Blue Avenue

Sundays at 5 p.m. on IPR News/Studio One and Fridays at 1 p.m. on Studio One online

Host Bob Dorr presents old school, new generation, historic, and contemporary blues and its derivations including soul, funk, rock 'n' roll, and gospel.

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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

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 THE HIGHWAY

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 WALKER-I DON'T REMEMBER LOVING YOU

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-CHICKEN TICKIN' (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue December 27

Dec 26, 2015

This week's show originally aired 11/15/15 Check that week's playlist for a complete song list

Blue Avenue December 20

Dec 20, 2015

This show originally aired 10/25/15

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

JAMES HARMAN-BAD FEETS/BAD HAIR

FIONA BOYES-WALKING AROUND MONEY

CHICKENBONE SLIM-TRYIN' TO GET BY

BUDDY GUY-TURN ME WILD

TOMMY CASTRO-COMMON GROUND

SHAUN MURPHY-HOW STRONG IS A WOMAN

JOE & VICKI PRICE-WHOOPIE PIE (EXCERPT)

RUSH CLEVELAND-LEAVING ME

SHEMEKIA COPELAND-DEVIL'S HAND

WALTER TROUT-MY SHIP CAME IN

DIANE BLUE-THAT'S WHAT THEY CALL THE BLUES

RICK VITO-MISSY BROWN

Blue Avenue December 13

Dec 13, 2015

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

THE JIMMYS-WRECKING BALL

WEE WILLIE WALKER-IF NOTHING EVER CHANGES

SHARON JONES & THE DAP KINGS-AIN'T NO CHIMNEYS IN THE PROJECTS

JAMES HARMAN-THE CLOCK IS TICKIN'

BOB MARGOLIN-I SHALL PREVAIL

FRANK BEY & ANTHONY PAULE BAND-EVERYDAY WILL BE LIKE A HOLIDAY

BOB CORRITORE-HARP BLAST (EXCERPT)

SAMANTHA FISH-BLAME IT ON THE MOON

ZORA YOUNG-COUNTRY GIRL

SMOKY GREENWELL-MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL

CHICKEN BONE SLIM-BLUES FOR CHRISTMAS

Blue Avenue December 6

Dec 7, 2015

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

DEB RYDER-GUILTY AS SIN

WEE WILLIE WALKER-HANDS OF TIME

CASH BOX KINGS-EVERYBODY'S FISHIN'

SHAUN MURPHY-DON'T LIE TO ME

OMAR COLEMAN-LUCKY MAN

24TH ST. WAILERS-CURSED

ROB LUMBARD-BLUES IN A BOTTLE

FIONA BOYES-MAMA'S SANCTIFIED AMP

BRANDON SANTINI-EVIL WOMAN

SLAM ALLEN-ALL BECAUSE OF YOU

6:00

MARCIA BALL-LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP

KILBORN ALLEY BLUES BAND-YOU CAN HAVE THE TAIL

JOHN PRIMER-I AIN'T WORRIED 'BOUT MY BABY

Blue Avenue November 22

Nov 22, 2015

This program originally aired 10/18/15

The first hour recaps the recent Blues Blast awards (bluesblastmagazine.com)

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

MUD MORGANFIELD AND KIM WILSON-STILL A FOOL

OTIS CLAY & JOHNNY RAWLS-MOMMA DIDN'T RAISE NO FOOL

MARCIA BALL-CAN'T BLAME NOBODY BUT MYSELF

JOHN MAYALL'S BLUES BREAKERS-SO MANY ROADS

TINSLEY ELLIS-IN FROM THE COLD

BOB CORRITORE-MR. TATE'S ADVICE (EXCERPT)

ELVIN BISHOP-EVERYBODY'S IN THE SAME BOAT

SELWYN BIRCHWOOD-DON'T CALL NO AMBULANCE

Blue Avenue November 1

Nov 1, 2015

This Halloween oriented show originally aired 10/30/11

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

LAVERN BAKER-VOODOO VOODOO

JR. WELLS-HOODOO MAN

DEMETRIA TAYLOR-VOODOO WOMAN

TRAMPLED UNDER FOOT-THE EVIL TRAIN

TOO SLIM & THE TAIL DRAGGERS-SHE SEES GHOSTS

BO DIDDLEY-BO MEETS THE MONSTER

ALABAMA MIKE-MOONDOG HOWL

TINSLEY ELLIS-FRONT STREET FREEZE (EXCERPT)

SPENCER BOHREN-BAD LUCK BONE

SARAH JANE NELSON-I PUT A SPELL ON YOU

PAT DONAHUE-YOU HAUNT ME

HOWLIN' WOLF-EVIL

Blue Avenue October 25

Oct 25, 2015

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

JAMES HARMAN-BAD FEETS/BAD HAIR

FIONA BOYES-WALKING AROUND MONEY

CHICKENBONE SLIM-TRYIN' TO GET BY

BUDDY GUY-TURN ME WILD

TOMMY CASTRO-COMMON GROUND

SHAUN MURPHY-HOW STRONG IS A WOMAN

JOE & VICKI PRICE-WHOOPIE PIE (EXCERPT)

