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.

Ways To Connect

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.

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.

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

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

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

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 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!

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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!

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.

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

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!

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.

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!)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Pages