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After working hard work all week, Ann Delisi’s Essential Music (ADEM) is your weekend destination for fun. Ann serves up a thoroughly hand-picked combination of great contemporary music and the classics you need to hear. ADEM features music made in Detroit, along with live in-studio performances, interviews and special features.

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Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Sunday, May 10, 2015

May 10, 2015 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Celebrating Mother’s Day with Lenny Kravitz, Jimi Hendrix, Maya Angelou and others talking about their Moms

Song Artist Album
Love Song for My Mom Moby Animal Rights
Mother and Child Reunion Paul Simon Paul Simon
This Woman's Work Kate Bush The Sensual World
White Ladder David Gray White Ladder
Island Ben Taylor Famous Among the Barns
Tell Yer Mama Norah Jones The Fall
Cello Song The Books Feat. Jose Gonzalez Dark Was the Night
Easy Leah Lavigne Peripeteia
Thank You for Hearing Me Sinead O'Connor Universal Mother
Beatnik Waiting Richard Thompson Still
Directions Ane Brun N/A
O Mother Son Little N/A
Rock & Roll is Cold Matthew E. White Fresh Blood
Song Artist Album
Julia The Beatles The White Album
Mother John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
Tell Mama Etta James The Essential Etta James
What I Thought Chris Emmerson Chris Emmerson
Castles Made of Sand Jimi Hendrix Experience Axis: Bold as Love
Same to You Melody Gardot Currency of Man
Head Over Heels JD McPherson Let the Good Times Roll
Depreston Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
Forget Her Jeff Buckley Grace Legacy
Should Have Known Better Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell
Take Your Time mackinac mackinac
Lisa Sawyer Leon Bridges N/A
Song Artist Album
Thinking of You Lenny Kravitz 5
Gotta Serve Someboy Pops Staples Don't Lose This
The Driving Song Donny Brown Hess Street EP
Thank You Mom Good Charlotte Good Charlotte
Teeth White The Staves If I Was
Riptide Vance Joy Dream Your Life Away
Life Spins Michael Bermudez Love & Let Downs
Move By Yourself Donavon Frankenreiter Move By Yourself
Moving to Brussels Bhi Bhiman Rhythm & Reason
Burn Card The Barr Brothers Alta Falls

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Saturday, May 09, 2015

May 9, 2015 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

The Beatles album “Let It Be” is 45 years old and Ann talks with Chef James Rigato

Song Artist Album
I Will Follow U2 Boy
Downtown Whitehorse Leave No Bridge Unburned
Shake & Tremble Django Django Born Under Saturn
I Am Superman R.E.M. Life's Rich Pageant
Wicked Rain Los Lobos Kiko
Dream in Blue Los Lobos Kiko
Two of Us The Beatles Let It Be
Dig a Pony The Beatles Let It Be
Across the Universe The Beatles Let It Be
I Me Mine The Beatles Let It Be
Windows Are Rolled Down Amos Lee N/A
Drivin' Around Amy Gore & Her Valentines In Love
Be Thankful for What You've Got Massive Attack Blue Lines
Shine On Blitzen Trapper VII
Song Artist Album
Designer Drug Mayer Hawthorne Where Does This Door Go?
Balanca Bossacucanova Our Kind of Bossa
No You Girls Franz Ferdinand Tonight
Can't Keep Checking My Phone Unknown Mortal Orchestra Multi-Love
Let It Be The Beatles Let It Be
I've Got a Feeling The Beatles Let It Be
One After 909 The Beatles Let It Be
The Long and Winding Road The Beatles Let It Be
Song Artist Album
Naked Eye Luscious Jackson Fever In Fever Out
Hard Time Seinabo Sey For Madelaine EP
The Numbers Game The Thievery Corporation featuring Chuck Brown Radio Retaliation
Finally Moving Pretty Lights Taking Up Your Precious Time
Tough Kid Honeycut The Day I Turned to Glass
Beep The Infatuations N/A
Shake It Out Florence + The Machine Ceremonials
Never Enough Trixie Whitley Fourth Corner
Wrecking Ball Mandolin Orange Live in the WDET Studios
Spring to Come John Butler Trio Flesh & Blood
Come People Xavier Rudd Nanna

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Sunday, April 26, 2015

April 26, 2015 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Detroit poet Cal Freeman talks about his new book and performs in the WDET studios.

