Backtracks on IPR Studio One

Saturdays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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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May 25, 2013

3:00 PM
OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS
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7:12 PM
FREEDOM
Artist : RICHIE HAVENS
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7:13 PM
RUBY BABY
Artist : TONY SHERIDAN
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7:13 PM
TALL PAUL/BEACH PARTY
Artist : ANNETTE
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7:14 PM
THE BIRDS AND THE BEES
Artist : JEWEL AKENS
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7:14 PM
WITH A GIRL LIKE YOU
Artist : THE TROGGS (REG PRESLEY)
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7:15 PM
I CAN’T CONTROL MYSELF
Artist : THE TROGGS (REG PRESLEY)
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7:15 PM
RECOVERY
Artist : FONTELLA BASS
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7:16 PM
LET THERE BE DRUMS (EXCERPT)
Artist : SANDY NELSON
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7:17 PM
HANDY MAN
Artist : JIMMIE JONES
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7:17 PM
HAVING A WILD WEEKEND
Artist : THE DAVE CLARK 5 (RICK HUXLEY)
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7:18 PM
YELLOW BALLOON
Artist : THE YELLOW BALLOON (DON GRADY)
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7:19 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (WEAR SOME FLOWERS IN YOUR HAIR)
Artist : SCOTT MC KENZIE
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7:19 PM
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE/CHAPTER II
Artist : SCOTT MC KENZIE
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7:21 PM
THE GAMES PEOPLE PLAY/WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES
Artist : JOE SOUTH
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7:21 PM
EMERALD EYES
Artist : FLEETWOOD MAC (BOB WELCH)
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7:22 PM
OUTA-SPACE (EXCERPT)
Artist : BILLY PRESTON
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10:06 PM
4:00
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10:07 PM
BLACK & WHITE
Artist : FLASH (PETER BANKS)
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10:08 PM
SPACE STATION #5
Artist : MONTROSE
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10:23 PM
GOOD MORNING LITTLE SCHOOL GIRL
Artist : TEN YEARS AFTER (ALVIN LEE)
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10:24 PM
SLOW WALK (EXCERPT)
Artist : SIL AUSTIN
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10:25 PM
TRY IT ONE MORE TIME
Artist : THE ALLMAN BROS. BAND (DAN TOLER)
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10:26 PM
LAZY
Artist : DEEP PURPLE (JON LORD)
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10:26 PM
LULLABYE LETTER
Artist : SOFT MACHINE (KEVIN AYERS)
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10:27 PM
RING ME UP
Artist : DIVINYLS (CHRISTINA AMPHLETT)
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10:27 PM
CHATURANG
Artist : RAVI SHANKAR
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10:28 PM
YOU’RE STILL ON MY MIND
Artist : GEORGE JONES
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10:28 PM
INTERLUDE (EXCERPT)
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Backtracks
5:18 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Backtracks September 7

It's an all new potpourri spotlight segment/leftover show, including spotlights on early rock'n'roll women of the 50s, some early 60s British Beat bands, and some leftovers from last week's Work Song Labor Day special.

Backtracks
9:14 pm
Sun August 25, 2013

Backtracks August 31

I'll be "workin' it" on Backtracks for this Labor Day weekend, with all the songs having something to do with the work experience (or at least having the word WORK in the title!) including work tunes from Sam Cooke, Bob Seger, Roy Orbison, Bruce Springsteen, and Steely Dan.

Backtracks
11:57 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Backtracks August 24

Vacation is over! It's Back-To-School Time! Hour number one is all songs about school with tunes by Chuck Berry, The Yardbirds, Steely Dan, and The Ramones in the mix. Hour number two has UNI's new President, Bill Ruud as the guest DJ! We'll meet the new Prez and hear his picks including music by The Rolling Stones, Zager & Evans, and The Music Explosion. It's Rock'n'Roll 101 on this Back-To-School edition.

