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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 Sunday, September 13, 2015

Sept. 13, 2015 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Ann interviews musician Mary McBride about The Home Tour

Song Artist Album
Stand on My Throat Night Beds Ivywild
Dust in Gravity Delerium Voice (An Acoustic Collection)
No Other Heart Mac DeMarco Another One
Ghost Nikki's Wives For E-V-E-R
Shadow On the Wall Ruby Amanfu Standing Still
One-Eyed Dog Mary McBride By Any Other Name
Stolen Car Beth Orton Central Reservation
Fight for Your Mind Ben Harper Fight for Your Mind
Slippery People Talking Heads Stop Making Sense
No Place Left to Hide Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas Secret Evil
This Love Starved Heart Of Mine Marvin Gaye Lost & Found
Song Artist Album
Papa Was a Rolling Stone Was (Not Was) Are You Okay?
I Thank You Bonnie Raitt The Glow
Lean In Lizz Wright Lean In
Can't Keep Checking My Phone Unknown Mortal Orchestra Multi-Love
Cerveau ramolii Lisa LeBlanc Lisa LeBlanc
New Shoes Paolo Nutini These Streets
Meet Me at the Backdoor Charlie Mars Like a Bird, Like a Plane
Meet Me in the Woods Lord Huron Strange Trails
Outta My Mind The Arcs Yours, Dreamily
Gold Chet Faker Built on Glass
Ashes to Ashes David Bowie Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
Green and Gold Lianne LaHavas Blood
I Wish You Would JD McPherson The Warm Covers EP
I'm Gonna Love You Melvin Davis and the United Sound Melvin Davis and the United Sound
I'm Gonna Love You Herb Alpert Come Fly with Me
Song Artist Album
Kiss Them for Me Siouxsie & The Banshees Superstition
All Across This Land Blitzen Trapper All Across This Land
Love is Deep Matthew E. White Fresh Blood
Complete Heavenly Beat Prominence
Love Crazy The Walkervilles Rebirth of the Cool
Send a Message Amp Fiddler Bassmentality 3
Ship to Wreck Florence + The Machine How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
Love On My Side Pops Staples Don't Lose This
Mystery Boxed In Boxed In
Time Machine Nick Piunti Nick Piunti
Shadowboxer Fiona Apple Tidal
In My Teeth The Rosebuds Sand + Silence
James Brown Sinead O'Connor I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss
Time Jungle Jungle

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Saturday, September 12, 2015

Sept. 12, 2015

Ann broadcasts live from Detroit’s Eastern Market

Song Artist Album
Jesusland Ben Folds Songs for Silverman
Run Like the River Vintage Trouble 1 Hopeful Rd
You've Got Nothing to Lose Michael Kiwanuka You've Got Nothing to Lose
Never Say Never Basement Jaxx Junto
You Know I'm No Good Amy Winehouse Back to Black
I Learned the Hard Way Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings I Learned the Hard Way
Big Wheel Saun & Starr Look Closer
Random Name Generator Wilco Star Wars
Lips Like Sugar Echo & The Bunnymen Echo & The Bunnymen
My Silver Lining First Aid Kit Stay Gold
The Other Way Around Gabin Featuring China Moses Mr. Freedom
Superhero Mackinac N/A
Song Artist Album
Bittersweet Symphony The Verve Urban Hymns
Kissin on the Blacktop Daughn Gibson Me Moan
Head Over Heels JD McPherson Let The Good Times Roll
Crying TV On the Radio Dear Science
Downtown Whitehorse Leave No Bridge Unburned
No Arrows Sam Roberts Band Collider
I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More, Baby Barry White I've Got So Much to Give
I'm Not Leaving The Crystal Method/Martha Reeves/The Funk Brothers RE: GENERATION music project
Uh-Huh Oh-Yeah Paul Weller Paul Weller
Respect Otis Redding The Otis Redding Story
Nothing But a Heartache The Flirtations Good Times 2
Song Artist Album
Once a Day Michael Franti & Spearheadh Once a Day
The Answer Joss Stone Water For Your Soul
Half Crazy The Barr Brothers Sleeping Operator
Porcelain Moby Play
Senza Trucco Traccia Mista Global Soul
Kiss Me on the Bus The Replacements Tim
Steady As She Goes The Raconteurs Broken Boy Soldiers
Skinny Blues Jeremy Loops Skinny Blues
Compound Fracture My Morning Jacket The Waterfall
Let's Get It On Marvin Gaye Let's Get It On
Dead Fox Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit
Run Run Run Phoenix Alphabetical

