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

Blue Avenue January 10

Jan 10, 2016

This week we start an eight week survey of the Blues Foundation's nominees for their coveted Blues Music Awards (BMAs) by hearing all the nominees for Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year and Rock Blues Album of the Year

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

BRANDON SANTINI-COME ON EVERYBODY

JAREKUS SINGLETON-SUSPICION

EUGENE HIDEAWAY BRIDGES-HOLD ON A LITTLE BIT LONGER

SUGAR RAY RAYFORD-SOUTHSIDE OF TOWN

JOE LOUIS WALKER-WADE IN THE WATER

JIM VINER'S INCREDIBLE B3 BAND-CHICKEN TICKIN' (EXCERPT)

Backtracks January 9

Jan 9, 2016

Elvis Presley's 81st birthday was Jan. 8. Today's show is all about The King

VARIOUS ARTIST-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

ELVIS PRESLEY-IT'S NOW OR NEVER/AN AMERICAN TRILOGY

ELVIS PRESLEY AND MICHAEL BUBLE-FEVER

ELVIS PRESLEY-AFTER LOVING YOU/I GOT A WOMAN/TIGER MAN

RUFUS THOMAS-TIGER MAN

LONNIE MACK-MEMPHIS (EXCERPT)

ELVIS PRESLEY-BOSOM OF ABRAHAM/BURNING LOVE/YOU WERE ALWAYS ON MY MIND

COL. TOM PARKER-TV GUIDE INTERVIEW 1956

ARTHUR GUNTER-BABY LET'S PLAY HOUSE

ELVIS PRESLEY-BABY LET'S PLAY HOUSE

Backtracks January 2

Jan 2, 2016

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

THE CHANTELS-MAYBE

RUTH BROWN-LUCKY LIPS

THE SENSATIONS-PLEASE MR. DISC JOCKEY

THE BONNIE SISTERS-CRY BABY

THE CO-EDS-LOVE YOU BABY ALL THE TIME

THE HEARTS-LONELY NIGHTS

JANIS JOPLIN-MAYBE

ALVIN CASH-ALIVIN'S BOO-GA-LOO

BILLY PRESTON-BILLY'S BAG (EXCERPT)

CHRIS KENNER-LAND OF 1000 DANCES

BOBBY DAY-OVER AND OVER

BESSIE BANKS-GO NOW!

WILSON PICKETT-LAND OF 1000 DANCES

THE DAVE CLARK 5-OVER AND OVER

THE MOODY BLUES-GO NOW!

This week's medley originally aired 11/8/15. Check that week's playlist for a complete list of songs

Blue Avenue December 27

Dec 26, 2015

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

Backtracks December 26

Dec 26, 2015

Today's show originally aired 11/21/15. Check that day's playlist for a complete song list

This Medley originally aired 12/21/14

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 20

Dec 20, 2015

This show originally aired 10/25/15

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

JAMES HARMAN-BAD FEETS/BAD HAIR

FIONA BOYES-WALKING AROUND MONEY

CHICKENBONE SLIM-TRYIN' TO GET BY

BUDDY GUY-TURN ME WILD

TOMMY CASTRO-COMMON GROUND

SHAUN MURPHY-HOW STRONG IS A WOMAN

JOE & VICKI PRICE-WHOOPIE PIE (EXCERPT)

RUSH CLEVELAND-LEAVING ME

SHEMEKIA COPELAND-DEVIL'S HAND

WALTER TROUT-MY SHIP CAME IN

DIANE BLUE-THAT'S WHAT THEY CALL THE BLUES

RICK VITO-MISSY BROWN

Backtracks December 19

Dec 19, 2015

Hours #1 and 2 were originally aired 6/21/14 (when the show was just two hours long) check that days playlist for a complete song list

Hour #3 (4-5pm)

THE CRYSTALS-SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN

THE RONETTES-SLEIGH RIDE

DARLENE LOVE-CHRISTMAS (BABY PLEASE COME HOME)

THE CROSSFIRES/TURTLES-SANTA AND THE SIDEWALK SURFER

THE TRASHMEN-DANCING WITH SANTA

WAILERS-CHRISTMAS SPIRIT

THE SONICS-DON'T BELIEVE IN CHRISTMAS

PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS-WEAR A SMILE FOR CHRISTMAS

THE ENCHANTERS-MAMBO SANTA MAMBO

This week's Medley was suggested by Mason City listener Bill Schmiedeskamp with the them The Beatles as a cover band

THE BEATLES-ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN/SLOW DOWN/WORDS OF LOVE

