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

Cedar Rapids listener Matt Brandt and family caught Paul McCartney's show in Des Moines and crafted this Medley out of their favorite songs from that concert

THE BEATLES-CAN'T BUY ME LOVE

WINGS-BAND ON THE RUN

THE BEATLES-ELENOR RIGBY/SOMETHING

WINGS-MAYBE I'M AMAZED

THE BEATLES-YOU WON'T SEE ME/BLACKBIRD

WINGS-LIVE AND LET DIE

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue September 17

Sep 19, 2017

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

NORMAN JACKSON BAND-GIVIN' UP

WILLA-MAMA NEEDS SOME COMPANY

BENNY TURNER-IT'S YOUR MOVE

RICK ESTRIN & THE NIGHTCATS-LOOKING FOR A WOMAN

KILBORN ALLEY BLUES BAND-HOME TO MY BABY

BEN EATON-CAN'T BE SATISFIED

BOB CORRITORE-HARP BLAST (EXCERPT)

DANI WILDE-DEEPER THAN BLACK

HAMILTON LOOMIS-LOOKING INTO A DREAM

SONNY LANDRETH-TRUE BLUE

SAVOY BROWN-WHY DID YOU HOODOO ME

TOMMY CASTRO-SOUL SHAKE

BOB CORRITORE-SHUFF STUFF (EXCERPT)

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Backtracks September 16

Sep 18, 2017

Albums in my own collection that make me stop and say "WOW. I haven't heard THAT in awhile"!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

GERRY & THE PACEMAKERS-CHILLS/PRETEND

ROBERT GORDON w/LINK WRAY-RED HOT/BOPPIN' THE BLUES

JOHN HARTFORD-TURN YOUR RADIO ON/STEAMBOAT WHISTLE BLUES/BACK IN THE GOODLE DAYS

TOMMY JAMES & THE SHONDELLS-CRIMSON & CLOVER (LP version)

BILLY JOE & THE CHECKMATES-PERCOLATOR (EXCERPT)

BILLY PRESTON-WILL IT GO ROUND IN CIRCLES/WE'RE GONNA MAKE IT

JOHNNY RIVERS-MUDDY RIVER/INTO THE MYSTIC

Backtracks September 9

Sep 10, 2017

It's a fundraising edition of the show. 800-235-2665 iowapublicradio.org

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

STORMY GAYLE-FLIPSVILLE

ROSE MADDOX-MOVE IT ON OVER

LAURA LEE PERKINS-DON'T WAIT UP

BARBARA PITTMAN-SENTIMENTAL FOOL

WANDA JACKSON-SPARKLING BROWN EYES

SAM COOKE-NOTHING CAN CHANGE THIS LOVE/TROUBLE IN MIND/LITTLE RED ROOSTER

PHIL UPCHURCH COMBO-YOU CAN'T SIT DOWN (EXCERPT)

THE CHAMBERS BROS-(all single versions) TIME HAS COME TODAY/LOVE, PEACE AND HAPPINESS/ARE YOU READY

BB KING-ALL I WANT

This is a fundraising edition of The Medley. Say Yeah, Yeah, Yeah to The Fabs on IPR 800-235-2665 iowapublicradio.org

THE BEATLES-SHE LOVES YOU/EIGHT DAYS A WEEK/DON'T LET ME DOWN

PAUL MC CARTNEY-LISTEN TO WHAT THE MAN SAID

THE BEATLES-MONEY/TAXMAN

RINGO STARR-IT DON'T COME EASY

THE BEATLES-TWO OF US

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue September 10

Sep 10, 2017

It's a fundraising edition of the show. I need gas money for The Blues Bus: 800-235-2665 or iowapublicradio.org

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

RICK ESTRIN & THE NIGHTCATS-THE BLUES AIN'T GOIN' NOWHERE

THE CASH BOX KINGS-BLUES FOR CHI-RAG

HAMILTON LOOMIS-CLOUDY DAY

NORMAN JACKSON BAND-NORMAN'S BLUES

JOHN NEMETH-GET OFFA DAT BUTT

BOB CORRITORE-POTATO STOMP (EXCERPT)

TAJMO-AIN'T NOBODY TALKIN'

BEN EATON-WORK BEFORE THE SUN

GEORGE THOROGOOD-GOT TO MOVE

CATFISH KEITH-IT WON'T BE LONG NOW

This Medley originally aired June 25, 2017

TONY SHERIDAN & THE BEAT BOYS-WHY (CAN'T YOU LOVE ME AGAIN)