Backtracks
4:28 pm
Sat August 3, 2013

Backtracks August 17

It's time for the annual Elvis Presley Special (Aug. 16 was the anniversary of his passing) Hits, live recordings, songs from his movies, interviews with fans and even a few words from Ed Sullivan in 1957!

This show originally aired 1/5/13

Backtracks
3:33 pm
Sat August 3, 2013

Backtracks August 10

Another spotlight segment show including Duos of the 50s like The Collins Kids and Shirley & Lee, some British Beat Bands of the 60s, plus some Iowa rock 'n' rollers including Truth & Janey and Madness. AND, the entire final hour is comprised of car songs, left over from last week's You Drive Me Crazy special.

This show originally aired 5/11/13

Backtracks
2:45 pm
Sun July 21, 2013

Backtracks August 3

It's the reprise of the You Drive Me Crazy special that originally aired May 4th, with all the songs about cars and the driving experience!

Backtracks
3:53 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Backtracks July 27

It's an all new potpourri spotlight segment show, with the spotlight changing every 15 minutes or so and including 50s rockabilly music from the vaults of Imperial Records, some more 45 rpm "rekkids" from the Des Moines collector Sam Salomone and a set of 70s hits written by Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame songwriter Allen Toussaint.

Backtracks
3:44 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Backtracks July 20

The show includes a spotlight on early 50s crossover label Red Robin Records; a spotlight on Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame sideman Earl Palmer and the entire second hour is compromised of "leftover" listener picks that were not played on last week's live requestfest!

Backtracks
6:35 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Backtracks July 13

It's the first LIVE listener picks show in six months! All the music on the show will be picked out by listeners. Advance requests: bob.dorr@bobdorr.com or call during the program: 800-772-2440 ext. 5.  Remember, all the music on Backtracks is at least 25 years old. YOU pick out the tunes!

Backtracks
1:32 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Backtracks July 6

This week's show is a reprise of the 3-fers show that originally aired 2/16/13

Backtracks
1:29 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Backtracks June 29

This week's show is a reprise of the April 13th show spotlighting my 45 rpm record collection. Pops and scratches at no extra cost!

Backtracks
9:38 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Backtracks June 22

It's the return of LONG SONGS night! Every song is at least 8 1/2 minutes long. The entire two-hour show is covered by eight songs!

Backtracks
12:42 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Backtracks June 15

It's an all new spotlight segment show including spots on 50s rock'n'roll women like Janis Martin and Colleen Carson; early 60s crossover artists Titus Turner and Tommy Tucker; a few more tracks from the new Duane Allman and Steve Stills box sets; and mid 70s tracks from Ry Cooder and Robert Palmer.

Backtracks
11:28 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Backtracks June 8

Lots of spotlight segments including 50s Rock 'n' Roll duos; some early 60s instrumentals; a remembrance of Door's keyboard play Ray Manzerak and some summer songs by Mungo Jerry and Alice Cooper.

Backtracks
1:45 am
Tue May 28, 2013

Backtracks June 1

Someone else picks out the tunes this week! Des Moines listener Sam Salomone shares his extensive 45 rpm record collection in hour #1 and Waterloo listener Gemma Hoyden shares her knowledge and personal library on the British Pub Rock scene of the 70s in hour #2

Backtracks
3:24 pm
Sun May 19, 2013

Backtracks May 25

It's the annual Memorial Day weekend remembrance edition of the show, remembering rock and rollers who have passed on during the last two years, including music by Annette, Reg Presley (Troggs singer) Ronnie Montrose, Jon Lord, Alvin Lee, and Tony Sheridan.

Backtracks
2:53 am
Thu May 16, 2013

Backtracks May 18

Long promised, finally delivered! NO WORDS ALOUD! It's an all instrumental show from the twangy guitar of Duane Eddy, to 60s soul grooves, the Hippie jams and early electronica. Great music, NO words!

Backtracks
8:42 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Backtracks May 11

Another spotlight segment show including Duos of the 50s like The Collins Kids and Shirley & Lee, some British Beat Bands of the 60s, plus some Iowa rock 'n' rollers including Truth & Janey and Madness. AND, the entire final hour is comprised of car songs, left over from last week's You Drive Me Crazy special.

