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Ann Delisi’s Essential Music playlist for Saturday, June 25, 2016

June 25, 2016 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Ann celebrates birthdays of Chris Isaak, Brian Wilson and Todd Rundgren

Song Artist Album
Wicked Game Chris Isaak Heart Shaped World
Baby Did A Bad Bad Thing Chris Isaak Forever Blue
All I Ever Wonder St. Paul & The Broken Bones Sea of Noise
Tahabort Imarhan Imarhan
Colours Roosevelt Roosevelt
Changes Charles Bradley Changes
Dry County The B-52's Cosmic Thing
Channel Z The B-52's Cosmic Thing
Miami Madness Mango Lane tv Feelings
Homeless Sarah McLachlan & Ladysmith Black Mambazo Rarities, B-Sides and Other Stuff
The Man Who Wants You Amos Lee Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song
Vaporize Amos Lee N/A
Fool You've Landed Mumford & Sons Johannesburg
Song Artist Album
The Want of a Nail Todd Rundgren Nearly Human
Set Us Free The Greyhounds Change of Pace
The Inside Move See-I See-I
Bittersweet The Accidentals Bittersweet
God Only Knows Brian Wilson Pet Sounds
Shame Jocelyn & Chris Arndt Edges
Curtis LMT Connection N/A
Big Time Sensuality Bjork Debut
How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore Prince The Hits/The B-Sides
All The Love You Got Diane Birch Speak a Little Louder
New Shoes Paolo Nutini These Streets
Calvary Chris Bathgate Old Factory EP
Song Artist Album
The Healer John Lee Hooker The Healer
The Thrill is Gone Laith Al-Saadi The Thrill is Gone
The Blackest Lily Corinne Bailey Rae The Sea
Ain't No Man The Avett Brothers True Sadness
Higher Ground Weekend Players Pursuit of Happiness
Life Itself Glass Animals How To Be a Human Being
Walk to the One You Love Twin Peaks Down in Heaven
Good Love Jenny O. Automechanic
Go Walking Down There Chris Isaak Forever Blue
Flashlight Parliament Funkentelechy Vs. the Placebo Syndrome
Slippery People Talking Heads Stop Making Sense
City Lights Corey Dennison Band Corey Dennison Band

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music playlist for Sunday, June 19, 2016

June 19, 2016 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Father’s Day celebration including Rosanne Cash and Nina Simone talking about their fathers.

Song Artist Album
Independence Day Bruce Springsteen The River
Babyfather Sade Soldier of Love
Daddy Worked the High Street Chris Buhalis Big Car Town
Gracie Ben Folds Songs for Silverman
Skipping Eddie Vedder Every Mother Counts 2012
Box of Rain The Grateful Dead American Beauty
A Father's Son Citizen Cope The Rainwater LP
Tank Park Salute Billy Bragg The Best of Mountain Stage, Vol. 2
Song for the My Father Sarah McLachlan Shine On
Hold Me My Daddy XTC Oranges & Lemons
Never Enough Trixie Whitley Fourth Corner
Kick the Stones Chris Whitley Living with the Law
A Father's First Spring The Avett Brothers The Carpenter
A Father's First Spring The Avett Brothers The Carpenter
Song Artist Album
Papa Was a Rollin' Stone Was (Not Was) Are You Okay?
Daddy Lessons Beyonce Lemonade
Daddy Could Swear I Declare Gladys Knight & The Pips Neither One of Us
Song for My Father Horace Silver Funky Pieces of Silver
One Headlight The Wallflowers Bringing Down the Horse
Obviously Five Believers Bob Dylan Blonde on Blonde
Come Fly with Me Frank Sinatra All the Best
These Boots Are Made for Walking Nancy Sinatra Boots
No News is Good News Pops Staples Don't Lose This
Move with Me Tim Buckley Greetings from LA
Lover, You Should Have Come Over Jeff Buckley Grace
Song Artist Album
Isn't She Lovely Stevie Wonder Songs in the Key of Life
Forward to Love Ziggy Marley Wild and Free
Exodus Bob Marley & The Wailers Legend
Dear Father Colin Hay Gathering Mercury
Color Him Father The Winstons Color Him Father
Daddy's Car Brian Eno & Karl Hyde Someday World
Papa's Got A Brand New Bag James Brown 20 All Time Greatest Hits
Sea of Heartbreak Johnny Cash Unchained
Long Black Veil Rosanne Cash The List
Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own U2 How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
My Father Nina Simone Baltimore

