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

This week's playlist was submitted by the father/son team Jeff and Ian Gibbons from Madrid IA, with the theme "Beatle Blues"

THE BEATLES-FOR YOU BLUE

GEORGE HARRISON-VATICAN BLUES

JOHN LENNON-OUT OF THE BLUE

WINGS-BLUEBIRD

THE TRAVELING WILBURYS-NEW BLUE MOON

RINGO STARR-BLUE TURNING GREY OVER YOU

PAUL MC CARTNEY-SINGING THE BLUES

THE BEATLES-YER BLUES

Blue Avenue April 23

14 hours ago

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

REV. RAVEN & CHAIN SMOKING ALTER BOYS-WALKIN' TO CHICAGO

JACK MACK & THE HEART ATTACK HORNS-CHANGE MY WAYS

MR. SIPP-LOVE DON'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE

DUKE TUMATOE-ONE SHOVEL AT A TIME

BENNY & THE FLYBYNIGHTERS-DRINK IT UP

BILLY FLYNN-WAITING GAME

BENNY & THE FLYBYNIGHTERS-BENNY'S BOP (EXCERPT)

TAJ MAHAL-LEAVING TRUNK

JESSIE MAE HEMPHILL-SHAME ON YOU

JOHN JACKSON-BLACK SNAKE MOAN

HONEYBOY EDWARDS-CATFISH BLUES

R.L. BURNSIDE-I's BE TROUBLED

Backtracks April 22

Apr 23, 2017

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

TERRY HOLLAND-TEN LITTLE WOMEN

CHARLIE FEATHERS-ONE HAND LOOSE

JOHNNY TODD-PINK CADILLAC

RONNIE SELF-PRETTY BAD BLUES

WEBB PIERCE-TEENAGE BOOGIE

JOHN PHILLIPS-MISSISSIPPI

LEE MICHAELS-STORMY MONDAY BLUES

FRANKIE LYMON-GOODY GOODY

THE VENTURES-WALK, DON'T RUN (EXCERPT)

CHUCK BERRY-CAROL

THE ROLLING STONES-CAROL

JIMI HENDRIX-JOHNNY B. GOODE

CHUCK BERRY-JOHNNY B. GOODE

CHUCK BERRY-HAVANA MOON (2 DIFFERENT VERSIONS)

CHUCK BERRY-PASS AWAY

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 April 16

Apr 16, 2017

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

DUKE TUMATOE-MUDDY WATERS

BILLY FLYNN-THE RIGHT TRACK

BENNY & THE FLYBYNIGHTERS-TAKE OFF MAMA

KOKOMO KINGS-WRONG DOING WOMAN

BIG BILL MORGANFIELD-WHEN YOU LOSE SOMEONE YOU LOVE

TAS CRU-FEEL I'M FALLING

JOHNNY NICHOLAS-RED LIGHT

BOB CORRITORE-SHUFF STUFF (EXCERPT)

SEAN CHAMBERS-BE CAREFUL WITH A FOOL

HECTOR ANCHANDO BAND-FACE IT DOWN

JACK MACK & THE HEARTATTACK HORNS-DON'T LET HER GO

ROBERT CRAY-YOU HAD MY HEART

Backtracks April 15

Apr 16, 2017

Listener's pick the songs!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

THE BEATLES-TAXMAN

GENE CHANDLER-DUKE OF EARL

MOODY BLUES-GO NOW!

THE BUCKINGHAMS-DON'T YOU CARE

THE ROLLING STONES-SHE'S A RAINBOW

BOB DYLAN-EVERYTHING IS BROKEN

THE GRATEFUL DEAD-BOX OF RAIN

JOHNNY HORTON-SINK THE BISMARK

CHICAGO-WHAT'S THIS WORLD COMING TO

ELECTRIC FLAG-KILLING FLOOR

NEKTAR-NELLY THE ELEPHANT

OINGO BOINGO-DEAD MAN'S PARTY

DEL SHANNON-LITTLE TOWN FLIRT

KING CURTIS-SOUL TWIST (EXCERPT)

3:00

The Beatles Medley April 9

Apr 10, 2017

This week's playlist was suggested by listeners Justin and Katie Schultes with the theme ABCs of The Fab Four (A-I)

