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

The Beatles Medley June 19

Jun 21, 2016

This week's playlist was suggested by Cedar Rapids listener Matt Brandt with an eye towards Father's Day THE BEATLES-SERGEANT PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND/WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS/SHE IS LEAVING JOHN LENNON-BEAUTIFUL BOY THE BEATLES-BACK IN THE USSR/ELEANOR RIGBY/HEY JUDE PAUL MC CARTNEY-PUT IT THERE THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue June 19

Jun 21, 2016

I've got some suggestions for your summer blues listening list! WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT) BIG HARP GEORGE-I AIN'T THE JUDGE OF YOU/LIGHT FROM DARKNESS SHAUN MURPHY-IT WON'T STOP RAINING/PRICE OF LOVE BRYCE JANEY-DOWN HOME BLUES/COUNTRY FEVER BIG HARP GEORGE-MOJO WALTZ (EXCERPT) THE GOLDEN STATE LONE STAR BLUES REVUE-HERE'S MY PICTURE/TAKE A CHANCE SUGAR BLUE-12 STEPS/CYBER BLUES RUSH CLEVELAND-WINDY IN CHICAGO/MISSING YOU SO LONG/ALBERT'S SHUFFLE (EXCERPT) 6:00...

Backtracks June 18

Jun 19, 2016

We're goin' to a rock show! All the music recorded at live concert performances. This program originally aired Mar. 26, 2016 VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS THE ALLMAN BROS BAND-DONE SOMEBODY WRONG THE YARDBIRDS-SMOKESTACK LIGHTNING FLEETWOOD MAC-KEEP A KNOCKIN' BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS-LIVELY UP YOURSELF CHANTAYS-PIPELINE (EXCERPT) THE BAND-THE NIGHT THEY DROVE OLD DIXIE DOWN THE BAND w/PAUL BUTTERFIELD-MYSTERY TRAIN THE BAND w/MUDDY WATERS-MANNISH BOY THE BAND w/ERIC CLAPTON...

The Beatles Medley June 12

Jun 15, 2016

This week's playlist comes via suggestion from San Antonio TX listener Paul DuBay, celebrating his favorite Beatle's birthday. Happy Birthday, Paul McCartney (June 18) PAUL MC CARTNEY & WINGS-TAKE IT AWAY THE BEATLES-I'LL GET YOU/LONG TALL SALLY PAUL MC CARTNEY-SUMMER OF '59 PAUL MC CARTNEY & WINGS-ONE MORE KISS/SAN FERRY ANNE THE BEATLES-I SAW HER STANDING THERE (LIVE)/SHE LOVES YOU PAUL MC CARTNEY-KANSAS CITY/MATCHBOX THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue June 12

Jun 14, 2016

(this show originally aired 5/22/16) Blowin' the Family Jewels (excerpt) ARTIST: William Clarke ALBUM: Groove Time Hole In My Heart ARTIST: Mr. Sipp ALBUM: The Mississippi Blues Child
Going to the Shack ARTIST: Billy Price & Otis Clay ALBUM: This Time for Real
Key To the Highway ARTIST: Sonny Landreth ALBUM: Bound By the Blues
Down in the Delta ARTIST: Cedric Burnside Project ALBUM: Descendants of Hill Country
My Kinda Lover ARTIST: Ruthie Foster ALBUM: Promise...

Backtracks June 11

Jun 11, 2016

Today's show is a reprise of the show that originally aired April 23. Check that weeks playlist for a complete list of songs.

