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 26

Jul 25, 2015

This week's Medley originally aired 3/15/15. Check that week's playlist for a complete list of songs

Blue Avenue July 26

Jul 25, 2015

This week's show originally aired 6/14/15. Check that week's playlist for a complete list of songs

Backtracks July 25

Jul 25, 2015

This week's show as originally aired on April 11. Check that week's playlist for a complete list of songs

The Beatles Medley July 19

Jul 19, 2015

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

THE BEATLES-A HARD DAYS NIGHT/AND I LOVE HER/TELL ME WHY

THE GEORGE MARTIN ORCH-ANOTHER HARD DAYS NIGHT

THE BEATLES-HELP/I NEED YOU/ANOTHER GIRL

THE GEORGE MARTIN ORCH-THE BITTER END/YOU CAN'T DO THAT

THE BEATLES-BLUE JAY WAY/HELLO GOODBYE

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue July 19

Jul 19, 2015

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCEPT)

MADISON SLIM-WILD CAT TAMER

IGOR PRADO BAND w/ROD PIAZZA-TALK TO ME BABY

ANA & MILTON POPOVIC-DID SOMEBODY MAKE A FOOL OUT OF YOU

CASH BOX KINGS-CASH BOX BOOGIE

OMAR COLEMAN-MAN LIKE ME

THE DUO-SONICS-I'M WALKIN'

THE DUO-SONICS-CLOTHES MAKE THE MAN (EXCERPT)

ROBERT 'ONE-MAN' JOHNSON-FETCH IT WITH YOU

ZACH HARRIS-MUSIC'S CALL

BARB BAKER MILLER-VOODOO WOMAN

REV. RAVEN & THE CHAIN SMOKIN' ALTER BOYS-LOOKING FOR LOVE

The Beatles Medley July 12

Jul 18, 2015

This week's Medley was suggested by Iowa City listener Penny McKean with the theme: The Beatles-Exploring The Cosmos. This Medley originally aired 5/3/15

THE BEATLES-MR. MOONLIGHT/LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS/HERE COMES THE SUN

PAUL MC CARTNEY & WINGS-VENUS & MARS

THE BEATLES-GOOD DAY SUNSHINE/FOOL ON THE HILL

GEORGE HARRISON-HERE COMES THE MOON

THE BEATLES-ACROSS THE UNIVERSE

JOHN LENNON-IMAGINE

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue July 12

Jul 18, 2015

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

OMAR COLEMAN-LUCKY MAN

THE LUCKY LOSERS-CHANGE IN THE WEATHER

VICTOR WAINWRIGHT-BOOM TOWN

THE ALTERED 5-STAY OUTTA MY BUSINESS

THE JOSH GARRETT BAND-MOONSHINE & CIGARETTES

THE BLUES DISCIPLES-NEVER GONNA BE THE SAME

BOB CORRITORE-RUCKUS RHYTHM (EXCERPT)

MR. SIPP-BE CAREFUL

THE JC SMITH BAND-YONDER WALL

MADISON SLIM-IF IT AIN'T ME

SLAM ALLEN-35 MILES OUTSIDE OF MEMPHIS

WALTER TROUT-THE WHALE HAVE SWALLOWED ME

SEAN COSTELLO-MAKE A MOVE

Backtracks July 18

Jul 18, 2015

The last Listener Picks show until October

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

THE EVERLY BROTHERS-WAKE UP LITTLE SUSIE

RICKY NELSON-TRAVELIN' MAN

DAVE MASON-SAD AND DEEP AS YOU

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN-AIN'T GOT YOU

JERRY JEFF WALKER-LA FREEWAY

STEVIE RAY VAUGHN-COULDN'T STAND THE WEATHER

MAJOR LANCE-THE MONKEY TIME

THE GUESS WHO-HEARTBROKEN BOPPER

THE FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS-WRAP IT UP

THE DETROIT WHEELS-SLOW FIZZ

BOBBY WOMACK-I'M LOOKIN' FOR A LOVE

THE BUTTS BAND-BAJA BUS

Backtracks July 11

Jul 11, 2015

It's a 3-fers show!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

ELVIS PRESLEY-DON'T/I WANT YOU, I NEED YOU, I LOVE YOU/IT'S NOW OR NEVER

CAROLE KING-I FEEL THE EARTH MOVE/SMACKWATER JACK/NATURAL WOMAN

SIMON & GARFUNKEL-THE SOUNDS OF SILENCE/WE'VE GOT A GROOVY THING GOIN'

