Blue Avenue

Sundays at 5 p.m. on IPR News/Studio One

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 March 9

Mar 9, 2014

It's fundraising time. It's THE BLUES, Baby, pledge 24/7 at this website! Tonight's blues bus trip includes music from all 5 Blues Music Award nominees for Blues Entertainer of the Year, plus new releases from Shaun Murphy and Joe Louis Walker and Iowa blues from Robert "One-Man" Johnson and The Janeys

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

BUDDY GUY-I GO BY FEEL

KIM WILSON-I'M LEAVING YOU

JOHN NEMETH-COUNTRY BOY

RICK ESTRIN-ONE WRONG TURN

BOBBY RUSH-I AM GOOD AS GONE

Blue Avenue March 2

Mar 2, 2014

In case you might have missed it on Super Bowl Sunday, here's the show that originally aired Feb. 2.

Music from all 5 nominees for the 2014 Blues Music Award in the Rock Blues Album of the Year category, some 90s blues from Johnny Winter and Willie Murphy, plus exclusive IPR recordings of New York guitar player Chris Beard at the 2012 Bluesmore celebration in Cedar Rapids.

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

TEDESCHI/TRUCKS BAND-MADE UP MIND

THE RIDES-DON'T WANT LIES

TORONZO CANNON-I'VE BEEN DOING FINE

WALTER TROUT-BIG CITY

Blue Avenue February 23

Feb 23, 2014

We will hear all five nominees for the Blues Foundation's Blues Song of The Year, plus some Iowa blues from Patrick Hazell and Catfish Keith, and exclusive IPR recordings of Trampled Under Foot at Waterloo's Electric Park Ballroom in 2012.

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

LURRIE BELL-BLUES IN MY SOUL

JAMES COTTON w/DARRELL NULISCH-HE WAS THERE

JOHNNY SANSONE-THE NIGHT THE PIE FACTORY BURNED DOWN

DOUG MAC LEOD-THE ENTITLED FEW

RUFF KUTT BLUES BAND-THAT'S WHEN THE BLUES BEGIN

RUFF KUTT BLUES BAND-DEAL WITH IT (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue February 16

Feb 16, 2014

Music from all five of the Blues Foundation's nominees for Blues Band of the Year, some Iowa Blues from Catfish Keith and Denny Garcia, exclusive IPR recordings of Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hellraisers, and new blues on vinyl by Andrew Jr. Boy Jones

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

LIL ED & THE BLUES IMPERIALS-WORLD OF LOVE

THE MANNISH BOYS-YOU DOGGED ME

TEDESCHI-TRUCKS BAND-DO I LOOK WORRIED

TRAMPLED UNDER FOOT-HOME TO YOU

RICK ESTRIN & THE NIGHTCATS-CALLIN' ALL FOOLS

Blue Avenue February 9

Feb 9, 2014

All six nominees for the 2014 Blues Music Award in the Best New Artist Debut category, new releases from John Hammond, Billy Branch and Iowa Blues Hall of Famer Patrick Hazell, plus exclusive IPR recordings of Eric Gales.

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

ADRIANNA MARIE & HER GROOVECUTTERS-HANDS OFF

PAUL GABRIEL-ALL THAT TIME GONE

GRACIE CURRAN & THE HIGH FALUTIN BAND-CAN'T GETTA

VALERIE JUNE-YOU CAN'T BE TOLD

SHAWN HOLT & THE TEARDROPS-PLEASE DON'T DOG ME

CLAY SWAFFORD-YOU BETTER WATCH YOURSELF

Blue Avenue February 2

Feb 2, 2014

Music from all 5 nominees for the 2014 Blues Music Award in the Rock Blues Album of the Year category, some 90s blues from Johnny Winter and Willie Murphy, plus exclusive IPR recordings of New York guitar player Chris Beard at the 2012 Bluesmore celebration in Cedar Rapids.

