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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Blue Avenue November 29

Nov 29, 2015

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

FIONA BOYES-SMOKESTACK LIGHTNING

SUGARRAY RAYFORD-LIVE TO LOVE AGAIN

WEE WILLIE WALKER-FUNKY WAY

TAD ROBINSON-WHILE YOU WERE GONE

ZORA YOUNG w/LITTLE MIKE & THE TORNADOES-I'VE BEEN A FOOL TOO LONG

JOE LOUIS WALKER-YOUNG GIRL BLUES

JOE LOUIS WALKER-GOSPEL BLUES (EXCERPT)

RUSH CLEVELAND-THEN I MET YOU

THE LAKE PATROL-I'M A HOG FOR YOU BABY

THE JIMMYS-WHAT GIVES

MITCH WOODS-STORY OF CLUB 88/BROKE

D'MAR & GILL-I FELL IN LOVE WITH THE BLUES

Backtracks November 28

Nov 28, 2015

A Listener Picks edition of the show!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

CHUBBY CHECKER-LIMBO ROCK

THE NASHVILLE TEENS-TOBACCO ROAD

STEVIE RAY VAUGHN-SUPERSTITION

KING BISCUIT BOY-YOU DONE TORE YOUR PLAYHOUSE DOWN

JOHN D. LOUDERMILK-TOBACCO ROAD

THE LOVIN' SPOONFUL-NASHVILLE CATS

BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD-NOWADAYS CLANCY CAN'T EVEN SING

JOHN FOGERTY-CHANGE IN THE WEATHER

KLAATU-CALLING OCCUPANTS OF INTERPLANETARY CRAFT

COUNTRY JOE & THE FISH-FISH CHEER/I FEEL LIKE I'M FIXIN' TO DIE RAG

Backtracks November 7

Nov 7, 2015

Hour #1 is all Leftover Listener Picks from the Oct. 24 LIVE show

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

JIM CROCE-RAPID ROY THAT STOCK CAR BOY

JOE COCKER-DELTA LADY

SPIRIT-CADILLAC COWBOYS

JOHN PRINE-ILLEGAL SMILE

BOB DYLAN-SHELTER FROM THE STORM

THE GRATEFUL DEAD-STANDING ON THE MOON

HUGH MASEKELA-GRAZIN' IN THE GRASS (EXCERPT)

LED ZEPPELIN-TANGERINE

GRAND FUNK RAILROAD-PEOPLE LET'S STOP THE WAR

SYD BARRETT-GIGOLO AUNT

BUBBLE PUPPY-HOT SMOKE AND SASAFRASS

THE 5 KEYS-LING TING TONG

Backtracks October 31

Oct 31, 2015

The annual Halloween Spooktacular!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

BILLY DI MARCO-DRAC'S BACK

THE VERDICTS-THE MUMMY'S BALL

THE NEW TRENDS-SPOOKSVILLE

JOHN ZACHERLE-COOLEST LITTLE MONSTER

THE KAC-TIES-MR. WEREWOLF

ALLEN SHERMAN-MY SON THE VAMPIRE

BILLY LEE RILEY-THE NIGHTMARE MASH

SCREAMIN' JAY HAWKINS-FRANKENSTEIN'S PARTY

THE MARKETTES-OUT OF LIMITS (EXCERPT)

DAVID SEVILLE-WITCH DOCTOR

LAVERNE BAKER-VOODOO VOODOO

THE GREEN SLIME-THE GREEN SLIME

BOBBY PICKETT-ME & MY MUMMY

Backtracks October 24

Oct 24, 2015

All songs suggested by listeners!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

STEPHEN STILLS-RING OF LOVE

VAN MORRISON-DID YE GET HEALED

ELVIS COSTELLO-WATCHING THE DETECTIVES

SLADE-RUN RUNAWAY

JACKIE DE SHANNON-WHEN YOU WALK IN THE ROOM

THE YARDBIRDS-HAPPENINGS TEN YEARS TIME AGO

MOODY BLUES-EVENING

FLYING LIZARDS-MONEY

GRAHAM NASH-MILITARY MADNESS

THE MARVELLETTES-DON'T MESS WITH BILL

BE BOP DELUXE-PANIC IN THE WORLD

VELVET UNDERGROUND-WHITE LIGHT/WHITE HEAT

Backtracks October 17

Oct 17, 2015

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

CLIFF JOHNSON-GO AWAY HOUND DOG

TOMMY SCOTT-CAT MUSIC

AL TERRY-WATCH DOG

BILL FLAGG-GO CAT GO

DON WOOD-BIRD DOG

JOE MONTGOMERY-COOL CAT

ETTA JAMES-TOUGH MARY

THE SENSATIONS-LET ME IN

THE DELLS-ETERNALLY

CLARENCE 'FROGMAN' HENRY-A LITTLE TOO MUCH

THE RUMBLERS-BOSS (EXCERPT)

