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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, May 30, 2015

May 30, 2015 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Celebrating Pete Townshend’s 70th Birthday

Song Artist Album
Daddy Could Swear, I Declare Gladys Knight and the Pips Neither One of Us
Song Artist Album
Daddy Could Swear I Declare Gladys Knight & The Pips Neither One of Us
Song Artist Album
Daddy Could Swear, I Declare Gladys Knight and the Pips Neither One of Us
Zoot Suit/I'm the Face The High Numbers N/A
Rainbow Robert Plant lullaby…and the ceaseless roar
Same to You Melody Gardot Currency of Man
Wish I Had Answered Mavis Staples Your Good Fortune
Sunshine Mike Doughty The Flip is Another Honey
Song Artist Album
Guantanamo Pete Townshend Truancy: The Very Best of Pete Townshend
My Generation The Who My Generation
I Learned the Hard Way Sharon Jones & The Dap King I Learned the Hard Way
Made Up Mind Tedeschi Trucks Band Made Up Mind
Slit Skirts Pete Townshend All the Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes
Hard Time Seinabo Sey For Madelaine
Higher and Higher Galactic featuring JJ Grey Higher and Higher
God Only Knows The Beach Boys Pet Sounds
Magic Bus The Who Live at Leeds

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Sunday, May 24, 2015

May 24, 2015 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Van Morrison talks about his “Duets” album, Detroit’s Blackman/Arnold perform,Kevin Pachla talks New Fortune Fest II

Song Artist Album
Lisa Sawyer Leon Bridges Lisa Sawyer
Riptide Vance Joy Dream Your Life Away
Love You Gotta Lose Again Nicolas Jaar Inès
Ramona Night Beds Country Sleep
Get it Together Green Meadows Promo
Give Any Love Old Empire Cox Masters
Morning Sun Dave Bixby Ode to Quetzalcoatl
Killing For Love José González In Our Nature Remixes
Two Dots Lusine A Certain Distance
This Love Starved Heart of Mine Marvin Gaye Lost & Found: Love Starved Heart
The Bomb Bitter:Sweet Drama
Can't Keep Checking My Phone Unknown Mortal Orchestra Multi-Love
Song Artist Album
Some Piece of Mind Van Morrison/Bobby Womack Duets
Lord If I Ever Needed Someone Van Morrison/Mavis Staples Duets
Fire In the Belly Van Morrison/Steve Winwood Duets
Real Real Gone Van Morrison/Michael Buble Duets
Higher Than the World Van Morrison/George Benson Duets
Irish Heartbeat Van Morrison/Mark Kopfler Duets
These Are the Days Van Morrison/Natalie Cole Duets
Whatever Happened to P.J. Proby Van Morrison/P.J. Proby Duets
Get On with the Show Van Morrison/Georgie Fame Duets
How Can a Poor Boy Van Morrison/Taj Mahal Duets

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Saturday, May 23, 2015

May 23, 2015 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Ann Delisi’s Stream of Consciousness Theme Show

Song Artist Album
Windows Are Rolled Down Amos Lee Mission Bell
Standing By Your Side Lee Fields Emma Jean
Billie Jean Michael Jackson Number Ones
Ode to Billie Joe Bobbie Gentry Ode to Billie Joe
Stop Joe Henry Scar
Stop Thinking Lindsay Mac Stop Thinking
Libertango Yo-Yo Ma The Soul of the Tango
California Dreamin' The Mamas & The Papas The Mamas & The Papas Greatest Hits
Papa Was A Rollin' Stone Was (Not Was) Are You Okay?
Thing Called Love Bonnie Raitt The Best of Bonnie Raitt
Alone in the Dark John Hiatt Bring the Family
Dark Star POLIÇA Give You the Ghost
Baby I'm a Star Prince Purple Rain
Song Artist Album
Prince Johnny St. Vincent St. Vincent
If I Had a Boat James Vincent McMorrow Early in the Morning
Missed the Boat Modest Mouse We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
Black (feat. Norah Jones) Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi Rome
Life is Better Norah Jones & Q-Tip Featuring Norah Jones
Music Sounds Better Stardust Music Sounds Better
Sounds of a Dirty City Silent Violent Sounds of a Dirty City
Silent Machine Cat Power Sun
Power of Love Deee-Lite Power of Love
Heaven Help Me El Dee Endearment
Heaven or Las Vegas Cocteau Twins Stars and Topsoil - A Collection (1982-1990)
Sunday Driver The Limp Twins Hôtel Costes, Vol. 7 - Mixed by Stéphane Pompougnac
Sunday Drive The Come Ons Sympathetic Sounds of Detroit
Please Come Back Mackinac Please Come Back
Please Love Me B.B. King The Best of B.B. King, Vol. 1
Song Artist Album
Stranger To My Happiness Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings Give the People What They Want
Rehab Amy Whinehouse Back to Black
Holdin On To Black Metal My Morning Jacket Circuital
Stop Stop The Black Keys El Camino
El Camino Elizabeth Cook Welder
What's Happening Elizabeth Shepherd The Signal
I Got Rhythm Art Tatum Art Tatum's Finest Hour
Moving To Brussels Bhi Bhiman Rhythm & Reason
Finally Moving Pretty Lights Taking Up Your Precious Time
Lights Out Santigold Santigold
Golden Boys Res How Do I
Hold On Alabama Shakes Boys & Girls
Bellybone Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise
Belly Button Window Jimi Hendrix The Cry Of Love
Windows Are Rolled Down (live) Amos Lee Live At Red Rocks

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Sunday, May 17, 2015

May 17, 2015 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

In-studio performance with Holly Miranda and a special broadcast with My Morning Jacket at noon.

