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.

This week's playlist comes from listener Ryan O'Rien with the first letter of each song title spelling out FOR ALICIA (his wife)

THE BEATLES-FIXING A HOLE/OB-LA-DI, OB-LA-DA

PAUL MC CARTNEY-RAM ON

THE BEATLES-ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE

PAUL MC CARTNEY-LOVELY LINDA

THE BEATLES-I SAW HER STANDING THERE/COME TOGETHER

GEORGE HARRISON-IF NOT FOR YOU

THE BEATLES-ACROSS THE UNIVERSE

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue January 27

Jan 28, 2019

All the music comes from artists scheduled to play at Winter Blues Fest in Des Moines, Feb. 1 &2

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMLY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

IVY FORD-MR. RIGHT

WALTER TROUT-BABY, YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO (IPR RECORDING)

NICK SCHNEBELEN-FOOL

JAMES HARMAN w/NATHAN JAMES-YO FAMILY (DON'T LIKE ME)

MATT WOODS-I AIN'T LEAVING THIS TOWN

MATT WOODS-TRAIN GOES BY (EXCERPT)

THE SOUL SEARCHERS-IPR RECORDING

ROB & TINA-IPR RECORDING

KEVIN BURT-I DON'T WANT TO SEE YOU NO MORE

WATERMELON SLIM-THE WHEEL MAN

Backtracks January 26

Jan 27, 2019

It's all Listener Leftovers! (Listener song suggestions for last week's Requestfest that I wasn't able to play on that show)

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

DONOVAN-SUNSHINE SUPERMAN

STEVIE RAY VAUGHN-THE SKY IS CRYING

REM-CRUSH WITH EYELINER

RORY GALLAGHER-WALK ON HOT COALS

THE TEEN BEATS-THE SLOP BEAT (EXCERPT)

JIMI HENDRIX BAND OF GYPSIES-WHO KNOWS

PROCOL HARUM-BUTTERFLY BOYS

WATERBOYS-THE THRILL IS GONE

ROGER MC GUINN-BALLAD OF EASY RIDER

ELTON JOHN-HAVE MERCY ON THE CRIMINAL

This week's Medley comes from listeners Robyn from Durant and Theresa from Cedar Rapids and is all songs beginning with the letter "S"

THE BEATLES-SOMETHING/SHE LOVES YOU/SEXY SADIE

GEORGE HARRISON-SEE YOURSELF

THE BEATLES-SHE CAME IN THROUGH THE BATHROOM WINDOW/SHE'S A WOMAN/STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER

GEORGE HARRISON-SIMPLY SHADY

THE BEATLES-SOLDIER OF LOVE

Blue Avenue January 20

Jan 22, 2019

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

RACHEL COBA-BAD REPUTATION

WILLA VINCITORE-JUST AIN'T THE SAME

SISTER MERCY-POISON

DAVE WELD-SWEET ROCKIN' SOUL

FRANK BEY-COOKIE JAR

KEVIN BURT-DAY DAY

BOB CORRITORE-POTATO STOMP (EXCERPT)

WATERMELON SLIM-CALL MY JOB

MORELAND & ARBUCKLE-MEAN AND EVIL

MATT WOODS-V8 FORD

AARON EARL SHORT-GOODBYE WHISKEY

SCOTTY & THE WINGTIPS-BLUE BLUE WORLD

ERIC GALES-CHANGE IN ME

ERIC GALES-SWAMP (EXCERPT)

6:00

Backtracks January 19

Jan 19, 2019

It's a LIVE Listener Picks show!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

THE ROLLING STONES-DOWN IN THE HOLE

STEVE MILLER BAND-GOING TO THE COUNTRY

SAVOY BROWN-GETTING TO THE POINT

TOM PETTY-MARY JANE'S LAST DANCE

JIM CROCE-BOX NUMBER 10

CREAM-I FEEL FREE

THE NASHVILLE TEENS-TOBACCO ROAD

MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER-WHY WALK WHEN YOU CAN FLY

