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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, November 21, 2015

Nov. 21, 2015 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Ann includes new music from St Germain, Jeff Buckley, Glen Hansard

Song Artist Album
Kick the Stones Chris Whitley LIving with the Law
Big Sky Country Chris Whitley LIving with the Law
Never Enough Trixie Whitley Fourth Corner
It's My Time The Mynah Birds The Complete Motown Singles
The Trouble with Us Chet Faker and Marcus Marr Work
Gone JR JR JR JR
I Can't Stand Up for Falling Down Elvis Costello Get Happy!
Walk Us Uptown Elvis Costello & The Roots Wise Up Ghost
No Action Chris Richards & The Subtractions 3peat - That Covers That
Beg Steel or Borrow Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs God Willin' & The Creek Don't Rise
Sittin' Here St Germain St Germain
Rise Up Andra Day Cheers to the Fall
Can't Keep Checking My Phone Unknown Mortal Orchestra Multi-Love
River Lea Adele 25
Song Artist Album
Fight for Your Mind Ben Harper Fight for Your Mind
Breakin' Down Ben Harper Welcome to the Cruel World
Why Would I Now? The Decemberists Florasongs EP
Petition Tennis Young and Old
To Keep & To Be Kept Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders Playmates
Anyhow Tedeschi Trucks Band Let Me Get By
Run Right Back Sonny Cleveland Sonny Cleveland - EP
Smooth Sailin' Leon Bridges Coming Home
London Benjamin Clementine At Least for Now
Take Your Time mackinac mackinac
Wasted Love City and Colour If I Should Go Before You
Everyday People Jeff Buckley You and I
Sweet Disposition The Temper Trap Conditions
Song Artist Album
My City Was Gone Pretenders Learning to Crawl
Kid Pretenders Pretenders
Leaving the City Joanna Newsom Divers
No Place Left to Hide Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas Secret Evil
Bad Seed Sown The Bellfuries Workingman's Bellfuries
Love Interruption Jack White Blunderbuss
The Denial Twist The White Stripes Get Behind Me Satan
Money (That's What I Want) Barrett Strong Barrett Strong
Buttered Popcorn The Supremes Meet the Supremes
Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide Marvin Gaye Then & Now
This Fire of Autumn Tindersticks The Something Rain
In My Dreams Eels Hombre Lobo

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Sunday, November 15, 2015

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

Ann interviews Austin, TX band The Bellfuries

Song Artist Album
Virginia Moon Foo Fighters Feat. Norah Jones Featuring Norah Jones
Cautionary Tale Dylan LeBlanc Cautionary Tale
Sleepy Eyes Jeremy Porter & The Tucos Above The Sweet Sea Line
Rise Up Andra Day Cheers to the Fall
Lucky I Got What I Want Jungle Jungle
Should Have Known Better Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell
There Isn't One Way Patty Griffin Servant of Love
Lay Down Son Little Son Little
Shake It Off Ryan Adams 1989
Why Would I Now? The Decemberists Florasongs EP
Sabrosa Beastie Boys Ill Communication
Kalan Nege Issa Bagayogo Putumayo Presents African Beat
Big Wheel Saun & Starr Look Closer
Wasted Love City and Colour If I Should Go Before You
Best Light Elliot Moss Highspeeds
Song Artist Album
Run LIke the River Vintage Trouble 1 Hopeful Road
Hard Times Laura Rain & The Caesars Gold
Sunshine Mike Doughty The Flip is Another Honey
LIght a Candle JJ Grey & Mofro Ol' Glory
I've Been Working Van Morrison His Band and the Street Choir
Beaumont Blues The Bellfuries Live in the WDET Studios
Bad Seed Sown The Bellfuries LIve in the WDET Studios
Sekebe Amadou & Mariam Welcome to Mali
Cloud Nine The Temptations Psychedelic Soul
Livin' It Mutlu Livin' It
The Ills Mayer Hawthorne A Strange Arrangement
This Head I Hold Electric Guest Mondo
Song Artist Album
I'll Be Your Man The Black Keys The Big Come Up
Pulling Mussels (From a Shell) Squeeze Argybargy
Happy Days Squeeze Cradle to the Grave
Hold On Alabama Shakes Boys & Girls
Sittin' Here St Germain St Germain
Happiness is Easy Talk Talk The Colour of Spring
Johnny Appleseed Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros Global Agogo
Reboot the Mission The Wallflowers Glad All Over
Not the Drinking Lauren Pritchard Wasted in Jackson
Not Gonna Let You Walk Away LOLO Comeback Queen EP
Sense of You ('Til I Met Thee) Cody ChesnuTT Landing on a Hundred: B Sides And Remixes
London Benjamin Clementine At Least for Now
Save Room John Legend Once Again
What I Thought Chris Emmerson Chris Emmerson

