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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June 29, 2013

3:00 PM
ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK
Artist : BILL HALEY & THE COMETS
Album : BEST OF
Label : MCA
3:03 PM
ALICE LONG
Artist : TOMMY BOYCE & BOBBY HART
Album : NONE (ORIGINAL 45 RPM RECORD)
Label : A & M
3:06 PM
LITTLE GIRL
Artist : THE SYNDICATE OF SOUND
Album : NONE (ORIGINAL 45 RPM RECORD)
Label : BELL
3:08 PM
MY RESERVATION’S BEEN CONFIRMED
Artist : HERMAN’S HERMITS
Album : NONE (ORIGINAL 45 RPM RECORD)
Label : MGM
3:11 PM
LOVE IS ALL AROUND
Artist : THE TROGGS
Album : NONE (ORIGINAL 45 RPM RECORD)
Label : FONTANA
3:14 PM
CAN I GET TO KNOW YOU BETTER
Artist : THE TURTLES
Album : NONE (ORIGINAL 45 RPM RECORD)
Label : WHITE WHALE
3:18 PM
INSIDE-LOOKING OUT
Artist : THE ANIMALS
Album : NONE (ORIGINAL 45 RPM RECORD)
Label : MGM
3:22 PM
ISRAELITES
Artist : DESMOND DEKKER & THE ACES
Album : NONE (ORIGINAL 45 RPM RECORD)
Label : UNIVERSAL CITY
3:25 PM
BACKFIELD IN MOTION
Artist : MEL & TIM
Album : NONE (ORIGINAL 45 RPM RECORD)
Label : BAMBOO
3:28 PM
SLOW WALK (EXCERPT)
Artist : SANTO & JOHNNY
Album : NONE (ORIGINAL 45 RPM RECORD)
Label : CANADIAN AMERICAN
3:30 PM
DON’T LET THE GREEN GRASS FOOL YOU
Artist : WILSON PICKETT
Album : NONE (ORIGINAL 45 RPM RECORD)
Label : ATLANTIC
3:32 PM
BABY, IT’S YOU
Artist : SMITH
Album : NONE (ORIGINAL 45 RPM RECORD)
Label : DUNHILL
3:35 PM
SURFIN’ BIRD
Artist : THE TRASHMEN
Album : NONE (ORIGINAL 45 RPM RECORD)
Label : LANA
3:37 PM
TURN ON YOUR LOVE LIGHT
Artist : HUMAN BEINZ
Album : NONE (ORIGINAL 45 RPM RECORD)
Label : CAPITOL
3:39 PM
BREAD & BUTTER
Artist : THE NEWBEATS
Album : NONE (ORIGINAL 45 RPM RECORD)
Label : HICKORY
3:42 PM
SOPHISTICATED BOOM BOOM
Artist : THE SHANGRILAS
Album : NONE (ORIGINAL 45 RPM RECORD)
Label : RED BIRD
3:44 PM
STEAMROLLER BLUES
Artist : ELVIS PRESLEY
Album : NONE (ORIGINAL 45 RPM RECORD)
Label : RCA
3:48 PM
JUST A LITTLE BIT
Artist : ROY HEAD
Album : NONE (ORIGINAL 45 RPM RECORD)
Label : SCEPTER
3:49 PM
POLK SALAD ANNIE
Artist : TONY JOE WHITE
Album : NONE (ORIGINAL 45 RPM RECORD)
Label : MONUMENT
3:53 PM
SING A SIMPLE SONG
Artist : SLY & THE FAMILY STONE
Album : NONE (ORIGINAL 45 RPM RECORD)
Label : EPIC
3:57 PM
RAMROD (EXCERPT)
Artist : AL CASEY
Album : TEEN BEAT VOL. 3
Label : ACE
4:00 PM
88 LINES ABOUT 44 WOMEN (EDITED VERSION)
Artist : THE NAILS
Album : NONE (ORIGINAL 45 RPM RECORD)
Label : RCA
4:04 PM
NO MATTER WHAT
Artist : BADFINGER
Album : NONE (ORIGINAL 45 RPM RECORD)
Label : APPLE
4:07 PM
STOP STOP STOP
Artist : THE HOLLIES
Album : NONE (ORIGINAL 45 RPM RECORD)
Label : IMPERIAL
4:10 PM
SONG SUNG BLUE
Artist : NEIL DIAMOND
Album : NONE (ORIGINAL 45 RPM RECORD)
Label : UNIVERSAL CITY
4:13 PM
WE HAD A GOOD THING GOIN’
Artist : THE CYRKLE
Album : NONE (ORIGINAL 45 RPM RECORD)
Label : COLUMBIA
4:18 PM
CINDERELLA
Artist : JACK ROSS
Album : NONE (ORIGINAL 45 RPM RECORD)
Label : DOT
4:22 PM
JEFF’S BOOGIE
Artist : THE YARDBIRDS
Album : NONE (ORIGINAL 45 RPM RECORD)
Label : EPIC
4:24 PM
SUSAN
Artist : THE BUCKINGHAMS
Album : NONE (ORIGINAL 45 RPM RECORD)
Label : COLUMBIA
4:27 PM
WILD TWIST (EXCERPT)
Artist : THE ROLLER COASTERS
Album : TEEN BEAT VOL. 2
Label : ACE
4:30 PM
MISSISSIPPI QUEEN
Artist : MOUNTAIN
Album : NONE (ORIGINAL 45 RPM RECORD)
Label : WINDFALL
4:32 PM
SHE
Artist : TOMMY JAMES & THE SHONDELLS
Album : NONE (ORIGINAL 45 RPM RECORD)
Label : ROULETTE
4:34 PM
SUNSHINE GAMES
Artist : THE MUSIC EXPLOSION
Album : NONE (ORIGINAL 45 RPM RECORD)
Label : LAURIE
4:36 PM
A BRAND NEW ME
Artist : DUSTY SPRINGFIELD
Album : NONE (ORIGINAL 45 RPM RECORD)
Label : ATLANTIC
4:38 PM
I WAS KAISER BILL’S BATMAN
Artist : WHISTLING JACK SMITH
Album : NONE (ORIGINAL 45 RPM RECORD)
Label : DERAM
4:42 PM
HAPPY JACK
Artist : THE WHO
Album : NONE (ORIGINAL 45 RPM RECORD)
Label : DECCA
4:44 PM
PLAY WITH FIRE
Artist : THE ROLLING STONES
Album : NONE (ORIGINAL 45 RPM RECORD)
Label : LONDON
4:47 PM
FEVER
Artist : THE MC COYS
Album : NONE (ORIGINAL 45 RPM RECORD)
Label : BANG
4:49 PM
GONE, GONE, GONE
Artist : THE EVERLY BROS.
Album : NONE (ORIGINAL 45 RPM RECORD)
Label : WARNER BROS.
4:51 PM
YOU DON’T HAVE TO CRY
Artist : ELVIS PRESLEY
Album : NONE (ORIGINAL 45 RPM RECORD)
Label : RCA
4:54 PM
HEY LITTLE COBRA
Artist : THE RIP CHORDS
Album : NONE (ORIGINAL 45 RPM RECORD)
Label : COLUMBIA
4:58 PM
INTERLUDE (EXCERPT)
Artist : MATTHEW FISHER
Album : JOURNEY'S END
Label : RCA

