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This week's playlist was suggested by listener Dash Dixon with a duo theme: Acrostic Beatles by The Numbers!

THE BEATLES-TAXMAN/HOLD ME TIGHT

RINGO STARR-EARLY 1970

THE BEATLES-BEING FOR THE BENEFIT OF MR. KITE/EIGHT DAYS A WEEK/AND YOUR BIRD CAN SING

PAUL MC CARTNEY-TAKE IT AWAY

THE BEATLES-LOVELY RITA/EVERYBODY'S TRYING TO BE MY BABY/SHE CAME IN THRU THE BATHROOM WINDOW

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue September 7

Sep 7, 2014

Lots of new releases that came in during the summer months!

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS

JOHN PRIMER & THE TEARDROPS-DON'T YOU HEAR ME CRYING FOR YOU

ROD PIAZZA-GAMBLING WOMAN

EDEN BRENT-LET'S GO AHEAD AND FALL IN LOVE

TERRY HANCK-PEACE OF MIND

KAYE BOHLER-DIGGIN' ON MY MAN

ETTA BRITT-YOU WERE NEVER MINE

BOB CORRITORE-HARP BLAST (EXCERPT)

SELWYN BIRCHWOOD-QUEEN OF HEARTS

WALTER TROUT-HARD TIME

J P SOARS-FULL MOON NIGHT IN MEMPHIS

JOHN EAST-BIG LEGGED WOMAN

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California native Ty Segall began his career playing in various underground bands in Orange County and the San Francisco Bay Area.  Since 2008, the songwriter/vocalist/guitarist (and drummer)  has been prolifically releasing solo material.  Segall has followed the indie rock tried and true path of starting out lo-fi, fuzzed-out and experimental, then steadily refining his music, still retaining that initial spirit.  Now we have Manipulator, Ty Segall's most satisfying record to date, with a generous 17 tracks that move along in well-crafted form for nearly an hour.  

Backtracks September 6

Sep 6, 2014

I'm baaaack! This afternoon, it's music I got on my summer vacation!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

SMILEY LEWIS-BUMPITY BUMP

BOO BREEDING-COUNTRY WOMAN

GUITAR SLIM-GUITAR SLIM

T-BONE WALKER-RAILROAD STATION BLUES

PEE WEE CRAYTON-DO UNTO OTHERS

LONNIE DONEGAN-ROCK ISLAND LINE

VIPERS-DON'T YOU ROCK ME DADDY

STATION SKIFFLE-HUGGED MY HONEY

THE FRANATICS-STRAIGHT FLUSH (EXCERPT)

THE DONTAYS-DEVIL IN HIS HEART

THE BEATLES-DEVIL IN HER HEART

BARRETT STRONG-MONEY

THE BEATLES-MONEY

Reginald VanNurden

In this encore episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend" from 2012 host, Ben Kieffer will chat with Caroline Smith

Download the podcast to find out more about her latest album, Half About Being a Woman.

This week's medley was picked out by San Antonio TX listener Paul DuBay with the theme: Fabs messages to each other.

GEORGE HARRISON-ALL THOSE YEARS AGO

JOHN LENNON-HOW DO YOU SLEEP?

PAUL MC CARTNEY-DEAR BOY

PAUL MC CARTNEY-HERE TODAY

RINGO STARR-ENGLISH GARDEN

RINGO STARR-NEVER WITHOUT YOU

RINGO STARR-YOU & ME BABE

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

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Brill Bruisers is the sixth studio album from the Vancouver-based band The New Pornographers.  The record is their first new release in four years.  Band members A.C. Newman, Neko Case, Dan Bejar, Kathryn Calder, Blaine Thurier, John Collins, Kurt Dahle and Todd Fancey have solo work, other bands and side projects to keep them busy between New Pornographers albums.  There is a wealth of talent in this band, creating songs that set the standard for indie-pop.  Main lead singer and main songwriter A.C. Newman says:  "This is a celebration record.

Backtracks August 30

Aug 30, 2014

The first two hours are reprised from last year's Labor Day special with all the songs having something to do with the work experience (or at least having the word WORK in the title!) Hour #3 is all new and is comprised of Listener Picks "leftover" from the July LIVE show.

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

JANIS JOPLIN-WORK ME LORD

BOB SEGER-I'VE BEEN WORKIN'

SAM COOKE-CHAIN GANG

HANK BALLARD-WORK WITH ME ANNIE

LEE DORSEY-WORKING IN A COAL MINE

DONNA SUMMER-SHE WORKS HARD FOR THE MONEY

THE RONDELS-BACK BEAT NO. 1 (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue August 31

Aug 26, 2014

On this Labor Day weekend, we get to enjoy the fruits of the labor of IPR's Live Music recording engineer, Phil Maass. Everything on this week's trip down The Avenue was recorded, mixed, produced by Mr. Maass, and can only be heard on IPR stations. Thanks, Phil!

