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Ann Delisi’s Essential Music playlist for Saturday, May 28, 2016

May 29, 2016 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Ann continues counting down Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time

Song Artist Album
C'mon Eddie Cochran The Best of Eddie Cochran
Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin Sly & The Family Stone Greatest Hits
Tonight's the Night The Shirelles 20 Greatest Hits
Enter Sandman Metallica Metallica
Sweet Home Alabama Lynyrd Skynyrd Second Helping
Thirteen Big Star #1 Record
(Don't Fear) The Reaper Blue Oyster Cult Agents of Fortune
Remember (Walking in the Sand) The Shangdi-Las Golden Legends: The Shangri-Las
Can't Help Falling in Love Elvis Presley The Essential Elvis Presley
O-O-H Child The Five Stairsteps The Five Stairsteps
Summer in the City The Lovin' Spoonful Platinum & Gold Collection
Baby I Need Your Loving Four Tops 20th Century Masters
Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me) The Temptations My Girl: The Very Best of the Temptations
Roxanne The Police Outlandos d'Amour
Song Artist Album
Tiny Dancer Elton John Madman Across the Water
I Know You Got Soul Eric B. & Rakim He'd Kandi Back to Love
Ohio Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Decade
Ticket to Ride The Beatles Help!
Whipping Post The Allman Brothers Band The Allman Brothers Band
Bitter Sweet Symphony The Verve Urban Hymns
Tell It Like It Is Aaron Neville The Is R&B
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Elton John Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Radio Free Europe R.E.M. Murmur
Pride (In the Name of Love) U2 The Unforgettable Fire
Hit the Road Jack Ray Charles Genius - The Ultimate Ray Charles
Maps Yeah Yeah Yeahs Maps-EP
Song Artist Album
Fake Plastic Trees Radiohead The Bends
Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2 Pink Floyd The Wall
Brown Eyed Handsome Man Chuck Berry The Definitive Collection: Chuck Berry
(What A) Wonderful World Sam Cooke Portrait of a Legend
Marquee Moon Television Marquee Moon
I Can't Explain The Who My Generation
The Wind Cries Mary The Jimi Hendrix Experience Are You Experienced
I'm a Man Bo Diddley The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection
Personal Jesus Depeche Mode Violator
White Room Cream Wheels of Fire
How Deep is Your Love Bee Gees Saturday Night Fever
Unchained Melody The Everly Brothers The Very Best of the Everly Brothers
Highway 61 Revisited Bob Dylan Highway 61 Revisited

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music playlist for Saturday, May 21, 2016

May 21, 2016 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Ann plays “Moon” songs for the Full Moon and rare Marvin Gaye songs

Song Artist Album
Yellow Moon The Neville Brothers Live on Planet Earth
Moonshadows The Greyhounds Change of Pace
Blue Moon Beck Morning Phase
Full Circle Half Moon Run Dark Eyes
Dancing in the Moonlight King Harvest Dancing in the Moonlight
Been to the Moon Corinne Bailey Rae The Heart Speaks in Whispers
Dance in the Moonlight Domenico Ferruggia Deep House & Lounge, Vol. 1
Hole of Sorrow The Blueflowers Stealing the Moon
Canyon Moon Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness
Fly Me to the Moon Frank Sinatra It Might As Well Be Swing
Half Moon Iron & Wine Kiss Each Other Clean
Moon Rocks Talking Heads Speaking in Tongues
Back to the Moon DICKE DICKIE
Song Artist Album
The Killing Moon Nouvelle Vague Bande a Part
The Killing Moon Echo & The Bunnymen Songs to Learn and Sing
You Got It Baby The Volumes N/A
How Can I Forget Marvin Gaye N/A
This Love Starved Heart of Mine (It's Killing Me) Marvin Gaye Lost & Found
When I Had Your Love Marvin Gaye N/A
Got To Give It Up Marvin Gaye N/A
What's Going On Marvin Gaye What's Going On
Song Artist Album
Kiko and the Lavender Moon Los Lobos Kiko
Destination Moon Dinah Washington Ultra Lounge, Vol. 15, Wild Cool & Swinging
Virginia Moon Foo Fighters feat. Norah Jones ...Featuring Norah Jones
Man on the Moon R.E.M. Automatic for the People
Full Moon of Love k.d. lang Absolute Torch and Twang
Honey and the Moon Joseph Arthur Redemption's Son
My Moon My Man Feist The Reminder
Moondance Van Morrison Moondance
Pink Moon Nick Drake Pink Moon
Harvest Moon Poolside Pacific Standard Time
Harvest Moon Neil Young Harvest Moon

