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

This Medley originally aired 8/23/15 and was suggested by the Cozad Family of the Quad Cities

THE BEATLES-HEY JUDE/ROCK & ROLL MUSIC/FOR NO ONE

GEORGE HARRISON-GIVE ME LOVE

THE BEATLES-BABY'S IN BLACK/DR. ROBERT/DIG IT

JOHN LENNON-INSTANT KARMA

THE BEATLES-PENNY LANE

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue October 11

Oct 11, 2015

This show originally aired 8/16/15

Backtracks October 10

Oct 10, 2015

A "Best Of" show comprised of segments from many shows in 2015

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

LITTLE SYLVIA-AIN'T GONNA DO IT

MABEL SCOTT-MR. FINE

FAYE ADAMS-I'VE GOTTA LEAVE YOU

ETTA JAMES-MARKET PLACE

LITTLE ESTHER-TALKIN' ALL OUT OF MY HEAD

LITTLE WILLIE JOHN-FEVER

THE 5 ROYALES-MESSIN' UP

HANK BALLARD & THE MIDNIGHTERS-ANNIE'S AUNT FANNIE

BIG JAY MC NEELY-ROCK CANDY (EXCERPT)

BILLY HARLAN-SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK

JERRY LEE LEWIS-HIGH SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL

Totally at my whim/random picks. I LOVE my job! bd

THE BEATLES-I'M DOWN/WHAT YOU'RE DOING/THE NIGHT BEFORE

GEORGE HARRISON-SUE ME, SUE YOU BLUES

THE BEATLES-BACK IN THE USSR/CRY BABY CRY/DON'T PASS ME BY

JOHN LENNON-OH MY LOVE

THE BEATLES-ANY TIME AT ALL

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

This Medley originally aired March 29, 2015

Blue Avenue October 4

Oct 4, 2015

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

CHRIS JAMES AND PATRICK RYNN-LONESOME WHISTLE BLUES

CHRIS O'LEARY-GONNA DIE TRYIN'

SHAUN MURPHY-I PITY THE FOOL

DEB CALLAHAN-BIG LOVE

BRENT JOHNSON-MEET ME IN THE BOTTOM

RUSH CLEVELAND-HARD WAY TO GO

BOB CORRITORE-HARP BLAST (EXCERPT)

AARON WILLIAMS & THE HOODOO-LET ME LOVE YOU

BRYCE JANEY-=WORLD OF TROUBLE

CRAIG ERICKSON-MOJO IN MEMPHIS (REPRISE)

DAVE ALVIN & PHIL ALVIN-RATTLESNAKIN' DADDY

GREGG ALLMAN-LOVE LIKE KEROSENE

Backtracks October 3

Oct 3, 2015

A LIVE Listener Picks show. All the music selections suggested by listeners

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

THE TEMPTATIONS-PSYCHEDELIC SHACK

HUMBLE PIE-C'MON EVERYBODY

SHADOWS OF KNIGHT-GLORIA

JIMI HENDRIX-ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER

STEPPENWOLF-MAGIC CARPET RIDE

T-REX-RIDE A WHITE SWAN

EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER-FROM THE BEGINNING

QUEEN-'39

BLIND FAITH-WELL ALL RIGHT

THE GRATEFUL DEAD-US BLUES

LITTLE FEAT-SPANISH MOON

TONY JOE WHITE-POLK SALAD ANNIE

THE BEATLES-MONEY/I WANNA BE YOUR MAN/IT'S ONLY LOVE

RINGO STARR-IT DON'T COME EASY

THE BEATLES-COME TOGETHER/WHEN I'M 64

GEORGE HARRISON-WHEN WE WAS FAB

THE BEATLES-I CALL YOUR NAME

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue September 27

Sep 27, 2015

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

SHAUN MURPHY-LORETTA

CHRIS O'LEARY-HOOK, LINE, AND SINKER

BUDDY GUY-CRYING OUT OF ONE EYE

CRAIG ERICKSON-BOOGIE FOR LOVE

BRYCE JANEY-SHAKE THE WALLS

BOB CORRITORE-POTATO STOMP (EXCERPT)