CHET ATKINS-BOO BOO STICK BEAT (EXCERPT)

SIMON & GARFUNKEL-I AM A ROCK

HERMAN'S HERMITS-I'M INTO SOMETHING GOOD/MRS. BROWN.../I UNDERSTAND

THE BEATLES-THE HIPPY SHAKE/ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN/THERE'S A PLACE

The Beatles Medley July 5

Jul 6, 2015

This week's Medley celebrates Ringo Starr's 75th birthday on July 7

RINGO STARR-RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROAD

THE BEATLES-I WANNA BE YOUR MAN

RINGO STARR-BAMBOULA

THE BEATLES-HONEY DON'T

RINGO STARR-YOU BRING THE PARTY DOWN

THE BEATLES-MATCHBOX

RINGO STARR-ISLAND IN THE SUN/POSTCARDS FROM PARADISE

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue July 5

Jul 6, 2015

Some suggested summer blues listening! This show originally aired 6/7/15 

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

DEB RYDER-CAN'T GO BACK AGAIN

IGOR PRADO BAND-BIG MAMA BLUES

JOSH GARRETT BAND-SAME BOAT

AMY HART-CONGRATULATIONS

R J MISCHO-SHE'S MY BABY

RJ MISCHO-BIG WALTER BOOGIE (EXCERPT)

THE CASH BOX KINGS-BABY WITHOUT YOU

SLAM ALLEN-WHEN THE BLUES COME AROUND

SEAN COSTELLO-I WENT WRONG

DEVON ALLMAN-TRAVELING

DUO-SONICS-EARLY IN THE MORNING

ROB LUMBARD-YOU WAS RIGHT

Backtracks July 4

Jul 4, 2015

This week's Independence Day show was culled from numerous 4th of July/Summer Specials of the past

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

THE BYRDS-CHIMES OF FREEDOM

RICHIE HAVENS-FREEDOM

CROSBY, STILLS & NASH-FIND THE COST OF FREEDOM

THE BEATLES-REVOLUTION

BIG BROTHER & THE HOLDING CO.-SUMMERTIME

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN-4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK

WALTER MURPHY-A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN (EXCERPT)

STEVE MILLER-LIVIN' IN THE USA

CHUCK BERRY-BACK IN THE USA

MC5-BACK IN THE USA

The Beatles Medley June 28

Jun 29, 2015

This week's Medley was suggested by Iowa State University prof Christopher Chase with the theme Apple Obscurities. This show originally aired May 31, 2015

GEORGE HARRISON-YOU

RINGO STARR-WHISPERING GRASS

JACKIE LOMAX-SOUR MILK SEA

DORIS TROY-AIN'T THAT CUTE

MARY HOPKINS-GOODBYE

BILL ELLIOTT & THE ELASTIC OZ BAND-GOD SAVE US

RINGO STARR-COOCHY COOCHY

PAUL MC CARTNEY-COME & GET IT (DEMO)

Blue Avenue June 28

Jun 29, 2015

It's the annual recap of the Blues Foundation's Blues Music Awards! This show originally aired May 31, 2015

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

JOHN HAMMOND-DROP DOWN MAMA

MUD MORGANFIELD AND KIM WILSON-BLOW WIND BLOW

RUTHIE FOSTER-SINGING THE BLUES

KEB MO-DO IT RIGHT

JANIVA MAGNESS-WHO AM I

JOHN NEMETH-I CAN'T HELP MYSELF

ELVIN BISHOP-DANCIN'

