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Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Sunday, June 28, 2015

June 28, 2015 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Song Artist Album
Hypnosis Damien Rice Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet
Simple Stones Jupiter One Sunshower
Depreston Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
You Belong Kate Monaghan Possibilities
Hound Dog Elvis Presley Elvis: 30 #1 Hits
Love Me Do The Beatles Please Please Me
Ain't No Way Aretha Franklin 30 Greatest Hits
Purple Haze Jimi Hendrix Experience Are You Experienced
The Tracks Of My Tears Smokey Robinson & The Miracles Anthology
Baby Did A Bad Bad Thing Chris Isaak Forever Blue
Wicked Game James Vincent McMorrow N/A
The Ghosts of Beverly Drive Death Cab for Cutie Kintsugi
Sweet Child Of Mine Luna The Days Of Our Nights
Dead Air The Static Dial The Static Dial EP
Song Artist Album
High Hopes Bruce Springsteen High Hopes
Mystery Boxed In Boxed In
Sort of Revolution (The Cinematic Orchestra Remix) Fink Sort of Revolution EP
Smooth Sailin' Leon Bridges Coming Home
Punkrocker (feat. Iggy Pop) Teddybears Soft Machine
Can't Keep Checking My Phone Unknown Mortal Orchestra Multi-Love
Once A Day (feat. Sonna Rele) Michael Franti & Spearhead Once A Day (feat. Sonna Rele) - Single
My Silver Lining First Aid Kit Stay Gold
Summer Wind Frank Sinatra Nothing But the Best
She Don't Know Melody Gardot Currency of Man
Take Your Time Mackinac Take Your Time - Single
Let It Happen Tame Impala Currents
Believe Mumford & Sons Wilder Mind
Let Me Down Easy Paolo Nutini Caustic Love
(Love Is Like A) Heat Wave Martha Reeves & The Vandellas 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
Song Artist Album
Shake & Tremble Django Django Born Under Saturn
Motion Animal Crash Hardly Criminal
All I Want Is To Be Your Girl Holly Miranda All I Want Is To Be Your Girl
Sunny Afternoon Best of the Kinks The Kinks
One Girl / One Boy !!! Thr!!!er
The Beep The Infatuations The Beep
Back To You Bennett Bennett
Burn Card The Barr Brothers Alta Falls
Saved Tinashé Saved
Can't Let Go Lucinda Williams Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
Home Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Paris (Ooh La La) Grace Potter & The Nocturnals Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
Keep the Car Running Arcade Fire Neon Bible
Dust in Gravity (acoustic) Delerium Voice (An Acoustic Collection)

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Saturday, June 27, 2015

June 27, 2015 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Song Artist Album
Rush Big Audio Dynamite II The Globe
Clampdown The Clash London Calling
Reboot the Mission The Wallflowers Glad All Over
That's Life Sun Messengers Get On Up and Dance
Here I Am Baby The Marvelettes The Marvelettes: The Definitive Collection
It Gonna Come Melody Gardot Currency of Man
Head Over Heels JD McPherson Let the Good Times Roll
Portland, Oregon Loretta Lynn Van Lear Rose
Mess Around Ray Charles Ray Charles
A New Life Jim James Regions of Light and Sound of God
Something The Beatles Abbey Road
Love and Happiness Al Green I'm Still In Love with You
Sweetest Day Control Freq Sweetest Day EP
Song Artist Album
I Liked You Better Before You Changed Blaire Alise & The Bombshells Live in the WDET Studios
In the Morning Blaire Alise & The Bombshells Live in the WDET Studios
I'm Shakin' Little Willie John Sure Things
See Line Woman Nina Simone The Best of Nina Simone
Feeling Good Nine Simone Compact Jazz: Nina Simone
Hard Time Seinabo Sey For Madelaine
Honey and the Moon Joseph Arthur Redemption's Son
Bizarre Love Triangle New Order Brotherhood
Moth's Wings Passion Pit Manners
Sun Comes Up, It's Tuesday Morning Cowboy Junkies The Caution Horses
Wish I Had Answered Mavis Staples Your Good Fortune
Song Artist Album
You Don't Know Smoove & Turrell Antique Soul
Remind Me Royksopp Melody A.M.
Designer Drug Mayer Hawthorne Where Does This Door Go?
Summertime Thing Chuck Prophet No Other Love
Fuego Bomba Estereo Blow Up
Lovesick Lindstrom & Christabelle Real Life Is No Cool
Use Me Bill Withers The Essential Bill Withers
The Other Way Around Gabin Feat. China Moses Mr. Freedom
Days a Fading Billy Brandt and the Sugarees The Time Is Now
Is Your Love Big Enough? Lianne La Havas Is Your Love Big Enough?
Dark Star POLICA Give You the Ghost
Space Oddity David Bowie Space Oddity
Anywhere I'm Away From You Justin Currie The Great War