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Backtracks
10:18 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Backtracks Saturday, September 22, 2012

It's time again to triple our fun with another 3-fer show! Three songs from each of the featured artists including The Ronettes, The Byrds, Jr. Walker & The All Stars, Leon Russell, Grand Funk Railroad, and The B52s.

Backtracks
10:18 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Backtracks Saturday, September 15, 2012

It's the first EVAH Backtracks show in the afternoon! Girl Powered Rockabilly, some new acquistions and LOTS of leftover listener requests from last week's live show, 3-5pm.

Backtracks
10:17 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Backtracks Saturday, September 8, 2012

After all these years, Backtracks is finally moving to the day shift (!) on Sept. 15 (3pm) What we listen to on this final Sat. night show is largely up to you. IT'S A LIVE REQUESTFEST!! Advance suggestions: bob.dorr@bobdorr.com or call during the show, 800-772-2440, ext. 5.

Backtracks
10:16 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Backtracks Saturday, September 1, 2012

It's the ABCs of vinyl! We'll work our way, alphabetically, through my personal vinyl LP collection from Laurie Anderson to The Band to J. J. Cale (the ABCs) to The Yardbirds and ZZ Top, everything from the original vinyl release.

This show originally aired 2/4/12

Backtracks
10:16 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Backtracks Saturday, August 25, 2012

It's the return of Guest DJ Night with listeners providing the tunes and expertise. Gemma Hoyden from Waterloo spotlights the British Pub Rock scene of the late 70s in hour #1. John Niles from Cedar Rapids gives us historic recordings of The Grateful Dead, 40 years ago on the Europe '72 Tour (John has seen The Dead nearly 100 times) for hour #2. And more records from my wife's collection happens in hour #3, HOSTED BY MY WIFE!

