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

The Beatles Medley July 13

Jul 11, 2014

This week's Medley is a reprise of the show that aired June 1. Check that week's posting for a complete song list

Blue Avenue July 13

Jul 11, 2014

This week's trip down The Avenue is a reprise of the show that originally aired June 15, check that week's post for a complete song list

Backtracks July 12

Jul 11, 2014

It's another "Best Of" show this week with a reprise of the Duos & Duets special that originally aired Apr. 12, 2014. Check that week's post for a complete song list

The Beatles Medley July 6

Jul 6, 2014

Ringo's birthday is tomorrow (July 7) So let's give the drummer some!

THE BEATLES-BOYS

RINGO STARR-IN LIVERPOOL

THE BEATLES-ACT NATURALLY

RINGO STARR-THE OTHER SIDE OF LIVERPOOL

THE BEATLES-OCTOPUS' GARDEN

RINGO STARR-EARLY 1970/I'M THE GREATEST/BACK OFF BOOGALOO

THE BEATLES-GOOD NIGHT

Blue Avenue July 6

Jul 4, 2014

This evening's show is a reprise of the program that originally aired June 1, 2014. Check that day's listing for a complete song list

Backtracks July 5

Jul 4, 2014

This afternoon's show is a reprise of the 3-FERS show that originally aired February 8, 2014. Check that day's post for a complete song list

The Beatles Medley June 29

Jun 29, 2014

Tonight's medley was picked out by listener Tom Oates from Solon IA with the theme Beatle B-sides

THE BEATLES-REVOLUTION/DON'T LET ME DOWN/BABY YOU'RE A RICH MAN

PAUL & LINDA MC CARTNEY-TOO MANY PEOPLE

THE BEATLES-OLD BROWN SHOE/YOU KNOW MY NAME/A DAY IN THE LIFE

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue June 29

Jun 29, 2014

This show previews The Mississippi Valley Blues Festival in Davenport July 3-5

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

DOUG DEMING & THE JEWELTONES-LUCKY CHARM

PRESTON SHANNON-ARE YOU IN THE MOOD

ALBERT CASTIGLIA-TRIFLIN'

TERRANCE SIMIEN-DANCE EVERYDAY

SUNDAY WILDE-DESTITUTION BLUES

CURTIS SALGADO-NOBODY BUT YOU

TINSLEY ELLIS-DETOUR (EXCERPT)

ERNIE PENISTON-DO YOU WANNA BOOGIE

TAD ROBINSON-I'M IN GOOD

EDDIE SHAW-OH BABY

JAREKUS SINGLETON-PURPOSELY

Backtracks June 21

Jun 26, 2014
      • Rock Around The Clock (excerpt)
      • Bill Haley & The Comets
      • Best of
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      • Lawdy Miss Clawdy
      • Lloyd Price
      • This Is How It All Began
      • Dream Girl

Blue Avenue June 22

Jun 22, 2014

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

SHAWN HOLT-DADDY TOLD ME

BOBBY RUSH-TIGHT MONEY

TEDESCHI/TRUCKS BAND-MISUNDERSTOOD

DOUG MAC LEOD-ST. ELMO'S ROOM & POOL

JAMES COTTON-BONNIE BLUE

DIUNNA GREENLEAF W/CLAY SWAFFORD-29 WAYS

CLAY SWAFFORD-ROOSTER'S BOOGIE

VARIOUS ARTISTS-MY BABE

IF IT AIN'T BROKE-JOHN NEMEWTH

TRAMPLED UNDER FOOT-BAD BAD FEELING

CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE-JUST A FEELING

RONNIE EARL-S.O.S. (EXCERPT)

GARY CLARKE JR.-BRIGHT LIGHTS

VICTOR WAINWRIGHT-HONKEY TONK HEAVEN

Blue Avenue June 15

Jun 15, 2014

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

THE NICK MOSS BAND-NO REASON

MIKEY JUNIOR-KATIE LYNN

JAREKUS SINGLETON-BLAME GAME

ROBERT CRAY BAND-YOU'RE EVERYTHING

LISA MANN-THE BLUES IS ALRIGHT

4 JACKS-DEAL WITH IT (EXCERPT)

DEB RYDER-COME ON HOME TO ME

RACHELLE COBA-VIEW FROM HERE

ZOE SCHWARZ-PEBBLE IN MY POND

KIM SIMMONDS & SAVOY BROWN-LAURA LEE

RUSH CLEVELAND WITH THE BLUE BAND-I'LL FORGET ABOUT YOU BABY

CATFISH KEITH-WHY DON'T YOU DO IT RIGHT

MUDDY WATERS BAND-FUNKY BUTT (EXCERPT)

