Blue Avenue

Sundays at 5 p.m. on IPR News/Studio One and Fridays at 1 p.m. on Studio One online

Host Bob Dorr presents old school, new generation, historic, and contemporary blues and its derivations including soul, funk, rock 'n' roll, and gospel.

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Blue Avenue July 5

18 hours ago

Some suggested summer blues listening! This show originally aired 6/7/15 

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

DEB RYDER-CAN'T GO BACK AGAIN

IGOR PRADO BAND-BIG MAMA BLUES

JOSH GARRETT BAND-SAME BOAT

AMY HART-CONGRATULATIONS

R J MISCHO-SHE'S MY BABY

RJ MISCHO-BIG WALTER BOOGIE (EXCERPT)

THE CASH BOX KINGS-BABY WITHOUT YOU

SLAM ALLEN-WHEN THE BLUES COME AROUND

SEAN COSTELLO-I WENT WRONG

DEVON ALLMAN-TRAVELING

DUO-SONICS-EARLY IN THE MORNING

ROB LUMBARD-YOU WAS RIGHT

Blue Avenue June 28

Jun 29, 2015

It's the annual recap of the Blues Foundation's Blues Music Awards! This show originally aired May 31, 2015

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

JOHN HAMMOND-DROP DOWN MAMA

MUD MORGANFIELD AND KIM WILSON-BLOW WIND BLOW

RUTHIE FOSTER-SINGING THE BLUES

KEB MO-DO IT RIGHT

JANIVA MAGNESS-WHO AM I

JOHN NEMETH-I CAN'T HELP MYSELF

ELVIN BISHOP-DANCIN'

ELVIN BISHOP-CAN'T EVEN DO WRONG RIGHT

GARY CLARK JR-THREE O'CLOCK BLUES

JOE BONAMASSA-I GAVE UP EVERYTHING FOR YOU, 'CEPT THE BLUES

Blue Avenue June 21

Jun 21, 2015

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

MR. SIPP-JACKPOT

THE JC SMITH BAND-LOVE MECHANIC

MADISON SLIM-BREAD MAKER BABY

NIGHTHAWKS-BACK TO THE CITY

THE DUO-SONICS-SHE'S GOOD TO ME

THE CASH BOX KINGS-SUGAR PEA

THE CASH BOX KINGS-QUARTER TO BLUE (EXCERPT)

VICTOR WAINWRIGHT-STOP BOSSIN' ME BABY

SLAM ALLEN-BABY PLEASE DON'T YOU GO

J B HUTTO & HIS HAWKS-20% ALCOHOL

REVEREND RAVEN & THE CHAIN SMOKING ALTER BOYS-LOOKING FOR LOVE

IGOR PRADO BAND w/KIM WILSON-IF YOU EVER NEED ME

Blue Avenue June 14

Jun 14, 2015

It's all Iowa blues players this week!

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

MATT WOODS-IT AIN'T STEALIN'

ROBERT 'ONE MAN' JOHNSON-KILLIN' FLOOR

SOUL SEARCHERS-HARD WAY

KEVIN BURT & THE INSTIGATORS-TELL IT TO ANOTHER FOOL

WOODEN NICKEL LOTTERY-THINK ABOUT IT

BILLYLEE JANEY-DOWN HOME COUNTRY MAN

JOE & VICKI PRICE-WHOOPIE PIE (EXCERPT)

PATRICK HAZELL-I JUST CAN'T SEE

JOHN EAST-JOSEPHINE

TRISH TOMA-BIGGEST FOOL IS ME

BOB PACE-GAMBLING ON LOVE

Blue Avenue June 7

Jun 7, 2015

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

DEB RYDER-CAN'T GO BACK AGAIN

IGOR PRADO BAND-BIG MAMA BLUES

JOSH GARRETT BAND-SAME BOAT

AMY HART-CONGRATULATIONS

R J MISCHO-SHE'S MY BABY

RJ MISCHO-BIG WALTER BOOGIE (EXCERPT)

THE CASH BOX KINGS-BABY WITHOUT YOU

SLAM ALLEN-WHEN THE BLUES COME AROUND

SEAN COSTELLO-I WENT WRONG

DEVON ALLMAN-TRAVELING

DUO-SONICS-EARLY IN THE MORNING

ROB LUMBARD-YOU WAS RIGHT

DUO-SONICS-SIDEPOCKET (EXCERPT)

6:00

Blue Avenue May 31

May 31, 2015

It's the annual recap of the Blues Foundation's Blues Music Awards!