RUSH CLEVELAND-COME ON BABY

AARON WILLIAMS-BOOM BOOM

BRENT JOHNSON-DON'T TAKE IT WITH YOU

CHRIS JAMES/PATRICK RYNN-HARD TO KEEP A DOLLAR

DAVE ALVIN & PHIL ALVIN-PAPA'S ON THE HOUSETOP

ANDY T/NICK NIXON BAND-DEVIL'S WIFE

BOB CORRITORE-HARMONICA WATUSI (EXCERPT)

Backtracks September 26

Sep 26, 2015

It's a fundraising edition of the show. Make a pledge to keep it going: 800-235-2665 or www.iowapublicradio.org

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

CAROL JARVIS-LITTLE RED ROOSTER

VICKY LEE-GOIN' BACK HOME TO MAMA

BETTY JEAN MORRIS-SHACK DADDY

RUTH BROWN-WHAT'D I SAY

WILLIE MAE THORNTON-MY MAN CALLED ME

THE TEMPTATIONS-GET READY

THE FALCONS-YOU'RE SO FINE

MARTHA & THE VANDELLAS-JIMMY MACK

JR. WALKER-CLEO'S MOOD (EXCERPT)

THE BYRDS-THE TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGIN'/MR. TAMBORINE MAN/CHIMES OF FREEDOM

I can't seem to shake my new found interest in Ringo!

THE BEATLES-MATCHBOX

RINGO STARR-VERTICLE MAN/NOT LOOKING BACK/I'M THE GREATEST

THE BEATLES-WHAT GOES ON

RINGO STARR-TOUCH AND GO/CONFIRMATION/BYE BYE BLACKBIRD

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue September 20

Sep 20, 2015

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

BUDDY GUY-BACK UP MAMA

CHRIS JAMES & PATRICK RYNN-SHAMELESS

THE WORD-WHEN I SEE THE BLOOD

ANDY T & NICK NIXON BAND-DEEP BLUE SEA

SMOKY GREENWELL'S NEW ORLEANS BLUES JAM-POWER OF NOW

BOB CORRITORE-POTATO STOMP (EXCERPT)

BRYCE JANEY-KEEP MARCHIN' ON

CRAIG ERICKSON-MOJO IN MEMPHIS

SONNY LANDRETH-DUST MY BROOM

JACKIE PAYNE-I SAW THE BLUES

BRENT JOHNSON-LONG WAY BACK TO NEW ORLEANS

SHAUN MURPHY-DON'T LIE TO ME

6:00

Backtracks September 19

Sep 19, 2015

LOTS of spotlight segments!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

LARRY WILLIAMS-HIGH SCHOOL DANCE

CLIFF RICHARD-WORKING AFTER SCHOOL

HUELYN DUVALL-TEEN QUEEN

EDDIE COCHRAN-C'MON EVERYBODY

BOBBY RYDELL-SWINGIN' SCHOOL

DEE CLARK-HEY LITTLE GIRL

CHUCK BERRY-ALMOST GROWN

THE KNOCKOUTS-RIOT IN ROOM 3C

BOBBY NELSON QUARTET-ZAPP

RUSTY ISABEL-FIREWATER

PHIL UPCHURCH COMBO-YOU CAN'T SIT DOWN

LINK WRAY-TIJUANA (EXCERPT)

MARVIN GAYE-I'LL BE DOGGONE

This week's Medley was suggested by listener Laura Larkin in celebration of her fiance's birthday

THE BEATLES-HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE/I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER/LOVELY RITA