THE BEATLES-ALL MY LOVING

PAUL MC CARTNEY'S WINGS-BAND ON THE RUN

THE BEATLES-CAN'T BUY ME LOVE/DRIVE MY CAR/ELENOR RIGBY

PAUL MC CARTNEY-FLAMING PIE

THE BEATLES-GET BACK/HERE COMES THE SUN

JOHN LENNON-INSTANT KARMA

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue April 9

Apr 10, 2017

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

BILLY FLYNN-IF IT WASN'T FOR THE BLUES

HECTOR ANCHONDO BAND-MASQUERADE

REV. RAVEN & THE CHAIN SMOKING ALTER BOYS-SHE'S 19 YEARS OLD

ROBERT CRAY-YOU MUST BELIEVE IN YOURSELF

JACK MACK-BAD HABIT

TINSLEY ELLIS-SASSY STRAT (EXCERPT)

SEAN CHAMBERS-SWEETER THAN A HONEY BEE

COCO MONTOYA-LOST IN THE BOTTLE

PHILBO KING-ONE MAN'S CEILING IS ANOTHER MAN'S FLOOR

THE LOST COUNTS-BAD IDEAS AND NEW CLICHES

SOUTHERN AVENUE-DON'T GIVE UP

TAS CRU-ROAD TO MY OBSESSION

Backtracks April 8

Apr 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)

CHUCK BERRY-ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC

THE BEATLES-ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC

THE BEATLES-NO REPLY/A HARD DAYS NIGHT/DIG A PONY

JOHN LENNON-CRIPPLED INSIDE

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

RINGO STARR-IT DON'T COME EASY

THE BEATLES-ALL TOGETHER NOW/BABY YOU'RE A RICH MAN/CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue April 2

Apr 3, 2017

All of today's music was recorded, mixed, edited, and produced exclusively for IPR listeners by IPR's recording crew of one, Phil Maass!

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

MISSISSIPPI HEAT-EXCLUSIVE IPR RECORDINGS, BOWLFUL OF BLUES FESTIVAL, Newton, 9/5/15

CASH BOX KINGS-EXCLUSIVE IPR RECORDINGS, BOWLFUL OF BLUES FESTIVAL, Newton, 8/30/14

DENNY GARCIA-EXCLUSIVE IPR RECORDINGS, BOWLFUL OF BLUES FESTIVAL, Newton, 8/31/13

NELLIE 'TIGER' TRAVIS-EXCLUSIVE IPR RECORDINGS, BOWLFUL OF BLUES FESTIVAL, Newton, 9/4/16

Backtracks April 1

Apr 1, 2017

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

LEWIS LYMON & THE TEENCHORDS-I'M NOT TOO YOUNG TO FALL IN LOVE

THE KODAKS-MY BABY AND ME

THE DU MAURIERS-BABY I LOVE YOU

THE STARLITES-WAY UP IN THE SKY

THE PIPS-DARLING

JOHNNY RIVERS-ROCKIN' PNEUMONIA

ELVIN BISHOP-SO FINE

THE WHO-ATHENA

THE FIREBALLS-QUITE A PARTY (EXCERPT)

STATLER BROS-FLOWERS ON THE WALL/I'LL GO TO MY GRAVE LOVING YOU/WHATEVER HAPPENED TO RANDOLPH SCOTT

MERLE HAGGARD-OKIE FROM MUSKOGEE/THE BOTTLE LET ME DOWN/WORKIN' MAN BLUES

This week's playlist was submitted by Independence IA listener Mark Hoover with the theme, songs with women's names in the lyric

THE BEATLES-GET BACK/SEXY SADIE/ROCKY RACCOON

JOHN LENNON-OH YOKO

THE BEATLES-LADY MADONNA/POLYTHENE PAM/MICHELE

JOHN LENNON-PEGGY SUE

THE BEATLES-DEAR PRUDENCE

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue March 26

Mar 26, 2017

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

HURRICANE RUTH-BARRELHOUSE JOE'S

MR. SIPP-KNOCK A HOLE IN IT

LAZY EYE-TREAT YOUR LOVER RIGHT

BIG JON ATKINSON & BOB CORRITORE-MAD ABOUT IT

BIG BILL MORGANFIELD-TOO MUCH

REV. RAVEN & THE CHAIN SMOKING ALTER BOYS-MY LIFE

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

JAMES COTTON-THE CREEPER/BLUES IN MY SLEEP/CALDONIA

MUDDY WATERS-BLUES HAD A BABY

JAMES COTTON-COTTON MOUTH MAN/BONNIE BLUE (EXCERPT)

