Backtracks

Saturdays at 2 p.m. on IPR News/Studio One and Tuesdays at 1 p.m. on Studio One online

Join us for a great evening 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.

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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.

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