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.

Ways to Connect

The Beatles Medley July 24

Jul 24, 2016

This week's Medley was suggested by Jack and Anne Cozad in celebration of their birthdays this coming week!

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

WINGS-COMING UP (LIVE)

THE BEATLES-THE FOOL ON THE HILL

JOHN LENNON-REMEMBER

THE BEATLES-WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS/OH! DARLING/HERE COMES THE SUN

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue July 24

Jul 24, 2016

Ladies Night!

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

BONNIE RAITT-SHAKIN' SHAKIN' SHAKES

JANIVA MAGNESS-REAL SLOW

DANIELLE NICOLE-IN MY DREAMS

MARKEY BLUE-THE BLUES ARE KNOCKIN'

JOYANN PARKER-WHAT HAPPENED TO ME

CATHERINE HENRY w/THE BLUE BAND-BOBBY'S BLUES

NANCY WRIGHT-BOOGIE FOR JL (EXCERPT)

ALEXIS P. SUTER BAND-ANOTHER PLACE AND TIME

SAMANTHA FISH-SUCKER BORN

DEBBIE DAVIES-A DARKER SIDE OF ME

TRISH TOMA-BIGGEST FOOL IS ME

ZORA YOUNG-I'VE BEEN A FOOL TOO LONG

Backtracks July 23

Jul 23, 2016

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

THE BEACH BOYS-FUN FUN FUN/SURFER GIRL/LITTLE DEUCE COUPE

SURFARIS-WIPE OUT

RIP CHORDS-HEY LITTLE COBRA

BRUCE & TERRY-SUMMER MEANS FUN

JAN & DEAN-SIDEWALK SURFIN'/POPSICLE

FREDDY CANNON-PALISADES PARK

BILLY STEWART-SUMMERTIME

DICK DALE-LET'S GO (EXCERPT)

THE KINKS-SUNNY AFTERNOON

YOUNG RASCALS-GROOVIN'

MUNGO JERRY-IN THE SUMMERTIME

WAR-SUMMER

BIG BROTHER & THE HOLDING CO. FEATURING JANIS JOPLIN-SUMMERTIME

JIMI HENDRIX-BOLD AS LOVE

The Beatles Medley July 17

Jul 18, 2016

Beatles 1967-1971 (This Medley originally aired 2/28/16)

THE BEATLES-LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS/DON'T PASS ME BY/I WANT YOU

PAUL MC CARTNEY-MAN WE WAS LONELY

THE BEATLES-TWO OF US/DIG A PONY/I WILL

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue July 17

Jul 18, 2016

I've got some suggestions for your summer blues listening list! (this program originally aired 6/19)

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

BIG HARP GEORGE-I AIN'T THE JUDGE OF YOU/LIGHT FROM DARKNESS

SHAUN MURPHY-IT WON'T STOP RAINING/PRICE OF LOVE

BRYCE JANEY-DOWN HOME BLUES/COUNTRY FEVER

BIG HARP GEORGE-MOJO WALTZ (EXCERPT)

THE GOLDEN STATE LONE STAR BLUES REVUE-HERE'S MY PICTURE/TAKE A CHANCE

SUGAR BLUE-12 STEPS/CYBER BLUES

RUSH CLEVELAND-WINDY IN CHICAGO/MISSING YOU SO LONG/ALBERT'S SHUFFLE (EXCERPT)

6:00

Backtracks July 16

Jul 16, 2016

It's Guest DJ Day! Ron Cooper from Grinnell does hour #1, Bob Dental from Victor does hour #2, and Steve Weiler from Ames covers hour #3 (This program was so nice, it had to air twice! It originally aired April 30)

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

THE ALLMAN BROS.-DIMPLES

THE DOORS-LOVE ME TWO TIMES/BABY PLEASE DON'T GO/ST. JAMES INFIRMERY

SIR DOUGLAS QUINTET-MENDICINO/DYNOMITE WOMAN

THE CHAMPS-EL RANCHO ROCK (EXCERPT)

JOHNNY & EDGAR WINTER-BABY WHATCHA WANT ME TO DO

MERLE SAUNDERS & JERRY GARCIA-THAT'S ALRIGHT, MAMA

The Beatles Medley July 10

Jul 11, 2016

It's the annual trip to the movies with The Fabs!

