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-TELL ME WHY/ANY TIME AT ALL/I'LL CRY INSTEAD

RINGO STARR-CONFIRMATION

THE BEATLES-FOR YOU BLUE/GET BACK/I ME MINE

PAUL MC CARTNEY-ALLIGATOR

THE BEATLES-DON'T LET ME DOWN/MATCHBOX/CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue April 3

Apr 3, 2016

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

ANDY POXON-I WANT TO KNOW

THE JIMMYS-WHAT CHUR DOIN'

THE KNICKERBOCKER ALL STARS-HE WAS A FRIEND OF MINE

JANIVA MAGNESS-LOVE WINS AGAIN

HARPER-WHAT'S GOIN' DOWN

BONNIE RAITT-ALL ALONE WITH SOMETHING TO SAY

BOB CORRITORE-T-TOWN RAMBLE (EXCERPT)

TIM WILLIAMS-ANYWHERE C/O THE BLUES

BRYCE JANEY-DOWN HOME BLUES

LUTHER DICKINSON-HOW I WISH MY TRAIN WOULD COME

JAMES HUNTER 6-LIGHT OF MY LIFE

NIKKI JAMES-LOVE YOU LONG

MAGIC SAM-YOU BELONG TO ME

Backtracks April 2

Apr 3, 2016

Leftover 3-fers, Leftover Live performance songs, and lots of Listener Leftovers

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPEN COLLAGE OF SONGS

CHAD & JEREMY-A SUMMER SONG

EDDIE FLOYD-KNOCK ON WOOD

THE GRATEFUL DEAD-US BLUES

JEFFERSON AIRPLANE-WHITE RABBIT

THE BYRDS-I WANNA GROW UP TO BE A POLITICIAN

THE YOUNG RASCALS-LONELY TOO LONG/COME ON UP/LOVE IS A BEAUTIFUL THING

SANDY NELSON-LET THERE BE DRUMS (EXCERPT)

JOHN MAYALL'S BLUES BREAKERS-SOMEDAY AFTER AWHILE

AYNSLEY DUNBAR'S RETALIATION-STONE CRAZY

FLEETWOOD MAC-HOMEWORK

An all live recordings show

THE BEATLES-I SAW HER STANDING THERE/FROM ME TO YOU/MONEY

GEORGE HARRISON-SOMETHING/BANGLA DESH

THE BEATLES-ALL MY LOVING/SHE LOVES YOU/LONG TALL SALLY

GEORGE HARRISON-HERE COMES THE SUN

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue March 27

Mar 27, 2016

An all live recordings show

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

BRANDON SANTINI-THIS TIME ANOTHER YEAR

RICK ESTRIN & THE NIGHTCATS-NEVER TRUST A WOMAN

GARY CLARKE JR.-DON'T OWE YOU A THING

JOE BONAMASSA-I CAN'T BE SATISFIED

BOB CORRITORE-POTATO STOMP (EXCERPT)

MISSISSIPPI HEAT-NEW ORLEANS MAN

LAMONT CRANSTON BAND-1000 MILES FROM NOWHERE

KILBORN ALLEY BLUES BAND-FAST HEART BEAT

MARCIA BALL-LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP

6:00

BOB PACE & THE DANGEROUS BAND-REAL MUTHA FO' YA

Backtracks March 26

Mar 26, 2016

We're goin' to a rock show! All the music recorded at live concert performances.

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 BAND w/BOB DYLAN-I SHALL BE RELEASED

Tonight's Medley was suggested by Des Moines listener John Gallaher with the theme "Characters"

THE BEATLES-LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS/BEING FOR THE BENEFIT OF MR. KITE/LOVELY RITA

WINGS-MAGNITO & TITANIUM MAN

THE BEATLES-THE CONTINUING ADVENTURES OF BUNGALO BILL/ROCKY RACCOON/SEXY SADIE

GEORGE HARRISON-THE BALLAD OF SIR FRANKIE CRISP

THE BEATLES-MEAN MR. MUSTARD

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue March 20

Mar 20, 2016

Some favorite new releases of the first part of 2016

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

JANIVA MAGNESS-YOUR HOUSE IS BURNING/MOTH TO A FLAME

ANDY POXON-NEXT TO YOU/COLD WEATHER

TIM WILLIAMS-MORE PEPPERS IN YOUR CHILI/BIG RIVER/MIDNIGHT AFTER MIDNIGHT

JOE & VICKI PRICE-WHOOPEE PIE (EXCERPT)

MAVIS STAPLES-TAKE US BACK/ACTION/MLK SONG

THE JAMES HUNTER 6-THIS IS WHERE WE CAME IN/(BABY) HOLD ON/A TRUER HEART

TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND-I WANT MORE

NANCY WRIGHT-FUNKIN' IT UP (EXCERPT)

6:00

Backtracks March 19

Mar 19, 2016

It's a 3-Fers show!