The Beatles Medley June 5

Jun 6, 2016

No theme, totally at random (this Medley originally aired 10/25/15 THE BEATLES-TWO OF US/AND YOUR BIRD CAN SING/GOT TO GET YOU INTO MY LIFE JOHN LENNON-CRIPPLED INSIDE THE BEATLES-THE FOOL ON THE HILL/PENNY LANE/ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE TRAVELING WILBURYS-TWEETER & THE MONKEY MAN THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue June 5

Jun 6, 2016

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT) MIKE WHEELER-YEAH! COREY DENNISON-ROOM TO BREATHE BENNY TURNER-I CAN'T LEAVE ANDY POXON-ALREADY GONE BIG HARP GEORGE-COOL MISTAKE DEBBIE DAVIES-IT'S ALL BLUES NANCY WRIGHT-GROOVING EASY (EXCERPT) JOYANN PARKER-EVIL HEARTED SHAUN MURPHY-RUNNING OUT OF TIME DANIELLE NICOLE-IT AIN'T YOU SUGAR BLUE-ONE GOLDEN STATE LONE STAR BLUES REVUE-END OF THE WORLD SUGAR BLUE-SUGAR BLUE BOOGIE (EXCERPT) 6:00 THE BLUE BAND-EXCLUSIVE IPR RECORDINGS, FRIENDS...

Backtracks June 4

Jun 6, 2016

LEFTOVERS! VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS FREDDY 'BOOM BOOM' CANNON-WAY DOWN YONDER IN NEW ORLEANS/PALISADES PARK/ABIGAIL BEECHER DUSTY SPRINGFIELD-I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU/WISHIN' AND HOPIN'/LITTLE BY LITTLE BOB DYLAN-TANGLED UP IN BLUE THE LOVIN' SPOONFUL-NASHIVILLE CATS CHET ATKINS-BOO BOO STICK BEAT THE CAMBERS BROS.-TIME HAS COME TODAY HUMBLE PIE-ROLLIN' STONE JERRY JEFF WALKER-LA FREEWAY CROSBY, STILLS & NASH-SOUTHERN CROSS ROY BUCHANON-PRETTY PLEASE (EXCERPT) 3:00 JONI...

The Beatles Medley May 29

May 29, 2016

Memorial Day weekend, we remember John and George THE BEATLES-FOR YOU BLUE/ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN/SLOW DOWN JOHN LENNON-POWER TO THE PEOPLE GEORGE HARRISON-ALL THOSE YEARS AGO THE BEATLES-WITHIN YOU WITHOUT YOU/YER BLUES/LONG LONG LONG THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW

Blue Avenue May 29

May 29, 2016

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial kickoff to the outdoor festival season, so we're going to festivals around Iowa that were recorded exclusively for IPR audiences by IPR Live Events Producer Phil Maass! WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT) THE LAMONT CRANSTON BAND-BOWLFUL OF BLUES FESTIVAL, NEWTON 9/5/15 SHAUN MURPHY BAND-FRIENDS BLUES BLOWOUT, WATERLOO, 2/6/16 SOUL SEARCHERS-DES MOINES SOCIAL CLUB, 3/3/16 LINN COUNTY BLUES ALLSTARS-BLUESMORE CELEBRATION, CEDAR RAPIDS, 8/3...

Backtracks May 14

May 14, 2016

It's the monthly LIVE Listener Picks show. All music suggested by Backtracks listeners VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS BUDDY HOLLY-NOT FADE AWAY CROSBY, STILLS & NASH-SEE THE CHANGES HEART-KICK IT OUT 3 DOG NIGHT-NEVER BEEN TO SPAIN PEARLS BEFORE SWINE-THE JEWELER ALICE COOPER-SCHOOL'S OUT SHOES-TOO LATE BILLY J KRAMER & THE DAKOTAS-I'LL KEEP YOU SATISFIED THE LEFT BANKE-EVENING GOWN AMERICA-TIN MAN ROY BUCHANON-I WON'T TELL YOU NO LIES THE DOORS-SHIP OF FOOLS ULTIMATE...