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Saturday, November 14, 2015

Nov. 14, 2015 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music celebrating Neil Young’s 70th Birthday

Song Artist Album
Fever Little Willie John King Master Series
I'm Shakin' LIttle Willie John King Master Series
Yes We Can Can Allen Toussaint Our New Orleans
Lady Marmalade LaBelle Sony Music 100 Years
It's My Time The Mynah Birds It's My Time
For What It's Worth Buffalo Springfield Buffalo Springfield
Cinnamon Girl Neil Young & Crazy Horse Everybody Knows This is Nowhere
Bad Seed Sown The Bellfuries Working Man's Bellfuries
Goodness Sonny Cleveland Sonny Cleveland EP
The Blackest Lilly Corinne Bailey Rae The Sea
Sittin' Here St Germain St Germain
Song Artist Album
Soap Box Preacher Robbie Robertson Storyville
Ohio Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young So Far
Family Affair Sly & The Family Stone There's a Riot Going On
Everyday People Jeff Buckley You and I
This Must Be the Place Talking Heads Speaking in Tongues
Sea of Madness Crosby, Still, Nash & Young Woodstock
When You Dance I Can Really Love Neil Young After the Gold Rush
Needle and the Damage Done Neil Young Decade
Song Artist Album
Heart of Gold Neil Young Harvest
Something to Talk About Bonnie Raitt Luck of the Draw
Angel from Montgomery Bonnie Raitt Streetlights
Love Me Do The Beatles Please Please Me
Tonight's the Night Neil Young Tonight's the Night
Crime in the City Neil Young Freedom
My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue) Neil Young Rust Never Sleeps
Harvest Moon Neil Young Harvest Moon

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Sunday, November 8, 2015

Nov. 8, 2015 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Ann plays Bonnie Raitt’s Essential Songs in honor of her 66th birthday.

Song Artist Album
Silvermoon Martin McNeil N/A
Jealousy Natalie Merchant Paradise is There
When We Were Young Falls Omaha
Pure Joy M. Ward A Wasteland Companion
Come Thief Natalia Zukerman Come Thief, Come Fire
Live Your Life Yuna Yuna
What's Happening Elizabeth Shepherd The Signal
Walking in the Rain Grace Jones Nightclubbing
6th Avenue Heartache The Wallflowers Bringing Down the Horse
Healing Hands Citizen Cope The Rainwater EP
King and Cross Asgeir In the Silence
What I'm Looking For Brendan Benson What I'm Looking For
Stay in My Corner The Arcs Yours, Dreamily
Mystery Boxed In Boxed In
Song Artist Album
All We Have Brett Dennen Brett Dennen
Honey, Honey The Milk Carton Kids The Ash & The Clay
She Cries Your Name Beth Orton Trailer Park
If You Want Me to Stay Sly & The Family Stone Anthology
Inspiration Information Shuggie Otis Inspiration Information
Turn Around Whiskeytown Stranger's Almanac
Shake it Off Ryan Adams 1989
Dreams Beck Dreams
Gone JR JR JR JR
I Put a Spell on You Annie Lennox Nostalgia
Song Artist Album
Keep the Car Running Arcade Fire Neon Bible
Good to Get You Michael Bermudez Scattered Hopeless Hearts
I Believe In You Black Dub Black Dub
French Navy Camera Obscura My Maudlin Career
Write Me a Few Lines Mississippi Fred McDowell You Gotta Move
The Times They Are a Changin' Bob Dylan The Times They Are a Changin'
I Never Loved a Man Aretha Franklin 30 Greatest Hits
I Can't Make You Love Me Adele iTunes Festival: London 2011
Mandolin Rain Bruce Hornsby & The Range The Way It Is
Shake & Tremble Django Django Born Under Saturn
Riptide Vance Joy Dream Your Life Away
Get It Together Green Meadows Green Meadows
Lost in the Supermarket The Clash London Calling
Green and Gold Lianne LaHavas Blood

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Saturday, November 7, 2015

Nov. 7, 2015 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Ann pays tribute to Joni Mitchell who turns 72 years old today.