RUSH CLEVELAND-LEAVING ME

SHEMEKIA COPELAND-DEVIL'S HAND

WALTER TROUT-MY SHIP CAME IN

DIANE BLUE-THAT'S WHAT THEY CALL THE BLUES

RICK VITO-MISSY BROWN

ANDY T/NICK NIXON BAND-SUNDOWN BLUES

Blue Avenue October 18

Oct 18, 2015

The first hour recaps the recent Blues Blast awards (bluesblastmagazine.com)

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

MUD MORGANFIELD AND KIM WILSON-STILL A FOOL

OTIS CLAY & JOHNNY RAWLS-MOMMA DIDN'T RAISE NO FOOL

MARCIA BALL-CAN'T BLAME NOBODY BUT MYSELF

JOHN MAYALL'S BLUES BREAKERS-SO MANY ROADS

TINSLEY ELLIS-IN FROM THE COLD

BOB CORRITORE-MR. TATE'S ADVICE (EXCERPT)

ELVIN BISHOP-EVERYBODY'S IN THE SAME BOAT

SELWYN BIRCHWOOD-DON'T CALL NO AMBULANCE

STEVE EARLE-YOU'RE THE BEST LOVER THAT I EVER HAD

Blue Avenue October 11

Oct 11, 2015

This show originally aired 8/16/15

Blue Avenue October 4

Oct 4, 2015

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

CHRIS JAMES AND PATRICK RYNN-LONESOME WHISTLE BLUES

CHRIS O'LEARY-GONNA DIE TRYIN'

SHAUN MURPHY-I PITY THE FOOL

DEB CALLAHAN-BIG LOVE

BRENT JOHNSON-MEET ME IN THE BOTTOM

RUSH CLEVELAND-HARD WAY TO GO

BOB CORRITORE-HARP BLAST (EXCERPT)

AARON WILLIAMS & THE HOODOO-LET ME LOVE YOU

BRYCE JANEY-=WORLD OF TROUBLE

CRAIG ERICKSON-MOJO IN MEMPHIS (REPRISE)

DAVE ALVIN & PHIL ALVIN-RATTLESNAKIN' DADDY

GREGG ALLMAN-LOVE LIKE KEROSENE

Blue Avenue September 27

Sep 27, 2015

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

SHAUN MURPHY-LORETTA

CHRIS O'LEARY-HOOK, LINE, AND SINKER

BUDDY GUY-CRYING OUT OF ONE EYE

CRAIG ERICKSON-BOOGIE FOR LOVE

BRYCE JANEY-SHAKE THE WALLS

BOB CORRITORE-POTATO STOMP (EXCERPT)

RUSH CLEVELAND-COME ON BABY

AARON WILLIAMS-BOOM BOOM

BRENT JOHNSON-DON'T TAKE IT WITH YOU

CHRIS JAMES/PATRICK RYNN-HARD TO KEEP A DOLLAR

DAVE ALVIN & PHIL ALVIN-PAPA'S ON THE HOUSETOP

ANDY T/NICK NIXON BAND-DEVIL'S WIFE

BOB CORRITORE-HARMONICA WATUSI (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue September 20

Sep 20, 2015

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

BUDDY GUY-BACK UP MAMA

CHRIS JAMES & PATRICK RYNN-SHAMELESS

THE WORD-WHEN I SEE THE BLOOD

ANDY T & NICK NIXON BAND-DEEP BLUE SEA

SMOKY GREENWELL'S NEW ORLEANS BLUES JAM-POWER OF NOW

BOB CORRITORE-POTATO STOMP (EXCERPT)

BRYCE JANEY-KEEP MARCHIN' ON

CRAIG ERICKSON-MOJO IN MEMPHIS

SONNY LANDRETH-DUST MY BROOM

JACKIE PAYNE-I SAW THE BLUES

BRENT JOHNSON-LONG WAY BACK TO NEW ORLEANS

SHAUN MURPHY-DON'T LIE TO ME

6:00

Blue Avenue September 13

Sep 14, 2015

This week's show originally aired 7/19/15

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCEPT)

MADISON SLIM-WILD CAT TAMER

IGOR PRADO BAND w/ROD PIAZZA-TALK TO ME BABY

ANA & MILTON POPOVIC-DID SOMEBODY MAKE A FOOL OUT OF YOU

CASH BOX KINGS-CASH BOX BOOGIE

OMAR COLEMAN-MAN LIKE ME

THE DUO-SONICS-I'M WALKIN'

THE DUO-SONICS-CLOTHES MAKE THE MAN (EXCERPT)

ROBERT 'ONE-MAN' JOHNSON-FETCH IT WITH YOU

ZACH HARRIS-MUSIC'S CALL

BARB BAKER MILLER-VOODOO WOMAN

Blue Avenue September 6

Sep 6, 2015

On Labor Day weekend, we get to enjoy the fruits of IPR's one-man recording/editing/mixing/production crew, Phil Maass, who recorded all the music on today's show at various blues festivals around Iowa. Thanks for the exclusive recordings, Phil!

