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Ann Delisi

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Host, Ann Delisi Essential Music

Ann has been an influential part of Detroit media for more than 20 years. From radio to television to voiceovers, Ann Delisi is a familiar voice to metro Detroiters. A Wayne State grad and former WDET staffer (1983-1995), Ann now hosts a show on WDET that is a fun, contemporary and thoroughly hand-picked approach to music that moves Detroit. Ann will guide us through the “essential music,” both new and familiar, that’s shaping our culture and feature music made in Detroit every hour. Ann’s show also brings you live performances, interviews and special features.

anndelisi@wdet.org   Follow @anndelisimusic

Recent Posts

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music playlist for Saturday, March 19, 2016

March 19, 2016 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Ann’s in-studio guest is Detroit Irish Rockers The Corktown Popes

Song Artist Album
In the Midnight Hour Wilson Pickett In the Midnight Hour
Mustang Sally Wilson Pickett The Wilson Pickett
Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky Allen Toussaint Sweet Touch of Love
Yes We Can Can The Sachal Ensemble (featuring Bilal) Song of Lahore
The Sound of Wonder The Sachal Ensemble song of Lahore
Right Place, Wrong Time Dr. John In the Right Place
Art Louque So Long
Hold On Alabama Shakes Boys & Girls
Breakdown The Ragbirds The Threshold & The Hearth
Gardenia Iggy Pop Post Pop Depression
Cool Out Matthew E White Cool Out
Your Are the Sunshine of My Life Jack White & The Electric Mayhem You Are the Sunshine of My Life
Until You Come Back to Me Aretha Franklin 30 Greatest Hits
Song Artist Album
Given Name The Corktown Popes Live in the WDET Studios
The Gist The Corktown Popes Live in the WDET Studios
Rite Of Spring The Legal Matters The Legal Matters
Spooky Dusty Springfield Love Songs
Spirit in the Night Bruce Springsteen Greetings From Asbury Park, NJ
Spring to Come John Butler Trio Flesh & Blood
Stay on the Ride Patty Griffin Children Running Through
Hurtin' (On the Bottle) Margo Price Midwest Farmer's Daughter
Find What You Are Looking For Flint Eastwood Small Victories
Last Goodbye Jeff Buckley Grace
The Trouble with Us Chet Faker and Marcus Marr Work
Song Artist Album
Cold Arrival Maneli Jamal Live in the WDET Studios
Zim Blues Maneli Jamal LIve in the WDET Studios
Love Crazy The Walkervilles Rebirth of the Cool
Pressure My Brightest Diamond This Is My Hand
Young Americans David Bowie Young Americans
Lightning Bolt Jake Bugg Jake Bugg
Keep Your Head Up Ben Howard Every Kingdom
Excellent Birds Laurie Anderson Mister Heartbreak
One Heart Leftover Cuties The Spark & The Fire
Float Pacific Air Stop Talking
Hot Shot Saun & Starr Look Closer

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Sunday, March 13, 2016

March 13, 2016 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Ann pays tribute to the late George Martin and celebrates Quincy Jones Birthday

Song Artist Album
Days Like This Van Morrison Days Like This
Speed of Light Chris Degnore Hook & Arrow #1
I Don't Know What I Can Save You Kings of Convenience Quiet is the New Loud
In Time The Black Keys Turn Blue
These Are Days 10,000 Maniacs Our Time in Eden
One Headlight The Wallflowers Bringing Down the Horse
Save Your Day Jose Gonzalez Veneer
Time Jungle Jungle
Once a Day Michael Franti & Spearhead Once a Day
So Light is Her Footfall Air Love 2
Save Me Aimee Mann Magnolia
First Time Jam Nation Way Down Below Buffalo Hell
365 Days ZZ Ward 'Til the Casket Drops
Lover of the Light Mumford & Sons Babel
Song Artist Album
Save It for Later The English Beat Special Beat Service
Time Machine Nick Piunti Nick Piunti
Days-a-Fading Billy Brand & The Sugarees The Time is Now
Light a Candle JJ Grey & Mofro The Time is Now
Save Me Aretha Franklin 30 Greatest Hits
Take Your Time Mackinac N/A
Beautiful Day U2 All That You Can't Leave Behind
No Light, No Light Florence + The Machine Ceremonials
Saving Grace Everlast Saving Grace
Long Time, Wrong Time Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings Give the People What They Want
Daylights Gone Motopony Welcome You
Save It All Mike Ellison FLYTANIUM
Jungle Love The Time Ice Cream Castle
Perfect Time of Day Howie Day Stop All The World Now
Best Light Elliot Moss Highspeeds
Song Artist Album
Saved Tinashe Saved
One More Time Joe Jackson Look Sharp!
Broad Daylight Gabriel Rios Ghostboy
Save You Kate Monaghan FADE
Hard Time Seinabo Sey Pretend
All Day Music War All Day Music
See a Little Light Bob Mould Workbook
You Saved Me Jeff Scott The Long Way Home
Time is Passing By The Monitors N/A
Rise Up Andra Day Cheers to the Fall
I Saw the Light Todd Rundgren Something/Anything
Saving Grace Tom Petty Highway Companion
Half Time Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures
Save Room John Legend Once Again
Old Times Good Times Stephen Stills Stephen Stills

