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

Blue Avenue October 22

Oct 23, 2017

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

ALTERED 5 BLUES BAND-IF YOUR HEART WENT PUBLIC

ADRIANNA MARIE-JUMP WITH YOU BABY

SUGARAY RAYFORD-WHAT DO WE OWN

WEE WILLIE WALKER-SECOND CHANCE

EARNEST ROY-COME ON LET'S JUKE

CHICKENBONE SLIM-BREAK ME OFF A PIECE

KIM WILSON-TEENEAGE BEAT (EXCERPT)

KIM WILSON-BLUE & LONESOME

MITCH WOODS w/ELVIN BISHOP-KEEP A DOLLAR IN YOUR POCKET

A J CRAWDADDY BAND-HARD LUCK LOVER

JAMES ARMSTRONG-AIN'T ANOTHER LOVE SONG

KAREN LOVELY-FISH OUT OF WATER

Backtracks October 21

Oct 21, 2017

Hour #1 was originally aired 4/23/05

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

BILLY WARD & THE DOMINOES-HAVE MERCY BABY

THE 5 ROYALES-BABY DON'T DO IT

CLYDE MC PHATTER & THE DRIFTERS-SUCH A NIGHT

HANK BALLARD & THE MIDNIGHTERS-SEXY WAYS

FATS DOMINO-PLEASE DON'T LEAVE ME

SHIRLEY & LEE-I'M GONE

NAPPY BROWN-DON'T BE ANGRY

GENE & EUNICE-THIS IS MY STORY

FLOYD CRAMER-FLIP, FLOP & BOP (EXCERPT)

BIG JOE TURNER-FLIP, FLOP, & FLY

THE NUTMEGS-STORY UNTOLD

This weeks playlist was submitted by Des Moines area listener Shawn Plank with the theme "Goodbye"

THE BEATLES-HELLO GOODBYE/KANSAS CITY-HEY HEY HEY HEY/SHE'S LEAVING HOME

GEORGE HARRISON-ALL THINGS MUST PASS

RINGO STARR-YOU AND ME (BABE)

JOHN LENNON-JUST BECAUSE

THE BEATLES-THE END/BYE BYE

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue October 15

Oct 17, 2017

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

KIM WILSON-SEARCHED ALL OVER

BENNY TURNER-MOJO BOOGIE

EARNEST ROY-I DIDN'T KNOW

NORMAN JACKSON BAND-MAN OF MY HOUSE

WEE WILLIE WALKER-IF ONLY

MITCH WOODS w/CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE-BLUES GAVE ME A RIDE

BOB CORRITORE-RUCKUS RHYTHM (EXCERPT)

SAVOY BROWN-I CAN'T STOP THE BLUES

WALTER TROUT w/ROBBEN FORD-MR. DAVIS

TOMMY CASTRO w/MIKE ZITO-ROCK BOTTOM

ELVIN BISHOP w/JO BAKER-ROCK BOTTOM

ALTERED 5 BLUES BAND-THREE FORKS

CHICKENBONE SLIM-THE BIG BEAT

Backtracks October 14

Oct 15, 2017

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

RICHIE VALENZ-DONNA

FOUR SEASONS-SHERRY

LITTLE RICHARD-LUCILLE

PAUL ANKA-DIANA

BUDDY HOLLY-PEGGY SUE

THE TURTLES-ELENOR

4 TOPS-BURNADETTE

THE PASSIONS-GLORIA

CHUCK BERRY-MABELLENE

THEM-GLORIA

MITCH RYDER-LITTLE LATIN LUPE LU

MONKEES-VALERIE

BEACH BOYS-HELP ME RHONDA

JOHN D LOUDERMILK-ANGELA JONES

THE ROLLING STONES-ANGIE

THE BEATLES-LOVELY RITA/MICHELLE

JR. WALKER-CLEO'S MOOD (EXCERPT)

3:00

This week's playlist alternates between tracks from the new remixed/remastered 50th Anniversary edition of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and Ringo's new CD Give More Love

THE BEATLES-WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS

RINGO STARR-SPEED OF SOUND

THE BEATLES-BEING FOR THE BENEFIT OF MR. KITE

RINGO STARR-KING OF THE KINGDOM

THE BEATLES-WHEN I'M 64

RINGO STARR-YOU CAN'T FIGHT LIGHTNING

THE BEATLES-LOVELY RITA

RINGO STARR-SHAKE IT UP

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue October 8

Oct 10, 2017

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

EARNEST ROY-BORN IN THE DELTA

DANI WILDE-DON'T QUIT ME, BABY

JON SPEAR BAND-HIT THE QUARTER

RICK ESTRIN & THE NIGHTCATS-ANOTHER LONESOME DAY

TOMMY CASTRO-FURTHER ON DOWN THE ROAD

KIM WILSON-NO LOVE IN MY HEART

KIM WILSON-BONUS BOOGIE (EXCERPT)

