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 July 4

20 hours ago

This week's Independence Day show was culled from numerous 4th of July/Summer Specials of the past

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

THE BYRDS-CHIMES OF FREEDOM

RICHIE HAVENS-FREEDOM

CROSBY, STILLS & NASH-FIND THE COST OF FREEDOM

THE BEATLES-REVOLUTION

BIG BROTHER & THE HOLDING CO.-SUMMERTIME

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN-4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK

WALTER MURPHY-A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN (EXCERPT)

STEVE MILLER-LIVIN' IN THE USA

CHUCK BERRY-BACK IN THE USA

MC5-BACK IN THE USA

The Beatles Medley June 28

Jun 29, 2015

This week's Medley was suggested by Iowa State University prof Christopher Chase with the theme Apple Obscurities. This show originally aired May 31, 2015

GEORGE HARRISON-YOU

RINGO STARR-WHISPERING GRASS

JACKIE LOMAX-SOUR MILK SEA

DORIS TROY-AIN'T THAT CUTE

MARY HOPKINS-GOODBYE

BILL ELLIOTT & THE ELASTIC OZ BAND-GOD SAVE US

RINGO STARR-COOCHY COOCHY

PAUL MC CARTNEY-COME & GET IT (DEMO)

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

Backtracks June 27

Jun 27, 2015

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

TERRY TIMMONS-HE'S THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS

GEORGIA LANE-OO-WEE MR. JEFF (PLEASE BE YOURSELF)

HELEN HUMES-YOU PLAYED MY PIANO

DINAH WASHINGTON-DON'T HOLD IT AGAINST ME

KAY STARR-NIGHT TRAIN

HAWKSHAW HAWKINS-RATTLESNAKIN' DADDY

MOON MULLICAN-CHEROKEE BOOGIE

BOYD BENNETT-SEVENTEEN

BILL DOGGETT-SLOW WALK (EXCERPT)

SIR MACK RICE-MUSTANG SALLY

JIMMY STEVENS-SCRAMBLE

THE JIV-A-TONES-FIRE ENGINE BABY

JAMES GALLAGHER-FORD & SHAKER

Backtracks June 20

Jun 22, 2015

All music picked out by listeners this week

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

THE BOX TOPS-THE LETTER

SAVOY BROWN-TELL MAMA

JETHRO TULL-BUNGLE IN THE JUNGLE

THE LEFT BANKE-PRETTY BALLERINA

MASON PROFFIT-HOKEY JOE PONY

KENNY ROGERS & THE FIRST EDITION-JUST DROPPED IN

LED ZEPPELIN-HOT DOG

DUANE EDDY-REBEL ROUSER (EXCERPT)

THE MARCELS-BLUE MOON

HANK BALLARD & THE MIDNIGHTERS-FINGER POPPIN' TIME

RY COODER-CRAZY 'BOUT AN AUTOMOBILE

TAJ MAHAL-LEAVING TRUNK

The Beatles Medley June 21

Jun 21, 2015

This week's Medley was suggested by Cedar Rapids listener Matt Brandt, compiled from some of his favorite Fab tunes

THE BEATLES-YOU'VE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY/IT'S ONLY LOVE/YOU NEVER GIVE ME YOUR MONEY

WINGS-NINETEEN HUNDRED AND EIGHTY FIVE

JOHN LENNON-INSTANT KARMA

THE BEATLES-GOOD MORNING/SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND (REPRISE)/A DAY IN THE LIFE

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

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

The Beatles Medley June 14

Jun 14, 2015

This week's Medley was suggested by Paul DuBay, who listens to IPR via streamed audio in San Antonio TX, honoring his favorite Beatle, Paul McCartney's 73rd birthday on June 18th

WINGS-HELEN WHEELS

THE BEATLES-HALLELUJAH, I LOVE HER SO/ANOTHER GIRL

PAUL MC CARTNEY-FLAMING PIE

PAUL MC CARTNEY-SAVE US

PAUL MC CARTNEY-THAT WAS ME

THE BEATLES-PENNY LANE/SHE'S A WOMAN

PAUL MC CARTNEY-GREAT COCK AND SEAGULL RACE

PAUL MC CARTNEY-TWENTY FLIGHT ROCK

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

Backtracks June 13

Jun 13, 2015

The entire show was supplied by Quad Cities listener Sue Dumanowski's vinyl record collection!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

