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 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)

Backtracks October 8

Oct 9, 2016

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE

THE BYRDS-I WANNA GROW UP TO BE A POLITICIAN

DAVE EDMUNDS-CRAWLING FROM THE WRECKAGE

RORY GALLAGHER-WALK ON HOT COALS

VAN MORRISON-REAL REAL GONE

SHADOWS OF KNIGHT-GLORIA

THE BLUE BAND-DON'T BELIEVE HER

SANDY NELSON-LET THERE BE DRUMS (EXCERPT)

JIMI HENDRIX-EZY RYDER/BLEEDING HEART

JOHNNIE TAYLOR-JODY'S GOT YOUR GIRL AND GONE

THE DRAMATICS-WHATCHA SEE IS WHATCHA GET

LITTLE MILTON-THAT'S WHAT LOVE WILL MAKE YOU DO

SOUL CHILDREN-HEARSAY

THE BEATLES-MONEY/SGT. PEPPER'S LHCB/WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS

PAUL MC CARTNEY-APPRECIATE

THE BEATLES-CAN'T BUY ME LOVE

(LIVE FUNDRAISING)

THE BEATLES-YOU CAN'T DO THAT/I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND/EVERYBODY'S TRYIN' TO BE MY BABY

Blue Avenue October 2

Oct 4, 2016

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

LIL ED & THE BLUES IMPERIALS-BLACK DIAMOND LOVE

LURRIE BELL-BLUES IS TRYING TO KEEP UP WITH ME

KURT CRANDALL-TAKE IT OFF

BOBBY RUSH-I DON'T WANT NOBODY HANGING AROUND

SHARON JONES-LET THEM KNOCK

VANEESE THOMAS-MYSTIFIED

J J THAMES-HATTIE PEARL

GINA SICILIA-I CRIED

NANCY WRIGHT- SOUL BLUE (EXCERPT)

6:00

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

Backtracks October 1

Oct 2, 2016

All music picked out by listeners for this fundraising edition of the show. Have you made you pledge yet?

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

THE GUESS WHO-UNDUN

J J CALE-CALL ME THE BREEZE

BOB SEGER-UMC

BO RAMSEY-WASHTOWN

KING CRIMSON-I TALK TO THE WIND

LOWELL GEORGE-EASY MONEY

RY COODER-TEAR DROPS WILL FALL

CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL-FORTUNATE SON

THE TRAVELING WILBURYS-HANDLE WITH CARE

FRANK ZAPPA-COSMIC DEBRIS

DAVE EDMUNDS-STEEL CLAW

SIL AUSTIN-SLOW WALK (EXCERPT)

3:00

This week's Medley was suggested by Fairfield listener Geoff Shaffer with the theme Within/Without you

THE BEATLES-BECAUSE/STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER/WITHIN YOU WITHOUT YOU

GEORGE HARRISON-GIVE ME LOVE

THE BEATLES-THE INNER LIGHT

GEORGE HARRISON-MY SWEET LORD

THE BEATLES-ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue September 25

Sep 26, 2016

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

SUGAR BLUE-TIME

DENNIS GRUENLING-LITTLE SUGAR

VANEESE THOMAS-I GOT A MAN IN TIN

J J THAMES-RAW SUGAR

OMAR COLEMAN-SNATCH IT BACK AND HOLD IT/WALL TO WALL

THE SOUL SEARCHERS-HIT IT (EXCERPT)

THE NICK MOSS BAND-LOST AND FOUND

SMOKY GREENWELL-I HAD A DREAM LAST NIGHT

KAT RIGGINS-BLUES IS MY BUSINESS

THE LUCKY LOSERS-STILL ENOUGH TIME TO CRY

LURRIE BELL-DRIFTING

NANCY WRIGHT-YES HE DO

NANCY WRIGHT-BLUES FOR THE WEST SIDE (EXCERPT)