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

WALTER TROUT-BOWLFUL OF BLUES FESTIVAL, NEWTON, 8/31/13

BIG JAMES AND THE CHICAGO PLAYBOYS-FRIENDS BLUES BLOWOUT, ELECTRIC PARK BALLROOM, WATERLOO, 2/8/14

DWAYNE DOPSIE & THE ZYDECO HELLRAISERS-MISSISSIPPI VALLEY BLUES FEST, DAVENPORT, 7/1/11

Sarah Hadley

In this encore episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend" from 2012 host, Ben Kieffer will chat with Tony Bohnenkamp.

Download the podcast to find out more about the Tennessee based pop-rocker.

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Spoon is one of the best bands working today, with each new release eagerly anticipated.  Lead vocalist and guitarist Britt Daniel and drummer Jim Eno formed the band twenty years ago in Austin, Texas.  Since around 2001, each new Spoon record has been an affirmation of the quality of the band's work.  Daniel, Eno and the others have been involved in more side projects in recent years, yet every three or four years we are treated to a new Spoon album.  They Want My Soul is another fine record, well-crafted and brimming with rock 'n' roll excitement.

Backtracks August 23

Aug 23, 2014

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

LAURA LEE PERKINS-COME ON BABY

SHIRLEY GUNTER-CRAZY LITTLE BABY

HELEN BOZEMAN-SUGAR BABY

THE MILLER SISTERS-10 CATS DOWN

MARY EDWARDS-CHILLY WILLY

THE JIVE FIVE-MY TRUE STORY

CURTIS LEE-PRETTY LITTLE ANGEL EYES

THE JARMELS-A LITTLE BIT OF SOAP

CORSAIRS-SMOKY PLACES

RANDY & THE RAINBOWS-DENISE

PRESTON EPPS-BONGO ROCK (EXCERPT)

THE BEATLES-THIS BOY/IF I FELL/AND I LOVE HER

THE YARDBIRDS-SHAPES OF THINGS

THE HOLLIES-STOP STOP STOP

This week's Medley originally aired 2/16/14. Check that week's posting for a complete song list.

Blue Avenue August 24

Aug 23, 2014

This week's trip down The Avenue originally aired 7/27/14. Check that week's page for a complete song list.

Antonio Rodriguez

Listeners of Iowa Public Radio's Studio One know that Iowa has a thriving music scene, and that bringing the music of these talented artists to a larger audience is a key part of IPR's mission. And now, some of those artists are receiving recognition from outside our home state.

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In this encore episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend" from 2012 host, Ben Kieffer will chat with Danika Holmes

Download the podcast to find out more about the Iowa native artist.

No theme, totally at random!

THE BEATLES-TELL ME WHY/I'LL BE BACK/EVERY LITTLE THING

WINGS-HI HI HI

BEATLES-YOU WON'T SEE ME/RUN FOR YOUR LIFE/TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS

JOHN LENNON-GIVE ME SOME TRUTH

THE BEATLES-PIGGIES/TWO OF US

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue August 17

Aug 17, 2014

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

RICK ESTRIN & THE NIGHT CATS-KEEP YOUR BIG MOUTH SHUT

KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD-PALACE OF THE KING

WALTER TROUT-BORN IN THE CITY

SELWYN BIRCHWOOD-OVER WORKED AND UNDER PAID

ROD PIAZZA-SLEEPING IN THE GROUND

THE NIGHTHAWKS-WALK THAT WALK

BOB CORRITORE-TABOO (EXCERPT)

JANIVA MAGNESS-I NEED A MAN

EDEN BRENT-I WISH I KNEW HOW IT WOULD FEEL TO BE FREE

RACHEL COBA-CHICAGO

RAY BONNEVILLE-WHO DO CALL THE SHOTS

GUY DAVIS-DID YOU SEE MY BABY

Reigning Sound

It takes a special group of musicians to be able to combine a variety of influences and create a sound that only they could have come up with. The North Carolina band Reigning Sound have been doing it since 2001, and they've done again on Shattered, their first album since 2009 and first for the legendary Merge label. Classic soul/R&B, '60s garage rock, country and more are all  in the mix here, and vocalist Greg Cartwright is in top form throughout the whole record.

Backtracks August 16

Aug 13, 2014

Elvis Presley died 37 years ago, Aug. 16, 1977. The first hour of this remembrance program was originally aired Jan. 4, 2014 (check that week's listing for complete song list), hour #2 (3-4pm) is a syndicated special on The King's recordings done at Stax Studios in Memphis in 1973 and 1974, and hour #3 is a syndicated special focusing on the 1968 Comeback Special done in the summer of 1968. Long Live The King!