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music playlist for Sunday, May 15, 2016

May 15, 2016 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Ann features new music from Mumford & Sons, Fitz & the Tantrums, James Blake and more

Song Artist Album
Closer Trixie Whitley Porta Bohemica
My Willing Heart James Blake The Colour in Anything
One More Night Michael Kiwanuka Love and Hate
Amour Nokia Traore Ne So
Easy Way Out Dylan LeBlanc Cautionary Tale
Forty-Five Dickie Dickie
Derailed Tom Butwin A Different Stage
Sunset The Xx Coexist
Best Kept Secret case/lang/veirs case/lang/veirs
Cuz I'm Here The Greyhounds Change of Pace
There Will Be Time Mumford & Sons and Baaba Maal Johannesburg
Ordinary Love U2 Mandela - Long Walk to Freedom
Dark Necessities Red Hot Chili Peppers The Getaway
This Love Is Here to Stay Thomas Dybdahl What's Left is Forever
Song Artist Album
Need You Tonight Bonnie Raitt Dig In Deep
Crazy for You Michael Franti & Spearhead SOULROCKER
I Wish You Well Bill Withers The Essential Bill Withers
Bittersweet The Accidentals The Accidentals
Hell No Ingrid Michaelson Hello No
I Can't Give Everything Away David Bowie Blackstar
Always James Blake The Colour in Anything
So He Won't Break The Black Keys Attack & Release
London Benjamin Clementine At Least for Now
Tropicalia Beck Mutations
NUMB OJR Nashville Demos
Do Your Thing Isaac Hayes Isaac Hayes: Greatest Hits
Message of Love Pretenders Pretenders II
Stuff and Things The Bruised Reed N/A
Pure Joy M. Ward A Wasteland Companion
Song Artist Album
HandClap Fitz & The Tantrums Fitz & The Tantrums
Cut Ya Down Eli "Paperboy" Reed My Way Home
The Truth Prince The Truth
Joy Bettye LaVette I've Got My Own Hell to Raise
Let Me Down Easy Paolo Nutini Caustic Love
Rooftop SHEL Just crazy Enough
Between Two Fires Ben Watt Fever Dream
Falling For You Border Patrol Toxic Thought Machine
Addicted Caleb Gutierrez N/A
Gooey Glass Animals ZABA
You Got The Love Florence + The Machine Lungs
Downtown Whitehorse Leave No Bridge Unburned
Nobody Kate Earl Kate Earl
Wish I Knew You The Revivalists Men Amongst Mountains
Burn the Witch Radiohead A Moon Shaped Pool

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music playlist for Saturday, May 14, 2016

May 14, 2016 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Essential Music broadcasts live from Eastern Market’s Shed 3