TORI AMOS-CORNFLAKE GIRL

STEELY DAN-CAVES OF ALTAMIRA

ELECTRIC FLAG-GROOVIN' IS EASY

ERIC CLAPTON-SHE'S WAITING

SUPERTRAMP-LORD IS IT MINE

It's my birthday weekend. This Medley Playlist is totally self indulgent

THE BEATLES-BIRTHDAY/YER BLUES

JOHN LENNON-MOTHER

THE BEATLES-SGT. PEPPER'S REPRISE/A DAY IN THE LIFE/IT'S ONLY LOVE

GEORGE HARRISON-WHAT IS LIFE

THE BEATLES-I WILL

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue January 13

Jan 13, 2019

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

DAVE WELD & THE IMPERIAL FLAMES-TAKE ME BACK

FRANK BEY-YESTERDAY'S DREAMS

WILLA & COMPANY-THESE DAYS

MATT WOODS-NOW I'M BUSTED

KEVIN BURT-WAKE UP, BABY

UNCLE CHUCK FINCH-TWO QUARTS OF COFFEE

BOB CORRITORE-HARP BLAST (EXCERPT)

SOUTHERN AVENUE-80 MILES FROM MEMPHIS

THE JIMMY'S-SHE DON'T LOVE ME

DOUG DEMMING & THE JEWEL TONES-WHAT'S IT GONNA TAKE

ROB LUMBARD & TINA HAAS FINDLEY-GEORGIA ON MY MIND

Backtracks January 12

Jan 13, 2019

It's my birthday party and I'll play what I want to!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

CHUBBY CHECKER-THE TWIST

THE DOVELLS-THE BRISTOL STOMP

THE ORLONS-THE WAH WATUSI

DEE DEE SHARP-MASHED POTATO

CHUBBY CHECKER-LET'S TWIST AGAIN

THE DAVE CLARK 5-CAN'T YOU SEE THAT SHE'S MINE

THE KINKS-TIL THE END OF THE DAY

THE ANIMALS-WE GOTTA GET OUT OF THIS PLACE

HERMAN'S HERMITS-I'M INTO SOMETHING GOOD

TORNADOS-TELSTAR (EXCERPT)

THE ZOMBIES-SHE'S NOT THERE

GERRY & THE PACEMAKERS-HOW DO YOU DO IT?

PAUL MC CARTNEY-CONFIDANTE

THE BEATLES-ROCKY RACCOON (DEMO)

PAUL MC CARTNEY-HUNT YOU DOWN

THE BEATLES-NOT GUILTY

PAUL MC CARTNEY-I DON'T KNOW

THE BEATLES-THE CONTINUING STORY OF BUNGALO BILL/BLACK BIRD (DEMO)

PAUL MC CARTNEY-STATION II

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue January 6

Jan 6, 2019

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

MATT WOODS-I'M A BLOODHOUND

PAUL OSCHER-POOR MAN BLUES

BRYAN LEE-I AIN'T GONNA STOP

FRANK BEY-GIVE IT TO GET IT

BOBBY BLACK HAT-PUT ON YOUR RED SHOES

COLIN JAMES-TEARS CAME ROLLING DOWN

BOB CORRITORE-POTATO STOMP (EXCERPT)

KEVIN BURT-COME ON SEE ABOUT ME

JAMES HARMAN & NATHAN JAMES-THE CLOCK IS TICKING

IVY FORD-MAMA DON'T

HEATHER NEWMAN-WILLIE JAMES

WALTER TROUT w/ERIC GALES-SOMEBODY GOIN' DOWN

SISTER MERCY-RIVER OF TEARS

Backtracks January 5

Jan 5, 2019

The annual Elvis Presley special

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

ELVIS PRESLEY-I GOT A WOMAN/HEARTBREAK HOTEL/BABY WHAT YOU WANT ME TO DO

JIMMY REED-BABY WHAT YOU WANT ME TO DO

SMILEY LEWIS-ONE NIGHT

ELVIS PRESLEY-ONE NIGHT

BIG MAMA THORNTON-HOUND DOG

ELVIS PRESLEY-HOUND DOG

LLOYD PRICE-LAWDY MISS CLAWDY

LONNIE MACK-MEMPHIS (EXCERPT)

ELVIS PRESLEY-LAWDY MISS CLAWDY/TIGER MAN/LOVE ME

THE MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET-JUST A LITTLE TALK/FARTHER ALONG/KEEPER OF THE KEY

This Medley originally aired 10/21/18

Maybe something you haven't heard before!

