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.

Backtracks January 6

Jan 7, 2018

The annual Elvis Presley special. The King would have been 83 years old on Jan. 8

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE

ELVIS PRESLEY-(YOU'RE SO SQUARE) BABY, I DON'T CARE/I GOT STUNG/LITTLE SISTER

FRANK PAGE-LOUISIANA HAYRIDE STAGE ANNOUNCER INTERVIEW

ELVIS-HOUND DOG (LIVE 1956)/DON'T/MESS O' BLUES

TIPPIE & THE CLOVERS-BOSSA NOVA BABY

ELVIS-BOSSA NOVA BABY/THE WONDER OF YOU

LONNIE MACK-MEMPHIS (EXCERPT)

RAY PETERSON-THE WONDER OF YOU

CHARLIE BLACKWELL-THE GIRL OF MY BEST FRIEND

ELVIS-THE GIRL OF MY BEST FRIEND

Blue Avenue December 31

Jan 7, 2018

This show originally aired 11/19/17

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

CHICKENBONE SLIM-LONG WAY DOWN

EARNEST ROY-WHERE CAN SHE BE

MARQUISE KNOX-WHEN MY BABY MOVES

SHAUN MURPHY-I NEVER LOVED YOU

CHRIS CAIN-TIRED OF THE WAY YOU DO

PATRICK RECOB-WORDS LIKE BULLETS

BOB CORRITORE-POTATO STOMP (EXCERPT)

ADRIANNA MARIE-3AM BLUES

WEE WILLIE WALKER-HATE TO TAKE A HOLIDAY

MITCH WOODS w/MARIA MULDAUR-EMPTY BED BLUES

HARRISON KENNEDY-WHO YOU TELLIN'

R. L. BOYCE-ROLL AND TUMBLE

Backtracks December 30

Jan 7, 2018

This Chuck Berry special was originally aired on April 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)

This Medley originally aired 8/27/17

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 December 24

Dec 25, 2017

Bob's list of Blues disc "Must Haves" for 2017

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

HARRISON KENNEDY-WHO U TELLIN'

CATFISH KEITH-JUST CAN'T KEEP FROM CRYIN'

SONNY LANDRETH-BOUND BY THE BLUES

CASEY JAMES-ALL I NEED

TOMMY CASTRO-LIVE EVERY DAY

KIM WILSON-NINETY-NINE

KIM WILSON-BONUS BOOGIE (EXCERPT)

EARNEST ROY-WHERE CAN SHE BE?

R.L. BOYCE-CHILD OF GOD

MISS FREDDYE-MISS FREDDYE'S GONNA FIX YA

DON BRYANT-I GOT TO KNOW

JOHN MC NAMARA-YOU WOULDN'T WANT TO KNOW

This Medley originally aired 12/11/16

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)

Backtracks December 23

Dec 25, 2017

a SURPRISE Live Listener Picks show!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

DIRE STRAITS-THE BUG

LONG JOHN BALDRY-DON'T TRY TO LAY NO BOOGIE WOOGIE ON THE KING OF ROCK'N'ROLL

BOB DYLAN-LICENSE TO KILL

GENE CLARK-LADY OF THE NORTH

PRETENDERS-2000 MILES

JOJO GUNNE-TAKE ME DOWN EASY

EMERSON. LAKE AND PALMER-TANK

TOM PETTY-CHRISTMAS ALL OVER AGAIN

LINDA RONSTADT-SILVER THREADS AND GOLDEN NEEDLES

ALLMAN BROS-BLUE SKY

3:00

TOM WAITS-CHRISTMAS CARD FROM A HOOKER IN MINNEAPOLIS

Blue Avenue December 17

Dec 21, 2017

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

COREY DENNISON-PHONE KEEPS RINGING

CHICKEN BONE SLIM-LONG LEGGED SWEET THING

MIGHTY BLUE KINGS-GOOD MORNING BLUES

SONNY LANDRETH-CREOLE ANGEL

CHRIS DANIELS & THE KINGS-SWEET MEMPHIS

CHUCK LEAVELL-MERRY CHRISTMAS, BABY

CHUCK LEAVELL-GOD REST YE MERRY GENTLEMEN (EXCERPT)