THE BEATLES-TELL ME WHY/I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER/AND I LOVE HER

THE GEORGE MARTIN ORCH.-FROM ME TO YOU FANTASY

THE BEATLES-THE NIGHT BEFORE/I NEED YOU/TICKET TO RIDE

THE GEORGE MARTIN ORCH.-MARCH OF THE MEANIES

THE BEATLES-ONLY A NORTHERN SONG/ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE

THE GEORGE MARTIN ORCH.-PEPPERLAND (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue July 10

Jul 11, 2016

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

THE GOLDEN STATE LONE STAR BLUES REVUE-LUCKY KEWPIE DOLL

MARKEY BLUE-THE BLUES ARE KNOCKIN'

BIG HARP GEORGE-JUSTICE IN MY TIME

SHAUN MURPHY-HEY BABY (DON'T YOU REMEMBER ME?)

ALBERT CASTIGLIA-DROWNING AT THE BOTTOM

ALEXIS P. SUTER BAND-ALL FOR LOVING YOU

BOB CORRITORE-RUKUS RHYTHM (EXCERPT)

LOUISIANA RED-YOU DONE QUIT ME

LITTLE CHARLIE-SKRONKY TONK

SUGAR BLUE-MERCEDES BLUES

LITTLE BOYS BLUE-HEALTH INSURANCE BLUES

THE BLUE BAND-DRUGS, DRUGS, DRUG

Backtracks July 9

Jul 9, 2016

It's a 3-Fers show! This show originally aired 3/19/16

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

BOB DYLAN-IT TAKES A LOT TO LAUGH.../HIGHWAY 61 REVISTED/LEOPARD SKIN PILLBOX HAT (all alternate, previously unreleased takes)

THE GRATEFUL DEAD-CHINA CAT SUNFLOWER/SCARLET BEGONIAS/THE MUSIC NEVER STOPPED

HUGH MASEKELA-GRAZING IN THE GRASS (EXCERPT)

GEORGE THOROGOOD-MADISON BLUES/I DRINK ALONE/IF YOU DON'T START DRINKIN'

MELANIE-WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO MY SONG, MA/RUBY TUESDAY/BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE

THE RONDELS-BACKBEAT #1 (EXCERPT)

3:00

The Beatles Medley July 3

Jul 3, 2016

This week's theme is Ringo, John, Paul, George, repeat. This Medley originally aired 10/18/15

RINGO STARR-RORY & THE HURRICANES

THE BEATLES-IF I FELL/LET IT BE (NAKED)

GEORGE HARRISON-THIS IS LOVE

THE BEATLES-BOYS

JOHN LENNON-BE BOP A LULA

PAUL MC CARTNEY-APPRECIATE

THE BEATLES-DON'T BOTHER ME

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue July 3

Jul 3, 2016

This show originally aired 5/1/16

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

COREY DENNISON-SHE'S NO GOOD

SHAUN MURPHY-HAPPY WITH THE ONE I GOT NOW

MIKE WHEELER-YOU WON'T DO RIGHT

J. B. HUTTO & THE HAWKS-WHAT CAN YOU GET OUTSIDE THAT YOU CAN'T GET AT HOME?

STUDEBAKER JOHN-HOLD ME DOWN

BRYCE JANEY-SHE'S GONE AWAY

JOE & VICKI PRICE-AIRLINE (EXCERPT)

STEVE GUYGER-IF IT AIN'T ME

JIMMY ROGERS w/BOB CORRITORE-SHE LOVES ANOTHER MAN

MARK HUMMEL-EASY

LIL RONNIE-THINK BIG

Backtracks July 2

Jul 2, 2016

Today's show originally aired 3/14/15. The whole show is compiled from vinyl compilations!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