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Saturday, June 20, 2015

June 20, 2015 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Ann Delisi interviews Alex Trajano about the podcast series “The Beginning of the End”

Song Artist Album
The Want of a Nail Todd Rundgren Nearly Human
Hello, It's Me Todd Rundgren Something/Anything?
Bem Bem Maria Gipsy Kings Gipsy Kings
Once a Day Michael Franti & Spearhead Once a Day
Steppin' Into Destiny Mike Ellison FLYTANIUM
Lost in the Crowd Billy Byrd Soul Spectrum Records, Vol. 1
Super Duper Love Joss Stone The Soul Sessions
13 In My Head Nick Piunti 13 In my Head
Dreams Beck Dreams
Mystery Boxed In Boxed In
Sirenes Bazbaz La Chose
Love On My Side Pops Staples Don't Lose This
My Last Mistake Dan Auerbach Keep It Hid
Song Artist Album
Smooth Salin' Leon Bridges Coming Home
Twistin' & Groovin' Leon Bridges Coming Home
Heaven Help Me El Dee Endearment
This Tornado Loves You Neko Case Middle Cyclone
How Do You Do? Hot Chip In Our Heads
Message of Love Pretenders Pretenders II
See See See See Ani Difranco Allergic to Water
Pressure My Brightest Diamond This is My Hand
Protection Massive Attack Protection
No Cities to Love Sleater-Kinney No Cities to Love
Song Artist Album
I Got Something Blaire Alise & The Bombshells For My Darlin'
Holly Nick Waterhouse Holly
Out of Tune Real Estate Days
Garcia Brother The Soul Surfers The Soul Surfers
Do Your Thing Isaac Hayes Ultimate Isaac Hayes
Dead Fox Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit
Fool for Love Lord Huron Strange Trails
Something That I'm Not Rene Lopez People Are Just People
The Blackest Lilly Corinne Bailey Rae The Sea
Lola The Kinks Lola Versus Powerman
For The Summer Ray LaMontagne & the Pariah Dogs God Willin' & The Creek Don't Rise
Summer's Cauldron XTC Skylarking
My My Liz Phair Funstyle

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Sunday, June 21, 2015

June 19, 2015 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Ann celebrates the first day of Summer with Essential Summer songs picked by WDET listeners

Song Artist Album
Everybody Loves The Sunshine Seu Jorge Everybody Loves The Sunshine 12"
Adventures in Your Own Backyard Patrick Watson Adventures in Your Own Backyard
Trust Somebody Jackie Greene Back To Birth
One Flew South Billy Mann N/A
Jamming Bob Marley & The Wailers Legend
Stay The Suffers Make Some Room - EP
Revolution Dr. John Locked Down
Love Crazy The Walkervilles Rebirth of the Cool
Sunflower Girl Jill Jack Sunflower Girl
Shake, Shake, Shake Bronze Radio Return Shake! Shake! Shake!
American Girl Tom Petty Greatest Hits
No Time For Love Spottiswoode & His Enemies English Dream
All Day Music War All Day Music
Panamericana Gotan Project Tango 3.0
Song Artist Album
Can't Keep Checking My Phone Unknown Mortal Orchestra Multi-Love
Soul Meets Body Death Cab For Cutie Plans
What Kind of Man Florence + The Machine How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
Truckin' The Grateful Dead American Beauty
Better Man Leon Bridges Coming Home
La Jardinera Olivia Chaney Live in the WDET Studios
Holiday Olivia Chaney Live in the WDET Studios
Beautiful Day U2 All That You Can't Leave Behind
Riptide Vance Joy Dream Your Life
Day By Day Sons Et Al Godspeed - EP
The Sound of Coming Down The Hard Lessons The Complete B&G Sides
Song Artist Album
Diamond in the Back Curtis Mayfield N/A
It Gonna Come Melody Gardot Currency of Man
Devil In My Car The B-52's Nude On The Moon: The B-52's Anthology
My Favorite Book Stars In Our Bedroom After the War
Fun, Fun, Fun The Beach Boys Sounds of Summer: The Very Best of the Beach Boys
Look Sharp! Joe Jackson Look Sharp!
You Belong Kate Monaghan You Belong
Ragged Wood Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes
Believe Mumford & Sons Wilder Mind
Head Over Heals JD McPherson Let The Good Times Roll
Stone Rollin' Raphael Saadiq Stone Rollin'
Hot Fun in the Summertime Sly & The Family Stone The Essential Sly & The Family Stone
Kick Out the Jams MC5 The Big Bang! - Best of the MC5

