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Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Sunday, January 31, 2016

Jan. 31, 2016 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Ann’s guest is DSO Music Director Leonard Slatkin

Song Artist Album
You Lit My Fire Ane Brun When I'm Free
Aretha The Codgers MASHR's Elegies
Aretha, Sing One for Me Cat Power Jukebox
You Never Need Nobody The Lone Bellow The Lone Bellow
Freedom and Its Owner Kings of Convenience Declaration of Dependence
Lazarus David Bowie Blackstar
Sittin' Here St Germain St Germain
St. Joseph's The Avett Brothers The Second Gleam
High Horses The Swell Season Strict Joy
Song Artist Album
I Can Only Give You Everything Nick Waterhouse Time's All Gone
Train in Vain Annie Lennox Medusa
Lost in the Supermarket The Clash London Calling
Don't You Give Up on Me Lissie My Wild West
Everybody Here Wants You Jeff Buckley Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk
Hey No Pressure Ray LaMontagne Ouroboros
California Soul Marlena Shaw The Spice of Life
Goodness Sonny Cleveland Sonny Cleveland EP
HIstory's Door Husky Forever So
Find What You Are Looking For Flint Eastwood Little Victories
Icarus The Staves Mexico-Single
Pepepez Los de Abajo Los de Abajo
City Swan Neko Case The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Try, The Harder I Try, The More I Love You
Cosmic Love Mayer Hawthorne Man About Town
Song Artist Album
It's Your Thing The Isley Brothers The Essential Isley Brothers
When I Get There Ben Rector Into the Morning
Missed You Again The Prime Ministers Missed You Again
Finish Line Fanfarlo Reservoir
Fortress Pinback Summer in Abaddon
Ode to Thinking Bobby Long Ode to Thinking
Heart of Steel Galactic YA-KA-MAY
Tutu Miles Davis Tutu
Get It Together Green Meadows Blank Artists
Gardenia Iggy Pop Post Pop Depression
Start! The Jam Sound Affects
Spectre Radiohead N/A
Bitter Sweet Symphony The Verve Urban Hymns

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Saturday, January 30, 2016

Jan. 30, 2016 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Ann interviews Dan Austin about The Motor City Soul Club

Song Artist Album
Righteously Lucinda Williams World Without Tears
What's on Your Mind The Greyhounds Accumulator
Soul Navigator The Greyhounds Accumulator
Same to You Melody Gardot Currency of Man
Scroll Call Cody Chesnutt Landing on a Hundred
Gone JR JR JR JR
Sand + Silence The Rosebuds Sand + Silence
Anyhow Tedeschi Trucks Band Let Me Get By
Love You Gotta Lose Again Nicolas Jaar Ines
Pa' Bailar (Siempre Quiero Mas) Bajofondo Tango Club Mar Dulce
Send a Message Amp Fiddler Bassmentality3
Walking in the Rain Grace Jones Island Life
Song Artist Album
Le Receta Kemo the Blaxican Simple Plan
Got to Find a Way Otis Clay N/A
She's About a Mover Otis Clay N/A
Baby Jane Otis Clay N/A
Nobody But You, Babe Clarence Reid N/A
Till I Get My Share Clarence Reid N/A
Masterpiece Clarence Reid N/A
Blowfly's Rap Blowfly N/A
When The World Gets Small Gov't Mule Shout!
The Trouble with Us Chet Faker and Marcus Marr Work
Confession M Ward More Rain
Song Artist Album
Mistakes Andra Day Cheers to the Fall
Female Doctor Miniature Tigers Mia Pharaoh
Next to You The Police Outlandos D'Amour
Steam Peter Gabriel Us
Smiling Faces Sometimes The Undisputed Truth The Best of the Undisputed Truth
What's Happening Elizabeth Shepherd The Signal
Let Me Down Easy Paolo Nutini Caustic Love
I Can't Give You U Smoove & Turrell Antique Soul
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Cultur The Bruised Reed N/A
Who Made You Ryan Dillaha Awful Blue EP
Second Song TV on the Radio Nine Types of Light
I Heard It Through the Grapevine Smokey Robinson and the Miracles N/A
I Heard It Through the Grapevine Gladys Knight and the Pips Greatest Hits
I Heard It Through the Grapevine Marvin Gaye In the Groove

