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

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)

Blue Avenue March 29

13 hours ago

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)

Backtracks March 28

Mar 28, 2015

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

JIMMY & JOHNNY-SWEET LOVE ON MY MIND

YORK BROS.-EVERYBODY'S TRYIN' TO BE MY BABY

RUTH & AL-REAL GONE PARTY

EVERLY BROS.-'TIL I KISSED YA

THE KALIN TWINS-FORGET ME NOT

TILLMAN FRANKS-HOT ROD SHOTGUN BOOGIE

BOB WILLIAMS-HOT ROD RACE NO. 2

GRAND PAPPY EARL DAVIS-GRANDPAPPY'S HOT ROD BLUES

GEORGE STOGNER-HARDTOP RACE

BILLY BRIGGS-THE BATTERY TO MY HEART

JOHNNY MOORE-A DOLLAR NINETY EIGHT

EARL KING-TIC TAC TOE

ALLEN TOUSSAINT-WORKING IN THE COAL MINE

This week's Medley has The Boys doin' it LIVE!

THE BEATLES-SHE'S A WOMAN/TICKET TO RIDE/CAN'T BUY ME LOVE

GEORGE HARRISON-SOMETHING

THE BEATLES-DIG A PONY/GET BACK

RINGO STARR-IT DON'T COME EASY

THE BEATLES-TWIST & SHOUT

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (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)

Backtracks March 21

Mar 21, 2015

Listener Picks show!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

4 JACKS AND A JILL-MASTER JACK

TOMMY JAMES & THE SHONDELLS-CRYSTAL BLUE PERSUASION

MOBY GRAPE-MURDER IN MY HEART FOR THE JUDGE

JIMI HENDRIX-CAPTAIN COCONUT

DIRE STRAITS-SKATEAWAY

ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA-MR. BLUE SKY

TALKING HEADS-CROSSEYED AND PAINLESS

SPECIALS-CONCRETE JUNGLE

DONALD FAGEN-NEW FRONTIER

EDIE BRICKELL & THE NEW BOHEMIANS-WHAT I AM

PATSY CLINE-FADED LOVE

CHRIS MONTEZ-LET'S DANCE

The week's Medley was suggested by West Des Moines listener Julie Thomas with the theme "Beatles Nonsense Syllables"

THE BEATLES-OB-LA-DI, OB-LA-DA

JOHN LENNON-YA-YA

GEORGE HARRISON-WAH-WAH

THE BEATLES-I AM THE WALRUS/SUN KING

PAUL MC CARTNEY-BIP BOP

JOHN LENNON-WALLS & BRIDGES

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

Backtracks March 14

Mar 14, 2015

The whole show is compiled from vinyl compilations!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

JOE CLAY-16 CHICKS   

MILTON ALLEN-DON'T BUG ME BABY

MARTHA CARSON-NOW STOP

JANIS MARTIN-LOVE ME TO PIECES

RIC CARTEY-OOH-EE

THE SHIRELLES-BABY IT'S YOU  

BETTY EVERETT-YOU'RE NO GOOD

THE SHANGRILAS-GIVE HIM A GREAT BIG KISS

THE DIXIE CUPS-PEOPLE SAY

LESLIE GORE-SUNSHINE, LOLLIPOPS & RAINBOWS

EVIE SANDS-I CAN'T LET GO

PHIL HARVEY-BUMBERSHOOT (EXCERPT)

BARRY MC GUIRE-EVE OF DESTRUCTION  

This week's Medley was suggested by Dave Koester from Carroll IA with the theme Let's Get Together

THE BEATLES-OH DARLING/FOR NO ONE/GOT TO GET YOU INTO MY LIFE

JOHN LENNON-WOMAN

THE BEATLES-GIRL/WHEN I'M 64/WHY DON'T WE DO IT IN THE ROAD

PAUL MC CARTNEY-MY VALENTINE

THE BEATLES-A HARD DAYS NIGHT/I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

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

Backtracks March 7

Mar 7, 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

DON WILLIS-BOPPIN' HIGH SCHOOL BABY

RONNIE ALLEN-HIGH SCHOOL LOVE

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)

The Beatles Medley March 1

Feb 28, 2015

This week's Medley originally aired 2/1/15. Check that week's playlist for a complete song list.

Backtracks February 14

Feb 14, 2015

Valentine's LUV show. Rock'n'Roll love songs all afternoon long

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

THE SHIRELLES-DEDICATED TO THE ONE I LOVE

FRANKIE LYMON & THE TEENAGERS-WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE

ELVIS PRESLEY-A BIG HUNK O' LOVE

THE BEATLES-LOVE ME DO (original single version)

MICKEY & SYLVIA-LOVE IS STRANGE

SAM COOKE-CUPID

CONNIE FRANCIS-STUPID CUPID

OTIS REDDING-DON'T MESS WITH CUPID

JACKIE WILSON-HIGHER & HIGHER

BILLY FURY-THAT'S LOVE

LITTLE JESSE-HUGGIN' (EXCERPT)