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Sunday, June 14, 2015

June 14, 2015 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Ann interviews guitarist Shun Ng about Quincy Jones, his struggles with dyslexia & how the guitar changed his life

Song Artist Album
All We Have Brett Dennen Brett Dennen
Hello My Old Heart The Oh Hello's The Oh Hello's EP
Colorful The Verve Pipe Underneath
You Belong Kate Monaghan Possibilities
Thirteen Big Star #1 Record
Cattle and Cane The Go-Betweens Before Hollywood
Brilliant Mistake (Live in Studio) Elvis Costello King of America
Pretty (Ugly Before) Elliot Smith From a Basement on the Hill
Redemption Song Bob Marley & The Wailers Legend
Blame It On Me George Ezra Wanted On Voyage
Black is the Color Rhiannon Giddens Tomorrow is My Turn
Movement and Location Punch Brothers Who's Feeling Young Now?
Song Artist Album
Reet Petite Jackie Wilson 20 Greatest His
Ain't There Something That Money Can't Buy Nick Waterhouse Holly
You've Got Nothing to Lose Michael Kiwanuka You've Got Nothing to Lose
Love Crazy The Walkervilles Rebirth of the Cool
Sand + Silence The Rosebuds Sand + Silence
Big Decisions My Morning Jacket The Waterfall
Wolf Mumford and Sons Wilder Mind
Gooey Glass Animals Zaba
Ship to Wreck Florence + The Machine How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
Seasons Laura Rain & The Ceasars Closer
Shake & Tremble Django Django Born Under Saturn
Time Jungle Jungle
Everybody V.V. Brown Travelling Like the Light
We Can't Stop Us, Pt. II The Prime Ministers Youngstown Like the Light
Song Artist Album
Something Good Hyperstory Hyperstory
Red-Headed Man Black Carl This is Flying Blanket, Vol. II
Green Garden Laura Mvula Sing to the Moon
Should Have Known Better Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell
Boogie Baby Shun Ng Live in the WDET Studios
Get On With It Shun Ng Live in the WDET Studios
Love is the Answer Aloe Blacc Lift Your Spirit
Beatnik Walking Richard Thompson Still
Leaf Off/The Cave Jose Gonzalez Vestiges and Claws
Harmony Tom Butwin This & Hereafter

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Saturday, June 13, 2015

June 13, 2015 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Ann broadcasts live from Detroit’s Eastern Market

Song Artist Album
Downtown Whitehorse Leave No Bridge Unburned
Jeeper Creeper Sinkane Mars
Please Forgive Me David Gray White Ladder
You're a Wolf Sea Wolf Leave in the River
Moneygrabber Fitz & The Tantrums Pickin' Up the Pieces
Stranger The Devil Makes Three I'm a Stranger Here
Good Love Jenny O. Automechanic
Vocal Chords Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. It's a Corporate World
Boo Hoo Hoo No Sinner Boo Hoo Hoo
Run Run Run Phoenix Alphabetical
The Man Who Wants You Amos Lee Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song
Song Artist Album
Jet Paul McCartney & Wings Band on the Run
New Paul McCartney NEW
Stuck to You Nikka Costa Pebble to a Pearl
Move On Up Curtis Mayfield Future Shock
Better Man Leon Bridges Coming Home
Left Hand Free Alt-J This is All Yours
My Morphine Hardkandy Second to None
You've Changed Sia We Are Born
Next to You Poolside Pacific Standard Time
What I Thought Chris Emmerson Chris Emmerson
Let Me Down Easy Paolo Nutini Caustic Love
The Story I Heard Blind Pilot 3 Rounds and a Sound
Electricity Seth Glier If I Could Change One Thing
Song Artist Album
Wrong Club The Ting Tings Super Critical
Dancing Together David Byrne/Fatboy Slim/Sharon Jones Here Lies Love
What Kind of Man Florence + The Machine How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
Half the City St. Paul & The Broken Bones Half the City
Empty Nesters Toro Y Moi What For?
Rock 'n' Roll is Cold Matthew E. White Fresh Blood
Summertime Thing Chuck Prophet No Other Love
Skinny Blues Jeremy Loops Skinny Blues
Put the Gun Down ZZ Ward Criminal EP
Linda Cancao Barrio Jazz Gang Brazilian Groove
Standing By Your Side Lee Fields Emma Jean
History's Door Husky Forever So
A New Life Jim James Regions of LIght and Sound of God