DAWN TYLER WATSON-SHINE ON

BRODY BUSTER'S ONE MAN BAND-2029

SOBO BLUES BAND-CATFISH BOOGIE

RAE GORDON-ELBOW GREASE

ALBERT KING-SANTA CLAUS WANTS SOME LOVIN'

Courtesy of Bob Dorr

Rock and roll babies, here's your best of list for 2017, according to Bob Dorr! He talked about his favorite releases and re-releases of the year with Talk of Iowa host Charity Nebbe. 

Elvin Bishop - Big Fun Trio

Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio combines Elvin's signature good humor song writing and guitar playing with Bob Welsh, the keys player in Elvin's regular band and Willy Jordan on Cajon, a South American percussion instrument. That disc came out in early 2017, I expect it to win some major awards.

Backtracks December 16

Dec 17, 2017

It's Cheap Date Night!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

CHARLIE FEATHERS-BOTTLE TO THE BABY

HANK MIZELL-JUNGLE ROCK

MAC CURTIS-GRANDADDY'S ROCKIN'

BOYD BENNETT-MOVE

WAYNE CARROLL-ROCKIN' CHAIR MAMA

THE ATLANTA RHYTHM SECTION-SO INTO YOU

ENGLISH BEAT-TWIST AND CRAWL

KING CURTIS-SOUL TWIST (EXCERPT)

OINGO BOINGO-WEIRD SCIENCE

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS-BEHIND THE SUN

THE WHO-BABA O'RILEY

YES-LOOKING AROUND

QUEEN-THANK GOD IT'S CHRISTMAS

RHINOCEROS-APRICOT BRANDY (EXCERPT)

Backtracks December 9

Dec 10, 2017

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

JEAN SHEPARD-JEOPARDY

LORRIE & LARRY COLLINS-MERCY

PATSY RUTH ELSHIRE-SUGAR LUMP

ANITA CARTER-HE'S A REAL GONE GUY

ALVADEAN COKER-WE'RE GONNA BOP

ROBIN LUKE-SUSIE DARLIN'

KENNY DINO-YOUR MA SAID YOU CRIED IN YOUR SLEEP LAST NIGHT

LARRY FINNEGAN-DEAR ONE

THE ATMOSPHERES-THE FICKLE CHICKEN (EXCERPT)

REO SPEEDWAGON-SOPHISTICATED LADY

SLADE-THE WHOLE WORLD'S GONE CRAZEE

THREE DOG NIGHT-LIAR

URIAH HEEP-THE WIZARD

VANILLA FUDGE-FACELESS PEOPLE

JOHN LENNON-HAPPY XMAS (WAR IS OVER)

THE BEATLES-DIZZY MISS LIZZIE/YOU'VE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY

JOHN LENNON-OH YOKO

THE BEATLES-DON'T LET ME DOWN/TWIST & SHOUT/YOU CAN'T DO THAT

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue December 10

Dec 10, 2017

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

SHAUN MURPHY-BLUES IN THE MORNING

COREY DENNISON-I GET THE SHIVERS

CHRIS CAIN-MEANEST WOMAN IN TOWN

MISS FREDDYE-LADY OF THE BLUES

JAMES ARMSTRONG-BLUES BEEN GOOD TO ME

MARQUISE KNOX-YOU KEEP ASKING ME

HARRISON KENNEDY-WHO U TELLIN'

MITCH WOOD-SATURDAY NIGHT BOOGIE WOOGIE MAN

SONNY LANDRETH-USS ZYDECOLDSMOBILE

THE NIGHTHAWKS-THAT'S ALL YOU GOTTA DO

KIM WILSON-TEEN BEAT (EXCERPT)