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Sunday, January 24, 2016

Jan. 24, 2016 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Ann features new releases from Loretta Lynn, Pete Yorn, Trixie Whitley and The Heavy

Song Artist Album
Let It Be Just for Fun Korey Dane Youngblood
Baby Let Me Take You In My Arms The Detroit Emeralds Greatest Hits
Gypsy in Me Bonnie Raitt Dig in Deep
Sideways Citizen Cope The Clarence Greenwood Recordings
See See See See Ani DiFranco Allergic to Water
Iko Iko Dr. John The Essentials: Dr. John
Freaky Feedback Blues Benji Hughes Songs in the Key of Animals
Money Can't Buy It Annie Lennox Diva
Babylon Crashing Silent Violet The Harder Way Out EP
Sunday Driver Limp Twins Hotel Costes, Vol. 7
Chan Chan Buena Vista Social Club Buena Vista Social Club
Everything It Takes Loretta Lynn Full Circle
Blake's Rag The Whistle Stop Revue The Whistle Stop Revue's EP
Song Artist Album
(Baby) Hold On The James Hunter Six Hold On!
Toes Son Little Son Little
Love and Anger Kate Bush The Sensual World
House of Cards Radiohead In Rainbows
Black is the Color Rhiannon Giddens Tomorrow In My Turn
Lost Weekend Pete Yorn Arranging Time
No One Would Ever Know Little Jackie Made4tv
Slow Train Bob Dylan Slow Train Coming
Sort of Revolution Fink Sort of Revolution
Break This Time Alejandro Escovedo The Boxing Mirror
Soft Spoken Words Trixie Whitley Porta Bohemica
Never Enough Trixie Whitley Fourth Corner
This is the Last Song Alex Dezen Alex Dezen
Song Artist Album
What Kind of Man Florence + The Machine How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
Gimme All Your Love Alabama Shakes Sound and Colour
I'm Still in Love With You Al Green I'm Still in Love with You
Soul Shake Down Party Bob Marley Gold: Bob Marley 1967-1972
Garcia Brothers The Soul Surfers The Soul Surfers
Time China Global Soul
Since You Been Gone The Heavy Since You Been Gone
Joy Bettye LaVette I've Got My Own Hell to Raise
Could We Cat Power The Greatest
Eden Ben Khan 1992 - EP
London Benjamin Clementine At Least for Now
Tessellate Alt-J An Awesome Wave
Sense of You ('Til I Met Thee) Cody Chesnutt Landing on a Hundred: B-Sides and Remixes
Dust in Gravity Delirium Voice (An Acoustic Collection)
Time to Run Lord Huron Lonesome Dreams

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Saturday, January 23, 2016

Jan. 23, 2016 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Ann pays tribute to Glenn Frey

Song Artist Album
Trouble Blues Sam Cooke The Man Who Invented Soul
Such a Lovely Child The Mushrooms N/A
Ramblin' Gamblin' Man Bob Seger System Ramblin' Gamblin' Man
Rock Me On the Water Linda Ronstadt Linda Ronstadt
Heartache Tonight Eagles The Long Run
Cosmic Love Mayer Hawthorne Man About Town
Tennessee Arrested Development 3 Years, 5 Months and 2 Days In the Life Of...
Hey No Pressure Ray LaMontagne Ouroboros
Shake It Off Daphne Willis Because I Can
Tequila Sunrise Eagles Desperado
Livin' It Mutlu Livin' It
Song Artist Album
Holdin' On to Black Metal My Morning Jacket Circuital
Spectre Radiohead N/A
Already Gone Eagles On the Border
Don't Wanna See Your Face John Butler Trio April Uprising
When I Write the Book Nick Lowe Basher The Best of Nick Lowe
(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love & Understandin Elvis Costello & The Attractions Armed Forces
Confession M. Ward More Rain
Stoned Soul Picnic Laura Nyro Eli and the Thirteenth Confession
Stoney End Laura Nyro The Essential Laura Nyro
I Can't Give Everything Away David Bowie Blackstar
Heaven Help Me El Dee Endearment
Song Artist Album
Lyin' Eyes Eagles One of These Nights
Rosalie Bob Seger Back in '72
You and I The Hounds Below You Light Me Up in the Dark
Call Me St. Paul & The Broken Bones If I Should Go Before You
Northern Blues City & Colour If I Should Go Before You
Hands Macy Gray The Way
I Got a Woman Ray Charles The Best of Ray Charles: The Atlantic Years
Effect & Cause The White Stripes Icky Thump
Sweetest Smile and the Funkiest Style Aretha Franklin Rare & Unreleased Recordings
Smuggler's Blues Glenn Frey The Allnighter
How Long Eagles Long Road Out of Eden
Peaceful Easy Feeling Eagles Eagles

