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.

The LUV playlist

THE BEATLES-IF I FELL/WORDS OF LOVE/IT'S ONLY LOVE

RINGO STARR-GIVE MORE LOVE

PAUL MC CARTNEY-MAYBE I'M AMAZED

GEORGE HARRISON-GIVE ME LOVE

JOHN LENNON-OH MY LOVE

THE BEATLES-SHE LOVES YOU/DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET/PS I LOVE YOU

PAUL MC CARTNEY-VALENTINE DAY (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue February 11

Feb 13, 2018

a song from EVERY nominee for the Blues Foundation's Blues Music Award in the Contemporary Blues and Traditional Blues Albums of the Year categories.

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWING' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

RONNIE BAKER BROOKS-TIMES HAVE CHANGED

COREY DENNISON BAND-PHONE KEEPS RINGING

BETH HART-FIRE ON THE FLOOR

SELWYN BIRCHWOOD-PICK YOUR POISON

TAJMO-THAT'S WHO I AM

BOB CORRITORE-POTATO STOMP (EXCERPT)

CASH BOX KINGS-BLUES FOR CHI-RAG

ELVIN BISHOP'S BIG FUN TRIO-KEEP ON ROLLIN'

KIM WILSON-SEARCHED ALL OVER

Backtracks February 10

Feb 11, 2018

The LUV show

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

THE BEATLES-ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE

3 DOG NIGHT-OLD FASHIONED LOVE SONG

BOB SEGER-LOVE THE ONE YOU'RE WITH

DUSTY SPRINGFIELD-THE LOOK OF LOVE

YOUNG RASCALS-GOOD LOVIN'

THE SUPREMES-STOP! IN THE NAME OF LOVE

LINDA RONSTADT-LOVE HAS NO PRIDE

VANILLA FUDGE-NEED LOVE

JANIS JOPLIN-TO LOVE SOMEBODY

JIMI HENDRIX-BOLD AS LOVE

JOE TEX-THE LOVE YOU SAVE

AL GREEN-LOVE AND HAPPINESS

WILSON PICKETT-EVERYBODY NEEDS SOMEBODY TO LOVE

THE BEATLES-SHE'S A WOMAN/DIZZY MISS LIZZIE/TICKET TO RIDE (LIVE AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL)

RINGO STARR- & HIS ALL STARR BAND-YELLOW SUBMARINE (LIVE)

THE BEATLES-DIG A PONY/I'VE GOT A FEELING/GET BACK

GEORGE HARRISON-TAXMAN (LIVE IN JAPAN)

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue February 4

Feb 4, 2018

The first 1/2 hour is music from all the nominees for the Blues Foundation's Blues Music Awards in the Emerging Artists Album of the Year category. The last hour is all music from performers scheduled to appear at The Winter Blues Fest in Des Moines Feb. 9/10 and The Friends Blues Blowout in Waterloo 2/10

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

ALTERED 5 BLUES BAND-CHARMED AND DANGEROUS

LARKIN POE-PREACHIN' BLUES

MISS FREDDYE-LADY OF THE BLUES

R. L. BOYCE-ROLL AND TUMBLE

SOUTHERN AVENUE-80 MILES FROM MEMPHIS

Backtracks February 3

Feb 3, 2018

Listener Leftovers: songs suggested for last week's requestfest that I didn't have to time play

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

MAURICE WILLIAMS & THE ZODIACS-STAY

BILL WITHERS-USE ME

AVERAGE WHITE BAND-GOT THE LOVE

LITTLE FEAT-FAT MAN IN THE BATH TUB

PAUL SIMON-SILENT EYES

REO SPEEDWAGON-LITTLE QUEENIE

AVERAGE WHITE BAND-PICK UP THE PIECES (EXCERPT)

JIMI HENDRIX-HEAR MY TRAIN A COMIN'

PAPA JOHN CREACH-FILTHY FUNKY

THE ROLLING STONES-DEAD FLOWERS

EAGLES-OUTLAW MAN

This week's Medley playlist was submitted by Urbandale listener Russ Richardson with the theme All About Paul

THE BEATLES-LET IT BE/PENNY LANE

THE FIREMAN-SING THE CHANGES/HIGHWAY

PAUL MC CARTNEY-SAVE US/MY VALENTINE

THE BEATLES-BACK IN THE USSR/MICHELLE

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue January 28

Feb 1, 2018

It's all music from performers scheduled to appear at The Blues Blowout in Waterloo Feb. 10 or The Winter Blues Fest in Des Moines Feb. 9 & 10.

