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 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)

Blue Avenue December 4

Dec 5, 2016

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

BOBBY RUSH w/KEB MO-NIGHTIME GARDENER

THE FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS-MEET ME ON THE CORNER

DANIELLE NICOLE-WOLF DEN

SUGAR RAY & THE BLUETONES-NOONTIME BELL

THORNETTA DAVIS-I BELIEVE

BOB CORRITORE-POTATO STOMP (EXCERPT)

THE MARCUS KING BAND w/WARREN HAYNES-VIRGINIA

JOHN DEL TORO RICHARDSON-GET ME BACK TO TEXAS

MATTHEW SKOLLER-GET DOWN TO THE NITTY GRITTY

LISA MANN-YOU NEED A WOMAN

MISSISSIPPI HEAT-MUSIC IS MY LIFE

BRUCE KATZ BAND-SCHNAPPS MAN (EXCERPT)

Backtracks December 3

Dec 4, 2016

It's the year end fundraiser. Check the thank you gifts and pledge on line at www.iowapublicradio.org

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

RONNIE ALLEN-JUVENILE DELINQUENT

RON & JOE & THE CREW-RIOT IN CELL BLOCK #9

RICKY & THE STOMPERS-THE WILD ONE

DON FRENCH-LITTLE BLONDE GIRL

WAYNE WILLIAMS-RED HOT MAMA

THE PIPS-LINDA

THE DUMAURIERS-ALL NIGHT LONG

THE SCARLETS-TRULY YOURS

THE FEDERALS-YOU'RE THE ONE I LOVE

GOOGIE RENE-SIDE-TRACK (EXCERPT)

LEE DORSEY-RIDE YOUR PONY

Blue Avenue November 27

Nov 28, 2016

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

LISA MANN-I GO ZOOM

MISSISSIPPI HEAT-THAT LATE NIGHT STUFF

MITCH KASHMAR-THE PETROLEUM BLUES

THE JIMMYS-I WONDER

THORNETTA DAVIS-I'D RATHER BE ALONE

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

LIL ED-DEEP IN MY SOUL

BISCUIT MILLER-LAY IT DOWN

TERESA JAMES-FUNNY LIKE THAT

THE KNICKERBOCKER ALL-STARS-TEXAS CADILLAC

WENDY RICH-SONG ABOUT NOTHING

LITTLE G WEEVIL-YOU'RE THE ONE

JIM VINER'S INCREDIBLE B3 BAND-COMANG! (EXCERPT)

6:00

This week's playlist was submitted by Des Moines listener Patrick Tape Fleming with the theme: songs with two word titles.

THE BEATLES-THE WORD/POLYTHENE PAM

PAUL MC CARTNEY-DEAR BOY

THE BEATLES-OCTOPUS'S GARDEN

GEORGE HARRISON-WAH-WAH

THE BEATLES-SEXY SADIE

JOHN LENNON-JEALOUS GUY

THE BEATLES-HELTER SKELTER/HER MAJESTY

Backtracks November 26

Nov 26, 2016

The annual Thanksgiving Leftovers show!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

BROWNSVILLE STATION-THE MARTIAN BOOGIE

CANNED HEAT-ELECTION BLUES

ELVIN BISHOP-TRAVELIN' SHOES

LESLIE WEST BAND-MONEY

RONNIE ISLE-WICKED (EXCERPT)

THE ROYAL PLAYBOYS-GOODBYE BO

RONNY KAE-DRUMS FELL OFF A CLIFF

PAT & THE WILDCATS-GREEN TOMATOES

THE RUNABOUTS-SURFER'S FRIGHT

THE EMERALDS-EARTHQUAKE

JIMI HENDRIX/BAND OF GYPSIES-IZABELLA/MACHINE GUN

YOUNG-HOLT UNLIMITED-SOULFUL STRUT (EXCERPT)

3:00

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)

Blue Avenue November 20

Nov 20, 2016

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

BIG DAVE MC LEAN-YOU'LL NEED SOMEBODY ON YOUR BOND

Backtracks November 19

Nov 19, 2016

It's Guest DJ Day! 2-3pm: Dennis Kain from Polk City, 3-4pm: Chris Sutliff from Grinnell, 4-5pm Russ Richardson from Urbandale

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

BOB DYLAN-CORRINA CORRINA

HOLY MODAL ROUNDERS-EUPHORIA

MAMA & PAPAS-CREEQUE ALLEY

THE KINKS-WHERE HAVE ALL THE GOOD TIMES GONE

SEARCHERS-NEEDLES & PINS

THE BEATLES-SHE SAID SHE SAID

FROM BRITAIN WITH BEAT-COME ON ON

DAVIE ALLEN & THE ARROWS-BLUES THEME (EXCERPT)

THE BEAU BRUMMELS-LAUGH LAUGH

THE SYNDICATE OF SOUND-LITTLE GIRL

A Halloween edition!

