Bob Dorr

Backtracks, Blue Avenue, and Beatles Medly 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.

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Backtracks
4:59 pm
Sat February 8, 2014

Backtracks February 8

It's a 3-fers edition of the show, three songs from each of the featured artists.

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF THE SHOW

PETE SEEGER-WHERE HAVE ALL THE FLOWERS GONE/TURN TURN TURN/LITTLE BOXES

THE EVERLY BROS-DEVOTED TO YOU/WHEN WILL I BE LOVED/IT'S ALL OVER

JOHNNY RIVERS-WHERE HAVE ALL THE FLOWERS GONE/SEVENTH SON/SECRET AGENT MAN

LONNIE MACK-WHAM (EXCERPT)

3:30

STEVIE WONDER-I WAS MADE TO LOVE HER/UP TIGHT/HEY LOVE

THE KNICKERBOCKERS-LIES/ONE TRACK MIND/HIGH ON LOVE

CLASSICS IV-SPOOKY/STORMY/SUNNY

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The Beatles Medley
6:59 pm
Sun February 2, 2014

The Beatles Medley February 2

The Fabs play live!

THE BEATLES-I'LL GET YOU/FROM ME TO YOU/SHE LOVES YOU

JOHN LENNON-BLUE SUEDE SHOES

THE BEATLES-SHE'S A WOMAN/DIZZY MISS LIZZIE/TICKET TO RIDE

GEORGE HARRISON-SOMETHING

THE BEATLES-HELP/EVERYBODY'S TRYING TO BE MY BABY

Blue Avenue
6:29 pm
Sun February 2, 2014

Blue Avenue February 2

Music from all 5 nominees for the 2014 Blues Music Award in the Rock Blues Album of the Year category, some 90s blues from Johnny Winter and Willie Murphy, plus exclusive IPR recordings of New York guitar player Chris Beard at the 2012 Bluesmore celebration in Cedar Rapids.

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

TEDESCHI/TRUCKS BAND-MADE UP MIND

THE RIDES-DON'T WANT LIES

TORONZO CANNON-I'VE BEEN DOING FINE

WALTER TROUT-BIG CITY

MIKE ZITO-THE ROAD NEVER ENDS

TINSLEY ELLIS-SASSY STRAT (EXCERPT)

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Backtracks
4:59 pm
Sat February 1, 2014

Backtracks February 1

50s rockabilly, a few tracks from The Beatles Live on the BBC vol. 2 and lots and lots of leftover Listener Picks from last week's live requestfest!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

JOHNNY BURNETTE & THE ROCK AND ROLL TRIO-HONEY HUSH

DON WOODY-BARKING UP THE WRONG TREE

JOHNNY HORTON-I'M COMING HOME

GUY MITCHELL-ROCKABILLY

CARL PERKINS-JIVE AFTER FIVE

THE BEATLES-LEND ME YOUR COMB/SURE TO FALL/HONEY DON'T

BRIAN POOLE & THE TREMELOES-TWISTIN' THE NIGHT AWAY/THINGS/RETURN TO SENDER

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The Beatles Medley
6:59 pm
Sun January 26, 2014

The Beatles Medley January 26

This week's medley was suggested by Rebecca Raw from Solon IA

THE BEATLES-HER MAJESTY

THE TRAVELING WILBURY'S-HANDLE WITH CARE/END OF THE LINE

THE BEATLES-FOR YOU BLUE

PAUL MC CARTNEY-THAT WOULD BE SOMETHING/DANCE TONIGHT

THE BEATLES-BLACKBIRD

JOHN LENNON-IMAGINE/MOTHER

THE BEATLES-NORWEIGAN WOOD

THE BEATLES-FLAYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue
6:29 pm
Sun January 26, 2014

Blue Avenue January 26

Music from all 5 of The Blues Foundation's nominees for Traditional Blues Album of the Year, plus an interview segment with The Lamont Cranston Band's leader Pat Hayes and exclusive IPR recordings of Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King at the 2011 Mississippi Valley Blues Fest in Davenport

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

LURRIE BELL-BLUES NEVER DIE

JAMES HARMAN-CRAZY MIXED UP WORLD

BARRELHOUSE CHUCK & KIM WILSON-I'M LEAVING YOU

THE CASH BOX KINGS-RUN, RUN, RUN

BARRELHOUSE CHUCK & KIM WILSON-K & C BOOGIE (EXCERPT)

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Backtracks
10:48 pm
Sat January 25, 2014

Backtracks January 25

The monthly Listener Picks show!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