PAUL MC CARTNEY-GET STARTED/COME ON TO ME

GEORGE HARRISON-DEEP PURPLE

PAUL MC CARTNEY-PEOPLE WANT PEACE/DOMINOES

GEORGE HARRISON-MISS O'DELL

THE BEATLES-WHEN I'M 64 (TAKE 2)/SGT. PEPPERS LHCB REPRISE (TAKE 8)

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue December 30

Dec 31, 2018

2018 review

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

KEVIN BURT-MAKIN' ME FEEL

COLIN JAMES-OOH BABY HOLD ME

NICK MOSS BAND-A PLEDGE TO YOU

CURTIS SALGADO & ALAN HAGER-MORNING TRAIN

CATFISH KEITH-JACK, I'M MELLOW

BIG HARP GEORGE-STANDING IN THE WEATHER

BIG HARP GEORGE-IN THE FIRST PLACE (EXCERPT)

DANIELLE NICOLE-HOT SPELL

JOYANN PARKER-ENVY

IVY FORD-HATE TO HAVE TO GO

HEATHER NEWMAN-HIGH MOUNTAIN BLUES

RUSH CLEVELAND w/MARY MO HINEMAN-NAGGING ON ME

BRYCE JANEY-TEARING ME DOWN

Backtracks December 29

Dec 29, 2018

This week's Backtracks is a reprise of my favorite show of the year, my on-air anniversary show from Oct. 6

Literally the vinyl LPs that I played on the old Progression show, 1972-1977

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

DR. FEELGOOD-BACK IN THE NIGHT

THE DOOBIE BROS.-FEELIN' DOWN FARTHER

GEOFF & MARIA MULDAUR-ME AND MY CHAUFFEUR

LITTLE FEAT-TWO TRAINS

LITTLE FEAT-ON THE WAY DOWN

BOOTS BROWN-CERVEZA (EXCERPT)

DEREK & THE DOMINOS-WHY DOES LOVE GOT TO BE SO SAD?

DEEP PURPLE-LAZY

This FAB Christmas originally aired 12/11/16

Merry Krimble!

RINGO STARR-COME ON CHRISTMAS, CHRISTMAS COME ON/DEAR SANTA

THE BEATLES-FAN CLUB CHRISTMAS MESSAGE 1967

PAUL MC CARTNEY-WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS TIME

THE BEATLES-FAN CLUB CHRISTMAS MESSAGE 1968

RINGO STARR-PEACE BE WITH YOU (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue December 23

Dec 25, 2018

This trip down Blue Avenue originally occured 12/18/16

Checking out all the Christmas decorations along the Avenue this week!

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

ALBERT KING-SANTA CLAUS WANTS SOME LOVIN'

FREDDIE KING-CHRISTMAS TEARS

B B KING-CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION

RUFUS THOMAS-I'LL BE YOUR SANTA, BABY

CHUCK LEAVELL-EVEN SANTA GETS THE BLUES

CHUCK LEAVELL-HEY SANTA

ROOMFUL OF BLUES-I TOLD SANTA CLAUS

LLOYD GLENN-SLEIGH RIDE (EXCERPT)