The Beatles Medley May 8

May 9, 2016

Tonight's Medley was suggested by Des Moines listener Sue Thill with the theme Life's Good (all the songs have either the word "life" or "good" in the title) THE BEATLES-GOT TO GET YOU INTO MY LIFE/JOHNNY B. GOODE/A DAY IN THE LIFE WINGS-GOOD NIGHT TONIGHT GEORGE HARRISON-WHAT IS LIFE THE BEATLES-GOOD MORNING GOOD MORNING/IN MY LIFE/GOOD DAY SUNSHINE

Blue Avenue May 8

May 9, 2016

A Ladies Night edition of the program, originally aired 3/13/16 WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT) LARA & THE BLUZ DAWGZ-FLAT LINE DANIELLE NICOLE-DIDN'T DO YOU NO GOOD TEDESCHI/TRUCKS BAND-LAUGH ABOUT IT SHAUN MURPHY-STRANGE LIFE 24TH ST. WAILERS-JUST WAIT JEWEL BROWN-THAT'S A PRETTY GOOD LOVE NANCY WRIGHT-FUNKIN' IT UP (EXCERPT) SHEMEKIA COPELAND-DEVIL'S HAND MAVIS STAPLES-TAKE US BACK MISSISSIPPI HEAT (INETTA VISOR)-DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY VICKI (AND JOE) PRICE-HONEY HOT...

Backtracks May 7

May 7, 2016

It's a Best Of Backtracks show today with segments taken from shows originally aired in 2012 Hour #1 was originally aired 2/25/12 VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS CAL VEALE-DON'T CRY BABY CARSON ROBISON-ROCKIN' & ROLLIN' w/GRANDMAW JUNIOR THOMPSON-MAMA'S LITTLE BABY JACK RHODES-ETERNITY MOON MULLICAN-ROCKET TO THE MOON GRADY MARTIN-LONG JOHN BOOGIE EDDY ARNOLD-HEP CAT BABY CHARLIE & RAY-I LOVE YOU MADLY BOB KORNEGAY-STAY WITH ME TOMMY RIDGELY-JUST A MEMORY LEE ALLEN-TIC-TOC...

The Beatles Medley May 1

May 3, 2016

This week's Medley was picked out by San Antonio TX listener Paul DuBay with the theme: Questions? THE BEATLES-AIN'T SHE SWEET/WHAT GOES ON RINGO STARR-WHERE DID OUR LOVE GO PAUL MC CARTNEY-WHY SO BLUE/OH WOMAN, OH WHY THE BEATLES-WHY DON'T WE DO IT IN THE ROAD/HOW DO YOU DO IT GEORGE HARRISON-WHAT IS LIFE THE BEATLES-IF I FELL THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue May 1

May 3, 2016

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT) COREY DENNISON-SHE'S NO GOOD SHAUN MURPHY-HAPPY WITH THE ONE I GOT NOW MIKE WHEELER-YOU WON'T DO RIGHT J. B. HUTTO & THE HAWKS-WHAT CAN YOU GET OUTSIDE THAT YOU CAN'T GET AT HOME? STUDEBAKER JOHN-HOLD ME DOWN BRYCE JANEY-SHE'S GONE AWAY JOE & VICKI PRICE-AIRLINE (EXCERPT) STEVE GUYGER-IF IT AIN'T ME JIMMY ROGERS w/BOB CORRITORE-SHE LOVES ANOTHER MAN MARK HUMMEL-EASY LIL RONNIE-THINK BIG BENNY TURNER-IF I CAN'T HAVE YOU JOHNNY RAWLS...

Backtracks April 30

Apr 30, 2016

It's Guest DJ Day! Ron Cooper from Grinnell does hour #1, Bob Dental from Victor does hour #2, and Steve Weiler from Ames covers hour #3 VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS THE ALLMAN BROS.-DIMPLES THE DOORS-LOVE ME TWO TIMES/BABY PLEASE DON'T GO/ST. JAMES INFIRMERY SIR DOUGLAS QUINTET-MENDICINO/DYNOMITE WOMAN THE CHAMPS-EL RANCHO ROCK (EXCERPT) JOHNNY & EDGAR WINTER-BABY WHATCHA WANT ME TO DO MERLE SAUNDERS & JERRY GARCIA-THAT'S ALRIGHT, MAMA THE RADIATORS-BARNBURNER THE METERS...

