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Gail Ann Dorsey: 8Track

8Track with guest DJ Gail Ann Dorsey

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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 worked with an array of artists — from The National and Lenny Kravitz, to Indigo Girls and Gang of Four — and released several solo albums.

Gail also has a longtime love of radio, but I didn’t know the role that film plays in her story. So this "8Track" is all about songs as soundtracks — to movies, and to life.

Listen in the player above, and for more "8Track," subscribe to the Season 1 podcast.

Featured Songs:

  • Keith Carradine - "I'm Easy" (from Nashville)
  • Noel Harrison - "The Windmills Of Your Mind" (from The Thomas Crown Affair)
  • Bruce Springsteen - "Streets Of Philadelphia" (from Philadelphia)
  • Cilla Black - "Alfie" (another version, sung by Cher, is used in Alfie)
  • Carly Simon - "Let The River Run" (from Working Girl)
  • Isaac Hayes - "Theme from Shaft" (from Shaft)
  • Judy Garland - "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" (from The Wizard of Oz)
  • The 5th Dimension - "If I Could Reach You" (from the film Gail never made)

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