Backtracks
1:05 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Backtracks April 27

Lots of spotlight segments including Rockin' Women of the 50s like The Bobbettes and Brenda Lee, early vocal duets and duos, British Beat bands of the early 60s and some more of my vinyl 45rpm records including a half-hour of Iowa rock'n'rollers like The Neoterics and Midnight Sam

Backtracks
2:49 am
Thu April 11, 2013

Backtracks April 13

All the music on this week's show comes directly from the original vinyl 45 rpm record (pops and scratches at no extra charge!) including singles by The Syndicate of Sound, The Turtles, Desmond Dekker & The Aces, The Trashmen, Badfinger, and The Mc Coys.

Backtracks
3:55 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Backtracks Saturday, March 30, 2013

Lots of spotlight segments including Rockin' Women of the 50s, some more song comparisons, British Beat of the early 60s (pre British Invasion) some more of my 45 rpm "rekid" collection, and a few selections from the new Duane Allman Restrospective box set.

Backtracks
3:54 pm
Sat March 23, 2013

Backtracks Saturday, March 23, 2013

LOTS of spotlight segments including 45rpm records from my personal collection (pops and scratches at no extra charge!); more song comparisons between the hit versions and the original not so famous versions; and some tracks from the new 7-CD Duane Allman Retrospective Boxset.

Backtracks
12:00 pm
Sat March 16, 2013

Backtracks Saturday, March 16, 2013

A spotlight segment show including rock 'n' roll duets & duos of the 50s, some more song comparisons between the hit version and it's not so famous original version, some Irish rockers in celebration of St. Patrick's Day weekend and tributes to recently passed English guitar heros Alvin Lee and Peter Banks.

Backtracks
12:00 pm
Sat March 9, 2013

Backtracks Saturday, March 9, 2013

It's a LIVE fundraising edition of the show! Music segments include spotlights on "50s Girls", "Duets in Rock'n'Roll History", some "Hippie 60s On Vinyl" and some listener picks that have come in via email in recent weeks. Hopefully IPR's Music Director Al Schares and I will be reading your name and thanking you on-air for your financial pledge in support of this locally produced rock'n'roll history show. Pledge at 800-971-8815 or iowapublicradio.org

Backtracks
12:00 pm
Sat March 2, 2013

Backtracks Saturday, March 2, 2013

It's an all new potpourri spotlight segment show including spotlights on rock'n'roll duets of the 50s, some early 60s releases from the vaults of ABC-Paramount Records, some song comparisons between the hit version and the NOT so famous original version, and lots and lots of listener suggestions leftover from last week's Listener Picks show.

Backtracks
12:00 pm
Sat February 23, 2013

Backtracks Saturday, February 23, 2013

A combination of new acquisitions and listener picks. The show needs to be prerecorded by Wednesday night 2/20, so if you have song suggestions, get them to me by then! bob.dorr@bobdorr.com

Backtracks
10:34 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Backtracks Saturday, February 16, 2013

Three times the fun! A 3-fers edition of the show gives us 3 songs by each featured band or artist.

Backtracks
10:34 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Backtracks Saturday, February 9, 2013

An all new spotlight segment show with rockabilly music originally released on the Capitol label in the 50s, including songs by Gene Vincent and Wanda Jackson plus British Invasion sounds of The Pretty Things and The Mersey Beats and some women who rocked the 80s like Chrissie Hynde and Annie Lennox. And that's just in the FIRST hour!

Backtracks
10:33 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Backtracks Saturday, February 2, 2013

Women in rock'n'roll history with a special half hour devoted to Shaun Murphy

Backtracks
10:32 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Backtracks Saturday, January 26, 2013

Because of some construction updates going on at the IPR Cedar Falls studios, I'm unable to do a LIVE edition of Backtracks this month, but that's not stopping us from a "listener picks" version of the show. It's music suggested by listeners via email, Facebook, US Mail, and phone message this week!

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