This week's Medley was picked out by Des Moines listener John Gallaher with the theme: Covers THE BEATLES-ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC/KANSAS CITY/HEY HEY HEY HEY/HONEY DON'T PAUL MC CARTNEY-IT'S SO EASY JOHN LENNON-YOU CAN'T CATCH ME/AIN'T THAT A SHAME/DO YOU WANNA DANCE THE BEATLES-MR. POSTMAN/TWIST & SHOUT (LIVE)

Blue Avenue April 24

Apr 24, 2016

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT) MIKE WHEELER-THAT'S WHAT LOVE WILL MAKE YOU DO CURTIS SALGADO-MY GIRLFRIEND DELTA MOON-DOWN IN THE FLOOD JAMES HUNTER 6-LIGHT OF MY LIFE MAVIS STAPLES-TOMORROW GUY KING-TRUTH BOB CORRITORE-HARP BLAST (EXCERPT) KIM WILSON-SOME DAY MARK WENNER-WORRIED LIFE MARK HUMMEL-HARD HEARTED WOMEN KURT CRANDALL-GREAT SHAKES COREY DENNISON-AW, SNAP! JOHNNY RAWLS-EVERY WOMAN NEEDS A WORKING MAN BOB CORRITORE-SHUFF STUFF (EXCERPT) 6:00 THE SOUL SEARCHERS...

Backtracks April 23

Apr 23, 2016

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OIPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS SLEEPY LABEEF-BLACKLAND FARMER/TOO MUCH MONKEY BUSINESS/BIG BOSS MAN THE DAVE CLARK 5-CAN'T YOU SEE THAT SHE'S MINE/COME HOME/ANY WAY YOU WANT IT HERMAN'S HERMITS-MY RESERVATION'S BEEN CONFIRMED MARIANNE FAITHFUL-COME STAY WITH ME THE BEATLES-I'M DOWN OWEN BRADLEY-BIG GUITAR (EXCERPT) AARON NEVILLE-HERCULES EARL KING-STREET PARADE ERNIE K-DOE-HERE COMES THE GIRLS ALLEN TOUSSAINT-GET OUT OF MY LIFE WOMAN DR. JOHN-DON'T WANT NO MONKEY IN MY BUSINESS...

This week's Medley was suggested by Riverside listeners Keith Warwick and Claire Winkleblack (this Medley originally aired 3/6/16) THE BEATLES-I'LL GET YOU/SOMETHING/I'M HAPPY JUST TO DANCE WITH YOU JOHN LENNON-INSTANT KARMA THE BEATLES-SOLDIER OF LOVE/THIS BOY/IT WON'T BE LONG JOHN LENNON-LOVE THE BEATLES-A TASTE OF HONEY/HONEY PIE/'TIL THERE WAS YOU THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue April 17

Apr 17, 2016

Some favorite new releases of the first part of 2016 (this show originally aired 3/20/16) WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT) JANIVA MAGNESS-YOUR HOUSE IS BURNING/MOTH TO A FLAME ANDY POXON-NEXT TO YOU/COLD WEATHER TIM WILLIAMS-MORE PEPPERS IN YOUR CHILI/BIG RIVER/MIDNIGHT AFTER MIDNIGHT JOE & VICKI PRICE-WHOOPEE PIE (EXCERPT) MAVIS STAPLES-TAKE US BACK/ACTION/MLK SONG THE JAMES HUNTER 6-THIS IS WHERE WE CAME IN/(BABY) HOLD ON/A TRUER HEART TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND-I WANT MORE...

Backtracks April 16

Apr 16, 2016

The monthly LIVE Listener Picks show! VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS BIG BROTHER & THE HOLDING CO-PIECE OF MY HEART TODD RUNDGREN-BLACK MARIA ATOMIC ROOSTER-A SPOONFUL OF BROMIDE HELPS THE PULSE RATE GO DOWN THE RAMONES-BILZKREIG BOP GENE PITNEY-THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALENCE THE BEE GEES-JIVE TALKIN' URIAH HEEP-WONDERWORLD LAURIE ANDERSON-SHARKEY'S DAY SANDRA-MARIA MAGDALENA GRAND FUNK RAILROAD-MEAN MISTREATER TOWER OF POWER-SO VERY HARD TO GO JR. WALKER-CLEO'S MOOD (EXCERPT)...