6:00

Backtracks September 24

Sep 26, 2016

A LIVE Listener Picks show!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

PAUL MC CARTNEY-AND I LOVE HER

BEACH BOYS-HERE TODAY

LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III-HEAVEN & MUD

BOB DYLAN & THE BAND-PLEASE MRS. HENRY

MARIA MULDAUR-MIDNIGHT AT THE OASIS

BOB SEGER-BO DIDDLEY

TRUTH & JANEY-NO REST FOR THE WICKED

UK-MENTAL MEDICATION

THE FABULOUS KNICKERBOCKERS-LIES

RANK & FILE-THE CONDUCTOR WORE BLACK

JANIS JOPLIN-AS GOOD AS YOU'VE BEEN TO THIS WORLD

THE MONKEES-VALERIE

LINK WRAY-RUMBLE (EXCERPT)

This week's Medley was suggested by Jeff Gibbons of Madrid IA with the theme: "I'm" songs

THE BEATLES-I'M A LOSER

PAUL MC CARTNEY-I'M CARRYING

THE BEATLES-I'M DOWN

JOHN LENNON-I'M LOSING YOU

THE BEATLES-I'M LOOKING THROUGH YOU

RINGO STARR-I'M THE GREATEST

THE BEATLES-I'M ONLY SLEEPING

JOHN LENNON-I'M STEPPING OUT

THE BEATLES-I'M SO TIRED

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue September 18

Sep 18, 2016

This show originally aired July 10, 2016

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

THE GOLDEN STATE LONE STAR BLUES REVUE-LUCKY KEWPIE DOLL

MARKEY BLUE-THE BLUES ARE KNOCKIN'

BIG HARP GEORGE-JUSTICE IN MY TIME

SHAUN MURPHY-HEY BABY (DON'T YOU REMEMBER ME?)

ALBERT CASTIGLIA-DROWNING AT THE BOTTOM

ALEXIS P. SUTER BAND-ALL FOR LOVING YOU

BOB CORRITORE-RUKUS RHYTHM (EXCERPT)

LOUISIANA RED-YOU DONE QUIT ME

LITTLE CHARLIE-SKRONKY TONK

SUGAR BLUE-MERCEDES BLUES

LITTLE BOYS BLUE-HEALTH INSURANCE BLUES

Backtracks September 17

Sep 18, 2016

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

JACK SCOTT-OH LITTLE ONE

RAL DONNER-I GOT BURNED

THE VELVETS-LANA

THE RAINDROPS-WHAT A GUY

TIMI YURO-HURT

PIXIES-442 GLENWOOD AVE.

OTIS REDDING-RESPECT

BEN E KING-I (WHO HAVE NOTHING)

NITE MOVES-EVERY BAR IN TOWN

LES BROWN JR.-SWINGIN' & SURFIN'

POCO-RIDE THE COUNTRY

NEIL YOUNG-COMES A TIME

STEPHEN STILLS-CHURCH

JOE COCKER-YOU CAN LEAVE YOUR HAT ON

THIN LIZZY-COWBOY SONG

THE DAVE CLARK 5-EVERYBODY KNOWS

a 9/11 theme

THE BEATLES-A DAY IN THE LIFE/BABY'S IN BLACK/REVOLUTION I

JOHN LENNON-REMEMBER

THE BEATLES-WITHIN YOU WITHOUT YOU

JOHN LENNON-GIVE PEACE A CHANCE

JOHN LENNON-GIVE PEACE A CHANCE (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue September 11

Sep 12, 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 September 10

Sep 11, 2016

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

THE DAVE CLARK 5-BITS & PIECES

HERMAN'S HERMITS-I'M INTO SOMETHING GOOD

THE SEARCHERS-DON'T THROW YOUR LOVE AWAY

THE ROLLING STONES-TELL ME

THE ANIMALS-BOOM BOOM

MARIANNE FAITHFUL-AS TEARS GO BY

THE GRAHAM BOND ORGANIZATION-LITTLE GIRL

ZOOT MONEY'S BIG ROLL BAND-GET ON THE RIGHT TRACK BABY

THE FAIRIES-ANYTIME AT ALL

THE RUMBLERS-BOSS (EXCERPT)

