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After working hard all week, Ann Delisi’s Essential Music (ADEM) is your weekend destination for fun. Ann serves up a thoroughly hand-picked combination of great contemporary music and the classics you need to hear. ADEM features music made in Detroit, along with live in-studio performances, interviews and special features.

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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

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Saturday, February 20, 2016

Feb. 20, 2016 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Ann celebrates Smokey Robinson’s birthday and talks about Spike Lee’s documentary about Michael Jackson

Song Artist Album
Folding Chair Regina Spektor Far
Sexual Healing Marvin Gaye Midnight Love
I Remember The Greyhounds Accumulator
Killing for Love Jose Gonzalez In Our Nature Remixes
Brother Down Sam Roberts We Were Born in a Flame
Golden Boys RES How I Do
Bellybone Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise
Shop Around Smokey & The Miracles Hi, We're the Miracles
Tears of a Clown Smokey & The Miracles Make It Happen
Going to a Go-Go Smokey Robinson & The MIracles Going to a Go Go
Amsterdam Daughter If You Leave
Song Artist Album
Sweet Thing Mick Jagger Wandering Spirit
Head Over Heels JD McPherson Let The Good Times Roll
My Favorite Book Stars In Our Bedroom After the War
Peace Los Lobos Kiko
Anyhow Tedeschi Trucks Band Let Me Get By
Blues for Harry Bosch Grace Kelly Trying to Figure It Out
I'll Be Around Carolyn Striho Secrets in Space
Baby Come Back Now Mica Paris Born Again
Sweet Dreams Are Made of This Eurythmics Sweet Dreams Are Made of This
Missionary Man Eurythmics Revenge
This Space Woolfy vs. Projections The Astral Projections of Starlight
Lost Weekend Pete Yorn Arranging Time
Song Artist Album
Stranger to My Happiness Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings Give the People What They Want
A Feather's Not a Bed Rosanne Cash The River & The Thread
Up There Down There Patti Smith Dream of LIfe
Woke Up This Morning Alabama 3 Woke Up This Morning EP
Complicated Shadows Elvis Costello Secret, Profane and Sugarcane
Sirenes Bazbaz La Chose
Love Letter Clairy Browne and the Bangin' Rackettes Baby Caught the Bus
How Do You Sleep The Sights Most of What Follows Is True
Got To Give It Up Marvin Gaye #1's Marvin Gaye
Get Up, Get Down, Get Funky, Get Loose Teddy Pendergrass The Essential Teddy Pendergrass
Shake Your Body Down to the Ground The Jacksons Destiny
Don't Stop Til You Get Enough Michael Jackson Off the Wall

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Sunday, February 14, 2016

Feb. 14, 2016 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Ann plays love songs and Maya Angelou talks about love.

Song Artist Album
Is Your Love Big Enough? Lianne LaHavas Is Your Love Big Enough
Gravitate to Me The The Mind Bomb
Feelin' Love Paula Cole This Fire
Love is the Answer Aloe Blacc Life Your Spirit
Closing Time Leonard Cohen Closing Time
Angels The Xx Coexist
Fairground Luck JP, Chrissie & The Fairground Boys Fidelity!
Forward to Love Ziggy Marley Wild and Free
In My Dreams Eels Hombre Lobo
When My Baby's Beside Me Big Star #1 Record
Take Off Your Cool Norah Jones and Outkast Featuring Norah Jones
The Fall Rhye Woman
Song Artist Album
Harvest Moon Harvest Moon Harvest Moon
I Wanna Be Your Lover Corinne Bailey Rae The Love EP
The Best is Yet to Come Frank Sinatra and The Count Basie Orchestra It Might As Well Be Swing
Wild is the Wind David Bowie Station to Station
A New Life Jim James Regions of Light and Sound of God
Ice Cream Sarah McLachlan Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
The Sweetest Taboo Sade Promise
Sail Away David Gray White Ladder
Nobody Kate Earl Kate Earl
Forever Mine Andra Day Cheers to the Fall
Make You Feel My Love Adele 19
Money Can't Buy It Annie Lennox Diva

