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 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 DEB...

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 RUSH CLEVELAND w/THE BLUE BAND-I...

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 KILBORN ALLEY BLUES BAND-IPR EXCLUSIVE RECORDINGS...

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 SELWYN...

Blue Avenue May 24

May 24, 2015

Celebrating the beginning of the outdoor live music festival season, ALL the music on this week's trip down the Avenue was recorded exclusively for IPR stations at festivals around Iowa, by IPR's Phil Maass WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT) KILBORN ALLEY BLUES BAND-BOWLFUL OF BLUES FESTIVAL, NEWTON 8/30/14 HOMEMADE JAMZ BLUES BAND-80/25 FESTIVAL, DES MOINES 7/6/13 SOUL SEARCHERS-BURNS FARM STOMP (EXCERPT) THE LINN COUNTY BLUES ALL-STARS-BLUESMORE CELEBRATION, CEDAR RAPIDS, 8...

Blue Avenue May 3

May 3, 2015

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT) TINA HAAS FINDLEY-I'M A WOMAN KRISTA HAUGLAND-COME ON IN MY KITCHEN TOM GARY-THE JIMMY SHUFFLE THE CASH BOX KINGS-I AIN'T GONNA BE NO MONKEY MAN KYLE JESTER-WHATCHA GONNA DO SLAM ALLEN-THE BLUES IS BACK BOB CORRITORE-HARP BLAST (EXCERPT) ROCKIN' JOHNNY BURGIN-HOMEWORK DEBBIE DAVIES-DON'T CHANGE IT UP HANS THEESSINK & TERRY EVANS-DON'T LET THE GREEN GRASS FOOL YOU MATT WOODS-ROCK ROAD JOE & VICKI PRICE-SAD LUCK & TROUBLE ROB...

Blue Avenue April 26

Apr 26, 2015

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT) MATT WOODS-SAWDUST & GASOLINE DEBBIE DAVIES-TWO TWENTY-FIVE-YEAR-OLDS BRANDON SANTINI-THIS TIME ANOTHER YEAR KYLE JESTER-AFTER ALL THIS ROCKIN' JOHNNY BURGIN-COLD CHILLS SLAM ALLEN-IN SEPTEMBER BOB CORRITORE-HARMONICA WATUSI (EXCERPT) ELMORE JAMES-SHE JUST WON'T DO RIGHT BO DIDDLEY-PRETTY THING OTIS SPANN-IT MUST HAVE BEEN THE DEVIL MEMPHIS MINNIE-ME & MY CHAUFFEUR ROB LUMBARD-ON THE ROAD AGAIN JOE & VICKI PRICE-A BEER AWAY DONALD...

Blue Avenue April 19

Apr 19, 2015

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT) ROCKIN' JOHNNY BURGIN-SHE'S A HIT DEBBIE DAVIES-LOVE SPIN KYLE JESTER-YOU'LL ALWAYS HAVE A HOME BRANDON SANTINI-NO MATTER WHAT I DO SMOKIN' JOE KUBEK & BNOIS KING-RIVER OF WHISKEY PORK CHOP WILLIE-SHE'S GONE BOB CORRITORE-POTATO STOMP (EXCERPT) DONALD RAY JOHNSON-THESE BLUES ROBIN MC KELLE-HEART OF MEMPHIS GHOST TOWN BLUES BAND-HARD ROAD TO HOE ROB LUMBARD-WHEN I BEEN DRINKING BOB PACE-FEEL THE LOVE KEB' MO'-DO IT RIGHT 6:00 THE LINN...

Blue Avenue April 12

Apr 12, 2015

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWING THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT) BARBARA BLUE-HANDS OFF EIGHT O'FIVE JIVE-MISERY LOVES COMPANY DEBBIE DAVIES-LIFE OF THE PARTY DONALD RAY JOHNSON-GONE SO LONG BRANDON SANTINI-HAVE A GOOD TIME TAS CRU-BRINGING OUT THE BEAST BOB CORRITORE-TABOO (EXCERPT) DEVON ALLMAN-CAN'T LOSE 'EM ALL GHOST TOWN BLUES BAND-NOTHIN' BUT TIME ROCKIN' JOHNNY BURGIN-LOVE ME LIKE I WANT IT ROB LUMBARD-BLUES IN A BOTTLE KEB' MO'-DO IT RIGHT MARCO PANDOLFI-LEAKING ROOF SOUL SEARCHERS-HIT IT (EXCERPT)...