JOE CLAY-16 CHICKS   

MILTON ALLEN-DON'T BUG ME BABY

MARTHA CARSON-NOW STOP

JANIS MARTIN-LOVE ME TO PIECES

RIC CARTEY-OOH-EE

THE SHIRELLES-BABY IT'S YOU  

BETTY EVERETT-YOU'RE NO GOOD

THE SHANGRILAS-GIVE HIM A GREAT BIG KISS

THE DIXIE CUPS-PEOPLE SAY

LESLIE GORE-SUNSHINE, LOLLIPOPS & RAINBOWS

EVIE SANDS-I CAN'T LET GO

PHIL HARVEY-BUMBERSHOOT (EXCERPT)

The Beatles Medley June 26

Jun 28, 2016

THE BEATLES-THANK YOU GIRL/I CALL YOUR NAME/SLOWDOWN

PAUL MC CARTNEY-MAN WE WAS LONELY

THE BEATLES-IF I FELL/TELL ME WHY/I'LL CRY INSTEAD

JOHN LENNON-GOD

THE BEATLES-HOLD ME TIGHT/NOT A SECOND TIME/LITTLE CHILD

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue June 26

Jun 27, 2016

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

SUGAR BLUE-MARY ANN

THE GOLDEN STATE LONESTAR BLUES REVUE-MIDNIGHT HOUR

BIG HARP GEORGE-MY BRIGHT FUTURE

NICK SCHNEBELEN BAND-BREAK OF DAY

LITTLE BOYS BLUE-IF ID'A KNOWN

BOB CORRITORE-POTATO STOMP (EXCERPT)

DANIELLE NICOLE-DIDN'T DO YOU NO GOOD

SHAUN MURPHY-FOOL FOR YOU

JOYANN PARKER-CLOSING SOMEONE ELSE'S BLINDS

RUSH CLEVELAND-WALKING DOWN THE STREET

THE BLUE BAND-WHAT LOVE'LL MAKE YOU DO

BRYCE JANEY-1973

6:00

Backtracks June 25

Jun 27, 2016

The first two hours were supplied by listeners, hour #3 is all from my 45 rpm collection

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

GUY MITCHELL-KNEE DEEP IN THE BLUES

MAYMIE & ROBERT-AIN'T NO WAY IN THE WORLD

BILL HALEY & COMETS-THE PAPER BOY

GENE VINCENT-WOMAN LOVE

THE MARCELS-GOODBYE TO LOVE

BUCHANAN & GOODMAN-THE FLYING SAUCER PT 1 & 2

THE BELL NOTES-I'VE HAD IT

TIMI YURO-WHAT'S A MATTER BABY

BILL HALEY-RUDY'S ROCK (EXCERPT)

MARMALADE-RAINBOW

LOOKING GLASS-JIMMY LOVES MARY-ANN

The Beatles Medley June 19

Jun 21, 2016

This week's playlist was suggested by Cedar Rapids listener Matt Brandt with an eye towards Father's Day

THE BEATLES-SERGEANT PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND/WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS/SHE IS LEAVING

JOHN LENNON-BEAUTIFUL BOY

THE BEATLES-BACK IN THE USSR/ELEANOR RIGBY/HEY JUDE

PAUL MC CARTNEY-PUT IT THERE

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue June 19

Jun 21, 2016

I've got some suggestions for your summer blues listening list!

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

BIG HARP GEORGE-I AIN'T THE JUDGE OF YOU/LIGHT FROM DARKNESS

SHAUN MURPHY-IT WON'T STOP RAINING/PRICE OF LOVE

BRYCE JANEY-DOWN HOME BLUES/COUNTRY FEVER

BIG HARP GEORGE-MOJO WALTZ (EXCERPT)

THE GOLDEN STATE LONE STAR BLUES REVUE-HERE'S MY PICTURE/TAKE A CHANCE

SUGAR BLUE-12 STEPS/CYBER BLUES

RUSH CLEVELAND-WINDY IN CHICAGO/MISSING YOU SO LONG/ALBERT'S SHUFFLE (EXCERPT)