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

JOHN HAMMOND-DROP DOWN MAMA

MUD MORGANFIELD AND KIM WILSON-BLOW WIND BLOW

RUTHIE FOSTER-SINGING THE BLUES

KEB MO-DO IT RIGHT

JANIVA MAGNESS-WHO AM I

JOHN NEMETH-I CAN'T HELP MYSELF

ELVIN BISHOP-DANCIN'

ELVIN BISHOP-CAN'T EVEN DO WRONG RIGHT

GARY CLARK JR-THREE O'CLOCK BLUES

JOE BONAMASSA-I GAVE UP EVERYTHING FOR YOU, 'CEPT THE BLUES

JOHNNY WINTER-SWEET SIXTEEN

Blue Avenue May 24

May 24, 2015

Celebrating the beginning of the outdoor live music festival season, ALL the music on this week's trip down the Avenue was recorded exclusively for IPR stations at festivals around Iowa, by IPR's Phil Maass

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

KILBORN ALLEY BLUES BAND-BOWLFUL OF BLUES FESTIVAL, NEWTON 8/30/14

HOMEMADE JAMZ BLUES BAND-80/25 FESTIVAL, DES MOINES 7/6/13

SOUL SEARCHERS-BURNS FARM STOMP (EXCERPT)

THE LINN COUNTY BLUES ALL-STARS-BLUESMORE CELEBRATION, CEDAR RAPIDS, 8/3/13

CJ CHENIER-IOWA ARTS FEST, IOWA CITY 6/7/08

Blue Avenue May 3

May 3, 2015

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

TINA HAAS FINDLEY-I'M A WOMAN

KRISTA HAUGLAND-COME ON IN MY KITCHEN

TOM GARY-THE JIMMY SHUFFLE

THE CASH BOX KINGS-I AIN'T GONNA BE NO MONKEY MAN

KYLE JESTER-WHATCHA GONNA DO

SLAM ALLEN-THE BLUES IS BACK

BOB CORRITORE-HARP BLAST (EXCERPT)

ROCKIN' JOHNNY BURGIN-HOMEWORK

DEBBIE DAVIES-DON'T CHANGE IT UP

HANS THEESSINK & TERRY EVANS-DON'T LET THE GREEN GRASS FOOL YOU

MATT WOODS-ROCK ROAD

JOE & VICKI PRICE-SAD LUCK & TROUBLE

Blue Avenue April 26

Apr 26, 2015

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

MATT WOODS-SAWDUST & GASOLINE

DEBBIE DAVIES-TWO TWENTY-FIVE-YEAR-OLDS

BRANDON SANTINI-THIS TIME ANOTHER YEAR

KYLE JESTER-AFTER ALL THIS

ROCKIN' JOHNNY BURGIN-COLD CHILLS

SLAM ALLEN-IN SEPTEMBER

BOB CORRITORE-HARMONICA WATUSI (EXCERPT)

ELMORE JAMES-SHE JUST WON'T DO RIGHT

BO DIDDLEY-PRETTY THING

OTIS SPANN-IT MUST HAVE BEEN THE DEVIL

MEMPHIS MINNIE-ME & MY CHAUFFEUR

ROB LUMBARD-ON THE ROAD AGAIN

JOE & VICKI PRICE-A BEER AWAY

Blue Avenue April 19

Apr 19, 2015

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

ROCKIN' JOHNNY BURGIN-SHE'S A HIT

DEBBIE DAVIES-LOVE SPIN

KYLE JESTER-YOU'LL ALWAYS HAVE A HOME

BRANDON SANTINI-NO MATTER WHAT I DO

SMOKIN' JOE KUBEK & BNOIS KING-RIVER OF WHISKEY

PORK CHOP WILLIE-SHE'S GONE

BOB CORRITORE-POTATO STOMP (EXCERPT)

DONALD RAY JOHNSON-THESE BLUES

ROBIN MC KELLE-HEART OF MEMPHIS

GHOST TOWN BLUES BAND-HARD ROAD TO HOE

ROB LUMBARD-WHEN I BEEN DRINKING

BOB PACE-FEEL THE LOVE

KEB' MO'-DO IT RIGHT

6:00

Blue Avenue April 12

Apr 12, 2015

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWING THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