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

REVEREND RAVEN & THE CHAIN SMOKING ALTER BOYS-SHE'S MOVING ON

KILBORN ALLEY BLUES BAND-GOING HARD

BRYCE JANEY-DOWN HOME BLUES

SONNY LANDRETH-BLUES ATTACK/SOUL SALVATION

SONNY LANDRETH-BRAVE NEW GIRL (EXCERPT)

KEVIN BURT & THE INSTIGATORS-DAY DAY/AIN'T NO SUNSHINE

KEVIN BURT-LAST TWO DOLLARS

Backtracks January 27

Jan 29, 2018

It's a LIVE Listener Picks show!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

THE DOOBIE BROS-ANOTHER PARK, ANOTHER SUNDAY

TOM WAITS-STEP RIGHT UP

NILSSON-JUMP INTO THE FIRE

ROLLING STONES-SATISFACTION

THE BYRDS-8 MILES HIGH

ELTON JOHN-MONA LISAS & MAD HATTERS

ELECTRIC PRUNES-I HAD TOO MUCH TO DREAM LAST NIGHT

THE BOX TOPS-THE LETTER

ARGENT-GOD GAVE ROCK & ROLL TO YOU

THE KINKS-ADD IT UP

STEELY DAN-HAITIAN DIVORCE

THE CHAMPS-EL RANCHO ROCK (EXCERPT)

3:00

Backtracks January 20

Jan 21, 2018

THE FIRST TWO HOURS OF THIS AFTERNOON'S 45 rpm SPECIAL (2-4PM) ORIGINALLY AIRED 1/18/14, CHECK THAT WEEK'S PLAYLIST FOR A LIST OF SONGS

HOUR #3 (4-5PM) ORIGINALLY AIRED 4/13/13, CHECK THAT WEEK'S PLAYLIST FOR A LIST OF SONGS

This week's playlist comes from Quad Cities' listener Lucas Syoen with the theme: George Going Backwards

TRAVELING WILBURYS-HANDLE WITH CARE/END OF THE LINE

GEORGE HARRISON-FISH ON THE SAND/GIVE ME LOVE/MY SWEET LORD

THE BEATLES-SOMETHING/WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue January 21

Jan 21, 2018

This week's trip down Blue Avenue is all about the Blues Blowout (past and upcoming)

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

DANIELLE NICOLE-IPR RECORDINGS, BLUES BLOWOUT, ELECTRIC PARK BALLROOM, WATERLOO 2/18/17

SENA EHRHARDT-IPR RECORDINGS, BLUES BLOWOUT, ELECTRIC PARK BALLROOM, WATERLOO 2/18/17

TINSLEY ELLIS-FRONT STREET FREEZE (EXCERPT)

SONNY LANDRETH-KEY TO THE HIGHWAY/BACK TO BAYOU TECHE

THE BLUE TRIO w/CATHY HENRY-IPR RECORDINGS, BLUES BLOWOUT, ELECTRIC PARK BALLROOM, WATERLOO 2/18/17

SONNY LANDRETH-UBERESSO (EXCERPT)

Backtracks January 13

Jan 15, 2018

This Bob's Birthday show was culled from segments from previous "It's My Party And I'll Play What I Want To" shows from 2014, 2017, and 2013

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

CHUBBY CHECKER-LET'S TWIST AGAIN

JOEY DEE & THE STARLITERS-THE PEPPERMINT TWIST (PT. 1)

DANNY & THE JUNIORS-TWISTIN' USA

GARY 'US' BONDS-DEAR LADY TWIST

SAM COOKE-TWISTIN' THE NIGHT AWAY

CHUBBY CHECKER & DEE DEE SHARP-SLOW TWIST

THE BEATLES-TWIST AND SHOUT

THE ROLLING STONES-TALKIN' 'BOUT YOU

THE YARDBIRDS-I'M A MAN

Blue Avenue January 14

Jan 15, 2018

This program originally aired 12/24/17

Bob's list of Blues disc "Must Haves" for 2017

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

HARRISON KENNEDY-WHO U TELLIN'

CATFISH KEITH-JUST CAN'T KEEP FROM CRYIN'

SONNY LANDRETH-BOUND BY THE BLUES

CASEY JAMES-ALL I NEED

TOMMY CASTRO-LIVE EVERY DAY

KIM WILSON-NINETY-NINE

KIM WILSON-BONUS BOOGIE (EXCERPT)

EARNEST ROY-WHERE CAN SHE BE?

R.L. BOYCE-CHILD OF GOD

MISS FREDDYE-MISS FREDDYE'S GONNA FIX YA

DON BRYANT-I GOT TO KNOW

THE BEATLES-BIRTHDAY/YER BLUES/LONG, LONG, LONG

JOHN LENNON-INSTANT KARMA

THE BEATLES-A HARD DAYS NIGHT/THINGS WE SAID TODAY/I'LL BE BACK

GEORGE HARRISON-WHEN WE WAS FAB

THE BEATLES-FOR YOU BLUE

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

This Medley originally aired 4/16/17

The Fabs play LIVE!

