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

Backtracks February 25

10 hours ago

It's another Listener Picks show!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

CHUBBY CHECKER-HOOKA TOOKA

J. GEILS BAND-DETROIT BREAKDOWN

THE WHO-MAGIC BUS

LITTLE FEAT-A APOLITICAL BLUES

PRINCE-LET'S GO CRAZY

LEON RUSSELL-LADY BLUE

ROBIN TROWER-FOR EARTH BELOW

THE JAMES GANG-MUST BE LOVE

JOHN LENNON-MEAT CITY

STEVE MILLER BAND-MERCURY BLUES

POT LIQUOR-CHEER

THE BEACH BOYS-HEROES AND VILLAINS

ROY BUCHANAN-MULE TRAIN STOMP (EXCERPT)

3:00

KONK-LOVE ATTACK

The week's playlist was submitted by Independence listener Mark Hoover with the theme: songs with numbers in the lyric

THE BEATLES-I SAW HER STANDING THERE/8 DAYS A WEEK/TWO OF US

JOHN LENNON-CRIPPLED INSIDE

THE BEATLES-I'M A LOSER/THE ONE AFTER 909/EVERYBODY'S TRYIN' TO BE MY BABY

JOHN LENNON-IMAGINE

RINGO STARR-YOU'RE 16

THE BEATLES- FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue February 5

Feb 5, 2017

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

TORONZO CANNON-THE PAIN AROUND ME

MARK CAMERON-SOMEWHERE DOWN THE LINE

HOT TAMALE & THE RED HOTS-DANGEROUS MOOD

ERIC BIBB-THE HAPPIEST MAN IN THE WORLD

DOUG MAC LEOD-HOME COOKIN'

JOHN LONG-THINGS CAN'T BE DOWN ALWAYS

NANCY WRIGHT-BOOGIE FOR JL (EXCERPT)

LUTHER DICKINSON-HOW I WISH MY TRAIN WOULD COME

FIONA BOYES-STUBBORN OL' MULE

THE BLUE BAND w/CATHY HENRY-IN THE MOOD

DANIELLE NICOLE-IT AIN'T YOU

SENA EHRHARDT-DREAMIN' OR DYIN'

Backtracks February 4

Feb 4, 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 Medley playlist was submitted by Quad Cities' listener Peter Caras with the theme 'Early 60s Beatles'

THE BEATLES-I WANNA BE YOUR MAN/THIS BOY/DON'T BOTHER ME

PAUL MC CARTNEY-FINE LINE

THE BEATLES-NO REPLY/I DON'T WANT TO SPOIL THE PARTY/I'M A LOSER

RINGO STARR-EYE TO EYE

THE BEATLES-BOYS/DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET/PLEASE PLEASE M

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue January 29

Jan 29, 2017

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

RONNIE BAKER BROOKS-WHAM BAM THANK YOU SAM

BRANDON SANTINI-COME ON EVERYBODY

MARK CAMERON-DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE

SHANE JOHNSON'S BLUE TRAIN-BIG LEGGED WOMEN

BIG JON ATKINSON & BOB CORRITORE-SHE'S MY CRAZY LITTLE BABY

BOB MARGOLIN-I SHALL PREVAIL

LURRIE BELL-HOLD ME TIGHT

BIG JON ATKINSON & BOB CORRITORE-EL CENTRO (EXCERPT)

THE GOLDEN STATE LONESTAR REVUE-HERE'S MY PICTURE

SUGAR RAY & THE BLUETONES-SWEET BABY

Backtracks January 28

Jan 28, 2017

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

BARRY MC GUIRE-EVE OF DESTRUCTION

CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL-WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN

THE BEACH BOYS-CATCH A WAVE

GARY US BONDS-A QUARTER TO THREE

LINK WRAY-ACE OF SPADES/RUN CHICKEN RUN

BOB SEGER-TURN THE PAGE

STRANGELOVES-I WANT CANDY

T-BONE WALKER-T-BONE JUMPS AGAIN (EXCERPT)

MOUTH & MAC NEAL-HOW DO YOU DO?

