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 May 3

May 3, 2015

This week's Medley was suggested by Iowa City listener Penny McKean with the theme: The Beatles-Exploring The Cosmos

THE BEATLES-MR. MOONLIGHT/LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS/HERE COMES THE SUN

PAUL MC CARTNEY & WINGS-VENUS & MARS

THE BEATLES-GOOD DAY SUNSHINE/FOOL ON THE HILL

GEORGE HARRISON-HERE COMES THE MOON

THE BEATLES-ACROSS THE UNIVERSE

JOHN LENNON-IM,AGINE

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

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

Backtracks May 2

Apr 30, 2015

This week's show originally aired 11/15/14. Check that week's playlist for a complete song listing.

This week's playlist was suggested by The Cozad Family, who listen to The Medley in the Quad Cities, with the theme: Travel & Locations

THE BEATLES-MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR/DAY TRIPPER/DRIVE MY CAR

GEORGE HARRISON-ANY ROAD

THE BEATLES-KANSAS CITY/HEY-HEY-HEY-HEY/FLYING/BACK IN THE USSR

PAUL MC CARTNEY & WINGS-MULL OF KINTYRE

THE BEATLES-NOWHERE MAN

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

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

Backtracks April 25

Apr 25, 2015

Lots of spotlight segments!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

AL FERRIER-NO NO BABY

BRENDA LEE-ROCK THE BOP

HANK THOMPSON-ROCKIN' IN THE CONGO

LEW WILLIAMS-BOP BOP BA DOO BOP

AUTRY INMAN-BE BOP BABY

WILLIE MAE 'BIG MAMA' THORNTON-JUST LIKE A DOG

LINDA HOPKINS-MY LOVING BABY

BEVERLY WRIGHT-SHAKE TIL I'M SHOOK

LULU REED-SICK & TIRED

THE TEEN BEATS-THE SLOP BEAT (EXCERPT)

J FRANK WILSON-BLACK CAR X

GENE SAVAGE-BIG MACHINE

BOBBY VERNE-RED HOT CAR

THE BEATLES-HELP/HELLO GOODBYE/ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE

PAUL MC CARTNEY-SAVE US

THE BEATLES-I NEED YOU/FREE AS A BIRD/DON'T LET ME DOWN

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

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

Backtracks April 18

Apr 18, 2015

More than 50 people pledged more than $3500 for this fundraising edition of the show. Thankyou, thankyouverymuch! bd

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

FATS DOMINO-I'M IN LOVE AGAIN

SMILEY LEWIS-I HEAR YOU KNOCKIN'

SHIRLEY & LEE-FEEL SO GOOD

EDDIE BO-I'M WISE

BOBBY CHARLES-SEE YOU LATER, ALLIGATOR

ELLA JOHNSON-BRING IT HOME TO ME

ANNISTEEN ALLEN-MY BRAND OF LOVIN'

DOLLY COOPER-TELL ME, TELL ME

LEE DORSEY-MY OLD CAR

BURT KEYES-STOP JIVIN', START DRIVIN'

CARL PERKINS-POP, LET ME HAVE THE CAR

This weeks playlist was suggested by Iowa City listener Michael Perry with "Bluesy-Jazzy" theme

THE BEATLES-YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME/MATCHBOX/BABY'S IN BLACK

JOHN LENNON-JUST BECAUSE

THE BEATLES-YER BLUES/REVOLUTION I

PAUL MC CARTNEY & WINGS-LET ME ROLL IT

THE BEATLES-FOR YOU BLUE

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

Backtracks April 11

Apr 12, 2015

It's the first EVAH, Legislator Listener Picks show, with all the music suggested by members of the Iowa House of Representatives!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

RUSH-LA VILLA STRANGIATO

THE WHO-LOVE, REIGN O'ER ME

THE ROLLING STONES-(I CAN'T GET NO) SATISFACTION

STEVIE WONDER-I WAS MADE TO LOVE HER

KING CURTIS-SOUL TWIST (EXCERPT)

