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

An all live recordings show THE BEATLES-I SAW HER STANDING THERE/FROM ME TO YOU/MONEY GEORGE HARRISON-SOMETHING/BANGLA DESH THE BEATLES-ALL MY LOVING/SHE LOVES YOU/LONG TALL SALLY GEORGE HARRISON-HERE COMES THE SUN THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue March 27

Mar 27, 2016

An all live recordings show WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT) BRANDON SANTINI-THIS TIME ANOTHER YEAR RICK ESTRIN & THE NIGHTCATS-NEVER TRUST A WOMAN GARY CLARKE JR.-DON'T OWE YOU A THING JOE BONAMASSA-I CAN'T BE SATISFIED BOB CORRITORE-POTATO STOMP (EXCERPT) MISSISSIPPI HEAT-NEW ORLEANS MAN LAMONT CRANSTON BAND-1000 MILES FROM NOWHERE KILBORN ALLEY BLUES BAND-FAST HEART BEAT MARCIA BALL-LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP 6:00 BOB PACE & THE DANGEROUS BAND-REAL MUTHA FO' YA LINN...

Backtracks March 26

Mar 26, 2016

We're goin' to a rock show! All the music recorded at live concert performances. 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-FURTHER ON UP THE ROAD THE BAND w/BOB DYLAN-I...

Tonight's Medley was suggested by Des Moines listener John Gallaher with the theme "Characters" THE BEATLES-LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS/BEING FOR THE BENEFIT OF MR. KITE/LOVELY RITA WINGS-MAGNITO & TITANIUM MAN THE BEATLES-THE CONTINUING ADVENTURES OF BUNGALO BILL/ROCKY RACCOON/SEXY SADIE GEORGE HARRISON-THE BALLAD OF SIR FRANKIE CRISP THE BEATLES-MEAN MR. MUSTARD THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue March 20

Mar 20, 2016

Some favorite new releases of the first part of 2016 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 NANCY WRIGHT-FUNKIN' IT UP (EXCERPT)...

Backtracks March 19

Mar 19, 2016

It's a 3-Fers show! VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS BOB DYLAN-IT TAKES A LOT TO LAUGH.../HIGHWAY 61 REVISTED/LEOPARD SKIN PILLBOX HAT (all alternate, previously unreleased takes) THE GRATEFUL DEAD-CHINA CAT SUNFLOWER/SCARLET BEGONIAS/THE MUSIC NEVER STOPPED HUGH MASEKELA-GRAZING IN THE GRASS (EXCERPT) GEORGE THOROGOOD-MADISON BLUES/I DRINK ALONE/IF YOU DON'T START DRINKIN' MELANIE-WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO MY SONG, MA/RUBY TUESDAY/BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE THE RONDELS-BACKBEAT #1 (EXCERPT) 3:00...

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

Backtracks March 12

Mar 12, 2016

The monthly Listener Picks show VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS LEVON HELM-PLAY SOMETHING SWEET TRAFFIC-MEDICATED GOO BACHMAN TURNER OVERDRIVE-BLOWN JETHRO TULL-TEACHER JONI MITCHELL-BLUE THE BEATLES-STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER SHAWN PHILLIPS-DO YOU WONDER THE ROLLING STONES-BROWN SUGAR CROSBY, STILLS & NASH-HELPLESSLY HOPING BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD-FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH TELEVISION-FRICTION FRANK ZAPPA-DON'T EAT THE YELLOW SNOW FRANK MARINO-REQUIEM FOR A SINNER JIMMY MC GRIFF-I GOT A...

This week's Medley was suggested by Riverside listeners Keith Warwick and Claire Winkleblack 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 March 6

Mar 7, 2016

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT) TORONZO CANNON-THE PAIN AROUND ME CHARLES BRADLEY-AIN'T IT A SIN THE KNICKERBOCKER ALL-STARS-GO BACK TO THE BLUES THE JIMMYS-FREIGHT TRAIN ALBERT CUMMINGS-MOVIN' UP MUD MORGANFIELD-YOU CAN'T LOSE WHAT YOU NEVER HAD BOB CORRITORE-HARP BLAST (EXCERPT) TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND-ANYHOW KELLY RICHEY-FADING ANDY POXON-YOU MUST BE CRAZY MAGIC SAM-IT'S ALL YOUR FAULT LUTHER DICKINSON-HURRY UP SUNRISE THE 24TH ST. WAILERS-DON'T WORRY SOUL SEARCHERS-SEN-SA...