JAMES ANDREWS-CHRISTMAS IN NEW ORLEANS

Backtracks December 22

Dec 22, 2018

This year's Christmas show is comprised of many segments from Christmases past

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

BIG JOE TURNER-CHRISTMAS DATE BOOGIE

DEXTER GORDON-JINGLE JANGLE JUMP

BIG MABEL-BOOGIE WOOGIE SANTA CLAUS

JOHNNY MOORE & THE 3 BLAZERS-CHRISTMAS EVE BABY

THE CADILLACS-RUDOLF THE RED NOSED REINDEER

THE DRIFTERS-WHITE CHRISTMAS

THE PENGUINS-JINGLE JANGLE

HARMONY GRITS-SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN

THE MARCELS-MERRY TWISTMAS

THE SHELLS-HAPPY HOLIDAY

THE BEATLES-OB LA DI OB LA DA/WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS (DEMO VERSIONS)

PAUL MC CARTNEY-HAPPY WITH YOU/BACK IN BRAZIL

THE BEATLES-JULIA/SEXY SADIE (DEMO VERSIONS)

PAUL MC CARTNEY-DESPITE REPEATED WARNINGS

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue December 16

Dec 17, 2018

This show originally aired 10/28/18

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

BRYAN LEE-THE GIFT

COLIN JAMES-40 LIGHT YEARS

CATFISH KEITH-PUT ON A BUZZ

REVEREND PAYTON'S BIG DAMN BAND-DIRTY SWERVE

DAMON FOWLER-FAIRWEATHER FRIEND

RACHELLE COBA-HIGH & DRY

BOB CORRITORE-POTATO STOMP (EXCERPT)

BRYCE JANEY-FALLIN' DOWN

BILLY HECTOR-BUSY MAN

J P SOARS-DOG CATCHER

IVY FORD-DON'T HANDLE ME

BIG HARP GEORGE-NOBODY'S LISTENING

JOYANN PARKER-WHAT HAPPENED TO ME

Backtracks December 15

Dec 15, 2018

This week's show is a reprise of the February 3, 2018 Listener Leftovers show

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

Remembering John Lennon 38 years after his murder, special fundraising edition of the Medley

THE BEATLES-DEAR PRUDENCE/I'M SO TIRED/YER BLUES (Demo takes)

JOHN LENNON-I'M LOSING YOU

THE BEATLES-REVOLUTION (Demo take)

Blue Avenue December 9

Dec 12, 2018

Trying to raise gas money for the Blues Bus. Have you made your contribution yet? iowapublicradio.org

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

COLIN JAMES-ONE MORE MILE

FRANK BEY-GUN TOTING PREACHER

KEVIN BURT-THANK YOU

RUSH CLEVELAND-FRONT PICKUP FENDER JAGUAR BLUES

ERIC CLAPTON-LONESOME CHRISTMAS

PAUL OSCHER-HIDE OUT BABY

BRYAN LEE-FIGHT FOR THE LIGHT

JD MC PHERSON-SOCKS

CATFISH KEITH-WILLIE THE CHIMNEY SWEEPER

BRYCE JANEY w/BILLYLEE JANEY-KEY TO THE HIGHWAY

SISTER MERCY-TRAVELIN' SHOES

Backtracks December 8

Dec 8, 2018

Year-end fundraiser. Have you made your contribution yet? 800-235-2665  or  iowapublicradio.org

VARIOUS ARTIST- OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

EUNICE DAVIS-GET YOUR ENJOYS

BERTRICE READING-I GOTTA KNOW

SARAH MC LAWLER-READY, WILLIN' AND ABLE

DOLLY COOPER-AY LA BAH

LINDA HAYES-ATOMIC BABY

HAROLD JENKINS (CONWAY TWITTY)-ROCK HOUSE

CARL PERKINS-SWEETHEARTS OR STRANGERS

JERRY LEE LEWIS-HAND ME DOWN MY WALKIN' CANE

BOB DYLAN-SLOW TRAIN/AIN'T NO MAN RIGHTEOUS, NO NOT ONE

THE BEATLES-BACK IN THE USSR (DEMO AND REMIX)

This Medley originally aired 10/7/18

This week's Medley was suggested by Des Moines listener Partick Tape Fleming with the theme All Songs with Paul McCartney Playing Drums!