Song Artist Album
The Hissing of Summer Lawns Joni Mitchell The Hissing of Summer Lawns
Got To Get You Into My Life Earth Wind and Fire Greatest Hits
(Can't Get No) Satisfaction Devo Greatest Hits
Everlong Foo Fighters Greatest Hits
Ridin' Amp Fiddler Ridin'/Faith EP
Wrong Everything But The Girl Walking Wounded
Backwards Down the Number Line Phish Joy
Same to You Melody Gardot Currency of Man
Sunflower Girl Jill Jack Sunflower Girl
I'll Be Around Carolyn Striho/David McMurray/Luis Resto Secrets in Space
The Trouble With Us Chet Faker and Marcus Marr Work
Court and Spark Joni Mitchell Court and Spark
Song Artist Album
Thing Called Love Bonnie Raitt Nick of Time
What Is Success Bonnie Raitt Streetlights
Friend Like Me Ne-Yo We Love Disney
Good Love Jenny O. Automechanic
Brother Down Sam Roberts We Were Born in a Flame
Different Languages Holly Palmer Holly Palmer
Car on a Hill Joni Mitchell Court and Spark
Sittin' Here St Germain St Germain
Dark Star POLICA Give You the Ghost
Gibralter Beirut NO NO NO
Kiss Them for Me Siouxsie and the Banshees Superstition
Song Artist Album
Faith Alejandro Escovedo Street Songs of Love
Big Yellow Taxi Joni Mitchell Ladies of the Canyon
A Case Of You Prince A Tribute to Joni Mitchell
How Deep Is Your Love? Jonatha Brooke Steady Pull
Best Light Elliot Moss Highspeeds
Valerie Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures
New Shoes Paolo Nutini These Streets
One Lovely Day Citizen Cope One Lovely Day
Swim Until You Can't See Land Frightened Rabbit The Year of Mixed Drinks
Find What You are Looking For Flint Eastwood Small Victories EP
Retrograde James Blake Overgrown
Little Green Joni Mitchell Blue

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Sunday, November 1, 2015

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

Birthdays of Larry Mullen, Jr. and k.d. lang including the song the Rolling Stones gave her a writing credit on.

Song Artist Album
Sunday November Morning Jimi Hendrix West Coast Seattle Boy
November Tale The Waterboys Modern Blues
November The Hangabouts Illustrated Bird
Winning Streak Glen Hansard Didn't He Ramble
Stand On My Throat Night Beds Ivywild
Lay Down Son LIttle Son Little
Northern Blues City and Colour If I Should Go Before You
Depreston Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
Sleepy Eyes Jeremy Porter & The Tucos Above the Sweet Tea Line
Handshake Tristan Prettyman Hello
Please Don't Call Chris isaak First Comes the Night
Jeeper Creeper Sinkane Mars
Bad Blood Ryan Adams 1989
Song Artist Album
Just Keep Me Moving k.d. lang Just Keep Me Moving
Pullin' Back the Reins k.d. lang Absolute Torch and Twang
Constant Craving k.d. lang Ingenue
Pepepez Los de Abajo Los de Abajo
Hard Times Laura Rain & the Caesars Gold
Lisa Sawyer Leon Bridges Coming Home
Goodness Sonny Cleveland Sonny Cleveland - EP
Try Me On…I'm Very You Deee-Lite World Clique
Best Light Elliot Moss Highspeeds
Tell Me Something Good Rufus & Chaka Khan Rags to Rufus
Shine On Blizten Trapper VII
Big Man HoneyHoney 3
The James Bond Theme John Barry The Film Music of John Barry
Song Artist Album
Elektra Bregenz Tosca No Hassle
Love Crazy The Walkervilles Rebirth of the Cool
Find What You Are Looking For Flint Eastwood Small Victories
Downtown Whitehorse Leave No Bridge Unburned
Hard Time Seinabo Sey Pretend
Pride (In The Name of Love) U2 The Unforgettable Fire
Sunday Bloody Sunday U2 War
Where The Streets Have No Name U2 The Joshua Tree
Cerveau ramoli Lisa LeBlanc Lisa LeBlanc
The Beep The Infatuations The Beep
Fool For Love Lord Huron Strange Trails
Coffee Sylvan Esso Sylvan Esso
Sunday Nite Idle Warship Sunday Nite
Lasso Phoenix Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Saturday, October 31, 2015

