Bob Dorr

Studio One host

Bob started his 40+ year career in Iowa Public Broadcasting (radio and TV) when he did the first rock 'n' roll show EVAH on an Iowa Public Radio station Oct. 2, 1972. He was honored/recognized for those years by being inducted into the Iowa Rock'n'Roll Music Association's Hall of Fame in Sept. of 2000.

Simultaneously, Bob has been the leader, singer, and harmonica player of The Blue Band for 30+ years for which he was inducted into the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame in 2005 and reinducted into the Iowa Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame in 2007.

Bob has a BA in Radio/TV Speech from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. Bob's favorite program on IPR is (what else?) Backtracks.

Blue Avenue April 1

Apr 2, 2018

April Fools blues, Easter blues, and new for spring blues!

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

DAVID BROMBERG-I WILL NOT BE YOUR FOOL (EDITED FOR LANGUAGE)

RUSH CLEVELAND with MO HINEMAN-NAGGING ON ME

PETER PARCEK-EVERYBODY WANTS TO GO TO HEAVEN

NICK MOSS BAND-HE WALKED WITH GIANTS

RAE GORDON BAND-YOU COULDA FOOLED ME

NANCY WRIGHT-TRAMPLED (EXCERPT)

CURTIS SALGADO-HELL IN A HANDBASKET

GUS SPENOS-FOOLS BLUES

DENNIS DOVE w/JIM PUGH-THIS IS MY PRAYER

LARKIN POE-JOHN THE REVELATOR

Backtracks March 31

Apr 1, 2018

Some Easter tunes, some April Fools tunes, and few other spotlights!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

IKE & TINA TURNER-POOR LITTLE FOOL

JAMES RAY-IF YOU GOTTA MAKE A FOOL OF SOMEBODY

FRANKIE LYMON-WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE?

JERRY LEE LEWIS-WHO WILL YOUR NEXT FOOL BE?

MASON PROFFIT-EUGENE PRATT

ROSCO GORDON-JUST A LITTLE BIT

RIGHTEOUS BROS-ROCK & ROLL HEAVEN

JAMES BOOKER-GONZO (EXCERPT)

NAZARETH-DON'T JUDAS ME

THE DOORS-SHIP OF FOOLS

RON LEVY'S WILD KINGDOM-COOL THE FOOL

The Beatles as a cover band

THE BEATLES-TWIST & SHOUT/YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME/MONEY

PAUL MC CARTNEY-SHE SAID YEAH

THE BEATLES-HONEY DON'T/WORDS OF LOVE/BAD BOY

GEORGE HARRISON-GOT MY MIND SET ON YOU

THE BEATLES-ACT NATURALLY

RINGO STARR-YOU'RE 16

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue March 25

Mar 30, 2018

WILLIAM CLARK-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

VICTOR WAINWRIGHT-HEALING

NICK MOSS BAND-CRAZY MIXED UP BABY

CURTIS SALGADO & ALAN HAGER-TOO YOUNG TO DIE

BETTYE LAVETTE-PERSON TO PERSON

TOM JONES-DONE SOMEBODY WRONG

DANIELLE NICOLE-CRY NO MORE

NANCY WRIGHT-TRAMPLED (EXCERPT)

LAURIE JANE & THE 45s-WAIT SO LONG

TOMMY DAR DAR-SHAKE A LEG

JOHNNY TUCKER-I CAN'T WAIT

SAMANTHA FISH-NO ANGELS

BERNARD ALLISON-SAME OLE FEELING

LAURIE MORVAN-TWICE THE TROUBLE

Backtracks March 24

Mar 25, 2018

LOTS of spotlight segments!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

BILL HALEY & THE COMETS-HOT DOG BUDDY BUDDY

BIG BOY GROVES & THE ROBINS-I GOT A NEW CAR

BOBBY HENDRICKS-ITCHY TWITCHY FEELING

JOHN D. LOUDERMILK-BLUE TRAIN

STEVE ALAIMO-EVERYDAY I HAVE TO CRY

THE IMPRESSIONS-CHOICE OF COLORS

BREWER & SHIPLEY-ONE TOKE OVER THE LINE

THE DO'S & DONT'S-WOMAN

ROY BUCHANAN-MULE TRAIN STOMP (EXCERPT)

