUBTERRANEAN HOMESICK BLUES

ELVIN BISHOP-CALLING ALL COWS

BLIND FAITH-PRESENCE OF THE LORD

THE BEATLES-BIRTHDAY

SONS OF CHAMPLIN-ROOFTOP

THE DOORS-LA WOMAN

JACKIE DE SHANNON-WHEN YOU WALK IN THE ROOM

ROBERT PALMER-MAN SMART, WOMAN SMARTER

THE MOODY BLUES-DEPARTURE/RIDE MY SEE-SAW

THE WHO-I CAN SEE FOR MILES

THE GUESS WHO-ALBERT FLASHER

MEL CARTER-HOLD ME, THRILL ME, KISS ME

THE BEATLES-BABY IT'S YOU

VAN MORRISON-DOMINO

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Studio One
4:59 pm
Sat September 6, 2014

Backtracks September 6

I'm baaaack! This afternoon, it's music I got on my summer vacation!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

SMILEY LEWIS-BUMPITY BUMP

BOO BREEDING-COUNTRY WOMAN

GUITAR SLIM-GUITAR SLIM

T-BONE WALKER-RAILROAD STATION BLUES

PEE WEE CRAYTON-DO UNTO OTHERS

LONNIE DONEGAN-ROCK ISLAND LINE

VIPERS-DON'T YOU ROCK ME DADDY

STATION SKIFFLE-HUGGED MY HONEY

THE FRANATICS-STRAIGHT FLUSH (EXCERPT)

THE DONTAYS-DEVIL IN HIS HEART

THE BEATLES-DEVIL IN HER HEART

BARRETT STRONG-MONEY

THE BEATLES-MONEY

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Studio One
4:59 pm
Sat August 30, 2014

Backtracks August 30

The first two hours are reprised from last year's Labor Day special with all the songs having something to do with the work experience (or at least having the word WORK in the title!) Hour #3 is all new and is comprised of Listener Picks "leftover" from the July LIVE show.

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

JANIS JOPLIN-WORK ME LORD

BOB SEGER-I'VE BEEN WORKIN'

SAM COOKE-CHAIN GANG

HANK BALLARD-WORK WITH ME ANNIE

LEE DORSEY-WORKING IN A COAL MINE

DONNA SUMMER-SHE WORKS HARD FOR THE MONEY

THE RONDELS-BACK BEAT NO. 1 (EXCERPT)

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Studio One
4:59 pm
Sat August 23, 2014

Backtracks August 23

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

PRESTON EPPS-BONGO ROCK (EXCERPT)

THE BEATLES-THIS BOY/IF I FELL/AND I LOVE HER

THE YARDBIRDS-SHAPES OF THINGS

THE HOLLIES-STOP STOP STOP

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Studio One
1:35 am
Wed August 13, 2014

Backtracks August 16

Elvis Presley died 37 years ago, Aug. 16, 1977. The first hour of this remembrance program was originally aired Jan. 4, 2014 (check that week's listing for complete song list), hour #2 (3-4pm) is a syndicated special on The King's recordings done at Stax Studios in Memphis in 1973 and 1974, and hour #3 is a syndicated special focusing on the 1968 Comeback Special done in the summer of 1968. Long Live The King!

Studio One
4:59 pm
Sat August 9, 2014

Backtracks August 9

A reprise of the "ABCs of My Personal Vinyl Collection" show that originally aired 2/4/12

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

LAURIE ANDERSON-LET X=X/IT TANGO

THE BAND-RAG MAMA RAG

J J CALE-CLYDE

DEVO-BIG MESS

JOE ELY-MUSTA NOTTA GOTTA LOTTA SLEEP

THE FACES-STAY WITH ME

MARVIN GAYE-LET'S GET IT ON

THE HOODOO RHYTHM DEVILS-I FOUGHT THE LAW

THE ISLEY BROS-IT'S YOUR THING

THE JAMES GANG-WALK AWAY

THE KINGSTON TRIO-M.T.A.

LED ZEPPELIN-DAZED & CONFUSED

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Studio One
4:59 pm
Sat August 2, 2014

Backtracks August 2

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

DENNIS HERROLD-MAKE WITH THE LOVIN'

WELDON ROGERS-SO LONG, GOOD LUCK AND GOODBYE

LAURA LEE PERKINS-I JUST DON'T LIKE THIS KIND OF LIVIN'

JOHNNY GARNER-KISS ME SWEET

LEW WILLIAMS-ABRACADABRA

THE MARVELETTES-PLEASE MR. POSTMAN

THE BEATLES-PLEASE MR. POSTMAN

SHANGRILAS-LEADER OF THE PACK

THE DETERGENTS-LEADER OF THE LAUNDROMAT

DOC BAGBY-DUMPLINS (EXCERPT)

JAN & DEAN-POPSUCLE

THE TODDS-POPSICLE

RAY CHARLES-I CAN'T STOP LOVIN' YOU

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Studio One
3:25 am
Sun July 27, 2014

Backtracks July 26

The entire program was picked out by Listener Suggestion! Thanks for being part of the show. bd

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

CHUCK BERRY-BROWN EYED HANDSOME MAN

THE COOKIES-CHAINS

JAN & DEAN-POPSICLE

THEM-BABY PLEASE DON'T GO

THE MONKEES-STEPPIN' STONE (LIVE '67)

LES DUDEK-OLD JUDGE JONES

ELVIS COSTELLO-ALISON

YOUNG HOLT UNLIMITED-SOULFUL STRUT (EXCERPT)

LYDIA PENSE & COLD BLOOD-I LOVE YOU MORE THAN YOU'LL EVER KNOW

JOANNA CONNER-SOUL'S ON FIRE

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Studio One
4:59 pm
Sat July 19, 2014

Backtracks July 19

The new 3-hour format kicks off with portions of three "classic" Backtracks shows. Hour #1 is from 6/12/10:

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

LULA REED-ROCK LOVE

THE LAMPLIGHTERS-TURN ME LOOSE

CHAMPION JACK DUPREE-WALKING THE BLUES

THE SWALLOWS-IT AIN'T THE MEAT, IT'S THE MOTION

PIGMEAT PETERSON-EV'RYBODY LOVES A FAT MAN

PAUL PEEK-SWEET SKINNY JENNY

THE FOUR MINTS-WOLF

JOE SOUTH-I'M SNOWED

THE SHADES-SPLASHIN'

THE CHANTAYS-PIPELINE (EXCERPT)

JIMMY CASTOR & THE JUNIORS-I PROMISE (TO REMEMBER)

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Studio One
12:57 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Backtracks July 12

It's another "Best Of" show this week with a reprise of the Duos & Duets special that originally aired Apr. 12, 2014. Check that week's post for a complete song list

Studio One
1:21 pm
Fri July 4, 2014

Backtracks July 5

This afternoon's show is a reprise of the 3-FERS show that originally aired February 8, 2014. Check that day's post for a complete song list

Studio One
11:25 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Backtracks June 21

      • Rock Around The Clock (excerpt)
      • Bill Haley & The Comets
      • Best of
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      • Lawdy Miss Clawdy
      • Lloyd Price
      • This Is How It All Began
      • Dream Girl
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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
4:59 pm
Sat June 7, 2014

Backtracks June 7

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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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