BARBARA BLUE-HANDS OFF

EIGHT O'FIVE JIVE-MISERY LOVES COMPANY

DEBBIE DAVIES-LIFE OF THE PARTY

DONALD RAY JOHNSON-GONE SO LONG

BRANDON SANTINI-HAVE A GOOD TIME

TAS CRU-BRINGING OUT THE BEAST

BOB CORRITORE-TABOO (EXCERPT)

DEVON ALLMAN-CAN'T LOSE 'EM ALL

GHOST TOWN BLUES BAND-NOTHIN' BUT TIME

ROCKIN' JOHNNY BURGIN-LOVE ME LIKE I WANT IT

ROB LUMBARD-BLUES IN A BOTTLE

KEB' MO'-DO IT RIGHT

MARCO PANDOLFI-LEAKING ROOF

Blue Avenue April 5

Apr 5, 2015

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

GHOST TOWN BLUES BAND-BIG SHIRLEY

DONALD RAY JOHNSON-IT AIN'T EASY BEING BLUE

ROBIN MC KELLE-EASIER THAT WAY

KELLEY HUNT-THE GATES OF EDEN

CHRIS O'LEARY BAND-MR. USED TO BE

MURALI CORYELL-KISS ME FIRST

FO' REEL-TATER (EXCERPT)

FO' REEL-WHAT CAN I DO

BRANDON SANTINI-I WANNA BOOGIE WITH YOU

SMOKIN' JOE KUBEK & BNOIS KING-DONE GOT CAUGHT BLUES

TAS CRU-HEART TROUBLE

PORK CHOP WILLIE-AIN'T NOBODY

KEB' MO'-THE OLD ME BETTER

Blue Avenue March 29

Mar 29, 2015

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

KELLEY HUNT-THIS TIME

ROBIN MC KELLE-HEART OF MEMPHIS

EDEN BRENT-GET THE HELL OUT OF DODGE

FO' REEL-BLUES

BRANDON SANTINI-MY BACKSCRATCHER

FO' REEL-GATE (EXCERPT)

SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON-KEEP IT TO YOURSELF

MEMPHIS MINNIE-BROKEN HEART

WILLIE DIXON-CRAZY FOR MY BABY

LOWELL FULSON-I BELIEVE I'LL GIVE IT UP

SMOKIN' JOE KUBEK & BNOIS KING-DIAMOND EYES

TAS CRU-HALF THE TIME

MIKE HENDERSON-IF I HAD POSSESSION

4 JACKS-DEAL WITH IT (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue March 22

Mar 22, 2015

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

BRAD HATFIELD-SO MUCH, SO LITTLE

ANDY T. - NICK NIXON BAND-SNAKE IN THE GRASS

KEB' MO'-THAT'S ALRIGHT

MISSY ANDERSON-HEY NOW!

CEDRIC WATSON-LAFAYETTE LA LA

FO' REEL-WHAT'S GOING ON IN MY HOUSE

FO' REEL-GATE (EXCERPT)

TINSLEY ELLIS-REAL BAD WAY

BOB PACE-ONE STEP AHEAD

ERNIE PENISTON-IF YOU WANNA BOOGIE...FORGET IT

TAZ CRU-YOU KEEP THE MONEY

ROBIN MC KELLE-ABOUT TO BE YOUR BABY

RACHELLE COBA-VIEW FROM HERE

BOB CORRITORE-POTATO STOMP (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue March 15

Mar 15, 2015

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

CEDRIC WATSON-BIJOU CREOLE

POPS STAPLES-SOMEBODY IS WATCHING

DAVE RAY-TAKE OUT SOME INSURANCE

BRANDON SANTINI-WHAT YOU DOING TO ME

SMOKIN' JOE KUBEK & BNOIS KING-DON'T WANT TO BE ALONE

JEFF JENSEN-MAKE IT THROUGH

BOB CORRITORE-HARP BLAST (EXCERPT)

JR. WELLS-ROCK ME

CHRIS O'LEARY BAND-TROUBLE

MARCO PANDOLFI-I'M A LOSER

ROBERT 'ONE MAN' JOHNSON-'81 MERCEDES

CATFISH KEITH-SWEET HONEY HOLE

CRAIG ERICKSON-IF YOU WILL

JOE PRICE-100 MILES

Blue Avenue March 8

Mar 8, 2015

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

BRANDON SANTINI-HELP WITH THE BLUES

SMOKIN' JOE KUBEK & BNOIS KING-HOW MUCH

MIKE HENDERSON-WEEPIN' & MOANIN'