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Saturday, March 12, 2016

March 12, 2016 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Ann pays tribute to George Martin and Quincy Jones

Song Artist Album
Soul Bossa Nova Quincy Jones and His Orchestra Big Band Bossa Nova
Moanin' Quincy Jones The ABC Mercury Jazz Band
I Can't Give Everything Away David Bowie Blackstar
Cheers to the Fall Andra Day Cheers to the Fall
Busy Earnin' Jungle Jungle
The Gist The Corktown Popes The Body and the Blood
Fly Me to the Moon Count Basie and Frank Sinatra It Might As Well Be Swing
Move Up Patty Griffin Downtown Church
Let Him Fly Patty Griffin Living with Ghosts
You Are the Sunshine of My Life Jack White You Are the Sunshine of My Life
Do Right Baby Do Right Jack White & The Electric Mayhem N/A
Please Please Me The Beatles Please Please Me
Song Artist Album
Twist and Shout The Beatles Please Please Me
Hard to Tell Old Crow Medicine Show O.C.M.S.
The Only One I Know The Charlatans Some Friendly
Atomic Numberr case/lang/veirs case/lang/veirs
Stolen Car Deconstruction Central Reservation
Lately Macy Gray The Sellout
Big Fun Inner City Big Fun
Taller Children Elizabeth and the Catapult Elizabeth and the Catapult
Yesterday The Beatles Help!
Brace for Impact Sturgill Simpson A Sailor's Guide to Earth
Goodness Sonny Cleveland Sonny Cleveland EP
I Gotta Sang the Blues Thornetta Davis Honest Woman
Song Artist Album
Summertime The Sundays Static and Silence
What Kind of Man Florence + The Machine How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
Whiskey Six Chris Buhalis Big Car Town
I Thank You Bonnie Raitt The Glow
Run Like the River Vintage Trouble 1 Hopeful Rd.
I Want Your Hands On Me Sinead O'Connor The Lion and the Cobra
Natural Blues Moby Play
Live and Let Die Paul & Linda McCartney Best of Bond
Soul on Wax Mr Day Music & City
In My Life The Beatles Rubber Soul

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Sunday, March 6, 2016

March 6, 2016 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Ann Delisi interviews drummer Gayelynn McKinney about Marcus Belgrave

Song Artist Album
Walk Away Ben Harper Welcome to the Cruel World
Rooftop SHEL Just Crazy Enough
Quiet Corners & Empty Spaces The Jayhawks Paging Mr. Proust
Ahead By a Century The Tragically Hip Trouble at the Henhouse
Ain't Like It Used to Be Bill Bynum & Com. Bill Bynum & Com.
Five Hundred Miles Justin Timberlake, Carrie Mulligan Inside Llewyn Davis
Jeeper Creeper Sinkane Mars
Stop Joe Henry Scar
I Believe Jai Heaven
Help Somebody Maxwell BLACKSummer'snight
Fool for Love Lord Huron Strange Trails
Freaky Feedback Blues Benji Hughes Songs in the Key of Animals
Just So You Know Holly Palmer I Confess
Perfect World Allen Stone Radius
Song Artist Album
Baby Hold On the JAMES HUNTER six Hold On!
Kalan Nege Issa Bagayogo Putumayo Presents African Beat
Uh-Huh Oh-Yeh Paul Weller Paul Weller
Naked Eye Luscious Jackson Fever In Fever Out
Bittersweet Mishka Talk About
King for a Day XTC Oranges & Lemons
Lazarus David Bowie Blackstar
Nomad Black Dub Black Dub
Drivin' Around Amy Gore & Her Valentines In Love
Skinny Blues Jeremy Loops Skinny Blues
Cool Out Matthew E. White Cool Out
Song Artist Album
Me and Red Julianne Ankley Live in the WDET Studios
On a Pillow Julianne Ankley Live in the WDET Studios
Aint it a Sin Charles Bradley Changes
Joy Bettye LaVette I've Got My Own Hell to Raise
Sleep to Dream Fiona Apple Tidal
Relator Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson Break Up
Salute Lettuce Rage!
Smoke & Mirrors Jamiroquai Rock Dust Light Star
Spectre Radiohead N/A
Never Say Never Basement Jaxx Junto
Never Saw It Coming Area Man EP1
Welcome to the Boomtown David & David Boomtown

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Saturday, March 5, 2016

March 5, 2016 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Ann interviews Chef James Rigato and takes questions from our listeners

