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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, December 27, 2015

Dec. 27, 2015 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Ann Delisi and Gary Graff recap music in 2015

Song Artist Album
Shake It Off Ryan Adams 1989
What Kind of Man Florence + The Machine How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
Terraplane Blues Eric Clapton Sessions for Robert Johnson
The Needle and the Damage Done Neil Young Harvest
Song Artist Album
God Only Knows The Beach Boys Pet Sounds
Feeling Good Nina Simone Compact Jazz: Nina Simone
LIke a Rolling Stone Bob Dylan Highway 61 Revisited
The Ties That Bind Rosanne Cash The River & The Thread
I Wish Stevie Wonder Songs in the Key of Life
Song Artist Album
Dead Fox Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit
Random Name Generator Wilco Star Wars
Head Over Heels JD McPherson Let the Good Times Roll
Gone JR JR JR JR
Black is the Color Rhiannon Giddens Tomorrow is My Turn
Uptown Funk Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars Uptown Special
Smooth Sailin' Leon Bridges Coming Home
The Traveling Kind Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell The Traveling Kind

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Saturday, December 26, 2015

Dec. 26, 2015 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Ann plays in-studio performances and interviews from 2015

Song Artist Album
Where Have All the Cowboys Paula Cole Live in the WDET Studios
Beaumont Blues The Bellfuries Live in the WDET Studios
Bad Seed Sown The Bellfuries Live in the WDET Studios
Lay It On My Briar Rabbit Live in the WDET Studios
Bricks Briar Rabbit Live in the WDET Studios
Thunder Head The Native Howl Live in the WDET Studios
Holiday Olivia Chaney Live in the WDET Studios
La Jardinera Olivia Chaney Live in the WDET Studios
Bedrooms Valley Hush Live in the WDET Studios
Ain't No Sunshine VINX Live in the WDET Studios
Given Name Corktown Popes Live in the WDET Studios
Song Artist Album
Get On With It Shun Ng Live in the WDET Studios
Boogie Baby Shun Ng Live in the WDET Studios
Safely Down Ryan Dillaha and the Miracle Men Live in the WDET Studios
I Liked You Better Before You Changed Blaire Alise & The Bombshells Live in the WDET Studios
In the Morning Blaire Alise and the Bombshells Live in the WDET Studios
Heavy Heart Holly Miranda Live in the WDET Studios
All I Want Is To Be Your Girl Holly Miranda LIve in the WDET Studios
Run Baby Run Gasoline Gypsies Live in the WDET Studios
Song Artist Album
Animals mackinac. Live in the WDET Studios
Please Come Back mackinac. Live in the WDET Studios
Breaking and Entering Eliza Neals Live in the WDET Studios
The Beep The Infatuations Live in the WDET Studios
Steal Away JD McPherson Live in the WDET Studios
Head Over Heels JD McPherson LIve in the WDET Studios

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Sunday, December 20, 2015

Dec. 20, 2015 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Ann’s annual Holiday Show

Song Artist Album
Oh Happy Day Aretha Franklin and Mavis Staples One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism
I'll Be Home for Christmas Dean Martin & Scarlett Johansson My Kind of Christmas
Christmas Time is Here Vince Guaraldi Trio A Charlie Brown Christmas
Jingle Bell Christmas Keb' Mo' All Star Christmas
Do You Hear What I Hear Thornetta Davis Remember Love on Christmas Day
Children Go Where I Send Thee Nick Lowe & Los Straightjackets The Quality Holiday Revue
O Holy Night Al Green Feels Like Christmas
Winter Swell Blues Paula Fuga This Warm December
Angels We Have Heard on High Papa Wemba & MinoCinelu World Christmas
Someday at Christmas Stevie Wonder & Andra Day Someday at Christmas
Mrs. Claus Ain't Got Nothin' On Me Little Jackie The Christmas Gig
Little Drummer Boy Jill Jack Celebrates the Holidays
Carol of the Bells Sixpence None the Richer The Dawn of Grace
I Believe in Christmas Eve Smokey Robinson & The Miracles Our Very Best Christmas
Sweet Secret Peace Neil Finn A Winter's Night Vol. 2
Song Artist Album
Last Month of the Year The Blind Boys of Alabama Go Tell It on the Mountain
Christmas 1984 The Flutter and Wow Christmas1984
Merry Christmas Eve Better Than Ezra Merry Christmas Eve
This Christmas The Infatuations A Michigan Christmas of Hope
My Kind The Hard Lessons My Kind
Sleigh Bells David Myles It's Christmas
Amazing Grace Ruthie Foster All Is Bright
White Christmas The Supremes A Motown Christmas
Tiny Tree Christmas Guster A Christmas Gig
Mistletoe Blaire Alise and the Bombshells Mistletoe
Navidad Gipsy Kings World Christmas
Get Down for the Holidays Jenny O. The Christmas Gig
Twinkle (Little Christmas Lights) JD McPherson Twinkle (Little Christmas Lights)
Go Tell It on the Mountain Mahalia Jackson Mahalia Sings the Songs of Christmas!
That's What Christmas Means to Me En Vogue The Gift of Christmas
Snow Day Matt Pond Winter Songs EP
The Christmas Song Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds Remember Two Things
Song Artist Album
Jesus What a Wonderful Child Mariah Carey Merry Christmas
Cool Yule Bette Midler Cool Yule
Christmas Wish She & Him A Very She & Him Christmas
O Come All Ye Faithful Johnnyswim A Johnnyswim Christmas
Mistletoe and Holly Frank Sinatra A Jolly Christmas from Frank Sinatra
Silent Night Sarah McLachlan Wintersong
Jingle Bells James Taylor James Taylor at Christmas
Getting Ready for Christmas Day Paul Simon So Beautiful or So What
The Christmas Song Alana Davis Christmas Song
Just Another Christmas Song Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings It's a Holiday Soul Party
Joy to the World Aretha Franklin Christmas of Hope
Christmas Teddy Thompson Christmas
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Barenaked Ladies/Sarah McLachlan A Winter's Night, Vol. 2
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Pretenders A Very Special Christmas, Vol. 1

