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After working hard work 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 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 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

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

April 25, 2015 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Featuring Detroit artists performing as part of the MetroTimes Blowout

Song Artist Album
And She Was Talking Heads Little Creatures
Electricity Seth Glier If I Could Change One Thing
Can You Feel Me Now Flint Eastwood Late Nights In Bolo Ties
I Never Let You Go Flint Eastwood Live in the WDET Studios
You Got the Love Florence + The Machine Lungs
Wolf Mumford & Sons Wilder Mind
Dead Fox Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
Repo Man Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs God Willin' & The Creek Don't Rise
Strange American Mars Chasing Vapor
Let Me Down Easy Paolo Nutini Caustic Love
Heartbreaker MSTRKRFT w/John Legend Fist of God
21st Century Life Sam Sparro Sam Sparro
Time Jungle Jungle
You're My Favorite Waste of Time Marshall Crenshaw The 9 Volt Years
Song Artist Album
Don't Come Around No More Blaire Alise & The Bombshells For My Darlin'
See You Around The Handgrenades Three Cheers for the Wonder Years
Hard Time Seinabo Sey For Madeleine EP
Can't Shake it Loose Funkadelic Funkadelic
Tessellate Alt-J An Awesome Wave
Everett Belcher Doop & The Inside Outlaws Everett Belcher
Son's Gonna Rise Citizen Cope The Clarence Greenwood Recordings
Ain't Nothing Wrong with That Robert Randolph & The Family Band Colorblind
I'm Blue (the Gong-Gong Song) The Ikettes One Kiss Can Lead to Another
I Wish You Well Bill Withers Making Music
Wishing Well Terence Trent D'Arby Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby
Wishing Well Bob Mould Workbook
You Don't Have to Believe Me Eric Hutchinson Sounds Like This
Getting By The Gasoline Gypsies The Gasoline Gypsies
Please Come Back mackinac mackinac
Song Artist Album
When I Watch You Sleeping Neil Young Storytone
Dark Sunglasses Chrissie Hynde Stockholm
New Friend Aqualung Magnetic North
Gooey Glass Animals Zaba
Worn The Paper Sound Trajectories
Spring to Come John Butler Trio Flesh & Blood
Ridin' Amp Fiddler Afro Strut
Something About Us Daft Punk Discovery
Ritual Union Little Dragon Ritual Union
Lost Control The Bruised Reed Pass Around the Easy Line
Rock 'n' Roll is Cold Matthew E. White Fresh Blood
One More Time Alejandro Escovedo Gravity
Should Be Me Ryan Allen & His Extra Arms Heart String Soul

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

April 19, 2015 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Words and music from Herbie Hancock in celebration of his 75th birthday.

Song Artist Album
Heart is a Drum Beck Morning Phase
In Time The Black Keys Turn Blue
I'll Be Around Carolyn Striho Secrets in Space
HIgh Horses The Swell Season Strict Joy
Directions Ane Brun N/A
Mood Miles Davis E.S.P.
So Beautiful or So What Paul Simon So Beautiful or So What
Soubour Songhoy Blues Music in Exile
Riptide Vance Joy Dream Your Life Away
Taller Children Elizabeth & The Catapult Taller Children
He Don't Live Here No More Robbie Robertson How to be Clairvoyant
Song Artist Album
Let's Go to Bed The Cure Japanese Whispers
Cantaloupe Island Herbie Hancock Cantaloupe Island
Red Umbrella Kostars Klassics with a K
On a Cloud Platinum Pied Pipers Abundance
Running Scared Roy Orbison A Black and White Night
Leaf Off/ The Cave Jose Gonzalez Vestiges and Claws
Portland, Oregon Loretta Lynn Van Lear Rose
I'm a Honky Tonk Girl Loretta Lynn The Loretta Lynn Collection
Watermelon Man Head Hunters Watermelon Man
Song Artist Album
It's Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing Joe Jackson/Iggy Pop The Duke
Down on the Street The Stooges Funhouse
Depreston Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
River Herbie Hancock (Feat. Corinne Bailey Rae) River: The Joni Letters
My My Liz Phair Funstyle
Say You ATO Exile in Guyville
Where Eagles Dare Pional Last House on the Left
Cities in Dust Siouxsie and the Banshees Tinderbox
The Ghost Inside Broken Bells Broken Bells
Linda Cancao Barrio Jazz Gang Brazilian Groove
Rockit Herbie Hancock Future Shock

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Sunday, April 12th, 2015

April 12, 2015 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Ann Delisi’s Spring Fundraising Show

Song Artist Album
Hand on Your Heart Jose Gonzalez Stay in the Shade
Lisa Sawyer Leon Bridges N/A
Strange Conversation Ted Hawkins The Next Hundred Years
Don't Wanna Fight Alabama Shakes Sound and Color
Luck Be a Lady Frank Sinatra & Chrissie Hynde Duets
Chicken Switch James Hunter Six Minute By Minute
What I Thought Chris Emmerson Chris Emmerson
Spring to Come John Butler Trio Flesh & Blood
Money Can't Buy It Annie Lennox Diva
Song Artist Album
Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) Eurythmics Sweet Dreams
Achin' to Be The Replacements Don't Tell a Friend
Downtown Whitehorse Leave No Bridget Unburned
Feeling Alright Joe Cocker With a Little Help From My Friends
Sunshine Little Dragon N/A
Don't Shake My Tree The Hard Lessons Complete B&G
Clampdown The Clash The Story of the Clash, Vol. 1
Sunday Papers Joe Jackson Look Sharp!
The Party Line Belle and Sebastian Girls in Peacetime Went to Dance
Sense Of You ('Til I Met Thee) Cody ChesnuTT Landing on a Hundred: B Sides And Remixes
Golden Jill Scott Beautifully Human
Should Have Known Better Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell
Song Artist Album
I'm Not Leaving The Crystal Method/Martha Reeves/The Funk Brothers RE: GENERATION music project
Revolution Dr. John Locked Down
That's All Right Elvis Presley Elvis At Sun
A Mess of Blues Elvis Presley Elvis 75 - Good Rockin' Tonight
Trouble Town Jake Bugg Jake Bugg
Rumble and Sway Jamie N Commons Rumble and Sway EP
Dance Me to the End of Love Leonard Cohen Various Positions
365 Days ZZ Ward 365 Days EP
Skinny Blues Jeremy Loops Skinny Blues
Steady As She Goes The Raconteurs Broken Boy Soldiers
You're the Best Lover That I Ever Had Steve Earle & The Dukes Terraplane
Stone Rollin' Raphael Saadiq Stone Rollin'
It is Too Late? World Party Goodbye Jumbo

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

April 5, 2015 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Ann talks with former MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer about his “Jail Guitar Doors” initiative.

Song Artist Album
All Cried Out Fink Biscuits for Breakfast
The Bells Laura Nyro & Labelle Gonna Take a Miracle
Stoned Soul Picnic Laura Nyro Eli and the Thirteenth Confession
Complete Heavenly Beat Prominence
How to See the Sun Rise Ben Sollee Learning to Bend
Gotta Serve Somebody Pops Staples Don't Lose This
Wish I Had Answered Mavis Staples Your Good Fortune
Respect Yourself The Staple Singers The Best of the Staple Singers
It Takes A Lot to Know A Man Damien Rice My Favorite Faded Fantasy
Morning Glory El Dee Endearment
Moving to Brussels Bhi Bhiman Rhythm & Reason
Bright Stars Burning Hey Marseilles Lines We Trace
Blue Moon Capitol Morning Phase
Rant and Rave Joe Jackson Blaze of Glory

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