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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

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Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Saturday, August 22, 2015

Aug. 22, 2015 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Ann celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Bruce Springsteen’s album “Born to Run”

Song Artist Album
Boogie Chillun John Lee Hooker Boogie Chillun
Same to You Melody Gardot Currency of Man
Hole of Sorrow The Blueflowers Stealing the Moon
Congo Bear Mountain XO
Dreams Beck Dreams
Thunder Road Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Born to Run
Can't Keep Checking My Phone Unknown Mortal Orchestra Multi-Love
Dog Days Are Over Florence + The Machine Lungs
Paisley Park Prince Around the World in a Day
Tenth Avenue Freeze Out Bruce Springsteen Born to Run
Song Artist Album
Shine Trey Anastasio Shine
Spring to Come John Butler Trio Flesh & Blood
Night Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Born to Run
Bloodbuzz Ohio The National High Violet
The Walk Mayer Hawthorne How Do You Do
Meet Me in the Woods Lord Huron Strange Trails
Backstreets Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Born to Run
Boo Hoo Hoo No Sinner Boo Hoo Hoo
Send a Message Amp Fiddler Bassmentality 3
Rock 'n' Roll is Cold Matthew E. White Fresh Blood
Song Artist Album
Born to Run Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Born to Run
Soundtracks & Come Backs Goldfish Perceptions of Pacha
Float Pacific Air Stop Talking
The Calculation Regina Spektor Far
She's the One Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Born to Run
Repo Man Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs God Willin' & The Creek Don't Rise
Strange American Mars Chasing Vapor
Meeting Across the River Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band Born to Run
Holding on to Black Metal My Morning Jacket Circuital
King & Cross Asgeir In the Silence
Jungleland Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Born to Run

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Saturday, August 15, 2015

Aug. 15, 2015 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Song Artist Album
Cry Love John Hiatt Walk On
Alone in the Dark John Hiatt Bring the Family
Dancin' on My Knees The Infatuations Detroit Block Party
Little Sister Dwight Yoakam The Very Best of Dwight Yoakam
Big Boss Man Elvis Presley Today, Tomorrow and Forever
Green Meadows Green Meadows N/A
Dreams Beck Dreams
Sound of Sunshine Michael Franti & Spearhead The Sound of Sunshine
Hard Swing Travelin' Man Brenda Boykin Chocolate & Chili
Compound Fracture My Morning Jacket The Waterfall
True Affection Father John Misty I Love You Honeybear
Garden Audra Kubat Since I Fell In Love with Music
Gardening at Night R.E.M. Dead Letter Office
Song Artist Album
The Way It Was Aceyalone The Lonely Ones
I'm Gonna Love You Melvin Davis Detroit Soul Ambassador
Life is Better Norah Jones & Q-Tip Featuring Norah Jones
Send a Message Amp Fiddler Bassmentality 3
You Know I'm No Good Amy Winehouse Back to Black
You Are Undeniable Mos Def & Marvin Gaye You Are Undeniable
In the Back of of the Car EMO Putumayo Presents: A New Groove
Tutu Miles Davis Tutu
Real Wild Child Iggy Pop Blah Blah Blah
Broken Mirrors Mike Ellison FLYTANIUM
Green and Gold Lianne LaHavas Blood
Wish I Had Answered Mavis Staples Your Good Fortune
Run LIke the River Vintage Trouble 1 Hopeful Rd.
Song Artist Album
Sunday Bloody Sunday U2 War
Sam Huff's Flying Raging Machine Lettuce Rage!
Superhero Mackinac N/A
Talk of the Town Pretenders Pretenders II
Wolf Mumford & Sons Wilder Mind
Art Louque So Long
Spirit in the Dark Aretha Franklin Live at the Fillmore West
It's Your Thing The Isley Brothers The Essential Isley Brothers
Heavy Metal Drummer Wilco Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Rumble and Sway Jamie N Commons Rumble and Sway EP
Up There Down There Patti Smith Dream of Life
Let Me Down Easy Paolo Nutini Caustic Love
Lightening Bolt Jake Bugg Jake Bugg

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Sunday, August 9, 2015

Aug. 9, 2015 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Ann’s guest is Port Huron band The Gasoline Gypsies