AARON EARL SHORT-THE DEVIL'S BAR

STUTTERIN' JIMMY & THE GOOSEBUMPS-500 MILES

ROB LUMBARD-ON THE ROAD AGAIN

BENNY TURNER-SAME OLD BLUES

JOHNNY RAWLS-TURNING POINT

JOHN BLUES BOYD-SPOONFUL

Backtracks October 7

Oct 9, 2017

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

THE CADETS-LET'S ROCK'N'ROLL

THE TEEN QUEENS-ROCK EVERYBODY

THE SLADES-YOU CHEATED

THE JAYOS-HONEY LOVE

THE SEARCHERS-WOW, WOW, BABY

HUELYN DUVALL-THREE MONTHS TO KILL

DANNY BOY-DON'T GO PRETTY BABY

DALE WRIGHT-THAT'S SHOW BIZ

THE JIVE-A-TONES-WILD BIRD

BOBBY DAY-THE BLUEBIRD, THE BUZZARD, & THE ORIOLE

MARVIN & JOHNNY-AIN'T THAT RIGHT

THE PENGUINS-COLD HEART

LINK WRAY-JACK THE RIPPER

VERNON GREEN & THE MEDALLIONS-59 VOLVO

Ringo's new disc Give More Love is featured along with vintage Fab tunes that he sang

THE BEATLES-BOYS

RINGO STARR-WE'RE ON THE ROAD AGAIN

THE BEATLES-MATCHBOX

RINGO STARR-LAUGHABLE

THE BEATLES-I WANNA BE YOUR MAN

RINGO STARR-GIVE MORE LOVE

THE BEATLES-DON'T PASS ME BY

RINGO STARR-SHOW ME THE WAY

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue October 1

Oct 1, 2017

2-fers from some of my favorite releases that came in over the summer!

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

HAMILTON LOOMIS-AIN'T WHAT IT AIN'T/SUGAR BABY

RICK ESTRIN & THE NIGHTCATS-I AIN'T ALL THAT/HOT IN HERE

SONNY LANDRETH-A WORLD AWAY/THE MILKY WAY HOME

TOMMY CASTRO-ENOUGH IS ENOUGH/LOVE IS

SAVOY BROWN-THUNDER, LIGHTNING & RAIN/STANDING IN A DOORWAY

NANCY WRIGHT-GROOVING EASY (EXCERPT)

6:00

ROB LUMBARD AND FRIENDS-EXCLUSIVE IPR RECORDINGS, BOWLFUL OF BLUES FEST, NEWTON, 9/4/16

Backtracks September 30

Oct 1, 2017

a "Classic Backtracks" with all segments culled from shows that are at least a decade old!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

ELLA MAE MORSE-HOUSE OF BLUE LIGHTS

MERRILL MOORE-HOUSE OF BLUE LIGHTS

JIMMY PRESTON-ROCK THE JOINT

BILL HALEY & THE SADDLEMEN-ROCK THE JOINT

HARD ROCK GUNTER-BIRMINGHAM BOUNCE

AMOS MILBURN-BIRMINGHAM BOUNCE

HANK PENNY-BLOODSHOT EYES

WYNONIE HARRIS-BLOODSHOT EYES

BUMPS BLACKWELL-SUMPIN' JUMPIN' (EXCERPT)

THE CARLISLES-NO HELP WANTED

THE CROWS-NO HELP WANTED

THE BEATLES-THANK YOU GIRL/I'LL GET YOU/I FEEL FINE

PAUL MC CARTNEY-APPRECIATE

THE BEATLES-ACROSS THE UNIVERSE/YOU KNOW MY NAME

JOHN LENNON-POWER TO THE PEOPLE

THE BEATLES-WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue September 24

Sep 24, 2017

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

THE NORMAN JACKSON BAND-OLD TIME WAY

BENNY TURNER-IT'S YOUR MOVE

RICK ESTRIN & THE NIGHTCATS-BIG MONEY

SONNY LANDRETH-WALKIN' BLUES

TOMMY CASTRO & THE PAIN KILLERS-BLUES ALL AROUND ME

JONNY LANG-SNAKES

NANCY WRIGHT-BOOGIE FOR JL (EXCERPT)

BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA-PRAY FOR PEACE

JOHNNY RAWLS-CALIFORNIA SHAKE

WILLA-STOP, DROP AND ROLL

WALTER TROUT w/JOE BONAMASSA-WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER

NICK SCHNEBELEN-BAD DISPOSITION

Backtracks September 23

Sep 24, 2017

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

THE EVERLY BROS-POOR JENNY

TOMMY ROE-SWEET PEA

CHARLIE RYAN-HOT ROD LINCOLN

JIMMIE RODGERS-THE WREAK OF THE SLOOP JOHN B

THE CHIPMONKS-ALVIN'S HARMONICA

NAPOLEAN XIV-THEY'RE COMING TO TAKE ME AWAY (in reverse)