Backtracks February 20

Feb 21, 2016

The monthly LIVE Listener Picks show! VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS LITTLE WILLIE JOHN-I'M SHAKIN' WARREN ZEVON-JOHNNY STRIKES UP THE BAND PAUL KANTNER-HAVE YOU SEEN THE STARS TONIGHT JANIS IAN-SOCIETY'S CHILD THE ANIMALS-SKY PILOT THE OUTSIDERS-TIME WON'T LET ME YES-HEARTS FRIJID PINK-HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN WET WILLIE-KEEP ON SMILIN' VAN MORRISON-CARAVAN JEFF BECK GROUP-OL' MAN RIVER SANDY NELSON-LET THERE BE DRUMS (EXCERPT) 3:00 THE CHARLATANS-NUMBER ONE DAN HICKS & THE HOT...

This Valentine's Day Medley was submitted by Cedar Rapids listener Matt Brandt THE BEATLES-YOU NEVER GIVE ME YOUR MONEY/WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS PAUL MC CARTNEY-ANOTHER DAY THE BEATLES-IN MY LIFE/YOU'VE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY PAUL MC CARTNEY-GOODNIGHT TONIGHT THE BEATLES-GOLDEN SLUMBERS/CARRY THAT WEIGHT/THE END THE BEATLES-ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue February 14

Feb 15, 2016

We continue our series of surveying nominees for the Blues Foundation's Blues Music Awards by hearing all the nominees for Traditional Blues Male Artist of the Year and Guitar Player of the Year WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT) JIMMY BURNS-A STRING TO YOUR HEART DAVE ALVIN & PHIL ALVIN-SIT DOWN BABY CEDRIC BURNSIDE-DOWN IN THE DELTA JAMES HARMAN-JUST A GAME GOIN' ON JOHN PRIMER-LEANIN' TREE BOB CORRITORE-HARMONICA JOYRIDE (EXCERPT) DIANE BLUE (RONNIE EARL-GUITAR)-TODAY I...

Backtracks February 13

Feb 14, 2016

It's the Valentine's LUV show. All songs have the word love in the title. VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS THE BEATLES-ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE 3 DOG NIGHT-JUST AN OLD FASHIONED LOVE SONG BOB SEGER-LOVE THE ONE YOU'RE WITH DUSTY SPRINGFIELD-THE LOOK OF LOVE YOUNG RASCALS-GOOD LOVIN' THE SUPREMES-STOP IN THE NAME OF LOVE LINDA RONSTADT-LOVE HAS NO PRIDE VANILLA FUDGE-NEED LOVE JANIS JOPLIN-TO LOVE SOMEBODY (LIVE) JIMI HENDRIX-BOLD AS LOVE JOE TEX-THE LOVE YOU SAVE AL GREEN-LOVE AND...

THE BEATLES-A HARD DAYS NIGHT/HELP RINGO STARR-IT DON'T COME EASY THE BEATLES-SHE'S A WOMAN/BABY'S IN BLACK/I'M A LOSER RINGO STARR-YELLOW SUBMARINE THE BEATLES-LONG TALL SALLY JOHN LENNON-MONEY (THAT'S WHAT I WANT) THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue February 7

Feb 7, 2016

Tonight's show includes all the Blues Foundations nominees for Song of the Year and and a survey of the nominees for Acoustic Artist and Acoustic Album of the Year WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT) JAMES HARMAN-BAD FEET/BAD HAIR ANTHONY GERACI-50 SHADES OF BLUE DOUG MACLEOD-YOU GOT IT GOOD (AND THAT AIN'T BAD) SUGAR RAY RAYFORD-SOUTH SIDE OF TOWN WALTER TROUT-GONNA LIVE AGAIN DOUG MACLEOD-RIDGE RUNNER (EXCERPT) DOUG MACLEOD-VANETTA ERIC BIBB-RILEY GAYE ABDEGBALOLA-IS IT STILL...