GEORGE HARRISON-IF NOT FOR YOU

THE BEATLES-ANNA/MATCHBOX/DEVIL IN HER HEART

JOHN LENNON-STAND BY ME

THE BEATLES-LONG TALL SALLY/TWIST AND SHOUT

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW

Blue Avenue December 13

Dec 13, 2015

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

THE JIMMYS-WRECKING BALL

WEE WILLIE WALKER-IF NOTHING EVER CHANGES

SHARON JONES & THE DAP KINGS-AIN'T NO CHIMNEYS IN THE PROJECTS

JAMES HARMAN-THE CLOCK IS TICKIN'

BOB MARGOLIN-I SHALL PREVAIL

FRANK BEY & ANTHONY PAULE BAND-EVERYDAY WILL BE LIKE A HOLIDAY

BOB CORRITORE-HARP BLAST (EXCERPT)

SAMANTHA FISH-BLAME IT ON THE MOON

ZORA YOUNG-COUNTRY GIRL

SMOKY GREENWELL-MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL

CHICKEN BONE SLIM-BLUES FOR CHRISTMAS

Backtracks December 12

Dec 12, 2015

This show originally aired 7/11/15

It's a 3-fers show!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

ELVIS PRESLEY-DON'T/I WANT YOU, I NEED YOU, I LOVE YOU/IT'S NOW OR NEVER

CAROLE KING-I FEEL THE EARTH MOVE/SMACKWATER JACK/NATURAL WOMAN

SIMON & GARFUNKEL-THE SOUNDS OF SILENCE/WE'VE GOT A GROOVY THING GOIN'

CHET ATKINS-BOO BOO STICK BEAT (EXCERPT)

SIMON & GARFUNKEL-I AM A ROCK

HERMAN'S HERMITS-I'M INTO SOMETHING GOOD/MRS. BROWN.../I UNDERSTAND

THE BEATLES-THE HIPPY SHAKE/ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN/THERE'S A PLACE

THE BEATLES-I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND/I FEEL FINE/HELP

PAUL MC CARTNEY-I'LL GIVE YOU A RING

PAUL MC CARTNEY-SIMPLE AS THAT

THE BEATLES-WE CAN WORK IT OUT/PENNY LANE/THE BALLAD OF JOHN AND YOKO

Blue Avenue December 6

Dec 7, 2015

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

DEB RYDER-GUILTY AS SIN

WEE WILLIE WALKER-HANDS OF TIME

CASH BOX KINGS-EVERYBODY'S FISHIN'

SHAUN MURPHY-DON'T LIE TO ME

OMAR COLEMAN-LUCKY MAN

24TH ST. WAILERS-CURSED

ROB LUMBARD-BLUES IN A BOTTLE

FIONA BOYES-MAMA'S SANCTIFIED AMP

BRANDON SANTINI-EVIL WOMAN

SLAM ALLEN-ALL BECAUSE OF YOU

6:00

MARCIA BALL-LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP

KILBORN ALLEY BLUES BAND-YOU CAN HAVE THE TAIL

JOHN PRIMER-I AIN'T WORRIED 'BOUT MY BABY

Backtracks December 5

Dec 6, 2015

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPEN COLLAGE OF SONGS

PEARL GALLOWAY-GET WIT IT

LINDA HOPKINS-ROCK & ROLL BLUES

DOLLY COOPER-BIG ROCK INN

BUNNY PAUL-WATCHA GONNA DO?

LADY NELL-DON'T FORGET

BETTY EVERETT-I'VE GOT A CLAIM ON YOU

DON GARDNER & DEE DEE FORD-I NEED YOUR LOVIN'

WILBERT HARRISON-LET'S STICK TOGETHER

JR WALKER-CLEO'S MOOD

THE OUTLAWS-HIGH TIDES AND GREEN GRASS

THIN LIZZIE-WHISKEY IN THE JAR

BOB DYLAN-SHE BELONGS TO ME/SUBTERRANEAN HOMESICK BLUES/I WANT YOU

LONNIE MACK-MEMPHIS (EXCERPT)

Holiday season kickoff

WINGS-LET 'EM IN

THE BEATLES-SAVOY TRUFFLE/CHRISTMAS TIME IS HERE AGAIN/I DON'T WANT TO SPOIL THE PARTY

JOHN LENNON-COLD TURKEY (EXCERPT)

THE BEATLES-STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER/ALL TOGETHER NOW/A TASTE OF HONEY

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue November 29

Nov 29, 2015

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

FIONA BOYES-SMOKESTACK LIGHTNING

SUGARRAY RAYFORD-LIVE TO LOVE AGAIN

WEE WILLIE WALKER-FUNKY WAY

TAD ROBINSON-WHILE YOU WERE GONE

ZORA YOUNG w/LITTLE MIKE & THE TORNADOES-I'VE BEEN A FOOL TOO LONG

JOE LOUIS WALKER-YOUNG GIRL BLUES

JOE LOUIS WALKER-GOSPEL BLUES (EXCERPT)