Song Artist Album
Angels The Xx Coexist
Mermaids Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Push the Sky Away
Green and Gold Lianne LaHavas Blood
Gotta Serve Somebody Pops Staples Don't Lose This
Everybody Loves the Sunshine Roy Ayers Everybody Loves the Sunshine
Never Say Never Basement Jaxx Junto
One Heart Leftover Cuties The Spark & The Fire
Billy Joe Paula Cole Raven
My Time Minus the Bear Omni
Gold Chet Faker Built on Glass
Squares The Beta Band Hot Shots II
There Isn't One Way Patty Griffin Servant of Love
What is Success Bonnie Raitt Streetlights
Send a Message Amp Fiddler Basementality 3
Song Artist Album
Head Over Heels JD McPherson Let the Good Times Roll
When You're Falling Afro Celt Sound System When You're Falling
Compound Fracture My Morning Jacket The Waterfall
Perfect Skin Lloyd Cole & The Commotions Rattlesnakes
I'm Only Happy When It Rains Garbage Garbage
Something's Gotta Give The Gasoline Gypsies Live in the WDET Studios
Run Baby Run The Gasoline Gypsies LIve in the WDET Studios
Time Jungle Jungle
Into My Soul Gabin Feat. Dee Dee Bridgewater Mr. Freedom
Rock & Roll is Cold Matthew E. White Fresh Blood
What I Thought Chris Emmerson Chris Emmerson
Motion Animal crash Hardly Criminal
Song Artist Album
Time to Get Away LCD Soundsystem Sound of Silver
How We Be Sinkane Mean Love
A Song for the Lovers Richard Ashcroft Alone with Everybody
Meet Me in the Woods Lord Huron Strange Trails
Counting Backwards Throwing Muses The Real Ramona
Where I'm Going Cut Copy Zonoscope
I'm Callin' Tennis Ritual in Repeat
All Buttoned Up Richard Thompson Still
Dark Sunglasses Chrissie Hynde Stockholm
Fools Gold The Stone Roses The Stone Roses
Looking Too Closely Fink Hard Believer
This Train That I Ride Snakefarm Songs from My Funeral
Cracked Open Arthur Lee Land Cracked Open
Funny Little Tragedy Gov't Mule with Elvis Costello Shout!

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Sunday, August 2, 2015

Aug. 2, 2015 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Ann will talk with music writer, Gary Graff and Ryan Dillaha & the Miracle Men perform in the WDET Studios

Song Artist Album
Heaven Talking Heads Fear of Music
Take Me to the River Al Green Explores Your Mind
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Cultur The Bruised Reed N/A
Is It a Crime Sade Promise
Memory Kills The New Tarot The New Tarot
One By One Grey Reverend Of the Days
Meant Elizaveta Beatrix Runs
Fourteen Year Old Moment Holly Palmer Holly Palmer
Song Artist Album
No Place Left to Hide Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas Secret Evil
I Can't Get Next to You The Temptations My Girl - The Very Best of the Temptations
In the Waiting Line Zero 7 Simple Things
Cities Talking Heads Fear of Music
Who David Byrne & St. Vincent Love This Giant
Never Say Never Basement Jaxx Junto
Summer Breeze The Isley Brothers The Essential Isley Brothers
Downtown Whitehorse Leave No Bridge Left Unburned
The Storm Patrick Watson Close the Paradise
Shake & Tremble Django Django Born Under Saturn
Song Artist Album
I Zimbra Talking Heads Fear of Music
Find a Way Elastic Bond Real
What You Don't Do Lianne LaHavas Blood
Mystery Boxed In Boxed In
Please The Falls Into the Fire
Ruin Cat Power Sun
To the Max BigBang Edendale
Standing By Your Side Lee Fields Emma Jean
27 Jennifers Mike Doughty Golden Delicious
Volare Gipsy Kings Volare!
Ordinary Madness Jojo Effect Ordinary Madness
They Won't Mind Chris Richards & The Subtractions Get Your La La's Out
Strangers Are Strange Unknown Mortal Orchestra Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Life During Wartime Talking Heads Fear of Music

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Saturday, August 1, 2015

Aug. 1, 2015 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Saturday, August 1, 2015

