Art: Grammy/Tony winning songwriter Allee Willis

ep.08 Beatie Wolfe interviews Grammy winning songwriter Allee Willis about penning some of the world's greatest songs, including "September" and “Boogie Wonderland” by Earth Wind & Fire, and how she ended up on Russia's most wanted list. Listen to this dulab radio show that takes you from dancing sea lions to Beverly Hills Cop via the soul of Detroit.

Orange Juice for the Ears with “musical weirdo and visionary” (Vice) Beatie Wolfe explores the power of music across Space, Science, Art, Health, Film & Technology by talking to the leading luminaries in each field from Nobel Prize winners to multi-platinum producers and hearing the music that has most impacted them, their “Orange Juice for the Ears”. Beatie Wolfe is an artist who has beamed her music into space, been appointed a UN Women role model for innovation and held an acclaimed solo exhibition at the V&A Museum.

Allee Willis’ Orange Juice for the Ears

  • First song that imprinted? “Bye Bye Baby” by Mary Wells 

  • First album that shaped who you are? Where Did Our Love Go by The Supremes - track played “Where Did Our Love Go”

  • The music you would send into Space? “Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get” by The Dramatics

  • The song you would have at your memorial? “September” by Earth, Wind & Fire

  • The album you would pass onto your kids? New York Tendaberry by Laura Nyro - track played “Save the Country”

The show opens with “(Sittin' On) the Dock of the Bay” by Otis Redding, a track Beatie Wolfe most associates with Allee Willis as Allee was sitting on the dock of the bay when Redding's plane crashed.