Blue Avenue April 5

Apr 5, 2015

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT) GHOST TOWN BLUES BAND-BIG SHIRLEY DONALD RAY JOHNSON-IT AIN'T EASY BEING BLUE ROBIN MC KELLE-EASIER THAT WAY KELLEY HUNT-THE GATES OF EDEN CHRIS O'LEARY BAND-MR. USED TO BE MURALI CORYELL-KISS ME FIRST FO' REEL-TATER (EXCERPT) FO' REEL-WHAT CAN I DO BRANDON SANTINI-I WANNA BOOGIE WITH YOU SMOKIN' JOE KUBEK & BNOIS KING-DONE GOT CAUGHT BLUES TAS CRU-HEART TROUBLE PORK CHOP WILLIE-AIN'T NOBODY KEB' MO'-THE OLD ME BETTER BOB CORRITORE-RUKUS...

Blue Avenue March 29

Mar 29, 2015

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT) KELLEY HUNT-THIS TIME ROBIN MC KELLE-HEART OF MEMPHIS EDEN BRENT-GET THE HELL OUT OF DODGE FO' REEL-BLUES BRANDON SANTINI-MY BACKSCRATCHER FO' REEL-GATE (EXCERPT) SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON-KEEP IT TO YOURSELF MEMPHIS MINNIE-BROKEN HEART WILLIE DIXON-CRAZY FOR MY BABY LOWELL FULSON-I BELIEVE I'LL GIVE IT UP SMOKIN' JOE KUBEK & BNOIS KING-DIAMOND EYES TAS CRU-HALF THE TIME MIKE HENDERSON-IF I HAD POSSESSION 4 JACKS-DEAL WITH IT (EXCERPT) 6:00...

Blue Avenue March 22

Mar 22, 2015

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT) BRAD HATFIELD-SO MUCH, SO LITTLE ANDY T. - NICK NIXON BAND-SNAKE IN THE GRASS KEB' MO'-THAT'S ALRIGHT MISSY ANDERSON-HEY NOW! CEDRIC WATSON-LAFAYETTE LA LA FO' REEL-WHAT'S GOING ON IN MY HOUSE FO' REEL-GATE (EXCERPT) TINSLEY ELLIS-REAL BAD WAY BOB PACE-ONE STEP AHEAD ERNIE PENISTON-IF YOU WANNA BOOGIE...FORGET IT TAZ CRU-YOU KEEP THE MONEY ROBIN MC KELLE-ABOUT TO BE YOUR BABY RACHELLE COBA-VIEW FROM HERE BOB CORRITORE-POTATO STOMP (EXCERPT) 6...

Blue Avenue March 15

Mar 15, 2015

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT) CEDRIC WATSON-BIJOU CREOLE POPS STAPLES-SOMEBODY IS WATCHING DAVE RAY-TAKE OUT SOME INSURANCE BRANDON SANTINI-WHAT YOU DOING TO ME SMOKIN' JOE KUBEK & BNOIS KING-DON'T WANT TO BE ALONE JEFF JENSEN-MAKE IT THROUGH BOB CORRITORE-HARP BLAST (EXCERPT) JR. WELLS-ROCK ME CHRIS O'LEARY BAND-TROUBLE MARCO PANDOLFI-I'M A LOSER ROBERT 'ONE MAN' JOHNSON-'81 MERCEDES CATFISH KEITH-SWEET HONEY HOLE CRAIG ERICKSON-IF YOU WILL JOE PRICE-100 MILES JOE...

Blue Avenue March 8

Mar 8, 2015

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT) BRANDON SANTINI-HELP WITH THE BLUES SMOKIN' JOE KUBEK & BNOIS KING-HOW MUCH MIKE HENDERSON-WEEPIN' & MOANIN' ELIZA NEALS-DETROIT DRIVE KELLEY HUNT-THE SWEET GOODBYE BOB CORRITORE-RUKUS RHYTHM (EXCERPT) THE CHRIS O'LEARY BAND-KING OF THE JUNGLE MURALI CORYELL-RESTLESS MIND BRAD HATFIELD-BACK DOOR SCRATCHIN' ERIN HARPE & THE DELTA SWINGERS-FUTURE BLUES BOB PACE-NEW OLD WORLD DAVE PLAEHN-STRANGER BLUES SOUL SEARCHERS-BURNS FARM STOMP...