This show originally aired 4/28/12

Backtracks
10:15 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Backtracks Saturday, August 18, 2012

This week marks the 35th anniversary of the passing of the King of Rock'n'Roll. It must be time for the annual Elvis Presley Special! We'll hear early hits, TV performances, a rare recording of his first appearance in Las Vegas-1956 and some interview segments with his longtime manager, Col. Tom Parker among the mix.

This show originally aired 1/7/12

Backtracks
10:14 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Backtracks Saturday, August 11, 2012

An all new spotlight segment show including 50s female rockabillies, one-hit wonders, 70s soul music, bubblegum hits, guitar stars, live festival recordings and some new acquisitions for the upcoming Fall production season

Backtracks
10:14 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Backtracks Saturday, August 4, 2012

Backtracks is happy to give up its time slot for IPR's Live coverage of the Linn County Blues Society Bluesmore celebration. Join us next week for an all new show!

Backtracks
10:13 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Backtracks Saturday, July 28, 2012

I have hundreds of compilation records in my collection, each spotlighting a particular facet or era in rock 'n' roll history. It's from those compilations that Backtracks is built this week. We'll hear segments on the A & M, Island, Slash, and Two-Tone Records labels, singer/songwriters of the 70s, British Invasion bands, and soul singers of the 60s in the mix. The entire show is from vinyl LP.

This show originally aired 4/21/12

Backtracks
10:12 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Backtracks Saturday, July 21, 2012

An all new "leftovers" show including 50s rockabilly from the Imperial label, the entire second hour is leftover listener suggestions from last week's live show, and a leftover segment from Joel & Ed's guest DJ segment on British Pub Rock

Backtracks
10:11 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Backtracks Saturday, July 14, 2012

A rare summer LIVE show! In addition to LOTS of listener suggestions, we'll hear spotlight segments on 50s rockabilly music from the Capitol label and 60s soul music from the Hi label. Advance requests: bob.dorr@bobdorr.com or call during the program 800-772-2440 ext. 5.

Backtracks
10:11 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Backtracks Saturday, July 7, 2012

A spotlight segment show made up of previously aired segments. Hour #1 we'll hear from women rockabillies including Rose Maddox and Janis Martin, as well as revisit the 60s Twist dance craze. Hour #2 will be a nationally syndicated special on Janis Joplin and the making of her Pearl album. And hour #3 is all about the 70s/80s Wave & Punk bands.

Backtracks
10:10 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Backtracks Saturday, June 30, 2012

It's an all new spotlight segment show including rockabilly women of the 50s and New York City folkies of the early 60s. Guest DJs Joel & Ed have an hour of British Pub Rock with all the songs having a connection to Pub Rock icon Nick Lowe and I'll talk to Joe McDonald of Country Joe & The Fish fame during hour #3.

Backtracks
10:09 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Backtracks Saturday, June 23, 2012

It's triple the fun, twice over! This week's 3-fer edition of Backtracks originally aired 10/15/11 using three songs to spotlight each artist including The Shadows of Knight, Rory Gallagher, Buffalo Springfield, and Al Green.

Backtracks
10:04 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Backtracks Saturday, June 16, 2012

It's an all vinyl show spotlighting records that I found in the IPR library while trying to find all the listener suggestions during the recent live shows. If obscure music on vinyl is your thing, this is the show for you, including music by Trooper, Barrabas, Redbone, and Ian Lloyd & Stories.

Backtracks
10:04 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Backtracks Saturday, June 9, 2012

Lots of spotlight segments including records I got at garage sales this spring, lots of leftover listener suggestions from last week's live show, some obscure albums I found in the IPR library while hunting for those listener suggestions and a set of San Francisco Hippie jams from the 60s.

Backtracks
10:03 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Backtracks Saturday, June 2, 2012

It's the monthly LIVE show! In addition to listener suggestions, we'll have some spotlight segments on women in rockabilly music, one hit wonders of the 60s and some Iowa Rock'n'Roll of the 70s and 80s. Advance listener suggestions: bob.dorr@bobdorr.com or call during the show, 1-800-772-2440 ext. 5.

Backtracks
10:02 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Backtracks Saturday, May 26, 2012

It's the annual Memorial Day weekend remembrance show, remembering rock'nrollers who have passed on, including Hank Ballard, Davy Jones, Donna Summer and Robin Gibb

Backtracks
10:01 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Backtracks Saturday, May 19, 2012

No rhyme, nor reason, nor theme, just a random trip through my own record collection, including music by Lloyd Price, Ray Charles, The Shadows of Knight, Bob Seger, Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels, Bob Dylan, Todd Rundgren and Slade. And that's just in the first half of the show!

