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Backtracks January 10

Jan 10, 2015

It's my (and Elvis') birthday and I'll play what I want to!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

ELVIS PRESLEY-PUPPET ON A STRING/WITCHCRAFT/TROUBLE

CHUBBY CHECKER-THE TWIST/THE SLOP/PONY TIME

WILSON PICKETT-EVERYBODY NEEDS SOMEBODY TO LOVE/FUNKY BROADWAY/LAND OF 1000 DANCES

KING CURTIS-SOUL TWIST (EXCERPT)

THE ROLLING STONES-AROUND & AROUND/IT'S ALL OVER NOW

THE YARDBIRDS-I'M A MAN/YOU'RE A BETTER MAN THAN I

THE ANIMALS-HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN/WE GOTTA GET OUT OF THIS PLACE

THE KINKS-A WELL RESPECTED MAN/SET ME FREE

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In this encore episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend" host Ben Kieffer talks with Brother Trucker.

Download the podcast to find out more about the band and their Iowa-inspired music.

In this episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend," host Ben Kieffer will chat with Kevin "BF" Burt.

Listen to the podcast to find out more about the the Coralville native and his music.

Blue Avenue January 4

Jan 4, 2015

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (excerpt)

SELWYN BIRCHWOOD-HOODOO STEW

BIG HARP GEORGE-STROLLING DOWN BLISS STREET

ANNIKA CHAMBERS-BARNYARD BLUES

FO' REEL-BLUES

AUSTIN WALKIN' CANE-WOUNDED DOVE

BIG HARP GEORGE-CHROMATICISM (EXCERPT)

LAMONT CRANSTON BAND-BIG MONEY

PAT HAYES-INTERVIEW

LAMONT CRANSTON BAND-MY HAIR IS GONE

PAT HAYES-INTERVIEW

LAMONT CRANSTON BAND-E JAM (EXCERPT)

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JOHN PRIMER-EXCLUSIVE IPR RECORDINGS-BOWLFUL OF BLUES FESTIVAL-NEWTON 8/31/13

PAUL MC CARTNEY-LET 'EM IN (DEMO)

WINGS-LET 'EM IN

RINGO STARR-VERTICAL MAN

WINGS-SALLY G/WALKING IN THE PARK WITH ELOISE

GEORGE HARRISON-LOVE COMES TO EVERYONE

WINGS-BRIDGE ON THE RIVER SUITE (EXCERPT)

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The Heart Of A Dark Star is the fourth album from mr. Gnome, a married duo from Cleveland, Ohio.  The full sound of mr. Gnome's music is created by singer/guitarist Nicole Barille and drummer/pianist Sam Meister.  They have been recording as mr. Gnome since 2006.  Their sound has been described as "art rock", with songs that explore fantastic and mythical subjects, and a theatrical approach to their music and stage show. 

Backtracks January 3

Jan 3, 2015

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

MARGIE DAY-SNATCHIN' IT BACK

DAKOTA STATON-DON'T MEAN MAYBE

ROSE MARIE MC COY-DIPPIN' IN MY BUSINESS

ELLA MAE MORSE-HOW CAN YOU LEAVE A MAN LIKE THIS?

BIG MAYBELLE-THAT'S A PRETTY GOOD LOVE

BOOGALOO & HIS GALLANT CREW-COPS & ROBBERS

PRINCE LA LA-SHE PUT THE HURT ON ME

JOHNNIE MORISETTE-MEET ME AT THE TWISTIN' PLACE

SIMS TWINS-SOOTHE ME

CHET ATKINS-BOO BOO STICK BEAT (EXCERPT)

This evening's Medley, suggested by Iowa City listener Penny McKean, originally aired 11/23. Check that day's listing for a complete song list

Blue Avenue December 28

Dec 28, 2014

Tonight's drive down the Avenue, featuring women in today's blues scene, originally aired 11/23. Check that day's entry for a complete song list

Backtracks December 27

Dec 28, 2014

All songs "suggested" by listeners for this year-end Listener Picks show.

