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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

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music playlist for Saturday, April 16, 2016

April 15, 2016 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Ann’s In-studio guest is Detroit Blues/Rock band “Laura Rain & The Caesars”

Song Artist Album
Portland, Oregon Loretta Lynn Van Lear Rose
Four Years of Chances Margo Price Midwest Farmer's Daughter
Amazing The Greyhounds Live in the WDET Studios
The Bliss Fortunate Ones The Bliss
Let's Go to Bed The Cure Japanese Whispers
Cool Out Matthew E. White Cool Out
Don't Gotta Work It Out Fitz & The Tantrums Pickin' Up the Pieces
They Won't Mind Chris Richards & The Subtractions Get Yer La La's Out
Make You Crazy Brett Dennen Hope for the Hopeless
Capsized Andrew Bird Are You Serious
Between Two Fires Ben Watt Fever Dream
Hot Shot Saun & Starr Look Closer
Come Alive Jonny P Right to You
Best Light Elliot Moss Highspeeds
Song Artist Album
Work So Hard Laura Rain & The Casears Live in the WDET Studios
Pay to Play Laura Rain & The Casears Live in the WDET Studios
Lonely Girl Laura Rain & The Caesars Live in the WDET Studios
Town & Country Bibio A Mineral of Love
Downtown Whitehorse Leave No Bridge Unburned
Son of a Preacher Man Dusty Springfield Dusty in Memphis
Spooky Dusty Springfield Love Song
Iceblink Luck Cocteau Twins Heaven or Las Vegas
The Cave Mumford & Sons Sigh No More
Goodness Sonny Cleveland Sonny Cleveland EP
Perfect World Allen Stone Radius
Time Is Passing By The Monitors N/A
Lucky I Got What I Want Jungle Jungle
Song Artist Album
Santa Maria Gotan Project La Revancha del Tango
A New Beginning Fantastic Negrito Fantastic Negrito
Freaky Feedback Blues Benji Hughes Songs in the Key of Animals
Wrong Everything But The Girl Walking Wounded
Complete Heavenly Beat Prominence
Ramona Night Beds Country Sleep
Hole of Sorrow The Blueflowers Stealing the Moon
Revolution Dr. John Locked Down
Taj Mahal Jorge Ben Football & Samba Groove Association
Mistakes of My Youth Eels The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett
Head Over Heels JD McPherson Let the Good Times Roll
Peace Los Lobos Kiko
Rumble and Sway Jamie N Commons Rumble and Sway EP
You're a Wolf Sea Wolf Leaves in the River

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music playlist for Sunday, April 10, 2016

April 10, 2016 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Ann’s guest is Chicago Blues artist, Corey Dennison

Song Artist Album
You Never Need Nobody The Lone Bellow The Lone Bellow
Rest Assured Holly Bernt Dakota Winters
The Storm Patrick Watson Close to Paradise
Something's Got Me Lori Carson Everything I Touch Runs Wild
Doctor's In Son Little Son Little
I Didn't Mean It The Belle Brigade Breaking Dawn Soundtrack
Must I Paint You a Picture Billy Bragg Workers Playtime
I Need Never Get Old Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats
Rock & Roll is Cold Matthew E White Fresh Blood
One Evening Feist Let It Die
When the World Gets Small Warren Haynes Live in the WDET Studios
Sugar Man Rodriguez Cold Fact
Baby Nil Lara Nil Lara
Song Artist Album
City Lights Corey Dennison Live in the WDET Studios
Room to Breathe Corey Dennison Live in the WDET Studios
Back It Up Caro Emerald Deleted Scenes from the Cutting Room Floor
Njoka Mokoomba Rising Tide
Addicted Caleb Gutierrez N/A
Come Alive Jonny P Right to You EP
Shame Jocelyn & Chris Arndt Edges
North Side Gal JD McPherson Signs & Signifiers
Hurtin' (On the Bottle) Margo Price Midwest Farmer's Daughter
Forty-five Dickie Dickie
Shine Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals Call It What It Is
I Gotta Sang the Blues Thornetta Davis N/A
Song Artist Album
Cloudbusting Kate Bush Hounds of Love
Full Circle Half Moon Run Dark Eyes
NUMB OJR Nashville Demos
Could We Cat Power The Greatest
Capsized Andrew Bird Are You Serious
Call Me St. Paul & The Broken Bones Half the City
Labor of Love Fruition Labor of Love
Falling for You Border Patrol Toxic Thought Machine
Mona Lisa Atlas Sound Parallax
Chan Chan Buena Vista Social Club Buena Vista Social Club
Between Two Fires Ben Watt Fever Dream
Morning Glory El Dee Endearment
Junebug Robert Francis Before Nightfall
Walk to the One You Love Twin Peaks Down in Heaven
Panic Temporary Monkeywalk More