THE BEATLES-YOU CAN'T DO THAT/I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND/EVERYBODY'S TRYING TO BE MY BABY

GEORGE HARRISON-BANGLA DESH

THE BEATLES-DIG A PONY/I'VE GOT A FEELING

WINGS-MAYBE I'M A MAZED

THE BEATLES-GET BACK

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue January 7

Jan 7, 2018

This program originally aired 11/26/17

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

JAMES ARMSTRONG-BLUES BEEN GOOD TO ME

SHAUN MURPHY-OUT OF MY OWN WAY

SONNY LANDRETH-THE ONE AND ONLY

MARQUISE KNOX-BLUES MAN

SHARON JONES & THE DAP KINGS-SAIL ON

BOB CORRITORE-RUKUS RHYTHM (EXCERPT)

CHICKENBONE SLIM-MAN DOWN

KINGS & ASSOCIATES-DEADWOOD

PETER PARCEK-EVERYBODY WANTS TO GO TO HEAVEN

TOMMY CASTRO-LIVE EVERY DAY

HARRISON KENNEDY-BLUES SOLUTION

DOUG MC LEOD-COLD RAIN

This New Year's Eve Medley was submitted by San Antonio TX listener Paul DuBay with the theme "Time"

JOHN LENNON-(JUST LIKE) STARTING OVER

THE BEATLES-ANY TIME AT ALL

GEORGE HARRISON-ALL THINGS MUST PASS

RINGO STARR-STEP LIGHTLY

THE BEATLES-NOT A SECOND TIME/I WANT TO TELL YOU/GETTING BETTER

RINGO STARR-AFTER ALL THESE YEARS

THE BEATLES-WE CAN WORK IT OUT/SARGENT PEPPER'S REPRISE

Backtracks January 6

Jan 7, 2018

The annual Elvis Presley special. The King would have been 83 years old on Jan. 8

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE

ELVIS PRESLEY-(YOU'RE SO SQUARE) BABY, I DON'T CARE/I GOT STUNG/LITTLE SISTER

FRANK PAGE-LOUISIANA HAYRIDE STAGE ANNOUNCER INTERVIEW

ELVIS-HOUND DOG (LIVE 1956)/DON'T/MESS O' BLUES

TIPPIE & THE CLOVERS-BOSSA NOVA BABY

ELVIS-BOSSA NOVA BABY/THE WONDER OF YOU

LONNIE MACK-MEMPHIS (EXCERPT)

RAY PETERSON-THE WONDER OF YOU

CHARLIE BLACKWELL-THE GIRL OF MY BEST FRIEND

ELVIS-THE GIRL OF MY BEST FRIEND

Blue Avenue December 31

Jan 7, 2018

This show originally aired 11/19/17

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

CHICKENBONE SLIM-LONG WAY DOWN

EARNEST ROY-WHERE CAN SHE BE

MARQUISE KNOX-WHEN MY BABY MOVES

SHAUN MURPHY-I NEVER LOVED YOU

CHRIS CAIN-TIRED OF THE WAY YOU DO

PATRICK RECOB-WORDS LIKE BULLETS

BOB CORRITORE-POTATO STOMP (EXCERPT)

ADRIANNA MARIE-3AM BLUES

WEE WILLIE WALKER-HATE TO TAKE A HOLIDAY

MITCH WOODS w/MARIA MULDAUR-EMPTY BED BLUES

HARRISON KENNEDY-WHO YOU TELLIN'

R. L. BOYCE-ROLL AND TUMBLE

Backtracks December 30

Jan 7, 2018

This Chuck Berry special was originally aired on April 8, 2017

It's all about Chuck! Today we honor the memory of rock'n'roll icon Chuck Berry, who passed Mar. 18.

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)

This Medley originally aired 8/27/17

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 December 24

Dec 25, 2017

Bob's list of Blues disc "Must Haves" for 2017

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

HARRISON KENNEDY-WHO U TELLIN'

CATFISH KEITH-JUST CAN'T KEEP FROM CRYIN'

SONNY LANDRETH-BOUND BY THE BLUES

CASEY JAMES-ALL I NEED

TOMMY CASTRO-LIVE EVERY DAY

KIM WILSON-NINETY-NINE

KIM WILSON-BONUS BOOGIE (EXCERPT)

EARNEST ROY-WHERE CAN SHE BE?

R.L. BOYCE-CHILD OF GOD

MISS FREDDYE-MISS FREDDYE'S GONNA FIX YA

DON BRYANT-I GOT TO KNOW

JOHN MC NAMARA-YOU WOULDN'T WANT TO KNOW

This Medley originally aired 12/11/16

Merry Krimble!