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

JOHN PRIMER-BOWLFUL OF BLUES FEST, NEWTON, 8/31/13

MARCIA BALL-FRIENDS BLUES BLOWOUT, WATERLOO, 2/8/14

SCOTT HOLT-BLUESMORE CELEBRATION, CEDAR RAPIDS, 8/3/13

BOB CORRITORE-POTATO STOMP (EXCERPT)

CASH BOX KINGS-BOWLFUL OF BLUES FEST, NEWTON, 8/30/14

Blue Avenue August 30

Aug 30, 2015

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

ALBERT CUMMINGS-UP YOUR SLEEVE

SONNY LANDRETH-WALKIN' BLUES

SLAM ALLEN-FEEL THESE BLUES

JC SMITH BAND-COLD SWEAT

OMAR COLEMAN-WISHING WELL

DIANA BRAITHWAITE & CHRIS WHITELEY-BYE BYE BIRDIE

BOB CORRITORE-HARP BLAST (EXCERPT)

BOB PACE-UNCONDITIONAL

THE LAMONT CRANSTON BAND-HELP YOUR BROTHER

MISSISSIPPI HEAT-SWEET POISON

MATT WOODS-MY NAME RINGIN'

ROB LUMBARD-I KEEP ON DRINKING

JAMES BIEHN-WRING ME OUT

BOB CORRITORE-SHUFF STUFF (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue August 23

Aug 23, 2015

William Clarke-Blowin' The Family Jewels (excerpt)

Omar Coleman-Born & Raised

Deb Ryder-Cry Another Tear

J C Smith-Ain't No Stranger

Mr. Sipp-Say The Word

Robben Ford-Ain't Drinkin' Beer No More

The Duo-Sonics-Side Pocket (excerpt)

Albert Cummings-No Doubt

Zach Harris-Workin' Blues

Hector Anchando-Tall Glass Of Whiskey

Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley-Tic Tac Toe

Ana & Milton Popovic-Evening Shadows

Sonny Landreth-Key To The Highway

Bob Corritore-Rukus Room (excerpt)

6:00

Blue Avenue August 2

Jul 31, 2015

This week's trip down The Avenue originally aired 6/21/15, check that week's playlist for a complete list of songs

Blue Avenue July 26

Jul 25, 2015

This week's show originally aired 6/14/15. Check that week's playlist for a complete list of songs

Blue Avenue July 19

Jul 19, 2015

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCEPT)

MADISON SLIM-WILD CAT TAMER

IGOR PRADO BAND w/ROD PIAZZA-TALK TO ME BABY

ANA & MILTON POPOVIC-DID SOMEBODY MAKE A FOOL OUT OF YOU

CASH BOX KINGS-CASH BOX BOOGIE

OMAR COLEMAN-MAN LIKE ME

THE DUO-SONICS-I'M WALKIN'

THE DUO-SONICS-CLOTHES MAKE THE MAN (EXCERPT)

ROBERT 'ONE-MAN' JOHNSON-FETCH IT WITH YOU

ZACH HARRIS-MUSIC'S CALL

BARB BAKER MILLER-VOODOO WOMAN

REV. RAVEN & THE CHAIN SMOKIN' ALTER BOYS-LOOKING FOR LOVE

Blue Avenue July 12

Jul 18, 2015

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

OMAR COLEMAN-LUCKY MAN

THE LUCKY LOSERS-CHANGE IN THE WEATHER

VICTOR WAINWRIGHT-BOOM TOWN

THE ALTERED 5-STAY OUTTA MY BUSINESS

THE JOSH GARRETT BAND-MOONSHINE & CIGARETTES

THE BLUES DISCIPLES-NEVER GONNA BE THE SAME

BOB CORRITORE-RUCKUS RHYTHM (EXCERPT)

MR. SIPP-BE CAREFUL

THE JC SMITH BAND-YONDER WALL

MADISON SLIM-IF IT AIN'T ME

SLAM ALLEN-35 MILES OUTSIDE OF MEMPHIS

WALTER TROUT-THE WHALE HAVE SWALLOWED ME

SEAN COSTELLO-MAKE A MOVE

Blue Avenue July 5

Jul 6, 2015

Some suggested summer blues listening! This show originally aired 6/7/15 

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

DEB RYDER-CAN'T GO BACK AGAIN

IGOR PRADO BAND-BIG MAMA BLUES

JOSH GARRETT BAND-SAME BOAT

AMY HART-CONGRATULATIONS

R J MISCHO-SHE'S MY BABY

RJ MISCHO-BIG WALTER BOOGIE (EXCERPT)