Song Artist Album
The Fall Rhye Woman
King and Cross Asgeir In the Silence
True Affection Father John Misty I Love You, Honeybear
Until Now Holly Miranda Holly Miranda
Abandoned Luncheonette Hall & Oates Abandoned Luncheonette
Love Can Be Bad Luck Was (Not Was) What Up, Dog?
Cruel to be Kind Nick Lowe Labour of Lust
Breaking Us in Two Joe Jackson Night and Day
Midnight At the Oasis Maria Muldaur Maria Muldaur
That Train Don't Stop Here Los Lobos Kiko
Drivin' Around Amy Gore & Her Valentines In Love
Nobody Kate Earl Kate Earl
No Sudden Moves Spouse Confidence
Unbearable Why Dr. Dog Shame Shame
City Swan Neko Case The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight The More I Love You
Song Artist Album
This Space Woolfy vs. Projections The Astral Projections of Starlight
Your Life Your Call Junip Junip
Same to You Melody Gardot Currency of Man (The Artist's Cut)
Walking in the Rain Grace Jones Nightclubbing
Danger Buds Chris Joss Sticks
The Ills Mayer Hawthorne A Strange Arrangement
The Great Escape Liz Larin Hurricane
Hands Macy Gray The Way
That Other Girl The Hard Lessons Gasoline
Fool for Love Lord Huron Strange Trails
Amor Fati Washed Out Within and Without
Sheila's Song John Freeman Live in the WDET Studios
Song Artist Album
Bang Band to the Rock 'n' Roll Gabin Mr. Freedom
Moving to Brussels Bhi Bhiman Rhythm & Reason
I'm Not Lucky Corktown Popes And Also With You
Wish I Had Answered Mavis Staples Your Good Fortune EP
Lisa Sawyer Leon Bridges Lisa Sawyer
Mi Confesion Gotan Project Lunatico
Congo Bear Mountain XO
Lauralee Seth Glier The Next Right Thing
Neon Motel Room The Whiskey Charmers The Whiskey Charmers
Skinny Blues Jeremy Loops Skinny Blues
Sunshine Little Dragon Sunshine
Detroit '67 Sam Roberts Love At the End of the World
No Time for Love Spottiswoode & His Enemies English Dream
Dead Fox Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit and Think And Sometimes I Just Sit
Should Have Known Better Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Saturday, April 25, 2015

April 25, 2015 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Featuring Detroit artists performing as part of the MetroTimes Blowout

Song Artist Album
And She Was Talking Heads Little Creatures
Electricity Seth Glier If I Could Change One Thing
Can You Feel Me Now Flint Eastwood Late Nights In Bolo Ties
I Never Let You Go Flint Eastwood Live in the WDET Studios
You Got the Love Florence + The Machine Lungs
Wolf Mumford & Sons Wilder Mind
Dead Fox Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
Repo Man Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs God Willin' & The Creek Don't Rise
Strange American Mars Chasing Vapor
Let Me Down Easy Paolo Nutini Caustic Love
Heartbreaker MSTRKRFT w/John Legend Fist of God
21st Century Life Sam Sparro Sam Sparro
Time Jungle Jungle
You're My Favorite Waste of Time Marshall Crenshaw The 9 Volt Years
Song Artist Album
Don't Come Around No More Blaire Alise & The Bombshells For My Darlin'
See You Around The Handgrenades Three Cheers for the Wonder Years
Hard Time Seinabo Sey For Madeleine EP
Can't Shake it Loose Funkadelic Funkadelic
Tessellate Alt-J An Awesome Wave
Everett Belcher Doop & The Inside Outlaws Everett Belcher
Son's Gonna Rise Citizen Cope The Clarence Greenwood Recordings
Ain't Nothing Wrong with That Robert Randolph & The Family Band Colorblind
I'm Blue (the Gong-Gong Song) The Ikettes One Kiss Can Lead to Another
I Wish You Well Bill Withers Making Music
Wishing Well Terence Trent D'Arby Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby
Wishing Well Bob Mould Workbook
You Don't Have to Believe Me Eric Hutchinson Sounds Like This
Getting By The Gasoline Gypsies The Gasoline Gypsies
Please Come Back mackinac mackinac
Song Artist Album
When I Watch You Sleeping Neil Young Storytone
Dark Sunglasses Chrissie Hynde Stockholm
New Friend Aqualung Magnetic North
Gooey Glass Animals Zaba
Worn The Paper Sound Trajectories
Spring to Come John Butler Trio Flesh & Blood
Ridin' Amp Fiddler Afro Strut
Something About Us Daft Punk Discovery
Ritual Union Little Dragon Ritual Union
Lost Control The Bruised Reed Pass Around the Easy Line
Rock 'n' Roll is Cold Matthew E. White Fresh Blood
One More Time Alejandro Escovedo Gravity
Should Be Me Ryan Allen & His Extra Arms Heart String Soul