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Saturday, December 19, 2015

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

Ann interviews Dan Austin about The Motor City Soul Club

Song Artist Album
Can't Stop Checking My Phone Unknown Mortal Orchestra Multi-Love
The Trouble with Us Chet Faker & Marcus Marr Work
Hipster Holidaze Kirabelle Frabotta ft. Brian Thibault FIREBREATHMAS 2015
Love Crazy The Walkervilles Rebirth of the Cool
Should Have Known Better Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell
Shout Bama Lama The Detroit Cobras Life, Love and Leaving
London Benjamin Clementine At Least for Now
Don't Wanna Fight Alabama Shakes Sound and Color
Depreston Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit
Big Decisions My Morning Jacket The Waterfall
Wolf Mumford & Sons Wilder Mind
Moonjellies The Poor Nobodys Until I Uproot and Walk Again
Big Wheel Saun & Starr Look Closer
Song Artist Album
Dreams Beck Dreams
Mystery Boxed In Boxed in
I Can't Get Over Losing Your Love The Incredibles Single
Your Love Is Incredibly Delicious Willis Wooten Single
You Don't Mean It Towanda Barnes Single
Why Why Why'd She Leave Me Lenis Guess Single
Detroit, Michigan Ronnie Love Single
Northern Blues City and Colour If I Should Go Before You
Wish I Had Answered Mavis Staples Your Good Fortune
Downtown Whitehorse Leave No Bridge Unburned
Song Artist Album
Sittin' Here St Germain St Germain
Beatnik Walking Richard Thompson Still
Rock 'n' Roll IS Cold Matthew E. White Fresh Blood
Riptide Vance Joy Dream Your Life Away
Something About Us Daft Punk Discovery
Gone JR JR JR JR
Thriller Thriller Thriller
Same to You Melody Gardot Currency of Man
Send a Message Amp Fiddler Bassmentality 3
Never Twice Lauren Deming Never Twice
Ship to Wreck Florence + The Machine How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
What I Thought Chris Emmerson Chris Emmerson

