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

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.

Blue Avenue November 2

Nov 1, 2014

This week's trip down Blue Avenue originally aired 9/21/14, check that week's posting for a complete song list

Halloween soundscape!

THE BEATLES-LUCY IN THE SKY/I AM THE WALRUS/WITHIN YOU WITHOUT YOU

RINGO STARR-SPOOKY WEIRDNESS

THE BEATLES-SHE SAID SHE SAID/EVERYBODY'S GOT SOMETHING TO HIDE/FREE AS A BIRD

WINGS-SPIRITS OF ANCIENT EGYPT

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue October 26

Oct 26, 2014

Halloween Party!!

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

SUGAR RAY & THE BLUETONES-NOTHING BUT THE DEVIL

OTIS CLAY & JOHNNY RAWLS-VOODOO QUEEN

EDDIE MARTIN & HIS BIG BLUES BAND-ZOMBIE ATTACK

HOWLIN' WOLF-EVIL

ERIC HUGHES BAND-MY BABY GOT A BLACK CAT

JEFF DALE-THE DEVIL I KNOW

BOB CORRITORE-MANY A DEVIL'S NIGHT (EXCERPT)

ROBERT JOHNSON-ME & THE DEVIL BLUES

JOHNNY WINTER-DEATH LETTER

E. G. KIGHT-GRAVEYARD DEAD BLUES

MARKEY BLUE-VOODOO DO

HURRICANE RUTH-COLD DAY IN HELL

Backtracks October 25

Oct 25, 2014

A LIVE Listener Picks show. All the music suggested by Backtracks listeners:

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

VAN MORRISON-HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY

DEREK-CINNAMON

PAUL SIMON-WAS A SUNNY DAY

WINGS-VENUS & MARS/ROCK SHOW

THE ROLLING STONES-DEAD FLOWERS

THE BYRDS-MY BACK PAGES

JOHNNY BURNETTE-TRAIN KEPT A ROLLIN'

DWIGHT TWILLEY-I'M ON FIRE

BIG STAR-FEEL

ELTON JOHN-CAPTAIN FANTASTIC & THE BROWN DIRT COWBOY

THE GRATEFUL DEAD-RIPPLE

ROY ORBISON-DREAM BABY

HUMBLE PIE-BLACK COFFEE

A new meaning for "I"-Tunes

THE BEATLES-I CALL YOUR NAME/I NEED YOU/I'LL FOLLOW THE SUN

RINGO STARR-I'LL STILL LOVE YOU

THE BEATLES-I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER/I'VE GOT A FEELING/I'M ONLY SLEEPING

GEORGE HARRISON-I DON'T WANT TO DO IT

THE BEATLES-I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND/I'M DOWN

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue October 19

Oct 19, 2014

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

MISSISSIPPI HEAT-SWEET POISON

LIZ MANDEVILLE-SO CALLED BEST FRIEND

CHRIS O'LEARY-GIVE IT

DAVE ALVIN & PHIL ALVIN-SOUTHERN FLOOD BLUES

KEB MO-I'M GONNA BE YOUR MAN

BOB CORRITORE-TABOO (EXCERPT)

GARY CLARKE JR.-NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOR BLUES

WALTER TROUT-TAKE A LITTLE TIME

KIM SIMMONDS & SAVOY BROWN-COBRA

KENT BURNSIDE-R. L. BURNSIDE

THE SOUL SEARCHERS-YOU'VE GOT TO LOVE HER WITH A FEELING

THE SOUL SEARCHERS-HIT IT (EXCERPT)

6:00

Backtracks October 18

Oct 18, 2014

This week's show is a Best Of spotlight segment show featuring spotlights that originally aired 10/10/09, 10/25/08, and 4/18/09

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

THE FASCINATORS-CUDDLE UP WITH CAROLYN

CATHY RYAN-24 HOURS A DAY

THE 5 KEYS-I TOOK YOUR LOVE FOR A TOY

THE HURRICANES-I'LL ALWAYS BE IN LOVE WITH YOU

THE SWALLOWS-IN THE PALM OF MY HAND

THE CHARMS-THE FIRST SIGN OF LOVE

THE MASCOTS-I WANT LOVE

THE ADMIRALS-OH YES

THE DELMORE BROS-PAN AMERICAN BOOGIE

Backtracks October 11

Oct 11, 2014

Today's show is a Best Of Spotlight Segment Show with segments originally aired in late 2008 and early 2009

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

JOHNNY BURNETTE'S ROCK'N'ROLL TRIO-ROCKABILLY BOOGIE

CARL PERKINS-DIXIE FRIED

EDDIE BOND-FLIP FLOP MAMA

JUNIOR THOMPSON-RAW DEAL

JERRY LEE LEWIS-END OF THE ROAD

THE MILLER SISTERS-TEN CATS DOWN

BILLY RILEY-ROCK WITH ME BABY

SONNY BURGESS-RED HEADED WOMAN

BARBARA PITTMAN-I NEED A MAN

BRAD SUGGS-CHARCOAL SUIT

STEVE ROLLAND-HOW MANY MILES

This week's Beatles Medley originally aired August 17, 2014. Check that week's posting for a complete song list.

