Bob Dorr

Backtracks, Blue Avenue, and Beatles Medly 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.

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Blue Avenue
11:47 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Blue Avenue Sunday, May 13, 2012

The latest releases by Peter Karp & Sue Foley, San Francisco's Tip of The Top, and Canada's Treasa Levasseur; exclusive IPR recordings of Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin' Alter Boys at the 2010 Bluesmore Celebration in Cedar Rapids and some blues on vinyl by Homesick James and Otis Rush.

Blue Avenue
11:46 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Blue Avenue Sunday, May 6, 2012

New releases by The Jimmy's, Walter Trout, and Mary Bridget Davies. Iowa blues by Cedar Rapids guitarman Bryce Janey and Des Moines' Bobcats. Plus exclusive IPR recordings of Deanna Bogart at the 2010 Linn County Blues Society Bluesmore celebration in Cedar Rapids.

Blue Avenue
11:45 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Blue Avenue Sunday, April 29, 2012

Three times a year, Blues Revue sends out a "sampler CD" to their magazine subscribers. The latest is out now and we'll hear tunes from that disc by Beverly McClellan and Shawn Starski. Also new releases from Joan Osborne and the late Pinetop Perkins. Plus exclusive IPR recordings of zydeco music master Chubby Carrier at last year's Bluesmore Celebration in Cedar Rapids.

Blue Avenue
11:34 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Blue Avenue Sunday, April 22, 2012

This week, it's Blues In A Box! Selections from CD and vinyl blues boxsets including The Cobra Records Story, The Complete Robert Johnson Recordings, Hoochie Coochie Men-The History of UK Blues, and The Chess Blues Box all in the mix.

Blue Avenue
11:33 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Blue Avenue Sunday, April 15, 2012

New blues releases from Contino, Watermelon Slim & Super Chikan, and Iowa Bluesman Rush Cleveland. Exclusive IPR recordings will take us back to the 2011 Bluesmore Celebration in Cedar Rapids for music by Perry & The Pumpers. And the blues on vinyl segment has records by Hubert Sumlin and The Seigal/Schwall Band.

Blue Avenue
11:33 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Blue Avenue Sunday, April 8, 2012

New blues releases by Curtis Salgado, The Daddy Mack Blues Band and Swiss bluesman Philipp Frankhauser. Exclusive IPR recordings of Louisiana swamp bluesman John Lisi at the 2011 Bluesmore Celebration in Cedar Rapids. And the blues on vinyl segment includes records by Johnny "Clyde" Copeland and Duke Robillard

Blue Avenue
11:32 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Blue Avenue Sunday, April 1, 2012

It's all about blues the way it was made to be played: LIVE in front of an audience! Joe Louis Walker on the Legendary R & B Cruise, Luther Allison in Paris France, Muddy Waters at Mr. Kelly's in Chicago, and exclusive IPR recordings of Grammy Award winner Chubby Carrier at last summer's Bluesmore Celebration in Cedar Rapids all part of the mix!

Blue Avenue
11:31 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Blue Avenue Sunday, March 25, 2012

New releases by Nick Moss, Dion, and The Daddy Mack Blues Band, exclusive IPR recordings of Bryce Janey at the Campbell/Steele Gallery in Marion, and vintage blues on vinyl by Otis Rush and Freddie King.

Blue Avenue
11:30 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Blue Avenue Sunday, March 18, 2012

Lots of new blues releases including the latest by Janiva Magness, The Heritage Blues Orchestra, and Hamilton Loomis. Plus, exclusive IPR recordings of Deanna Bogart at the 2010 Linn County Blues Society Bluesmore celebration and we'll hear blues on vinyl by Otis Spann and Otis Rush.

Blue Avenue
11:29 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Blue Avenue Sunday, March 11, 2012

After six weeks of surveying the nominees for this year's Blues Music Awards, it's back to a more "normal" show. Lots of new blues releases including the latest by Otis Taylor, Nick Moss, and the late Eddie Kirkland, plus exclusive IPR recordings of Reverend Raven & The Chain Smoking Alter Boys at the 2010 Linn County Blues Society Bluesmore Celebration in Cedar Rapids and some blues on vinyl by Electric Flag and Sleepy John Estes.