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Sunday, June 7, 2015

June 7, 2015 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Ann talks with Tod Mackover about collecting the sounds of Detroit to compose Symphony In D

Song Artist Album
Los Angeles Phosphorescent Here's to Taking It Easy
Cover Me Up Jason Isbell Southeastern
Dollars and Sense Doop The Corridor
Gone Tomorrow Lambchop Mr. M
Think You Can Wait The National Think You Can Wait
Two Ryan Adams Easy Tiger
Wrong Everything But the Girl Walking Wounded
Windows Are Rolled Down Amos Lee Windows Are Rolled Down
Blood Makes Noise Suzanne Vega 99.9F
Song Artist Album
Heartbreaker Crazy P When We On
Here I Am Baby The Marvelettes The Marvelettes: The Definitive Collection
Shatter You Through Daughn Gibson Carnation
The High Side Sonny Landreth Bound By the Blues
Universe-Sized Arms Chris Stamey Euphoria
Well, Well, Well Duffy Endlessly
Love Crazy The Walkervilles Rebirth of the Cool
True Affection Father John Misty I Love You Honeybear
Tonight's Today Jack Penate Everything is New
All I Want Is To Be Your Girl Holly Miranda Holly Miranda
Tangible Intangible Fly Golden Eagle Quartz
Lisa Sawyer Leon Bridges Lisa Sawyer
Dead Fox Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit and Think And Sometimes I Just Sit
The Beep The Infatuations The Beep
Cause I'm a Man Tame Impala Currents
Song Artist Album
Boo Hoo Hoo No Sinner Boo Hoo Hoo
No Arrows Sam Roberts Band Collider
Doing It Wrong Moke Hill Time Stops Moving
Memory Kills The New Tarot The New Tarot
Happy in the Sorrow Key Indigo Girls One Lost Day
Stuck on You Joss Stone Wate
When I'm With You London Souls Here Come the Girls
Some Days I'm Golden All Night Josh Rouse Embers of Time
Fuller Brush Man James McMurtry Where'd You Hide the Body
It Gonna Come Melody Gardot Currency of Man
Cuts You Up Peter Murphy Deep
Downtown Whitehorse Leave No Bridge Unburned
Skinny Blues Jeremy Loops Skinny Blues
Dragon's Song Blitzen Trapper Destroyer of the Void
Moving to Brussels Bhi Bhiman Rhythm & Reason

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Saturday, June 6, 2015

June 6, 2015 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Ann talks with Randy Newman about his friend and DSO Music Director, Leonard Slatkin. Detroit band, Mackinac performs

Song Artist Album
It's Not Unusual Tom Jones Along Came Jones
Thunderball Tom Jones Reloaded
What Kind of Man Florence + The Machine How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
Female Doctor Miniature Tigers Mia Pharaoh
You Belong Kate Monaghan Possibilities
Scroll Call Cody ChesnuTT Landing on a Hundred
Head Over Heels JD McPherson Let the Good Times Roll
Babylon David Gray White Ladder
Sixteen Saltines Jack White Blunderbuss
Soundtracks & Come Backs Goldfish Perceptions of Pachla
Looking Too Closely Fink Hard Believer
Eyes of the World Grateful Dead Wake of the Flood
Song Artist Album
Brandy You're a Fine Girl Looking Glass One Hit Wonders
Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough Michael Jackson Off the Wall
Dark Sunglasses Chrissie Hynde Stockholm
No Place Left to Hide Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas Secret Evil
Steppin' Into Destiny Mike Ellison FLYTANIUM
Children Valley Hush Live in the WDET Studios
Can't Keep Checking My Phone Unknown Mortal Orchestra Multi-Love
Shake & Tremble Django Django Born Under Saturn
Never Enough Trixie Whitley Fourth Corner
Achin' to Be The Replacements Don't Tell a Soul
Wouldn't It Be Nice Beach Boys Pet Sounds
Riptide Vance Joy Dream Your Life Away
Song Artist Album
Animal Mackinac Live in the WDET Studios
Please Come Back Mackinac Live in the WDET Studios
Same to You Melody Gardot Currency of Man (The Artist's Cut)
How We Be Sinkane Mean Love
In Time The Black Keys Turn Blue
God's Song Etta James Etta James
Alexander's Ragtime Band Ray Charles The Genius of Ray Charles
Sail Away Randy Newman Sail Away
Help Yourself
Help Yourself Tom Jones Greatest Love Songs