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music playlist for Saturday, April 9, 2016

April 9, 2016 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Ann celebrates Al Green’s 70th birthday and pays tribute to the late Merle Haggard

Song Artist Album
Hold On, I'm Comin' Sam & Dave Hold On, I'm Comin'
I Can't Get Next to You Al Green Al Green Gets Next to You
Sittin' Here St Germain St Germain
The 8 Number The Snow Surfers The 8 Number
You Got Me Blaire Alise & the Bombshells EP-Single
Red Dust James Vincent McMurrow Post Tropical
Hurricane Waters Citizen Cope The Clarence Greenwood Recordings
Love and Happiness Al Green I'm Still in Love With You
I'm Still in Love with You Al Green I'm Still In Love with You
Circles Soul Coughing El Oso
Song Artist Album
Watch You Walk Away The Mallett Brothers Band The Mallett Brothers Band
Dear God Sarah McLachlan The Essential Sarah McLachlan
Life's What You Make It Talk Talk The Very Best Of
Let's Stay Together Al Green Let's Stay Together
The Lord Will Make a Way Al Green The Lord Will Make a Way
Best Kept Secret case/lang/veirs case/lang/veirs
Thirst City & Colour The Hurry and the Harm
Crying TV on the Radio Dear Science
Black & Blue Miike Snow Miike Snow
Song Artist Album
Folsom Prison Blues Johnny Cash The Essential Johnny Cash
Big City Merle Haggard Big City
Hey Bartender Katie Grace Best Bad Girl
Brace for Impact Sturgill Simpson A Sailor's Guide to Earth
Take Me to the River Al Green Explores Your Mind
Send a Message Amp Fiddler Bassmentality 3
Maxwell Maxwell Lake By the Ocean
When I Get There Ben Rector Into the Morning
Mama Tried Merle Haggard 40 Greatest Hits
Sing Me Back Home Merle Haggard 40 Greatest Hits
Love Is the Answer Aloe Blacc Lift Your Spirit
Sunshine Little Dragon Sunshine

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music playlist for Sunday, April 3, 2016

April 3, 2016 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Ann celebrates the birthdays of Billie Holiday, Hugh Masekela, Jill Scott, Paula Cole and Emmylou Harris

Song Artist Album
The Ghost Efterklang Piramida
Wicked Game James Vincent McMorrow We Don't Eat EP
Save Yourself Birdy Beautiful Lies
Money Can't Buy It Howard Religion
Blake's Rag The Whistle Stop Revue The Whistle Stop Revue EP
Thanks for You Emmylou Harris Cowgirl's Prayer
Stop Where You Are Corinne Bailey Rae The Heart Speaks in Whispers
Them There Eyes Billie Holiday Billie Holiday's Greatest Hits
You've Changed Billie Holiday & Studio Rio Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection
Let Me Down Easy Paolo Nutini Caustic Love
Medicine Man The Bamboos Medicine Man
Between Two Fires Ben Watts Fever Dream
Golden Jill Scott Beautifully Human - Words and Songs, Vol. 2
Cheers to the Fall Andra Day Cheers to the Fall
Check Me Out Little Denise It's Kind of a Funny Story
Song Artist Album
Grazing in the Grass Hugh Masekela Still Grazing
Ha Le Se Le Li Khanna Hugh Masekela Grazing in the Grass-The Best of
Soulville Aretha Franklin Jazz to Soul
Soulful Dress Sugar Pie DeSanto Chess Soul: A Decade of Chicago's Finest
Anyhow Tedeschi Trucks Band Let Me Get By
Rooftop SHEL Just Crazy Enough
Rooftop SHEL Just Crazy Enough
Cool Out Matthew E. White Cool Out
Tip of My Tongue Kate Monaghan Fade EP
Whiskey Six Chris Buhalis Big Car Town
I'm Not the One Pete Yorn Arranging Time
Got My Mojo Working Muddy Waters The Anthology
Runaway Child, Running Wild The Temptations Cloud Nine
Use Me Bill Withers Still Bill
Feelin' Love Paula Cole This Fire
Song Artist Album
Lisztomania Phoenix Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
You've Got Nothing to Lose Michael Kiwanuka You've Got Nothing to Lose
Thank You World World Party Goodbye Jumbo
To Keep & To Be Kept Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders Playmates
Killing Moon Echo & The Bunnymen Songs to Learn and Sing
Same to You Melody Gardot Currency of Man
Let Love Rule Lenny Kravitz Let Love Rule
Revelation Sunshine Cree Summer Street Faerie
We Are the Tide Blind Pilot We Are the Tide
Falling for You Border Patrol Toxic Thought Machine
Good News Amy Helm Didn't It Rain
Time China Global Soul
Gold Country Moke Hil Moke Hill

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music playlist for Saturday, April 2, 2016

April 2, 2016 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Ann gives away front row tickets to Iggy Pop’s Detroit performance at the Fox!