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 April 10

Apr 10, 2016

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT) CURTIS SALGADO-WALK A MILE IN MY BLUES JOHNNY RAWLS-TIGER IN A CAGE HARPER & THE MIDWEST KIND-I CAN'T STAND THIS DAVE FIELDS-LET'S GET SHAKIN' COREY DENNISON-THE DEACON MAGIC SAM-KEEP ON DOIN' WHAT YOU'RE DOIN' BOB CORRITORE-POTATO STOMP (EXCERPT) TIM WILLIAMS-THE WITCHING HOUR BRYCE JANEY-GOING DOWN TO THE RIVER GUY KING-MY HAPPINESS PINETOP PERKINS-FOR YOU MY LOVE JIMMY ROGERS-BIG BOSS MAN JB HUTTO & HIS HAWKS-SPEAK MY MIND BOB...

Backtracks April 9

Apr 9, 2016

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS TERRY TIMMONS-HE'S THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS GEORGIA LANE-OO-WEE MR. JEFF (PLEASE BE YOURSELF) HELEN HUMES-YOU PLAYED MY PIANO DINAH WASHINGTON-DON'T HOLD IT AGAINST ME KAY STARR-NIGHT TRAIN HAWKSHAW HAWKINS-RATTLESNAKIN' DADDY MOON MULLICAN-CHEROKEE BOOGIE BOYD BENNETT-SEVENTEEN BILL DOGGETT-SLOW WALK (EXCERPT) SIR MACK RICE-MUSTANG SALLY JIMMY STEVENS-SCRAMBLE THE JIV-A-TONES-FIRE ENGINE BABY JAMES GALLAGHER-FORD & SHAKER THE LARKS-LITTLE SIDE CAR...

THE BEATLES-TELL ME WHY/ANY TIME AT ALL/I'LL CRY INSTEAD RINGO STARR-CONFIRMATION THE BEATLES-FOR YOU BLUE/GET BACK/I ME MINE PAUL MC CARTNEY-ALLIGATOR THE BEATLES-DON'T LET ME DOWN/MATCHBOX/CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue April 3

Apr 3, 2016

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT) ANDY POXON-I WANT TO KNOW THE JIMMYS-WHAT CHUR DOIN' THE KNICKERBOCKER ALL STARS-HE WAS A FRIEND OF MINE JANIVA MAGNESS-LOVE WINS AGAIN HARPER-WHAT'S GOIN' DOWN BONNIE RAITT-ALL ALONE WITH SOMETHING TO SAY BOB CORRITORE-T-TOWN RAMBLE (EXCERPT) TIM WILLIAMS-ANYWHERE C/O THE BLUES BRYCE JANEY-DOWN HOME BLUES LUTHER DICKINSON-HOW I WISH MY TRAIN WOULD COME JAMES HUNTER 6-LIGHT OF MY LIFE NIKKI JAMES-LOVE YOU LONG MAGIC SAM-YOU BELONG TO ME BOB...

Backtracks April 2

Apr 3, 2016

Leftover 3-fers, Leftover Live performance songs, and lots of Listener Leftovers VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPEN COLLAGE OF SONGS CHAD & JEREMY-A SUMMER SONG EDDIE FLOYD-KNOCK ON WOOD THE GRATEFUL DEAD-US BLUES JEFFERSON AIRPLANE-WHITE RABBIT THE BYRDS-I WANNA GROW UP TO BE A POLITICIAN THE YOUNG RASCALS-LONELY TOO LONG/COME ON UP/LOVE IS A BEAUTIFUL THING SANDY NELSON-LET THERE BE DRUMS (EXCERPT) JOHN MAYALL'S BLUES BREAKERS-SOMEDAY AFTER AWHILE AYNSLEY DUNBAR'S RETALIATION-STONE CRAZY FLEETWOOD...

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