Blue Avenue

Sundays at 5 p.m. on IPR News/Studio One and Fridays at 1 p.m. on Studio One online

Host Bob Dorr presents old school, new generation, historic, and contemporary blues and its derivations including soul, funk, rock 'n' roll, and gospel.

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Blue Avenue June 26

Jun 27, 2016

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

SUGAR BLUE-MARY ANN

THE GOLDEN STATE LONESTAR BLUES REVUE-MIDNIGHT HOUR

BIG HARP GEORGE-MY BRIGHT FUTURE

NICK SCHNEBELEN BAND-BREAK OF DAY

LITTLE BOYS BLUE-IF ID'A KNOWN

BOB CORRITORE-POTATO STOMP (EXCERPT)

DANIELLE NICOLE-DIDN'T DO YOU NO GOOD

SHAUN MURPHY-FOOL FOR YOU

JOYANN PARKER-CLOSING SOMEONE ELSE'S BLINDS

RUSH CLEVELAND-WALKING DOWN THE STREET

THE BLUE BAND-WHAT LOVE'LL MAKE YOU DO

BRYCE JANEY-1973

6:00

Blue Avenue June 19

Jun 21, 2016

I've got some suggestions for your summer blues listening list!

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

BIG HARP GEORGE-I AIN'T THE JUDGE OF YOU/LIGHT FROM DARKNESS

SHAUN MURPHY-IT WON'T STOP RAINING/PRICE OF LOVE

BRYCE JANEY-DOWN HOME BLUES/COUNTRY FEVER

BIG HARP GEORGE-MOJO WALTZ (EXCERPT)

THE GOLDEN STATE LONE STAR BLUES REVUE-HERE'S MY PICTURE/TAKE A CHANCE

SUGAR BLUE-12 STEPS/CYBER BLUES

RUSH CLEVELAND-WINDY IN CHICAGO/MISSING YOU SO LONG/ALBERT'S SHUFFLE (EXCERPT)

6:00

Blue Avenue June 12

Jun 14, 2016

(this show originally aired 5/22/16)

Blue Avenue June 5

Jun 6, 2016

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

MIKE WHEELER-YEAH!

COREY DENNISON-ROOM TO BREATHE

BENNY TURNER-I CAN'T LEAVE

ANDY POXON-ALREADY GONE

BIG HARP GEORGE-COOL MISTAKE

DEBBIE DAVIES-IT'S ALL BLUES

NANCY WRIGHT-GROOVING EASY (EXCERPT)

JOYANN PARKER-EVIL HEARTED

SHAUN MURPHY-RUNNING OUT OF TIME

DANIELLE NICOLE-IT AIN'T YOU

SUGAR BLUE-ONE

GOLDEN STATE LONE STAR BLUES REVUE-END OF THE WORLD

SUGAR BLUE-SUGAR BLUE BOOGIE (EXCERPT)

6:00

Blue Avenue May 29

May 29, 2016

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial kickoff to the outdoor festival season, so we're going to festivals around Iowa that were recorded exclusively for IPR audiences by IPR Live Events Producer Phil Maass!

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

THE LAMONT CRANSTON BAND-BOWLFUL OF BLUES FESTIVAL, NEWTON 9/5/15

SHAUN MURPHY BAND-FRIENDS BLUES BLOWOUT, WATERLOO, 2/6/16

SOUL SEARCHERS-DES MOINES SOCIAL CLUB, 3/3/16

LINN COUNTY BLUES ALLSTARS-BLUESMORE CELEBRATION, CEDAR RAPIDS, 8/3/13

Blue Avenue May 8

May 9, 2016

A Ladies Night edition of the program, originally aired 3/13/16

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

LARA & THE BLUZ DAWGZ-FLAT LINE

DANIELLE NICOLE-DIDN'T DO YOU NO GOOD

TEDESCHI/TRUCKS BAND-LAUGH ABOUT IT

SHAUN MURPHY-STRANGE LIFE

24TH ST. WAILERS-JUST WAIT

JEWEL BROWN-THAT'S A PRETTY GOOD LOVE

NANCY WRIGHT-FUNKIN' IT UP (EXCERPT)

