Backtracks

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

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 February 22

Feb 22, 2014

The Zombies are coming! The Zombies are coming! No, really, the entire concert performed by Rod Argent, Colin Blunstone and The Zombies at last Fall's Maximum Ames Music Festival makes up most of this week's show!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

THE ZOMBIES-SHE'S NOT THERE

BILLY J. KRAMER & THE DAKOTAS-BAD TO ME

HERMAN'S HERMITS-JUST A LITTLE BIT BETTER

THE SEARCHERS-LOVE POTION #9

WAYNE FONTANA & THE MINDBENDERS-IT'S JUST A LITTLE BIT TOO LATE

GERRY & THE PACEMAKERS-HOW DO YOU DO IT?

Backtracks February 15

Feb 15, 2014

It's a lovefest on this Valentine's weekend edition of the show. Every song has the word love in the title!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

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

JACK SCOTT-TRUE TRUE LOVE

CLYDE MC PHATTER-LOVEY DOVEY

DEE DEE SHARP-ROCK ME IN THE CRADLE OF LOVE

THE RONETTES-BABY, I LOVE YOU

MAMAS & PAPAS-WORDS OF LOVE

THE YARDBIRDS-FOR YOUR LOVE

YOUNG RASCALS-GOOD LOVIN'

OTIS REDDING-I'VE BEEN LOVING YOU TOO LONG

BUDDY HOLLY-WORDS OF LOVE

The Zombies - A Reflection

Feb 14, 2014

In 1966, I was the drummer in my Jr. High Band, (Sudlow Jr High in Davenport) Tortoise & The Hair. Like all the other basement/garage bands in the Quad Cities, our song list included lots of British Invasion songs. Also, like all the other bands in the area, we played She's Not There by The Zombies. That means my connection to The Zombies music is now 48 years old! I have never heard them play live, but Saturday, Feb.

Backtracks February 8

Feb 8, 2014

It's a 3-fers edition of the show, three songs from each of the featured artists.

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF THE SHOW

PETE SEEGER-WHERE HAVE ALL THE FLOWERS GONE/TURN TURN TURN/LITTLE BOXES

THE EVERLY BROS-DEVOTED TO YOU/WHEN WILL I BE LOVED/IT'S ALL OVER

JOHNNY RIVERS-WHERE HAVE ALL THE FLOWERS GONE/SEVENTH SON/SECRET AGENT MAN

LONNIE MACK-WHAM (EXCERPT)

3:30

STEVIE WONDER-I WAS MADE TO LOVE HER/UP TIGHT/HEY LOVE

THE KNICKERBOCKERS-LIES/ONE TRACK MIND/HIGH ON LOVE

CLASSICS IV-SPOOKY/STORMY/SUNNY

Backtracks February 1

Feb 1, 2014

50s rockabilly, a few tracks from The Beatles Live on the BBC vol. 2 and lots and lots of leftover Listener Picks from last week's live requestfest!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

JOHNNY BURNETTE & THE ROCK AND ROLL TRIO-HONEY HUSH

DON WOODY-BARKING UP THE WRONG TREE

JOHNNY HORTON-I'M COMING HOME

GUY MITCHELL-ROCKABILLY

CARL PERKINS-JIVE AFTER FIVE

THE BEATLES-LEND ME YOUR COMB/SURE TO FALL/HONEY DON'T

BRIAN POOLE & THE TREMELOES-TWISTIN' THE NIGHT AWAY/THINGS/RETURN TO SENDER

Backtracks January 25

Jan 25, 2014

The monthly Listener Picks show!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

THE EVERLY BROS-MUSKRAT

THE JAYNETTES-SALLY GO ROUND THE ROSES

PAUL SIMON-KODACHROME

JACKIE DE SHANNON-WHEN YOU WALK IN THE ROOM

THE SEARCHERS-WHEN YOU WALK IN THE ROOM

CREAM-SITTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD

THE AMBOY DUKES-JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE MIND

THE RUMBLERS-BOSS (EXCERPT)

LINDA RONSTADT-WHEN WILL I BE LOVED/WILLIN'

BOB DYLAN & THE BAND-LIKE A ROLLING STONE

JOE COCKER-WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS

Backtracks January 18

Jan 18, 2014

A two hour tour through my 45 rpm REKKID collection. As always, pops and scratches at no extra charge!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

THE BIG BOPPER-BIG BOPPER'S WEDDING

HUEY SMITH AND THE CLOWNS-JUST A LONELY CLOWN

JOHNNY CASH-ALL OVER AGAIN

ROY HAMILTON-DON'T LET GO

ELVIS PRESLEY-NEW ORLEANS

ELVIS PRESLEY-LOVER DOLL

BOBBY DARIN-MACK THE KNIFE

SAM COOKE-THAT'S ALL I NEED TO KNOW

CHUBBY CHECKER-DANCIN' PARTY

DEL SHANNON-LITTLE TOWN FLIRT

THE MARKETTS-OUT OF LIMITS (EXCERPT)

3:30PM

Backtracks January 11

Jan 11, 2014

It's the annual "It's My Party And I'll Play What I Want To" birthday edition of the show! We'll start out Twistin', spend a lot of time with the tunes of The British Invasion and 60s soul music, and wind up with The Boss, Bruce Springsteen. You bring the CAKE!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

CHUBBY CHECKER-LET'S TWIST AGAIN

JOEY DEE & THE STARLITERS-PEPPERMINT TWIST (PT.1)

DANNY & THE JUNIORS-TWISTIN' USA

GARY US BONDS-DEAR LADY TWIST

SAM COOKE-TWISTIN' THE NIGHT AWAY

CHUBBY CHECKER & DEE DEE SHARP-SLOW TWISTIN'

Backtracks December 21

Dec 18, 2013

It's the monthly LIVE Listener Picks show, this time with a Christmas party atmosphere. YOU pick out the songs, with rock'n'roll Holiday songs given preference. Call 319-273-6350 during the show or advance requests taken at bob.dorr@bobdorr.com

Backtracks December 14

Dec 12, 2013

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 December 7

Dec 1, 2013

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 November 30

Nov 28, 2013

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 November 23

Nov 20, 2013

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 November 16

Nov 14, 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.

This show originally aired 3/30/13

Backtracks November 9

Nov 6, 2013

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 November 2

Oct 30, 2013

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 October 26

Oct 25, 2013

It's the ghost of Halloween Backtracks past!

Backtracks October 19

Oct 19, 2013

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 October 12

Oct 8, 2013

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 October 5

Oct 8, 2013

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

Backtracks September 28

Sep 22, 2013

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 September 21

Sep 19, 2013

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 September 14

Sep 3, 2013

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 September 7

Aug 28, 2013

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 August 31

Aug 25, 2013

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 August 24

Aug 15, 2013

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 August 17

Aug 3, 2013

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 August 10

Aug 3, 2013

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 August 3

Jul 21, 2013

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 July 27

Jul 15, 2013

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.

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