Blue Avenue March 1

Mar 1, 2015

This week we hear music from all the Blues Foundation's nominees for Band of The Year and Song of the Year (this program originally aired 2/1/15) (except for the final 15 minutes, which is brand new for 3/1/15!) WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT) THE MANNISH BOYS-IT WAS FUN RICK ESTRIN-KEEP YOUR BIG MOUTH SHUT ELVIN BISHOP BAND-CAN'T EVEN DO WRONG RIGHT JOHN NEMETH & THE BO-KEYS-BAD LUCK IS MY NAME SUGAR RAY & THE BLUETONES-THINGS COULD BE WORSE BOB CORRITORE-RUKUS...

Blue Avenue February 8

Feb 8, 2015

The first hour of the trip gives a chance to hear music from every Blues Foundation nominee for Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year and Soul Blues Female Artist of the Year. WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT) SISTA MONICA-THE SISTA DON'T PLAY SHARON JONES-YOU'LL BE LONELY VANEESE THOMAS-CORNER OF HEARTACHE AND PAIN CANDI STATON-A BETTER WORLD COMING MISSY ANDERSON-I'VE BEEN WALKIN' BOB CORRITORE-HARP BLAST (EXCERPT) GARY CLARKE JR.-IF TROUBLE WAS MONEY JOE LOUIS WALKER...

Blue Avenue February 1

Feb 1, 2015

This week we hear music from all the Blues Foundation's nominees for Band of The Year and Song of the Year WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT) THE MANNISH BOYS-IT WAS FUN RICK ESTRIN-KEEP YOUR BIG MOUTH SHUT ELVIN BISHOP BAND-CAN'T EVEN DO WRONG RIGHT JOHN NEMETH & THE BO-KEYS-BAD LUCK IS MY NAME SUGAR RAY & THE BLUETONES-THINGS COULD BE WORSE BOB CORRITORE-RUKUS RHYTHM (EXCERPT) JANIVA MAGNESS-LET ME BREATHE BOBBY RUSH w/BLIND DOG SMOKIN'-ANOTHER MURDER IN NEW ORLEANS...

Blue Avenue January 25

Jan 25, 2015

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT) DAVE ALVIN & PHIL ALVIN-ALL BY MYSELF MUD MORGANFIELD & KIM WILSON-I DON'T KNOW WHY MARK HUMMEL-TONIGHT WITH A FOOL PAT HAYES-INTERVIEW LAMONT CRANSTON BAND-C JAM (EXCERPT) LAMONT CRANSTON BAND-LOOK DOWN PAT HAYES-INTERVIEW LAMONT CRANSTON BAND-WOUDA COUDA SHOUDA BOB PACE & THE DANGEROUS BAND-TRYING TO TELL ME BOB CORRITORE-SHUFF STUFF (EXCERPT) 6:00 LUCKY AND TAMARA PETERSON-EXCLUSIVE IPR RECORDINGS-BLUESMORE CELEBRATION, CEDAR...

Blue Avenue January 18

Jan 18, 2015

On this week's trip down The Avenue, we'll hear music from all 5 nominees for The Blues Foundation's Rock Blues Album of the Year and all 5 nominees for the Koko Taylor Traditional Female Artist of the Year WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT) THE NICK MOSS BAND-NO REASON KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD-I LOVE THE LIFE I LIVE ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD-LET'S RIDE JOHNNY WINTER-MY BABE WALTER TROUT-HARD TIMES DIUNNA GREELEAF-TRYIN' TO HOLD ON E G KIGHT-DON'T GIVE UP ALEXIS P. SUTER-HANG ON...

Blue Avenue January 11

Jan 11, 2015

On tonights trip down The Avenue, we'll hear music from ALL of the nominees for the Blues Foundation's Blues Music Awards for Contemporary Blues Album of the Year and Soul Blues Album of the Year. WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT) JOE LOUIS WALKER-RAMBLIN' SOUL-HORNET'S NEST ELVIN BISHOP-NO MORE DOGGIN'-CAN'T EVEN DO WRONG RIGHT KEB' MO-MOVE-BLUESAMERICANA JAREKUS SINGLETON-I REFUSE TO LOSE-REFUSE TO LOSE JANIVA MAGNESS-WITH LOVE-ORIGINAL BOB CORRITORE-HARMONICA WATUSI ...