Blue Avenue October 12

Oct 11, 2014

This week's Blue Avenue show originally aired September 7, 2014. Check that week's posting for a complete song list

Backtracks October 4

Oct 5, 2014

Thank you for your pledges of support. We made the 50 call goal in the last minute!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

ELLA MAE MORSE-TEARDROPS FROM MY EYES

VARETTA DILLARD-MERCY, MR. PERCY

BIG MAYBELLE-I'VE GOT A FEELIN'

RUTH BROWN-SWEET BABY OF MINE

BIG BROTHER & THE HOLDING COMPANY-BALL & CHAIN

LINK WRAY-RAWHIDE

JOHNNY BURNETTE & THE ROCK AND ROLL TRIO-THE TRAIN KEPT A ROLLIN'

LINK WRAY-RUMBLE MAMBO

DON WILLIS-WARRIOR SAM

LINK WRAY-MISSING LINK

THE BYRDS-BALLAD OF EASY RIDER

THE BEATLES-SGT PEPPER'S LHCB/WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS/EVERY LITTLE THING

PAUL MC CARTNEY-WITH A LITTLE LUCK

THE BEATLES-DON'T LET ME DOWN

THE BEATLES-FOR YOU BLUE/YOU NEVER GIVE ME YOUR MONEY

GEORGE HARRISON-WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS (LIVE)

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue October 5

Oct 5, 2014

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

THE MANNISH BOYS-CAN'T MAKE A LIVIN'

SUGAR RAY & THE BLUETONES-NINETY NINE

LIZ MANDEVILLE-WHY WOULD A WOMAN SING THE BLUES?

JOHNNY WINTER-WHO DO YOU LOVE?

KIM SIMMONDS AND SAVOY BROWN-GOING BACK

MUD MORGANFIELD AND KIM WILSON-I DON'T KNOW WHY

BOB CORRITORE-RUKUS RHYTHM (EXCERPT)

WALTER TROUT-THE WHALE HAVE SWALLOWED ME

SHANE DWIGHT-NEVER BEFORE

RANDY OXFORD BAND-HOW COME YOU'RE NEVER HERE (WHEN I GET HOME)

SOUL SEARCHERS-SEE SEE BABY

THE BEATLES-THE ONE AFTER 909/NO REPLY/FIXING A HOLE

GEORGE HARRISON-WHAT IS LIFE

THE BEATLES-ALL TOGETHER NOW/THINK FOR YOURSELF/ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE

PAUL MC CARTNEY & MICHAEL JACKSON-SAY SAY SAY

THE BEATLES-LOVE ME DO

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue September 28

Sep 28, 2014

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

SUGAR RAY & THE BLUETONES-RAT TRAP

ELVIN BISHOP-EVERYBODY'S IN THE SAME BOAT

MARKEY BLUE-WHEN LOVE COMES ALONG

KAYE BOHLER-THE WAY I DO BUSINESS

RANDY OXFORD BAND-TROUBLE

ROD PIAZZA & THE MIGHTY FLYERS-BAD WEATHER BLUES

BOB CORRITORE-HARMONICA WATUSI (EXCERPT)

THE MANNISH BOYS-STRUGGLE IN MY HOMETOWN

DAVE ALVIN & PHIL ALVIN-I FEEL SO GOOD

MARCIA BALL-LIKE THERE'S NO TOMORROW

THE SOUL SEARCHERS-HARD WAY

MICHELLE BALDWIN-CHOCOLATE JESUS

Backtracks September 13

Sep 14, 2014

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

BOB DYLAN-SUBTERRANEAN HOMESICK BLUES

ELVIN BISHOP-CALLING ALL COWS

BLIND FAITH-PRESENCE OF THE LORD

THE BEATLES-BIRTHDAY

SONS OF CHAMPLIN-ROOFTOP

THE DOORS-LA WOMAN

JACKIE DE SHANNON-WHEN YOU WALK IN THE ROOM

ROBERT PALMER-MAN SMART, WOMAN SMARTER

THE MOODY BLUES-DEPARTURE/RIDE MY SEE-SAW

THE WHO-I CAN SEE FOR MILES

THE GUESS WHO-ALBERT FLASHER

MEL CARTER-HOLD ME, THRILL ME, KISS ME

THE BEATLES-BABY IT'S YOU

VAN MORRISON-DOMINO

This week's playlist was suggested by listener Dash Dixon with a duo theme: Acrostic Beatles by The Numbers!