6:00

Backtracks March 25

Mar 25, 2017

It's another Listener Picks show!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

SIMON & GARFUNKEL-THE ONLY LIVIN' BOY IN NEW YORK

DIRE STRAITS-DOWN TO THE WATERLINE

THE GRATEFUL DEAD-EYES OF THE WORLD

THE BEATLES-BACK IN THE USSR

DEREK & THE DOMINOS-NOBODY KNOWS YOU WHEN YOU'RE DOWN AND OUT

THE HOLLIES-BUS STOP

JOHN HIATT-PAPER THIN

GRAHAM PARKER & THE RUMOUR-THE NEW YORK SHUFFLE

HENRY MC CULLOUGH-YOU'D BETTER RUN

THE PETE KLINDT QUINTET-WALKIN' PROUD

EMMYLOU HARRIS-QUEEN OF THE SILVER DOLLAR

This week's playlist was submitted by San Antonio TX listener Paul DuBay utilizing the OR NOT option with rule #2 (You can have a theme OR NOT)

JOHN LENNON-(JUST LIKE) STARTING OVER/IT'S SO HARD

PAUL MC CARTNEY & WINGS-DELIVER YOUR CHILDREN

PAUL MC CARTNEY-IT'S NOW OR NEVER

GEORGE HARRISON-ALL THOSE YEARS AGO/THIS IS LOVE

THE BEATLES-I WANNA BE YOUR MAN

RINGO STARR-DON'T PASS ME BY (LIVE)

THE BEATLES-FLYING

Blue Avenue March 19

Mar 19, 2017

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

MR. SIPP-TURN UP

RONNIE BAKER BROOKS-GIVE THE BABY ANYTHING SHE WANTS

SAMANTHA FISH-IT'S YOUR VOODOO WORKING

DR. DUKE TUMATOE-HOW MUCH CRAZY CAN YOU TAKE

ROBERT RANDOLPH-GOT SOUL

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

ROBERT RANDOLPH-TRAVELIN' CHEEBA MAN (EXCERPT)

SOUTHERN AVENUE-80 MILES FROM MEMPHIS

LAZY EYE-BACK THE WAY I CAME

ZOE SCHWARZ-MY BABY TOLD ME SO

JACK MACK & THE HEART ATTACK HORNS-STANDIN' BEFORE THE KING

Backtracks March 18

Mar 19, 2017

Happy St. Patrick's Day weekend! All the music this week comes from Irish musicians.

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

THEM-GLORIA/MYSTIC EYES/HERE COMES THE NIGHT

THIN LIZZY-SHOWDOWN/WILD ONE/DON'T TALK ABOUT ME BABY

THE STRING-A-LONGS-MATHILDA (EXCERPT)

THE UNDERTONES-TEENAGE KICKS/GET OVER YOU/IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN

BOOMTOWN RATS-RAT TRAP/I DON'T LIKE MONDAYS/UP ALL NIGHT

BOB GELDOF-THIS IS THE WORLD CALLING (EXCERPT)

3:00

THE POGUES-BILLY BONES/THE GENTLEMAN SOLDIER/THE BAND PLAYED WALZING MATHILDA

This week's Medley Playlist was suggested by UNI Associate Professor David Grant, with the theme "Rockestra"

PAUL MC CARTNEY & WINGS-ROCKESTRA THEME

RINGO STARR-BACK OFF BOOGALOO (1981 VERSION)

GEORGE HARRISON-BEWARE OF THE DARKNESS

RINGO STARR-SNOOKEROO

PAUL MC CARTNEY-WE GOT MARRIED

THE BEATLES-GOLDEN SLUMBERS/CARRY THAT WEIGHT/THE END

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue March 12

Mar 12, 2017

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

DR. DUKE TUMATOE-RIGHT NOW!