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

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

Backtracks March 12

Mar 12, 2016

The monthly Listener Picks show

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

LEVON HELM-PLAY SOMETHING SWEET

TRAFFIC-MEDICATED GOO

BACHMAN TURNER OVERDRIVE-BLOWN

JETHRO TULL-TEACHER

JONI MITCHELL-BLUE

THE BEATLES-STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER

SHAWN PHILLIPS-DO YOU WONDER

THE ROLLING STONES-BROWN SUGAR

CROSBY, STILLS & NASH-HELPLESSLY HOPING

BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD-FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH

TELEVISION-FRICTION

FRANK ZAPPA-DON'T EAT THE YELLOW SNOW

FRANK MARINO-REQUIEM FOR A SINNER

This week's Medley was suggested by Riverside listeners Keith Warwick and Claire Winkleblack

THE BEATLES-I'LL GET YOU/SOMETHING/I'M HAPPY JUST TO DANCE WITH YOU

JOHN LENNON-INSTANT KARMA

THE BEATLES-SOLDIER OF LOVE/THIS BOY/IT WON'T BE LONG

JOHN LENNON-LOVE

THE BEATLES-A TASTE OF HONEY/HONEY PIE/'TIL THERE WAS YOU

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue March 6

Mar 7, 2016

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

TORONZO CANNON-THE PAIN AROUND ME

CHARLES BRADLEY-AIN'T IT A SIN

THE KNICKERBOCKER ALL-STARS-GO BACK TO THE BLUES

THE JIMMYS-FREIGHT TRAIN

ALBERT CUMMINGS-MOVIN' UP

MUD MORGANFIELD-YOU CAN'T LOSE WHAT YOU NEVER HAD

BOB CORRITORE-HARP BLAST (EXCERPT)

TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND-ANYHOW

KELLY RICHEY-FADING

ANDY POXON-YOU MUST BE CRAZY

MAGIC SAM-IT'S ALL YOUR FAULT

LUTHER DICKINSON-HURRY UP SUNRISE

THE 24TH ST. WAILERS-DON'T WORRY

Backtracks February 20

Feb 21, 2016

The monthly LIVE Listener Picks show!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

LITTLE WILLIE JOHN-I'M SHAKIN'

WARREN ZEVON-JOHNNY STRIKES UP THE BAND

PAUL KANTNER-HAVE YOU SEEN THE STARS TONIGHT

JANIS IAN-SOCIETY'S CHILD

THE ANIMALS-SKY PILOT

THE OUTSIDERS-TIME WON'T LET ME

YES-HEARTS

FRIJID PINK-HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN

WET WILLIE-KEEP ON SMILIN'

VAN MORRISON-CARAVAN

JEFF BECK GROUP-OL' MAN RIVER

SANDY NELSON-LET THERE BE DRUMS (EXCERPT)

3:00

THE CHARLATANS-NUMBER ONE

This Valentine's Day Medley was submitted by Cedar Rapids listener Matt Brandt

THE BEATLES-YOU NEVER GIVE ME YOUR MONEY/WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS

PAUL MC CARTNEY-ANOTHER DAY

THE BEATLES-IN MY LIFE/YOU'VE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY

PAUL MC CARTNEY-GOODNIGHT TONIGHT

THE BEATLES-GOLDEN SLUMBERS/CARRY THAT WEIGHT/THE END

THE BEATLES-ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue February 14

Feb 15, 2016

We continue our series of surveying nominees for the Blues Foundation's Blues Music Awards by hearing all the nominees for Traditional Blues Male Artist of the Year and Guitar Player of the Year

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

JIMMY BURNS-A STRING TO YOUR HEART

DAVE ALVIN & PHIL ALVIN-SIT DOWN BABY

CEDRIC BURNSIDE-DOWN IN THE DELTA

JAMES HARMAN-JUST A GAME GOIN' ON

JOHN PRIMER-LEANIN' TREE

BOB CORRITORE-HARMONICA JOYRIDE (EXCERPT)

DIANE BLUE (RONNIE EARL-GUITAR)-TODAY I SING THE BLUES

Backtracks February 13

Feb 14, 2016

It's the Valentine's LUV show. All songs have the word love in the title.