ELIZA NEALS-DETROIT DRIVE

KELLEY HUNT-THE SWEET GOODBYE

BOB CORRITORE-RUKUS RHYTHM (EXCERPT)

THE CHRIS O'LEARY BAND-KING OF THE JUNGLE

MURALI CORYELL-RESTLESS MIND

BRAD HATFIELD-BACK DOOR SCRATCHIN'

ERIN HARPE & THE DELTA SWINGERS-FUTURE BLUES

BOB PACE-NEW OLD WORLD

DAVE PLAEHN-STRANGER BLUES

Blue Avenue March 1

Mar 1, 2015

This week we hear music from all the Blues Foundation's nominees for Band of The Year and Song of the Year (this program originally aired 2/1/15) (except for the final 15 minutes, which is brand new for 3/1/15!)

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

THE MANNISH BOYS-IT WAS FUN

RICK ESTRIN-KEEP YOUR BIG MOUTH SHUT

ELVIN BISHOP BAND-CAN'T EVEN DO WRONG RIGHT

JOHN NEMETH & THE BO-KEYS-BAD LUCK IS MY NAME

SUGAR RAY & THE BLUETONES-THINGS COULD BE WORSE

BOB CORRITORE-RUKUS RHYTHM (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue February 8

Feb 8, 2015

The first hour of the trip gives a chance to hear music from every Blues Foundation nominee for Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year and Soul Blues Female Artist of the Year.

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

SISTA MONICA-THE SISTA DON'T PLAY

SHARON JONES-YOU'LL BE LONELY

VANEESE THOMAS-CORNER OF HEARTACHE AND PAIN

CANDI STATON-A BETTER WORLD COMING

MISSY ANDERSON-I'VE BEEN WALKIN'

BOB CORRITORE-HARP BLAST (EXCERPT)

GARY CLARKE JR.-IF TROUBLE WAS MONEY

JOE LOUIS WALKER-LOVE ENOUGH

Blue Avenue February 1

Feb 1, 2015

This week we hear music from all the Blues Foundation's nominees for Band of The Year and Song of the Year

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

THE MANNISH BOYS-IT WAS FUN

RICK ESTRIN-KEEP YOUR BIG MOUTH SHUT

ELVIN BISHOP BAND-CAN'T EVEN DO WRONG RIGHT

JOHN NEMETH & THE BO-KEYS-BAD LUCK IS MY NAME

SUGAR RAY & THE BLUETONES-THINGS COULD BE WORSE

BOB CORRITORE-RUKUS RHYTHM (EXCERPT)

JANIVA MAGNESS-LET ME BREATHE

BOBBY RUSH w/BLIND DOG SMOKIN'-ANOTHER MURDER IN NEW ORLEANS

Blue Avenue January 25

Jan 25, 2015

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

DAVE ALVIN & PHIL ALVIN-ALL BY MYSELF

MUD MORGANFIELD & KIM WILSON-I DON'T KNOW WHY

MARK HUMMEL-TONIGHT WITH A FOOL

PAT HAYES-INTERVIEW

LAMONT CRANSTON BAND-C JAM (EXCERPT)

LAMONT CRANSTON BAND-LOOK DOWN

PAT HAYES-INTERVIEW

LAMONT CRANSTON BAND-WOUDA COUDA SHOUDA

BOB PACE & THE DANGEROUS BAND-TRYING TO TELL ME

BOB CORRITORE-SHUFF STUFF (EXCERPT)

6:00

LUCKY AND TAMARA PETERSON-EXCLUSIVE IPR RECORDINGS-BLUESMORE CELEBRATION, CEDAR RAPIDS 8/3/13

Blue Avenue January 18

Jan 18, 2015

On this week's trip down The Avenue, we'll hear music from all 5 nominees for The Blues Foundation's Rock Blues Album of the Year and all 5 nominees for the Koko Taylor Traditional Female Artist of the Year

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

THE NICK MOSS BAND-NO REASON

KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD-I LOVE THE LIFE I LIVE

ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD-LET'S RIDE

JOHNNY WINTER-MY BABE

WALTER TROUT-HARD TIMES

DIUNNA GREELEAF-TRYIN' TO HOLD ON

E G KIGHT-DON'T GIVE UP

ALEXIS P. SUTER-HANG ON

RUTHIE FOSTER-LET ME KNOW

Blue Avenue January 11

Jan 11, 2015

On tonights trip down The Avenue, we'll hear music from ALL of the nominees for the Blues Foundation's Blues Music Awards for Contemporary Blues Album of the Year and Soul Blues Album of the Year.

