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Gail Ann Dorsey: 8Track

8Track with guest DJ Gail Ann Dorsey

8Track with guest DJ Gail Ann Dorsey



To put it mildly, Gail Ann Dorsey is a world class musician. The renowned bass player and singer might be most famous for her 20-plus years as an integral member of David Bowie’s band, but Gail has also worked with an array of artists — from The National and Lenny Kravitz, to Indigo Girls and Gang of Four — and released several solo albums.

With that wealth of musical experience, I knew that Gail would also possess a wealth of musical knowledge, making her a perfect guest for "8Track." As you’ll hear, she also has a longtime love of radio. But what I didn’t know was the significant role that film plays in her story. so this "8Track" is all about songs as soundtracks — to movies, and to life.

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Featured Songs:

  • Keith Carradine - "I'm Easy"
  • Noel Harrison - "The Windmills Of Your Mind"
  • Bruce Springsteen - "Streets Of Philadelphia"
  • Cilla Black - "Alfie"
  • Carly Simon - "Let The River Run"
  • Isaac Hayes - "Theme from Shaft"
  • Judy Garland - "Somewhere Over The Rainbow"
  • The 5th Dimension - "If I Could Reach You"

[Recorded: 3/8/21; Engineer: Jim O'Hara; Producer: Sarah Wardrop; Theme music: Caroline Rose]