DEEP PURPLE-SMOKE ON THE WATER

HERMAN'S HERMITS-JUST A LITTLE BIT BETTER

MAMAS & PAPAS-CREEQUE ALLEY

Blue Avenue January 22

Jan 22, 2017

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

COREY DENNISON BAND-SHAME ON ME

THORNETTA DAVIS-I GOTTA SANG THE BLUES

GUY KING-COOKIN' IN STYLE

JOHN DEL TORO RICHARDSON-I'M HER MAN

TERRIE ODABI-WHEN YOU LOVE ME

JOHN DEL TORO RICHARDSON-TENGO BLUES (EXCERPT)

RONNIE BAKER BROOKS-LONG STORY SHORT

TORONZO CANNON-WALK IT OFF

SHANE JOHNSON'S BLUE TRAIN-ON THE PROWL AGAIN

J C ANDERSON-THE JOKE

SENA EHRHARDT-BABY VALENTINE

CATHY HENRY (w/THE BLUE BAND)-BOBBY'S BLUES

This week's Medley playlist comes from Des Moines listener Chris Biagini with the theme The Life & Death of Romantic Love!

THE BEATLES-GOT TO GET YOU INTO MY LIFE/I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER

PAUL MC CARTNEY-CALICO SKIES

THE BEATLES-GOOD DAY SUNSHINE/SOMETHING

JOHN LENNON-ONE DAY

PAUL MC CARTNEY-SONG WE WERE SINGING

THE BEATLES-THE NIGHT BEFORE/I'LL CRY INSTEAD

JOHN LENNON-ISOLATION

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

Backtracks January 21

Jan 22, 2017

It's a LIVE Listener Picks show!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

DAN HICKS-CANNED MUSIC

THE GRATEFUL DEAD-I KNOW YOU RIDER

JAMES GANG-FUNK #49

THE MOODY BLUES-LOVELY TO SEE YOU

PAUL MC CARTNEY-I'VE HAD ENOUGH

GEORGE HARRISON-MY SWEET LORD

BADFINGER-MEANWHILE, BACK AT THE RANCH/SHOULD I SMOKE

REM-IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT

ELECTRIC PRUNES-I HAD TOO MUCH TO DREAM

JEFFERSON AIRPLANE-3/5 OF A MILE IN 10 SECONDS

BONNIE RAITT-I CAN'T MAKE YOU LOVE ME

THE BEATLES-LOVE ME DO/PS I LOVE YOU/I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER

RINGO STARR-RORY & THE HURRICANES

THE BEATLES-I'M DOWN/DON'T LET ME DOWN/A DAY IN THE LIFE

JOHN LENNON-GOD

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue January 15

Jan 16, 2017

My birthday look back at how I became the big bluesaholic that I am today!

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

B B KING-HAPPY BIRTHDAY BLUES

THE YARDBIRDS-I'M A MAN

THE ANIMALS-I'M MAD

THE ROLLING STONES-LITTLE RED ROOSTER

THEM-BABY, PLEASE DON'T GO

BIG BROTHER & THE HOLDING COMPANY-TURTLE BLUES

GRATEFUL DEAD-MORNING DEW

BIG BROTHER & THE HOLDING COMPANY-COMBINATION OF THE TWO (EXCERPT)

10 YEARS AFTER-I'M GOIN' HOME

LED ZEPPELIN-I CAN'T QUIT YOU BABY

Backtracks January 14

Jan 14, 2017

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

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

TOMMY SANDS-RING A DING DING

BILL HALEY & THE COMETS-I GOT A WOMAN

JERRY LEE LEWIS-IT'LL BE ME

JOHNNY OTIS-WILLIE DID THE CHA CHA

ARETHA FRANKLIN-THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT

THE ISLEY BROS.-IT'S YOUR THING

THE CRYAN SHAMES-SUGAR & SPICE

THE LOVIN' SPOONFUL-MONEY

THE YARDBIRDS-OVER, UNDER, SIDEWAYS, DOWN

THE YARDBIRDS-BECK'S BOOGIE (EXCERPT)

HUMAN BEINZ-TURN ON YOUR LOVE LIGHT

This week's playlist was submitted by West Des Moines listener Julie Thomas with the theme Boys & Girls

THE BEATLES-PLEASE PLEASE ME/GIRL/ANOTHER GIRL

JOHN LENNON-BEAUTIFUL BOY

GEORGE HARRISON-BEAUTIFUL GIRL

THE BEATLES-YOU'RE GOING TO LOSE THAT GIRL

RINGO STARR-BAD BOY

PAUL McCARTNEY-DEAR BOY

THE BEATLES-THIS BOY/BAD BOY

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue January 8

Jan 8, 2017

2016 "best ofs"

WILLAIM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

TERRIE ODABI-I CAN'T KEEP

JOHN BLUES BOYD-I'M SO WEAK RIGHT NOW

JOHNNY NICHOLAS-SWEET KATRINA

GONZALO BERGARA-BEEN RUNNIN'/WON'T STAY WITH YOU

BIG JON ATKINSON w/BOB CORRITORE-GOIN' BACK TO TENNESSEE

GONZALO BERGARA-DRAWBACK (EXCERPT)

FIONA BOYES-LOVE ME ALL THE WAY

THORNETTA DAVIS-THAT DON'T APPEASE ME

DEB RYDER-SWEET MARY ANNE

BOBBY RUSH-I DON'T WANT NOBODY

MIKE ZITO-WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND

Backtracks January 7

Jan 7, 2017

All Elvis, All The Time! Elvis Presley's 82nd birthday is January 8.