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Sunday, April 19th, 2015

April 19, 2015 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Words and music from Herbie Hancock in celebration of his 75th birthday.

Song Artist Album
Heart is a Drum Beck Morning Phase
In Time The Black Keys Turn Blue
I'll Be Around Carolyn Striho Secrets in Space
HIgh Horses The Swell Season Strict Joy
Directions Ane Brun N/A
Mood Miles Davis E.S.P.
So Beautiful or So What Paul Simon So Beautiful or So What
Soubour Songhoy Blues Music in Exile
Riptide Vance Joy Dream Your Life Away
Taller Children Elizabeth & The Catapult Taller Children
He Don't Live Here No More Robbie Robertson How to be Clairvoyant
Song Artist Album
Let's Go to Bed The Cure Japanese Whispers
Cantaloupe Island Herbie Hancock Cantaloupe Island
Red Umbrella Kostars Klassics with a K
On a Cloud Platinum Pied Pipers Abundance
Running Scared Roy Orbison A Black and White Night
Leaf Off/ The Cave Jose Gonzalez Vestiges and Claws
Portland, Oregon Loretta Lynn Van Lear Rose
I'm a Honky Tonk Girl Loretta Lynn The Loretta Lynn Collection
Watermelon Man Head Hunters Watermelon Man
Song Artist Album
It's Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing Joe Jackson/Iggy Pop The Duke
Down on the Street The Stooges Funhouse
Depreston Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
River Herbie Hancock (Feat. Corinne Bailey Rae) River: The Joni Letters
My My Liz Phair Funstyle
Say You ATO Exile in Guyville
Where Eagles Dare Pional Last House on the Left
Cities in Dust Siouxsie and the Banshees Tinderbox
The Ghost Inside Broken Bells Broken Bells
Linda Cancao Barrio Jazz Gang Brazilian Groove
Rockit Herbie Hancock Future Shock

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Sunday, April 12th, 2015

April 12, 2015 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Ann Delisi’s Spring Fundraising Show

Song Artist Album
Hand on Your Heart Jose Gonzalez Stay in the Shade
Lisa Sawyer Leon Bridges N/A
Strange Conversation Ted Hawkins The Next Hundred Years
Don't Wanna Fight Alabama Shakes Sound and Color
Luck Be a Lady Frank Sinatra & Chrissie Hynde Duets
Chicken Switch James Hunter Six Minute By Minute
What I Thought Chris Emmerson Chris Emmerson
Spring to Come John Butler Trio Flesh & Blood
Money Can't Buy It Annie Lennox Diva
Song Artist Album
Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) Eurythmics Sweet Dreams
Achin' to Be The Replacements Don't Tell a Friend
Downtown Whitehorse Leave No Bridget Unburned
Feeling Alright Joe Cocker With a Little Help From My Friends
Sunshine Little Dragon N/A
Don't Shake My Tree The Hard Lessons Complete B&G
Clampdown The Clash The Story of the Clash, Vol. 1
Sunday Papers Joe Jackson Look Sharp!
The Party Line Belle and Sebastian Girls in Peacetime Went to Dance
Sense Of You ('Til I Met Thee) Cody ChesnuTT Landing on a Hundred: B Sides And Remixes
Golden Jill Scott Beautifully Human
Should Have Known Better Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell
Song Artist Album
I'm Not Leaving The Crystal Method/Martha Reeves/The Funk Brothers RE: GENERATION music project
Revolution Dr. John Locked Down
That's All Right Elvis Presley Elvis At Sun
A Mess of Blues Elvis Presley Elvis 75 - Good Rockin' Tonight
Trouble Town Jake Bugg Jake Bugg
Rumble and Sway Jamie N Commons Rumble and Sway EP
Dance Me to the End of Love Leonard Cohen Various Positions
365 Days ZZ Ward 365 Days EP
Skinny Blues Jeremy Loops Skinny Blues
Steady As She Goes The Raconteurs Broken Boy Soldiers
You're the Best Lover That I Ever Had Steve Earle & The Dukes Terraplane
Stone Rollin' Raphael Saadiq Stone Rollin'
It is Too Late? World Party Goodbye Jumbo

