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 Fabs as a blues band

THE BEATLES-YER BLUES/FOR YOU BLUE/DON'T LET ME DOWN

BILLY PRESTON-THAT'S THE WAY GOD PLANNED IT

THE BEATLES-OH! DARLING/SLOW DOWN

GEORGE HARRISON-SUE ME, SUE YOU BLUES

PAUL MC CARTNEY-ALL SHOOK UP

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue September 4

Sep 4, 2016

All exclusive IPR recordings from festivals across the state of Iowa

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

MISSISSIPPI HEAT-IPR RECORDINGS, BOWLFUL OF BLUES FESTIVAL-NEWTON 9/5/15

MARCIA BALL-IPR RECORDINGS, FRIENDS BLUES BLOWOUT, ELECTRIC PARK BALLROOM-WATERLOO, 2/8/14

LITTLE CHARLIE & ORGAN GRINDER SWING-GERONTOLOGY (EXCERPT)

JOHN PRIMER-IPR RECORDINGS, BOWLFUL OF BLUES FESTIVAL-NEWTON, 8/31/13

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

Backtracks September 3

Sep 3, 2016

All vinyl LPs that I haven't heard in awhile!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

THE MONKEES-ZILCH/NO TIME

THE BEACH BOYS-STUDENT DEMONSTRATION TIME

BACHMAN TURNER OVERDRIVE-BLUE COLLAR/GIMME YOUR MONEY PLEASE

THE GUESS WHO-BUS RIDER/HAND ME DOWN WORLD

DOC BAGBY-DUMPLINS (EXCERPT)

THE GUESS WHO-HANG ON TO YOUR LIFE

THE CLASH-THIS IS RADIO CLASH/LONDON CALLING/BRAND NEW CADILLAC

HANK BALLARD & THE MIDNIGHTERS-THE TWIST

CHUBBY CHECKER-PONYTIME

THE ORLONS-THE WAH WATUSI

This week's Medley was submitted by Waterloo listener Dale Shaw with the theme Summer In The City

GEORGE HARRISON-IT'S WHAT YOU VALUE

RINGO STARR-YOU'RE 16

THE BEATLES-I SAW HER STANDING THERE/I'M ONLY SLEEPING/ONLY A NORTHERN SONG

JOHN LENNON-MEAT CITY

THE TRAVELING WILBURYS-LAST NIGHT/WILBURY TWIST

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue August 28

Aug 28, 2016

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

DENNIS GRUENLING-READY OR NOT

TERRY HANCK-GOOD GOOD ROCKIN' GOIN' ON

BLUE HENRY-OLD TOO SOON

SMOKY GREENWELL-YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU

THE LUCKY LOSERS-IT AIN'T ENOUGH

SMOKY GREENWELL-BOOGIE TWIST (EXCERPT)

OMAR COLEMAN-LUCKY MAN

NICK MOSS BAND-JUPITER FLORIDA

THE BLUE BAND-I LIKE TO ROCK IN THE MORNING

RUSH CLEVELAND-ALBERT'S SHUFFLE

ISAIAH BRUNT-THAT PLACE IN THE ROAD

RUSH CLEVELAND-C BOY BLUES (EXCERPT)

6:00

Backtracks August 27

Aug 27, 2016

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

CHUCK BERRY-JOHNNY B. GOODE

REO SPEEDWAGON-LITTLE QUEENIE

VAN MORRISON-INTO THE MYSTIC

STEVIE WONDER-FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE

CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL-BORN ON THE BAYOU

JOHNNY RIVERS-MAYBELLINE

FLOYD CRAMER-FLIP, FLOP & BOP (EXCERPT)

THE TRASHMEN-SURFIN' BIRD

THE HOLLYWOOD ARGYLES-ALLEY OOP

ELVIS PRESLEY-KENTUCKY RAIN

B B KING-WHY I SING THE BLUES

SWEET-LOVE IS LIKE OXYGEN

STEVE MILLER BAND-THE WINDOW

This Medley originally aired 4/10/16

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 August 21

Aug 22, 2016

This show originally aired 6/26/16

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

Backtracks August 6

Aug 6, 2016

Elvis Presley died August 16, 1977. This program, which originally aired Jan. 9, 2016 (to honor his birthday) is all about The King.

VARIOUS ARTIST-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

ELVIS PRESLEY-IT'S NOW OR NEVER/AN AMERICAN TRILOGY

ELVIS PRESLEY AND MICHAEL BUBLE-FEVER

ELVIS PRESLEY-AFTER LOVING YOU/I GOT A WOMAN/TIGER MAN

RUFUS THOMAS-TIGER MAN

LONNIE MACK-MEMPHIS (EXCERPT)

ELVIS PRESLEY-BOSOM OF ABRAHAM/BURNING LOVE/YOU WERE ALWAYS ON MY MIND

COL. TOM PARKER-TV GUIDE INTERVIEW 1956

ARTHUR GUNTER-BABY LET'S PLAY HOUSE

This week's Medley was picked out by San Antonio TX listener Paul DuBay with the theme: Questions?      This Medley originally aired May 1, 2016

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 July 31

Aug 1, 2016

This program originally aired June 5, 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)

Backtracks July 30

Jul 31, 2016

A LIVE Listener Picks show! All the music suggested by listeners

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

PAUL MC CARTNEY-MAYBE I'M AMAZED

BILLY PRESTON-WILL IT GO ROUND IN CIRCLES

LEON RUSSELL-TIGHT ROPE

THE BEATLES-YOU CAN'T DO THAT

HERMAN'S HERMITS-A MUST TO AVOID

MOUNTAIN-NEVER IN MY LIFE

STEPPENWOLF-HEY LAWDY MAMA

THE KINKS-TIRED OF WAITING

MATTHEW SWEET-GIRLFRIEND

COUNT 5-PSYCHOTIC REACTION

CANNED HEAT-GOIN' UP THE COUNTRY

HUMBLE PIE-BLACK COFFEE

RICHARD THOMPSON-TEAR STAINED LETTER

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

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