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

THE BEATLES-ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE

3 DOG NIGHT-JUST AN 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 (LIVE)

JIMI HENDRIX-BOLD AS LOVE

JOE TEX-THE LOVE YOU SAVE

AL GREEN-LOVE AND HAPPINESS

THE BEATLES-A HARD DAYS NIGHT/HELP

RINGO STARR-IT DON'T COME EASY

THE BEATLES-SHE'S A WOMAN/BABY'S IN BLACK/I'M A LOSER

RINGO STARR-YELLOW SUBMARINE

THE BEATLES-LONG TALL SALLY

JOHN LENNON-MONEY (THAT'S WHAT I WANT)

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue February 7

Feb 7, 2016

Tonight's show includes all the Blues Foundations nominees for Song of the Year and and a survey of the nominees for Acoustic Artist and Acoustic Album of the Year

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

JAMES HARMAN-BAD FEET/BAD HAIR

ANTHONY GERACI-50 SHADES OF BLUE

DOUG MACLEOD-YOU GOT IT GOOD (AND THAT AIN'T BAD)

SUGAR RAY RAYFORD-SOUTH SIDE OF TOWN

WALTER TROUT-GONNA LIVE AGAIN

DOUG MACLEOD-RIDGE RUNNER (EXCERPT)

DOUG MACLEOD-VANETTA

ERIC BIBB-RILEY

GAYE ABDEGBALOLA-IS IT STILL GOOD FOR YA?

Backtracks February 6

Feb 6, 2016

Lots and lots of spotlight segments!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

TENNESSEE ERNIE FORD-SHOTGUN BOOGIE

ELVIS PRESLEY-I DON'T CARE IF THE SUN DON'T SHINE

WANDA JACKSON-COOL LOVE

JOHNNY CASH-ALL OVER AGAIN

SONNY JAMES-UH UH MM

IKE & TINA TURNER-A FOOL IN LOVE

COOKIE & HIS CUPCAKES-MATHILDA

JERRY BUTLER-JUST FOR YOU

LAZY LESTER-I'M A LOVER NOT A FIGHTER

FLOYD CRAMER-FLIP, FLOP, AND BOP (EXCERPT)

EMITT RHODES-SHE'S SUCH A BEAUTY

THE MOODY BLUES-THE VOICE

THE BEATLES-I'LL GET YOU/SHE LOVES YOU/I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND

RINGO STARR-BAMBOULA

THE BEATLES-I ME MINE/I'VE GOT A FEELING/ONE AFTER 909

PAUL MC CARTNEY-I GOT STUNG

THE BEATLES-BAD BOY/YES IT IS

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue January 31

Feb 1, 2016

This week's trip down the Avenue includes selections by ALL the nominees for The Blues Foundation's Blues Music Awards in the Traditional Blues Album and Harmonica Player of the Year categories

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

ANDY T/NICK NIXON BAND-NUMBERS MAN

JAMES HARMAN-BIG BONED GAL

THE CASH BOX KINGS-QUARTER TO BLUE

CEDRIC BURNSIDE PROJECT-THIS IS FOR THE SOLDIERS

ANTHONY GERACI & THE BOSTON BLUES ALL STARS-HEARD THAT TUTWILER WHISTLE BLOW

Backtracks January 30

Jan 30, 2016

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

JEANETTE 'BABY' WASHINGTON-LET LOVE GO BY

ROSCOE SHELTON-QUESTION

ALVIN ROBINSON-LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL

THE DIXIE CUPS-IKO IKO

GENE CHANDLER-A SONG CALLED SOUL

THE STANDELLS-DIRTY WATER

TRAFFIC-DEAR MR. FANTASY

THE BYRDS-TURN TURN TURN

THE TEEN BEATS-THE SLOP BEAT (EXCERPT)

AL KOOPER & STEVE STILLS-SEASON OF THE WITCH

DEEP PURPLE-BURN

HAROLD JACKSON-TRAVELIN'

DON SERGEANT-LEADFOOT

ROBERT WILLIAMS-LOUD MUFFLERS

This week's playlist was submitted by Iowa State University student Rachel Brandt

THE BEATLES-HER MAJESTY/TICKET TO RIDE/SHE CAME IN THROUGH THE BATHROOM WINDOW

PAUL MC CARTNEY-ALL THINGS MUST PASS

THE BEATLES-PAPERBACK WRITER/NOWHERE MAN

RINGO STARR-HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY THAT I LOVE YOU?

