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1:00 am
Sun December 21, 2014

Featured Release This Week From Blind Boys of Alabama & Taj Mahal

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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.

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Studio One
4:59 pm
Sat December 20, 2014

Backtracks December 20

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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Studio One
2:59 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Dependable Bands, Innovators and Pleasant Surprises: Studio One Hosts' 2014 Favorites

Cover art for TV On the Radio's album Seeds
TV on the Radio

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

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Java Blend
10:49 am
Mon December 15, 2014

The Candymakers' Recipe for Sweet Groovy Music

Download the podcast full hour with the Quad Cities' The Candymakers.

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.

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Studio One
6:59 pm
Sun December 14, 2014

The Beatles Medley December 14

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

Studio One
6:29 pm
Sun December 14, 2014

Blue Avenue December 14

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

Studio One
1:00 am
Sun December 14, 2014

Featured Release This Week From Deerhoof

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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". 

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Studio One
4:59 pm
Sat December 13, 2014

Backtracks December 13

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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Studio One
11:44 am
Tue December 9, 2014

Hear Pieta Brown's Studio One Live Set

Pieta Brown and Bo Ramsey perform in IPR's Studio One.
Credit IPR/Tony Dehner

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!

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Java Blend
9:52 am
Mon December 8, 2014

Switchback Fuses Genres Forming Pure Midwestern Sound

Download the podcast for a full hour with Switchback, an Indiana-based American Roots and Celtic Soul duo.

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. 

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Studio One
1:00 am
Sun December 7, 2014

Featured Release This Week From Ariel Pink

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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Studio One
12:27 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

Hear Unknown Component's Studio One Set

Unknown Component performing in IPR's Studio One.
Credit IPR/Tony Dehner

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!

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Java Blend
10:18 am
Mon December 1, 2014

Greg Klyma Will Make You Laugh and Sing

Download the podcast for a full hour with singer, songwriter Greg Klyma.

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.

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Studio One
1:00 am
Sun November 30, 2014

Featured Release This Week From The New Basement Tapes

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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.

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Studio One
10:28 pm
Thu November 27, 2014

Instead of Good-bye, I’d Like to Say. . .

Scarlett in the Studio One control room.

  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.

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Studio One
9:17 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Hear Christopher The Conquered's Studio One Set

Christopher The Conquered performs in The Basement of the Des Moines Social Club, live on IPR's Studio One.
Credit 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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Java Blend
10:32 am
Mon November 24, 2014

Muckrockers' Music on the State of the Nation

Download the podcast for an hour with Iowa City locals, Muckrockers.

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

Listen to the podcast to find out more about Muckrockers' latest album, We The People.

Muckrockers are a group of working class musician-citizens aiming to illuminate and eliminate the corporate stranglehold on our government and our lives. 

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Studio One
6:59 pm
Sun November 23, 2014

Blue Avenue November 23

I've got a bus full of blueswomen this evening (it's a tough job, but somebody's got to do it!)

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

MISSY ANDERSON-RENT PARTY

KELLEY HUNT-I'VE GOT A GOOD FEELING

KAYE BOHLER-HANDLE THE CURVES

LIZ MANDEVILLE-CLOUD OF LOVE

MARCIA BALL-CLEAN MY HOUSE

MARKEY BLUE-I CAN'T LET YOU GO

4 JACKS-DEAL WITH IT (EXCERPT)

JANIVA MAGNESS-THE HARD WAY

ETTA BRITT-SOMEBODY TO LOVE YOU

RACHELLE COBA-MOTHER BLUES

MISSISSIPPI HEAT (INETTA VISOR)-SWEET POISON

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Studio One
4:59 pm
Sun November 23, 2014

The Beatles Medley November 23

THE BEATLES-LOVELY RITA METER MAID/JULIA

JOHN LENNON-OH YOKO

THE BEATLES-ELEANOR RIGBY/DEAR PRUDENCE

GEORGE HARRISON-DARK SWEET LADY

THE BEATLES-MARTHA MY DEAR/LET IT BE

PAUL MC CARTNEY-LOVELY LINDA

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

Studio One
1:00 am
Sun November 23, 2014

Featured Release This Week From TV On The Radio

Seeds is the fifth full-length album from TV On The Radio.  The band formed in Brooklyn, NY in 2001 and have retained the same line-up for most of their career.  Seeds is the first album from the group since the death (from cancer) of bassist Gerard Smith in 2011.

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Studio One
4:59 pm
Sat November 22, 2014

Backtracks November 22

It's a combination of new and old shows this afternoon. Hours #1 & 3 originally aired 12/15/12. Hour #2 is brand new for today and features Des Moines area listener Russ Richardson's vinyl LP collection from the early 80s.