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Sunday, April 5th, 2015

April 5, 2015 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Ann talks with former MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer about his “Jail Guitar Doors” initiative.

Song Artist Album
All Cried Out Fink Biscuits for Breakfast
The Bells Laura Nyro & Labelle Gonna Take a Miracle
Stoned Soul Picnic Laura Nyro Eli and the Thirteenth Confession
Complete Heavenly Beat Prominence
How to See the Sun Rise Ben Sollee Learning to Bend
Gotta Serve Somebody Pops Staples Don't Lose This
Wish I Had Answered Mavis Staples Your Good Fortune
Respect Yourself The Staple Singers The Best of the Staple Singers
It Takes A Lot to Know A Man Damien Rice My Favorite Faded Fantasy
Morning Glory El Dee Endearment
Moving to Brussels Bhi Bhiman Rhythm & Reason
Bright Stars Burning Hey Marseilles Lines We Trace
Blue Moon Capitol Morning Phase
Rant and Rave Joe Jackson Blaze of Glory

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Saturday, April 4th, 2015

April 4, 2015 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Artists whose work is being added to the Library of Congress.

Song Artist Album
Grazing in the Grass Hugh Masekela Still Grazing
You Are Undeniable Mos Def & Marvin Gaye You Are Undeniable
What's Going On Marvin Gaye What's Going On
Yesterday Marvin Gaye The Master
Moneygrabber Fitz & the Tantrums Pickin' Up the Pieces
Downtown Whitehorse Leave No Bridge Unburned
Doo Wop (That Thing) Lauryn Hill The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Rock & Roll is Cold Matthew E White Fresh Blood
Lisztomania Phoenix Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Give Me One Reason Tracy Chapman & Eric Clapton A Very Special Christmas
Busy Earnin' Jungle Jungle
The Blackest Lily Corinne Bailey Rae The Sea
Feelin' Love Paula Cole This Fire
Song Artist Album
I Want to Take You Higher Sly & The Family Stone Stand!
Everyday People Sly & The Family Stone Stand!
Kissin on the Blacktop Daughn Gibson Me Moan
Too Many Angels Jackson Browne Solo Acoustic, Vol. 1
She's Not There Neko Case & Nick Cave True Blood Soundtrack
Starfish and Coffee Prince Sign 'O' The Times
Car on a Hill Joni Mitchell Court and Spark
Caught Up Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas Demons
Never Let You Down The Verve Pipe Underneath
Complementary Love The Verve Pipe A Family Album
Soul Kitchen The Doors The Doors
Believe Mumford & Sons Wilder Mind