Song Artist Album
Higher Ground Stevie Wonder Innervisions
Send a Message Amp Fiddler Basmentality 3
Breathe Telepopmusik Genetic World
Doing It Wrong Moke Hil Time Stops Moving
Into My Soul Gabin Mr. Freedom
Stuck on You Joss Stone Water for Your Soul
Riptide Vance Joy Dream Your LIfe Away
Love Is Like An Itching in My Heart Diana Ross & The Supremes Diana Ross & The Supremes
Black is the Color Rhiannon Giddens Tomorrow is My Turn
Something Beautiful Trombone Shortly Backatown
Scroll Call Cody ChesnuTT Landing on a Hundred
Sense of You Cody Chesnutt Landing on a Hundred: B Sides and Remixes
Smiles Like a Fist Chris Bathgate A Cork Tale Wake
Song Artist Album
Living for the City Stevie Wonder Innervisions
Compound Fracture My Morning Jacket The Waterfall
Tough Kid Honeycut The Day I Turned to Glass
Don't Come Around Here No More Blaire Alise & The Bombshells For My Darlin'
Orange Blossoms JJ Grey & Mofro Orange Blossoms
Light a Candle JJ Grey & Mofro Ol' Glory
Green and Gold Lianne Lahavas Blood
Paddling Out Miike Snow Happy to You
Helpline Operator The The Dusk
Faith Alejandro Escovedo Street Songs of Love
Little Boys with Their Shiny Toys Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings N/A
Golden Lady Stevie Wonder Innervisions
Song Artist Album
If Love Was a Train Michelle Shocked Short Sharp Shocked
Bathtub Gin Zander Michigan Zander the Great
Dreams Beck Dreams
Ship to Wreck Florence + The Machine How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
365 Days ZZ Ward Til the Casket Drops
Run Like the River Vintage Trouble 1 Hopeful Rd
Because I Know That I Can Andy Burrows Company
Skinny Blues Jeremy Loops Skinny Blues
Look Sharp! Joe Jackson Look Sharp!
Same to You Melody Gardot Currency of Man
Spotlight Leagues You Belong Here
What's Happening Elizabeth Shepherd The Signal
The Walker Fitz & The Tantrums More Than Just a Dream
All in Love is Fair Stevie Wonder Innervisions
Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing Stevie Wonder Innervisions

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

July 25, 2015 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Guilty Pleasures!!

Song Artist Album
Wannabe Radio Edit Spice Girls Spice
Island Girl Elton John Rocket Man: Number Ones
Limelight Rush The Spirit of Radio: Greatest Hits
Best of My Love The Emotions Rejoice
Can't Get You Outta My Head Kylie Minogue Fever
Brandy Looking Glass Looking Glass
Superstar Carpenters Carpenters
Church of the Poison Mind Culture Club Colour By Number
I'm a Believer The Monkees The Best of the Monkees
Disco Inferno The Trammps Rhino Hi-Five: The Trammps - EP
Jive Talkin' The Bee Gees Main Course
Don't Bring Me Down Electric Light Orchestra Discovery
Lovefool The Cardigans First Band on the Moon
Rhinestone Cowboy Glenn Campbell 20 Greatest Hits
Song Artist Album
Holiday Madonna Madonna
Notorious Duran Duran Decade
Madness Muse The 2nd Law
Rock the Boat The Hues Corporation Jukebox Hits, Vol. 1
Escape (The Pina Colada Song) Rupert Holmes Partners In Crime
Gettin' Jiggy Wit It Will Smith Will Smith: Greatest Hits
The Groove Line Heatwave Heatwave's Greatest Hits
I'm Eighteen Alice Cooper Love It to Death
Toxic Britney Spears In the Zone
Oops! I Did It Again Richard Thompson 1000 Years of Popular Music
September Earth, Wind & Fire Greatest Hits
Kiss Prince & The Revolution The Very Best of Prince
Somethin' Stupid Frank Sinatra & Nancy Sinatra Nothing But the Best
Song Artist Album
Got to Be Real Cheryl Lynn Cheryl Lynn
Love Plus One Haircut 100 Pelican West Plus
Take Me Home, Country Roads John Denver The Essential John Denver
Help Yourself Tom Jones Tom Jones: Gold (1965-1975)
Jessie's Girl Rick Springfield The Best of Rick Springfield
Kicks Paul Revere & The Raiders Greatest Hits
Come and Get Your Love Redbone The Essential Redbone
Afternoon Delight Starland Vocal Band Starland Vocal Band
Let It Whip Dazz Band 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Dazz Band
Electric Feel MGMT Oracular Spectacular
Can't Smile Without You Barry Manilow Ultimate Manilow
Sugar Sugar The Archies Sugar, Sugar
Happy Pharrell Williams G I R L
Sweet Caroline Neil Diamond Neil Diamond
Dancing Queen ABBA Gold: Greatest Hits

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

July 19, 2015

Ann Delisi’s In-Studio Guest is Singer/Songwriter Josh Rouse, plus Essential Summer Songs