THE EVERLY BROS-MUSKRAT

THE JAYNETTES-SALLY GO ROUND THE ROSES

PAUL SIMON-KODACHROME

JACKIE DE SHANNON-WHEN YOU WALK IN THE ROOM

THE SEARCHERS-WHEN YOU WALK IN THE ROOM

CREAM-SITTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD

THE AMBOY DUKES-JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE MIND

THE RUMBLERS-BOSS (EXCERPT)

LINDA RONSTADT-WHEN WILL I BE LOVED/WILLIN'

BOB DYLAN & THE BAND-LIKE A ROLLING STONE

JOE COCKER-WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS

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The Beatles Medley
6:59 pm
Sun January 19, 2014

The Beatles Medley January 19

This week's Medley was picked out by Iowa City listener Jim McKean with the theme"Night & Day With The Beatles"

PAUL MC CARTNEY & WINGS-DAYTIME NIGHTIME SUFFERING

THE BEATLES-DAY TRIPPER/THE NIGHT BEFORE/GOOD DAY SUNSHINE

JOHN LENNON-WHATEVER GETS YOU THRU THE NIGHT

THE BEATLES-8 DAYS A WEEK

PAUL MC CARTNEY & WINGS-GOODNIGHT TONIGHT

GEORGE HARRISON-THE DAY THE WORLD GETS ROUND

THE BEATLES-A HARD DAYS NIGHT

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue
6:29 pm
Sun January 19, 2014

Blue Avenue January 19

The first leg of this week's trip down The Avenue surveys the nominees for the Blues Foundation's Blues Music Award in the Contemporary Blues Album of the Year category, part two gives us some recent releases that came in during the last month and at 6:00 o'clock, exclusive IPR recordings of the last show EVAH by Iowa City's Kevin Burt & The Instigators

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

BEN HARPER & CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE-I'M IN I'M OUT AND I'M GONE

BRANDON SANTINI-THIS TIME ANOTHER YEAR

BUDDY GUY-BEST IN TOWN

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Backtracks
4:59 pm
Sat January 18, 2014

Backtracks January 18

A two hour tour through my 45 rpm REKKID collection. As always, pops and scratches at no extra charge!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

THE BIG BOPPER-BIG BOPPER'S WEDDING

HUEY SMITH AND THE CLOWNS-JUST A LONELY CLOWN

JOHNNY CASH-ALL OVER AGAIN

ROY HAMILTON-DON'T LET GO

ELVIS PRESLEY-NEW ORLEANS

ELVIS PRESLEY-LOVER DOLL

BOBBY DARIN-MACK THE KNIFE

SAM COOKE-THAT'S ALL I NEED TO KNOW

CHUBBY CHECKER-DANCIN' PARTY

DEL SHANNON-LITTLE TOWN FLIRT

THE MARKETTS-OUT OF LIMITS (EXCERPT)

3:30PM

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Blue Avenue
6:29 pm
Sun January 12, 2014

Blue Avenue January 12

I'm celebrating my birthday with a nostalgic cruise through my personal blues vinyl collection including music by Howlin' Wolf, Mose Allison, Homesick James, and The Mother Blues Band. Plus, along the way, I'll have some excerpts from interviews I've done along the way with Muddy Waters, Rick Estrin, and Pay Hayes.

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

MUDDY WATERS-CAN'T GET NO GRINDIN'

HOWLIN' WOLF-THE RED ROOSTER (REHEARSAL)/THE RED ROOSTER

SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON-DON'T START ME TO TALKIN'

MUDDY WATERS-1974 INTERVIEW

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Backtracks
4:59 pm
Sun January 12, 2014

The Beatles Medley January 12

The final of my weekend "It's My Birthday And I'll Play What I Want To" shows, with the tunes heavy on the early Fabs and early solo careers

THE BEATLES-DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET/MISERY/FROM ME TO YOU

GEORGE HARRISON-I DIG LOVE

THE BEATLES-THANK YOU GIRL/I'LL GET YOU/THIS BOY

RINGO STARR-BACK OFF BOOGALOO

THE BEATLES-BIRTHDAY/A DAY IN THE LIFE

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

Backtracks
5:00 pm
Sat January 11, 2014

Backtracks January 11

It's the annual "It's My Party And I'll Play What I Want To" birthday edition of the show! We'll start out Twistin', spend a lot of time with the tunes of The British Invasion and 60s soul music, and wind up with The Boss, Bruce Springsteen. You bring the CAKE!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

CHUBBY CHECKER-LET'S TWIST AGAIN

JOEY DEE & THE STARLITERS-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 TWISTIN'

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The Beatles Medley
3:58 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

The Beatles Medley December 22

It's Beatle Christmas time! In addition to solo Holiday songs from Paul and Ringo, we'll hear the Beatle Fan Club messages of 1965 and 1969.