Backtracks June 14

Jun 14, 2014

This afternoon's stroll thru my 45 rpm REKKID collection originally aired on January 18, 2014. Check that week's posting for a complete playlist. bd

The Beatles Medley June 8

Jun 8, 2014

Ringo, John, Paul, George! Support The Beatles Medley with a tax deductible pledge at 800-971-8815 or online here at the IPR website.

THE BEATLES-BOYS/IF I FELL/ANOTHER GIRL

GEORGE HARRISON-TAXMAN

THE BEATLES-YELLOW SUBMARINE (REAL LOVE CD SINGLE MIX)

JOHN LENNON-INSTANT KARMA

THE BEATLES-HERE, THERE, AND EVERYWHERE (REAL LOVE CD SINGLE MIX)

THE BEATLES-OLD BROWN SHOW

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue June 8

Jun 8, 2014

Thank you for your pledge of support to keep the blues bus rollin' down Blue Avenue. If you haven't made that investment in the program yet, we can take your call at 800-971-8815 or pledge right here on the IPR website.

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

EDEN BRENT-EVERYBODY ALREADY KNOWS

CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE-AS THE CROW FLIES

JIM SUHLER-LEAVE MY BLUES BEHIND

LISA MANN-THE BLUES IS MY MEDICINE

SHAUN MURPHY-CRY TO ME

BARRELHOUSE CHUCK-K & C BOOGIE (EXCERPT)

FRANK BEY & THE ANTHONY PAULE BAND-I'M LEAVIN' YOU

Backtracks June 7

Jun 7, 2014

Support Backtracks and IPR with a tax deductible pledge! 800-971-8815 or fill out your own pledge card on this website!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

WYNONA CARR-BOPPITY BOP

JEAN SHEPARD-HE'S MY BABY

THE GORMAN SISTERS-SOCK HOP

LAURA LEE PERKINS-GONNA ROCK MY BABY TONIGHT

BRENDA LEE-BIGELOW 6-200

TOMMY STEELE & THE STEELEMEN-COME ON LET'S GO

VINCE TAYLOR & THE PLAYBOYS-RIGHT BEHIND YOU BABY

WEE WILLIE HARRIS-RIOT IN CELL BLOCK #9

THE TEEN BEATS-CALIFF BOOGIE (EXCERPT)

The Beatles Medley June 1

Jun 1, 2014

RINGO STARR-BEAUCOUPS OF BLUES

PAUL MC CARTNEY-ALLIGATOR

THE BEATLES-HELTER SKELTER/DON'T PASS ME BY

GEORGE HARRISON-MY SWEET LORD (2000)

THE BEATLES-I AM THE WALRUS/PENNY LANE

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue June 1

Jun 1, 2014

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

JAREKUS SINGLETON-REFUSE TO LOSE

JOHN MAYALL-THAT'S ALL RIGHT

ROBERT CRAY-WHAT WOULD YOU SAY

THE HOLMES BROS-DARKEST HOUR

TOOTS LORRAINE-MAKE IT EASY

DEB RYDER-BLUE COLLAR BLUES

TINSLEY ELLIS-SASSY STRUT (EXCERPT)

LARA & THE BLUZ DAWGZ-THIS PLACE IS ROCKIN'

THE BRIDGET KELLY BAND-COLD STONE TREATMENT

PLANET FULL OF BLUES-SO SPECIAL

JOEL DA SILVA & THE MIDNIGHT HOWL-NICE & SLOW

JUNIOR WELLS-ROCK ME BABY

DETROIT JR.-KEY TO THE HIGHWAY

Backtracks May 31

May 31, 2014

Leftovers from lots of recent programs including Leftover Listener Picks from two weeks ago.