RINGO STARR-COME ON CHRISTMAS, CHRISTMAS COME ON/DEAR SANTA

THE BEATLES-FAN CLUB CHRISTMAS MESSAGE 1967

PAUL MC CARTNEY-WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS TIME

THE BEATLES-FAN CLUB CHRISTMAS MESSAGE 1968

RINGO STARR-PEACE BE WITH YOU (EXCERPT)

Backtracks December 23

Dec 25, 2017

a SURPRISE Live Listener Picks show!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

DIRE STRAITS-THE BUG

LONG JOHN BALDRY-DON'T TRY TO LAY NO BOOGIE WOOGIE ON THE KING OF ROCK'N'ROLL

BOB DYLAN-LICENSE TO KILL

GENE CLARK-LADY OF THE NORTH

PRETENDERS-2000 MILES

JOJO GUNNE-TAKE ME DOWN EASY

EMERSON. LAKE AND PALMER-TANK

TOM PETTY-CHRISTMAS ALL OVER AGAIN

LINDA RONSTADT-SILVER THREADS AND GOLDEN NEEDLES

ALLMAN BROS-BLUE SKY

3:00

TOM WAITS-CHRISTMAS CARD FROM A HOOKER IN MINNEAPOLIS

Blue Avenue December 17

Dec 21, 2017

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

COREY DENNISON-PHONE KEEPS RINGING

CHICKEN BONE SLIM-LONG LEGGED SWEET THING

MIGHTY BLUE KINGS-GOOD MORNING BLUES

SONNY LANDRETH-CREOLE ANGEL

CHRIS DANIELS & THE KINGS-SWEET MEMPHIS

CHUCK LEAVELL-MERRY CHRISTMAS, BABY

CHUCK LEAVELL-GOD REST YE MERRY GENTLEMEN (EXCERPT)

DAWN TYLER WATSON-SHINE ON

BRODY BUSTER'S ONE MAN BAND-2029

SOBO BLUES BAND-CATFISH BOOGIE

RAE GORDON-ELBOW GREASE

ALBERT KING-SANTA CLAUS WANTS SOME LOVIN'

Courtesy of Bob Dorr

Rock and roll babies, here's your best of list for 2017, according to Bob Dorr! He talked about his favorite releases and re-releases of the year with Talk of Iowa host Charity Nebbe. 

Elvin Bishop - Big Fun Trio

Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio combines Elvin's signature good humor song writing and guitar playing with Bob Welsh, the keys player in Elvin's regular band and Willy Jordan on Cajon, a South American percussion instrument. That disc came out in early 2017, I expect it to win some major awards.

Backtracks December 16

Dec 17, 2017

It's Cheap Date Night!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

CHARLIE FEATHERS-BOTTLE TO THE BABY

HANK MIZELL-JUNGLE ROCK

MAC CURTIS-GRANDADDY'S ROCKIN'

BOYD BENNETT-MOVE

WAYNE CARROLL-ROCKIN' CHAIR MAMA

THE ATLANTA RHYTHM SECTION-SO INTO YOU

ENGLISH BEAT-TWIST AND CRAWL

KING CURTIS-SOUL TWIST (EXCERPT)

OINGO BOINGO-WEIRD SCIENCE

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS-BEHIND THE SUN

THE WHO-BABA O'RILEY

YES-LOOKING AROUND

QUEEN-THANK GOD IT'S CHRISTMAS

RHINOCEROS-APRICOT BRANDY (EXCERPT)

Backtracks December 9

Dec 10, 2017

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

JEAN SHEPARD-JEOPARDY

LORRIE & LARRY COLLINS-MERCY

PATSY RUTH ELSHIRE-SUGAR LUMP

ANITA CARTER-HE'S A REAL GONE GUY

ALVADEAN COKER-WE'RE GONNA BOP

ROBIN LUKE-SUSIE DARLIN'

KENNY DINO-YOUR MA SAID YOU CRIED IN YOUR SLEEP LAST NIGHT

LARRY FINNEGAN-DEAR ONE

THE ATMOSPHERES-THE FICKLE CHICKEN (EXCERPT)

REO SPEEDWAGON-SOPHISTICATED LADY

SLADE-THE WHOLE WORLD'S GONE CRAZEE

THREE DOG NIGHT-LIAR

URIAH HEEP-THE WIZARD

VANILLA FUDGE-FACELESS PEOPLE

JOHN LENNON-HAPPY XMAS (WAR IS OVER)

THE BEATLES-DIZZY MISS LIZZIE/YOU'VE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY

JOHN LENNON-OH YOKO

THE BEATLES-DON'T LET ME DOWN/TWIST & SHOUT/YOU CAN'T DO THAT

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

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