CAPTAIN BEYOND-I CAN'T FEEL NOTHIN' PT 1/AS THE MOON SPEAKS/ASTRAL LADY/AS THE MOON SPEAKS (RETURN)/I CAN'T FEEL NOTHIN' PT 2

FLEETWOOD MAC-SOMEBODY

RORY GALLAGHER-SEVENTH SON OF A SEVENTH SON

THE CHANTAYS-PIPELINE (EXCERPT)

THE DOORS-20TH CENTURY FOX

LED ZEPPELIN-RAMBLE ON

THE JAMES GANG-FUNK 49

SAVOY BROWN-SO TIRED

BLACK OAK ARKANSAS-LORD HAVE MERCY ON MY SOUL

The Beatles Medley June 7

Jun 7, 2015

This week's Medley was picked out by Charles City listener Bruce Eldridge with every song having the word Love in the title

THE BEATLES-SHE LOVES YOU/ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE/AND I LOVE HER

PAUL MC CARTNEY-MY LOVE

THE BEATLES-P S I LOVE YOU/CAN'T BUY ME LOVE/LOVE ME DO

GEORGE HARRISON-GIVE ME LOVE

JOHN LENNON-LOVE

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

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

Backtracks June 6

Jun 6, 2015

This week's show is a reprise of the 3-fer program that originally aired 9/20/14. Check that week's playlist for a complete songlist.

The Beatles Medley May 31

May 31, 2015

This week's Medley was suggested by Iowa State University prof Christopher Chase with the theme Apple Obscurities

GEORGE HARRISON-YOU

RINGO STARR-WHISPERING GRASS

JACKIE LOMAX-SOUR MILK SEA

DORIS TROY-AIN'T THAT CUTE

MARY HOPKINS-GOODBYE

BILL ELLIOTT & THE ELASTIC OZ BAND-GOD SAVE US

RINGO STARR-COOCHY COOCHY

PAUL MC CARTNEY-COME & GET IT (DEMO)

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

Backtracks May 30

May 30, 2015

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

JOAN SHAW-YOU DRIVE ME CRAZY

MICKEY CHAMPION-BAM-A-LAM

ELLA JOHNSON-WHAT A DAY

DOLORES WARE-THRILL-A-DILL

LITTLE ESTHER-T'AINT WHATCHA SAY, IT'S WATCHA DO

JAMES BROWN-PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE

HANK BALLARD & THE MIDNIGHTERS-SWITCHIE WITCHIE TITCHIE

THE PLATTERS-ONLY YOU

TINY BRADSHAW-WALKIN' THE CHALK LINE

SANTO & JOHNNY-SLEEP WALK (EXCERPT)

GARY US BONDS-SCHOOL IS OUT

MYRON LEE-SCHOOL'S OUT

CHUCK REED-NO SCHOOL TOMORROW

The Beatles Medley May 24

May 24, 2015

On this Memorial Day weekend, we remember the two Fabs who are no longer making earthly music

THE BEATLES-DON'T BOTHER ME/THIS BOY

GEORGE HARRISON-WHAT IS LIFE

JOHN LENNON-I DON'T WANT TO BE A SOLDIER MAMA I DON'T WANT TO DIE

THE BEATLES-I WANT TO TELL YOU/TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS

GEORGE HARRISON-CHEER DOWN (LIVE)

JOHN LENNON-DIZZY MISS LIZZY (LIVE)

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

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, 8/3/13

CJ CHENIER-IOWA ARTS FEST, IOWA CITY 6/7/08

Backtracks May 9

May 10, 2015

A LIVE Listener Picks show. All the music picked out by listeners

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

RINGO STARR-A DOSE OF ROCK & ROLL

THE DOORS-SHIP OF FOOLS

THE WHO-JOIN TOGETHER

THE BYRDS-I'LL FEEL A WHOLE LOT BETTER

JACKIE DESHANNON-WHEN YOU WALK IN THE ROOM

STRAWBERRY ALARM CLOCK-RAINY DAY MUSHROOM PILLOW

JOE COCKER-SPACE CAPTAIN

BUDDY KNOX-PARTY DOLL

PETE KLINDT QUINTET-HEY DIDDLE DIDDLE

THE DOOBIE BROS-CHINA GROVE

GRAHAM PARKER-FOOLS GOLD

B J THOMAS-MAMA

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

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