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

BIG MAMA THORNTON-HOUND DOG

SAM COOKE-HAVING A PARTY

MARVIN GAYE-WHAT'S GOIN' ON

THE ALLMAN BROS. BAND-ONE WAY OUT

BACHMAN-TURNER OVERDRIVE-NOT FRAGILE

SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON-ONE WAY OUT

LITTLE FEAT-WILLIN'

JERRY SMITH-TRUCK STOP (EXCERPT)

ELVIS PRESLEY-ONE BROKEN HEART FOR SALE

THE KINKS-WELL RESPECTED MAN

THE BEATLES-THE INNER LIGHT

THE DOORS-SOUL KITCHEN

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James Mercer's band The Shins began as a side project of his then primary group, Flake Music.  The Albuquerque, New Mexico band was more collaborative than The Shins, and was active for much of the 1990's.  They only released one full-length album, When You Land Here It's Time To Return, in 1997.  Because of the success of The Shins (and another Mercer project, Broken Bells), interest remains high in Flake Music.  The album's songs, remixed and reissued now on the Sub Pop label, are enjoyable guitar-based indie pop.   

In this episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend," host Ben Kieffer will chat with Bob Dorr & The Blue Band.

THE BEATLES-CHRISTMAS TIME/1964 FAN CLUB XMAS MESSAGE

PAUL MC CARTNEY-THE CHRISTMAS SONG

THE BEATLES-I FEEL FINE/1966 FAN CLUB XMAS MESSAGE/HELLO GOODBYE

RINGO STARR-THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY

PAUL MC CARTNEY-RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REGGAE (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue December 21

Dec 21, 2014

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA & TAJ MAHAL-TALKIN' CHRISTMAS

LIL ED & THE BLUES IMPERIALS-I'M YOUR SANTA

LAMONT CRANSTON BAND-UPPER MISSISSIPPI SHAKEDOWN

PAT HAYES-INTERVIEW

RICK HOLSTROM-SLEIGH RIDE (EXCERPT)

LAMONT CRANSTON BAND w/BRUCE MC CABE-LOOK DOWN

PAT HAYES-INTERVIEW

LAMONT CRANSTON BAND-SHOUDA WOUDA COUDA

CHARLES BROWN-SANTA'S BLUES

MARC WILSON & KAZ KAZANOFF-GOOD KING WENCESLAUS (EXCERPT)

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Blind Boys of Alabama formed in 1944, and have stated that their goal is to "spiritually uplift audiences."  They have released many records over the years, and Talkin' Christmas is not their first Christmas album.  It is, however, the first to feature collaborator Taj Mahal.  Taj Mahal has been putting his unique stamp on blues and world music for nearly 50 years.  In Talkin' Christmas the singers and musicians have created a special blend of gospel and R&B for the season.

Backtracks December 20

Dec 20, 2014

This year's Christmas special is comprised of "Best Of" Christmases past. Hour #1 is taken from 12/22/07, hour #2 from 12/23/06, and hour #3 from 12/22/12. Happy Christmas!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

BIG JOE TURNER-CHRISTMAS DATE BOOGIE

DEXTER GORDON-JINGLE JANGLE JUMP

MABEL SCOTT-BOOGIE WOOGIE SANTA CLAUS

JOHNNY MOORE'S 3 BLAZERS-CHRISTMAS EVE, BABY

THE CADILLACS-RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REINDEER

THE DRIFTERS-WHITE CHRISTMAS

THE PENGUINS-JINGLE JANGLE

THE HARMONY GRITS-SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN

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Several dependable bands, some innovators and a few pleasant surprises made the list of IPR's Studio One hosts' favorite music of 2014.

In this episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend," host Ben Kieffer will chat with The Candymakers.

Listen to the podcast to find out more about The Candymakers' latest album, Ridiculicious.

This week's Medley originally aired 11/16/14. Check that week's listing for a complete song list.