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Sunday, March 22, 2015

March 22, 2015 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

New music from Mumford & Sons, My Morning Jacket and Sufjan Stevens

Song Artist Album
Signs Howling Sacred Ground
Stories We Build, Stories We Tell Jose Gonzalez Vestiges & Claws
Gimme Something Good Ryan Adams Ryan Adams
Meant Elizaveta Beatrix Runs
Until Now Holly Miranda Holly Miranda
What I Thought Chris Emmerson Chris Emmerson
For the Summer Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs God Willin' & The Creek Don't Rise
Happy Pills Norah Jones Little Broken Hearts
Riptide Vance Joy Dream Your Life Away
Should Have Known Better Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell
I Couldn't Explain Why Citizen Cope The Rainwater LP
Bathtub Gin Zander Michigan Zander the Great
Lay It On Me Briar Rabbit Lay It On Me
Never Let Me Go Michael Bermudez Love & Let Downs
The Word The Beatles Rubber Soul
Song Artist Album
Cry Love John Hiatt Walk On
Get This Right Lilly Hiatt Royal Blue
Believe Mumford & Sons Wilder Mind
Towers Bon Iver Bon Iver
Master Pretender First Aid Kit Stay Gold
1969 The Stooges The Stooges
Skinny Blues Jeremy Loops Skinny Blues
I Never Wear White Suzanne White Tales from the Realm of the Queen of Tentacles
Feel the Need In Me Detroit Emeralds Feel the Need in Me
Getting It On Dennis Coffey Absolutely the Best of Dennis Coffey
Left Hand Free alt-J This is All Yours
Warm Water Banks Goddess
Detroit Moke Hill Moke Hill
Song Artist Album
Next to You The Police Oulandos d'Amor
In the Heat of the Moment Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds Chasing Yesterday
Cold As It Is The Lone Bellow Then Came the Morning
Step The Flutter and Wow Urban Prairie
Big Decisions My Morning Jacket The Waterfall
Shiny Things Fanfarlo Rooms Filled with Light
Groovy Train The Farm Spartacus
California Delta Spirit Delta Spirit
Keep Your Head Up Ben Howard Every Kingdom
Hard Time Seinabo Sey For Madeleine EP
Ruin Cat Power SUN
I Can't Stand Up for Falling Down Elvis Costello & The Attractions Get Happy!
Gable Street The Vonneguts Live in the WDET Studios
Walk Your Blues Away The Vonneguts Live in the WDET Studios

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Saturday, March 21 2015

March 21, 2015 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Aretha Franklin LIve at the Fillmore, Detroit Artists performing at the International Pop Overthrow

Song Artist Album
Spirit in the Dark Aretha Franklin Live at the Fillmore West
Oh Happy Day Aretha Franklin and Mavis Staples One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism
Spring to Come John Butler Trio Flesh & Blood
Rite of Spring The Legal Matters The Legal Matters
High Hopes Bruce Springsteen High Hopes
Spooky Dusty Springfield Love Songs
Oits in the Dark Otis Spann Otis Spann is the Blues
100 Yard Dash Raphael Saadiq The Way I See It
Tune Down Chris Joss Sticks
The Numbers Game Thievery Corporation featuring Chuck Brown Radio Retaliation
13 In My Head Nick Piunti 13 In My Head
See See See See Ani Difranco Allergic to Water
Song Artist Album
Big Dipper Delorean Ayrton Senna
Rehab Amy Winehouse Back to Black
Seasons Laura Rain & The Caesars Closer
Money Money Money Mark Riviera Common Bond
Ghost in My Head Chris Degnore & The Black Drops Cinema
I've Lost Control The Bruised Reed Pass Around the Easy Lie
You're the Best Lover That I Ever Had Steve Earle and The Dukes Terrplane
Who David Byrne & St. Vincent Love This Giant
Black Sun Death Cab for Cutie Kintsugi
If You See Her The Sequins If You See Her
Rock 'n' Roll is Cold Matthew E. White Fresh Blood
Forest for the Trees The Hangabouts Illustrated Bird
The Way I See It Aceyalone The Lonely Ones
Congo Bear Mountain XO
Song Artist Album
Ballroom Confidential Twistin' Tarantulas Welcome to Our Underworld
Gawd Above John Fullbright From the Ground Up
Lost in My Mind The Head and the Heart The Head and the Heart
Good Vibrations Beach Boys Good Vibrations
Twisting the Night Away Sam Cooke Greatest Hits
A Taste of Honey Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass Whipped Cream & Other Delights
You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling The Righteous Brothers Best of the Righteous Brothers
Babylon Crashing Silent Violet The Harder Way Out EP
Staircase Radiohead The King of Limbs

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