DEPUTY DAWG-DISCO WRETCH

JIMI HENDRIX-GLORIA

TOM PETTY-TRAILER

STILLBROOK-OHIO

THE BEATLES-I WILL/LOVE YOU TO/YOU'RE GOING TO LOSE THAT GIRL

RINGO STARR-RORY & THE HURRICANES

THE BEATLES-THANK YOU GIRL/LONG TALL SALLY/I'M DOWN

PAUL MC CARTNEY-ROUGH RIDE

THE BEATLES-COME TOGETHER

THE BEATLES-I WANT YOU (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue March 18

Mar 19, 2018

All the music on today's bus ride is from exclusive IPR recordings!

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

THE BLUE TRIO w/CATHY HENRY ROHLF-BLUES BLOWOUT, ELECTRIC PARK BALLROOM-WATERLOO 2/18/17

SONNY LANDRETH-BLUES BLOWOUT, ELECTRIC PARK BALLROOM-WATERLOO 2/10/18

TINSLEY ELLIS-SASSY STRAT (EXCERPT)

MATT WOODS-NITCH SERIES CONCERT, CORNING OPERA HOUSE 2/4/17

MISSISSIPPI HEAT-BLUES BLOWOUT, ELECTRIC PARK BALLROOM-WATERLOO 2/10/18

TINSLEY ELLIS-GET IT! (EXCERPT)

6:00

Backtracks March 17

Mar 17, 2018

Leftovers and Irish stew for St. Patrick's Day!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

VAN MORRISON-GREEN

DIRE STRAITS-INDUSTRIAL DISEASE

THE ROLLING STONES-MONKEY MAN

SCREAMIN' JAY HAWKINS-I PUT A SPELL ON YOU

CLARENCE 'FROGMAN' HENRY-I AIN'T GOT NO HOME

THIN LIZZIE-WHISKEY IN THE JAR

KING CURTIS-SOUL TWIST (EXCERPT)

STRAWBERRY ALARM CLOCK-INCENSE & PEPPERMINTS

TRAFFIC-40,000 HEADMEN

DOOBIE BROS.-ROCKIN' DOWN THE HIGHWAY

NEW RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE-HENRY

RORY GALLAGHER-WALK ON HOT COALS

This week's playlist was submitted by Cedar Rapids listener Rachel Brandt

WINGS-LET 'EM IN

THE BEATLES-DRIVE MY CAR/GOT TO GET YOU INTO MY LIFE/MARTHA MY DEAR

PAUL MC CARTNEY & MICHAEL JACKSON-SAY SAY SAY

THE BEATLES-CAN'T BUY ME LOVE/PAPERBACK WRITER

RINGO STARR-BACK OFF BOOGALOO

THE BEATLES-EVERYBODY'S GOT SOMETHING TO HIDE...

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue March 11

Mar 14, 2018

Some of my favorite releases of 2018 (so far!)

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

BERNARD ALLISON-BLUES PARTY/YOU'RE GONNA NEED ME

DANIELLE NICOLE-PUSHER MAN/MY HEART REMAINS

CURTIS SALGADO & ALAN HAGER-ONE NIGHT ONLY/I WILL NOT SURRENDER

BOB CORRITORE-RUKUS RHYTHM (ECERPT)

RODNEY CROWELL-SHAKE YOUR MONEY MAKER

WARREN HAYNES w/BILLY GIBBONS-MEAN MISTREATIN' MAMA

KEB MO-LOOK ON YONDER WALL

VICTOR WAINWRIGHT-TRAIN/BOOGIE DEPRESSION

TOMMY DAR DAR-HEADIN' DOWN TO HOUMA/BIG DADDY GUMBO

Backtracks March 10

Mar 14, 2018

This Guest DJ Day originally aired November 18, 2017

It's Guest DJ Day!