THE BEATLES-THERE'S A PLACE/LONG TALL SALLY

PAUL MC CARTNEY-THAT WOULD BE SOMETHING

THE BEATLES-ANY TIME AT ALL/I'LL CRY INSTEAD

RINGO STARR-VERTICAL MAN

THE BEATLES-REVOLUTION I/THE ONE AFTER 909

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue September 3

Sep 3, 2017

This week's trip down The Avenue originally aired July 2, 2017

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

THE CASH BOX KINGS-HOUSE PARTY

TAJMO-THAT'S WHO I AM

WILLA-LOVE LOOKS GOOD ON ME

ANDY T. BAND-SAD TIMES

KILBORN ALLEY BLUES BAND-TERRE HAUTE

LAUREN MITCHELL-BROWN LIQUOR

EARL HOOKER-BLUE GUITAR (EXCERPT)

KING BEE-WANTED

PATRICK RECOB-FIND THE ANSWER

CATFISH KEITH-JUMPIN' JACK RABBIT

LINSEY ALEXANDER-THAT AIN'T RIGHT

POLLY O'KEARY-YOURS TO LOSE

JOHN MC NAMARA-SECURITY

Backtracks September 2

Sep 3, 2017

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

ROBERT LUNN-YODELIN' BLUES

SONS OF THE SOIL-AUTOMATIC MAMA

MAC O'DELL & HIS ALABAMA JUBILEERS-RED BALL ROCKET TRAIN

JERRY BYRD-STEELIN' THE BLUES

EDDIE HILL-THE HOT GUITAR

LEWIS LYMON & THE TEENCHORDS-LYDIA

THE KODAKS-TEENAGER'S DREAM

THE CHANNELS-THE GIRL NEXT DOOR

JIMMY RIVERS COMBO-THE BLUE EAGLE pt. 1 (EXCERPT)

RAY CHARLES-HIT THE ROAD JACK

RICKY NELSON-TRAVELIN' MAN

THE SHADOWS-APACHE

BEAU MARKS-CLAP YOUR HANDS

SKIP & FLIP-IT WAS I

This week's playlist was suggested by Ian Gibbons from Madrid IA with the theme The Beatles Love

THE BEATLES-LOVE ME DO

WINGS-SILLY LOVE SONG

JOHN LENNON-OH MY LOVE

THE BEATLES-IT'S ONLY LOVE

RINGO STARR-YOU ALWAYS HURT THE ONE YOU LOVE

GEORGE HARRISON-I REALLY LOVE YOU

THE BEATLES-SHE LOVES YOU/ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue August 27

Aug 28, 2017

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

ANDY T. BAND-DOIN' HARD TIME

WILLA-BETTER DAYS

JOHN MC NAMARA-YOU WOULDN'T WANT TO KNOW

GINA SICILIA-HEAVEN

BEN EATON-WORK BEFORE THE SUN

NORMAN JACKSON BAND-GREENE COUNTY LINE

NANCY WRIGHT-FUNKIN' IT UP (EXCERPT)

CHUCK BERRY-WONDERFUL WOMAN/BIG BOYS/DUTCHMAN

JON SPEAR BAND-HOT SAUCE

DELTA WIRES-DAYS OF THE WEEK

PATRICK RECOB-I KEPT MY COOL

BOB CORRITORE-HARP BLAST (EXCERPT)

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Backtracks August 26

Aug 27, 2017

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

WEE WILLIE HARRIS-BACK TO SCHOOL AGAIN

THE FOUR Js-CLASS RING

GARY & BILLY-WORKING AFTER SCHOOL

THE ROCK AND ROLL TEACHER-LESSON #1

GARY US BONDS-SCHOOL IS IN

CHUCK BERRY-SCHOOL DAYS

DALE HAWKINS-BACK TO SCHOOL BLUES

RICKY NELSON-WAITIN' IN SCHOOL

SAM COOKE-WONDERFUL WORLD

ALICE COOPER-SCHOOL'S OUT

JAMES BOOKER-GONZO (EXCERPT)

DINO, DESI, AND BILLY-NOT THE LOVIN' KIND

ENGLISH BEAT-TWIST & CRAWL

FALCON EDDY-LET'S GO SANDY

This week's Medley originally aired 1/8/17. Check that week's playlist for a complete list of songs

Blue Avenue August 20

Aug 23, 2017

This week's trip down Blue Avenue originally aired 4/2/17. Check that week's playlist for song listings

Backtracks August 19

Aug 23, 2017

This week's Backtracks Elvis Special was originally aired January 7, 2017. Check that week's playlist for a complete list of songs