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

TEDESCHI/TRUCKS BAND-MADE UP MIND

THE RIDES-DON'T WANT LIES

TORONZO CANNON-I'VE BEEN DOING FINE

WALTER TROUT-BIG CITY

MIKE ZITO-THE ROAD NEVER ENDS

TINSLEY ELLIS-SASSY STRAT (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue January 26

Jan 26, 2014

Music from all 5 of The Blues Foundation's nominees for Traditional Blues Album of the Year, plus an interview segment with The Lamont Cranston Band's leader Pat Hayes and exclusive IPR recordings of Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King at the 2011 Mississippi Valley Blues Fest in Davenport

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

LURRIE BELL-BLUES NEVER DIE

JAMES HARMAN-CRAZY MIXED UP WORLD

BARRELHOUSE CHUCK & KIM WILSON-I'M LEAVING YOU

THE CASH BOX KINGS-RUN, RUN, RUN

BARRELHOUSE CHUCK & KIM WILSON-K & C BOOGIE (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue January 19

Jan 19, 2014

The first leg of this week's trip down The Avenue surveys the nominees for the Blues Foundation's Blues Music Award in the Contemporary Blues Album of the Year category, part two gives us some recent releases that came in during the last month and at 6:00 o'clock, exclusive IPR recordings of the last show EVAH by Iowa City's Kevin Burt & The Instigators

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

BEN HARPER & CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE-I'M IN I'M OUT AND I'M GONE

BRANDON SANTINI-THIS TIME ANOTHER YEAR

BUDDY GUY-BEST IN TOWN

Blue Avenue January 12

Jan 12, 2014

I'm celebrating my birthday with a nostalgic cruise through my personal blues vinyl collection including music by Howlin' Wolf, Mose Allison, Homesick James, and The Mother Blues Band. Plus, along the way, I'll have some excerpts from interviews I've done along the way with Muddy Waters, Rick Estrin, and Pay Hayes.

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

MUDDY WATERS-CAN'T GET NO GRINDIN'

HOWLIN' WOLF-THE RED ROOSTER (REHEARSAL)/THE RED ROOSTER

SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON-DON'T START ME TO TALKIN'

MUDDY WATERS-1974 INTERVIEW

Blue Avenue December 22

Dec 18, 2013

We're going to have a Christmas party on the blues bus this week, with holiday blues by Lightnin' Hopkins and Chuck Leavell, a visit by Pat Hayes, the leader of The Lamont Cranston Band, for an interview segment part 2, and exclusive IPR recordings of soul/blues singer Charles Bradley.

Blue Avenue December 15

Dec 12, 2013

We'll hear new releases from Barrelhouse Chuck, Ross William Perry, and Studebaker John plus exclusive IPR recordings of Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hellraisers at the 2011 Mississippi Valley Blues Fest in Davenport and some vintage vinyl from Howlin' Wolf.

This show originally aired 10/20/13

Blue Avenue December 8

Dec 1, 2013

We'll hear a few more of my favorites of 2013, some new Iowa Blues from Bryce Janey and Robert 'One-Man' Johnson, exclusive IPR recordings of New York guitar player Chris Beard at the 2012 Bluesmore celebration in Cedar Rapids and some Christmas blues on 45 rpm vinyl!

Blue Avenue December 1

Nov 28, 2013

The entire show features my favorite blues releases of 2013.

Blue Avenue November 24

Nov 20, 2013

In the first hour we'll listen to the winners of all ten categories of Blues Blast Awards that were given out in Chicago on Oct. 31 and the last half hour will spotlight some of my favorite 2013 releases by artists that I had never heard of before this year.

Blue Avenue November 17

Nov 14, 2013

New releases from Mavis Staples, Delbert McClinton, and Andrew Jr. Boy Jones as well as exclusive IPR recordings of multi Blues Music Award winner Janiva Magness at the 2012 Bluesmore Celebration in Cedar Rapids plus the blues on vinyl segment has records by Freddie King and Otis Rush.

This show originally aired 9/15/13

Blue Avenue November 10

Nov 6, 2013

The latest releases by Watermelon Slim & The Workers, Sugaray Rayford, and Barrelhouse Chuck, plus exclusive IPR recordings of Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King at the 2011 Mississippi Valley Blues Fest in Davenport, and some brand new blues on vinyl by Andrew Jr. Boy Jones

Blue Avenue November 3

Oct 30, 2013

New releases by The Eric Hughes Band, Roomful of Blues, and Johnny Sansone, plus exclusive IPR recordings of boogie woogie piano player Chase Garrett at the 2012 Des Moines Arts Festival and the "Blues on Vinyl" set has music by a couple of Alberts: Albert Collins and Albert King.