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

THE ADDRISI BROS-CHERRY STONE

THE CREEL SISTERS-STOP THE CLOCK ROCK

JO STAFFORD & FRANKIE LAINE-HEY GOOD LOOKIN'

THE EVERLY BROS-CAROL JANE

BUDDY HOLLY & BOB MONTGOMERY-DOWN THE LINE

NIGHT RAIDERS-COTTON PICKIN'

HANK MOORE ORCH-SOUR MASH

JR. WALKER & THE ALL STARS-TUNE UP

EDGAR WINTER-FRANKENSTEIN

BILLY PRESTON-OUTA-SPACE (EXCERPT)

ROZE-SHINE A LIGHT

The Beatles Medley May 25

May 25, 2014

A Memorial Day remembrance of John and George playing live one more time

GEORGE HARRISON-SOMETHING

JOHN LENNON-DIZZY MISS LIZZIE

GEORGE HARRISON-WAH WAH

THE BEATLES-HELP/ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN

BILLY PRESTON-THAT'S THE WAY GOD PLANNED IT

JOHN LENNON-COME TOGETHER

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue May 25

May 25, 2014

A Memorial Day weekend remembrance show of performers who have passed on, playing live one more time!

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

LUTHER ALLISON-GIVE ME BACK MY WIG

SON SEALS-DON'T PICK ME FOR YOUR FOOL

KOKO TAYLOR-COME TO MAMA

ALBERT COLLINS-TIRED MAN

JOHNNY COPELAND-LOVE HER WITH A FEELING

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

CLIFTON CHENIER-I'M A HOG FOR YOU

JUNIOR WELLS-SNATCH IT BACK AND HOLD IT

HOUND DOG TAYLOR-WILD ABOUT YOU, BABY

Backtracks May 24

May 24, 2014

A Memorial Day weekend remembrance show featuring performers who have passed on, playing live one more time!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

ELVIS PRESLEY-I DON'T CARE IF THE SUN DON'T SHINE

ROY ORBISON-OH PRETTY WOMAN

JOHNNY CASH-SAN QUENTIN

THE EVERLY BROS-MAMA TRIED/CATHY'S CLOWN

THE YARDBIRDS-I'M A MAN

THE MAMAS AND THE PAPAS-I CALL YOUR NAME

FLOYD CRAMER-FLIP, FLOP, AND BOP (EXCERPT)

RICHIE HAVENS-HIGH FLYING BIRD

JANIS JOPLIN-MAYBE

THE BAND-UP ON CRIPPLE CREEK

The Beatles Medley May 18

May 18, 2014

This week's Medley was picked out by Carroll IA listener Dave Koester with the theme "Life Day by Day"

THE BEATLES-A HARD DAY'S NIGHT/EIGHT DAYS A WEEK

PAUL MC CARTNEY-ANOTHER DAY

THE BEATLES-YESTERDAY/IN MY LIFE

JOHN LENNON-WATCHING THE WHEELS

GEORGE HARRISON-IT'S WHAT YOU VALUE

THE BEATLES-THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD

THE BEATLES-WITHIN YOU WITHOUT YOU (INSTRUMENTAL) (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue May 18

May 18, 2014

The annual recap of the Blues Foundation's Blues Music Awards given out in Memphis May 8

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

SHAWN HOLT & THE TEARDROPS-DADDY TOLD ME

BOBBY RUSH-TIGHT MONEY

THE TEDESCHI/TRUCKS BAND-MISUNDERSTOOD

DOUG MC LEOD-ST. ELMO'S ROOM & POOL

JAMES COTTON-BONNIE BLUE

DIUNNA GREENLEAF w/ CLAY SWAFFORD-29 WAYS

CLAY SWAFFORD-ROOSTER'S BOOGIE

VARIOUS ARTISTS-MY BABE

JOHN NEMETH-IF IT AIN'T BROKE

TRAMPLED UNDER FOOT-BAD BAD FEELING

CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE-JUST A FEELING

Backtracks May 17

May 18, 2014

Probably the last LIVE Listener Picks show until the Fall. Thanks for being part of the program!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

THE FENDERMEN-MULE SKINNER BLUES

JAY & THE AMERICANS-COME A LITTLE BIT CLOSER

THE FLAMIN' GROOVIES-SLOW DEATH

FLEETWOOD MAC-TELL ME ALL THE THINGS YOU DO

SAVOY BROWN-JACK THE TOAD

ALLMAN BROS BAND-CRAZY LOVE

THE VIRTUES-GUITAR BOOGIE SHUFFLE (EXCERPT)

THE BLASTERS-MARIE MARIE

DAN HICKS & THE HOT LICKS-I SCARE MYSELF

HOT TUNA-HESITATION BLUES

The Beatles Medley May 11

May 11, 2014

A Happy Mother's Day edition of The Medley!

