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 June 17

Jun 21, 2017

Today's show originally aired May 27. Check that day's posting for a complete playlist

The Beatles Medley June 11

Jun 14, 2017

This week's playlist was submitted by teacher Jonathan Shea and his student Chloe with an 'economics" theme

GEORGE HARRISON-HERE COMES THE SUN

THE BEATLES-OBLADI OBLADA

JOHN LENNON-IMAGINE

THE BEATLES-I WANT YOU

RINGO STARR-I'M THE GREATEST

WINGS-LET 'EM IN

THE BEATLES-SGT. PEPPER'S REPRISE

Blue Avenue June 11

Jun 14, 2017

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

ROBERT CRAY-HONEY BAD

TAJMO-SHAKE ME IN YOUR ARMS

SELWYN BIRCHWOOD-PICK YOUR POISON

JANIVA MAGNESS-I LOVE YOU MORE THAN YOU'LL EVER KNOW

KILBORN ALLEY BLUES BAND-FIRE WITH FIRE

BARRELHOUSE CHUCK-DOUBLE D BOOGIE (EXCERPT)

CATFISH KEITH-TELLING YOU, PRETTY MAMA

PATRICK RECOB-DARK NIGHT OF THE SOUL

REBEKAH MELDRUM & PAUL HOLDMAN-YOU GOTTA MOVE

JASON ELMORE & HOODOO WITCH-DOUBLE MY MONEY

SAMANTHA FISH-SOMEBODY'S ALWAYS TRYING

Backtracks June 10

Jun 11, 2017

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

LEWIS LYMON & TEENCHORDS-HONEY HONEY

THE KODAKS-LITTLE BOY & GIRL

THE FEDERALS-SHE'S MY GIRL

CARL HOGAN & THE MIRACLES-YUR LOVE

SHERMAN & THE DARTS-ROCKIN' AT MIDNIGHT

ALFREDO MENDIETA-CHICKEN RUN

THE VIBRANTS-THE BREEZE AND I

THE ROAD RUNNERS-QUASIMOTO

THE VASQUEROS-80 FOOT WAVE

THE TREASURES-MINOR CHAOS

THE REEKERS-DON'T CALL ME FLY FACE (EXCERPT)

RALPH STANLEY & CLINCH MOUNTAIN BOYS-HOW MOUNTAIN GIRLS CAN LOVE

The Beatles Medley June 4

Jun 4, 2017

This week's playlist comes from Des Moines area listener Shawn Plank with the theme Honesty/Truth

THE BEATLES-I'M DOWN/TELL ME WHY/THE NIGHT BEFORE

JOHN LENNON-STEEL AND GLASS

THE BEATLES-NO REPLY

GEORGE HARRISON-BEWARE OF DARKNESS

THE BEATLES-WHAT YOU'RE DOING/I'M LOOKING THROUGH YOU

JOHN LENNON-GIMME SOME TRUTH

Blue Avenue June 4

Jun 4, 2017

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

TAJMO-DON'T LEAVE ME HERE

SELWYN BIRCHWOOD-EVEN THE SAVED NEED SAVING

JANIVA MAGNESS-I CAN TELL

KILBORN ALLEY BLUES BAND-GOING HARD

JON ZEEMAN-NOTHIN' IN THE WORLD

SAMANTHA FISH-YOU'LL NEVER CHANGE

BARRELHOUSE CHUCK-HOMAGE TO PINETOP PERKINS (EXCERPT)

CATFISH KEITH-MAMA DON'T YOU SELL IT

DOUG MAC LEOD-BAD MAGIC

REBEKAH MELDRUM-GYPSY

REV. RAVEN & THE CHAIN SMOKING ALTER BOYS-STOMPING AND SHOUTING

Backtracks June 3

Jun 3, 2017

Portions of this show were originally aired Jan. 28, Mar. 11, and Apr. 22

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

BARRY MC GUIRE-EVE OF DESTRUCTION

CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL-WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN

THE BEACH BOYS-CATCH A WAVE

GARY US BONDS-A QUARTER TO THREE

LINK WRAY-ACE OF SPADES/RUN CHICKEN RUN

BOB SEGER-TURN THE PAGE

STRANGELOVES-I WANT CANDY

IRVING ASHBY-BIG GUITAR (EXCERPT)

MOUTH & MAC NEAL-HOW DO YOU DO?