THE BEATLES-TAXMAN/HOLD ME TIGHT

RINGO STARR-EARLY 1970

THE BEATLES-BEING FOR THE BENEFIT OF MR. KITE/EIGHT DAYS A WEEK/AND YOUR BIRD CAN SING

PAUL MC CARTNEY-TAKE IT AWAY

THE BEATLES-LOVELY RITA/EVERYBODY'S TRYING TO BE MY BABY/SHE CAME IN THRU THE BATHROOM WINDOW

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue September 7

Sep 7, 2014

Lots of new releases that came in during the summer months!

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS

JOHN PRIMER & THE TEARDROPS-DON'T YOU HEAR ME CRYING FOR YOU

ROD PIAZZA-GAMBLING WOMAN

EDEN BRENT-LET'S GO AHEAD AND FALL IN LOVE

TERRY HANCK-PEACE OF MIND

KAYE BOHLER-DIGGIN' ON MY MAN

ETTA BRITT-YOU WERE NEVER MINE

BOB CORRITORE-HARP BLAST (EXCERPT)

SELWYN BIRCHWOOD-QUEEN OF HEARTS

WALTER TROUT-HARD TIME

J P SOARS-FULL MOON NIGHT IN MEMPHIS

JOHN EAST-BIG LEGGED WOMAN

Backtracks September 6

Sep 6, 2014

I'm baaaack! This afternoon, it's music I got on my summer vacation!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

SMILEY LEWIS-BUMPITY BUMP

BOO BREEDING-COUNTRY WOMAN

GUITAR SLIM-GUITAR SLIM

T-BONE WALKER-RAILROAD STATION BLUES

PEE WEE CRAYTON-DO UNTO OTHERS

LONNIE DONEGAN-ROCK ISLAND LINE

VIPERS-DON'T YOU ROCK ME DADDY

STATION SKIFFLE-HUGGED MY HONEY

THE FRANATICS-STRAIGHT FLUSH (EXCERPT)

THE DONTAYS-DEVIL IN HIS HEART

THE BEATLES-DEVIL IN HER HEART

BARRETT STRONG-MONEY

THE BEATLES-MONEY

This week's medley was picked out by San Antonio TX listener Paul DuBay with the theme: Fabs messages to each other.

GEORGE HARRISON-ALL THOSE YEARS AGO

JOHN LENNON-HOW DO YOU SLEEP?

PAUL MC CARTNEY-DEAR BOY

PAUL MC CARTNEY-HERE TODAY

RINGO STARR-ENGLISH GARDEN

RINGO STARR-NEVER WITHOUT YOU

RINGO STARR-YOU & ME BABE

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Backtracks August 30

Aug 30, 2014

The first two hours are reprised from last year's Labor Day special with all the songs having something to do with the work experience (or at least having the word WORK in the title!) Hour #3 is all new and is comprised of Listener Picks "leftover" from the July LIVE show.

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

JANIS JOPLIN-WORK ME LORD

BOB SEGER-I'VE BEEN WORKIN'

SAM COOKE-CHAIN GANG

HANK BALLARD-WORK WITH ME ANNIE

LEE DORSEY-WORKING IN A COAL MINE

DONNA SUMMER-SHE WORKS HARD FOR THE MONEY

THE RONDELS-BACK BEAT NO. 1 (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue August 31

Aug 26, 2014

On this Labor Day weekend, we get to enjoy the fruits of the labor of IPR's Live Music recording engineer, Phil Maass. Everything on this week's trip down The Avenue was recorded, mixed, produced by Mr. Maass, and can only be heard on IPR stations. Thanks, Phil!

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

WALTER TROUT-BOWLFUL OF BLUES FESTIVAL, NEWTON, 8/31/13

BIG JAMES AND THE CHICAGO PLAYBOYS-FRIENDS BLUES BLOWOUT, ELECTRIC PARK BALLROOM, WATERLOO, 2/8/14

DWAYNE DOPSIE & THE ZYDECO HELLRAISERS-MISSISSIPPI VALLEY BLUES FEST, DAVENPORT, 7/1/11

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