THE BEATLES-MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR/PENNY LANE/STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue January 24

Jan 24, 2016

We continue our survey of Blues Music Award nominees from The Blues Foundation by hearing from all the nominees for the Koko Taylor Traditional Blues Female Artist and Contemporary Blues Album of the Year nominees

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

ZORA YOUNG-44 BLUES

DIUNNA GREENLEAF-YOU DON'T FEEL THAT WAY ABOUT ME

RUTHIE FOSTER-BELIEVE

TRUDY LYNN-YESTERDAY I WAS LONELY

FIONA BOYES-I'M A STRANGER HERE

JIM VINER'S INCREDIBLE B3 BAND-COMANGO! (EXCERPT)

SONNY LANDRETH-KEY TO THE HIGHWAY

Backtracks January 23

Jan 24, 2016

The first Listener Picks show of the year!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

LAURA NYRO-ELI'S COMIN'

THE COWSILLS-THE RAIN, THE PARK & OTHER THINGS

THE DOORS-PEACE FROG

BOB SEGER-SUNSPOT BABY

THE ROLLING STONES-SOMETHING HAPPENED TO ME

DAVID BOWIE-ZIGGY STARDUST (LIVE)

JACKIE DE SHANNON-WHEN YOU WALK IN THE ROOM

RONNIE HAWKINS-40 DAYS

FREDDIE KING-THE PALACE OF THE KING

THE BEATLES-IT'S ALL TOO MUCH

MOTT THE HOOPLE-ALL THE YOUNG DUDES

QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE-PRIDE OF MAN

This week's Medley was suggested by Waterloo listener Dale Shaw

PAUL MC CARTNEY-TAKE IT AWAY

JOHN LENNON-STARTING OVER

THE BEATLES-KANSAS CITY/HEY HEY HEY HEY

JOHN LENNON-READY TEDDY/RIP IT UP

THE BEATLES-REVOLUTION

WINGS-HELEN WHEELS

JOHN LENNON-INTUITION

GEORGE HARRISON-DREAM AWAY

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue January 17

Jan 17, 2016

This week includes music by ALL the nominees for the Blues Foundation's Blues Music Award (BMA) for Best New Artist Album and Best Soul Blues Albums of the year

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

EDDIE COTTON-ONE AT A TIME

IGOR PRADO BAND-YOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES

MIGHTY MIKE SCHERMER-BLUES IN GOOD HANDS

SLAM ALLEN-FEEL THESE BLUES

JIM VINER'S INCREDIBLE B3 BAND-CUTLASS SUPREME (EXCERPT)

BEY/PAULE BAND-RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU

BILLY PRICE AND OTIS CLAY-GOING TO THE SHACK

WEE WILLIE WALKER-I DON'T REMEMBER LOVING YOU

Backtracks January 16

Jan 16, 2016

My annual birthday "It's My Party and I'll Play What I Want To" exercise in self-indulgence!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

THE BEATLES-WHEN I'M 64

HUMBLE PIE-BLACK COFFEE

JOY OF COOKING-BEGINNING TOMORROW

DR. FEELGOOD-DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT/BACK IN THE NIGHT

THE GRATEFUL DEAD-SHAKE DOWN STREET

SIL AUSTIN-SLOW WALK (EXCERPT)

DAVID ESSEX-ROCK ON

LES DUDEK-IT CAN DO

THE SENSATIONAL ALEX HARVEY BAND-GIVE MY COMPLIMENTS TO THE CHEF

GARY WRIGHT-WHETHER IT'S RIGHT OR WRONG

My annual Birthday Beatles Medley

THE BEATLES-WHEN I'M 64/BIRTHDAY/I'M DOWN

JOHN LENNON-HOW DO YOU SLEEP?

THE BEATLES-TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS/TAXMAN/HEY BULLDOG

JON LENNON-GOD

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

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