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Sunday, May 31, 2015

May 31, 2015 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Ann Delisi’s In-studio guest is Detroit band Valley Hush, she also talks with Jazz Trumpet Legend, Terence Blanchard

Song Artist Album
Amsterdam Daughter If You Leave
Hearts Patrick Watson Love Songs For Robots
Shine (What's Left of Me) The Hiders Totem
Depreston Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
How We Be Sinkane Mean Love
All I Want Is To Be Your Girl Holly Miranda All I Want Is To Be Your Girl
Relator Peter Yorn & Scarlett Johansson Break Up
In the Sun She & Him Volume 2
Tangible Intangible Fly Golden Eagle Quartz
Right Place, Wrong Time Dr. John The Essentials: Dr. John
Dear Mom Terrence Blanchard A Tale of God's Will (A Requiem for Katrina)
Song Artist Album
On Your Radio Joe Jackson I'm the Man
Signature Move Matthew E. White Outer Face
You Belong Kate Monaghan You Belong
Beatnik Walking Richard Thompson Still
Just Another Day Oingo Boingo Dead Man's Party
Pressure My Brightest Diamond This Is My Hand
Full Circle Half Moon Run Dark Eyes
Shake & Rattle Django Django Born Under Saturn
Daniella John Butler Trio Grand National
I Wish You Well Bill Withers The Essential Bill Withers
Head Over Heals JD McPherson Let The Good Times Roll
Song Artist Album
March of the Wizards Woolfy & Projections The Return of Love
Walking in the Rain Grace Jones 20th Century Masters- The Millennium Collection: The Best of Grace Jones
The Hunter Gets Captured By the Game Grace Jones Warm Leatherette
Danger Heartbreak Dead Ahead The Marvelettes The Marvelettes: Greatest Hits
Montreal Mackinac Montreal
Black Sea Valley Hush Live in the WDET Studios
Bedrooms Valley Hush Live in the WDET Studios
Children Valley Hush Live in the WDET Studios
Can't Keep Checking My Phone Unknown Mortal Orchestra Multi-Love
Downtown Whitehorse Leave No Bridge Unburned
This Love Is Here To Stay Thomas Dybdahl What's Left Is Forever
Skinny Blues Jeremy Loops Skinny Blues

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Saturday, May 30, 2015

May 30, 2015 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Celebrating Pete Townshend’s 70th Birthday

Song Artist Album
Daddy Could Swear, I Declare Gladys Knight and the Pips Neither One of Us
Song Artist Album
Daddy Could Swear I Declare Gladys Knight & The Pips Neither One of Us
Song Artist Album
Daddy Could Swear, I Declare Gladys Knight and the Pips Neither One of Us
Zoot Suit/I'm the Face The High Numbers N/A
Rainbow Robert Plant lullaby…and the ceaseless roar
Same to You Melody Gardot Currency of Man
Wish I Had Answered Mavis Staples Your Good Fortune
Sunshine Mike Doughty The Flip is Another Honey
Song Artist Album
Guantanamo Pete Townshend Truancy: The Very Best of Pete Townshend
My Generation The Who My Generation
I Learned the Hard Way Sharon Jones & The Dap King I Learned the Hard Way
Made Up Mind Tedeschi Trucks Band Made Up Mind
Slit Skirts Pete Townshend All the Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes
Hard Time Seinabo Sey For Madelaine
Higher and Higher Galactic featuring JJ Grey Higher and Higher
God Only Knows The Beach Boys Pet Sounds
Magic Bus The Who Live at Leeds

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