6:00

Backtracks December 2

Dec 2, 2017

Some new and some "vintage" segments combine for an all new show!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

JIMMY & JOHNNY-SWEET LOVE ON MY MIND

YORK BROS.-EVERYBODY'S TRYIN' TO BE MY BABY

RUTH & AL-REAL GONE PARTY

EVERLY BROS.-'TIL I KISSED YA

THE KALIN TWINS-FORGET ME NOT

TILLMAN FRANKS-HOT ROD SHOTGUN BOOGIE

BOB WILLIAMS-HOT ROD RACE NO. 2

GRAND PAPPY EARL DAVIS-GRANDPAPPY'S HOT ROD BLUES

GEORGE STOGNER-HARDTOP RACE

BILLY BRIGGS-THE BATTERY TO MY HEART

JOHNNY MOORE-A DOLLAR NINETY EIGHT

This week we remember George Harrison, who died Nov. 29, 2001

GEORGE HARRISON-LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD/SUE ME SUE YOU BLUES

THE BEATLES-I NEED YOU/PIGGIES

GEORGE HARRISON-GOT MY MIND SET ON YOU/WHAT IS LIFE

THE BEATLES-ONLY A NORTHERN SONG

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue November 26

Nov 28, 2017

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

JAMES ARMSTRONG-BLUES BEEN GOOD TO ME

SHAUN MURPHY-OUT OF MY OWN WAY

SONNY LANDRETH-THE ONE AND ONLY

MARQUISE KNOX-BLUES MAN

SHARON JONES & THE DAP KINGS-SAIL ON

BOB CORRITORE-RUKUS RHYTHM (EXCERPT)

CHICKENBONE SLIM-MAN DOWN

KINGS & ASSOCIATES-DEADWOOD

PETER PARCEK-EVERYBODY WANTS TO GO TO HEAVEN

TOMMY CASTRO-LIVE EVERY DAY

HARRISON KENNEDY-BLUES SOLUTION

DOUG MC LEOD-COLD RAIN

BOB CORRITORE-HARP BLAST (EXCERPT)

6:00

Backtracks November 25

Nov 26, 2017

Thanksgiving Leftovers!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

ELLA MAE MORSE-RAZZLE DAZZLE

CHARLENE ARTHUR-HELLO BABY

JO ANN CAMPBELL-MAMA CAN I GO OUT

BOLEAN BARRY-LONG SIDEBURNS

JANIS MARTIN-MY BOY ELVIS

YOUNG RASCALS-SLOW DOWN

BOB DYLAN & THE BAND-LO & BEHOLD

EAGLES-OL' 55

SANTO & JOHNNY-SLEEP WALK (EXCERPT)

THE FAIRIES-DON'T THINK TWICE, IT'S ALL RIGHT

THE COPS & ROBBERS-IT'S ALL OVER NOW, BABY BLUE

THE ALAN BOWN-ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER

All selections from the newly remixed 50th Anniversary edition of Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band and Ringo's new CD Give More Love

THE BEATLES-GOOD MORNING GOOD MORNING/SGT. PEPPER'S REPRISE

RINGO STARR-STANDING STILL/SO WRONG FOR SO LONG/BACK OFF BOOGALOO

THE BEATLES-WITHIN YOU WITHOUT YOU

RINGO STARR-PHOTOGRAPH

THE BEATLES-SHE'S LEAVING HOME

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue November 19

Nov 20, 2017

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

CHICKENBONE SLIM-LONG WAY DOWN

EARNEST ROY-WHERE CAN SHE BE

MARQUISE KNOX-WHEN MY BABY MOVES

SHAUN MURPHY-I NEVER LOVED YOU

CHRIS CAIN-TIRED OF THE WAY YOU DO

PATRICK RECOB-WORDS LIKE BULLETS

BOB CORRITORE-POTATO STOMP (EXCERPT)

ADRIANNA MARIE-3AM BLUES

WEE WILLIE WALKER-HATE TO TAKE A HOLIDAY

MITCH WOODS w/MARIA MULDAUR-EMPTY BED BLUES

HARRISON KENNEDY-WHO YOU TELLIN'

R. L. BOYCE-ROLL AND TUMBLE

Backtracks November 18

Nov 18, 2017

It's Guest DJ Day!