Song Artist Album
State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.) Jim James Regions of Light and Sound of God
You Belong Kate Monaghan You Belong
Tangible Intangible Fly Golden Eagle Quartz
See See See See Ani DiFranco Allergic to Water
All I Want is To Be Your Girl Holly Miranda Live in the WDET Studios
Heavy Heart Holly Miranda Live in the WDET Studios
Big Wheel Cass McCombs Big Wheel and Others
Shatter You Through Daughn Gibson Carnation
Shut Your Mouth Astrid Williamson Here Come The Vikings
'Cause I'm a Man Tame Impala Currents
Song Artist Album
Windows Are Rolled Down (live) Amos Lee Live at Red Rocks (with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra)
Coming Home Leon Bridges Coming Home
Black Soap Ex Cops Daggers
Teeth White The Staves If I Was
Love Interruption Jack White Blunderbuss
Beatnik Walking Richard Thompson Still
The Ghosts of Beverly Drive Death Cab For Cutie Kintsugi
Heart Is a Drum Beck Morning Phase
Memory Kills The New Tarot The New Tarot (EP)
Riptide Vance Joy Dream Your Life Away
Black Is The Color Rhiannon Giddens Tomorrow Is My Turn
Wolf Mumford and Sons Wilder Mind
Harvest Moon Poolside Pacific Standard Time
Daylights Gone Motopony Welcome You
Caught Up Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas Demons

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Saturday, May 16, 2015

May 16, 2015 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Broadcasting from Eastern Market, celebrating Stevie Wonder’s 65th birthday and Tribute to B. B. King

Song Artist Album
Strange Overtones David Byrne and Brian Eno Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing Stevie Wonder Innervisions
What's Going On Marvin Gaye What's Going On
You Haven't Done Nothing Stevie Wonder Fulfillingness' First Finale
Can't Keep Checking My Phone Unknown Mortal Orchestra Multi-Love
Dead Fox Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit
The Party Line Belle and Sebastian Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance
Electricity Seth Glier If I Could Change One Thing
Take Your Time Mackinac Mackinac
Song Artist Album
Uptight Stevie Wonder vs The Clash N/A
Good Love Jenny O. Automechanic
Time Jungle Jungle
I Wish Stevie Wonder Songs in the Key of Life
Black Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi Rome
Don't Answer the Door B.B. King Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: B.B. King
Hard Swing Travelin' Man Brenda Boykin Chocolate & Chili
Big Decisions My Morning Jacket The Waterfall
The Other Way Round Gabin Feat. China Moses Mr. Freedom
Until You Come Back To Me Aretha Franklin 30 Greatest Hits
Head Over Heals JD McPherson Let the Good Times Roll
Song Artist Album
Higher Ground Stevie Wonder Innervisions
Surrender Michael Ellison feat. Jessica Hernandez Flytanium
Electric Feel MGMT Oracular Spectacular
Ground on Down Ben Harper Fight For Your Mind
I've Got a Woman Ray Charles The Best of Ray Charles: The Atlantic Years
Heart Of Steal Galactic feat. Irma Thomas Ya-Ka-May
Superstition Stevie Wonder Talking Book
Super Duper Love Joss Stone The Soul Sessions
Paddling Out Miike Snow Happy To You
Shake & Tremble Django Django Born Under Saturn
The Thrill is Gone B.B. King The Complete Collection

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 Saturday, May 2, 2015

May 2, 2015

Celebrating Detroit Music Legend, Bob Seger’s 70th Birthday

Song Artist Album
Funky Drummer James Brown Star Time
Think James Brown 20 All Time Greatest Hits
Mother Popcorn James Brown 20 All Time Greatest Hits
I Feel Better Than James Brown Was (Not Was) Are You Okay?
James Brown Sinead O'Connor I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss
There Goes My Baby The Drifters The Very Best of The Drifters
Oh Lord Stand By Me Dr. Charles G. Hayes & The Cosmopolitan Warriors Rise & Sing Forever
Stand By Me Ben E. King The Very Best of Ben E. King
Lie to Me Jonny Lang Lie to Me
Can U Be My Dreams The Prime Ministers Youngstown Milk Run
Black is the Color Rhiannon Giddens Tomorrow is My Turn
Time Jungle Jungle
Song Artist Album
TGIF Doug Brown and the Omens Friday at the Hideout
East Side Story Bob Seger N/A
Heavy Music Bob Seger & The Last Heard Lost Pop & Doo Wop 45's
2+2=? The Bob Seger System Bob Seger
Ramblin' Gamblin' Man Bob Seger System Ramblin' Gamblin' Man
Lucifer Bob Seger System Mongrel
If I Were a Carpenter Smokin' Op's Smokin' Op's
Rosalie Bob Seger Back in '72
Get Out of Denver Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band Seven
Hit That Jive, Jack! Diana Krall All for You
California Soul Marlena Shaw The Spice of Life
Song Artist Album
Head Over Heels JD McPherson Let the Good Times Roll
Beautiful Loser Bob Seger Essential Seger
Nutbush City Limits Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band Live Bullet
Night Moves Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band Night Moves
Positively 4th Street Bob Dylan The Essential Bob Dylan
Heavy Music Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band Live Bullet
Turn the Page Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band Live Bullet

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