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Sunday, January 17, 2016

Jan. 17, 2016 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Ann plays Essential Driving Songs during a live broadcast from Shinola

Song Artist Album
My Ever Changing Moods The Style Council Cafe Bleu
Stone Rollin' Raphael Saadiq Stone Rollin'
Busy Earnin' Jungle Jungle
Gold on the Ceiling The Black Keys El Camino
Grazing in the Grass Hugh Masekela Still Grazing
Born to Run Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Born to Run
Dog Days are Over Florence + The Machine Lungs
Golden Years David Bowie Station to Station
Down on the Street The Stooges Funhouse
Spasms Little Willie John Please Don't Freeze
Personal Jesus Depeche Mode Violator
Can't You See The Marshall Tucker Band The Marshall Tucker Band
Good Life Inner City Paradise
The American Ruse MC5 Back in the USA
The American Ruse MC5 Back in the USA
Song Artist Album
James Bond Theme John Barry The Film Music of John Barry
A Long Time Mayer Hawthorne How Do You Do
Crosstown Traffic The Jimi Hendrix Experience Electric Ladyland
Be Thankful for What You've Got Massive Attack Blue Lines
I Want You Back Graham Parker The Rea Macaw
Whoever You Are Geggy Tah Sacred Cow
Keep the Car Running Arcade Fire Neon Bible
Carmel Joe Sample Carmel
Thumbelina Pretenders Learning to Crawl
Graceland Paul Simon Graceland
Bright Side of the Road Van Morrison The Philosopher's Stone
Feeling Alright Joe Cocker With a Little Help From My Friends
Song Artist Album
Superstition Stevie Wonder Talking Book
Philadelphia Freedom Elton John Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy
This Head I Hold Electric Guest Mondo
25 Miles Edwin Starr 25 Miles
Summer Madness Kool & The Gang Light of Worlds
White Knuckle Ride Jamiroquai Rock Dust Light Star
Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad Grateful Dead Grateful Dead (Skull & Roses)
Blow at High Dough The Tragically Hip Up to Here
Reboot the Mission The Wallflowers Glad All Over
When My Baby's Beside Me Big Star #1 Record
Chains of Love Erasure The Innocents
Windows Are Rolled Down Amos Lee Mission Bell

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Saturday, January 16, 2016

Jan. 16, 2016 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Ann pays tribute to David Bowie

Song Artist Album
Lazarus David Bowie Blackstar
Under Pressure David Bowie The Best of Bowie
Rebel Rebel David Bowie Diamond Dogs
Dollar Days David Bowie Blackstar
China Girl David Bowie Let's Dance
Song Artist Album
Changes David Bowie Hunky Dory
I Can't Give Everything David Bowie Blackstar
Wild is The Wind David Bowie Station to Station
Space Oddity David Bowie Space Oddity
Song Artist Album
Take Your Time Mackinac WDET in-studio performance
Come Back Mackinac WDET in-studio performance
Freak Mackinac WDET in-studio performance
Ground and Galaxies Mackinac WDET in-studio performance
I Can't Give Everything Away David Bowie Blackstar
Mr. Rodriguez Rayland Baxter Imaginary Man
Inner City Blues Rodriguez Searching For Sugar Man OST
Send My Love (To Your New Lover) Adele 25
Cradle To The Grave Squeeze Cradle To The Grave
(Baby) Hold On The James Hunter 6 Hold On!