JEANNIE C. RILEY-HARPER VALLEY PTA

PATSY CLINE-SWEET DREAMS

GLADYS KNIGHT & THE PIPS-MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA

CREAM-CROSSROADS

THE BYRDS-MY BACK PAGES

This week's Medley was suggested by Iowa City listener Jim McKean with the theme: Beatles Time: Past, Present, Future

THE BEATLES-YESTERDAY/IN MY LIFE

PAUL MC CARTNEY-EVER PRESENT PAST

THE BEATLES-LOVE YOU TO

PAUL MC CARTNEY-ANOTHER DAY

THE BEATLES-THINGS WE SAID TODAY/WHEN I'M 64

GEORGE HARRISON-ALL THOSE YEARS AGO

THE BEATLES-TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (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

Backtracks April 4

Apr 4, 2015

Two hours of Bob Dylan songs done by somebody other than Bob + a syndicated special on Dylan & The Band's Basement Tapes

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

GEORGE HARRISON-IF NOT FOR YOU

THE TURTLES-IT AIN'T ME BABE

ROD STEWART-ONLY A HOBO

STEVIE WONDER-BLOWIN' IN THE WIND

JOHNNY WINTER-HIGHWAY 61

CHER-ALL I REALLY WANT TO DO

DINO, DESI, & BILLY-SPANISH HARLEM INCIDENT

ROY BUCHANAN-MULE TRAIN STOMP (EXCERPT)

JIMI HENDRIX-ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER

JANIS JOPLIN-DEAR LANDLORD

JOE COCKER-CATFISH

Totally at my whim/random picks. I LOVE my job! bd

THE BEATLES-I'M DOWN/WHAT YOU'RE DOING/THE NIGHT BEFORE

GEORGE HARRISON-SUE ME, SUE YOU BLUES

THE BEATLES-BACK IN THE USSR/CRY BABY CRY/DON'T PASS ME BY

JOHN LENNON-OH MY LOVE

THE BEATLES-ANY TIME AT ALL

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

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)

Backtracks March 28

Mar 28, 2015

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

JIMMY & JOHNNY-SWEET LOVE ON MY MIND

YORK BROS.-EVERYBODY'S TRYIN' TO BE MY BABY

RUTH & AL-REAL GONE PARTY

EVERLY BROS.-'TIL I KISSED YA

THE KALIN TWINS-FORGET ME NOT

TILLMAN FRANKS-HOT ROD SHOTGUN BOOGIE

BOB WILLIAMS-HOT ROD RACE NO. 2

GRAND PAPPY EARL DAVIS-GRANDPAPPY'S HOT ROD BLUES

GEORGE STOGNER-HARDTOP RACE

BILLY BRIGGS-THE BATTERY TO MY HEART

JOHNNY MOORE-A DOLLAR NINETY EIGHT

EARL KING-TIC TAC TOE

ALLEN TOUSSAINT-WORKING IN THE COAL MINE

This week's Medley has The Boys doin' it LIVE!

THE BEATLES-SHE'S A WOMAN/TICKET TO RIDE/CAN'T BUY ME LOVE

GEORGE HARRISON-SOMETHING

THE BEATLES-DIG A PONY/GET BACK

RINGO STARR-IT DON'T COME EASY

THE BEATLES-TWIST & SHOUT

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

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)

Backtracks March 21

Mar 21, 2015

Listener Picks show!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

4 JACKS AND A JILL-MASTER JACK

TOMMY JAMES & THE SHONDELLS-CRYSTAL BLUE PERSUASION

MOBY GRAPE-MURDER IN MY HEART FOR THE JUDGE

JIMI HENDRIX-CAPTAIN COCONUT

DIRE STRAITS-SKATEAWAY

ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA-MR. BLUE SKY

TALKING HEADS-CROSSEYED AND PAINLESS

SPECIALS-CONCRETE JUNGLE

DONALD FAGEN-NEW FRONTIER

EDIE BRICKELL & THE NEW BOHEMIANS-WHAT I AM

PATSY CLINE-FADED LOVE

CHRIS MONTEZ-LET'S DANCE

The week's Medley was suggested by West Des Moines listener Julie Thomas with the theme "Beatles Nonsense Syllables"