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music playlist for Saturday, June 18, 2016

June 18, 2016 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Summer songs and Motor City Soul Club’s, Dan Austin

Song Artist Album
Sun is Shining The Fireman Electric Arguments
Brighter RUFUS DEL SOL Bloom
Grazing in the Grass Hugh Masekela Still Grazing
Sunshine Mike Doughty The Flip is Another Honey
U Got the Sunshine Graffiti6 The Bridge
The Sound of Sunshine Michael Franti & Spearhead The Sound of Sunshine
Waitin' on a Sunny Day Bruce Springsteen The Rising
Cruel Summer Bananarama The Very Best of Bananarama
For The Summer Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs God Willin' & The Creek Don't Rise
Amos Lee Amos Lee Mission Bell
Summer Breeze The Isley Brothers The Ultimate Isley Brothers
Summer Wind Frank Sinatra Nothing but the Best
Homeless Paul Simon Graceland
Song Artist Album
Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher Jackie Wilson 20 Greatest Hits
The Who Who Song Jackie Wilson N/A
The Fairest of Them All Jackie Wilson N/A
Helpless Jackie Wilson N/A
Because of You Jackie Wilson N/A
I Can Feel the Pain Ivy Jo Hunter N/A
There's a Ghost in My House R Dean Taylor N/A
Hot Fun in the Summertime Sly & The Family Stone Greatest Hits
Song Artist Album
Seven Days in Sunny June Jamiroquai Dynamite
Summertime DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince The Very Best of DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
Summer Guest Asgeir In the Silence
Long Hot Summer The Style Council The Singular Adventures of the Style Council
Sunshine Little Dragon Sunshine
Last Summer Pete Yorn Back & Fourth
Summer in the City The Lovin' Spoonful Platinum & Gold Collection: The Lovin' Spoonful
Gold in the Summertime Matt Nathanson Show Me Your Fangs
Summertime Thing Chuck Prophet No Other Love
Steam Peter Gabriel Us
Next to You The Police Outlandos D'Amour
Hungry for You The Police Ghost in the Machine
Summertime The Sundays Summertime

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music playlist for Saturday, June 12, 2016

June 12, 2016 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

New Releases!

Song Artist Album
Sail Away David Gray White Ladder
Master & A Hound Gregory Alan Isakov Gregory Alan Isakov with The Colorado Symphony Orchestra
Green Garden Laura Mvula Sing to the Moon
Show Me Love Laura Mvula The Dreaming Room
Like Dylan in the Movies Belle and Sebastian If You're Feeling Sinister
City Lights Corey Dennison Band Corey Dennison Band
Kissin on the Blacktop Daughn Gibson Me Moan
Sort of Revolution Fink Sort of Revolution
Lay Your Cards Out POLICA Give You the Ghost
My Silver Lining First Aid Kit Stay Gold
Breakdown The Ragbirds The Threshold & The Hearth
O' Sister City & Colour Little Hell
Gold Country Moke Hill Moke Hill
Song Artist Album
Wow Beck N/A
First World Problem Unknown Mortal Orchestra First World Problem
Sing a Song Earth Wind and Fire Greatest Hits
Glass Eyes Radiohead A Moon Shaped Pool
All We Ever Knew The Head and the Heart All We Ever Knew
Lo-Fi Bronze Radio Return Old Time Speaker
You Know I'm No Good Amy Winehouse Back to Black
You Know I'm No Good Marco Benevento Between the Needles & The Nightfall
In the Afternoon Tomorrow Marco Benevento The Story of Fred Short
Killer Seal Seal
Crazy Seal Seal
Sol Tapado Thievery Corporation Featuring Patrick DeSantos The Cosmic Game
Closer Trixie Whitley Porta Bohemica
Song Artist Album
No Place Left to Hide Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas Secret Evil
Keep It Between the Lines Sturgill Simpson A Sailor's Guide to Earth
Vaporize Amos Lee Vaporize
Shiny Things Fanfarlo Rooms Filled with Light
Rope Empty Houses Daydream
Ambulance The Amazing Ambulance
Stop Stop The Black Keys El Camino
I Never Wear White Suzanne Vega Tales from the Realm of the Queen of the Tentacles
Njoka Mokoomba Rising Tide
Breakin' Point Peter Bjorn and John Breakin' Point
Future Love Paradise Seal Seal
Who Is He And What Is He To You MeShell Ndegeocello Peace Beyond Passion
Set Us Free The Greyhounds Change of Pace
100 Yard Dash Raphael Saadiq The Way I See It
White Ladder David Gray White Ladder