This show originally aired 9/22/13

Blue Avenue October 27

Oct 25, 2013

Voodoo, hoodoo, and your black cat bone! It's the ghost of Blue Avenue Halloween!

Blue Avenue October 20

Oct 19, 2013

We'll hear new releases from Barrelhouse Chuck, Ross William Perry, and Studebaker John plus exclusive IPR recordings of Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hellraisers at the 2011 Mississippi Valley Blues Fest in Davenport and some vintage vinyl from Howlin' Wolf.

Blue Avenue October 13

Oct 8, 2013

I'll be hoping to take your calls of support during this important fundraising edition of the show, which features new releases from Lurrie Bell and Bryan Lee, Iowa blues from Nic Arp, exclusive IPR recordings of Janiva Magness at the 2012 Bluesmore celebration in Cedar Rapids and some vintage blues on vinyl by John Lee Hooker and Freddie King.

Blue Avenue October 6

Oct 8, 2013

A reprise of the Sept. 8 show featuring an interview with Pat Hayes, the leader of The Lamont Cranston Band

Blue Avenue September 29

Sep 22, 2013

New releases by Little G Weevil, Delbert McClinton and The Tedeschi/Trucks Band; a half-hour interview segment with Rick Raven of Reverend Raven & The Chain Smoking Alter Boys; exclusive IPR live recordings of soul/blues sing Charles Bradley and some blues on vinyl by John Lee Hooker and Willie Dixon

This program originally aired on 8/25/13

Blue Avenue September 22

Sep 19, 2013

New releases by The Eric Hughes Band, Roomful of Blues, and Johnny Sansone, plus exclusive IPR recordings of boogie woogie piano player Chase Garrett at the 2012 Des Moines Arts Festival and the "Blues on Vinyl" set has music by a couple of Alberts: Albert Collins and Albert King.

Blue Avenue September 15

Sep 3, 2013

New releases from Mavis Staples, Delbert McClinton, and Andrew Jr. Boy Jones as well as exclusive IPR recordings of multi Blues Music Award winner Janiva Magness at the 2012 Bluesmore Celebration in Cedar Rapids plus the blues on vinyl segment has records by Freddie King and Otis Rush.

Blue Avenue September 8

Aug 28, 2013

New releases from Omar Dykes and The Charles Burton Blues Band. A half-hour with Pat Hayes, the leader of The Lamont Cranston Band. Exclusive IPR recordings of Iowa Blues Hall of Famer Perry Welsch, and blues on vinyl by Jimmy Dawkins.

Blue Avenue September 1

Aug 25, 2013

It's all about the workin' blues on this Labor Day weekend, with all the songs having something to do with the work/labor experience, including songs by Walter Trout, Hamilton Loomis, BB King, Jimmy Reed, and Otis Rush.

Blue Avenue August 25

Aug 3, 2013

New releases by Little G Weevil, Delbert McClinton and The Tedeschi/Trucks Band; a half-hour interview segment with Rick Raven of Reverend Raven & The Chain Smoking Alter Boys; exclusive IPR live recordings of soul/blues sing Charles Bradley and some blues on vinyl by John Lee Hooker and Willie Dixon

Blue Avenue August 18

Aug 3, 2013

Time to jump in the Wayback Machine for vintage blues from the mid 40s-late 60s including music from Sunnyland Slim, Willie Mabon, Bo Diddley, John Lee Hooker, and Koko Taylor

This show originally aired 7/14/13

Blue Avenue August 11

Aug 3, 2013

New releases by Buddy Guy, Roomful of Blues, Trampled Under Foot, and Walter Trout plus exclusive IPR recordings of Janiva Magness at the 2012 Bluesmore Celebration in Cedar Rapids and some vintage blues on vinyl by Earl Hooker.

Blue Avenue August 4

Jul 21, 2013

Lots of new blues releases to listen to on this week's show including the latest by Trampled Under Foot, Buddy Guy, and the reigning queen of Beale Street, Barbara Blue. Plus we'll hear exclusive IPR recordings of Smokin' Joe Kubek and Bnois King at the 2011 Mississippi Valley Blues Fest in Davenport. And the Blues on Vinyl set includes records by Clarence Carter and Jr. Wells.

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