Blue Avenue
3:53 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Blue Avenue December 22

We're going to have a Christmas party on the blues bus this week, with holiday blues by Lightnin' Hopkins and Chuck Leavell, a visit by Pat Hayes, the leader of The Lamont Cranston Band, for an interview segment part 2, and exclusive IPR recordings of soul/blues singer Charles Bradley.

Backtracks
3:49 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Backtracks December 21

It's the monthly LIVE Listener Picks show, this time with a Christmas party atmosphere. YOU pick out the songs, with rock'n'roll Holiday songs given preference. Call 319-273-6350 during the show or advance requests taken at bob.dorr@bobdorr.com

Best Music of 2013
12:04 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

Studio One Picks the Best of 2013

Arcade Fire

Host Charity Nebbe sits down with "Studio One" host Mark Simmet and "Blue Avenue" and "Backtracks" host Bob Dorr of Iowa Public Radio's Studio One to talk about the best music of 2013.  Their picks are listed below, and you can hear excerpts throughout the show.

Mark Simmet - Best alternative/independent albums of 2013

10.  Sky Ferreira- Night Time, My Time   
She’s very young and she’s a tabloid celebrity, but her debut full-length album is catchy and creative.  It’s not disposable pop music, it’s good pop music.

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The Beatles Medley
11:48 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

The Beatles Medley December 15

We alternate between the newest Beatle releases: BBC Live Vol. 2 and Paul McCartney's "New"

Blue Avenue
11:45 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Blue Avenue December 15

We'll hear new releases from Barrelhouse Chuck, Ross William Perry, and Studebaker John plus exclusive IPR recordings of Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hellraisers at the 2011 Mississippi Valley Blues Fest in Davenport and some vintage vinyl from Howlin' Wolf.

This show originally aired 10/20/13

Backtracks
11:42 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Backtracks December 14

LOTS of 70s music on this week's show! Hour #1 deals with artists associated with the Warner Bros. labels including Bonnie Raitt, Jimmy Cliff, Martin Mull, and The Allman Bros. Band. Hour #2 focuses on the country-rock sound from The Byrds to Jerry Jeff Walker to Poco to Pure Prairie League.

The Beatles Medley
11:19 pm
Sun December 1, 2013

The Beatles Medley December 8

33 years ago, Dec. 8, 1980, John Lennon was murdered outside of his New York City apartment. I was on the air at the time. This week's medley remembers Lennon and that night.

Blue Avenue
11:15 pm
Sun December 1, 2013

Blue Avenue December 8

We'll hear a few more of my favorites of 2013, some new Iowa Blues from Bryce Janey and Robert 'One-Man' Johnson, exclusive IPR recordings of New York guitar player Chris Beard at the 2012 Bluesmore celebration in Cedar Rapids and some Christmas blues on 45 rpm vinyl!

Backtracks
11:11 pm
Sun December 1, 2013

Backtracks December 7

It's the return of LONG SONGS night! Every song is at least 8 1/2 minutes long. The entire two-hour show is covered by eight songs!

This show originally aired 6/22/13

The Beatles Medley
8:47 pm
Thu November 28, 2013

The Beatles Medley December 1

This week's medley was picked out by IPR listeners Carol Kress from Gladbrook and Doug Ruby from Lincoln NE

Blue Avenue
8:43 pm
Thu November 28, 2013

Blue Avenue December 1

The entire show features my favorite blues releases of 2013.

Backtracks
8:41 pm
Thu November 28, 2013

Backtracks November 30

It's time for the annual Feast Of Leftovers! We'll listen to songs we've yet to hear from compilation boxsets, selections that did not make recent theme shows, a few of my 45 rpm "rekkids" and a bunch of leftover listener picks that I didn't have time to play on last week's LIVE requestfest.

The Beatles Medley
12:54 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

The Beatles Medley November 24

This week's medley was picked out by Independence IA listener Mark Hoover with the theme "Songs that present a question".

Blue Avenue
12:51 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Blue Avenue November 24

In the first hour we'll listen to the winners of all ten categories of Blues Blast Awards that were given out in Chicago on Oct. 31 and the last half hour will spotlight some of my favorite 2013 releases by artists that I had never heard of before this year.

Backtracks
12:46 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Backtracks November 23

It's time for the monthly LIVE Listener Picks show. YOU pick the tunes! I'll have listener suggestions from Facebook friends, emails, and your calls. Advance requests taken at bob.dorr@bobdorr.com Remember, all the music on this show is at least 25 years old.

The Beatles Medley
2:58 am
Thu November 14, 2013

The Beatles Medley November 17

This evenings Beatle playlist was picked out by Quad Cities listener Adam Gustafson.

This medley originally aired 9/15/13

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