RUSH CLEVELAND-THEN I MET YOU

THE LAKE PATROL-I'M A HOG FOR YOU BABY

THE JIMMYS-WHAT GIVES

MITCH WOODS-STORY OF CLUB 88/BROKE

D'MAR & GILL-I FELL IN LOVE WITH THE BLUES

Backtracks November 28

Nov 28, 2015

A Listener Picks edition of the show!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

CHUBBY CHECKER-LIMBO ROCK

THE NASHVILLE TEENS-TOBACCO ROAD

STEVIE RAY VAUGHN-SUPERSTITION

KING BISCUIT BOY-YOU DONE TORE YOUR PLAYHOUSE DOWN

JOHN D. LOUDERMILK-TOBACCO ROAD

THE LOVIN' SPOONFUL-NASHVILLE CATS

BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD-NOWADAYS CLANCY CAN'T EVEN SING

JOHN FOGERTY-CHANGE IN THE WEATHER

KLAATU-CALLING OCCUPANTS OF INTERPLANETARY CRAFT

COUNTRY JOE & THE FISH-FISH CHEER/I FEEL LIKE I'M FIXIN' TO DIE RAG

The latest Paul McCartney remixed/remastered reissues are out, Tug of War and Pipes of Peace. They're featured in this Medley.

PAUL MCCARTNEY-EBONY & IVORY (demo)/EBONY & IVORY (solo version)/TUG OF WAR (remix)

THE BEATLES-GET BACK (Naked version)

PAUL MCCARTNEY-SAY SAY SAY (2015 Remix)/AVERAGE PERSON (Demo)/PIPES OF PEACE

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue November 22

Nov 22, 2015

This program originally aired 10/18/15

The first hour recaps the recent Blues Blast awards (bluesblastmagazine.com)

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

MUD MORGANFIELD AND KIM WILSON-STILL A FOOL

OTIS CLAY & JOHNNY RAWLS-MOMMA DIDN'T RAISE NO FOOL

MARCIA BALL-CAN'T BLAME NOBODY BUT MYSELF

JOHN MAYALL'S BLUES BREAKERS-SO MANY ROADS

TINSLEY ELLIS-IN FROM THE COLD

BOB CORRITORE-MR. TATE'S ADVICE (EXCERPT)

ELVIN BISHOP-EVERYBODY'S IN THE SAME BOAT

SELWYN BIRCHWOOD-DON'T CALL NO AMBULANCE

Backtracks November 7

Nov 7, 2015

Hour #1 is all Leftover Listener Picks from the Oct. 24 LIVE show

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

JIM CROCE-RAPID ROY THAT STOCK CAR BOY

JOE COCKER-DELTA LADY

SPIRIT-CADILLAC COWBOYS

JOHN PRINE-ILLEGAL SMILE

BOB DYLAN-SHELTER FROM THE STORM

THE GRATEFUL DEAD-STANDING ON THE MOON

HUGH MASEKELA-GRAZIN' IN THE GRASS (EXCERPT)

LED ZEPPELIN-TANGERINE

GRAND FUNK RAILROAD-PEOPLE LET'S STOP THE WAR

SYD BARRETT-GIGOLO AUNT

BUBBLE PUPPY-HOT SMOKE AND SASAFRASS

THE 5 KEYS-LING TING TONG

This Halloween soundscape originally aired 10/28/12

THE BEATLES-I AM THE WALRUS/BLUE JAY WAY/DEVIL IN HER HEART

RINGO STARR-SPOOKY WEIRDNESS

THE BEATLES-OCTOPUS'S GARDEN/EVERYBODY'S GOT SOMETHING TO HIDE EXCEPT FOR ME AND MY MONKEY/THE INNER LIGHT

JOHN LENNON-MY MUMMY'S DEAD

THE BEATLES-WHAT'S THE NEW MARY JANE

PAUL MC CARTNEY-OOBU JOOBU

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue November 1

Nov 1, 2015

This Halloween oriented show originally aired 10/30/11

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

LAVERN BAKER-VOODOO VOODOO

JR. WELLS-HOODOO MAN

DEMETRIA TAYLOR-VOODOO WOMAN

TRAMPLED UNDER FOOT-THE EVIL TRAIN

TOO SLIM & THE TAIL DRAGGERS-SHE SEES GHOSTS

BO DIDDLEY-BO MEETS THE MONSTER

ALABAMA MIKE-MOONDOG HOWL

TINSLEY ELLIS-FRONT STREET FREEZE (EXCERPT)

SPENCER BOHREN-BAD LUCK BONE

SARAH JANE NELSON-I PUT A SPELL ON YOU

PAT DONAHUE-YOU HAUNT ME

HOWLIN' WOLF-EVIL

Backtracks October 31

Oct 31, 2015

The annual Halloween Spooktacular!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