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

ELVIS PRESLEY-I'M COUNTING ON YOU/LAWDY MISS CLAWDY/I WANT YOU, I NEED YOU, I LOVE YOU

ELVIS PRESLEY-WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN

ELVIS PRESLEY-PEACE IN THE VALLEY/I NEED YOUR LOVE TONIGHT/A BIG HUNK O' LOVE

LONNIE MACK-MEMPHIS (EXCERPT)

ELVIS PRESLEY-TENNESSEE WALTZ/BLOWIN' IN THE WIND/I CAN'T HELP IT IF I'M STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU

ELVIS PRESLEY-AFTER LOVING YOU/I GOT A WOMAN/TIGER MAN

Backtracks December 31

Jan 2, 2017

This show is comprised of previously aired Guest DJ segments, most from 2016, but some dating back to 2013

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

THE ALLMAN BROS.-DIMPLES

THE DOORS-LOVE ME TWO TIMES/BABY PLEASE DON'T GO/ST. JAMES INFIRMERY

SIR DOUGLAS QUINTET-MENDICINO/DYNOMITE WOMAN

THE CHAMPS-EL RANCHO ROCK (EXCERPT)

THE BEAU BRUMMELS-LAUGH LAUGH

THE SYNDICATE OF SOUND-LITTLE GIRL

THE STANDELLS-RIOT ON SUNSET STRIP

BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD-ROCK & ROLL WOMAN

LOVIN' SPOONFUL-SUMMER IN THE CITY

Blue Avenue January 1

Jan 2, 2017

This show originally aired 11/20/16

WILLIAN CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

SUGAR RAY & THE BLUETONES-SEEING IS BELIEVING

THE FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS-DROWNING ON DRY LAND

DEB RYDER-NEW MECHANIC

BOBBY RUSH-CATFISH STEW

LIZ MANDEVILLE-RIVER OF BLOOD

COLIN JAMES-GOIN' DOWN

JIM VINER'S INCREDIBLE B3 BAND-CUTLASS SUPREME (EXCERPT)

BIG JON ATKINSON & BOB CORRITORE-MOJO HAND

JOHN BLUES BOYD-I AM THE REAL DEAL

THORNETTA DAVIS-I GOTTA SANG THE BLUES

DELTA III-ALL MIGHTY DOLLAR

This Medley originally aired 11/20/16

This week's playlist comes from Madrid IA listener Jeff Gibbons with the theme "Baby Songs"

THE BEATLES-BABY IT'S YOU/BABY'S IN BLACK

JOHN LENNON-ANGEL BABY

THE BEATLES-EVERYBODY'S TRYING TO BE MY BABY

GEORGE HARRISON-BABY DON'T RUN AWAY

THE BEATLES-BABY YOU'RE A RICH MAN

RINGO STARR-HEY BABY

PAUL MC CARTNEY-BABY'S REQUEST

THE BEATLES-CRY BABY CRY

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

This Medley originally aired 10/16/16

This week's Medley was suggested by listener Jason Noble with the theme "Speaking in another language"

THE BEATLES-SIE LIEBT DICH/MICHELLE/BESEME MUCHO

JOHN LENNON-AISUMASEN

THE BEATLES-SUN KING

PAUL MC CARTNEY-OU EST LE SOLEIL

GEORGE HARRISON-MY SWEET LORD

THE BEATLES-KOM, GIB MIR DEINE HAND

Blue Avenue December 25

Dec 28, 2016

This show originally aired 10/16/16

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

DEB RYDER-GET A LITTLE STEAM UP

BOBBY RUSH-FUNK O' DE FUNK

THE FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS-YOU'RE GONNA MISS ME

SUGAR RAY & THE BLUETONES-GOT A GAL

LIZ MANDVILLE-BLUES IS MY BOSS

LEVEE TOWN-LETTER TO MY BABY

JIM VINER'S INCREDIBLE B3 BAND-FORTY TWENTY (EXCERPT)

