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Backtracks
4:59 pm
Sun January 12, 2014

The Beatles Medley January 12

The final of my weekend "It's My Birthday And I'll Play What I Want To" shows, with the tunes heavy on the early Fabs and early solo careers

THE BEATLES-DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET/MISERY/FROM ME TO YOU

GEORGE HARRISON-I DIG LOVE

THE BEATLES-THANK YOU GIRL/I'LL GET YOU/THIS BOY

RINGO STARR-BACK OFF BOOGALOO

THE BEATLES-BIRTHDAY/A DAY IN THE LIFE

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

Live Music Events
2:17 pm
Sun January 12, 2014

The Comfort Kings Live on Studio One

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The Comfort Kings are a contemporary acoustic band from the Cedar Valley.  They use a traditional bluegrass instrumental arrangement for their mix of old-time, Americana and original songs.  Join us for a live performance from The Comfort Kings in our Cedar Falls studios on Thursday, Jan. 16, in the 7:00 pm hour.  You are invited to be in the studio audience for this free show on the third floor of the Communication Arts Center on the UNI campus in Cedar Falls, or be listening to our live broadcast! 

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Backtracks
5:00 pm
Sat January 11, 2014

Backtracks January 11

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'

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Studio One
10:30 am
Tue January 7, 2014

CD of the Week from Lucius

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Wildewoman is the very well-crafted indie pop debut record from the Brooklyn band Lucius.  Co-writers and vocalists Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig met while attending the Berklee School of Music in Boston.  Wildewoman​ succeeds due to their classic pop songwriting and their wonderful harmony vocals.

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Java Blend
11:37 am
Wed January 1, 2014

Java Blend Winter Encore Broadcasts 1/11 - 2/8

Don't miss our special Winter rebroadcasts every Saturday through February at 2 PM.

This winter, January through February, we'll be looking back at some of our favorite Java Blend broadcasts of the past year.

Tune in every Saturday this winter at 2 PM to catch these special encore broadcasts starting Saturday, Jan. 11. Find our schedule below.

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Studio One
1:00 am
Mon December 30, 2013

CD of the Week from Los Campesinos!

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Los Campesinos! (the band include the exclamation point in their name) formed in Cardiff, Wales in 2006 at Cardiff University.  The Spanish word campesino translates as "peasant" or "country person."  All six of the current members, as well as the former members of the band use "Campesinos!" as their surname.  No Blues is their sixth full-length album, as energetic as before, but more focused this time out.

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Studio One
1:00 am
Mon December 23, 2013

CD of the Week from Nick Lowe

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British vocalist, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Nick Lowe is a major figure in UK pub rock, power pop and New Wave in the 1970's.  In recent years, his records have gone in a traditional and roots direction.  His latest release is a Christmas album, titled Quality Street:  A Seasonal Selection For All The Family.  The title is a nod to a famous UK manufacturer of holiday sweets.  For this project, Lowe offers traditional songs, forgotten gems, and new songs written by himself, Ry Cooder and Ron Sexsmith.

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Studio One
1:57 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

CD of the Week from Cut Copy

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Cut Copy formed in 2001 in Melbourne, Australia as the solo project of DJ Dan Whitford.  During his studies in the graphic design field Whitford became interested in dance music and began working as a DJ.  He also bought a sampler and various keyboards, finding inspiration for his music in both dance and indie low-fi sounds.  Since then, Cut Copy has become an actual band.  Free Your Mind is their fourth album.

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The Beatles Medley
3:58 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

The Beatles Medley December 22

It's Beatle Christmas time! In addition to solo Holiday songs from Paul and Ringo, we'll hear the Beatle Fan Club messages of 1965 and 1969.

Blue Avenue
3:53 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Blue Avenue December 22

We're going to have a Christmas party on the blues bus this week, with holiday blues by Lightnin' Hopkins and Chuck Leavell, a visit by Pat Hayes, the leader of The Lamont Cranston Band, for an interview segment part 2, and exclusive IPR recordings of soul/blues singer Charles Bradley.

Backtracks
3:49 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Backtracks December 21

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

Best Music of 2013
12:04 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

Studio One Picks the Best of 2013

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Host Charity Nebbe sits down with "Studio One" host Mark Simmet and "Blue Avenue" and "Backtracks" host Bob Dorr of Iowa Public Radio's Studio One to talk about the best music of 2013.  Their picks are listed below, and you can hear excerpts throughout the show.

Mark Simmet - Best alternative/independent albums of 2013

10.  Sky Ferreira- Night Time, My Time   
She’s very young and she’s a tabloid celebrity, but her debut full-length album is catchy and creative.  It’s not disposable pop music, it’s good pop music.