Blue Avenue January 4

Jan 4, 2015

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (excerpt) SELWYN BIRCHWOOD-HOODOO STEW BIG HARP GEORGE-STROLLING DOWN BLISS STREET ANNIKA CHAMBERS-BARNYARD BLUES FO' REEL-BLUES AUSTIN WALKIN' CANE-WOUNDED DOVE BIG HARP GEORGE-CHROMATICISM (EXCERPT) LAMONT CRANSTON BAND-BIG MONEY PAT HAYES-INTERVIEW LAMONT CRANSTON BAND-MY HAIR IS GONE PAT HAYES-INTERVIEW LAMONT CRANSTON BAND-E JAM (EXCERPT) 6:00 JOHN PRIMER-EXCLUSIVE IPR RECORDINGS-BOWLFUL OF BLUES FESTIVAL-NEWTON 8/31/13 LIZ MANDEVILLE-PARTY AT THE...

Blue Avenue December 28

Dec 28, 2014

Tonight's drive down the Avenue, featuring women in today's blues scene, originally aired 11/23. Check that day's entry for a complete song list

Blue Avenue December 21

Dec 21, 2014

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT) THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA & TAJ MAHAL-TALKIN' CHRISTMAS LIL ED & THE BLUES IMPERIALS-I'M YOUR SANTA LAMONT CRANSTON BAND-UPPER MISSISSIPPI SHAKEDOWN PAT HAYES-INTERVIEW RICK HOLSTROM-SLEIGH RIDE (EXCERPT) LAMONT CRANSTON BAND w/BRUCE MC CABE-LOOK DOWN PAT HAYES-INTERVIEW LAMONT CRANSTON BAND-SHOUDA WOUDA COUDA CHARLES BROWN-SANTA'S BLUES MARC WILSON & KAZ KAZANOFF-GOOD KING WENCESLAUS (EXCERPT) 6:00 THE LINN COUNTY BLUES ALL-STARS...

Blue Avenue December 14

Dec 14, 2014

This week's trip down The Avenue originally aired 11/9/14, check that week's listing for a complete song list

Blue Avenue November 23

Nov 23, 2014

I've got a bus full of blueswomen this evening (it's a tough job, but somebody's got to do it!) WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT) MISSY ANDERSON-RENT PARTY KELLEY HUNT-I'VE GOT A GOOD FEELING KAYE BOHLER-HANDLE THE CURVES LIZ MANDEVILLE-CLOUD OF LOVE MARCIA BALL-CLEAN MY HOUSE MARKEY BLUE-I CAN'T LET YOU GO 4 JACKS-DEAL WITH IT (EXCERPT) JANIVA MAGNESS-THE HARD WAY ETTA BRITT-SOMEBODY TO LOVE YOU RACHELLE COBA-MOTHER BLUES MISSISSIPPI HEAT (INETTA VISOR)-SWEET POISON LISA...

Blue Avenue November 16

Nov 14, 2014

This week's drive down Blue Avenue originally aired 9/28/14 check that week's posting for a complete song list

Blue Avenue November 9

Nov 9, 2014

One of the world's greatest on-line Blues Magazines, Blues Blast, gave out their yearly "best of" awards the last week of October. The first hour of tonight's show recaps the winners WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT) BUDDY GUY-MEET ME IN CHICAGO BOBBY RUSH-DECISIONS SHAWN HOLT-PLEASE DON'T DOG ME JAMES COTTON-COTTON MOUTHED MAN MARK T. SMALL-EARLY IN THE MORNING BUDDY GUY-WELL, I DONE GOT OVER IT BOB CORRITORE-POTATO STOMP (EXCERPT) TEDESCHI/TRUCKS BAND-LOVE HAS SOMETHING...

Blue Avenue November 2

Nov 1, 2014

This week's trip down Blue Avenue originally aired 9/21/14, check that week's posting for a complete song list

Blue Avenue October 26

Oct 26, 2014

Halloween Party!! WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT) SUGAR RAY & THE BLUETONES-NOTHING BUT THE DEVIL OTIS CLAY & JOHNNY RAWLS-VOODOO QUEEN EDDIE MARTIN & HIS BIG BLUES BAND-ZOMBIE ATTACK HOWLIN' WOLF-EVIL ERIC HUGHES BAND-MY BABY GOT A BLACK CAT JEFF DALE-THE DEVIL I KNOW BOB CORRITORE-MANY A DEVIL'S NIGHT (EXCERPT) ROBERT JOHNSON-ME & THE DEVIL BLUES JOHNNY WINTER-DEATH LETTER E. G. KIGHT-GRAVEYARD DEAD BLUES MARKEY BLUE-VOODOO DO HURRICANE RUTH-COLD DAY IN...

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