Oct. 31, 2015 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Halloween Special with Jon Moshier’s “Halloween Radio Fright Fest”

Song Artist Album
This is Halloween Danny Elfman Nightmare Before Christmas
Dead Man's Party Oingo Boingo Dead Man's Party
I'm in Love with a Monster Fifth Harmony I'm in Love with a Monster
Blood Makes Noise Suzanne Vega 99.9
Little Ghost The White Strips Get Behind Me Satan
Voodoo The Neville Brothers Yellow Moon
You're a Wolf Sea Wolf Leaves in a River
Wolf at the Door Patty Larkin Perishable Fruit
Vampire Blues Neil Young On the Beach
Walking With a Ghost Tegan & Sara So Jealous
Witchcraft Matt Costa Mobile Chateau
The Killing Moon Nouvelle Vague Bande a Part
Psycho Killer Talking Heads Talking Heads '77

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Sunday, October 25, 2015

Oct. 25, 2015 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Birthday nods to Ben Harper and Johnny Marr with a a segment on the song “How Soon Is Now”

Song Artist Album
Stay In My Corner The Arcs Yours, Dreamily
Car Crash Anna Nalick Broken Doll & Odds & Ends
How We Be Sinkane Mean Love
Directions Ane Brun N/A
Morning Glory El Dee Endearment
The Ghost Inside Broken Bells Broken Bells
How To Waste a Moment James Vincent McMurrow N/A
Ode to Billy Joe Sinead O'Connor Help
London Benjamin Clementine At Least for Now
Ruin Cat Power Sun
One By One Grey Reverend Of the Days
Fitz & Dizzyspells Andrew Bird Noble Beast
Sleep Allen Stone Allen Stone
Can't Sleep Kirabelle Frabotta Wildwood Flower
Only Words The Verve Pipe Underneath
Song Artist Album
Take My Hand Ben Harper & The Blind Boys of Alabama There Will Be a LIght
Breakin' Down Ben Harper Welcome to the Cruel World
Find What You Are Looking For Flint Eastwood Small Victories
Borrowed Heart Hezekiah Jones In Loving Memory of oosi Lockjaw
M-O-N-E-Y Lyle Lovett You Can't Resist It
The Gypsy The James Hunter Six Minute By Minute
Hard Times Laura Rain and the Caesars Gold
Everybody Pays Big Harp White Hate
It's All Rite Roman Carter Never Slow Down
Sittin' Here St Germain St Germain
Fried Neck Bones and Some Home Fries Dan the Automator & Willie Bobo Verve Remixed
Still Hanging On Lee Fields & The Expressions Faithful Man
I'll Take Care of U Gil Scott Heron & Jamie Xx We're New Here
Shake It Off Ryan Adams 1989
Song Artist Album
Sweetest Smile and the Funkiest Style Aretha Franklin Rare & Unreleased Recordings
Cold Sweat James Brown 20 All Time Greatest Hits
32 Flavors Alana Davis Blame It On Me
Supernova Ray LaMontagne Supernova
No Time for Love Spottiswoode & His Enemies English Dream
U Got the Sunshine Graffiti6 The Bridge
Golden Boys Res How I Do
Reach Back Duane Allen Harlick Beneath the Surface
Spotlight Leagues You Belong Here
How Soon Is Now? The Smiths Meat is Murder
Gravitate to Me The The Mind Bomb
Easy Money Johnny Marr Playland

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Saturday, October 24, 2015

Oct. 24, 2015 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Ann talks with Contemporary Classical Composer, Nico Muly, about the US premiere of his viola concerto