PAUL MC CARTNEY-WATERFALLS

THE BEATLES-WILD HONEY PIE/A TASTE OF HONEY

PAUL MC CARTNEY-TEMPORARY SECRETARY

THE BEATLES-THINGS WE SAID TODAY/HEY BULLDOG/P. S. I LOVE YOU

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue September 13

Sep 14, 2015

This week's show originally aired 7/19/15

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

Backtracks September 12

Sep 14, 2015

This show is a "Best Of" culled from two different all instrumental shows, 5/18/13 and 5/10/14

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

DUANE EDDY-THEME FROM PETER GUNN

ARTHUR SMITH-GUITAR BOOGIE

CHET ATKINS-TWEEDLE DEE

LINK WRAY & HIS WRAYMEN-RAW-HIDE

AL CASEY-RAMROD

FLOYD CRAMER-FLIP, FLOP & BOP

FATS DOMINO-FATS FRENZY

JERRY LEE LEWIS-GETTIN' IN THE MOOD

THE ROYAL KINGS-BOUNCIN' THE BOOGIE

CAMILLE HOWARD-X-TEMPORANEOUS BOOGIE

DAVE 'BABY' CORTEZ-RINKY DINK (EXCERPT)

THE BELAIRS-MR. MOTO

This week's Medley was suggested by San Antonio TX listener Paul DuBay with the theme "All Beatles"

THE BEATLES-ALL MY LOVING/ANY TIME AT ALL

PAUL MC CARTNEY-ALL MY TRIALS/THAT'S ALL RIGHT, MAMA

RINGO STARR-AFTER ALL THESE YEARS/ALL IN THE NAME OF LOVE

THE BEATLES-GLAD ALL OVER/ALL THINGS MUST PASS/ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue September 6

Sep 6, 2015

On Labor Day weekend, we get to enjoy the fruits of IPR's one-man recording/editing/mixing/production crew, Phil Maass, who recorded all the music on today's show at various blues festivals around Iowa. Thanks for the exclusive recordings, Phil!

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

JOHN PRIMER-BOWLFUL OF BLUES FEST, NEWTON, 8/31/13

MARCIA BALL-FRIENDS BLUES BLOWOUT, WATERLOO, 2/8/14

SCOTT HOLT-BLUESMORE CELEBRATION, CEDAR RAPIDS, 8/3/13

BOB CORRITORE-POTATO STOMP (EXCERPT)

CASH BOX KINGS-BOWLFUL OF BLUES FEST, NEWTON, 8/30/14

Backtracks September 5

Sep 5, 2015

Labor Day "Best Of" ShowThis first hour suggested by listener Dan Messerschmidt, focusing on The Muscle Shoals Sound VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGSARTHUR ALEXANDER-YOU BETTER MOVE ONARTHUR CONLEY-SWEET SOUL MUSICWILSON PICKETT-LAND 1000 DANCESETTA JAMES-I'D RATHER GO BLINDCLARENCE CARTER-SLIP AWAYARETHA FRANKLIN-I NEVER LOVED A MAN (THE WAY I LOVE YOU)OTIS REDDING-YOU LEFT THE WATER RUNNINGJAMES & BOBBY PURIFY-I'M YOUR PUPPETJIMMY HUGHES-STEAL AWAYYOUNG-HOLT UNLIMITED-SOULFUL STRUTWILSON PICKETT w/Duane Allman-HEY JUDERB GREAVES-TAKE A LETTER MARIASTAPLE SINGERS-I'LL TAKE YOU

Blue Avenue August 30

Aug 30, 2015

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

ALBERT CUMMINGS-UP YOUR SLEEVE

SONNY LANDRETH-WALKIN' BLUES

SLAM ALLEN-FEEL THESE BLUES

JC SMITH BAND-COLD SWEAT

OMAR COLEMAN-WISHING WELL

DIANA BRAITHWAITE & CHRIS WHITELEY-BYE BYE BIRDIE

BOB CORRITORE-HARP BLAST (EXCERPT)

BOB PACE-UNCONDITIONAL

THE LAMONT CRANSTON BAND-HELP YOUR BROTHER

MISSISSIPPI HEAT-SWEET POISON

MATT WOODS-MY NAME RINGIN'

ROB LUMBARD-I KEEP ON DRINKING

JAMES BIEHN-WRING ME OUT

BOB CORRITORE-SHUFF STUFF (EXCERPT)

This Medley is comprised of song #3 on each CD used!