SHEMEKIA COPELAND-DEVIL'S HAND

MAVIS STAPLES-TAKE US BACK

MISSISSIPPI HEAT (INETTA VISOR)-DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY

VICKI (AND JOE) PRICE-HONEY

Blue Avenue May 1

May 3, 2016

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

COREY DENNISON-SHE'S NO GOOD

SHAUN MURPHY-HAPPY WITH THE ONE I GOT NOW

MIKE WHEELER-YOU WON'T DO RIGHT

J. B. HUTTO & THE HAWKS-WHAT CAN YOU GET OUTSIDE THAT YOU CAN'T GET AT HOME?

STUDEBAKER JOHN-HOLD ME DOWN

BRYCE JANEY-SHE'S GONE AWAY

JOE & VICKI PRICE-AIRLINE (EXCERPT)

STEVE GUYGER-IF IT AIN'T ME

JIMMY ROGERS w/BOB CORRITORE-SHE LOVES ANOTHER MAN

MARK HUMMEL-EASY

LIL RONNIE-THINK BIG

BENNY TURNER-IF I CAN'T HAVE YOU

Blue Avenue April 24

Apr 24, 2016

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

MIKE WHEELER-THAT'S WHAT LOVE WILL MAKE YOU DO

CURTIS SALGADO-MY GIRLFRIEND

DELTA MOON-DOWN IN THE FLOOD

JAMES HUNTER 6-LIGHT OF MY LIFE

MAVIS STAPLES-TOMORROW

GUY KING-TRUTH

BOB CORRITORE-HARP BLAST (EXCERPT)

KIM WILSON-SOME DAY

MARK WENNER-WORRIED LIFE

MARK HUMMEL-HARD HEARTED WOMEN

KURT CRANDALL-GREAT SHAKES

COREY DENNISON-AW, SNAP!

JOHNNY RAWLS-EVERY WOMAN NEEDS A WORKING MAN

BOB CORRITORE-SHUFF STUFF (EXCERPT)

6:00

Blue Avenue April 17

Apr 17, 2016

Some favorite new releases of the first part of 2016 (this show originally aired 3/20/16)

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

JANIVA MAGNESS-YOUR HOUSE IS BURNING/MOTH TO A FLAME

ANDY POXON-NEXT TO YOU/COLD WEATHER

TIM WILLIAMS-MORE PEPPERS IN YOUR CHILI/BIG RIVER/MIDNIGHT AFTER MIDNIGHT

JOE & VICKI PRICE-WHOOPEE PIE (EXCERPT)

MAVIS STAPLES-TAKE US BACK/ACTION/MLK SONG

THE JAMES HUNTER 6-THIS IS WHERE WE CAME IN/(BABY) HOLD ON/A TRUER HEART

TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND-I WANT MORE

Blue Avenue April 10

Apr 10, 2016

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

CURTIS SALGADO-WALK A MILE IN MY BLUES

JOHNNY RAWLS-TIGER IN A CAGE

HARPER & THE MIDWEST KIND-I CAN'T STAND THIS

DAVE FIELDS-LET'S GET SHAKIN'

COREY DENNISON-THE DEACON

MAGIC SAM-KEEP ON DOIN' WHAT YOU'RE DOIN'

BOB CORRITORE-POTATO STOMP (EXCERPT)

TIM WILLIAMS-THE WITCHING HOUR

BRYCE JANEY-GOING DOWN TO THE RIVER

GUY KING-MY HAPPINESS

PINETOP PERKINS-FOR YOU MY LOVE

JIMMY ROGERS-BIG BOSS MAN

JB HUTTO & HIS HAWKS-SPEAK MY MIND

Blue Avenue April 3

Apr 3, 2016

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

ANDY POXON-I WANT TO KNOW

THE JIMMYS-WHAT CHUR DOIN'