Blue Avenue December 14

Dec 14, 2014

This week's trip down The Avenue originally aired 11/9/14, check that week's listing for a complete song list

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La Isla Bonita is the twelfth full-length album from Deerhoof, a band that formed in San Francisco in 1994.  In that twenty year span, Deerhoof have produced and managed themselves, creating an avant-garde pop sound that can be equally challenging and intriguing.  Japanese-born Satomi Matsuzaki is the band's distinctive vocalist.  Inspired by the high energy, to-the-point style of the Ramones, Deerhoof reportedly recorded La Isla Bonita live in the basement of guitarist Ed Rodriguez in a "weeklong sleepover". 

Backtracks December 13

Dec 13, 2014

Spotlight segments from the Backtracks Archives this week. Hour #1 originally aired 4/18/09. Hour #2 originally aired 12/14/13. Hour #3 originally aired 10/11/08.

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

BOYD BENNETT-HIT THAT JIVE, JACK

FREDDIE BELL & THE BELL BOYS-ROCKIN' IS MY BUSINESS

JIMMY CAVALLO-

JOE BENNETT & THE SPARKLETONES-ROCKET

FRANKIE BRENT-ROCKIN' SHOES

THE TRENIERS-SAY HEY

PAUL HAMPTON-ROCKIN' DOLL

THE CUES-CRAZY CRAZY PARTY

EDDIE FONTAINE-ONE & ONLY

DOC BAGBY-DUMPLINS (EXCERPT)

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Pieta Brown, along with Bo Ramsey on electric guitar, stopped by IPR's Cedar Falls studios on Dec. 8.  The set list included songs from the new album Paradise Outlaw.  The live set was in advance of her Dec. 12 show at Des Moines' Temple for the Performing Arts, a night of music that will also feature The Pines, and is being presented by Iowa Public Radio Studio One.  Enjoy this wonderful live performance!

In this episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend," host Ben Kieffer will chat with Switchback.

Listen to the podcast to find out more about Switchback's latest album, Kanoka.

For over two decades, the musical partnership of Brian FitzGerald and Martin McCormack, known as Switchback, has been entertaining audiences around the world with their unique American Roots ~ Celtic Soul blend of music. 

Ariel Pink is the stage name of Ariel Marcus Rosenberg, a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter and producer based in Los Angeles.  He studied visual art for a time at the California Institute of the Arts, and has been writing songs for most of his life.  He began making lo-fi recording of his songs in the mid-1990's, and has recorded over 500 songs since then, most of them unreleased commercially.  The new album Pom Pom is an entertaining mix of accessible pop songs and Frank Zappa style eccentricity.

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Based in Central Iowa, Unknown Component is the project of multi-instrumentalist and producer Keith Lynch.  Unknown Component made a return visit to Studio One on Dec. 4, playing songs from the brand new release Arbitrary Ambiguity and more.  With a couple of guitars, a laptop and a few other pieces of gear, Lynch produced the full sound of Unknown Component.  You can listen right here!

In this episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend," host Ben Kieffer will chat with Greg Klyma.

Listen to the podcast to find out more about Klyma's latest album, Another Man's Treasure.

thenewbasementtapes.com

Bob Dylan gave producer T Bone Burnett a batch of his lyrics written circa 1967.  Burnett gathered Elvis Costello, Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes), Marcus Mumford (Mumford & Sons) and Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops) to write music for those lyrics.  The musicians (calling themselves The New Basement Tapes) recorded an album in Los Angeles, and titled it Lost On The River.  The songs harken back to Dylan and The Band's storied Basement Tapes, but are also fascinating songs in their own right from this unique group.

  There is something about good music that just gets me, and for as long as I can remember I have always connected through music.

It was four years ago that I hosted my first show on IPR’s Studio One.  It was on a Sunday night after the Thanksgiving holiday, and coincidently my last show falls during that same time of the year. I am grateful to have had the opportunity on Studio One to share my love of music with other fellow music aficionados throughout the state of Iowa.

IPR/Tony Dehner

On Nov. 20, Studio One partnered with The Des Moines Social Club to broadcast a live set from The Basement at the DMSC.  Christopher The Conquered was in fine form, playing for an appreciative hometown audience just days before leaving for a month-long tour in Italy.  We were treated to songs from the forthcoming record I'm Giving Up On Rock And Roll and more.  You can listen right here!

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