Blue Avenue July 30

Aug 6, 2017

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

ROCKIN' JOHNNY BURGIN-GUITAR KING

TAJMO-DIVING DUCK BLUES

THE CASH BOX KINGS-I'M GONNA GET MY BABY

SELWYN BIRCHWOOD-HEAVY HEART

SAMANTHA FISH-LITTLE BABY

WILLA-CRAZY MAN

BOB CORRITORE-RUCKUS RHYTHM (EXCERPT)

OTIS RUSH-I CAN'T QUIT YOU BABY

THE ROLLING STONES-I CAN'T QUIT YOU BABY

MAGIC SAM-ALL OF YOUR LOVE

THE ROLLING STONES-ALL OF YOUR LOVE

LITTLE WALTER-JUST YOUR FOOL

THE ROLLING STONES-JUST YOUR FOOL

THE ROLLING STONES-I GOTTA GO

It's our annual summer trip to the movies with The Fabs!

THE BEATLES-A HARD DAYS NIGHT/AND I LOVE HER/TELL ME WHY

THE GEORGE MARTIN ORCH.-THE CHASE

THE BEATLES-HELP!/TICKET TO RIDE/CAN'T BUY ME LOVE

THE GEORGE MARTIN ORCH.-THE BITTER END/YOU CAN'T DO THAT

THE BEATLES-BLUE JAY WAY/MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR

THE GEORGE MARTIN ORCH.-ANOTHER HARD DAY'S NIGHT (EXCERPT)

Backtracks July 29

Aug 6, 2017

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

THE 5 ROYALES-BABY DON'T DO IT

BILLY WARD & DOMINOES-HAVE MERCY, BABY

CLYDE MC PHATTER & THE DRIFTERS-SUCH A NIGHT

HANK BALLARD & THE MIDNIGHTERS-SEXY WAYS

RUTH BROWN-5-10-15 HOURS

ELVIS PRESLEY-SUCH A NIGHT

THE BEACH BOYS-DANCE, DANCE, DANCE

EDGAR WINTER-KEEP ON PLAYIN' THAT ROCK'N'ROLL

JIMMY MC GRIFF-I'VE GOT A WOMAN (EXCERPT)

VAN MORRISON-CRAZY LOVE

THE TRAVELING WILBURYS-END OF THE LINE

J J CALE-BOILIN' POT

GRAHAM PARKER-SOUL SHOES

The Beatles Medley July 23

Jul 29, 2017

Today's Beatles Medley originally aired November 27, 2016. Check that day's posting for a complete playlist

Blue Avenue July 23

Jul 29, 2017

Today's Blue Avenue show originally aired April 9, 2017. Check that day's posting for a complete playlist

Backtracks July 22

Jul 29, 2017

Today's Backtracks show originally aired April 29, 2017. Check that day's posting for a complete playlist

The Beatles Medley July 16

Jul 18, 2017

This Medley originally aired 6/4/17

This week's playlist comes from Des Moines area listener Shawn Plank with the theme Honesty/Truth

THE BEATLES-I'M DOWN/TELL ME WHY/THE NIGHT BEFORE

JOHN LENNON-STEEL AND GLASS

THE BEATLES-NO REPLY

GEORGE HARRISON-BEWARE OF DARKNESS

THE BEATLES-WHAT YOU'RE DOING/I'M LOOKING THROUGH YOU

JOHN LENNON-GIMME SOME TRUTH

Blue Avenue July 16

Jul 18, 2017

This show originally aired 6/4/17

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

TAJMO-DON'T LEAVE ME HERE

SELWYN BIRCHWOOD-EVEN THE SAVED NEED SAVING

JANIVA MAGNESS-I CAN TELL

KILBORN ALLEY BLUES BAND-GOING HARD

JON ZEEMAN-NOTHIN' IN THE WORLD

SAMANTHA FISH-YOU'LL NEVER CHANGE

BARRELHOUSE CHUCK-HOMAGE TO PINETOP PERKINS (EXCERPT)

CATFISH KEITH-MAMA DON'T YOU SELL IT

DOUG MAC LEOD-BAD MAGIC

REBEKAH MELDRUM-GYPSY

REV. RAVEN & THE CHAIN SMOKING ALTER BOYS-STOMPING AND SHOUTING

Backtracks July 15

Jul 18, 2017

This show originally aired May 6, 2017

(NOT) Live Listener Picks show

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

THE VAUGHN BROS.-HARD TO BE

DAVE MASON-LET IT GO, LET IT FLOW

JIMI HENDRIX-THE WIND CRIES MARY

JEFF BECK-GOODBYE PORK PIE HAT

CREAM-BORN UNDER A BAD SIGN

SYD BARRETT-DOMINOES

DOC BAGBY-DUMPLINS (EXCERPT)

ERIC CLAPTON-THE CORE

BONNIE KOLOC-ROLL ME ON THE WATER

THE BYRDS-CAPTAIN SOUL

THE KINKS-LOW BUDGET

THE KINKS-20TH CENTURY MAN

KING CURTIS-WHOLE LOTTA LOVE (EXCERPT)

The Beatles Medley July 9

Jul 11, 2017

This Medley originally aired 5/7/17

It was announced that Sir Paul McCartney is coming to Iowa On July 21, so this week's Medley is all about Paul!

