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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July 27, 2013

3:00 PM
ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK
Artist : BILL HALEY & THE COMETS
Album : BEST OF
Label : MCA
3:03 PM
I DON’T WANT TO CRY OVER YOU
Artist : THE STRIKES
Album : ESSENTIAL ROCKABILLY-THE IMPERIAL STORY
Label : ONE DAY
3:05 PM
GET OFF MY BACK
Artist : JAY BLUE
Album : ESSENTIAL ROCKABILLY-THE IMPERIAL STORY
Label : ONE DAY
3:06 PM
OH LITTLE GIRL
Artist : JIMMY CRAIG
Album : ESSENTIAL ROCKABILLY-THE IMPERIAL STORY
Label : ONE DAY
3:08 PM
ONLY TEENAGERS ALLOWED
Artist : JACKIE WALKER
Album : ESSENTIAL ROCKABILLY-THE IMPERIAL STORY
Label : ONE DAY
3:10 PM
DIG’N & DATIN’
Artist : GENE HENSLEE
Album : ESSENTIAL ROCKABILLY-THE IMPERIAL STORY
Label : ONE DAY
3:14 PM
DANCE WITH ME HENRY
Artist : ETTA JAMES
Album : BACK BEAT: THE WORLD'S GREATEST ROCK 'N' ROLL DRUMMER-EARL PALMER
Label : ACE
3:17 PM
ROCK ALL NIGHT
Artist : SHIRLEY & LEE
Album : BACK BEAT: THE WORLD'S GREATEST ROCK 'N' ROLL DRUMMER-EARL PALMER
Label : ACE
3:19 PM
KING KONG
Artist : BIG T TYLER
Album : BACK BEAT: THE WORLD'S GREATEST ROCK 'N' ROLL DRUMMER-EARL PALMER
Label : ACE
3:21 PM
KOKO JOE
Artist : DON & DEWEY
Album : DUETS & DUOS OF THE ROCKIN' 50s
Label : MEMBRAN
3:23 PM
LA BAMBA
Artist : RICHIE VALENZ
Album : BEST OF
Label : DEL-FI
3:26 PM
DRUM VILLAGE (EXCERPT)
Artist : EARL PALMER
Album : BACK BEAT: THE WORLD'S GREATEST ROCK 'N' ROLL DRUMMER-EARL PALMER
Label : ACE
3:30 PM
I’M COMING HOME
Artist : CARL MANN
Album : NONE (ORIGINAL 45 RPM RECORD)
Label : PHILIPS
3:32 PM
WING DING
Artist : JOEY DEE & THE STARLIGHTERS
Album : NONE (ORIGINAL 45 RPM RECORD)
Label : ROULETTE
3:34 PM
BABY, DON’T DO IT
Artist : FIVE ROYALES
Album : NONE (ORIGINAL 45 RPM RECORD)
Label : TODD RECORDS
3:37 PM
I’M INTO SOMETHING GOOD
Artist : EARL JEAN
Album : NONE (ORIGINAL 45 RPM RECORD)
Label : COLPIX
3:40 PM
I WISH YOU WOULD
Artist : JOHN HAMMOND
Album : NONE (ORIGINAL 45 RPM RECORD)
Label : RED BIRD
3:43 PM
BOOGALOO DOWN BROADWAY
Artist : FANTASTIC JOHNNY C
Album : NONE (ORIGINAL 45 RPM RECORD)
Label : PHIL-L.A. OF SOUL
3:48 PM
I WISH YOU WOULD
Artist : JOHN HAMMOND
Album : SOLO LIVE
Label : VANGUARD
3:51 PM
BABY, DON’T DO IT
Artist : THE BAND
Album : BEST OF
Label : CAPITOL
3:56 PM
BOSS (EXCERPT)
Artist : THE RUMBLERS
Album : TEEN BEAT VOL. 5
Label : ACE
4:00 PM
I’M INTO SOMETHING GOOD
Artist : HERMAN’S HERMITS
Album : NONE (ORIGINAL 45 RPM RECORD)
Label : MGM
4:02 PM
AIR TRAVEL
Artist : CHRIS FARLOWE
Album : JOHN, PAUL, GEORGE, DAVE, BRIAN, TONY & MORE
Label : ROCK HISTORY RECORDS
4:04 PM
I GOT MY MOJO WORKING
Artist : ALEXIS KORNER’S BLUES INC
Album : JOHN, PAUL, GEORGE, DAVE, BRIAN, TONY & MORE
Label : ROCK HISTORY RECORDS
4:07 PM
IT’S JUST A MATTER OF TIME
Artist : MIKE BERRY & THE OUTLAWS
Album : JOHN, PAUL, GEORGE, DAVE, BRIAN, TONY & MORE
Label : ROCK HISTORY RECORDS
4:09 PM
DON’T EVER CHANGE
Artist : BRIAN POOLE AND THE TREMELOES
Album : JOHN, PAUL, GEORGE, DAVE, BRIAN, TONY & MORE
Label : ROCK HISTORY RECORDS
4:14 PM
WEEP NO MORE MY BABY
Artist : JOHNNY KIDD & THE PIRATES
Album : JOHN, PAUL, GEORGE, DAVE, BRIAN, TONY & MORE
Label : ROCK HISTORY RECORDS
4:19 PM
NIGHT TIME
Artist : THE STRANGELOVES
Album : SMASH BOOM BANG
Label : ACE
4:23 PM
GIRLS DON’T TRUST THAT BOY
Artist : PATTY LACE & THE PETTICOATS
Album : SMASH BOOM BANG
Label : ACE
4:25 PM
SORROW
Artist : THE MC COYS
Album : SMASH BOOM BANG
Label : ACE
4:28 PM
CALIFF BOOGIE (EXCERPT)
Artist : THE TEEN BEATS
Album : TEEN BEAT VOL. 2
Label : ACE
4:30 PM
EVERYTHING I DO GONH BE FUNKY
Artist : DON COVAY
Album : ROLLING WITH THE PUNCHES-ALLEN TOUSSAINT SONGBOOK
Label : ACE
4:33 PM
HERE COMES THE GIRLS
Artist : ERNIE K-DOE
Album : ROLLING WITH THE PUNCHES-ALLEN TOUSSAINT SONGBOOK
Label : ACE
4:36 PM
HERCULES
Artist : BOZ SCAGGS
Album : ROLLING WITH THE PUNCHES-ALLEN TOUSSAINT SONGBOOK
Label : ACE
4:40 PM
WHAT DO YOU WANT THE GIRL TO DO?
Artist : LOWELL GEORGE
Album : ROLLING WITH THE PUNCHES-ALLEN TOUSSAINT SONGBOOK
Label : ACE
4:46 PM
SHEEP
Artist : PINK FLOYD
Album : ANIMALS
Label : COLUMBIA
4:57 PM
INTERLUDE (EXCERPT)
Artist : MATTHEW FISHER
Album : JOURNEY'S END
Label : RCA