DEEP PURPLE-SMOKE ON THE WATER

HERMAN'S HERMITS-JUST A LITTLE BIT BETTER

The Beatles Medley May 28

May 29, 2017

Memorial Day weekend, we remember John and George

THE BEATLES-WITHIN YOU WITHOUT YOU/I'M SO TIRED/PIGGIES

JOHN LENNON-WELL, WELL, WELL

GEORGE HARRISON-CHEER DOWN

THE BEATLES-YOU CAN'T DO THAT/I'M HAPPY JUST TO DANCE WITH YOU/TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue May 28

May 29, 2017

The annual recap of the Blues Foundation's Blues Music Award winners

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

CURTIS SALGADO-NOTHING IN PARTICULAR

DIUNNA GREENLEAF-I CAN'T WAIT

BOB MARGOLIN-I SHALL PREVAIL

CURTIS SALGADO-WALK A MILE IN MY BLUES

JOHN DEL TORO RICHARDSON-I'M HER MAN

LURRIE BELL-I CAN'T SHAKE THIS FEELING

JOHN DEL TORO RICHARDSON-TENGO BLUES (EXCERPT)

DOUG MAC LEOD-I WANT YOU

VICTOR WAINWRIGHT & THE WILD ROOTS-TWO LANE BLACKTOP REVISITED

KENNY NEAL-PLAIN OLD COMMON SENSE

Backtracks May 27

May 28, 2017

The annual Remembrance show

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

JOHN D. LOUDERMILK-TOBACCO ROAD/THE LAMENT OF THE CHEROKEE RESERVATION INDIAN

BOBBY VEE-SUZIE BABY/RUBBER BALL/TAKE GOOD CARE OF MY BABY

MOSE ALLISON-YOUR MIND IS ON VACATION/SEVENTH SON/EVERYBODY'S CRYIN' MERCY

THE MAR-KEYS-LAST NIGHT (EXCERPT)

KING CRIMSON-21st CENTURY SCHIZOID MAN

EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER-KARN EVIL 9, 1st IMPRESSION

GREG LAKE-I BELIEVE IN FATHER CHRISTMAS

THE SURFARIS-WIPE OUT

SUGAR LOAF-GREEN EYED LADY

The Beatles Medley May 7

May 9, 2017

It was announced that Sir Paul McCartney is coming to Iowa On July 21, so this week's Medley is all about Paul!

THE BEATLES-OH DARLING/I'VE JUST SEEN A FACE/YESTERDAY

WINGS-HI HI HI/WITH A LITTLE LUCK

THE BEATLES-GOOD DAY SUNSHINE/GOT TO GET YOU INTO MY LIFE/THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD

PAUL MC CARTNEY-RUN DEVIL RUN

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue May 7

May 9, 2017

This program originally aired March 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

Backtracks May 6

May 6, 2017

A (NOT) Live Listener Picks show

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

THE VAUGHN BROS.-HARD TO BE

DAVE MASON-LET IT GO, LET IT FLOW

JIMI HENDRIX-THE WIND CRIES MARY

JEFF BECK-GOODBYE PORK PIE HAT

CREAM-BORN UNDER A BAD SIGN

SYD BARRETT-DOMINOES

DOC BAGBY-DUMPLINS (EXCERPT)

ERIC CLAPTON-THE CORE

BONNIE KOLOC-ROLL ME ON THE WATER

THE BYRDS-CAPTAIN SOUL

THE KINKS-LOW BUDGET

THE KINKS-20TH CENTURY MAN

KING CURTIS-WHOLE LOTTA LOVE (EXCERPT)

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GRAHAM PARKER-TEMPORARY BEAUTY

This Medley originally aired March 12, 2017

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 April 30

May 3, 2017

This show originally aired March 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

Backtracks April 29

May 1, 2017

Guest DJ DAY!

Guest #1 is Fritz The Farmer from Dumont (Fritz Groszkruger)

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

FRANK ZAPPA & THE MOTHERS OF INVENTION-CALLING ALL VEGETABLES

THE ROLLING STONES-WALK THE DOG

IAN WHITCOMB-YOU TURN ME ON

ALBERT KING-PERSONAL MANAGER

BILLY STEWART-SUMMERTIME

TEEN BEATS-CALIFF BOOGIE (EXCERPT)

IKE & TINA TURNER-BETCHA CAN'T KISS ME

CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE-BABY WILL YOU PLEASE HELP ME

JOHNNY WINTER-TRIBUTE TO MUDDY

RY COODER-TAMP 'EM UP SOLID

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

Apr 23, 2017

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)

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