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

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)

Blue Avenue January 10

Jan 10, 2016

This week we start an eight week survey of the Blues Foundation's nominees for their coveted Blues Music Awards (BMAs) by hearing all the nominees for Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year and Rock Blues Album of the Year

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

BRANDON SANTINI-COME ON EVERYBODY

JAREKUS SINGLETON-SUSPICION

EUGENE HIDEAWAY BRIDGES-HOLD ON A LITTLE BIT LONGER

SUGAR RAY RAYFORD-SOUTHSIDE OF TOWN

JOE LOUIS WALKER-WADE IN THE WATER

JIM VINER'S INCREDIBLE B3 BAND-CHICKEN TICKIN' (EXCERPT)

Backtracks January 9

Jan 9, 2016

Elvis Presley's 81st birthday was Jan. 8. Today's show 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

ELVIS PRESLEY-BABY LET'S PLAY HOUSE

Backtracks January 2

Jan 2, 2016

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

THE CHANTELS-MAYBE

RUTH BROWN-LUCKY LIPS

THE SENSATIONS-PLEASE MR. DISC JOCKEY

THE BONNIE SISTERS-CRY BABY

THE CO-EDS-LOVE YOU BABY ALL THE TIME

THE HEARTS-LONELY NIGHTS

JANIS JOPLIN-MAYBE

ALVIN CASH-ALIVIN'S BOO-GA-LOO

BILLY PRESTON-BILLY'S BAG (EXCERPT)

CHRIS KENNER-LAND OF 1000 DANCES

BOBBY DAY-OVER AND OVER

BESSIE BANKS-GO NOW!

WILSON PICKETT-LAND OF 1000 DANCES

THE DAVE CLARK 5-OVER AND OVER

THE MOODY BLUES-GO NOW!

This week's medley originally aired 11/8/15. Check that week's playlist for a complete list of songs

Blue Avenue December 27

Dec 26, 2015

This week's show originally aired 11/15/15 Check that week's playlist for a complete song list

Backtracks December 26

Dec 26, 2015

Today's show originally aired 11/21/15. Check that day's playlist for a complete song list

This Medley originally aired 12/21/14

THE BEATLES-CHRISTMAS TIME/1964 FAN CLUB XMAS MESSAGE

PAUL MC CARTNEY-THE CHRISTMAS SONG

THE BEATLES-I FEEL FINE/1966 FAN CLUB XMAS MESSAGE/HELLO GOODBYE

RINGO STARR-THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY

PAUL MC CARTNEY-RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REGGAE (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue December 20

Dec 20, 2015

This show originally aired 10/25/15

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

JAMES HARMAN-BAD FEETS/BAD HAIR

FIONA BOYES-WALKING AROUND MONEY

CHICKENBONE SLIM-TRYIN' TO GET BY

BUDDY GUY-TURN ME WILD

TOMMY CASTRO-COMMON GROUND

SHAUN MURPHY-HOW STRONG IS A WOMAN

JOE & VICKI PRICE-WHOOPIE PIE (EXCERPT)

RUSH CLEVELAND-LEAVING ME

SHEMEKIA COPELAND-DEVIL'S HAND

WALTER TROUT-MY SHIP CAME IN

DIANE BLUE-THAT'S WHAT THEY CALL THE BLUES

RICK VITO-MISSY BROWN

Backtracks December 19

Dec 19, 2015

Hours #1 and 2 were originally aired 6/21/14 (when the show was just two hours long) check that days playlist for a complete song list

Hour #3 (4-5pm)

THE CRYSTALS-SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN

THE RONETTES-SLEIGH RIDE

DARLENE LOVE-CHRISTMAS (BABY PLEASE COME HOME)

THE CROSSFIRES/TURTLES-SANTA AND THE SIDEWALK SURFER

THE TRASHMEN-DANCING WITH SANTA

WAILERS-CHRISTMAS SPIRIT

THE SONICS-DON'T BELIEVE IN CHRISTMAS

PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS-WEAR A SMILE FOR CHRISTMAS