THE KNICKERBOCKER ALL STARS-HE WAS A FRIEND OF MINE

JANIVA MAGNESS-LOVE WINS AGAIN

HARPER-WHAT'S GOIN' DOWN

BONNIE RAITT-ALL ALONE WITH SOMETHING TO SAY

BOB CORRITORE-T-TOWN RAMBLE (EXCERPT)

TIM WILLIAMS-ANYWHERE C/O THE BLUES

BRYCE JANEY-DOWN HOME BLUES

LUTHER DICKINSON-HOW I WISH MY TRAIN WOULD COME

JAMES HUNTER 6-LIGHT OF MY LIFE

NIKKI JAMES-LOVE YOU LONG

MAGIC SAM-YOU BELONG TO ME

Blue Avenue March 27

Mar 27, 2016

An all live recordings show

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

BRANDON SANTINI-THIS TIME ANOTHER YEAR

RICK ESTRIN & THE NIGHTCATS-NEVER TRUST A WOMAN

GARY CLARKE JR.-DON'T OWE YOU A THING

JOE BONAMASSA-I CAN'T BE SATISFIED

BOB CORRITORE-POTATO STOMP (EXCERPT)

MISSISSIPPI HEAT-NEW ORLEANS MAN

LAMONT CRANSTON BAND-1000 MILES FROM NOWHERE

KILBORN ALLEY BLUES BAND-FAST HEART BEAT

MARCIA BALL-LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP

6:00

BOB PACE & THE DANGEROUS BAND-REAL MUTHA FO' YA

Blue Avenue March 20

Mar 20, 2016

Some favorite new releases of the first part of 2016

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

JANIVA MAGNESS-YOUR HOUSE IS BURNING/MOTH TO A FLAME

ANDY POXON-NEXT TO YOU/COLD WEATHER

TIM WILLIAMS-MORE PEPPERS IN YOUR CHILI/BIG RIVER/MIDNIGHT AFTER MIDNIGHT

JOE & VICKI PRICE-WHOOPEE PIE (EXCERPT)

MAVIS STAPLES-TAKE US BACK/ACTION/MLK SONG

THE JAMES HUNTER 6-THIS IS WHERE WE CAME IN/(BABY) HOLD ON/A TRUER HEART

TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND-I WANT MORE

NANCY WRIGHT-FUNKIN' IT UP (EXCERPT)

6:00

Blue Avenue March 6

Mar 7, 2016

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

TORONZO CANNON-THE PAIN AROUND ME

CHARLES BRADLEY-AIN'T IT A SIN

THE KNICKERBOCKER ALL-STARS-GO BACK TO THE BLUES

THE JIMMYS-FREIGHT TRAIN

ALBERT CUMMINGS-MOVIN' UP

MUD MORGANFIELD-YOU CAN'T LOSE WHAT YOU NEVER HAD

BOB CORRITORE-HARP BLAST (EXCERPT)

TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND-ANYHOW

KELLY RICHEY-FADING

ANDY POXON-YOU MUST BE CRAZY

MAGIC SAM-IT'S ALL YOUR FAULT

LUTHER DICKINSON-HURRY UP SUNRISE

THE 24TH ST. WAILERS-DON'T WORRY

Blue Avenue February 14

Feb 15, 2016

We continue our series of surveying nominees for the Blues Foundation's Blues Music Awards by hearing all the nominees for Traditional Blues Male Artist of the Year and Guitar Player of the Year

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

JIMMY BURNS-A STRING TO YOUR HEART

DAVE ALVIN & PHIL ALVIN-SIT DOWN BABY

CEDRIC BURNSIDE-DOWN IN THE DELTA

JAMES HARMAN-JUST A GAME GOIN' ON

JOHN PRIMER-LEANIN' TREE

BOB CORRITORE-HARMONICA JOYRIDE (EXCERPT)