Song Artist Album
Who David Byrne & St. Vincent Love This Giant
Wild Wild Life Talking Heads True Stories
This Space Woolf vs. Projections The Astral Projections of Starlight
Send A Message Amp Fiddler Bassmentality 3
Stare Into the Sun Graffiti6 Colours
Everybody Got Their Something Nikka Costa Everybody Got Their Something
Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now The Smiths Louder Than Bombs
Coffee Sylvan Esso Sylvan Esso
Danger Buds Chris Joss Sticks
I Heard It Through the Grapevine Gladys Knight & The Pips 20th Century Masters
Steady, As She Goes The Raconteurs Broken Boy Soldiers
Congo Bear Mountain XO
Song Artist Album
99 Shades of Crazy JJ Grey & Mofro The River
Four Years of Chances Margo Price Midwest Farmer's Daughter
Batonga Angelique Kidjo Logozo
The Inside Move See-I See-I
Set Us Free The Greyhounds Change of Pace
28 Butts Little Jackie The Stoop
Irresistible You Bobby Darin The Ultimate Bobby Darin
Heaven Help Me El Dee Endearment
Never Twice MNOE MNOE
Let Me Fly Afroflow Afroflow II
Galaxies FAWNN Ultimate Oceans
Trip Vacationer Gone
Song Artist Album
The Best is Yet to Come Frank Sinatra & Count Basie Orchestra It Might As Well Be Swing
Valerie - '68 Version Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures
Second Song TV On the Radio Nine Types of Light
The Bliss Fortunate Ones The Bliss
Green Garden Laura Mvula Sing to the Moon
Reboot the Mission The Wallflowers Glad All Over
Lotus Flower Radiohead The King of Limbs
Hole of Sorrow The Blueflowers Stealing the Moon
Flowers Leon Bridges Coming Home
Bittersweet The Accidentals Bittersweet
Calvary Chris Bathgate Old Factory EP
Northern Blues City and Colour If I Should Go Before You

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music playlist for Saturday, May 7, 2016

May 7, 2016 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Ann interviews Rattlesnake Club Chef Chris Franz about Essential Cooking on May 17th

Song Artist Album
Stay Up Late Talking Heads Little Creatures
I Zimbra Talking Heads Fear of Music
A New Beginning Fantastic Negrito Fantastic Negrito
95 Miles Down the Road Nadir feat. Mayaeni The Book of Jonah
Million N1 Mayaeni N/A
Rockin' in the Free World Neil Young Freedom
It's the End of the World As We Know It... R.E.M. Document
You Can't Always Get What You Want Rolling Stones Let It Bleed
Right As Rain Adele Live in the WDET Studios
Holding' on to Black Metal My Morning Jacket Circuital
Shame Jocelyn & Chris Arndt Edges
Need You Tonight Bonnie Raitt Dig Down Deep
Song Artist Album
How Soon Is Now? The Smiths Meat is Murder
Nothing Compares to U Prince The HIts/The B-Sides
Handclap Fitz & The Tantrums Fitz & The Tantrums
Bittersweet The Accidentals Bittersweet
Burn the Witch Radiohead N/A
Spectre Radiohead N/A
Brighter RUFUS DU SOL Bloom
Woman to Woman Joe Cocker Greatest Hits
NUMB OJR Nashville Demos
Capsized Andrew Bird Are You Serious
Song Artist Album
Heavy Music Bob Seger and the Last Heard Lost Pop and Doo Wop 45's, Vol. 1
Love Interruption Jack White Blunderbuss
Gardenia Iggy Pop Post Pop Depression
Stranger to My Happiness Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings Give The People What They Want
Jan Jan The Fabulous Counts What It Is! Funky Soul and Rare Grooves (1967-1977)
Goin' Down Allen Toussaint What It Is! Funky Soul and Rare Grooves (1967-1977)
Hands Macy Gray The Way
Shine Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals Call It What It Is
Galaxies FAWNN Ultimate Oceans
Freaky Feedback Blues Benji Hughes Songs in the Key of Animals
Panamericana Gotan Project Tango 3.0
Empty Garbage Strange Little Birds

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music playlist for Saturday, April 30, 2016

April 30, 2016 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Ann explores music sampling including that Amen Break, La Di Da Di and Paul’s Boutique