2-3pm hosted by Urbandale listener Russ Richardson

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

U2-I WILL FOLLOW

ROBBIE ROBERTSON-SWEET FIRE OF LOVE

LED ZEPPELIN-I CAN'T QUIT YOU

ROBERT PLANT-THE WAY I FEEL

PETE TOWNSHEND-LET MY LOVE OPEN THE DOOR

KING CURTIS-WHOLE LOTTA LOVE (EXCERPT)

THE BUS BOYS-NEW SHOES

BOB SEGER-HOUSE BEHIND A HOUSE

ELTON JOHN-BALL & CHAIN

TRAVELING WILBURYS-NOT ALONE ANYMORE

R E M-EXHUMING MC CARTHY

SQUEEZE-ANNIE GET YOUR GUN

Blue Avenue October 29

Oct 31, 2017

Halloween Hoodoo!

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

SAVOY BROWN-WITCHY FEELIN'

THE ALTERED 5 BLUES BAND-CHARMED AND DANGEROUS

KAREN LOVELY-WAKING UP THE DEAD

SONNY LANDRETH-HELL AT HOME

JAMES ARMSTRONG-EARLY GRAVE

THE NIGHTHAWKS-VOODOO DOLL

BOB CORRITORE-TABOO (EXCERPT)

WALTER TROUT w/KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD-GONNA HURT LIKE HELL

BRIDGET KELLY BAND-GHOST TRAIN

FORREST MC DONALD BAND-I PUT A SPELL ON YOU

PAM TAYLOR-WITCHES BALL

55 ROSE STREET-DEVIL DONE PUT ME OUT

A Halloween soundscape for this week's Medley!

THE BEATLES-I AM THE WALRUS/DEVIL IN HER HEART

PAUL MC CARTNEY-RUN DEVIL RUN

THE BEATLES-TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS/BLUE JAY WAY/HELTER SKELTER

GEORGE HARRISON-BEWARE OF DARKNESS

JOHN & YOKO-DON'T BE SCARED

JOHN LENNON-MY MUMMY'S DEAD

Backtracks October 28

Oct 29, 2017

The Return of Listener Picks Day!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

SHEB WOOLEY-PURPLE PEOPLE EATER

GENE VINCENT-RACE WITH THE DEVIL

ROY ORBISON-DEVIL DOLL

JUMPIN' GENE SIMMONS-HAUNTED HOUSE

REDBONE-THE WITCH QUEEN OF NEW ORLEANS

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN-BRILLIANT DISGUISE

THE SHANGRILAS-REMEMBER (WALKING IN THE SAND)

STEVIE WONDER-IT AIN'T NO USE

COLD BLOOD-DOWN TO THE BONE

BOB DYLAN-HURRICANE

STEELY DAN-REELIN' IN THE YEARS

SAM COOKE-HAVING A PARTY

JOE WALSH-I'LL TELL THE WORLD

This week's Medley playlist was submitted by Urbandale listener Russ Richardson with the theme: Head, Hands, and Heart

PAUL MC CARTNEY & WINGS-MEDLEY (HOLD ME TIGHT/LAZY DYNAMITE/HANDS OF LOVE/POWER CUT)

THE BEATLES-I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND/KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF MY BABY

GEORGE HARRISON-SOFT HEARTED HANA

PAUL MC CARTNEY-MY BRAVE FACE

JOHN LENNON-I DON'T WANT TO FACE IT

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)

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