JACK MACK & THE HEART ATTACK HORNS-SERVES ME RIGHT TO SUFFER

TERESA JAMES & THE RHYTHM TRAMPS-SPIT IT OUT

MR. SIPP-GOTTA LET HER GO

LAZY EYE-POCKET THE BLACK

SEAN CHAMBERS-CUT OFF MY RIGHT ARM

NANCY WRIGHT-THERE IS SOMETHING ON YOUR MIND (EXCERPT)

PAULA RANGELL-HARMONICA GIRL

ROXY PERRY-ROAD MASTER

STACY JONES BAND-HEAVY WATER

BIG MAMA THORNTON-DOWN HOME SHAKEDOWN

BIG BILL MORGANFIELD-HELP SOMEONE

Backtracks March 11

Mar 11, 2017

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

GLEN CAMPBELL-BY THE TIME I GET TO PHOENIX/GENTLE ON MY MIND/WICHITA LINEMAN

GUY CLARK-RITA BALLOU/L A FREEWAY/LET HIM ROLL

ROY ORBISON-DREAM YOU

LONNIE MACK-MEMPHIS (EXCERPT)

GENESIS-THE CARPET CRAWLERS

THE POLICE-DEMOLITION MAN

ELVIN BISHOP-CALLING ALL COWS

BB KING-THE THRILL IS GONE

SLY & THE FAMILY STONE-I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER

BILLY PRESTON-OUTA-SPACE (EXCERPT)

3:00

CHUBBY CHECKER-THE FLY

THE REGENTS-BARBARA ANN

THE VIBRATIONS-WATUSI

This week's playlist was submitted by Cedar Rapids' listener Matt Brandt

THE BEATLES-I SAW HER STANDING THERE/DRIVE MY CAR/I DON'T WANT TO SPOIL THE PARTY

PAUL MC CARTNEY-LIVE AND LET DIE

THE BEATLES-NO REPLY/YOU WON'T SEE ME/SERGEANT PEPPER'S REPRISE

PAUL MC CARTNEY-SAY SAY SAY

THE BEATLES-LADY MADONNA/I'LL CRY INSTEAD/HER MAJESTY

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue March 5

Mar 5, 2017

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

SHARON LEWIS-WHY I SING THE BLUES

BIG BILL MORGANFIELD-KEEP ON LOVING ME

LAZY EYE-SHACK O' MINE

MR. SIPP-JUKE JOINT

ROBERT RANDOLPH & THE FAMILY BAND-FIND A WAY

ROBERT RANDOLPH & THE FAMILY BAND-HEAVEN'S CALLING (EXCERPT)

ELVIN BISHOP'S BIG FUN TRIO-THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKIN' ABOUT

BETH HART-FAT MAN

QUINN SULLIVAN-SOMETHING FOR ME

JACK MACK & THE HEART ATTACK HORNS-SOMETHIN' IN THE WATER

TERESA JAMES-MY GOD IS BETTER THAN YOURS

Backtracks March 4

Mar 4, 2017

Listener Leftovers!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

BOBBY 'BLUE' BLAND-AIN'T NO LOVE IN THE HEART OF THE CITY

HARRY NILSSON-JUMP INTO THE FIRE

BIG BROTHER & THE HOLDING CO.-DOWN ON ME

HUMBLE PIE-30 DAYS IN THE HOLE

THE SINGING NUN-DOMINIQUE

BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD-KIND WOMAN

SIL AUSTIN-SLOW WALK (EXCERPT)

ELVIN BISHOP-TRAVELIN' SHOES

ZAGER & EVANS-IN THE YEAR 2525

LOS INDIOS TABAJARAS-MARIA ELENA

THIN LIZZY-STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU

DAVID BOWIE-SPACE ODDITY

BUDDY HOLLY-HEARTBEAT

George Harrison's 74th birthday weekend!

THE BEATLES-SOMETHING/BLUE JAY WAY/I, ME, MINE

GEORGE HARRISON-WHEN WE WAS FAB/ISN'T IT A PITY

THE BEATLES-PIGGIES

GEORGE HARRISON-CHEER DOWN

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW

Blue Avenue February 26

Feb 27, 2017

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

NICK MOSS BAND-I DIG

TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND-DON'T KNOW WHAT IT MEANS

THE GOLDEN STATE LONESTAR BLUES REVUE-MIDNIGHT HOUR

SUGAR RAY & THE BLUETONES-BLIND DATE

LIL ED & THE BLUES IMPERIALS-I WANT IT ALL

SUGAR RAY & THE BLUETONES-YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU (EXCERPT)

BOBBY RUSH-PORCUPINE MEAT

WILLIAM BELL-POISON IN THE WELL

KENNY NEAL-BLOODLINE

TORONZO CANNON-BAD CONTRACT

SUGAR RAY & THE BLUETONES-GOT A GAL

Backtracks February 25

Feb 25, 2017

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

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