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Studio One
5:22 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Dylan Sires and Neighbors Live on Studio One

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Someone, the new record from the Waterloo-based band Dylan Sires and Neighbors, will be officially released on Tuesday, Dec. 17.  That night, the band will join me on Studio One to play live and talk about the new album.  I invite you to be part of the studio audience for this free show!  We are located on the third floor of the Communication Arts Center on the UNI campus in Cedar Falls.  The set from Dylan Sires and Neighbors will begin around 7:15 pm.  Come on up, or listen live on Studio One!

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The Beatles Medley
11:48 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

The Beatles Medley December 15

We alternate between the newest Beatle releases: BBC Live Vol. 2 and Paul McCartney's "New"

Blue Avenue
11:45 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Blue Avenue December 15

We'll hear new releases from Barrelhouse Chuck, Ross William Perry, and Studebaker John plus exclusive IPR recordings of Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hellraisers at the 2011 Mississippi Valley Blues Fest in Davenport and some vintage vinyl from Howlin' Wolf.

This show originally aired 10/20/13

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.

Studio One
3:17 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

CD of the Week from La Luz

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The Seattle band La Luz ("the light") bring their own take on girl groups and surf rock to their debut full-length album, It's Alive.  The line-up of Shana Cleveland (guitar), Marian Li Pino (drums), Abbey Blackwell (bass) and Alice Sandahl (keyboards) also adds a lo-fi retro-rockabilly vibe to the sound of La Luz. 

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The Beatles Medley
11:19 pm
Sun December 1, 2013

The Beatles Medley December 8

33 years ago, Dec. 8, 1980, John Lennon was murdered outside of his New York City apartment. I was on the air at the time. This week's medley remembers Lennon and that night.

Blue Avenue
11:15 pm
Sun December 1, 2013

Blue Avenue December 8

We'll hear a few more of my favorites of 2013, some new Iowa Blues from Bryce Janey and Robert 'One-Man' Johnson, exclusive IPR recordings of New York guitar player Chris Beard at the 2012 Bluesmore celebration in Cedar Rapids and some Christmas blues on 45 rpm vinyl!

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

The Beatles Medley
8:47 pm
Thu November 28, 2013

The Beatles Medley December 1

This week's medley was picked out by IPR listeners Carol Kress from Gladbrook and Doug Ruby from Lincoln NE

Blue Avenue
8:43 pm
Thu November 28, 2013

Blue Avenue December 1

The entire show features my favorite blues releases of 2013.

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.

Studio One
10:02 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Arcade Fire Live on Studio One

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Join us on IPR's Studio One Wednesday, Nov. 27 at 8:00 PM for a special live concert from Arcade Fire, performing at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles.  The band performed many of the songs from their new album Reflektor, as well as some of Lou Reed's music in tribute to the passing of Reed earlier that week. 

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Studio One
2:58 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

CD of The Week from Blood Orange

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Devonte Hynes is a British vocalist, songwriter and producer who has recorded as Lightspeed Champion in the past, and more recently as Blood Orange.  Hynes was born and raised in Ilford, Essex, and has resided in new York since 2007.  The new release Cupid Deluxe is Blood Orange's follow up to the 2011  album, Coastal Grooves.   Cupid Deluxe tunefully expands on the electro-pop of that acclaimed debut record. 

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The Beatles Medley
12:54 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

The Beatles Medley November 24

This week's medley was picked out by Independence IA listener Mark Hoover with the theme "Songs that present a question".

Blue Avenue
12:51 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Blue Avenue November 24

In the first hour we'll listen to the winners of all ten categories of Blues Blast Awards that were given out in Chicago on Oct. 31 and the last half hour will spotlight some of my favorite 2013 releases by artists that I had never heard of before this year.

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.

Studio One
5:45 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Mason Jennings Interview on Nov. 21

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Join us on Studio One Thursday, Nov. 21 in the 7:00 PM hour for a special feature on Minneapolis-based musician and songwriter Mason Jennings.  Iowa Public Radio's Clay Masters will be talking with Jennings about his life and his new record Always Been.  The new release was produced by Bo Ramsey.  Musicians and vocalists appearing on the album include Pieta Brown, Iris DeMent, and members of the Pines.  Along with the interview, you'll hear music from Jennings' records, including Always Been.  Also, the new album is our CD of the Week this week.

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The Beatles Medley
2:58 am
Thu November 14, 2013

The Beatles Medley November 17

This evenings Beatle playlist was picked out by Quad Cities listener Adam Gustafson.

This medley originally aired 9/15/13

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