RINGO STARR-DRIFT AWAY

PAUL MC CARTNEY-DRIVING RAIN

THE BEATLES-KOMM, GIB MIR DEINE HAND/I'LL FOLLOW THE SUN/I FEEL FINE

PAUL MC CARTNEY-ALLIGATOR

JOHN LENNON-BE MY BABY

THE BEATLES-SLOW DOWN

THE BEATLES-FLYING (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

Backtracks February 7

Feb 7, 2015

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

HANK BALLARD & THE MIDNIGHTERS-WORK WITH ME ANNIE

ROY BROWN-BOOGIE AT MIDNIGHT

JAMES BROWN-LET'S MAKE IT

CLYDE MC PHATTER & THE DOMINOS-HAVE MERCY BABY

LULA REED-BUMP ON A LOG

LINK WRAY AND THE WRAY MEN-BIG CITY STOMP

JOHNNY 'GUITAR' WATSON-SPACE GUITAR

EDDIE BOND-SLIP, SLIP, SLIPPIN' IN

MARVIN RAINWATER-I CAN'T FORGET

LINK WRAY-CREEPY (EXCERPT)

THE LAMONT CRANSTON BAND-(AIN'T NOBODY HERE BUT US) CHICKENS/GOIN' ON DOWN THE LINE/TAKIN' A CHANCE

This week's Medley play list was submitted by Cedar Falls listener Patrick Ashwood

GEORGE HARRISON-THE BALLAD OF SIR FRANKIE CRISP

THE BEATLES-ONLY A NORTHERN SONG/BECAUSE/A DAY IN THE LIFE

RINGO STARR-OH MY MY

THE BEATLES-REVOLUTION I

JOHN LENNON-REMEMBER

THE BEATLES-12 BAR BLUES (EXCERPT)

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

Backtracks January 31

Jan 31, 2015

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

MARIE ADAMS-AIN'T CAR CRAZY

HELEN HUMES-WOOJAMACOOJA

ANITA TUCKER-HOP, SKIP & JUMP

LITTLE ESTHER-IF IT'S NEWS TO YOU

GLORIA LYNN-COOL DADDY

WYNONIE HARRIS-BLOODSHOT EYES

OTIS WILLIAMS & THE CHARMS-KO KO MO

JAMES BROWN-THERE MUST BE A REASON

LITTLE WILLIE JOHN-NEED YOUR LOVE SO BAD

EARL BOSTIC-JUNGLE DRUMS (EXCERPT)

THE BYRDS-ALL I REALLY WANT TO DO/POSITIVELY 4TH STREET/SPANISH HARLEM INCIDENT

VAN MORRISON-ST. DOMINIC'S PREVIEW

THE BEATLES-I'LL BE BACK/DIZZIE MISS LIZZIE/IT'S ALL TOO MUCH

GEORGE HARRISON-ISN'T IT A PITY

THE BEATLES-GET BACK/YOU KNOW MY NAME

JOHN LENNON-MY MUMMY'S DEAD

THE BEATLES-HER MAJESTY

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

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

Backtracks January 24

Jan 25, 2015

This is the monthly LIVE Listener Picks show. All the tunes were suggested by listeners.

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

THE ALLMAN BROS. BAND-JESSICA

STEELY DAN-PEARL OF THE QUARTER

AVERAGE WHITE BAND-CUT THE CAKE

BUDDY HOLLY-NOT FADE AWAY

THE ROLLING STONES-NOT FADE AWAY

JACKIE DE SHANNON-WHEN YOU WALK IN THE ROOM

THE ROLLING STONES-2120 S. MICHIGAN AVE.

PAUL BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND-MELLOW DOWN EASY

RICHIE VALENS-FRAMED

HUMBLE PIE-HALLELUJAH I LOVE HER SO

SMALL FACES-ALL OR NOTHING

This week's Medley was suggested by listener Paul DuBay who listens to IPR via streamed audio in San Antonio TX, using the theme "YOU".

THE BEATLES-YOU NEVER GIVE ME YOUR MONEY/YOU CAN'T DO THAT/FOR YOU BLUE

JOHN LENNON-WHATEVER GETS YOU THROUGH THE NIGHT

GEORGE HARRISON-GOT MY MIND SET ON YOU

PAUL MC CARTNEY & WINGS-TO YOU

THE BEATLES-YOU WON'T SEE ME/ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE

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

It's my birthday (Monday) Only SOME of these songs have something to do with my life! bd

THE BEATLES-BIRTHDAY/YER BLUES

JOHN LENNON-INSTANT KARMA

THE BEATLES-ACT NATURALLY/YESTERDAY

RINGO STARR-THE NO-NO SONG

THE BEATLES-A DAY IN THE LIFE

JOHN LENNON-(JUST LIKE) STARTING OVER

THE BEATLES-I WILL

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

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)

Backtracks January 10

Jan 10, 2015

It's my (and Elvis') birthday and I'll play what I want to!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

ELVIS PRESLEY-PUPPET ON A STRING/WITCHCRAFT/TROUBLE

CHUBBY CHECKER-THE TWIST/THE SLOP/PONY TIME

WILSON PICKETT-EVERYBODY NEEDS SOMEBODY TO LOVE/FUNKY BROADWAY/LAND OF 1000 DANCES

KING CURTIS-SOUL TWIST (EXCERPT)

THE ROLLING STONES-AROUND & AROUND/IT'S ALL OVER NOW

THE YARDBIRDS-I'M A MAN/YOU'RE A BETTER MAN THAN I

THE ANIMALS-HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN/WE GOTTA GET OUT OF THIS PLACE

THE KINKS-A WELL RESPECTED MAN/SET ME FREE

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

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