BILLY J KRAMER & THE DAKOTAS-FROM A WINDOW

GERRY & THE PACEMAKERS-HELLO LITTLE GIRL

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 September 4

Sep 4, 2016

All exclusive IPR recordings from festivals across the state of Iowa

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

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

MARCIA BALL-IPR RECORDINGS, FRIENDS BLUES BLOWOUT, ELECTRIC PARK BALLROOM-WATERLOO, 2/8/14

LITTLE CHARLIE & ORGAN GRINDER SWING-GERONTOLOGY (EXCERPT)

JOHN PRIMER-IPR RECORDINGS, BOWLFUL OF BLUES FESTIVAL-NEWTON, 8/31/13

LAMONT CRANSTON BAND-IPR RECORDINGS, BOWLFUL OF BLUES FESTIVAL-NEWTON, 9/5/15

Backtracks September 3

Sep 3, 2016

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

CHUBBY CHECKER-PONYTIME

THE ORLONS-THE WAH WATUSI

This week's Medley was submitted by Waterloo listener Dale Shaw with the theme Summer In The City

GEORGE HARRISON-IT'S WHAT YOU VALUE

RINGO STARR-YOU'RE 16

THE BEATLES-I SAW HER STANDING THERE/I'M ONLY SLEEPING/ONLY A NORTHERN SONG

JOHN LENNON-MEAT CITY

THE TRAVELING WILBURYS-LAST NIGHT/WILBURY TWIST

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue August 28

Aug 28, 2016

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

DENNIS GRUENLING-READY OR NOT

TERRY HANCK-GOOD GOOD ROCKIN' GOIN' ON

BLUE HENRY-OLD TOO SOON

SMOKY GREENWELL-YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU

THE LUCKY LOSERS-IT AIN'T ENOUGH

SMOKY GREENWELL-BOOGIE TWIST (EXCERPT)

OMAR COLEMAN-LUCKY MAN

NICK MOSS BAND-JUPITER FLORIDA

THE BLUE BAND-I LIKE TO ROCK IN THE MORNING

RUSH CLEVELAND-ALBERT'S SHUFFLE

ISAIAH BRUNT-THAT PLACE IN THE ROAD

RUSH CLEVELAND-C BOY BLUES (EXCERPT)

6:00

Backtracks August 27

Aug 27, 2016

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

CHUCK BERRY-JOHNNY B. GOODE

REO SPEEDWAGON-LITTLE QUEENIE

VAN MORRISON-INTO THE MYSTIC

STEVIE WONDER-FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE

CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL-BORN ON THE BAYOU

JOHNNY RIVERS-MAYBELLINE

FLOYD CRAMER-FLIP, FLOP & BOP (EXCERPT)

THE TRASHMEN-SURFIN' BIRD

THE HOLLYWOOD ARGYLES-ALLEY OOP

ELVIS PRESLEY-KENTUCKY RAIN

B B KING-WHY I SING THE BLUES

SWEET-LOVE IS LIKE OXYGEN

STEVE MILLER BAND-THE WINDOW

This Medley originally aired 4/10/16

It's literally Ringo, John, Paul, George!

RINGO STARR-LOVE ME DO

THE BEATLES-THIS BOY

WINGS-BAND ON THE RUN

GEORGE HARRISON-LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD

THE BEATLES-I WANNA BE YOUR MAN/BAD BOY

PAUL MC CARTNEY-BLUE JEAN BOP

THE BEATLES-THE INNER LIGHT

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue August 21

Aug 22, 2016

This show originally aired 6/26/16

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

SUGAR BLUE-MARY ANN

THE GOLDEN STATE LONESTAR BLUES REVUE-MIDNIGHT HOUR

BIG HARP GEORGE-MY BRIGHT FUTURE

NICK SCHNEBELEN BAND-BREAK OF DAY

LITTLE BOYS BLUE-IF ID'A KNOWN

BOB CORRITORE-POTATO STOMP (EXCERPT)

DANIELLE NICOLE-DIDN'T DO YOU NO GOOD

SHAUN MURPHY-FOOL FOR YOU

JOYANN PARKER-CLOSING SOMEONE ELSE'S BLINDS

RUSH CLEVELAND-WALKING DOWN THE STREET

THE BLUE BAND-WHAT LOVE'LL MAKE YOU DO

BRYCE JANEY-1973

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