ELVIN BISHOP-CAN'T EVEN DO WRONG RIGHT

GARY CLARK JR-THREE O'CLOCK BLUES

JOE BONAMASSA-I GAVE UP EVERYTHING FOR YOU, 'CEPT THE BLUES

Backtracks June 27

Jun 27, 2015

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

TERRY TIMMONS-HE'S THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS

GEORGIA LANE-OO-WEE MR. JEFF (PLEASE BE YOURSELF)

HELEN HUMES-YOU PLAYED MY PIANO

DINAH WASHINGTON-DON'T HOLD IT AGAINST ME

KAY STARR-NIGHT TRAIN

HAWKSHAW HAWKINS-RATTLESNAKIN' DADDY

MOON MULLICAN-CHEROKEE BOOGIE

BOYD BENNETT-SEVENTEEN

BILL DOGGETT-SLOW WALK (EXCERPT)

SIR MACK RICE-MUSTANG SALLY

JIMMY STEVENS-SCRAMBLE

THE JIV-A-TONES-FIRE ENGINE BABY

JAMES GALLAGHER-FORD & SHAKER

Backtracks June 20

Jun 22, 2015

All music picked out by listeners this week

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

THE BOX TOPS-THE LETTER

SAVOY BROWN-TELL MAMA

JETHRO TULL-BUNGLE IN THE JUNGLE

THE LEFT BANKE-PRETTY BALLERINA

MASON PROFFIT-HOKEY JOE PONY

KENNY ROGERS & THE FIRST EDITION-JUST DROPPED IN

LED ZEPPELIN-HOT DOG

DUANE EDDY-REBEL ROUSER (EXCERPT)

THE MARCELS-BLUE MOON

HANK BALLARD & THE MIDNIGHTERS-FINGER POPPIN' TIME

RY COODER-CRAZY 'BOUT AN AUTOMOBILE

TAJ MAHAL-LEAVING TRUNK

The Beatles Medley June 21

Jun 21, 2015

This week's Medley was suggested by Cedar Rapids listener Matt Brandt, compiled from some of his favorite Fab tunes

THE BEATLES-YOU'VE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY/IT'S ONLY LOVE/YOU NEVER GIVE ME YOUR MONEY

WINGS-NINETEEN HUNDRED AND EIGHTY FIVE

JOHN LENNON-INSTANT KARMA

THE BEATLES-GOOD MORNING/SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND (REPRISE)/A DAY IN THE LIFE

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue June 21

Jun 21, 2015

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

MR. SIPP-JACKPOT

THE JC SMITH BAND-LOVE MECHANIC

MADISON SLIM-BREAD MAKER BABY

NIGHTHAWKS-BACK TO THE CITY

THE DUO-SONICS-SHE'S GOOD TO ME

THE CASH BOX KINGS-SUGAR PEA

THE CASH BOX KINGS-QUARTER TO BLUE (EXCERPT)

VICTOR WAINWRIGHT-STOP BOSSIN' ME BABY

SLAM ALLEN-BABY PLEASE DON'T YOU GO

J B HUTTO & HIS HAWKS-20% ALCOHOL

REVEREND RAVEN & THE CHAIN SMOKING ALTER BOYS-LOOKING FOR LOVE

IGOR PRADO BAND w/KIM WILSON-IF YOU EVER NEED ME

The Beatles Medley June 14

Jun 14, 2015

This week's Medley was suggested by Paul DuBay, who listens to IPR via streamed audio in San Antonio TX, honoring his favorite Beatle, Paul McCartney's 73rd birthday on June 18th

WINGS-HELEN WHEELS

THE BEATLES-HALLELUJAH, I LOVE HER SO/ANOTHER GIRL

PAUL MC CARTNEY-FLAMING PIE

PAUL MC CARTNEY-SAVE US

PAUL MC CARTNEY-THAT WAS ME

THE BEATLES-PENNY LANE/SHE'S A WOMAN

PAUL MC CARTNEY-GREAT COCK AND SEAGULL RACE

PAUL MC CARTNEY-TWENTY FLIGHT ROCK

Blue Avenue June 14

Jun 14, 2015

It's all Iowa blues players this week!