THE TURTLES-SHE'D RATHER BE WITH ME

THE GUESS WHO-NO TIME

THE EVERLY BROS-PROBLEMS

THE FIREBALLS-QUITE A PARTY (EXCERPT)

THE HOLLYWOOD ARGYLES-ALLEY OOP

TRAVIS & BOB-TELL HIM NO

RON HOLDEN-LOVE YOU SO

HAROLD DORMAN-MOUNTAIN OF LOVE

Cedar Rapids listener Matt Brandt and family caught Paul McCartney's show in Des Moines and crafted this Medley out of their favorite songs from that concert

THE BEATLES-CAN'T BUY ME LOVE

WINGS-BAND ON THE RUN

THE BEATLES-ELENOR RIGBY/SOMETHING

WINGS-MAYBE I'M AMAZED

THE BEATLES-YOU WON'T SEE ME/BLACKBIRD

WINGS-LIVE AND LET DIE

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue September 17

Sep 19, 2017

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

NORMAN JACKSON BAND-GIVIN' UP

WILLA-MAMA NEEDS SOME COMPANY

BENNY TURNER-IT'S YOUR MOVE

RICK ESTRIN & THE NIGHTCATS-LOOKING FOR A WOMAN

KILBORN ALLEY BLUES BAND-HOME TO MY BABY

BEN EATON-CAN'T BE SATISFIED

BOB CORRITORE-HARP BLAST (EXCERPT)

DANI WILDE-DEEPER THAN BLACK

HAMILTON LOOMIS-LOOKING INTO A DREAM

SONNY LANDRETH-TRUE BLUE

SAVOY BROWN-WHY DID YOU HOODOO ME

TOMMY CASTRO-SOUL SHAKE

BOB CORRITORE-SHUFF STUFF (EXCERPT)

6:00

Backtracks September 16

Sep 18, 2017

Albums in my own collection that make me stop and say "WOW. I haven't heard THAT in awhile"!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

GERRY & THE PACEMAKERS-CHILLS/PRETEND

ROBERT GORDON w/LINK WRAY-RED HOT/BOPPIN' THE BLUES

JOHN HARTFORD-TURN YOUR RADIO ON/STEAMBOAT WHISTLE BLUES/BACK IN THE GOODLE DAYS

TOMMY JAMES & THE SHONDELLS-CRIMSON & CLOVER (LP version)

BILLY JOE & THE CHECKMATES-PERCOLATOR (EXCERPT)

BILLY PRESTON-WILL IT GO ROUND IN CIRCLES/WE'RE GONNA MAKE IT

JOHNNY RIVERS-MUDDY RIVER/INTO THE MYSTIC

Backtracks September 9

Sep 10, 2017

It's a fundraising edition of the show. 800-235-2665 iowapublicradio.org

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

STORMY GAYLE-FLIPSVILLE

ROSE MADDOX-MOVE IT ON OVER

LAURA LEE PERKINS-DON'T WAIT UP

BARBARA PITTMAN-SENTIMENTAL FOOL

WANDA JACKSON-SPARKLING BROWN EYES

SAM COOKE-NOTHING CAN CHANGE THIS LOVE/TROUBLE IN MIND/LITTLE RED ROOSTER

PHIL UPCHURCH COMBO-YOU CAN'T SIT DOWN (EXCERPT)

THE CHAMBERS BROS-(all single versions) TIME HAS COME TODAY/LOVE, PEACE AND HAPPINESS/ARE YOU READY

BB KING-ALL I WANT

This is a fundraising edition of The Medley. Say Yeah, Yeah, Yeah to The Fabs on IPR 800-235-2665 iowapublicradio.org

THE BEATLES-SHE LOVES YOU/EIGHT DAYS A WEEK/DON'T LET ME DOWN

PAUL MC CARTNEY-LISTEN TO WHAT THE MAN SAID

THE BEATLES-MONEY/TAXMAN

RINGO STARR-IT DON'T COME EASY

THE BEATLES-TWO OF US

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue September 10

Sep 10, 2017

It's a fundraising edition of the show. I need gas money for The Blues Bus: 800-235-2665 or iowapublicradio.org

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

RICK ESTRIN & THE NIGHTCATS-THE BLUES AIN'T GOIN' NOWHERE

THE CASH BOX KINGS-BLUES FOR CHI-RAG

HAMILTON LOOMIS-CLOUDY DAY

NORMAN JACKSON BAND-NORMAN'S BLUES

JOHN NEMETH-GET OFFA DAT BUTT

BOB CORRITORE-POTATO STOMP (EXCERPT)

TAJMO-AIN'T NOBODY TALKIN'