Song Artist Album
Light a Candle JJ Grey & Mofro Ol' Glory
Caravan Van Morrison Moondance
And Then You Went Away Brian Vander Ark Resurrection
Lovers' Carvings Bibio Ambivalence Avenue
Warm Water Banks Goddess
Somedays I'm Golden Josh Rouse Live in the WDET Studios
Crystal Falls Josh Rouse LIve in the WDET Studios
My Morphine Hardkandy Second to None
Can You Get to That Funkadelic Maggot Brain
Second Song TV On the Radio Nine Types of Light
Ex's and Oh's Elle King Love Stuff
Doing It Wrong Moke Hill Time Stops Moving
Song Artist Album
Watermelon Man Herbie Hancock Head Hunters
Shake & Tremble Django Django Born Under Saturn
Cry Thornetta Davis Sunday Morning Music
You're the Best Lover That I Ever Had Steve Earle & The Dukes Terraplane
Trouble Blues Sam Cooke N/A
Lo-Fi Bronze Radio Return Old Time Speaker
Thing Called Love Bonnie Raitt Nick of Time
La Vie Cajun Feloche La Vie Cajun
Downtown Whitehorse Leave No Bridge Unburned
All the Love You Got Diane Birch Speak a Little Louder
Smooth Sailin' Leon Bridges Coming Home
Same to You Melody Gardot Currency of Man
Singers and the Endless Song Iron & Wine Ghost On Ghost
In the Waiting Line Zero 7 Simple Things

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Saturday, July 18, 2015

July 15, 2015 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Essential Summer Songs and Beck turns 45.

Song Artist Album
Go It Alone Beck Guero
Go It Alone Nadir The Book of Jonah
How Do You Sleep? The Sights Most Of What Follows Is True
How Do You Sleep? John Lennon Imagine
28 Butts Little Jackie The Stoop
Dead Fox Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit
Sunshine Mike Doughty The Flip is Another Honey
Hurricane Waters Citizen Cope The Clarence Greenwood Recordings
Panamericana Gotan Project Tango 3.0
Tropicalia Beck Mutations
History Repeating Propellerheads/Shirley Bassey Decksandrumsandrockandroll
Day By Day Sons Et Al Godspeed EP
Sand + Silence The Rosebuds Sand + Silence
Get There Robert Randolph & The Family Band Get There
Song Artist Album
Sam Huff's Flying Raging Machine Lettuce Rage!
Dreams Beck Dreams
Got to Give It Up Marvin Gaye The Complete Motown Collection
Wrong Club The Ting Tings Super Critical
Stunnin' Natives of the New Dawn Stunnin'
Please Forgive Me David Gray White Ladder
You Got the Love Florence + The Machine Lungs
Sweetest Day Control Freq Sweetest Day EP
Make You Feel My Love Adele 19
On a Cloud Platinum Pied Pipers Abundance
What You Don't Do Lianne LaHavas Blood
Never Say Never Basement Jaxx Junto
Misery The Dynamics Lost Soulful Doo Wop Treasures
Song Artist Album
Heartbreaker Crazy P When We On
Don't Wanna Fight Alabama Shakes Sound and Color
Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now The Smiths Louder Than Bombs
Call Me St. Paul & The Broken Bones Half the City
Shadow On the Wall Ruby Amanfu Standing Still
Head Over Heels JD McPherson Let The Good Times Roll
Orphans Beck Modern Guilt
Numbers with Wings The Bongos Numbers with Wings EP
Petition Tennis Young And Old
16 Days Whiskeytown Stranger's Almanac
Run Like the River Vintage Trouble 1 Hopeful Rd.
Beautiful Day Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers Spirit of Music
Boo Hoo Hoo No Sinner Boo Hoo Hoo
I'll Take Care of U Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie Xx We're New Here
Check Me Out Little Denise It's Kind of the Funny Story
Song Artist Album
Flashlight Parliament Funkentelechy vs. The Placebo Syndrome
One Heart Leftover Cuties The Spark & The Fire
superhero mackinac N/A
Stoned Soul Picnic The 5th Dimension The 5th Dimension
Moving to Brussels Bhi Bhiman Rhythm & Reason
Riptide Vance Joy Dream Your Life Away
Get It Together Green Meadows N/A
Can't Keep Checkin My Phone Unknown Mortal Orchestra Multi-Love
A Long Time Mayer Hawthorne How Do You Do
Big Fun Inner City Big Fun Remixes
All My Girls Electric Graffiti Kicked Off the Bus
Looking Too Closely Fink Hard Believer
You Don't Know Smoove & Turrell Antique Soul
You Are The Best Thing Ray LaMontagne Gossip in the Grain

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

July 5, 2015 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Ann interviews Don Was about the Concert of Colors and The Electrifying Mojo. Eliza Neals performs.