Backtracks
10:00 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Backtracks Saturday, May 12, 2012

It's a potpourri spotlight segment show including rockabilly from the female perspective by Barbara Pittman and Wanda Jackson, some One-Hit Wonders of the 60s, an entire hour of leftover listener suggestions from last weeks live show and some more compilation records from my personal collection.

Backtracks
10:00 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Backtracks Saturday, May 5, 2012

It's the monthly LIVE show! In addition to listener suggestions we'll hear spotlights on rockabilly music from the Capitol label including Merrill Moore and Jerry Reed. We'll pay our respects to the late Levon Helm and hear more newly released live performances by Janis Joplin. Comments/suggestions, call me while the show is going on, 800-772-2440 ext. 5. Advance email requests at bob.dorr@bobdorr.com

Backtracks
9:59 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Backtracks Saturday, April 28, 2012

It's the return of Guest DJ Night with listeners providing the tunes and expertise. Gemma Hoyden from Waterloo spotlights the British Pub Rock scene of the late 70s in hour #1. John Niles from Cedar Rapids gives us historic recordings of The Grateful Dead, 40 years ago on the Europe '72 Tour (John has seen The Dead nearly 100 times) for hour #2. And more records from my wife's collection happens in hour #3, HOSTED BY MY WIFE!

Backtracks
9:58 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Backtracks Saturday, April 21, 2012

I have hundreds of compilation records in my collection, each spotlighting a particular facet or era in rock 'n' roll history. It's from those compilations that Backtracks is built this week. We'll hear segments on the A & M, Island, Slash, and Two-Tone Records labels, singer/songwriters of the 70s, British Invasion bands, and soul singers of the 60s in the mix. The entire show is from vinyl LP.

Backtracks
9:57 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Backtracks Saturday, April 14, 2012

Another spotlight segment edition of the show. Hour #1 is leftover listener suggestions from last week's live show. Hour #2 has selections from the newly released Janis Joplin and Pink Floyd CDs. Hour #3 is the return of Cheap Date Night with selections from LPs I got for a $1 (or less!)

Backtracks
9:57 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Backtracks Saturday, April 7, 2012

It's the monthly LIVE show! We'll hear female rockabillies including Brenda Lee and Sparkle Moore and 60s vocal groups like The Platters & The Showmen. There'll be some leftover Long Songs from last week's show and LOTS of listener suggestions! Advance requests: bob.dorr@bobdorr.com or call during the show 800-772-2440 ext. 5. Remember all songs on the show are at least 25 years old.

Backtracks
9:56 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Backtracks Saturday, March 31, 2012

Normally, we hear about 20 songs an hour on Backtracks. Tonight, there won't even be 20 songs on THE ENTIRE SHOW! It's LONG SONGS NIGHT! All songs at least 8 minutes long including extended plays by Bob Dylan, The Guess Who, Kansas, Procol Harum and The Blues Project.

Backtracks
9:55 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Backtracks Saturday, March 24, 2012

It's another all new spotlite segment show! We'll hear from women rockabillies including Rose Maddox and Janis Martin, we'll revisit the 60s Twist dance craze, there will be listener suggestions for songs by Bob Dylan and 10 Years After, and some songs from the recently released Pink Floyd demo recordings of 1979.

Backtracks
9:54 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Backtracks Saturday, March 17, 2012

We'll be wearin' the green, kissin' the Blarney Stone, and eatin' Irish stew on this St. Patrick's Day edition of the show. All the music is by Irish artists including Van Morrison, Thin Lizzy, The Pogues, Rory Gallagher and Horse Lips.

Backtracks
9:49 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Backtracks Saturday, March 10, 2012

It's the monthly LIVE show! In addition to your suggestions we'll hear spotlights on 50's West Coast rock 'n' roll, a set's worth of Twist songs, and some Iowa bands in r & r history. Suggestions/comments/salutations, call during the show, 800-772-2440 ext. 5

Backtracks
9:49 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Backtracks Saturday, March 3, 2012

I went on a music shopping spree and came back with some cool compilation CDs with music ranging from Hillbilly Hot Rod songs to east coast 60s Beach Music. And I found nineteen dollars worth of $1 records at a used vinyl store in Des Moines. These new acquisitions will make up Backtracks this week.

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