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Sunday, January 10, 2016

Jan. 10, 2016 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Birthday of Allen Toussaint, Wilson, Pickett, Lucinda Williams and Mary J. Blige

Song Artist Album
Never Twice MNOE Never Twice
Samba Tomora Ballake Sissoko & Vincent Segal Musique de Nuit
No Ordinary Love Sade Love Deluxe
Only Love Andra Day Cheers to the Fall
Necessary Evil Unknown Mortal Orchestra Multi-Love
In Time The Black Keys Turn Blue
Bad Seed Sown The Belluries Workingman's Bellfuries
Dust Lucinda Williams The Ghosts of Highway 20
Through Your Hands John Hiatt Stolen Moments
Anyhow Tedeschi Trucks Band Let Me Get By
Leaving the City Joanna Newsome Divers
Red Umbrella Kostars Klassics with a K
Ode to Thinking Bobby Long Ode to Thinking
Song Artist Album
Obviously Five Believers Bob Dylan Blonde on Blonde
Change Patty Griffin Flaming Red
Shine a Different Way Patty Griffin Servant of Love
Goodness Sonny Cleveland Sonny Cleveland EP
The Trouble with Us Chet Faker & Marcus Marr Work
What's On Your Mind Greyhounds Accumulator
Sam Huff's Flying Raging Machine Lettuce Rage!
What a Man Linda Lyndell The Complete Stax/Volt Soul Singers
Tighten Up, Pt. 1 Archie Bell & The Dells Tighten Up
Funky Broadway Wilson Pickett A Man and a Half
Everlong Foo Fighters Greatest Hits
Walking After You Foo Fighters The X-Files: The Album
I'll Take Care of U Gil Scott Heron & Jamie Xx We're New Here
Be Thankful for What You've Got Massive Attack Blue Lines
Song Artist Album
Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky Allen Toussaint Sweet Touch of Love
With You in Mind Allen Toussaint Songbook
About You Mary J. Blige The Breakthrough
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free Nina Simone Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection
Drama Inside Amp Fiddler/Sly & Robbie Inspiration Information
Someday Banta Dark Charms
Sunshine Mike Doughty The Flip is Another Honey
To Keep & To Be Kept Jack Ladder and the Dreamlanders Playmates
Compound Fracture My Morning Jacket The Waterfall
Mystery and Wonder Blitzen Trapper All Across This Land
Kalan Nege Issa Bagayogo Putumayo Presents African Beat
Northern Blues City and Colour If I Should Go Before You
Disappear Meghan Wolf Theory of Gravity
Surrender Mike Ellison feat. Jessica Hernandez Surrender

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Saturday, January 9, 2016

Jan. 9, 2016 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Ann celebrates the birthdays of Stephen Stills, Michael Stipe, Elvis Presley, producer Jerry Wexler

Song Artist Album
Let Me Down Easy Paolo Nutini Caustic Love
New Shoes Paolo Nutini These Streets
Excellent Birds Laurie Anderson Mister Heartbreak
Lazarus David Bowie Blackstar
Periodically Double or Triple Yo La Tengo Popular Songs
Wasted Love City and Colour If I Should Go Before You
I Am Superman R.E.M. Life's Rich Pageant
Radio Song R.E.M. Out of Time
Strange Conditon Pete Yorn musicforthemorningafter
Lost Weekend Pete Yorn Arranging Time
Gonna Change My Way of Thinking Bob Dylan Slow Train Coming
Song Artist Album
The Lower Road Joan Baez Day After Tomorrow
Diamonds and Rust Joan Baez Diamonds and Rust
Gypsy in Me Bonnie Raitt Dig in Deep
Slow Train to Dawn The The Infected
The Year of the Get You Alone Field Report Field Report
Goldfinger Shirley Bassey Best of Bond...James Bond
History Repeating The Propellerheads featuring Shirley Bassey decksanddrumsandrockandroll
Song Artist Album
Back of the Car EMO Putumayo Presents: A New Groove
Perfect Skin Lloyd Cole & The Commotions Rattlesnakes
For What It's Worth Buffalo Springfield Buffalo Springfield
Love the One You're With Stephen Stills Stephen Stills
Ordinary Madness JoJo Effect Ordinary Madness
Mountain At My Gates Foals What Went Down
Ants Marching Dave Matthews Band Under the Table and Dreaming
I Wish You Would JD McPherson The Warm Covers EP
Sunny Came Home Shawn Colvin A Few Small Repairs
In the Midnight Hour Wilson Pickett In the Midnight Hour
Mystery Train Elvis Presley The Essential Elvis Presley
Down By the Riverside The Million Dollar Quartet The Complete Million Dollar Quartet
Elvis' Rolls Royce Was (Not Was) Are You Okay?

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