BILLY DI MARCO-DRAC'S BACK

THE VERDICTS-THE MUMMY'S BALL

THE NEW TRENDS-SPOOKSVILLE

JOHN ZACHERLE-COOLEST LITTLE MONSTER

THE KAC-TIES-MR. WEREWOLF

ALLEN SHERMAN-MY SON THE VAMPIRE

BILLY LEE RILEY-THE NIGHTMARE MASH

SCREAMIN' JAY HAWKINS-FRANKENSTEIN'S PARTY

THE MARKETTES-OUT OF LIMITS (EXCERPT)

DAVID SEVILLE-WITCH DOCTOR

LAVERNE BAKER-VOODOO VOODOO

THE GREEN SLIME-THE GREEN SLIME

BOBBY PICKETT-ME & MY MUMMY

No theme, totally at random

THE BEATLES-TWO OF US/AND YOUR BIRD CAN SING/GOT TO GET YOU INTO MY LIFE

JOHN LENNON-CRIPPLED INSIDE

THE BEATLES-THE FOOL ON THE HILL/PENNY LANE/ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE

TRAVELING WILBURYS-TWEETER & THE MONKEY MAN

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue October 25

Oct 25, 2015

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

JAMES HARMAN-BAD FEETS/BAD HAIR

FIONA BOYES-WALKING AROUND MONEY

CHICKENBONE SLIM-TRYIN' TO GET BY

BUDDY GUY-TURN ME WILD

TOMMY CASTRO-COMMON GROUND

SHAUN MURPHY-HOW STRONG IS A WOMAN

JOE & VICKI PRICE-WHOOPIE PIE (EXCERPT)

RUSH CLEVELAND-LEAVING ME

SHEMEKIA COPELAND-DEVIL'S HAND

WALTER TROUT-MY SHIP CAME IN

DIANE BLUE-THAT'S WHAT THEY CALL THE BLUES

RICK VITO-MISSY BROWN

ANDY T/NICK NIXON BAND-SUNDOWN BLUES

Backtracks October 24

Oct 24, 2015

All songs suggested by listeners!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

STEPHEN STILLS-RING OF LOVE

VAN MORRISON-DID YE GET HEALED

ELVIS COSTELLO-WATCHING THE DETECTIVES

SLADE-RUN RUNAWAY

JACKIE DE SHANNON-WHEN YOU WALK IN THE ROOM

THE YARDBIRDS-HAPPENINGS TEN YEARS TIME AGO

MOODY BLUES-EVENING

FLYING LIZARDS-MONEY

GRAHAM NASH-MILITARY MADNESS

THE MARVELLETTES-DON'T MESS WITH BILL

BE BOP DELUXE-PANIC IN THE WORLD

VELVET UNDERGROUND-WHITE LIGHT/WHITE HEAT

Blue Avenue October 18

Oct 18, 2015

The first hour recaps the recent Blues Blast awards (bluesblastmagazine.com)

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

MUD MORGANFIELD AND KIM WILSON-STILL A FOOL

OTIS CLAY & JOHNNY RAWLS-MOMMA DIDN'T RAISE NO FOOL

MARCIA BALL-CAN'T BLAME NOBODY BUT MYSELF

JOHN MAYALL'S BLUES BREAKERS-SO MANY ROADS

TINSLEY ELLIS-IN FROM THE COLD

BOB CORRITORE-MR. TATE'S ADVICE (EXCERPT)

ELVIN BISHOP-EVERYBODY'S IN THE SAME BOAT

SELWYN BIRCHWOOD-DON'T CALL NO AMBULANCE

STEVE EARLE-YOU'RE THE BEST LOVER THAT I EVER HAD

This week's theme is Ringo, John, Paul, George, repeat

RINGO STARR-RORY & THE HURRICANES

THE BEATLES-IF I FELL/LET IT BE (NAKED)

GEORGE HARRISON-THIS IS LOVE

THE BEATLES-BOYS

JOHN LENNON-BE BOP A LULA

PAUL MC CARTNEY-APPRECIATE

THE BEATLES-DON'T BOTHER ME

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

Backtracks October 17

Oct 17, 2015

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

CLIFF JOHNSON-GO AWAY HOUND DOG

TOMMY SCOTT-CAT MUSIC

AL TERRY-WATCH DOG

BILL FLAGG-GO CAT GO

DON WOOD-BIRD DOG

JOE MONTGOMERY-COOL CAT

ETTA JAMES-TOUGH MARY

THE SENSATIONS-LET ME IN

THE DELLS-ETERNALLY

CLARENCE 'FROGMAN' HENRY-A LITTLE TOO MUCH

THE RUMBLERS-BOSS (EXCERPT)

WAYNE FONTANA-PAMELA PAMELA

ERIC BURDON & THE ANIMALS-SEE SEE RIDER

THE SMOKE-MY FRIEND JACK

THE HOLLIES-CARRIE-ANNE

WILD UNCERTAINTY-A MAN WITHOUT MONEY

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