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Backtracks
11:42 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Backtracks December 14

LOTS of 70s music on this week's show! Hour #1 deals with artists associated with the Warner Bros. labels including Bonnie Raitt, Jimmy Cliff, Martin Mull, and The Allman Bros. Band. Hour #2 focuses on the country-rock sound from The Byrds to Jerry Jeff Walker to Poco to Pure Prairie League.

Backtracks
11:11 pm
Sun December 1, 2013

Backtracks December 7

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!

This show originally aired 6/22/13

Backtracks
8:41 pm
Thu November 28, 2013

Backtracks November 30

It's time for the annual Feast Of Leftovers! We'll listen to songs we've yet to hear from compilation boxsets, selections that did not make recent theme shows, a few of my 45 rpm "rekkids" and a bunch of leftover listener picks that I didn't have time to play on last week's LIVE requestfest.

Backtracks
12:46 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Backtracks November 23

It's time for the monthly LIVE Listener Picks show. YOU pick the tunes! I'll have listener suggestions from Facebook friends, emails, and your calls. Advance requests taken at bob.dorr@bobdorr.com Remember, all the music on this show is at least 25 years old.

Backtracks
2:53 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Backtracks November 16

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.

This show originally aired 3/30/13

Backtracks
11:15 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Backtracks November 9

An all new spotlight segment show with sets showcasing 50s New Orleans rock'n'roll; some Answer Songs of the early 60s; some previously unreleased takes by Van Morrison and Sly & The Family Stone; and a blues set with John Mayall and John Lee Hooker with Canned Heat.

Backtracks
12:43 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Backtracks November 2

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

This show originally aired 6/1/13

Backtracks
12:02 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Backtracks October 26

It's the ghost of Halloween Backtracks past!

Backtracks
12:33 am
Sat October 19, 2013

Backtracks October 19

Recently a long-time friend of mine contacted me saying that she was doing so much traveling that she no longer had time for her hard copy CDs and did I want them. She gave me THREE HUNDRED! So this week's show is all songs from those CDs that recently found a home at my house! Including tunes by Ruth Brown, The Isley Bros., and a rare live Kinks song. It's kind of like treasure hunting!

Backtracks
4:46 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Backtracks October 12

It's an all new spotlight segment show with segments on British rockabillys of the late 50s; some answer songs of the early 60s; some 45 rpm "rekkids" from my personal collection; and some rock'n'roll instrumentals that we didn't hear last week on the all instrumental show. I'll be hosting the show LIVE so I can acknowledge and thank you for your calls of support on this important fundraising edition of the program (pledge at 88-971-8815 or on line at iowapublicradio.org)

Backtracks
4:38 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Backtracks October 5

No Words Aloud! It's a reprise of the all instrumental show originally aired May 18th

Backtracks
11:28 pm
Sun September 22, 2013

Backtracks September 28

The Zombies are coming! The Zombies are coming! This week's show spotlights the music of the mid 60s British Invasion with an emphasis on The Zombies, who's set at the Maximum Ames Music Festival will be broadcast LIVE by IPR tonight starting at 7pm!

Backtracks
1:49 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Backtracks September 21

A sampling of recent acquisitions for the show spotlighting 50s British rockabillies, some "answer" songs, and some "Country Funk" of the early 70s. Plus, LOTS of listener picks leftover from last week's live requestfest.

Backtracks
11:04 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Backtracks September 14

I'm kicking off the Fall production season with a LIVE listener picks show featuring listener suggestions from email, Facebook friends, and YOUR calls! Advance requests taken at bob.dorr@bobdorr.com or call during the show. Don't forget, all the music on the program is at least 25 years old!

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.

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