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Sunday, December 13, 2015

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

Ann celebrates the birthdays of Jakob Dylan, Beth Orton and Edith Piaf

Song Artist Album
The Heart of Saturday Night Tom Waits The Heart of Saturday Night
Come Here Boy Imogen Heap I Megaphone
Remember Love on Christmas Day Thornetta Davis Remember Love on Christmas Day
Her Morning Elegance Oren LaVie The Opposite Side of the Sea
Full Circle Half Moon Run Dark Eyes
Northern Blues City and Colour If I Should Go Before You
Meg White Ray LaMontagne Gossip in the Grain
Christmas 1984 The Flutter and Wow Christmas 1984
My Time Wheeler Brothers Gold Boots Glitter
Don't Feed the Bear Derby Posters Fade
Heart is a Drum Beck Morning Phase
What's on Your Mind Greyhounds Accumulator
Waterfall Wendy & Lisa Wendy & Lisa
Tear Me Up Bob Moses Days Gone By
Song Artist Album
Jungle Love The Time Ice Cream Castle
This Christmas The Infatuations A Michigan Christmas of Hope
Ragged Wood Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes
Life is Better Norah Jones & Q-Tip Featuring Norah Jones
When I Get There Ben Rector Into the Morning
Save Room John Legend Once Again
She Cries Your Name Beth Orton Trailer Park
Centrai Reservation Beth Orton Central Reservation
Goodness Sonny Cleveland Sonny Cleveland EP
Para a tiempo Ximena Sarinana No todo lo puedes dar
Gooey Glass Animals Zaba
Speak to Me Rocco DeLuca & the Burden I Trust You to Kil Me
Outta My Mind The Arcs Yours, Dreamily
Mistletoe Blaire Alise& The Bombshells Mistletoe
Song Artist Album
Broken Mirrors Mike Ellison FLYTANIUM
Depreston Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit
One Headlight The Wallflowers Bringing Down the Horse
Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien Edith Piaf The Best of Edith Piaf
La vie en rose Edith Piaf The Best of Edith Piaf
History's Door Husky Forever So
Little Drummer Boy Jill Jack Celebrates the Holidays
Don't You Give Up On Me Lissie My Wild West
Doing It Wrong Moke Hill Time Stops Moving
You're the Best Lover That I Ever Had Steve Earle & The Dukes Terraplane
Awake Electric Guest Mondo
Short Skirt/Long Jacket Cake Comfort Eagle
One a Day Michael Franti & Spearhead Once a Day
Not Gonna Let You Walk Away LOLO Comeback Queen EP

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

Dec. 12, 2015 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Ann interviews Tina Sinatra in celebration of Frank Sinatra’s 100th Birthday

Song Artist Album
Come Fly with Me Frank Sinatra Come Fly with Me
Exactly Like You Frank Sinatra/Nat King Cole Trio A Voice on Air
Anytime, Anyday, Anywhere Nat King Cole/Amp Fiddler Re: Generation Music Project
Send a Message Amp Fiddler Bassmentality 3
Never Twice MNOE Never Twice
Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim
Chiclete Com Banana Gilberto Gil Pure Brazil: Samba Soul Groove
Stranger to My Happiness Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings Give the People What They Want
Luck Be a Lady Frank Sinatra and Chrissie Hynde Duets
Something Stupid Frank Sinatra and Nancy Sinatra The World We Knew
Move Like U Stole It ZZ Ward 'Til the Casket Drops
Night and Day Frank Sinatra All the Best
Song Artist Album
I've Got You Under My Skin Frank Sinatra Songs for Swingin' Lovers
Love Crazy The Walkervilles Rebirth of the Cool
Sense of You ('Til I Met Thee) Cody Chesnutt Landing on a Hundred: B Sides and Remixes
Take Off Your Cool Outkast featuring Norah Jones …Featuring Norah Jones
Quiet Dog Mos Def The Ecstatic
One Heart Leftover Cuties The Spark & The Fire
My Way Frank Sinatra My Way
Song Artist Album
Good Love Jenny O. Automechanic
It Gonna Come Melody Gardot Currency of Man
Cerveau Ramoli Lisa LeBlanc Lisa LeBlanc
It Serves Me Right to Suffer Saint Cecilia Saint Cecilia
Ill Wind Frank Sinatra In the Wee Small Hours
Summer Wind Frank Sinatra Strangers in the Night
The Bomb Bitter: Sweet Drama
Half the City St. Paul & The Broken Bones Drama
The First Time Jam Nation Way Below Buffalo Hell
Get Your Way Jamie Cullum Catching Tales
New York New York Frank Sinatra Trilogy: Past Present and Future
The Best is Yet to Come Frank Sinatra and Count Basie It Might As Well Be Swing

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

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

Ann airs NPR correspondant, Don Gonyea’s pièce on Dylan Getting It Right

Song Artist Album
I Like You Better Frazey Ford Obadiah
Cautionary Tale Dylan LeBlanc Cautionary Tale
Harmony Tom Butwin This & Hereafter
Green and Gold Lianne LaHavas Blood
You've Got Nothing to Lose Michael Kiwanuka You've Got Nothing to Lose
Temperamental Don Cavalli Temperamental
Save Me Aimee Mann Magnolia
The Trouble with Us Chet Faker and Marcus Marr Work
How We Be Sinkane Mean Love
Tearing Me Up Bob Moses Days Gone By
Danger Buds Chris Joss Sticks
Maggie's Farm Bob Dylan Bringing It All Back Home
Subterranean Homesick Blues Bob Dylan Bringing It All Back Home
Subterranean Homesick Alien Radiohead OK Computer
Song Artist Album
London Benjamin Clementine At Least for Now
Top Yourself The Raconteurs Consolers of the Lonely
Rock & Roll is Cold Matthew E. White Fresh Blood
Let Me Down Easy Paolo Nutini featuring Bettye LaVette Caustic Love
Don't You Evah Spoon Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
This Love is Here to Stay Thomas Dybdahl What's Left is Forever
Family Affair Sly & The Family Stone & Studio Rio Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection
Congo Bear Mountain OX
Strange Overtones David Byrne & Brian Eno Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
No Time for Love Spottiswoode & His Enemies English Dream
Best Days of Our Lives Weekend Players Pursuit of Happiness
Highway 61 Revisited Bob Dylan Highway 61 Revisited
Like a Rolling Stone Bob Dylan Highway 61 Revisited
Song Artist Album
Wish I Had Answered Mavis Staples Your Good Fortune EP
Let the Music Play G. Love Lemonade
Everybody Got Their Something Nikka Costa Everybody Got Their Something
Make You Crazy Brett Dennen Make You Crazy
Cut the Tie Chris DuPont Outlier
Amsterdam Daughter If You Leave
Meet Me in the Woods Lord Huron Strange Trails
There is a Light That Never Goes Out The Smiths The Best of the Smiths, Vol. 2
The Strange Museum Paul Weller Paul Weller
Hard Times Laura Rain & The Ceasars Gold
Green Garden Laura Mvula Laura Mvula with Metropole Orkest
Rigamarole The City Champs The Set-Up
Obviously Five Believers Bob Dylan Blonde on Blonde
I Want You Bob Dylan Blonde on Blonde