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music playlist for Saturday, June 11, 2016

June 11, 2016 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Ann broadcasts live from Eastern Market!

Song Artist Album
Life's What You Make It Talk Talk The Colour of Spring
Synergy Delano Smith Sunrise - EP
Fimani Habib Koite Afriki
One More Night Michael Kiwanuka Love and Hate
You Got the Love Florence + The Machine Lungs
Ship to Wreck Florence + The Machine How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
Bang Band to the Rock 'n' Roll Gabin Mr. Freedom
Find What You Are Looking For Flint Eastwood Small Victories
No Time for Love Spottiswoode & His Enemies English Dream
Bacchus Galactic feat. Allen Toussaint Ya-Ka-May
People Got A Lot of Nerve Neko Case Middle Cyclone
Anywhere I'm Away from You Justin Currie The Great War
Song Artist Album
Papa Was a Rollin' Stone The Temptations All Directions
Brighter RUFUS DEL SOL Bloom
Sunshine Mike Doughty The Flip is Another Honey
Drivin' Around Amy Gore & Her Valentines In Love
Heavy Metal Drummer Wilco Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Cheers to the Fall Andra Day Cheers to the Fall
Te Quiero Con Bugalu ILe iLevitable
The Hop Radio Citizen Berlin Serengeti
Colours Roosevelt Roosevelt
Song Artist Album
You Are Undeniable Mos Def & Marvin Gaye You Are Undeniable
Jungle Love The Time Ice Cream Castle
Just a Little Bit Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels Take A Ride
Yes We Can Can The Sachal Ensemble (featuring Bilal) Song Of Lahore
Tahabort Imarahan Imarhan
Sweet Disposition The Temper Trap Conditions
Keep the Car Running Arcade Fire Neon Bible
Water Jah Works Believe
No Words Black Violin Black Violin
Designer Drug Mayer Hawthorne Where Does This Door Go?
Bittersweet The Accidentals Bittersweet
You Don't Know Smoke & Turrell Antique Soul
Lasso Phoenix Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music playlist for Saturday, June 4, 2016

June 4, 2016 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Ann’s in studio guests are Detroit bands The Accidentals and Empty Houses

Song Artist Album
The Truth The Truth The Truth
Wow Beck N/A
The Riverbank Paul Simon Stranger to Stranger
I'm Shakin' Jack White Blunderbuss
You Won't Like This Part The Blueflowers N/A
When Doves Cry Prince Purple Rain
Lose Yourself to Dance Daft Punk Random Access Memories
Vaporize Amos Lee N/A
Song Artist Album
Bittersweet The Accidentals Live in the WDET Studios
Michigan Again and Again The Accidentals Live in the WDET Studios
Destination Unknown Missing Persons The Best of the Missing Persons
Hejira Joni Mitchell Hejira
All Strung Out Over You The Chambers Brothers The Time Has Come
Anywhere You Want to Go Santana IV
Maybe Your Baby Stevie Wonder Talking Book
Song Artist Album
Down on the Street The Stooges Funhouse
A New Beginning Fantastic Negrito Fantastic Negrito
Labor of Love Fruition Labor of Love
Daydream Empty Houses Live in the WDET Studios
Rope Empty Houses Live in the WDET Studios
Ridin' Amp Fiddler Ridin'/Faith EP
Four Years of Chances Margo Price Midwest Farmer's Daughter
Noise Above Our Heads James Blake The Colour in Anything
It Serves Me Right to Suffer Saint Cecilia Saint Cecilia

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

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