THE CASH BOX KINGS-BABY WITHOUT YOU

SLAM ALLEN-WHEN THE BLUES COME AROUND

SEAN COSTELLO-I WENT WRONG

DEVON ALLMAN-TRAVELING

DUO-SONICS-EARLY IN THE MORNING

ROB LUMBARD-YOU WAS RIGHT

Blue Avenue June 28

Jun 29, 2015

It's the annual recap of the Blues Foundation's Blues Music Awards! This show originally aired May 31, 2015

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

JOHN HAMMOND-DROP DOWN MAMA

MUD MORGANFIELD AND KIM WILSON-BLOW WIND BLOW

RUTHIE FOSTER-SINGING THE BLUES

KEB MO-DO IT RIGHT

JANIVA MAGNESS-WHO AM I

JOHN NEMETH-I CAN'T HELP MYSELF

ELVIN BISHOP-DANCIN'

ELVIN BISHOP-CAN'T EVEN DO WRONG RIGHT

GARY CLARK JR-THREE O'CLOCK BLUES

JOE BONAMASSA-I GAVE UP EVERYTHING FOR YOU, 'CEPT THE BLUES

Blue Avenue June 21

Jun 21, 2015

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

MR. SIPP-JACKPOT

THE JC SMITH BAND-LOVE MECHANIC

MADISON SLIM-BREAD MAKER BABY

NIGHTHAWKS-BACK TO THE CITY

THE DUO-SONICS-SHE'S GOOD TO ME

THE CASH BOX KINGS-SUGAR PEA

THE CASH BOX KINGS-QUARTER TO BLUE (EXCERPT)

VICTOR WAINWRIGHT-STOP BOSSIN' ME BABY

SLAM ALLEN-BABY PLEASE DON'T YOU GO

J B HUTTO & HIS HAWKS-20% ALCOHOL

REVEREND RAVEN & THE CHAIN SMOKING ALTER BOYS-LOOKING FOR LOVE

IGOR PRADO BAND w/KIM WILSON-IF YOU EVER NEED ME

Blue Avenue June 14

Jun 14, 2015

It's all Iowa blues players this week!

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

MATT WOODS-IT AIN'T STEALIN'

ROBERT 'ONE MAN' JOHNSON-KILLIN' FLOOR

SOUL SEARCHERS-HARD WAY

KEVIN BURT & THE INSTIGATORS-TELL IT TO ANOTHER FOOL

WOODEN NICKEL LOTTERY-THINK ABOUT IT

BILLYLEE JANEY-DOWN HOME COUNTRY MAN

JOE & VICKI PRICE-WHOOPIE PIE (EXCERPT)

PATRICK HAZELL-I JUST CAN'T SEE

JOHN EAST-JOSEPHINE

TRISH TOMA-BIGGEST FOOL IS ME

BOB PACE-GAMBLING ON LOVE

Blue Avenue June 7

Jun 7, 2015

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

DEB RYDER-CAN'T GO BACK AGAIN

IGOR PRADO BAND-BIG MAMA BLUES

JOSH GARRETT BAND-SAME BOAT

AMY HART-CONGRATULATIONS

R J MISCHO-SHE'S MY BABY

RJ MISCHO-BIG WALTER BOOGIE (EXCERPT)

THE CASH BOX KINGS-BABY WITHOUT YOU

SLAM ALLEN-WHEN THE BLUES COME AROUND

SEAN COSTELLO-I WENT WRONG

DEVON ALLMAN-TRAVELING

DUO-SONICS-EARLY IN THE MORNING

ROB LUMBARD-YOU WAS RIGHT

DUO-SONICS-SIDEPOCKET (EXCERPT)

6:00

Blue Avenue May 31

May 31, 2015

It's the annual recap of the Blues Foundation's Blues Music Awards!

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

JOHN HAMMOND-DROP DOWN MAMA

MUD MORGANFIELD AND KIM WILSON-BLOW WIND BLOW

RUTHIE FOSTER-SINGING THE BLUES

KEB MO-DO IT RIGHT

JANIVA MAGNESS-WHO AM I

JOHN NEMETH-I CAN'T HELP MYSELF

ELVIN BISHOP-DANCIN'

ELVIN BISHOP-CAN'T EVEN DO WRONG RIGHT

GARY CLARK JR-THREE O'CLOCK BLUES

JOE BONAMASSA-I GAVE UP EVERYTHING FOR YOU, 'CEPT THE BLUES

JOHNNY WINTER-SWEET SIXTEEN

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