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 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

The Beatles Medley May 1

May 3, 2016

This week's Medley was picked out by San Antonio TX listener Paul DuBay with the theme: Questions?

THE BEATLES-AIN'T SHE SWEET/WHAT GOES ON

RINGO STARR-WHERE DID OUR LOVE GO

PAUL MC CARTNEY-WHY SO BLUE/OH WOMAN, OH WHY

THE BEATLES-WHY DON'T WE DO IT IN THE ROAD/HOW DO YOU DO IT

GEORGE HARRISON-WHAT IS LIFE

THE BEATLES-IF I FELL

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue May 1

May 3, 2016

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

BENNY TURNER-IF I CAN'T HAVE YOU

Backtracks April 30

Apr 30, 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

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 RADIATORS-BARNBURNER

THE METERS-LOOK-KE-PY PY

This week's Medley was picked out by Des Moines listener John Gallaher with the theme: Covers

THE BEATLES-ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC/KANSAS CITY/HEY HEY HEY HEY/HONEY DON'T

PAUL MC CARTNEY-IT'S SO EASY

JOHN LENNON-YOU CAN'T CATCH ME/AIN'T THAT A SHAME/DO YOU WANNA DANCE

THE BEATLES-MR. POSTMAN/TWIST & SHOUT (LIVE)

Blue Avenue April 24

Apr 24, 2016

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

MIKE WHEELER-THAT'S WHAT LOVE WILL MAKE YOU DO

CURTIS SALGADO-MY GIRLFRIEND

DELTA MOON-DOWN IN THE FLOOD

JAMES HUNTER 6-LIGHT OF MY LIFE

MAVIS STAPLES-TOMORROW

GUY KING-TRUTH

BOB CORRITORE-HARP BLAST (EXCERPT)

KIM WILSON-SOME DAY

MARK WENNER-WORRIED LIFE

MARK HUMMEL-HARD HEARTED WOMEN

KURT CRANDALL-GREAT SHAKES

COREY DENNISON-AW, SNAP!

JOHNNY RAWLS-EVERY WOMAN NEEDS A WORKING MAN

BOB CORRITORE-SHUFF STUFF (EXCERPT)

6:00

Backtracks April 23

Apr 23, 2016

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OIPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

SLEEPY LABEEF-BLACKLAND FARMER/TOO MUCH MONKEY BUSINESS/BIG BOSS MAN

THE DAVE CLARK 5-CAN'T YOU SEE THAT SHE'S MINE/COME HOME/ANY WAY YOU WANT IT

HERMAN'S HERMITS-MY RESERVATION'S BEEN CONFIRMED

MARIANNE FAITHFUL-COME STAY WITH ME

THE BEATLES-I'M DOWN

OWEN BRADLEY-BIG GUITAR (EXCERPT)

AARON NEVILLE-HERCULES

EARL KING-STREET PARADE

ERNIE K-DOE-HERE COMES THE GIRLS

ALLEN TOUSSAINT-GET OUT OF MY LIFE WOMAN

DR. JOHN-DON'T WANT NO MONKEY IN MY BUSINESS

This week's Medley was suggested by Riverside listeners Keith Warwick and Claire Winkleblack (this Medley originally aired 3/6/16)

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 April 17

Apr 17, 2016

Some favorite new releases of the first part of 2016 (this show originally aired 3/20/16)

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

Backtracks April 16

Apr 16, 2016

The monthly LIVE Listener Picks show!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

BIG BROTHER & THE HOLDING CO-PIECE OF MY HEART

TODD RUNDGREN-BLACK MARIA

ATOMIC ROOSTER-A SPOONFUL OF BROMIDE HELPS THE PULSE RATE GO DOWN

THE RAMONES-BILZKREIG BOP

GENE PITNEY-THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALENCE

THE BEE GEES-JIVE TALKIN'

URIAH HEEP-WONDERWORLD

LAURIE ANDERSON-SHARKEY'S DAY

SANDRA-MARIA MAGDALENA

GRAND FUNK RAILROAD-MEAN MISTREATER

TOWER OF POWER-SO VERY HARD TO GO

JR. WALKER-CLEO'S MOOD (EXCERPT)

It's literally Ringo, John, Paul, George!

RINGO STARR-LOVE ME DO

THE BEATLES-THIS BOY

WINGS-BAND ON THE RUN

GEORGE HARRISON-LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD

THE BEATLES-I WANNA BE YOUR MAN/BAD BOY

PAUL MC CARTNEY-BLUE JEAN BOP

THE BEATLES-THE INNER LIGHT

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue April 10

Apr 10, 2016

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

CURTIS SALGADO-WALK A MILE IN MY BLUES

JOHNNY RAWLS-TIGER IN A CAGE

HARPER & THE MIDWEST KIND-I CAN'T STAND THIS

DAVE FIELDS-LET'S GET SHAKIN'

COREY DENNISON-THE DEACON

MAGIC SAM-KEEP ON DOIN' WHAT YOU'RE DOIN'

BOB CORRITORE-POTATO STOMP (EXCERPT)

TIM WILLIAMS-THE WITCHING HOUR

BRYCE JANEY-GOING DOWN TO THE RIVER

GUY KING-MY HAPPINESS

PINETOP PERKINS-FOR YOU MY LOVE

JIMMY ROGERS-BIG BOSS MAN

JB HUTTO & HIS HAWKS-SPEAK MY MIND

Backtracks April 9

Apr 9, 2016

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

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

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