BEN EATON-WORK BEFORE THE SUN

GEORGE THOROGOOD-GOT TO MOVE

CATFISH KEITH-IT WON'T BE LONG NOW

This Medley originally aired June 25, 2017

TONY SHERIDAN & THE BEAT BOYS-WHY (CAN'T YOU LOVE ME AGAIN)

THE BEATLES-THERE'S A PLACE/LONG TALL SALLY

PAUL MC CARTNEY-THAT WOULD BE SOMETHING

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

RINGO STARR-VERTICAL MAN

THE BEATLES-REVOLUTION I/THE ONE AFTER 909

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue September 3

Sep 3, 2017

This week's trip down The Avenue originally aired July 2, 2017

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

THE CASH BOX KINGS-HOUSE PARTY

TAJMO-THAT'S WHO I AM

WILLA-LOVE LOOKS GOOD ON ME

ANDY T. BAND-SAD TIMES

KILBORN ALLEY BLUES BAND-TERRE HAUTE

LAUREN MITCHELL-BROWN LIQUOR

EARL HOOKER-BLUE GUITAR (EXCERPT)

KING BEE-WANTED

PATRICK RECOB-FIND THE ANSWER

CATFISH KEITH-JUMPIN' JACK RABBIT

LINSEY ALEXANDER-THAT AIN'T RIGHT

POLLY O'KEARY-YOURS TO LOSE

JOHN MC NAMARA-SECURITY

Backtracks September 2

Sep 3, 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 playlist was suggested by Ian Gibbons from Madrid IA with the theme The Beatles Love

THE BEATLES-LOVE ME DO

WINGS-SILLY LOVE SONG

JOHN LENNON-OH MY LOVE

THE BEATLES-IT'S ONLY LOVE

RINGO STARR-YOU ALWAYS HURT THE ONE YOU LOVE

GEORGE HARRISON-I REALLY LOVE YOU

THE BEATLES-SHE LOVES YOU/ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue August 27

Aug 28, 2017

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

ANDY T. BAND-DOIN' HARD TIME

WILLA-BETTER DAYS

JOHN MC NAMARA-YOU WOULDN'T WANT TO KNOW

GINA SICILIA-HEAVEN

BEN EATON-WORK BEFORE THE SUN

NORMAN JACKSON BAND-GREENE COUNTY LINE

NANCY WRIGHT-FUNKIN' IT UP (EXCERPT)

CHUCK BERRY-WONDERFUL WOMAN/BIG BOYS/DUTCHMAN

JON SPEAR BAND-HOT SAUCE

DELTA WIRES-DAYS OF THE WEEK

PATRICK RECOB-I KEPT MY COOL

BOB CORRITORE-HARP BLAST (EXCERPT)

6:00

Backtracks August 26

Aug 27, 2017

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

WEE WILLIE HARRIS-BACK TO SCHOOL AGAIN

THE FOUR Js-CLASS RING

GARY & BILLY-WORKING AFTER SCHOOL

THE ROCK AND ROLL TEACHER-LESSON #1

GARY US BONDS-SCHOOL IS IN

CHUCK BERRY-SCHOOL DAYS

DALE HAWKINS-BACK TO SCHOOL BLUES

RICKY NELSON-WAITIN' IN SCHOOL

SAM COOKE-WONDERFUL WORLD

ALICE COOPER-SCHOOL'S OUT

JAMES BOOKER-GONZO (EXCERPT)

DINO, DESI, AND BILLY-NOT THE LOVIN' KIND

ENGLISH BEAT-TWIST & CRAWL

FALCON EDDY-LET'S GO SANDY

This week's Medley originally aired 1/8/17. Check that week's playlist for a complete list of songs

Blue Avenue August 20

Aug 23, 2017

This week's trip down Blue Avenue originally aired 4/2/17. Check that week's playlist for song listings

Backtracks August 19

Aug 23, 2017

This week's Backtracks Elvis Special was originally aired January 7, 2017. Check that week's playlist for a complete list of songs

Blue Avenue July 30

Aug 6, 2017

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

ROCKIN' JOHNNY BURGIN-GUITAR KING

TAJMO-DIVING DUCK BLUES

THE CASH BOX KINGS-I'M GONNA GET MY BABY

SELWYN BIRCHWOOD-HEAVY HEART

SAMANTHA FISH-LITTLE BABY

WILLA-CRAZY MAN

BOB CORRITORE-RUCKUS RHYTHM (EXCERPT)

OTIS RUSH-I CAN'T QUIT YOU BABY

THE ROLLING STONES-I CAN'T QUIT YOU BABY

MAGIC SAM-ALL OF YOUR LOVE

THE ROLLING STONES-ALL OF YOUR LOVE

LITTLE WALTER-JUST YOUR FOOL

THE ROLLING STONES-JUST YOUR FOOL

THE ROLLING STONES-I GOTTA GO

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