Blue Avenue August 10

Aug 10, 2014

This week's trip down Blue Avenue is a reprise of the Women In The Blues show that originally aired 5/11/14. Check that week's entry for a complete song list

David Black

House Of Spirits is the fifth full-length album (and 8th release overall) from the San Francisco band The Fresh & Onlys. Written partly at a horse ranch in the Arizona desert, the album has a dreamy feel to it, and features huge arrangements that still offer a lot of space. It rarely makes any sort of literal sense, but at the same time, that’s what makes it relatable. Listeners will notice a definite ‘80s guitar pop/New Wave influence.

Backtracks August 9

Aug 9, 2014

A reprise of the "ABCs of My Personal Vinyl Collection" show that originally aired 2/4/12

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

LAURIE ANDERSON-LET X=X/IT TANGO

THE BAND-RAG MAMA RAG

J J CALE-CLYDE

DEVO-BIG MESS

JOE ELY-MUSTA NOTTA GOTTA LOTTA SLEEP

THE FACES-STAY WITH ME

MARVIN GAYE-LET'S GET IT ON

THE HOODOO RHYTHM DEVILS-I FOUGHT THE LAW

THE ISLEY BROS-IT'S YOUR THING

THE JAMES GANG-WALK AWAY

THE KINGSTON TRIO-M.T.A.

LED ZEPPELIN-DAZED & CONFUSED

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In this encore episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend" from 2012 host, Ben Kieffer will chat with Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys.

Listen to and download the podcast to find out more about the Twin Cities-based artist.

Photo by Tony Dehner / Iowa Public Radio

Twin Cities Celtic-rock band The Langers Ball visited IPR's Studio One last week, while they were in the area for the Iowa Irish Festival.  The group originally started as an acoustic duo of accordionist and pennywhistler Hannah Rediske and guitarist and mandolinist Michael Sturm. They recruited some other musicians to play with them in the studio, and decided that it was so much fun, they wanted to be a full band all the time.

The Fabs as a cover band

THE BEATLES-WORDS OF LOVE/I'M TALKING ABOUT YOU/CHAINS

PAUL MC CARTNEY-I GOT STUNG

THE BEATLES-SLOW DOWN/MR. MOONLIGHT/EVERYBODY'S TRYIN' TO BE MY BABY

GEORGE HARRISON-GOT MY MIND SET ON YOU

THE BEATLES-ANNA/YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue August 3

Aug 3, 2014

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

THE TERRY HANCK BAND-RIGHT NOW IS THE HOUR

THE NIGHTHAWKS-NO SECRETS

EDEN BRENT-LOCOMOTIVE

ROD PIAZZA & MIGHTY FLYERS-TRICKY WOMAN

RICK ESTRIN & THE NIGHTCATS-THE CLOTHES LINE

SELWYN BIRCHWOOD-THE RIVER TURNED RED

BOB CORRITORE-SHUFF STUFF (EXCERPT)

KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD-I LOVE THE LIFE I LIVE

FLEETWOOD MAC BLUES BAND-LOOKING FOR SOMEBODY

ALEXIS KORNER'S BLUES INC.-I GOT MY BRAND ON YOU

SLEEPY JOHN ESTES & HAMMIE NIXON-DIVIN' DUCK BLUES

Facebook: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

The East Coast band Clap Your Hands Say Yeah are known for exemplifying the phenomenon of the Internet buzz band at the start of their career.  The band's totally self-made debut album rode a tide of blogger attention to great success in 2005.  Since then, there have been side projects, personnel changes and three more full-length albums of consistently well-crafted indie pop.  The new Only Run satisfies with both dance-oriented tracks and rockers.  

Backtracks August 2

Aug 2, 2014

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

DENNIS HERROLD-MAKE WITH THE LOVIN'

WELDON ROGERS-SO LONG, GOOD LUCK AND GOODBYE

LAURA LEE PERKINS-I JUST DON'T LIKE THIS KIND OF LIVIN'

JOHNNY GARNER-KISS ME SWEET

LEW WILLIAMS-ABRACADABRA

THE MARVELETTES-PLEASE MR. POSTMAN

THE BEATLES-PLEASE MR. POSTMAN

SHANGRILAS-LEADER OF THE PACK

THE DETERGENTS-LEADER OF THE LAUNDROMAT

DOC BAGBY-DUMPLINS (EXCERPT)

JAN & DEAN-POPSUCLE

THE TODDS-POPSICLE

RAY CHARLES-I CAN'T STOP LOVIN' YOU

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  With August upon us, we are now near the middle of summer. Some of my summer music obsessions have been the debut albums from Spanish Gold (South of Nowhere), Mø (No Mythologies to Follow), and St. Paul and the Broken Bones (Half the City). They may be new to the scene but don’t let that fool you, for instance the core members of Spanish Gold are seasoned musicians who have ties with My Morning Jacket, Hacienda, Dan Auerbach’s Fast Five, and Groupo Fantasma.

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