DIANE BLUE (RONNIE EARL-GUITAR)-TODAY I SING THE BLUES

Blue Avenue February 7

Feb 7, 2016

Tonight's show includes all the Blues Foundations nominees for Song of the Year and and a survey of the nominees for Acoustic Artist and Acoustic Album of the Year

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

JAMES HARMAN-BAD FEET/BAD HAIR

ANTHONY GERACI-50 SHADES OF BLUE

DOUG MACLEOD-YOU GOT IT GOOD (AND THAT AIN'T BAD)

SUGAR RAY RAYFORD-SOUTH SIDE OF TOWN

WALTER TROUT-GONNA LIVE AGAIN

DOUG MACLEOD-RIDGE RUNNER (EXCERPT)

DOUG MACLEOD-VANETTA

ERIC BIBB-RILEY

GAYE ABDEGBALOLA-IS IT STILL GOOD FOR YA?

Blue Avenue January 31

Feb 1, 2016

This week's trip down the Avenue includes selections by ALL the nominees for The Blues Foundation's Blues Music Awards in the Traditional Blues Album and Harmonica Player of the Year categories

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

ANDY T/NICK NIXON BAND-NUMBERS MAN

JAMES HARMAN-BIG BONED GAL

THE CASH BOX KINGS-QUARTER TO BLUE

CEDRIC BURNSIDE PROJECT-THIS IS FOR THE SOLDIERS

ANTHONY GERACI & THE BOSTON BLUES ALL STARS-HEARD THAT TUTWILER WHISTLE BLOW

Blue Avenue January 24

Jan 24, 2016

We continue our survey of Blues Music Award nominees from The Blues Foundation by hearing from all the nominees for the Koko Taylor Traditional Blues Female Artist and Contemporary Blues Album of the Year nominees

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

ZORA YOUNG-44 BLUES

DIUNNA GREENLEAF-YOU DON'T FEEL THAT WAY ABOUT ME

RUTHIE FOSTER-BELIEVE

TRUDY LYNN-YESTERDAY I WAS LONELY

FIONA BOYES-I'M A STRANGER HERE

JIM VINER'S INCREDIBLE B3 BAND-COMANGO! (EXCERPT)

SONNY LANDRETH-KEY TO THE HIGHWAY

Blue Avenue January 17

Jan 17, 2016

This week includes music by ALL the nominees for the Blues Foundation's Blues Music Award (BMA) for Best New Artist Album and Best Soul Blues Albums of the year

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

EDDIE COTTON-ONE AT A TIME

IGOR PRADO BAND-YOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES

MIGHTY MIKE SCHERMER-BLUES IN GOOD HANDS

SLAM ALLEN-FEEL THESE BLUES

JIM VINER'S INCREDIBLE B3 BAND-CUTLASS SUPREME (EXCERPT)

BEY/PAULE BAND-RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU

BILLY PRICE AND OTIS CLAY-GOING TO THE SHACK

WEE WILLIE WALKER-I DON'T REMEMBER LOVING YOU

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Blue Avenue October 11

Oct 11, 2015

This show originally aired 8/16/15

Blue Avenue October 4

Oct 4, 2015

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

CHRIS JAMES AND PATRICK RYNN-LONESOME WHISTLE BLUES

CHRIS O'LEARY-GONNA DIE TRYIN'

SHAUN MURPHY-I PITY THE FOOL

DEB CALLAHAN-BIG LOVE

BRENT JOHNSON-MEET ME IN THE BOTTOM

RUSH CLEVELAND-HARD WAY TO GO

BOB CORRITORE-HARP BLAST (EXCERPT)

AARON WILLIAMS & THE HOODOO-LET ME LOVE YOU

BRYCE JANEY-=WORLD OF TROUBLE

CRAIG ERICKSON-MOJO IN MEMPHIS (REPRISE)

DAVE ALVIN & PHIL ALVIN-RATTLESNAKIN' DADDY

GREGG ALLMAN-LOVE LIKE KEROSENE

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