Song Artist Album
The American Ruse MC5 Back in the U.S.A.
Perfect World Allen Stone Radius
Cheers to the Fall Andra Day Cheers to the Fall
Baby Hold On James Hunter Six Hold On!
Northern Blues City and Colour If I Should Go Before You
I'm Only Happy When It Rains Garbage Garbage
Pick Up the Pieces Jayme Orr Healed
Orphans Beck feat. Cat Power Modern Guilt
Dreams Beck Dreams
Ruin Cat Power SUN
Been to the Moon Corinne Bailey Rae The Heart Speaks Whispers
The Wolves Ben Howard Every Kingdom
Four Years of Chances Margo Price Midwest Farmer's Daughter
Lately Macy Gray The Sellout

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music playlist for Saturday, April 23, 2016

April 23, 2016 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

PRINCE

Song Artist Album
When Doves Cry Prince Purple Rain
I Wanna Be Your Lover Prince Prince
Controversy Prince Controversy
Why Should I Love You Kate Bush The Red Shoes
Breakfast Can Wait Prince Art Official Age
Starfish and Coffee Prince Sign 'O the Times
While My Guitar Gently Weeps Various Artists N/A
The Beautiful Ones Prince Purple Rain
Break Bones Wild Child Fools
Song Artist Album
Love is a War Jayme Orr Live in the WDET Studios
Picking Up the Pieces Jayme Orr Live in the WDET Studios
Kiss Prince Parade
Nothing Compare to U Sinead O'Connor I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got
How Come You Don't Call Me Anymore Prince The Hits/B-Sides
I Feel for You Prince Prince
Little Red Corvette Prince 1999
Stand Back Stevie Nicks The Wild Heart
Song Artist Album
1999 Prince 1999
A Case of You Prince A Tribute to Joni Mitchell
Waterfall Wendy & Lisa Wendy & Lisa
Jungle Love The Time Ice Cream Castles
Take Me With U Prince Purple Rain
Let's Go Crazy Prince Purple Rain
Baby I'm a Star Prince Purple Rain
Purple Rain Prince Purple Rain

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music playlist for Sunday, April 17, 2016

April 17, 2016 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Ann’s in-studio guest is Ann Arbor’s Boogie Woogie Pianist, Mr B

Song Artist Album
Wild Horses The Sundays Blind
Fimani Habib Koite Afriki
A New LIfe Jim James Regions of Light and Sound of God
Whiskey Six Chris Buhalis Big Car Town
Money Can't Buy Howard Religion
Mismatched Eyes (Boat Song) Whitehorse The Fate of the World Depends on This Kiss
Your Love Will Blow Me Away Son Little Son Little
Best Kept Secret case/lang/veirs case/lang/veirs
Shine Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals Call It What It Is
Forty-Five Dickie Dickie
Been to the Moon Corinne Bailey Rae The Heart Speaks Whispers
Yes We Can Can (feat. Bilal) The Sachal Ensemble Song of Lahore
Labor of Love Fruition Labor of Love
King and Cross Asgeir In the Silence
Had I Paid The Small Glories Wondrous Traveler
Song Artist Album
I Love the Way You Look Chris Codish Live in the WDET Studios
In the Garden Robert Moore Live in the WDET Studios
My Sunday Best Mr. B Live in the WDET Studios
On a Cloud Platinum Pied Pipers Abundance
Stompa Serena Ryder Harmony
Wire U2 The Unforgettable Fire
The Gist Corktown Popes The Body and the Blood
Lake By the Ocean Maxwell blackSUMMER'snight
Blues for Harry Bosch Grace Kelly Trying to Figure It Out
Petition Tennis Young and Old
Carl Sagan Night Moves Pennied Days
Shame Jocelyn & Chris Arndt Edges
Earn Enough for Us XTC Skylarking
Cheers to the Fall Andra Day Cheers to the Fall
Song Artist Album
Mystery Boxed In Boxed In
Ice Cream Sarah McLachlan Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
Singers and the Endless Song Iron & Wine Ghost on Ghost
Brighter RUFUS DU SOL Bloom
Take Your Time mackinac mackinac
Desiree Sean Rowe Madman
Yala Oumou Sangare Oumou
Calvary Chris Bathgate Old Factory
Caught Up Jessica Hernandez Demons
Born in the USA Bruce Springsteen Born in the USA

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