Backtracks February 6

Feb 6, 2016

Lots and lots of spotlight segments! VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS TENNESSEE ERNIE FORD-SHOTGUN BOOGIE ELVIS PRESLEY-I DON'T CARE IF THE SUN DON'T SHINE WANDA JACKSON-COOL LOVE JOHNNY CASH-ALL OVER AGAIN SONNY JAMES-UH UH MM IKE & TINA TURNER-A FOOL IN LOVE COOKIE & HIS CUPCAKES-MATHILDA JERRY BUTLER-JUST FOR YOU LAZY LESTER-I'M A LOVER NOT A FIGHTER FLOYD CRAMER-FLIP, FLOP, AND BOP (EXCERPT) EMITT RHODES-SHE'S SUCH A BEAUTY THE MOODY BLUES-THE VOICE DAVID BOWIE-SUFFRAGETTE...

THE BEATLES-I'LL GET YOU/SHE LOVES YOU/I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND RINGO STARR-BAMBOULA THE BEATLES-I ME MINE/I'VE GOT A FEELING/ONE AFTER 909 PAUL MC CARTNEY-I GOT STUNG THE BEATLES-BAD BOY/YES IT IS THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue January 31

Feb 1, 2016

This week's trip down the Avenue includes selections by ALL the nominees for The Blues Foundation's Blues Music Awards in the Traditional Blues Album and Harmonica Player of the Year categories WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT) ANDY T/NICK NIXON BAND-NUMBERS MAN JAMES HARMAN-BIG BONED GAL THE CASH BOX KINGS-QUARTER TO BLUE CEDRIC BURNSIDE PROJECT-THIS IS FOR THE SOLDIERS ANTHONY GERACI & THE BOSTON BLUES ALL STARS-HEARD THAT TUTWILER WHISTLE BLOW ANTHONY GERACI & THE...

Backtracks January 30

Jan 30, 2016

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS JEANETTE 'BABY' WASHINGTON-LET LOVE GO BY ROSCOE SHELTON-QUESTION ALVIN ROBINSON-LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL THE DIXIE CUPS-IKO IKO GENE CHANDLER-A SONG CALLED SOUL THE STANDELLS-DIRTY WATER TRAFFIC-DEAR MR. FANTASY THE BYRDS-TURN TURN TURN THE TEEN BEATS-THE SLOP BEAT (EXCERPT) AL KOOPER & STEVE STILLS-SEASON OF THE WITCH DEEP PURPLE-BURN HAROLD JACKSON-TRAVELIN' DON SERGEANT-LEADFOOT ROBERT WILLIAMS-LOUD MUFFLERS GENE VINCENT-RACE WITH THE DEVIL THE...

This week's playlist was submitted by Iowa State University student Rachel Brandt THE BEATLES-HER MAJESTY/TICKET TO RIDE/SHE CAME IN THROUGH THE BATHROOM WINDOW PAUL MC CARTNEY-ALL THINGS MUST PASS THE BEATLES-PAPERBACK WRITER/NOWHERE MAN RINGO STARR-HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY THAT I LOVE YOU? THE BEATLES-MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR/PENNY LANE/STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue January 24

Jan 24, 2016

We continue our survey of Blues Music Award nominees from The Blues Foundation by hearing from all the nominees for the Koko Taylor Traditional Blues Female Artist and Contemporary Blues Album of the Year nominees WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT) ZORA YOUNG-44 BLUES DIUNNA GREENLEAF-YOU DON'T FEEL THAT WAY ABOUT ME RUTHIE FOSTER-BELIEVE TRUDY LYNN-YESTERDAY I WAS LONELY FIONA BOYES-I'M A STRANGER HERE JIM VINER'S INCREDIBLE B3 BAND-COMANGO! (EXCERPT) SONNY LANDRETH-KEY TO...

Backtracks January 23

Jan 24, 2016

The first Listener Picks show of the year! VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS LAURA NYRO-ELI'S COMIN' THE COWSILLS-THE RAIN, THE PARK & OTHER THINGS THE DOORS-PEACE FROG BOB SEGER-SUNSPOT BABY THE ROLLING STONES-SOMETHING HAPPENED TO ME DAVID BOWIE-ZIGGY STARDUST (LIVE) JACKIE DE SHANNON-WHEN YOU WALK IN THE ROOM RONNIE HAWKINS-40 DAYS FREDDIE KING-THE PALACE OF THE KING THE BEATLES-IT'S ALL TOO MUCH MOTT THE HOOPLE-ALL THE YOUNG DUDES QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE-PRIDE OF MAN THE...