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

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

Ann looks back 50 years to the Beatles album “Rubber Soul”

Song Artist Album
Lo-Fi Bronze Radio Return Old Time Speaker
Shake, Shake, Shake Bronze Radio Return Shake! Shake! Shake!
I'm Looking Through You The Beatles Rubber Soul
One Heart Leftover Cuties The Spark & The Fire
Love Crazy The Walkervilles Rebirth of the Cool
Just Another Christmas Song Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings It's a Holiday Soul Party
Yes We Can Can Allen Toussaint Our New Orleans
Anyhow The Tedeschi Trucks Band Let Me Get By
What's On Your Mind Greyhounds Accumulator
Sittin' Here St Germain St Germain
Firewater Django Django Django Django
Rise Up Andra Day Cheers to the Fall
A Lover Like Me Binky Griptite Daptone Gold
Soulful Dress Sugar Pie DeSanto Chess Soul: A Decade of Chicago's Finest
In My Life The Beatles Rubber Soul
Song Artist Album
Tutti Frutti Little Richard The Essential Little Richard
Plush Stone Temple Pilots Thank You
Interstate Love Song Stone Temple Pilots Purple
Ruin Cat Power Sun
Complete Heavenly Beat Prominence
Drive My Car The Beatles Rubber Soul
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) The Beatles Rubber Soul
You Won't See Me The Beatles Rubber Soul
James Brown Sinead O'Connor I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss
Smooth Sailin' Leon Bridges Coming Home
Bad Seed Sown The Belfuries Workingman's Belfuries
Adventure of the Lifetimes Coldplay A Head Full of Dreams
The Fall Rhye Woman
Song Artist Album
No Light, No Light Florence + The Machine Ceremonials
We Came We Conquered The Diving Bell Live in the WDET Studios
Machines of the Past The Diving Bell Live in the WDET Studios
Rumble & Sway Jamie N Commons Rumble And Sway EP
I Never Wear White Suzanne Vega Tales from the Realm of the Queen of the Tentacles
Can't Get There from Here R.E.M. Fables of the Reconstruction
Nowhere Man The Beatles Rubber Soul
Girl The Beatles Rubber Soul
The Word The Beatles Rubber Soul
Canned Heat Jamiroquai Synkronized
Tighten Up The Black Keys Brothers
Cracked Arthur Lee Land Cracked Open

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Sunday, November 29, 2015

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

It’s the long song show with songs over 7 minutes in length.

Song Artist Album
Hallelujah Jeff Buckley Grace
Astral Weeks Van Morrison Astral Weeks
No Ordinary Love Sade Love Deluxe
It's Gonna Be Gabin Feat. Jho Jenkins Mr. Freedom
Are You Going With Me? Pat Metheny Group Offramp
Purple Rain Prince and the Revolution Purple Rain
Living for the City Stevie Wonder Innvervisions
Song Artist Album
For the Love of Money The O'Jays Ship Ahoy
Protection Massive Attack featuring Tracy Thorn Protection
Bustin' Loose Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers Bustin' Loose
Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) Bruce Springsteen The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle
Uncertain Smile The The Soul Mining
Crime in the City Neil Young Freedom
Triptico Gotan Project La Revancha del Tango
Song Artist Album
You Can't Always Get What You Want Rolling Stones Let It Bleed
Days Go By Dirty Vegas Dirty Vegas
Heavy Music Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band Live Bullet
Spirit in the Dark Aretha Franklin LIve at Fillmore West
Riviera Paradise Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble In Step
Papa Was a Rolling Stone The Temptations Psychedelic Soul

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