Blue Avenue
11:28 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Blue Avenue Sunday, March 4, 2012

We continue our 6-week survey of nominees for this year's Blues Music Awards from the Blues Foundation by hearing selections from all the nominees for Contemporary Blues Female Artist of The Year and Contemporary Blues Album of The Year. Plus, hear exclusive IPR recordings of Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band at the 2011 Linn County Blues Society Bluesmore Festival and new releases from Big James and the Chicago Playboys and Iowa's Candymakers.

This show originally aired on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012

The Beatles Medley
11:18 am
Mon February 18, 2013

The Beatles Medley Sunday, February 17, 2013

A late Valentine's present. A LUVly Medley this week.

The Beatles Medley
11:17 am
Mon February 18, 2013

The Beatles Medley Sundy, February 10, 2013

The lads play live!

The Beatles Medley
11:17 am
Mon February 18, 2013

The Beatles Medley Sunday, February 3, 2013

As we head into the final 6-8 weeks of winter, this week's medley listens to songs by the boys that were on the Billboard singles charts in February and March.

The Beatles Medley
11:16 am
Mon February 18, 2013

The Beatles Medley Sunday, January 27, 2013

There was no listener submitted medley this week, so, left to my own devices, it's Songs With John Lennon As The Lead Singer!

The Beatles Medley
11:15 am
Mon February 18, 2013

The Beatles Medley Sunday, January 20, 2013

This week's medley was picked out by San Antonio TX listener Paul DuBay. It's a bright and sunny collection of tunes with all the song titles having the word "sun" in them!

The Beatles Medley
11:15 am
Mon February 18, 2013

The Beatles Medley Sunday, January 13, 2013

I'm wrapping up my birthday weekend with a totally self indulgent medley, with each FAB song having some life experience relevance for me. It's a Happy Birthday Beatles Medley!

The Beatles Medley
11:14 am
Mon February 18, 2013

The Beatles Medley Sunday, January 6, 2013

This week listener Don Sutherland stacks the medley with some of his favorites from 1969-71.

The Beatles Medley
11:13 am
Mon February 18, 2013

The Beatles Medley Sunday, December 30, 2012

Paul McCartney has remastered and rereleased a lot of his early albums in 2012. This week's Medley is comprised of songs from the "Bonus Audio" CD that is included with each original release.

This medley originally aired 9/9/12

The Beatles Medley
11:13 am
Mon February 18, 2013

The Beatles Medley Sunday, December 23, 2012

Beatle Christmas!

The Beatles Medley
11:12 am
Mon February 18, 2013

The Beatles Medley Sunday, December 16, 2012

Tonight's medley was submitted by Iowa City listener Jim Dreier to commemorate his 40th wedding anniversary. Happy anniversary Jim and Lee!

The Beatles Medley
11:11 am
Mon February 18, 2013

The Beatles Medley Sunday, December 9, 2012

This week centers on the period 1967-72, so, late Beatles as a band and early Beatles as solo artists

This medley originally aired 11/11/12

The Beatles Medley
11:11 am
Mon February 18, 2013

The Beatles Medley Sunday, December 2, 2012

A Day In The Life of The Fabs

This medley originally aired 6/3/12

The Beatles Medley
11:10 am
Mon February 18, 2013

The Beatles Medley Sunday, November 25, 2012

This week's medley was suggested by San Antonio TX listener Karen Grady as a remembrance of George Harrison, who died Nov. 29, 2001

The Beatles Medley
11:09 am
Mon February 18, 2013

The Beatles Medley Sunday, November 18, 2012

No theme, just Free Form Fun with The Fabs!

This medley originally aired 10/14/12

The Beatles Medley
11:09 am
Mon February 18, 2013

The Beatles Medley Sunday, November 11, 2012

This week centers on the period 1967-72, so, late Beatles as a band and early Beatles as solo artists

The Beatles Medley
11:08 am
Mon February 18, 2013

The Beatles Medley Sunday, November 4, 2012

The Beatles as a cover band including The Fabs playing songs by Carl Perkins, Larry Williams, and Little Richard.

This show originally aired 9/30/12

The Beatles Medley
11:08 am
Mon February 18, 2013

The Beatles Medley Sunday, October 28, 2012

A Halloween soundscape from The Fabs

The Beatles Medley
11:07 am
Mon February 18, 2013

The Beatles Medley Sunday, October 21, 2012

Listener Tim Juhl from Greene IA has submitted a playlist focusing on great Beatle guitar riffs.

This show originally aired 9/16/12

The Beatles Medley
11:06 am
Mon February 18, 2013

The Beatles Medley Sunday, October 14, 2012

No theme, just Free Form Fun with The Fabs!

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