2-3pm hosted by Urbandale listener Russ Richardson

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

U2-I WILL FOLLOW

ROBBIE ROBERTSON-SWEET FIRE OF LOVE

LED ZEPPELIN-I CAN'T QUIT YOU

ROBERT PLANT-THE WAY I FEEL

PETE TOWNSHEND-LET MY LOVE OPEN THE DOOR

KING CURTIS-WHOLE LOTTA LOVE (EXCERPT)

THE BUS BOYS-NEW SHOES

BOB SEGER-HOUSE BEHIND A HOUSE

ELTON JOHN-BALL & CHAIN

TRAVELING WILBURYS-NOT ALONE ANYMORE

Backtracks March 3

Mar 7, 2018

A Listener Picks Show!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

LEVON HELM-PLAY SOMETHING SWEET

STEELY DAN-THIRD WORLD MAN

3rd WORLD-96 DEGREES IN THE SHADE

GLENN FREY-SMUGGLER'S BLUES

RORY GALLAGHER-BULLFROG BLUES

JOHNNY WINTER-STILL ALIVE AND WELL

JIMI HENDRIX-IF 6 WERE 9

BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD-FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH

QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE-COBRA

RANDY NEWMAN-POLITICAL SCIENCE

AMAZING RHYTHM ACES-TYPICAL AMERICAN BOY

LARRY VERNE-MR. CUSTER

BILL DOGGETT-HONKY TONK (EXCERPT)

3:00

Totally at random, no theme

THE BEATLES-GET BACK (NAKED VERSION)/FIXING A HOLE/YOU WON'T SEE ME

PAUL MC CARTNEY-DRIVING RAIN

THE BEATLES-RAIN/YES IT IS/REVOLUTION (SINGLE VERSION)

JOHN LENNON-GOD

THE BEATLES-I, ME, MINE

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue March 4

Mar 5, 2018

The final week in our series of hearing nominees for The Blues Foundation's coveted Blues Music Awards gives us music from EVERY nominee for Album of the Year and Band of the Year!

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

THE CASH BOX KINGS-I'M GONNA GET MY BABY

NICK MOSS BAND-I DIG

NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALL-STARS-BID YOU GOODNIGHT

MONSTER MIKE WELCH & MIKE LEDBETTER-CAN'T SIT DOWN

RICK ESTRIN & THE NIGHTCATS-LIVING HAND TO MOUTH

BOB CORRITORE-POTATO STOMP (EXCERPT)

DON BRYANT-I GOT TO KNOW

The LUV playlist

THE BEATLES-IF I FELL/WORDS OF LOVE/IT'S ONLY LOVE

RINGO STARR-GIVE MORE LOVE

PAUL MC CARTNEY-MAYBE I'M AMAZED

GEORGE HARRISON-GIVE ME LOVE

JOHN LENNON-OH MY LOVE

THE BEATLES-SHE LOVES YOU/DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET/PS I LOVE YOU

PAUL MC CARTNEY-VALENTINE DAY (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue February 11

Feb 13, 2018

a song from EVERY nominee for the Blues Foundation's Blues Music Award in the Contemporary Blues and Traditional Blues Albums of the Year categories.

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWING' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

RONNIE BAKER BROOKS-TIMES HAVE CHANGED

COREY DENNISON BAND-PHONE KEEPS RINGING

BETH HART-FIRE ON THE FLOOR

SELWYN BIRCHWOOD-PICK YOUR POISON

TAJMO-THAT'S WHO I AM

BOB CORRITORE-POTATO STOMP (EXCERPT)

CASH BOX KINGS-BLUES FOR CHI-RAG

ELVIN BISHOP'S BIG FUN TRIO-KEEP ON ROLLIN'

KIM WILSON-SEARCHED ALL OVER

Backtracks February 10

Feb 11, 2018

The LUV show

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

THE BEATLES-ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE

3 DOG NIGHT-OLD FASHIONED LOVE SONG

BOB SEGER-LOVE THE ONE YOU'RE WITH

DUSTY SPRINGFIELD-THE LOOK OF LOVE

YOUNG RASCALS-GOOD LOVIN'