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

MATT WOODS-IT AIN'T STEALIN'

ROBERT 'ONE MAN' JOHNSON-KILLIN' FLOOR

SOUL SEARCHERS-HARD WAY

KEVIN BURT & THE INSTIGATORS-TELL IT TO ANOTHER FOOL

WOODEN NICKEL LOTTERY-THINK ABOUT IT

BILLYLEE JANEY-DOWN HOME COUNTRY MAN

JOE & VICKI PRICE-WHOOPIE PIE (EXCERPT)

PATRICK HAZELL-I JUST CAN'T SEE

JOHN EAST-JOSEPHINE

TRISH TOMA-BIGGEST FOOL IS ME

BOB PACE-GAMBLING ON LOVE

Backtracks June 13

Jun 13, 2015

The entire show was supplied by Quad Cities listener Sue Dumanowski's vinyl record collection!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

CAPTAIN BEYOND-I CAN'T FEEL NOTHIN' PT 1/AS THE MOON SPEAKS/ASTRAL LADY/AS THE MOON SPEAKS (RETURN)/I CAN'T FEEL NOTHIN' PT 2

FLEETWOOD MAC-SOMEBODY

RORY GALLAGHER-SEVENTH SON OF A SEVENTH SON

THE CHANTAYS-PIPELINE (EXCERPT)

THE DOORS-20TH CENTURY FOX

LED ZEPPELIN-RAMBLE ON

THE JAMES GANG-FUNK 49

SAVOY BROWN-SO TIRED

BLACK OAK ARKANSAS-LORD HAVE MERCY ON MY SOUL

The Beatles Medley June 7

Jun 7, 2015

This week's Medley was picked out by Charles City listener Bruce Eldridge with every song having the word Love in the title

THE BEATLES-SHE LOVES YOU/ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE/AND I LOVE HER

PAUL MC CARTNEY-MY LOVE

THE BEATLES-P S I LOVE YOU/CAN'T BUY ME LOVE/LOVE ME DO

GEORGE HARRISON-GIVE ME LOVE

JOHN LENNON-LOVE

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue June 7

Jun 7, 2015

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

DEB RYDER-CAN'T GO BACK AGAIN

IGOR PRADO BAND-BIG MAMA BLUES

JOSH GARRETT BAND-SAME BOAT

AMY HART-CONGRATULATIONS

R J MISCHO-SHE'S MY BABY

RJ MISCHO-BIG WALTER BOOGIE (EXCERPT)

THE CASH BOX KINGS-BABY WITHOUT YOU

SLAM ALLEN-WHEN THE BLUES COME AROUND

SEAN COSTELLO-I WENT WRONG

DEVON ALLMAN-TRAVELING

DUO-SONICS-EARLY IN THE MORNING

ROB LUMBARD-YOU WAS RIGHT

DUO-SONICS-SIDEPOCKET (EXCERPT)

6:00

Backtracks June 6

Jun 6, 2015

This week's show is a reprise of the 3-fer program that originally aired 9/20/14. Check that week's playlist for a complete songlist.

The Beatles Medley May 31

May 31, 2015

This week's Medley was suggested by Iowa State University prof Christopher Chase with the theme Apple Obscurities

GEORGE HARRISON-YOU

RINGO STARR-WHISPERING GRASS

JACKIE LOMAX-SOUR MILK SEA

DORIS TROY-AIN'T THAT CUTE

MARY HOPKINS-GOODBYE

BILL ELLIOTT & THE ELASTIC OZ BAND-GOD SAVE US

RINGO STARR-COOCHY COOCHY

PAUL MC CARTNEY-COME & GET IT (DEMO)

Blue Avenue May 31

May 31, 2015

It's the annual recap of the Blues Foundation's Blues Music Awards!