THE BEATLES-I'M ONLY SLEEPING/LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS/FOR YOU BLUE (NAKED VERSION)

GEORGE HARRISON-CHEER DOWN

THE BEATLES-ANNA/YOU'VE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY/PAPERBACK WRITER

RINGO STARR-MINDFIELD

THE BEATLES-IF I FELL

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Backtracks August 29

Aug 30, 2015

It's an all new show focusing on "what I got over summer vacation"!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

BOBBY DENTON-BACK TO SCHOOL

GARY US BONDS-SCHOOL IS IN

CAROLE KING-SCHOOL BELLS ARE RINGING

DALE HAWKINS-BACK TO SCHOOL BLUES

BILLY GARNER-LITTLE SCHOOL GIRL

FRANKIE LYMON & THE TEENAGERS-THE ABC's OF LOVE

CHUBBY CHECKER-THE CLASS

DON & BOB-GOOD MORNIN' LITTLE SCHOOL GIRL

JOHNNY SARDO-LATE LATE LATE TO SCHOOL

SAM COOKE-WONDERFUL WORLD

THE COASTERS-CHARLIE BROWN

This Week's Medley was submitted by The Cozad Family from the Quad Cities, with all the songs either in the key of F or A or B!

THE BEATLES-HEY JUDE/ROCK & ROLL MUSIC/FOR NO ONE

GEORGE HARRISON-GIVE ME LOVE

THE BEATLES-BABY'S IN BLACK/DR. ROBERT/DIG IT

JOHN LENNON-INSTANT KARMA

THE BEATLES-PENNY LANE

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue August 23

Aug 23, 2015

William Clarke-Blowin' The Family Jewels (excerpt)

Omar Coleman-Born & Raised

Deb Ryder-Cry Another Tear

J C Smith-Ain't No Stranger

Mr. Sipp-Say The Word

Robben Ford-Ain't Drinkin' Beer No More

The Duo-Sonics-Side Pocket (excerpt)

Albert Cummings-No Doubt

Zach Harris-Workin' Blues

Hector Anchando-Tall Glass Of Whiskey

Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley-Tic Tac Toe

Ana & Milton Popovic-Evening Shadows

Sonny Landreth-Key To The Highway

Bob Corritore-Rukus Room (excerpt)

6:00

Backtracks August 8

Aug 10, 2015

The entire show was supplied by Quad Cities listener Sue Dumanowski's vinyl record collection! This program originally aired 6/13/15.

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

Backtracks August 1

Aug 1, 2015

This show was reworked with content originally aired 11/17/07 and is comprised of all LIVE performances!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

ELVIS PRESLEY-I DON'T CARE IF THE SUN DON'T SHINE/ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT/SUSPICIOUS MINDS

IKE & TINA TURNER-FINGERPOPPIN'

CHUCK BERRY-REELIN' AND ROCKIN'

THE BEACH BOYS-FUN, FUN, FUN

JOHNNY HORTON-FIRST TRAIN HEADIN' SOUTH

RAMSEY LEWIS-THE IN CROWD (EXCERPT)

THE BEATLES-HELP!

THE YARDBIRDS-LET IT ROCK

THE ANIMALS-DIMPLES

THE ROLLING STONES-UNDER MY THUMB

This week's Medley originally aired 3/22/15, check that week's playlist for a complete list of songs

Blue Avenue August 2

Jul 31, 2015

This week's trip down The Avenue originally aired 6/21/15, check that week's playlist for a complete list of songs

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

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