6:00

Backtracks June 18

Jun 19, 2016

We're goin' to a rock show! All the music recorded at live concert performances. This program originally aired Mar. 26, 2016

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

THE ALLMAN BROS BAND-DONE SOMEBODY WRONG

THE YARDBIRDS-SMOKESTACK LIGHTNING

FLEETWOOD MAC-KEEP A KNOCKIN'

BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS-LIVELY UP YOURSELF

CHANTAYS-PIPELINE (EXCERPT)

THE BAND-THE NIGHT THEY DROVE OLD DIXIE DOWN

THE BAND w/PAUL BUTTERFIELD-MYSTERY TRAIN

THE BAND w/MUDDY WATERS-MANNISH BOY

THE BAND w/ERIC CLAPTON-FURTHER ON UP THE ROAD

The Beatles Medley June 12

Jun 15, 2016

This week's playlist comes via suggestion from San Antonio TX listener Paul DuBay, celebrating his favorite Beatle's birthday. Happy Birthday, Paul McCartney (June 18)

PAUL MC CARTNEY & WINGS-TAKE IT AWAY

THE BEATLES-I'LL GET YOU/LONG TALL SALLY

PAUL MC CARTNEY-SUMMER OF '59

PAUL MC CARTNEY & WINGS-ONE MORE KISS/SAN FERRY ANNE

THE BEATLES-I SAW HER STANDING THERE (LIVE)/SHE LOVES YOU

PAUL MC CARTNEY-KANSAS CITY/MATCHBOX

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue June 12

Jun 14, 2016

(this show originally aired 5/22/16)

Backtracks June 11

Jun 11, 2016

Today's show is a reprise of the show that originally aired April 23. Check that weeks playlist for a complete list of songs.

The Beatles Medley June 5

Jun 6, 2016

No theme, totally at random (this Medley originally aired 10/25/15

THE BEATLES-TWO OF US/AND YOUR BIRD CAN SING/GOT TO GET YOU INTO MY LIFE

JOHN LENNON-CRIPPLED INSIDE

THE BEATLES-THE FOOL ON THE HILL/PENNY LANE/ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE

TRAVELING WILBURYS-TWEETER & THE MONKEY MAN

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue June 5

Jun 6, 2016

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

MIKE WHEELER-YEAH!

COREY DENNISON-ROOM TO BREATHE

BENNY TURNER-I CAN'T LEAVE

ANDY POXON-ALREADY GONE

BIG HARP GEORGE-COOL MISTAKE

DEBBIE DAVIES-IT'S ALL BLUES

NANCY WRIGHT-GROOVING EASY (EXCERPT)

JOYANN PARKER-EVIL HEARTED

SHAUN MURPHY-RUNNING OUT OF TIME

DANIELLE NICOLE-IT AIN'T YOU

SUGAR BLUE-ONE

GOLDEN STATE LONE STAR BLUES REVUE-END OF THE WORLD

SUGAR BLUE-SUGAR BLUE BOOGIE (EXCERPT)

6:00

Backtracks June 4

Jun 6, 2016

LEFTOVERS!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

FREDDY 'BOOM BOOM' CANNON-WAY DOWN YONDER IN NEW ORLEANS/PALISADES PARK/ABIGAIL BEECHER

DUSTY SPRINGFIELD-I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU/WISHIN' AND HOPIN'/LITTLE BY LITTLE

BOB DYLAN-TANGLED UP IN BLUE

THE LOVIN' SPOONFUL-NASHIVILLE CATS

CHET ATKINS-BOO BOO STICK BEAT

THE CAMBERS BROS.-TIME HAS COME TODAY

HUMBLE PIE-ROLLIN' STONE

JERRY JEFF WALKER-LA FREEWAY

CROSBY, STILLS & NASH-SOUTHERN CROSS

ROY BUCHANON-PRETTY PLEASE (EXCERPT)

3:00

The Beatles Medley May 29

May 29, 2016

Memorial Day weekend, we remember John and George

THE BEATLES-FOR YOU BLUE/ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN/SLOW DOWN

JOHN LENNON-POWER TO THE PEOPLE

GEORGE HARRISON-ALL THOSE YEARS AGO

THE BEATLES-WITHIN YOU WITHOUT YOU/YER BLUES/LONG LONG LONG

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW

Blue Avenue May 29

May 29, 2016

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial kickoff to the outdoor festival season, so we're going to festivals around Iowa that were recorded exclusively for IPR audiences by IPR Live Events Producer Phil Maass!