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

JOHN HAMMOND-DROP DOWN MAMA

MUD MORGANFIELD AND KIM WILSON-BLOW WIND BLOW

RUTHIE FOSTER-SINGING THE BLUES

KEB MO-DO IT RIGHT

JANIVA MAGNESS-WHO AM I

JOHN NEMETH-I CAN'T HELP MYSELF

ELVIN BISHOP-DANCIN'

ELVIN BISHOP-CAN'T EVEN DO WRONG RIGHT

GARY CLARK JR-THREE O'CLOCK BLUES

JOE BONAMASSA-I GAVE UP EVERYTHING FOR YOU, 'CEPT THE BLUES

JOHNNY WINTER-SWEET SIXTEEN

Backtracks May 30

May 30, 2015

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

JOAN SHAW-YOU DRIVE ME CRAZY

MICKEY CHAMPION-BAM-A-LAM

ELLA JOHNSON-WHAT A DAY

DOLORES WARE-THRILL-A-DILL

LITTLE ESTHER-T'AINT WHATCHA SAY, IT'S WATCHA DO

JAMES BROWN-PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE

HANK BALLARD & THE MIDNIGHTERS-SWITCHIE WITCHIE TITCHIE

THE PLATTERS-ONLY YOU

TINY BRADSHAW-WALKIN' THE CHALK LINE

SANTO & JOHNNY-SLEEP WALK (EXCERPT)

GARY US BONDS-SCHOOL IS OUT

MYRON LEE-SCHOOL'S OUT

CHUCK REED-NO SCHOOL TOMORROW

The Beatles Medley May 24

May 24, 2015

On this Memorial Day weekend, we remember the two Fabs who are no longer making earthly music

THE BEATLES-DON'T BOTHER ME/THIS BOY

GEORGE HARRISON-WHAT IS LIFE

JOHN LENNON-I DON'T WANT TO BE A SOLDIER MAMA I DON'T WANT TO DIE

THE BEATLES-I WANT TO TELL YOU/TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS

GEORGE HARRISON-CHEER DOWN (LIVE)

JOHN LENNON-DIZZY MISS LIZZY (LIVE)

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue May 24

May 24, 2015

Celebrating the beginning of the outdoor live music festival season, ALL the music on this week's trip down the Avenue was recorded exclusively for IPR stations at festivals around Iowa, by IPR's Phil Maass

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

KILBORN ALLEY BLUES BAND-BOWLFUL OF BLUES FESTIVAL, NEWTON 8/30/14

HOMEMADE JAMZ BLUES BAND-80/25 FESTIVAL, DES MOINES 7/6/13

SOUL SEARCHERS-BURNS FARM STOMP (EXCERPT)

THE LINN COUNTY BLUES ALL-STARS-BLUESMORE CELEBRATION, CEDAR RAPIDS, 8/3/13

CJ CHENIER-IOWA ARTS FEST, IOWA CITY 6/7/08

Backtracks May 9

May 10, 2015

A LIVE Listener Picks show. All the music picked out by listeners

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

RINGO STARR-A DOSE OF ROCK & ROLL

THE DOORS-SHIP OF FOOLS

THE WHO-JOIN TOGETHER

THE BYRDS-I'LL FEEL A WHOLE LOT BETTER

JACKIE DESHANNON-WHEN YOU WALK IN THE ROOM

STRAWBERRY ALARM CLOCK-RAINY DAY MUSHROOM PILLOW

JOE COCKER-SPACE CAPTAIN

BUDDY KNOX-PARTY DOLL

PETE KLINDT QUINTET-HEY DIDDLE DIDDLE

THE DOOBIE BROS-CHINA GROVE

GRAHAM PARKER-FOOLS GOLD

B J THOMAS-MAMA

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