Song Artist Album
Superstition Stevie Wonder Talking Book
So What the Fuss? Stevie Wonder A Time to Love
Long Black Road Electric Light Orchestra American Hustle Soundtrack
Use Me Bill Withers Still Bill
Smooth Sailin' Leon Bridges Coming Home
I Learned the Hard Way Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings I Learned the Hard Way
Prince of Darkness Indigo Girls Indigo Girls
Kalan Nege Kissa Bagayogo Putumayo Presents African Beat
Day By Day Sons Et Al Godspeed EP
Gimme Shelter Merry Clayton 20 Feet From Stardom
Song Artist Album
Green and Gold Lianne LaHavas Blood
What Kind of Man Florence + The Machine How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
Right As Rain Adele Live in the WDET Studios
Hello Adele 25
Joey Concrete Blonde Bloodletting
Kiss Prince Parade
Big Time Sensuality Bjork Debut
Thirst City And Color The Hurry and the Harm
Wasted Love City and Colour If I Should Go Before You
Young Americans David Bowie Young Americans
Song Artist Album
Head Over Heels JD McPherson Let The Good Times Roll
City Swan Neko Case The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Try, The Harder I Try, the More I Love You
Lucky I Got What I Want Jungle Jungle
Gibraltar Beirut NO NO NO
Tune Down Chris Joss Sticks
1977 Ana Tijoux 1977
Respect Otis Redding Otis Blue
Send a Message Amp Fiddler Bassmentality 3
Is It Too Late World Party Goodbye Jumbo
I Hear Them All Dave Rawlings Machine A Friend of a Friend
Loving Arms The Belfuries Workingman's Belfuries
Something Beautiful Trombone Shorty Backatown
Airstream Driver Gomez A New Tide

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Sunday, October 18, 2015

Oct. 19, 2015 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Ann picks from the “H” section of WDET’s Music Library

Song Artist Album
God Bless the Child Billie Holiday
Song Artist Album
God Bless the Child Billie Holiday and Her Orchestra Billie Holiday's Greatest Hits
The Healer John Lee Hooker The Healer
Back of My Hand Gemma Hayes Night On My Side
Cherry Wine Hozier Wish I Was Here
When I Go Away Levon Helm Electric Dirt
Dreamboat Annie Heart Dreamboat Annie
Rough and Tumble Joe Henry Scar
The Splendor of Empire Khalid Hanifi A Brief Respite from Shooting Fish in A Barrel
The Wolves Ben Howard The Wolves
You've Got You Eric Hutchinson Sounds Like This
This is Us Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris All the Roadrunning
I Believe to My Soul Heatwave Central Heating
Song Artist Album
How You Like Me Now The Heavy The House That Dirt Built
Gold to Me Ben Harper Fight For Your Mind
Bloodshot Eyes Wynonie Harris Wynonie Harris Greatest Hits
Cry Love John Hiatt Walk On
Everytime Boots Julia Holter Have You In My Wilderness
Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress) The Hollies Greatest Hits
Doo Wop (That Thing) Lauryn Hill The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Let England Shake PJ Harvey Let England Shake
For You and I The Hounds Below You LIght Me Up in the Dark
All Those Years Ago George Harrison Somewhere In England
These Chains Hot Chip In Our Heads
Cantaloupe Island Herbie Hancock Cantaloupe Island
Complete Heavenly Beat Prominence
Climbing Honeycut Comedians
Song Artist Album
Castles Made of Sand The Jimi Hendrix Experience Axis: Bold As Love
My Morphine Hardkandy Second to None
Something Good Hyperstory Hyperstory
Lost in My Mind The Head and the Heart The Head and the Heart
You've Got to Lose The Holmes Brothers Brotherhood
Peggy Sue Buddy Holly Buddy Holly
Dark Sunglasses Chrissie Hynde Stockholm
She's Gone Hall & Oates Abandoned Luncheonette
Somewhere Apart Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians Element of Light
The Sound of Coming Down The Hard Lessons Complete B&G Sides
Detroit On My Mind Howling Diablos Ultra Sonic Gas Can
Winning Streak Glen Hansard Didn't He Ramble
Full Circle Half Moon Run Dark Eyes
Do Your Thing Isaac Hayes Isaac Hayes: Greatest Hits
The Way It Is Bruce Hornsby and the Range The Way It Is