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

JOE LOUIS WALKER-RAMBLIN' SOUL-HORNET'S NEST

ELVIN BISHOP-NO MORE DOGGIN'-CAN'T EVEN DO WRONG RIGHT

KEB' MO-MOVE-BLUESAMERICANA

JAREKUS SINGLETON-I REFUSE TO LOSE-REFUSE TO LOSE

JANIVA MAGNESS-WITH LOVE-ORIGINAL

BOB CORRITORE-HARMONICA WATUSI (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue January 4

Jan 4, 2015

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (excerpt)

SELWYN BIRCHWOOD-HOODOO STEW

BIG HARP GEORGE-STROLLING DOWN BLISS STREET

ANNIKA CHAMBERS-BARNYARD BLUES

FO' REEL-BLUES

AUSTIN WALKIN' CANE-WOUNDED DOVE

BIG HARP GEORGE-CHROMATICISM (EXCERPT)

LAMONT CRANSTON BAND-BIG MONEY

PAT HAYES-INTERVIEW

LAMONT CRANSTON BAND-MY HAIR IS GONE

PAT HAYES-INTERVIEW

LAMONT CRANSTON BAND-E JAM (EXCERPT)

6:00

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

Blue Avenue December 28

Dec 28, 2014

Tonight's drive down the Avenue, featuring women in today's blues scene, originally aired 11/23. Check that day's entry for a complete song list

Blue Avenue December 21

Dec 21, 2014

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA & TAJ MAHAL-TALKIN' CHRISTMAS

LIL ED & THE BLUES IMPERIALS-I'M YOUR SANTA

LAMONT CRANSTON BAND-UPPER MISSISSIPPI SHAKEDOWN

PAT HAYES-INTERVIEW

RICK HOLSTROM-SLEIGH RIDE (EXCERPT)

LAMONT CRANSTON BAND w/BRUCE MC CABE-LOOK DOWN

PAT HAYES-INTERVIEW

LAMONT CRANSTON BAND-SHOUDA WOUDA COUDA

CHARLES BROWN-SANTA'S BLUES

MARC WILSON & KAZ KAZANOFF-GOOD KING WENCESLAUS (EXCERPT)

6:00

Blue Avenue December 14

Dec 14, 2014

This week's trip down The Avenue originally aired 11/9/14, check that week's listing for a complete song list

Blue Avenue November 23

Nov 23, 2014

I've got a bus full of blueswomen this evening (it's a tough job, but somebody's got to do it!)

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

MISSY ANDERSON-RENT PARTY

KELLEY HUNT-I'VE GOT A GOOD FEELING

KAYE BOHLER-HANDLE THE CURVES

LIZ MANDEVILLE-CLOUD OF LOVE

MARCIA BALL-CLEAN MY HOUSE

MARKEY BLUE-I CAN'T LET YOU GO

4 JACKS-DEAL WITH IT (EXCERPT)

JANIVA MAGNESS-THE HARD WAY

ETTA BRITT-SOMEBODY TO LOVE YOU

RACHELLE COBA-MOTHER BLUES

MISSISSIPPI HEAT (INETTA VISOR)-SWEET POISON

Blue Avenue November 16

Nov 14, 2014

This week's drive down Blue Avenue originally aired 9/28/14 check that week's posting for a complete song list

Blue Avenue November 9

Nov 9, 2014

One of the world's greatest on-line Blues Magazines, Blues Blast, gave out their yearly "best of" awards the last week of October. The first hour of tonight's show recaps the winners

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

BUDDY GUY-MEET ME IN CHICAGO

BOBBY RUSH-DECISIONS

SHAWN HOLT-PLEASE DON'T DOG ME

JAMES COTTON-COTTON MOUTHED MAN

MARK T. SMALL-EARLY IN THE MORNING

BUDDY GUY-WELL, I DONE GOT OVER IT

BOB CORRITORE-POTATO STOMP (EXCERPT)

TEDESCHI/TRUCKS BAND-LOVE HAS SOMETHING ELSE TO SAY

Blue Avenue November 2

Nov 1, 2014

This week's trip down Blue Avenue originally aired 9/21/14, check that week's posting for a complete song list

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