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

Backtracks January 24

Jan 25, 2015

This is the monthly LIVE Listener Picks show. All the tunes were suggested by listeners.

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

THE ALLMAN BROS. BAND-JESSICA

STEELY DAN-PEARL OF THE QUARTER

AVERAGE WHITE BAND-CUT THE CAKE

BUDDY HOLLY-NOT FADE AWAY

THE ROLLING STONES-NOT FADE AWAY

JACKIE DE SHANNON-WHEN YOU WALK IN THE ROOM

THE ROLLING STONES-2120 S. MICHIGAN AVE.

PAUL BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND-MELLOW DOWN EASY

RICHIE VALENS-FRAMED

HUMBLE PIE-HALLELUJAH I LOVE HER SO

SMALL FACES-ALL OR NOTHING

This week's Medley was suggested by listener Paul DuBay who listens to IPR via streamed audio in San Antonio TX, using the theme "YOU".

THE BEATLES-YOU NEVER GIVE ME YOUR MONEY/YOU CAN'T DO THAT/FOR YOU BLUE

JOHN LENNON-WHATEVER GETS YOU THROUGH THE NIGHT

GEORGE HARRISON-GOT MY MIND SET ON YOU

PAUL MC CARTNEY & WINGS-TO YOU

THE BEATLES-YOU WON'T SEE ME/ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE

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

RUTHIE FOSTER-LET ME KNOW

It's my birthday (Monday) Only SOME of these songs have something to do with my life! bd

THE BEATLES-BIRTHDAY/YER BLUES

JOHN LENNON-INSTANT KARMA

THE BEATLES-ACT NATURALLY/YESTERDAY

RINGO STARR-THE NO-NO SONG

THE BEATLES-A DAY IN THE LIFE

JOHN LENNON-(JUST LIKE) STARTING OVER

THE BEATLES-I WILL

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

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 (EXCERPT)

Backtracks January 10

Jan 10, 2015

It's my (and Elvis') birthday and I'll play what I want to!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

ELVIS PRESLEY-PUPPET ON A STRING/WITCHCRAFT/TROUBLE

CHUBBY CHECKER-THE TWIST/THE SLOP/PONY TIME

WILSON PICKETT-EVERYBODY NEEDS SOMEBODY TO LOVE/FUNKY BROADWAY/LAND OF 1000 DANCES

KING CURTIS-SOUL TWIST (EXCERPT)

THE ROLLING STONES-AROUND & AROUND/IT'S ALL OVER NOW

THE YARDBIRDS-I'M A MAN/YOU'RE A BETTER MAN THAN I

THE ANIMALS-HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN/WE GOTTA GET OUT OF THIS PLACE

THE KINKS-A WELL RESPECTED MAN/SET ME FREE

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

PAUL MC CARTNEY-LET 'EM IN (DEMO)

WINGS-LET 'EM IN

RINGO STARR-VERTICAL MAN

WINGS-SALLY G/WALKING IN THE PARK WITH ELOISE

GEORGE HARRISON-LOVE COMES TO EVERYONE

WINGS-BRIDGE ON THE RIVER SUITE (EXCERPT)

Backtracks January 3

Jan 3, 2015

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

MARGIE DAY-SNATCHIN' IT BACK

DAKOTA STATON-DON'T MEAN MAYBE

ROSE MARIE MC COY-DIPPIN' IN MY BUSINESS

ELLA MAE MORSE-HOW CAN YOU LEAVE A MAN LIKE THIS?

BIG MAYBELLE-THAT'S A PRETTY GOOD LOVE

BOOGALOO & HIS GALLANT CREW-COPS & ROBBERS

PRINCE LA LA-SHE PUT THE HURT ON ME

JOHNNIE MORISETTE-MEET ME AT THE TWISTIN' PLACE

SIMS TWINS-SOOTHE ME

CHET ATKINS-BOO BOO STICK BEAT (EXCERPT)

This evening's Medley, suggested by Iowa City listener Penny McKean, originally aired 11/23. Check that day's listing for a complete song list

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

Backtracks December 27

Dec 28, 2014

All songs "suggested" by listeners for this year-end Listener Picks show.

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

BIG MAMA THORNTON-HOUND DOG

SAM COOKE-HAVING A PARTY

MARVIN GAYE-WHAT'S GOIN' ON

THE ALLMAN BROS. BAND-ONE WAY OUT

BACHMAN-TURNER OVERDRIVE-NOT FRAGILE

SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON-ONE WAY OUT

LITTLE FEAT-WILLIN'

JERRY SMITH-TRUCK STOP (EXCERPT)

ELVIS PRESLEY-ONE BROKEN HEART FOR SALE

THE KINKS-WELL RESPECTED MAN

THE BEATLES-THE INNER LIGHT

THE DOORS-SOUL KITCHEN

THE BEATLES-CHRISTMAS TIME/1964 FAN CLUB XMAS MESSAGE

PAUL MC CARTNEY-THE CHRISTMAS SONG

THE BEATLES-I FEEL FINE/1966 FAN CLUB XMAS MESSAGE/HELLO GOODBYE

RINGO STARR-THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY

PAUL MC CARTNEY-RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REGGAE (EXCERPT)

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

Backtracks December 20

Dec 20, 2014

This year's Christmas special is comprised of "Best Of" Christmases past. Hour #1 is taken from 12/22/07, hour #2 from 12/23/06, and hour #3 from 12/22/12. Happy Christmas!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

BIG JOE TURNER-CHRISTMAS DATE BOOGIE

DEXTER GORDON-JINGLE JANGLE JUMP

MABEL SCOTT-BOOGIE WOOGIE SANTA CLAUS

JOHNNY MOORE'S 3 BLAZERS-CHRISTMAS EVE, BABY

THE CADILLACS-RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REINDEER

THE DRIFTERS-WHITE CHRISTMAS

THE PENGUINS-JINGLE JANGLE

THE HARMONY GRITS-SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN

TV on the Radio

Several dependable bands, some innovators and a few pleasant surprises made the list of IPR's Studio One hosts' favorite music of 2014.