THE SUPREMES-STOP! IN THE NAME OF LOVE

LINDA RONSTADT-LOVE HAS NO PRIDE

VANILLA FUDGE-NEED LOVE

JANIS JOPLIN-TO LOVE SOMEBODY

JIMI HENDRIX-BOLD AS LOVE

JOE TEX-THE LOVE YOU SAVE

AL GREEN-LOVE AND HAPPINESS

WILSON PICKETT-EVERYBODY NEEDS SOMEBODY TO LOVE

THE BEATLES-SHE'S A WOMAN/DIZZY MISS LIZZIE/TICKET TO RIDE (LIVE AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL)

RINGO STARR- & HIS ALL STARR BAND-YELLOW SUBMARINE (LIVE)

THE BEATLES-DIG A PONY/I'VE GOT A FEELING/GET BACK

GEORGE HARRISON-TAXMAN (LIVE IN JAPAN)

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue February 4

Feb 4, 2018

The first 1/2 hour is music from all the nominees for the Blues Foundation's Blues Music Awards in the Emerging Artists Album of the Year category. The last hour is all music from performers scheduled to appear at The Winter Blues Fest in Des Moines Feb. 9/10 and The Friends Blues Blowout in Waterloo 2/10

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

ALTERED 5 BLUES BAND-CHARMED AND DANGEROUS

LARKIN POE-PREACHIN' BLUES

MISS FREDDYE-LADY OF THE BLUES

R. L. BOYCE-ROLL AND TUMBLE

SOUTHERN AVENUE-80 MILES FROM MEMPHIS

Backtracks February 3

Feb 3, 2018

Listener Leftovers: songs suggested for last week's requestfest that I didn't have to time play

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

MAURICE WILLIAMS & THE ZODIACS-STAY

BILL WITHERS-USE ME

AVERAGE WHITE BAND-GOT THE LOVE

LITTLE FEAT-FAT MAN IN THE BATH TUB

PAUL SIMON-SILENT EYES

REO SPEEDWAGON-LITTLE QUEENIE

AVERAGE WHITE BAND-PICK UP THE PIECES (EXCERPT)

JIMI HENDRIX-HEAR MY TRAIN A COMIN'

PAPA JOHN CREACH-FILTHY FUNKY

THE ROLLING STONES-DEAD FLOWERS

EAGLES-OUTLAW MAN

This week's Medley playlist was submitted by Urbandale listener Russ Richardson with the theme All About Paul

THE BEATLES-LET IT BE/PENNY LANE

THE FIREMAN-SING THE CHANGES/HIGHWAY

PAUL MC CARTNEY-SAVE US/MY VALENTINE

THE BEATLES-BACK IN THE USSR/MICHELLE

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue January 28

Feb 1, 2018

It's all music from performers scheduled to appear at The Blues Blowout in Waterloo Feb. 10 or The Winter Blues Fest in Des Moines Feb. 9 & 10.

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

REVEREND RAVEN & THE CHAIN SMOKING ALTER BOYS-SHE'S MOVING ON

KILBORN ALLEY BLUES BAND-GOING HARD

BRYCE JANEY-DOWN HOME BLUES

SONNY LANDRETH-BLUES ATTACK/SOUL SALVATION

SONNY LANDRETH-BRAVE NEW GIRL (EXCERPT)

KEVIN BURT & THE INSTIGATORS-DAY DAY/AIN'T NO SUNSHINE

KEVIN BURT-LAST TWO DOLLARS

Backtracks January 27

Jan 29, 2018

It's a LIVE Listener Picks show!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

THE DOOBIE BROS-ANOTHER PARK, ANOTHER SUNDAY

TOM WAITS-STEP RIGHT UP

NILSSON-JUMP INTO THE FIRE

ROLLING STONES-SATISFACTION

THE BYRDS-8 MILES HIGH

ELTON JOHN-MONA LISAS & MAD HATTERS

ELECTRIC PRUNES-I HAD TOO MUCH TO DREAM LAST NIGHT

THE BOX TOPS-THE LETTER

ARGENT-GOD GAVE ROCK & ROLL TO YOU

THE KINKS-ADD IT UP

STEELY DAN-HAITIAN DIVORCE

THE CHAMPS-EL RANCHO ROCK (EXCERPT)