PAUL MC CARTNEY-DANCE TONIGHT

THE BEATLES-DEAR PRUDENCE/COME AND GET IT/THE BALLAD OF JOHN AND YOKO

PAUL MC CARTNEY-MAMA MISS AMERICA

THE BEATLES-MARTHA MY DEAR

PAUL MC CARTNEY-THE LOVELY LINDA

THE BEATLES-BACK IN THE USSR

WINGS-BAND ON THE RUN

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue December 2

Dec 3, 2018

This show originally aired 11/4/18

Linn County Blues Society officer and blues blogger Phil Smith (PhillyCheeze) is driving the bus for the first hour of this week's trip down The Avenue

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

LIGHTNIN' MALCOLM-WORKIN'

LOW SOCIETY-RACCOON SONG

ERIC HUGHES BAND-FREIGHT TRAIN OF PAIN

ANTHONY 'BIG A' SHERROD-FIND ME ANOTHER WOMAN

MS XENO THE MOJO QUEEN-WILLIE BROWN

BOB CORRITORE-RUKUS RHYTHM (EXCERPT)

GHOST TOWN BLUES BAND-COME TOGETHER

ROBERT BILBO WALKER-CUT YOU LOOSE

Backtracks December 1

Dec 3, 2018

It's Guest DJ Day!

Hour #1 is guest hosted by Des Moines listener Scott Cochran

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

THE BUCKINGHAMS-SUSAN

YOUNG RASCALS-CARRY ME BACK

THE LOVIN' SPOONFUL-COCONUT GROVE

CRACKIN'-JUMP UP

JERRY LEE LEWIS-DOWN THE LINE

TOWER OF POWER-SOUL VACCINATION

JR. WALKER-CLEO'S MOOD (EXCERPT)

JANIS JOPLIN-TRY

ARTHUR CONLEY-SWEET SOUL MUSIC

CHUCK BERRY-NO PARTICULAR PLACE TO GO

KEITH RICHARDS-RUN RUDOLPH RUN

LOS LOBOS-WILL THE WOLF SURVIVE?

PAUL MC CARTNEY-GET STARTED/CAESAR ROCK

GEORGE HARRISON-BANGLA DESH (SINGLE VERSION)/TRY SOME BUY SOME

PAUL MC CARTNEY-WHO CARES/DO IT NOW

RINGO STARR-POSTCARDS FROM PARADISE

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue November 25

Nov 26, 2018

This show originally aired 10/14/18 and recaps the 2018 Blue Blast Award winners

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

DANIELLE NICOLE-CRY NO MORE

KIM WILSON-SEARCHED ALL OVER

MUDDY WATERS-MANNISH BOY

MUDDY WATERS-GOT MY MOJO WORKIN'

SONNY LANDRETH-BLUES ATTACK

HEATHER NEWMAN-SHARE YOUR LOVE

BOB CORRITORE-HARP BLAST (EXCERPT)

HEATHER NEWMAN-HIGH MOUNTAIN BLUES

WALTER TROUT w/CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE-THE OTHER SIDE OF THE PILLOW

BETTYE LAVETTE-WHAT WAS IT YU WANTED

Backtracks November 24

Nov 26, 2018

Thanksgiving Leftovers!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

HAROLD DORMAN-MOUNTAIN OF LOVE

THE VELVATONES-REAL GONE BABY

JOHNNY CASH-OH LONESOME ME

NARVEL FELTS-CRY, BABY, CRY

BILLY RILEY-NO NAME GIRL

COUNTRY JOE MC DONDALD-BLOWIN' DOWN THAT DUSTY ROAD

KRIS KRISTOFFERSON-IF YOU DON'T LIKE HANK WILLIAMS

BOB DYLAN & JOHNNY CASH-GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY

JERRY JEFF WALKER-DRIFTIN' MY LIFE AWAY

THE BEACH BOYS-ALLY OOP

THE ASSOCIATION-DUBUQUE BLUES

DAVID BROMBERG-SWEET HOME CHICAGO

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