Song Artist Album
What I Am Edie Brickelle & New Bohemians Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars
Move By Yourself Donavon Frankenreiter Move By Yourself
Time Is Passing By The Monitors N/A
Unbearable Why Dr. Dog Shame Shame
Amazing The Greyhounds LIve in the WDET Studios
Sunshine Little Dragon N/A
Cornflake Girl Tori Amos Under the Pink
Gimme Shelter Merry Clayton 20 Feet From Stardom
Change Patty Griffin Flaming Red
One Big Love Patty Griffin Flaming Red
Calvary Chris Bathgate Old Factory EP
Song Artist Album
The Vent Big KRIT R4 the Prequel EP
City Lights Corey Dennison Corey Dennison Band
Gypsy in Me Bonnie Raitt Dig in Deep
Thing Called Love Bonnie Raitt Nick of Time
A Long Time Mayer Hawthorne How Do You Do
6 Underground Sneaker Pimps Ibiza Chilled Classics
Pullin' Back the Reins k.d. lang Absolute Torch and Twang
Song Artist Album
She's Not There Neko Case and Nick Cave True Blood Soundtrack
Atomic Number case/lang/veirs case/lang/veirs
Been to the Moon Corinne Bailey Rae The Heart Speaks in Whispers
Sinnerman Nina Simone The Best of Nina Simone
Mistakes Andra Day Cheers to the Fall
I Am Stretched on Your Grave Sinead O'Connor I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got
I Will Wait Mumford & Sons Babel
Live Your Life Yuna Yuna
I'll Take You There The Staple Singers The Best of the Staple Singers
Think Twice Think Twice The Detroit Experiment
I'm Not Leaving Martha Reeves/Funk Brothers/Crystal Method RE: GENERATION MUSIC PROJECT

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Sunday, February 28, 2016

Feb. 28, 2016 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Ann talks with Classical Percussionist Joshua Jones and The Codgers perform in the WDET studios.

Song Artist Album
Like Only Lovers Can Tindersticks The Waiting Room
Retrograde James Blake Overgrown
Limit to Your Love Cassundra Cassundra
Gone Laith Al-Saadi Gone.
The Wind Cries Mary The Jimi Hendrix Experience Are You Experienced
Northern Blues City and Colour If I Should Go Before You
Money Makes the Money Dance Nil Lara Nil Lara
Gonna Change My Way of Thinking Bob Dylan Slow Train Coming
Just Like a Woman Jeff Buckley You and I
Last Goodbye Jeff Buckley Grace
My Morphine Hardkandy Second to None
Song Artist Album
James Brown Sinead O'Connor I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss
Looking at the Sun Matthew Sweet Girlfriend
Never Saw It Coming Area Man EP1
Texarkana R.E.M. Out of Time
You Never Know Wilco Wilco (the album)
If I Don't Amp Fiddler feat. Corinne Bailey Rae Afro Strut
Female Doctor Miniature Tigers Mia Pharaoh
I Can't Get Over The Incredibles N/A
Fade Out Lines The Avener & Phoebe Killdeer Point Break
Song Artist Album
Midnight Sun The Codgers Live in the WDET Studios
Step Into the Dark The Codgers Live in the WDET Studios
27 Jennifers Mike Doughty Golden Delicious
Everybody Else Daphne Willis What to Say
Cheers to the Fall Andra Day Cheers to the Fall
Way Down We Go Kaleo Way Down We Go
What I Thought Chris Emmerson Chris Emmerson
Hot Shot Saun & Starr Look Closer
Don't Know What It Means Tedeschi Trucks Band Let Me Get By
Petition Tennis Young and Old
Bones Bugalo Gabriel Rios Ghostly
Thin Man Suzanne Vega Nine Objects of Desire
Mystery Boxed In Boxed In

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Saturday, February 27, 2016

Feb. 27, 2016 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Ann interviews, Dan Austin, founder of Motor City Soul Club about underplayed Motown songs.

Song Artist Album
Woman Don't You Cry for Me George Harrison Thirty Three & 1/3
What Is Life George Harrison All Things Must Pass
Smooth Sailin' Leon Bridges Coming Home
Ain't It a Sin Charles Bradley Changes
High Note Mavis Staples Livin' on a High Note
Beg Steal Or Borrow Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs God Willin' and the Creek Don't Rise
When I Get There Ben Rector Into the Morning
Cigarettes and Lies Gabriella Cilmi Lessons to Be Learned
Gooey Glass Animals ZABA
Strange Conversation Ted Hawkins The Next Hundred Years
Walking in the Rain Grace Jones Island Life
Stop Stop The Black Keys El Camino
Song Artist Album
Best Light Elliot Moss Highspeeds
Black Violin Black Violin Black Violin
Why When Love Is Gone The Isley Brothers N/A
Do Right Baby Do Right Chris Clark N/A
Time Is Passing By The Monitors N/A
Just Look What You've Done Brenda Holloway N/A
Leaving Here Eddie Holland N/A
Sittin' Here St Germain St Germain
Only Love Andra Day Cheers to the Fall
Song Artist Album
This Tornado Loves You Neko Case Middle Cyclone
Goodness Sonny Cleveland Sonny Cleveland EP
Changing of the Seasons Dylan LeBlanc Paupers Field
If You See Her The Sequins If You See Her
Riptide Vance Joy Dream Your Life Away
Rusty Cage Johnny Cash Unchained
Ring of Fire Johnny Cash The Essential Johnny Cash
Just a Little Bit Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels Take a Ride
Same to You Melody Gardot Currency of Man
So Beautiful or So What Paul Simon So Beautiful or So What
Gold Country Moke Hill Moke Hill
Kissin' on the Blacktop Daughn Gibson Me Moan