WAYNE FONTANA-PAMELA PAMELA

ERIC BURDON & THE ANIMALS-SEE SEE RIDER

THE SMOKE-MY FRIEND JACK

THE HOLLIES-CARRIE-ANNE

WILD UNCERTAINTY-A MAN WITHOUT MONEY

Backtracks October 10

Oct 10, 2015

A "Best Of" show comprised of segments from many shows in 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

Backtracks October 3

Oct 3, 2015

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

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

THE TEMPTATIONS-PSYCHEDELIC SHACK

HUMBLE PIE-C'MON EVERYBODY

SHADOWS OF KNIGHT-GLORIA

JIMI HENDRIX-ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER

STEPPENWOLF-MAGIC CARPET RIDE

T-REX-RIDE A WHITE SWAN

EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER-FROM THE BEGINNING

QUEEN-'39

BLIND FAITH-WELL ALL RIGHT

THE GRATEFUL DEAD-US BLUES

LITTLE FEAT-SPANISH MOON

TONY JOE WHITE-POLK SALAD ANNIE

Backtracks September 26

Sep 26, 2015

It's a fundraising edition of the show. Make a pledge to keep it going: 800-235-2665 or www.iowapublicradio.org

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

CAROL JARVIS-LITTLE RED ROOSTER

VICKY LEE-GOIN' BACK HOME TO MAMA

BETTY JEAN MORRIS-SHACK DADDY

RUTH BROWN-WHAT'D I SAY

WILLIE MAE THORNTON-MY MAN CALLED ME

THE TEMPTATIONS-GET READY

THE FALCONS-YOU'RE SO FINE

MARTHA & THE VANDELLAS-JIMMY MACK

JR. WALKER-CLEO'S MOOD (EXCERPT)

THE BYRDS-THE TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGIN'/MR. TAMBORINE MAN/CHIMES OF FREEDOM

Backtracks September 19

Sep 19, 2015

LOTS of spotlight segments!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

LARRY WILLIAMS-HIGH SCHOOL DANCE

CLIFF RICHARD-WORKING AFTER SCHOOL

HUELYN DUVALL-TEEN QUEEN

EDDIE COCHRAN-C'MON EVERYBODY

BOBBY RYDELL-SWINGIN' SCHOOL

DEE CLARK-HEY LITTLE GIRL

CHUCK BERRY-ALMOST GROWN

THE KNOCKOUTS-RIOT IN ROOM 3C

BOBBY NELSON QUARTET-ZAPP

RUSTY ISABEL-FIREWATER

PHIL UPCHURCH COMBO-YOU CAN'T SIT DOWN

LINK WRAY-TIJUANA (EXCERPT)

MARVIN GAYE-I'LL BE DOGGONE

Backtracks September 12

Sep 14, 2015

This show is a "Best Of" culled from two different all instrumental shows, 5/18/13 and 5/10/14

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

DUANE EDDY-THEME FROM PETER GUNN

ARTHUR SMITH-GUITAR BOOGIE

CHET ATKINS-TWEEDLE DEE

LINK WRAY & HIS WRAYMEN-RAW-HIDE

AL CASEY-RAMROD

FLOYD CRAMER-FLIP, FLOP & BOP

FATS DOMINO-FATS FRENZY

JERRY LEE LEWIS-GETTIN' IN THE MOOD

THE ROYAL KINGS-BOUNCIN' THE BOOGIE

CAMILLE HOWARD-X-TEMPORANEOUS BOOGIE

DAVE 'BABY' CORTEZ-RINKY DINK (EXCERPT)

THE BELAIRS-MR. MOTO

Backtracks September 5

Sep 5, 2015

Labor Day "Best Of" ShowThis first hour suggested by listener Dan Messerschmidt, focusing on The Muscle Shoals Sound VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGSARTHUR ALEXANDER-YOU BETTER MOVE ONARTHUR CONLEY-SWEET SOUL MUSICWILSON PICKETT-LAND 1000 DANCESETTA JAMES-I'D RATHER GO BLINDCLARENCE CARTER-SLIP AWAYARETHA FRANKLIN-I NEVER LOVED A MAN (THE WAY I LOVE YOU)OTIS REDDING-YOU LEFT THE WATER RUNNINGJAMES & BOBBY PURIFY-I'M YOUR PUPPETJIMMY HUGHES-STEAL AWAYYOUNG-HOLT UNLIMITED-SOULFUL STRUTWILSON PICKETT w/Duane Allman-HEY JUDERB GREAVES-TAKE A LETTER MARIASTAPLE SINGERS-I'LL TAKE YOU

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

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