THE BEATLES-JULIA/MOTHER NATURE'S SON/YOUR MOTHER SHOULD KNOW

JOHN LENNON-MOTHER

THE BEATLES-LADY MADONNA/LET IT BE

PAUL MC CARTNEY-ONLY MAMA KNOWS

JOHN LENNON-WOMAN

PAUL MC CARTNEY-MOMMA MISS AMERICA (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue May 11

May 11, 2014

A Ladies Night edition for Mother's Day!

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

CANDYE KANE w/LAURA CHAVEZ-BARBED WIRE MOUTH

SAMANTHA FISH-KICK AROUND

LAURA RAIN-MY LOVE

ZOE SCHWARZ-THE BLUES DON'T SCARE ME

CATHY LEMONS-TEXAS SHUFFLE

ANNIE MACK-REVOLUTION

4 JACKS-DEAL WITH IT (EXCERPT)

LISA MANN-ARE YOU LONELY

SHARON JONES-WE GET ALONG

TRUDY LYNN-PLAY THE HONKY TONKS

SHAUN MURPHY-I'M A WOMAN

DEB RYDER-GET A GRIP

GRACIE CURRAN & THE HIGH FALUTIN' BAND-TAKE YOU WITH ME

Backtracks May 10

May 10, 2014

No words allowed or aloud! It's another all instrumental show.

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

DUANE EDDY-REBEL ROUSER

LINK WRAY-RUMBLE

EDDIE COCHRAN-EDDIE'S BLUES

THE VIRTUES-GUITAR BOOGIE SHUFFLE

GUITAR GABLE-GUITAR RHUMBO

THE RAMBLERS-DEVIL TRAIN

THE VELAIRES-BRAZIL

THE RAMRODS-GHOST RIDERS IN THE SKY

THE KINGSMEN-THE CATWALK

THE REBELS-WILD WEEKEND (EXCERPT)

DICK DALE-SURF BEAT

THE VENTURES-DIAMOND HEAD

THE SHADOWS-WONDERFUL LAND

LONNIE MACK-CHICKEN PICKIN'

The Beatles Medley May 4

May 4, 2014

Ringo, John, Paul, George!

RINGO STARR-HEY BABY

JOHN LENNON-MIND GAMES

PAUL MC CARTNEY-JUNIOR'S FARM

GEORGE HARRISON-CHEER DOWN

RINGO STARR-I'M THE GREATEST

THE BEATLES-YOU'RE GOING TO LOSE THAT GIRL/LONG TALL SALLY

GEORGE HARRISON-GIVE ME LOVE (GIVE ME PEACE ON EARTH)

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue May 4

May 4, 2014

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

TOMMY CASTRO-THE WHALE HAVE SWALLOWED ME

NICK MOSS BAND-TELL YOU SOMETHIN' 'BOUT YOURSELF

ROBERT CRAY-YOUR GOOD THING IS ABOUT TO END

JAREKUS SINGLETON-GONNA LET GO

JOHN MAYALL-WORLD GONE CRAZY

JIM SUHLER-JUMP UP SISTER

RUSH CLEVELAND-EAST SIDE SHUFFLE (EXCERPT)

LISA MANN-MOVE ON

ANNIE MACK-LITTLE BITTY GIRL BLUES

ZOE SCHWARZ-I'LL BE YOURS TONIGHT

CATHY LEMONS-THE BIG PAYBACK

BOBBY RUSH-DOWN IN LOUISIANA

TWEED FUNK-HOODOO POWER

Backtracks May 3

May 3, 2014

50s female rock'n'roll pioneers, early 60s British rock'n'rollers, some instrumentals (to set the mood for the May 10 all instrumental show) and LOTS of listener suggestions that I did not have time to play during last week's Listener Picks show.

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

JANIS MARTIN-LOVE & KISSES

EARTHA KITT-HONOLULU ROCK & ROLL

WANDA JACKSON-HOT DOG! THAT MADE HIM MAD

CAROL HONEYCUTT-TEENAGE REBEL

LIBBY DEAN-DING DONG ROCKABILLY WEDDING

JIMMY POWELL & THE DIMENSIONS-DANCE HER BY ME

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