THE ENCHANTERS-MAMBO SANTA MAMBO

This week's Medley was suggested by Mason City listener Bill Schmiedeskamp with the them The Beatles as a cover band

THE BEATLES-ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN/SLOW DOWN/WORDS OF LOVE

GEORGE HARRISON-IF NOT FOR YOU

THE BEATLES-ANNA/MATCHBOX/DEVIL IN HER HEART

JOHN LENNON-STAND BY ME

THE BEATLES-LONG TALL SALLY/TWIST AND SHOUT

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW

Blue Avenue December 13

Dec 13, 2015

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

THE JIMMYS-WRECKING BALL

WEE WILLIE WALKER-IF NOTHING EVER CHANGES

SHARON JONES & THE DAP KINGS-AIN'T NO CHIMNEYS IN THE PROJECTS

JAMES HARMAN-THE CLOCK IS TICKIN'

BOB MARGOLIN-I SHALL PREVAIL

FRANK BEY & ANTHONY PAULE BAND-EVERYDAY WILL BE LIKE A HOLIDAY

BOB CORRITORE-HARP BLAST (EXCERPT)

SAMANTHA FISH-BLAME IT ON THE MOON

ZORA YOUNG-COUNTRY GIRL

SMOKY GREENWELL-MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL

CHICKEN BONE SLIM-BLUES FOR CHRISTMAS

Backtracks December 12

Dec 12, 2015

This show originally aired 7/11/15

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-I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND/I FEEL FINE/HELP

PAUL MC CARTNEY-I'LL GIVE YOU A RING

PAUL MC CARTNEY-SIMPLE AS THAT

THE BEATLES-WE CAN WORK IT OUT/PENNY LANE/THE BALLAD OF JOHN AND YOKO

Blue Avenue December 6

Dec 7, 2015

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

DEB RYDER-GUILTY AS SIN

WEE WILLIE WALKER-HANDS OF TIME

CASH BOX KINGS-EVERYBODY'S FISHIN'

SHAUN MURPHY-DON'T LIE TO ME

OMAR COLEMAN-LUCKY MAN

24TH ST. WAILERS-CURSED

ROB LUMBARD-BLUES IN A BOTTLE

FIONA BOYES-MAMA'S SANCTIFIED AMP

BRANDON SANTINI-EVIL WOMAN

SLAM ALLEN-ALL BECAUSE OF YOU

6:00

MARCIA BALL-LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP

KILBORN ALLEY BLUES BAND-YOU CAN HAVE THE TAIL

JOHN PRIMER-I AIN'T WORRIED 'BOUT MY BABY

Backtracks December 5

Dec 6, 2015

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPEN COLLAGE OF SONGS

PEARL GALLOWAY-GET WIT IT

LINDA HOPKINS-ROCK & ROLL BLUES

DOLLY COOPER-BIG ROCK INN

BUNNY PAUL-WATCHA GONNA DO?

LADY NELL-DON'T FORGET

BETTY EVERETT-I'VE GOT A CLAIM ON YOU

DON GARDNER & DEE DEE FORD-I NEED YOUR LOVIN'

WILBERT HARRISON-LET'S STICK TOGETHER

JR WALKER-CLEO'S MOOD

THE OUTLAWS-HIGH TIDES AND GREEN GRASS

THIN LIZZIE-WHISKEY IN THE JAR

BOB DYLAN-SHE BELONGS TO ME/SUBTERRANEAN HOMESICK BLUES/I WANT YOU

LONNIE MACK-MEMPHIS (EXCERPT)

Holiday season kickoff

WINGS-LET 'EM IN

THE BEATLES-SAVOY TRUFFLE/CHRISTMAS TIME IS HERE AGAIN/I DON'T WANT TO SPOIL THE PARTY

JOHN LENNON-COLD TURKEY (EXCERPT)