Song Artist Album
Playground Love Air The Virgin Suicides Soundtrack
Full Circle Half Moon Run Dark Eyes
Magpie Abraham Blue for the Most
Roll On The LIttle Willies The Little Willies
Unbearable Why Dr. Dog Shame Shame
I'm Not Lucky Corktown Popes And Also with You
July Flame Laura Veirs July Flame
Mystery Boxed In Boxed In
Leaf Off/The Cave Jose Gonzalez Vestiges and Claws
Jekyll and Hound Eliza Neals Live in the WDET Studios
Breaking and Entering Eliza Neals LIve in the WDET Studios
Detroit Drive Eliza Neals Live in the WDET Studios
Song Artist Album
James Brown Sinead O'Connor I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss
Broken Mirrors Mike Ellison FLYTANIUM
Lucky I Got What I Want Jungle Jungle
Above the Clouds Paul Weller Paul Weller
Seasons Laura Rain & the Caesars Closer
Superhero Mackinac Mackinac
Heart of Steel Galactic featuring Irma Thomas Ya-Ka-May
It's Hard Bein' a Woman Katie Grace Katie Grace
That Old Pair of Jeans Fatboy Slim The Greatest Hits - Why Try Harder
Kindred Spirit Eels The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett
One Heart Leftover Cuties The Spark & The Fire
Righteously Lucinda Williams World Without Tears
Song Artist Album
Let's Work Prince Controversy
Private Idaho B52's Wild Planet
Boing Boom Tschak Kraftwerk Techno Pop
Out Come the Freaks Was (Not Was) What Up, Dog?
One Hair Mitch Ryder Detroit Ain't Dead (The Promise)
Sweet Disposition The Temper Trap Conditions
Stuck On You Joss Stone Water for Your Soul
Get What You Want Kate Monaghan Possibilities
Female Doctor Miniature Tigers Mia Pharoah
Dancin' on My Knees The Infatuations Detroit Block Party

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

July 4, 2015

To celebrate the 4th of July, Ann plays a “red” hour, a “white” hour and a “blue” hour.

Song Artist Album
Red Alert Basement Jaxx Remedy
Little Red Rooster The Rolling Stones GRRR!
Red Eyes The War on Drugs Lost in the Dream
Red Hill Mining Town U2 The Joshua Tree
(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes Elvis Costello My Aim is True
Red-Headed Man Black Carl This is Flying Blanket, Volume II
Red Umbrella Kostars Klassics with a K
Change Patty Griffin Flaming Red
Red Red Rain Javelinas Seven Sisters
Rubberband Girl Kate Bush The Red Shoes
Red Dust James Vincent McMurrow Post Tropical
LIttle Red Corvette Prince 1999
Red Dirt Girl Emmylou Harris Red Dirt Girl
Red Ride in Hollywood 500 Club Pacifica
Song Artist Album
My Doorbell The White Stripes Get Behind Me Satan
White Sky Vampire Weekend Contra
Rock & Roll is Cold Matthew E. White Fresh Blood
Teeth White The Staves If I Was
I Never Wear White Suzanne Vega Tales from the Realm of the Queen of the Tentacles
I Wil The Beatles The Beatles (White Album)
Downtown Whitehorse Leave No Bridge Unburned
White Ladder David Gray White Ladder
Girlfriend Jackie Stahl and the White Russians Jackie Does Love
Secondhand Love Pete Townshend White City: A Novel
White Knuckle Ride Jamiroquai Rock Dust Light Star
What Am I Gonna Do with You Barry White Just Another Way to Say I Love You
White Blank Page Mumford & Sons Sigh No More
Coming or Going White Arrows Dry Land is Not a Myth
White Room Cream Wheels of Fire
Song Artist Album
Black & Blue Miike Snow Miike Snow
Skinny Blues Jeremy Loops Skinny Blues
I'm Blue (The Gong-Gong Song) The Ikettes One Kiss Can Lead to Another
Inner City Blues Rodriguez Cold Fact
Blue The Jayhawks Tomorrow the Green Grass
Porcelain Girls Blue Mountain Belle Blue Mtn Belle EP
The Blues Had a Baby and They Named It Rock and Ro Muddy Waters Hard Again
Blue Black Jack Mos Def The New Danger
Blue Genes The Three Sounds Blue Genes
A Mess of Blues Elvis Presley A Mess of Blues
Blue Moon Beck Morning Phase
Dream in Blue Los Lobos Kiko
Just for Show The Blueflowers Watercolor Ghost Town
Almost Like the Blues Leonard Cohen Popular Problems
A Case of You Joni Mitchell Blue