This week's Medley was suggested by Waterloo listener Dale Shaw PAUL MC CARTNEY-TAKE IT AWAY JOHN LENNON-STARTING OVER THE BEATLES-KANSAS CITY/HEY HEY HEY HEY JOHN LENNON-READY TEDDY/RIP IT UP THE BEATLES-REVOLUTION WINGS-HELEN WHEELS JOHN LENNON-INTUITION GEORGE HARRISON-DREAM AWAY THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue January 17

Jan 17, 2016

This week includes music by ALL the nominees for the Blues Foundation's Blues Music Award (BMA) for Best New Artist Album and Best Soul Blues Albums of the year WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT) EDDIE COTTON-ONE AT A TIME IGOR PRADO BAND-YOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES MIGHTY MIKE SCHERMER-BLUES IN GOOD HANDS SLAM ALLEN-FEEL THESE BLUES JIM VINER'S INCREDIBLE B3 BAND-CUTLASS SUPREME (EXCERPT) BEY/PAULE BAND-RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU BILLY PRICE AND OTIS CLAY-GOING TO THE SHACK WEE WILLIE...

Backtracks January 16

Jan 16, 2016

My annual birthday "It's My Party and I'll Play What I Want To" exercise in self-indulgence! VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS THE BEATLES-WHEN I'M 64 HUMBLE PIE-BLACK COFFEE JOY OF COOKING-BEGINNING TOMORROW DR. FEELGOOD-DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT/BACK IN THE NIGHT THE GRATEFUL DEAD-SHAKE DOWN STREET SIL AUSTIN-SLOW WALK (EXCERPT) DAVID ESSEX-ROCK ON LES DUDEK-IT CAN DO THE SENSATIONAL ALEX HARVEY BAND-GIVE MY COMPLIMENTS TO THE CHEF GARY WRIGHT-WHETHER IT'S RIGHT OR WRONG ELTON JOHN...

My annual Birthday Beatles Medley THE BEATLES-WHEN I'M 64/BIRTHDAY/I'M DOWN JOHN LENNON-HOW DO YOU SLEEP? THE BEATLES-TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS/TAXMAN/HEY BULLDOG JON LENNON-GOD THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue January 10

Jan 10, 2016

This week we start an eight week survey of the Blues Foundation's nominees for their coveted Blues Music Awards (BMAs) by hearing all the nominees for Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year and Rock Blues Album of the Year WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT) BRANDON SANTINI-COME ON EVERYBODY JAREKUS SINGLETON-SUSPICION EUGENE HIDEAWAY BRIDGES-HOLD ON A LITTLE BIT LONGER SUGAR RAY RAYFORD-SOUTHSIDE OF TOWN JOE LOUIS WALKER-WADE IN THE WATER JIM VINER'S INCREDIBLE B3 BAND...

Backtracks January 9

Jan 9, 2016

Elvis Presley's 81st birthday was Jan. 8. Today's show is all about The King VARIOUS ARTIST-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS ELVIS PRESLEY-IT'S NOW OR NEVER/AN AMERICAN TRILOGY ELVIS PRESLEY AND MICHAEL BUBLE-FEVER ELVIS PRESLEY-AFTER LOVING YOU/I GOT A WOMAN/TIGER MAN RUFUS THOMAS-TIGER MAN LONNIE MACK-MEMPHIS (EXCERPT) ELVIS PRESLEY-BOSOM OF ABRAHAM/BURNING LOVE/YOU WERE ALWAYS ON MY MIND COL. TOM PARKER-TV GUIDE INTERVIEW 1956 ARTHUR GUNTER-BABY LET'S PLAY HOUSE ELVIS PRESLEY-BABY LET'S PLAY HOUSE...

Backtracks January 2

Jan 2, 2016

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS THE CHANTELS-MAYBE RUTH BROWN-LUCKY LIPS THE SENSATIONS-PLEASE MR. DISC JOCKEY THE BONNIE SISTERS-CRY BABY THE CO-EDS-LOVE YOU BABY ALL THE TIME THE HEARTS-LONELY NIGHTS JANIS JOPLIN-MAYBE ALVIN CASH-ALIVIN'S BOO-GA-LOO BILLY PRESTON-BILLY'S BAG (EXCERPT) CHRIS KENNER-LAND OF 1000 DANCES BOBBY DAY-OVER AND OVER BESSIE BANKS-GO NOW! WILSON PICKETT-LAND OF 1000 DANCES THE DAVE CLARK 5-OVER AND OVER THE MOODY BLUES-GO NOW! ELVIS PRESLEY w/THE ROYAL...

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