3:00

Backtracks January 20

Jan 21, 2018

THE FIRST TWO HOURS OF THIS AFTERNOON'S 45 rpm SPECIAL (2-4PM) ORIGINALLY AIRED 1/18/14, CHECK THAT WEEK'S PLAYLIST FOR A LIST OF SONGS

HOUR #3 (4-5PM) ORIGINALLY AIRED 4/13/13, CHECK THAT WEEK'S PLAYLIST FOR A LIST OF SONGS

This week's playlist comes from Quad Cities' listener Lucas Syoen with the theme: George Going Backwards

TRAVELING WILBURYS-HANDLE WITH CARE/END OF THE LINE

GEORGE HARRISON-FISH ON THE SAND/GIVE ME LOVE/MY SWEET LORD

THE BEATLES-SOMETHING/WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue January 21

Jan 21, 2018

This week's trip down Blue Avenue is all about the Blues Blowout (past and upcoming)

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

DANIELLE NICOLE-IPR RECORDINGS, BLUES BLOWOUT, ELECTRIC PARK BALLROOM, WATERLOO 2/18/17

SENA EHRHARDT-IPR RECORDINGS, BLUES BLOWOUT, ELECTRIC PARK BALLROOM, WATERLOO 2/18/17

TINSLEY ELLIS-FRONT STREET FREEZE (EXCERPT)

SONNY LANDRETH-KEY TO THE HIGHWAY/BACK TO BAYOU TECHE

THE BLUE TRIO w/CATHY HENRY-IPR RECORDINGS, BLUES BLOWOUT, ELECTRIC PARK BALLROOM, WATERLOO 2/18/17

SONNY LANDRETH-UBERESSO (EXCERPT)

Backtracks January 13

Jan 15, 2018

This Bob's Birthday show was culled from segments from previous "It's My Party And I'll Play What I Want To" shows from 2014, 2017, and 2013

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

CHUBBY CHECKER-LET'S TWIST AGAIN

JOEY DEE & THE STARLITERS-THE 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 TWIST

THE BEATLES-TWIST AND SHOUT

THE ROLLING STONES-TALKIN' 'BOUT YOU

THE YARDBIRDS-I'M A MAN

Blue Avenue January 14

Jan 15, 2018

This program originally aired 12/24/17

Bob's list of Blues disc "Must Haves" for 2017

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

HARRISON KENNEDY-WHO U TELLIN'

CATFISH KEITH-JUST CAN'T KEEP FROM CRYIN'

SONNY LANDRETH-BOUND BY THE BLUES

CASEY JAMES-ALL I NEED

TOMMY CASTRO-LIVE EVERY DAY

KIM WILSON-NINETY-NINE

KIM WILSON-BONUS BOOGIE (EXCERPT)

EARNEST ROY-WHERE CAN SHE BE?

R.L. BOYCE-CHILD OF GOD

MISS FREDDYE-MISS FREDDYE'S GONNA FIX YA

DON BRYANT-I GOT TO KNOW

THE BEATLES-BIRTHDAY/YER BLUES/LONG, LONG, LONG

JOHN LENNON-INSTANT KARMA

THE BEATLES-A HARD DAYS NIGHT/THINGS WE SAID TODAY/I'LL BE BACK

GEORGE HARRISON-WHEN WE WAS FAB

THE BEATLES-FOR YOU BLUE

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

This Medley originally aired 4/16/17

The Fabs play LIVE!

THE BEATLES-YOU CAN'T DO THAT/I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND/EVERYBODY'S TRYING TO BE MY BABY

GEORGE HARRISON-BANGLA DESH

THE BEATLES-DIG A PONY/I'VE GOT A FEELING

WINGS-MAYBE I'M A MAZED

THE BEATLES-GET BACK

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

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