THE BEATLES-STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER/ALL TOGETHER NOW/A TASTE OF HONEY

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue November 29

Nov 29, 2015

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

FIONA BOYES-SMOKESTACK LIGHTNING

SUGARRAY RAYFORD-LIVE TO LOVE AGAIN

WEE WILLIE WALKER-FUNKY WAY

TAD ROBINSON-WHILE YOU WERE GONE

ZORA YOUNG w/LITTLE MIKE & THE TORNADOES-I'VE BEEN A FOOL TOO LONG

JOE LOUIS WALKER-YOUNG GIRL BLUES

JOE LOUIS WALKER-GOSPEL BLUES (EXCERPT)

RUSH CLEVELAND-THEN I MET YOU

THE LAKE PATROL-I'M A HOG FOR YOU BABY

THE JIMMYS-WHAT GIVES

MITCH WOODS-STORY OF CLUB 88/BROKE

D'MAR & GILL-I FELL IN LOVE WITH THE BLUES

Backtracks November 28

Nov 28, 2015

A Listener Picks edition of the show!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

CHUBBY CHECKER-LIMBO ROCK

THE NASHVILLE TEENS-TOBACCO ROAD

STEVIE RAY VAUGHN-SUPERSTITION

KING BISCUIT BOY-YOU DONE TORE YOUR PLAYHOUSE DOWN

JOHN D. LOUDERMILK-TOBACCO ROAD

THE LOVIN' SPOONFUL-NASHVILLE CATS

BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD-NOWADAYS CLANCY CAN'T EVEN SING

JOHN FOGERTY-CHANGE IN THE WEATHER

KLAATU-CALLING OCCUPANTS OF INTERPLANETARY CRAFT

COUNTRY JOE & THE FISH-FISH CHEER/I FEEL LIKE I'M FIXIN' TO DIE RAG

The latest Paul McCartney remixed/remastered reissues are out, Tug of War and Pipes of Peace. They're featured in this Medley.

PAUL MCCARTNEY-EBONY & IVORY (demo)/EBONY & IVORY (solo version)/TUG OF WAR (remix)

THE BEATLES-GET BACK (Naked version)

PAUL MCCARTNEY-SAY SAY SAY (2015 Remix)/AVERAGE PERSON (Demo)/PIPES OF PEACE

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue November 22

Nov 22, 2015

This program originally aired 10/18/15

The first hour recaps the recent Blues Blast awards (bluesblastmagazine.com)

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

MUD MORGANFIELD AND KIM WILSON-STILL A FOOL

OTIS CLAY & JOHNNY RAWLS-MOMMA DIDN'T RAISE NO FOOL

MARCIA BALL-CAN'T BLAME NOBODY BUT MYSELF

JOHN MAYALL'S BLUES BREAKERS-SO MANY ROADS

TINSLEY ELLIS-IN FROM THE COLD

BOB CORRITORE-MR. TATE'S ADVICE (EXCERPT)

ELVIN BISHOP-EVERYBODY'S IN THE SAME BOAT

SELWYN BIRCHWOOD-DON'T CALL NO AMBULANCE

Backtracks November 7

Nov 7, 2015

Hour #1 is all Leftover Listener Picks from the Oct. 24 LIVE show

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

JIM CROCE-RAPID ROY THAT STOCK CAR BOY

JOE COCKER-DELTA LADY

SPIRIT-CADILLAC COWBOYS

JOHN PRINE-ILLEGAL SMILE

BOB DYLAN-SHELTER FROM THE STORM

THE GRATEFUL DEAD-STANDING ON THE MOON

HUGH MASEKELA-GRAZIN' IN THE GRASS (EXCERPT)

LED ZEPPELIN-TANGERINE

GRAND FUNK RAILROAD-PEOPLE LET'S STOP THE WAR

SYD BARRETT-GIGOLO AUNT

BUBBLE PUPPY-HOT SMOKE AND SASAFRASS

THE 5 KEYS-LING TING TONG

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