THE BEATLES-I AM THE WALRUS/BLUE JAY WAY/TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS

JOHN LENNON-MY MUMMY'S DEAD

THE BEATLES-FREE AS A BIRD/HELTER SKELTER/GLASS ONION

PAUL MC CARTNEY-RUN DEVIL RUN

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue October 30

Oct 30, 2016

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

TERESA JAMES-I LIKE IT LIKE THAT

THE FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS-SMOOTH

COLIN JAMES-WATCH OUT

FIONA BOYES-DEVIL YOU KNOW

DOUG MACLEOD-BAD MAGIC

LEVEE TOWN-MR. JAMESON

JIM VINER'S INCREDIBLE B3 BAND-SMOKEY JOHNSON (EXCERPT)

SUGAR RAY & THE BLUETONES-BLIND DATE

DEB RYDER-BLINK OF AN EYE

BOBBY RUSH-ME, MYSELF, AND I

LIL ED AND THE BLUES IMPERIALS-GIVING UP ON YOUR LOVE

LIZ MANDEVILLE-BAD BLUES HABIT

LURRIE BELL-THIS WORRISOME FEELING IN MY HEART

Backtracks October 29

Oct 30, 2016

Another Halloween Spooktacular!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

DIXIE DEE-VOODOO MAMA

CURTIS KNIGHT-VOODOO WOMAN

JOHNNY PERRY-THE VOO-DOO MAN

CHARLES SHEFFIELD-IT'S YOUR VOODOO WORKIN'

JERICHO JONES-BLACK MAGIC

DONOVAN-SEASON OF THE WITCH

JETHRO TULL-WITCHES PROMISE

THE CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN-FIRE

LOVE SCULPTURE-SABRE DANCE (EXCERPT)

LEON RUSSELL-THIS MASQUERADE

SAVOY BROWN-HELLBOUND TRAIN

MARIANNE FAITHFUL-WITCHES SONG

DAVE EDMUNDS-CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON

This Medley originally aired 9/4/16

The Fabs as a blues band

THE BEATLES-YER BLUES/FOR YOU BLUE/DON'T LET ME DOWN

BILLY PRESTON-THAT'S THE WAY GOD PLANNED IT

THE BEATLES-OH! DARLING/SLOW DOWN

GEORGE HARRISON-SUE ME, SUE YOU BLUES

PAUL MC CARTNEY-ALL SHOOK UP

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue October 23

Oct 24, 2016

This show originally aired Sept. 11, 2016

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

VANEESE THOMAS-SWEET TALK ME

J J THAMES-I DON'T FEEL NOTHING

KAT RIGGINS-QUEEN BEE

OMAR COLEMAN-SLOW DOWN BABY

TERRY HANCK BAND-AIN'T THAT JUST LIKE A WOMAN

JIM VINER'S INCREDIBLE B3 BAND-COMANGO! (EXCERPT)

THE NORMAN JACKSON BAND-WHAT'S YOUR THING

SMOKY GREENWELL-TWO HEADED WOMAN

DENNIS GRUENLING-SIMMER DOWN

THE LUCKY LOSERS-I CAN'T CHANGE YA

NANCY WRIGHT AND WEE WILLIE WALKER-WHY YOU WANNA DO IT?

Backtracks October 22

Oct 23, 2016

A Listener Picks show!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

BUDDY MILES-THEM CHANGES

STEVIE WONDER-HIGHER GROUND

BACHMAN-TURNER OVERDRIVE-BLUE MOANIN'

GERRY RAFFERTY-FAMILY TREE

BADFINGER-DAY AFTER DAY

EAGLES-21/OUT OF CONTROL

DEREK & THE DOMINOS-LAYLA

HUMBLE PIE-30 DAYS IN THE HOLE

BLACK OAK ARKANSAS-LORD HAVE MERCY ON MY SOUL

COUNTRY JOE & THE FISH-WHO AM I

OZARK MOUNTAIN DAREDEVILS-SPACESHIP ORIEN

3:00

MANFRED MANN'S EARTH BAND-RUNNER

THE DOORS-BREAK ON THROUGH

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 October 16

Oct 16, 2016

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

FIONA BOYES-LOVE CHANGING BLUES

Backtracks October 15

Oct 16, 2016

This show originally aired June 25, 2016.

The first two hours were supplied by listeners, hour #3 is all from my 45 rpm collection

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

GUY MITCHELL-KNEE DEEP IN THE BLUES

MAYMIE & ROBERT-AIN'T NO WAY IN THE WORLD

BILL HALEY & COMETS-THE PAPER BOY

GENE VINCENT-WOMAN LOVE

THE MARCELS-GOODBYE TO LOVE

BUCHANAN & GOODMAN-THE FLYING SAUCER PT 1 & 2

THE BELL NOTES-I'VE HAD IT

TIMI YURO-WHAT'S A MATTER BABY

BILL HALEY-RUDY'S ROCK (EXCERPT)

MARMALADE-RAINBOW

Happy 76th Birthday, John Lennon!

THE BEATLES-HELP/I FEEL FINE/REAL LOVE

JOHN LENNON-OH, MY LOVE/GOD SAVE OZ

JOHN LENNON/YOKO ONO 1970 PEACE MESSAGE (EXCERPT)

JOHN LENNON-POWER TO THE PEOPLE

THE BEATLES-HAPPINESS IS A WARM GUN

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue October 9

Oct 9, 2016

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

JIM VINER'S INCREDIBLE B3 BAND-COMANGO (EXCERPT)

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