THE BEATLES-OB-LA-DI, OB-LA-DA

JOHN LENNON-YA-YA

GEORGE HARRISON-WAH-WAH

THE BEATLES-I AM THE WALRUS/SUN KING

PAUL MC CARTNEY-BIP BOP

JOHN LENNON-WALLS & BRIDGES

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

Backtracks March 14

Mar 14, 2015

The whole show is compiled from vinyl compilations!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

JOE CLAY-16 CHICKS   

MILTON ALLEN-DON'T BUG ME BABY

MARTHA CARSON-NOW STOP

JANIS MARTIN-LOVE ME TO PIECES

RIC CARTEY-OOH-EE

THE SHIRELLES-BABY IT'S YOU  

BETTY EVERETT-YOU'RE NO GOOD

THE SHANGRILAS-GIVE HIM A GREAT BIG KISS

THE DIXIE CUPS-PEOPLE SAY

LESLIE GORE-SUNSHINE, LOLLIPOPS & RAINBOWS

EVIE SANDS-I CAN'T LET GO

PHIL HARVEY-BUMBERSHOOT (EXCERPT)

BARRY MC GUIRE-EVE OF DESTRUCTION  

This week's Medley was suggested by Dave Koester from Carroll IA with the theme Let's Get Together

THE BEATLES-OH DARLING/FOR NO ONE/GOT TO GET YOU INTO MY LIFE

JOHN LENNON-WOMAN

THE BEATLES-GIRL/WHEN I'M 64/WHY DON'T WE DO IT IN THE ROAD

PAUL MC CARTNEY-MY VALENTINE

THE BEATLES-A HARD DAYS NIGHT/I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

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

Backtracks March 7

Mar 7, 2015

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

LITTLE SYLVIA-AIN'T GONNA DO IT

MABEL SCOTT-MR. FINE

FAYE ADAMS-I'VE GOTTA LEAVE YOU

ETTA JAMES-MARKET PLACE

LITTLE ESTHER-TALKIN' ALL OUT OF MY HEAD

LITTLE WILLIE JOHN-FEVER

THE 5 ROYALES-MESSIN' UP

HANK BALLARD & THE MIDNIGHTERS-ANNIE'S AUNT FANNIE

BIG JAY MC NEELY-ROCK CANDY (EXCERPT)

BILLY HARLAN-SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK

JERRY LEE LEWIS-HIGH SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL

DON WILLIS-BOPPIN' HIGH SCHOOL BABY

RONNIE ALLEN-HIGH SCHOOL LOVE

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 RHYTHM (EXCERPT)

The Beatles Medley March 1

Feb 28, 2015

This week's Medley originally aired 2/1/15. Check that week's playlist for a complete song list.

Backtracks February 14

Feb 14, 2015

Valentine's LUV show. Rock'n'Roll love songs all afternoon long

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

THE SHIRELLES-DEDICATED TO THE ONE I LOVE

FRANKIE LYMON & THE TEENAGERS-WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE

ELVIS PRESLEY-A BIG HUNK O' LOVE

THE BEATLES-LOVE ME DO (original single version)

MICKEY & SYLVIA-LOVE IS STRANGE

SAM COOKE-CUPID

CONNIE FRANCIS-STUPID CUPID

OTIS REDDING-DON'T MESS WITH CUPID

JACKIE WILSON-HIGHER & HIGHER

BILLY FURY-THAT'S LOVE

LITTLE JESSE-HUGGIN' (EXCERPT)

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