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

LAURA LEE PERKINS-KISS ME BABY

DENNIS HERROLD-HIP HIP BABY

GENE HENSLEE-ROCKIN' BABY

BOB LUMAN-RED CADILLAC AND A BLACK MOUSTACHE

RONNIE SMITH-LONG TIME NO LOVE

THE ROLLING STONES-AROUND AND AROUND

MANFRED MANN-BLINDED BY THE LIGHT

TOMMY BOLIN-POST TOASTEE

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Studio One
2:46 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Hear The Sapwoods Studio One Live Set

The Sapwoods perform in IPR's Studio One.
Credit IPR/Tony Dehner

On November 18, the Iowa City band The Sapwoods returned to Studio One for a live performance.  Their second album, Peaks And Valleys, was released this past summer.  The Sapwoods are preparing for a Midwest tour beginning in January, and one of their gigs before a break for the holidays happened in our Cedar Falls studios.  The tight five-piece group was in fine form for this set.  Have a listen!

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Java Blend
9:46 am
Mon November 17, 2014

Mayflies Trio Brews Up Tunes To Dance To

Listen to the podcast for a full hour with a trio from the local roots rockers, The Mayflies.

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

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Studio One
6:59 pm
Sun November 16, 2014

The Beatles Medley November 16

This week's playlist was suggested by listeners Wes Shirley and Dan Andersen with the theme "Come and Go"

THE BEATLES-COME TOGETHER

GEORGE HARRISON-THAT'S THE WAY IT GOES

THE BEATLES-SHE CAME IN THRU THE BATHROOM WINDOW

JOHN LENNON-GOING DOWN ON LOVE

THE BEATLES-YOU'RE GOING TO LOSE THAT GIRL

PAUL MC CARTNEY-FRIENDS TO GO

RINGO STARR-IT DON'T COME EASY

THE BEATLES-WHAT GOES ON/HERE COMES THE SUN

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW

Studio One
1:00 am
Sun November 16, 2014

Featured Release This Week From Cold War Kids

Hold My Home is the fifth full-length release from Cold War Kids.  The band formed in Fullerton, California ten years ago, and remains based in the Golden State.  Cold War Kids have said that in the beginning, having instruments was secondary to their enthusiasm.  At band practices they thumped on walls, banged on heat pipes, stomped and chanted.  Cold War Kids now have more instruments, a steadily growing indie rock reputation, and a solid new album titled Hold My Home.

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Studio One
4:59 pm
Sat November 15, 2014

Backtracks November 15

All the music on today's show is taken from the original 45 rpm vinyl record. Hour #1 was supplied from the collection of guitar maker Bob Long, hour #2 was supplied (and hosted) by listeners Joel Carl and Steve Biggs and hour #3 is from my personal collect. Pops and scratches, NO EXTRA CHARGE!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

FATS DOMINO-MARY OH MARY

SAM COOKE-YOU WERE MADE FOR ME

CLYDE MC PHATTER-BABY BABY

BILLY & LILLIE-HAPPINESS

BUDDY KNOX-DEVIL WOMAN

THE EVERLY BROS-LOVE HER

SWINGIN' MEDALLIONS-DON'T CRY NO MORE

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Studio One
3:44 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

Hear Brooks Strause's Studio One Live Set

Brooks Strause performs in IPR's Studio One.
Credit IPR/Tony Dehner

Currently based out of Iowa City, the prolific singer-songwriter Brooks Strause, stopped by our Cedar Falls studios for a live performance on November 13. Brooks played a variety of songs from both his early and current releases. He also shared some details about his most recent LP, Renaissance Beast, as well as some of his forthcoming projects, which includes an opera. You can listen to the live set below. 

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Studio One
1:16 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

Blue Avenue November 16

This week's drive down Blue Avenue originally aired 9/28/14 check that week's posting for a complete song list

Studio One
9:05 am
Thu November 13, 2014

Hear Peas and Carrot's Live Set on Studio One

Peas and Carrot live on IPR's Studio One
Credit IPR/Tony Dehner

Cedar Falls folk-punk trio, Peas and Carrot stopped by Studio One for a live performance Tuesday night. Consisting of Audrey Robinson on vocals and guitar, Walt Goodknight on bass, and Nathan Lantz on drums, the trio played several songs from their debut EP Big Girl Shoes—plus Audrey had some interesting things to say about the band’s name. If you missed Peas and Carrot the first time around or would like to hear them again, you can do so by clicking on the audio below. 

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Studio One
11:47 am
Wed November 12, 2014

Minneapolis Troubadour Has One Lucky Guitar

Listen to Minneapolis folk singer Jack Klatt's story about reuniting with his guitar.
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If you don't already know Jack Klatt, he's a rambling, roving troubadour-type folk singer who made an appearance on IPR Studio One's "Java Blend" earlier this year. Klatt was born and raised in Michigan's Mississippi River Valley,  but his true story telling talent comes from his travels. 

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