Song Artist Album
Inner City Blues Marvin Gaye What's Going On
What's Going On Marvin Gaye What's Going On
I'm Gonna Love You Melvin Davis and the United Sound N/A
Memphis in the Meantime John Hiatt Bring the Family
Crabbuckit k-os Putumayo Presents: A New Groove
Best Kept Secret case/lang/veirs case/lang/veirs
Capsized Andrew Bird Are You Serious
Headlights Jayme Orr N/A
Let Me (Love You Like I Can) Davin McCoy So Good, So Cruel
Work Your Way Out Ani DiFranco Like I Said: Songs 1990-1991
La Receta Kemo the Blaxican Simple Plan
Love you Gotta Lose Again Nicolas Jaar Ines
Numb OJR Nashville Demos
Song Artist Album
Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough Michael Jackson Off the Wall
A Song for You Leon Russell Leon Russell
Gardenia Iggy Pop Post Pop Depression
Spectre Radiohead N/A
Fade Out Lines The Avener & Phoebe Killdeer Point Break
A New Beginning Fantastic Negrito Fantastic Negrito
New Beginning Tracy Chapman New Beginning
Breakdown The Ragbirds The Threshold & The Hearth
Amazing One Eskimo All Balloons
Dead Fox Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit
Eden Ben Khan 1992 - EP
Song Artist Album
Got To Give It Up Marvin Gaye Greatest Hits
Never Enough Trixie Whitley Fourth Corner
Sunset Laura Rain & The Caesars Laura Rain & The Caesars
Brighter RUFUS DU SOL Bloom
Lust for Life Iggy Pop Lust for Life
Orange Blossoms JJ Grey & Mofro Orange Blossoms
This Land is Your Land Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings This Land Is Your Land
Something Beautiful Trombone Shorty Backatown
Shine On Blitzen Trapper VII
Pure Joy M. Ward A Wasteland Companion
You Are the Sunshine of My Life Jack White N/A
Fell In Love with a Boy Joss Stone The Soul Sessions

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music playlist for Sunday, March 27, 2016

March 27, 2016 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Ann interviews DSO principal bassist, Kevin Brown

Song Artist Album
Green Aphrodisiac Corinne Bailey Rae The Heart Speaks in Whispers
I Can't Give Everything Away David Bowie Blackstar
Rope & Summit Junip Fields
Good Time to Be Born The Ragbirds The Threshold & The Hearth
Labor of Love Fruition Labor of Love
Old Enough The Raconteurs Consolers of the Lonely
Cautionary Tale Dylan LeBlanc Cautionary Tale
Please Falls Into the Fire
Honey Honey The Milk Carton Kids Ash and Clay
32 Flavors Ani DiFranco Not A Pretty Girl
Song Artist Album
Ain't It a Sin Charles Bradley Changes
Ain't There Something That Money Can't Buy Nick Waterhouse Holly
Black Sun Death Cab for Cutie Kintsugi
I've Lost Control The Bruised Reed Pass Around the Easy Lie
Tune Down Chris Joss Sticks
Congo Bear Mountain XO
100 Yard Dash Raphael Saadiq The Way I See It
You're the Best Lover That I Ever Had Steve Earle & The Dukes Terraplane
Little Pieces Gomez A New Tide
Lost In My Mind The Head and the Heart The Head and the Heart
Cracked Open Arthur Lee Land Cracked Open
Sold My Soul Goldfish Perceptions of Pacha
Detroit Moke Hill Moke Hill
Warm Water Banks Goddess
My Time Minus the Bear Omni
Song Artist Album
Sister Ray Charles JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound Want More
Walk to the One You Love Twin Peaks Down in Heaven
Hurtin' (On the Bottle) Margo Price Midwest Farmer's Daughter
Starfish and Coffee Prince Sign 'O the Times
Feel the Need In Me Detroit Emeralds It's Just Music
Yes We Can Can The Sachal Ensemble Song of Lahore
Shame Jocelyn & Chris Arndt Edges
Holy Roller The Defibulators Debt'll Get'em
Love is the Answer Aloe Blacc Lift Your Spirit
Shine Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals Call It What It Is
Depreston Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit
Capsized Andrew Bird Are You Serious
Brace for Impact Sturgill Simpson A Sailor's Guide to Earth
I Gotta Sang the Blues Thornetta Davis Honest Woman

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