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Saturday, February 13, 2016

Feb. 13, 2016 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Ann interviews owner and Executive Chef of Mabel Gray, James Rigato

Song Artist Album
Sledgehammer Peter Gabriel SO
Song Artist Album
Sledgehammer Peter Gabriel SO
Just for Show The Blueflowers Watercolor Ghost Town
Perfect World Allen Stone Radius
Mercy Duffy Rockferry
Nutbush City Limits Tina Turner What's Love Got to Do With It
Gooey Glass Animals ZABA
Dreams Beck Dreams
Bang Band to the Rock 'n' Roll Gabin Mr. Freedom
Blue Black Jack Mos Def The New Danger
Dead Fox Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit
Toes Son Little Son Little
Spectre Radiohead N/A
Song Artist Album
Mabel Gray Brown Bird The Devil Dancing
St. James Infirmary Bobby "Blue" Bland First Class Blues
Caroline Concrete Blonde Bloodletting
I Can't Go For That Hall & Oates Private Eyes
What Kind of Man Florence + The Machine How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
Ship to Wreck Florence + The Machine How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
Feelin' Good Nina Simone Compact Jazz: Nina Simone
Sea Lion Woman Nina Simone The Best of Nina Simone
Don't Wanna Fight Alabama Shakes Sound & Color
Song Artist Album
Ex's & Oh's Elle King Love Stuff
Calvary Chris Bathgate Old Factory EP
Valerie Mark Ronson featuring Amy Winehouse Version
I'm Hip Now Jamie Register & The Glendales Work It Out
Smooth Sailin' Leon Bridges Coming Home
Green and Gold Lianne LaHavas Blood
The Ghosts of Beverly Drive Death Cab for Cutie Kintsugi
Compound Fracture My Morning Jacket The Waterfall
The Numbers Game Thievery Corporation featuring Chuck Brown Radio Retaliation
I Remember The Greyhounds Accumulator
Goodness Sonny Cleveland Sonny Cleveland EP
Falling Slowly Glen Hansard/Marketa Irglova Once Soundtrack
Na Na Nothing Mike Doughty Yes and Also Yes

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Sunday, February 7, 2016

Feb. 7, 2016 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Ann interviews Motown Legend Barrett Strong

Song Artist Album
Help Yourself Tindersticks The Waiting Room
Calvary Chris Bathgate Old Factory EP
Birds at the Fairy Fulling Nessa Nessa
You're the Best Lover That I Ever Had Steve Earle & The Dukes Terraplane
The High Road Broken Bells Broken Bells
Line of Fire Junip Junip
Blue Moon Beck Morning Phase
Big Wheel Cass McCombs Big Wheel and Others
Gasoline and Matches Buddy & Julie Miller Written in Chalk
Sun City Creeps Woods City Sun Eater In the River of Light
I Remember Greyhounds Accumulator
This Love, This Life Area Man Area Man
We're Going to Be Friends The White Stripes White Blood Cells
Money (That's What I Want) Barrett Strong 20th Century Masters
Song Artist Album
I Heard It Through the Grapevine Marvin Gaye In the Groove
Papa Was a Rolling Stone The Temptations All Directions
Song Artist Album
Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) The Temptations Sky's the Limit
Runaway Child, Running Wild The Temptations Cloud Nine
Billy Joe Paula Cole Raven
Ode to Billy Joe Sinead O'Connor Help
Roving Gambler Billie Joe + Norah Foreverly
Middle of the Road Pretenders Learning to Crawl
No Love Like Yours Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes PersonA
Circles Soul Coughing El Oso
Hey No Pressure Ray LaMontagne Ouroboros
I'm a Midnight Mover Bobby Womack The Best of Bobby Womack
Perfect World Allen Stone Radius Deluxe
Stay on the Ride Patty Griffin Children Running Through
Smokestack Lightning Howlin' Wolf The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection
Repeat After Me The Three Sounds Soul Symphony

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