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Sunday, September 6, 2015

Sept. 6, 2015 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Ann celebrates the unofficial end of Summer with WDET listeners Essential Summer Songs

Song Artist Album
Oye Como Va Santana Lotus
Smooth Sailin' Leon Bridges Coming Home
Smooth Operator Sade Diamond Life
Heavy Things Phish Farmhouse
Somewhere Down the Crazy River Robbie Robertson Robbie Robertson
So. Central Rain R.E.M. Reckoning
Strawberry Letter 23 The Brothers Johnson Right On Time
Fresh Feeling Eels Souljacker
Bamboleo Gipsy Kings Gipsy Kings
Unstoppable (FKJ Remix) Lianna LaHavas Unstoppable
All Day Music War All Day Music
Praise You Fatboy Slim You've Come a Long Way Baby
The Limit to Your Love Feist The Reminder
Song Artist Album
Uptown Funk Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars Uptown Special
Mess Around Ray Charles Ray Charles
Summer's Cauldron XTC Skylarking
Personal Jesus Depeche Mode Violator
The Walk Mayer Hawthorne How Do You Do
Hey Ya! Outkast Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
Kick Drum Heart The Avett Brothers I And Love And You
Adventures in Your Own Backyard Patrick Watson Adventures in Your Own Backyard
Real Wild Child Iggy Pop Blah Blah Blah
Caravan Van Morrison Moondance
P.Y.T. Michael Jackson Thriller
(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay Otis Redding The Essentials: Otis Redding
Steal My Sunshine LEN You Can't Stop the Bum Rush
Heaven Right Here Jeb Loy Nichols Heaven Up Here
Heaven Right Here Jeb Loy Nichols Heaven Up Here
Tightrope Janelle Monae The Archandroid
Song Artist Album
Born to Run Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Born to Run
Roam B-52's Cosmic Thing
Good Vibrations Beach Boys Good Vibrations
Summertime Janis Joplin Janis Joplin's Greatest Hits
Summertime Blues Eddie Cochran The Best of Eddie Cochran
Walking on Sunshine Katrina and the Waves Walking on Sunshine
The Boys of Summer Don Henley Building the Perfect Beast
Dancing in the Streets Martha Reeves & The Vandellas Dance Party
In the Summertime Mungo Jerry In the Summertime
Sunny Afternoon The Kinks Face to Face
Summer Madness Kool & The Gang Light of Worlds
Hot Fun in the Summertime Sly & The Family Stone Higher!
Summer in the City The Lovin' Spoonful The Lovin' Spoonful
Summertime DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince Homebase

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Saturday, September 5, 2015

Sept. 5, 2015 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Ann celebrates the unofficial end of Summer with WDET listeners Essential Summer Songs

Song Artist Album
The Sound of Sunshine Michael Franti & Spearhead The Sound of Sunshine
Got to Give It Up Marvin Gaye The Complete Collection
Cruel Summer Bananarama Bananarama
Sunshine Mike Doughty The Flip is Another Honey
Shakedown Street Grateful Dead Shakedown Street
Breathe Telepopmusik Genetic World
Seven Days in Sunny June Jamiroquai Dynamite
Summertime Thing Chuck Prophet No Other Love
I Want You Back The Jackson 5 Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5
Be Thankful for What You Got William DeVaughn Be Thankful for What You Got
Windows Are Rolled Down Amos Lee Mission Bell
Super Duper Love Joss Stone The Soul Session
Song Artist Album
Grazing in the Grass Hugh Masekela Still Grazing
Heavy Metal Drummer Wilco Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
The Walker Fitz & The Tantrums More Than Just a Dream
Detroit Made Bob Seger Ride Out
Long Hot Summer The Style Council Introducing The Style Council
Remind Me Royksopp Melody A.M.
Sweet Disposition The Temper Trap Conditions
Groovin' The Young Rascals Groovin'
Summer Wind Frank Sinatra Nothing But the Best
The Swimming Song Vetiver Thing of the Past
Lay Your Cards Out POLICA Give You the Ghost
Budapest George Ezra Wanted on Voyage
Sunshine of Your Love Cream Disraeli Gears
Revelation Sunshine Cree Summer Street Faerie
Where I'm Going Cut Copy Zonoscope
Song Artist Album
September Earth, Wind& Fire The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1
Soul Meets Body Death Cab for Cutie Plans
Boogie On Reggae Woman Stevie Wonder Fulfillingness' First Finale
Stoned Soul Picnic Laura Nyro Eli and the Thirteenth Confession
Gimme Shelter Rolling Stones Let It Bleed
Is This Love Bob Marley & The Wailers Legend
Rollin' Luscious Jackson Natural Ingredients
Pump It Up Elvis Costello This Year's Model
Fire Kasabian West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum
Lovely Day Bill Withers Menagerie
Perfect Skin Lloyd Cole & The Commotions Rattlesnakes
Harvest Moon Neil Young Harvest Moon
1999 Prince 1999