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

THE LAMONT CRANSTON BAND-BOWLFUL OF BLUES FESTIVAL, NEWTON 9/5/15

SHAUN MURPHY BAND-FRIENDS BLUES BLOWOUT, WATERLOO, 2/6/16

SOUL SEARCHERS-DES MOINES SOCIAL CLUB, 3/3/16

LINN COUNTY BLUES ALLSTARS-BLUESMORE CELEBRATION, CEDAR RAPIDS, 8/3/13

Backtracks May 14

May 14, 2016

It's the monthly LIVE Listener Picks show. All music suggested by Backtracks listeners

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

BUDDY HOLLY-NOT FADE AWAY

CROSBY, STILLS & NASH-SEE THE CHANGES

HEART-KICK IT OUT

3 DOG NIGHT-NEVER BEEN TO SPAIN

PEARLS BEFORE SWINE-THE JEWELER

ALICE COOPER-SCHOOL'S OUT

SHOES-TOO LATE

BILLY J KRAMER & THE DAKOTAS-I'LL KEEP YOU SATISFIED

THE LEFT BANKE-EVENING GOWN

AMERICA-TIN MAN

ROY BUCHANON-I WON'T TELL YOU NO LIES

THE DOORS-SHIP OF FOOLS

The Beatles Medley May 8

May 9, 2016

Tonight's Medley was suggested by Des Moines listener Sue Thill with the theme Life's Good (all the songs have either the word "life" or "good" in the title)

THE BEATLES-GOT TO GET YOU INTO MY LIFE/JOHNNY B. GOODE/A DAY IN THE LIFE

WINGS-GOOD NIGHT TONIGHT

GEORGE HARRISON-WHAT IS LIFE

THE BEATLES-GOOD MORNING GOOD MORNING/IN MY LIFE/GOOD DAY SUNSHINE

Blue Avenue May 8

May 9, 2016

A Ladies Night edition of the program, originally aired 3/13/16

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

LARA & THE BLUZ DAWGZ-FLAT LINE

DANIELLE NICOLE-DIDN'T DO YOU NO GOOD

TEDESCHI/TRUCKS BAND-LAUGH ABOUT IT

SHAUN MURPHY-STRANGE LIFE

24TH ST. WAILERS-JUST WAIT

JEWEL BROWN-THAT'S A PRETTY GOOD LOVE

NANCY WRIGHT-FUNKIN' IT UP (EXCERPT)

SHEMEKIA COPELAND-DEVIL'S HAND

MAVIS STAPLES-TAKE US BACK

MISSISSIPPI HEAT (INETTA VISOR)-DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY

VICKI (AND JOE) PRICE-HONEY

Backtracks May 7

May 7, 2016

It's a Best Of Backtracks show today with segments taken from shows originally aired in 2012

Hour #1 was originally aired 2/25/12

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

CAL VEALE-DON'T CRY BABY

CARSON ROBISON-ROCKIN' & ROLLIN' w/GRANDMAW

JUNIOR THOMPSON-MAMA'S LITTLE BABY

JACK RHODES-ETERNITY

MOON MULLICAN-ROCKET TO THE MOON

GRADY MARTIN-LONG JOHN BOOGIE

EDDY ARNOLD-HEP CAT BABY

CHARLIE & RAY-I LOVE YOU MADLY

BOB KORNEGAY-STAY WITH ME

TOMMY RIDGELY-JUST A MEMORY

LEE ALLEN-TIC-TOC

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