THE BEATLES-OH DARLING/I'VE JUST SEEN A FACE/YESTERDAY

WINGS-HI HI HI/WITH A LITTLE LUCK

THE BEATLES-GOOD DAY SUNSHINE/GOT TO GET YOU INTO MY LIFE/THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD

PAUL MC CARTNEY-RUN DEVIL RUN

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue July 9

Jul 11, 2017

This trip down Blue Avenue originally happened May 21, 2017 Blowin' the Family Jewels (excerpt) ARTIST: William Clarke ALBUM: Groove TimeTell Me Why/Bloodhound ARTIST: Elliott & The Untouchables ALBUM: BloodhoundKay Marie (feat. Laura Chavez)/Big Mama ARTIST: Monster Mike Welch & Mike Ledbetter Can't Nobody/It Ain't Elvis ARTIST: Dawn Tyler Watson ALBUM: Jawbreaker!Soup Kitchen (excerpt) ARTIST: The Lost Counts ALBUM: Found!Just Can't Keep From Cryin' Sometimes/Mississippi River Blues ARTIST: Catfish Keith

Backtracks July 8

Jul 11, 2017

It's all about Chuck! Today we honor the memory of rock'n'roll icon Chuck Berry, who passed Mar. 18. This program originally aired 4/8/17

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

CHUCK BERRY-MAYBELLENE/SCHOOL DAYS/ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN

THE BEATLES-ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN

ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA-ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN

THE ROLLING STONES-AROUND AND AROUND

CHUCK BERRY-AROUND AND AROUND

THE ROLLING STONES-COME ON

CHUCK BERRY-COME ON

CHUCK BERRY-BLUE FEELING (EXCERPT)

CHUCK BERRY-ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC

The Beatles Medley July 2

Jul 11, 2017

All these songs were on the charts in the summer: Summer Singles

THE BEATLES-RAIN/YELLOW SUBMARINE/ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE

JOHN LENNON-GIVE PEACE A CHANCE

THE BEATLES-BABY YOU'RE A RICH MAN/THE BALLAD OF JOHN & YOKO

GEORGE HARRISON-BANGLA-DESH

PAUL MC CARTNEY-LIVE & LET DIE

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue July 2

Jul 11, 2017

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

THE CASH BOX KINGS-HOUSE PARTY

TAJMO-THAT'S WHO I AM

WILLA-LOVE LOOKS GOOD ON ME

ANDY T. BAND-SAD TIMES

KILBORN ALLEY BLUES BAND-TERRE HAUTE

LAUREN MITCHELL-BROWN LIQUOR

EARL HOOKER-BLUE GUITAR (EXCERPT)

KING BEE-WANTED

PATRICK RECOB-FIND THE ANSWER

CATFISH KEITH-JUMPIN' JACK RABBIT

LINSEY ALEXANDER-THAT AIN'T RIGHT

POLLY O'KEARY-YOURS TO LOSE

JOHN MC NAMARA-SECURITY

BOB CORRITORE-POTATO STOMP (EXCERPT)

6:00

Backtracks July 1

Jul 2, 2017

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

THE BEACH BOYS-FUN, FUN, FUN/BARBARA ANN/DARLIN'

THE BYRDS-MR. TAMBOURINE MAN

BOB DYLAN-MR. TAMBOURINE MAN/SLOW TRAIN

JUNIOR PARKER-MYSTERY TRAIN

ELVIS PRESLEY-MYSTERY TRAIN (EXCERPT)

MANFRED MANN'S EARTH BAND-SOLAR FIRE

MANFRED MANN-5-4-3-2-1/DO WAH DIDDY

THE EXCITERS-DO WAH DIDDY

THE OHIO EXPRESS-YUMMY YUMMY YUMMY/DOWN AT LULU'S

THE ONES-TOMORROW'S HEROES ARE TODAY'S JERKS

THE BUZZARDS-MISSING PERSON

DANGTRIPPERS-THE GIRL WHO KNEW TOMORROW

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