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Sunday, August 30, 2015

Aug. 30, 2015 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Ann’s In-Studio guest is Detroit thrash-grass band The Native Howl

Song Artist Album
This is How We Walk on the Moon Jose Gonzalez Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell
Another Thought (A Little Lost) Arthur Russell Another Thought
Sunflower Girl Jill Jack Sunflower Girl
Revelation Sunshine Cree Summer Street Faerie
You Are the Best Thing Ray LaMontagne Gossip in the Grain
How We Be Sinkane Mean Love
How to Waste a Moment James Vincent McMurrow N/A
Here We Go Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors Medicine
Last Time Forever Squeeze Cosi Fan Tutti Frutti
Never Enough Trixie Whitley Fourth Corner
There Isn't One Way Patty Griffin Servant of Love
Wish I Had Answered Mavis Staples Your Good Fortune EP
Love is Deep Matthew E. White Fresh Blood
Awake Electric Guest Mondo
Song Artist Album
Death Jam The Native Howl Live in the WDET Studios
Thunder Head The Native Howl Live in the WDET Studios
Close to Me The Cure The Head on the Door
Gold Chet Faker Built on Glass
Run LIke the River Vintage Trouble 1 Hopeful Rd.
Baby Let Me Take You (In My Arms) The Detroit Emeralds Greatest Hits
It Serves Me Right to Suffer Saint Cecilia Saint Cecilia
Rigamarole The City Champs The Set-Up
Better Man Leon Bridges Coming Home
Panamericana Gotan Project Tango 2.0
Compound Fracture My Morning Jacket The Waterfall
Oscar Wilde Company of Thieves Ordinary Riches
Song Artist Album
Running Up That Hill Kate Bush Hounds of Love
Satellite Guster Ganging Up on the Sun
Ship to Wreck Florence + The Machine How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
All Across This Land Bitzen Trapper All Across This Land
You Don't Have to Believe Me Eric Hutchinson Sounds Like This
Mystery Boxed In Boxed In
Lonely Boy The Black Keys El Camino
Worth Wondering Bronze Radio Return Old Time Speaker
Babylon Crashing Silent Violet The Harder Way Out EP
French Navy Camera Obscura My Maudlin Career
I Knew the Bride When She Used to Rock & Roll Nick Lowe The Rose of England
Busy Earnin' Jungle Jungle
Tonight's Today Jack Penate Everything is New
The Healer John Lee Hooker The Healer

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Saturday, August 29, 2015

Aug. 29, 2015 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Ann celebrates Van Morrison’s 70th Birthday and talks with Chef John Sommerville from The Lark restaurant.

Song Artist Album
Off the Wall Michael Jackson Off the Wall
Come Together The Beatles Abbey Road
Boo Zooh Monarchs N/A
Gloria Them The Angry Young Them
Green & Gold Lianne LaHavas Blood
Heavy Things Phish Farmhouse
Here I Am Emmylou Harris Heartaches and Highways
Digital Witness St. Vincent St. Vincent
Dreams Beck Dreams
Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison Brown Eyed Girl
Rumour Has It Adele 21
Song Artist Album
Pressure My Brightest Diamond This is My Hand
Je T'Adore The Figgs Palais
Time China Global Soul
Summertime The Sundays Static & Silence
Moondance Van Morrison Moondance
Into the Mystic Van Morrison Moondance
I've Been Working Van Morrison His Band and the Street Choir
Streets of Arklow Van Morrison Veedon Fleece
By His Grace Van Morrison Hymns to the Silence
Song Artist Album
Real Real Gone Van Morrison Enlightenment
Irish Heartbeat Van Morrison & The Chieftains Irish Heartbeat
Have I Told You Lately Van Morrison Avalon Sunset
Same to You Melody Gardot Currency of Man
Lay Your Cards Out POLICA Give You the Ghost
Pagan Heart Van Morrison Born to Sing: No Plan B
Astral Weeks Van Morrison Astral Live at the Hollywood Bowl

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