This week's Medley originally aired 11/16/14. Check that week's listing for a complete song list.

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

Backtracks December 13

Dec 13, 2014

Spotlight segments from the Backtracks Archives this week. Hour #1 originally aired 4/18/09. Hour #2 originally aired 12/14/13. Hour #3 originally aired 10/11/08.

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

BOYD BENNETT-HIT THAT JIVE, JACK

FREDDIE BELL & THE BELL BOYS-ROCKIN' IS MY BUSINESS

JIMMY CAVALLO-

JOE BENNETT & THE SPARKLETONES-ROCKET

FRANKIE BRENT-ROCKIN' SHOES

THE TRENIERS-SAY HEY

PAUL HAMPTON-ROCKIN' DOLL

THE CUES-CRAZY CRAZY PARTY

EDDIE FONTAINE-ONE & ONLY

DOC BAGBY-DUMPLINS (EXCERPT)

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

THE BEATLES-LOVELY RITA METER MAID/JULIA

JOHN LENNON-OH YOKO

THE BEATLES-ELEANOR RIGBY/DEAR PRUDENCE

GEORGE HARRISON-DARK SWEET LADY

THE BEATLES-MARTHA MY DEAR/LET IT BE

PAUL MC CARTNEY-LOVELY LINDA

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

Backtracks November 22

Nov 22, 2014

It's a combination of new and old shows this afternoon. Hours #1 & 3 originally aired 12/15/12. Hour #2 is brand new for today and features Des Moines area listener Russ Richardson's vinyl LP collection from the early 80s.

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

LAURA LEE PERKINS-KISS ME BABY

DENNIS HERROLD-HIP HIP BABY

GENE HENSLEE-ROCKIN' BABY

BOB LUMAN-RED CADILLAC AND A BLACK MOUSTACHE

RONNIE SMITH-LONG TIME NO LOVE

THE ROLLING STONES-AROUND AND AROUND

MANFRED MANN-BLINDED BY THE LIGHT

TOMMY BOLIN-POST TOASTEE

This week's playlist was suggested by listeners Wes Shirley and Dan Andersen with the theme "Come and Go"

THE BEATLES-COME TOGETHER

GEORGE HARRISON-THAT'S THE WAY IT GOES

THE BEATLES-SHE CAME IN THRU THE BATHROOM WINDOW

JOHN LENNON-GOING DOWN ON LOVE

THE BEATLES-YOU'RE GOING TO LOSE THAT GIRL

PAUL MC CARTNEY-FRIENDS TO GO

RINGO STARR-IT DON'T COME EASY

THE BEATLES-WHAT GOES ON/HERE COMES THE SUN

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW

Backtracks November 15

Nov 15, 2014

All the music on today's show is taken from the original 45 rpm vinyl record. Hour #1 was supplied from the collection of guitar maker Bob Long, hour #2 was supplied (and hosted) by listeners Joel Carl and Steve Biggs and hour #3 is from my personal collect. Pops and scratches, NO EXTRA CHARGE!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

FATS DOMINO-MARY OH MARY

SAM COOKE-YOU WERE MADE FOR ME

CLYDE MC PHATTER-BABY BABY

BILLY & LILLIE-HAPPINESS

BUDDY KNOX-DEVIL WOMAN

THE EVERLY BROS-LOVE HER

SWINGIN' MEDALLIONS-DON'T CRY NO MORE

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

Tonight's Medley 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 ELSE TO SAY

Backtracks November 8

Nov 8, 2014

Hours #1 and 3 were originally aired 4/5/14, hour #2 is all new and is comprised of "leftover" Listener Picks from the Oct. 25 live show

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

EDDIE COCHRAN AND HANK COCHRAN-GUILTY CONSCIENCE

THE COLLINS KIDS-PARTY

EVERLY BROS.-BIRD DOG

THE KALIN TWINS-JUMPIN' JACK

MICKEY & SYLVIA-WHAT WOULD I DO

CLIFF RICHARD & THE SHADOWS-PLEASE DON'T TEASE

MARTY WILDE-TOMORROWS CLOWN

TOMMY STEELE-WATER, WATER

THE DAVE CLARK 5-I KNEW IT ALL THE TIME

Backtracks November 1

Nov 1, 2014

An all new for 2014 Halloween special. And, since it's actually All Saints Day, some saintly songs too!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

VAN MORRISON-ST. DOMINIC'S PREVIEW

BOB DYLAN-TOMBSTONE BLUES

CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL-TOMBSTONE SHADOW

BILL HALEY-THE SAINTS ROCK AND ROLL

BELA LA GOLDSTEIN-WHY DO I LOVE

MANN DRAKE-VAMPIRE'S BALL

THE FRANTICS-WEREWOLF (EXCERPT)

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN-IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITY

DR. JOHN-I BEEN HOODOOD

DALTON & DUBARI-HOODOO LOVE

This week's Medley originally aired 8/3/14. Check that week's posting for a complete song list.

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