LIL ED & THE BLUES IMPERIALS-POOR MAN'S SONG

LURRIE BELL-ONE EYED WOMAN

OMAR COLEMAN-BORN & RAISED

THE TERRY HANCK BAND-SMILIN' THROUGH MY TEARS

Backtracks December 24

Dec 24, 2016

Many "Best Of" segments and a few new for 2016 Christmas!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

BIG JOE TURNER-CHRISTMAS DATE NIGHT

DEXTER GORDON ORCH.-JINGLE JANGLE JUMP

BIG MAYBELLE-BOOGIE WOOGIE SANTA CLAUS

JOHNNY MOORE-CHRISTMAS EVE, BABY

THE CADILLACS-RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REINDEER

THE DRIFTERS-WHITE CHRISTMAS

HARMONY GRITS-SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN

THE MARCELLS-MERRY TWISTMAS

THE SHELLS-IT'S A HAPPY HOLIDAY

THE JACKSON TRIO-JINGLE BELL HOP (EXCERPT)

PEARL BAILEY-5 POUND BOX OF MONEY

Courtesy of Bob Dorr

Looking for the best of Blues in 2016? Bob Dorr, frontman for Bob Dorr and the Blue Band and host of Beatles Medley, Backtracks, and Blue Avenue on Iowa Public Radio, shares his thoughts on this year's releases.

This Medley originally aired 12/21/14

THE BEATLES-CHRISTMAS TIME/1964 FAN CLUB XMAS MESSAGE

PAUL MC CARTNEY-THE CHRISTMAS SONG

THE BEATLES-I FEEL FINE/1966 FAN CLUB XMAS MESSAGE/HELLO GOODBYE

RINGO STARR-THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY

PAUL MC CARTNEY-RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REGGAE (EXCERPT)

 

Blue Avenue December 18

Dec 18, 2016

Checking out all the Christmas decorations along the Avenue this week!

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

ALBERT KING-SANTA CLAUS WANTS SOME LOVIN'

FREDDIE KING-CHRISTMAS TEARS

B B KING-CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION

RUFUS THOMAS-I'LL BE YOUR SANTA, BABY

CHUCK LEAVELL-EVEN SANTA GETS THE BLUES

CHUCK LEAVELL-HEY SANTA

ROOMFUL OF BLUES-I TOLD SANTA CLAUS

LLOYD GLENN-SLEIGH RIDE (EXCERPT)

JAMES ANDREWS-CHRISTMAS IN NEW ORLEANS

BIG AL CARSON-SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN

Backtracks December 17

Dec 17, 2016

Today's show is a reprise of segments from three previously aired shows!

From 9/19/15:

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)

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)

Blue Avenue December 11

Dec 13, 2016

This show originally aired 10/9/16

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

LITTLE MIKE-TRYNA FIND MY BABY

KURT CRANDALL-TAQUITO UNDER MY SEAT

BOBBY RUSH-SNAKE IN THE GRASS

KAT RIGGINS-NOW I SEE (OOH WEE)

DEB RYDER-AIN'T GONNA BE EASY

FIONA BOYES-ONE RULE FOR YOU

NANCY WRIGHT-TRAMPLED (EXCERPT)

SUGAR RAY & THE BLUETONES-IT AIN'T FUNNY

ALBERT CASTIGLIA-DON'T LET THEM FOOL YA

JIM SUHLER & MONKEY BEAT-DEVIL IN ME

LEVEE TOWN-HIGH FLYIN' MAMA

LURRIE BELL-SIT DOWN BABY

Backtracks December 10

Dec 10, 2016

This show originally aired over Labor Day weekend, in case you missed it!

All vinyl LPs that I haven't heard in awhile!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

THE MONKEES-ZILCH/NO TIME

THE BEACH BOYS-STUDENT DEMONSTRATION TIME

BACHMAN TURNER OVERDRIVE-BLUE COLLAR/GIMME YOUR MONEY PLEASE

THE GUESS WHO-BUS RIDER/HAND ME DOWN WORLD

DOC BAGBY-DUMPLINS (EXCERPT)

THE GUESS WHO-HANG ON TO YOUR LIFE

THE CLASH-THIS IS RADIO CLASH/LONDON CALLING/BRAND NEW CADILLAC

HANK BALLARD & THE MIDNIGHTERS-THE TWIST

THE BEATLES-CHRISTMAS TIME IS HERE AGAIN/CAN'T BUY ME LOVE/HELP

GEORGE HARRISON-TAXMAN

THE BEATLES-DIZZY MISS LIZZY

RINGO STARR-IT DON'T COME EASY

THE BEATLES-FAN CLUB CHRISTMAS MESSAGE 1963

PAUL MC CARTNEY-RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REGGAE (EXCERPT)

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