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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 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

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Sunday, November 22, 2015

Nov. 22, 2015 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Ann looks back on The Beatles White Album released today in 1968.

Song Artist Album
Illuminine Thurston Moore Demolished Thoughts
Trampoline Joe Henry Trampoline
Red Dust James Vincent McMurrow Post Tropical
Bedside Chris DuPont Outlier
Dear Fellow Traveler Sea Wolf Old World Romance
Dear Prudence The Beatles The Beatles (White Album)
Comfort Zone Basecamp In My Veins
Not Gonna Let You Walk Away LOLO Comeback Queen EP
So Beautiful or So What Paul Simon So Beautiful or So What
Savoy Truffle The Beatles The Beatles (White Album)
Ditmas Mumford & Sons Wilder Mind
Fragile The Blueflowers In Line With the Broken Hearted
Bad Seed Sown The Bellfuries Workingman's Bellfuries
Call Me St. Paul & The Broken Bones Half the City
Nothing But a Heartache The Flirations Good Times 2
Song Artist Album
The Want of a Nail Todd Rundgren & Bobby Womack Nearly Human
Helter Skelter The Beatles The Beatles (White Album)
Julia The Beatles The Beatles (White Album)
A Long Time Mayer Hawthorne How Do You Do
Mercy Duffy Rockferry
A Song for the Lovers Richard Ashcroft Alone With Everybody
Beg Steal or Borrow Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs God Willin' & The Creek Don't Rise
Kissing on the Blacktop Daughn Gibson Me Moan
LIfe is Better Norah Jones Featuring Norah Jones
In My Teeth The Rosebuds Sand + Silence
Birthday The Beatles The Beatles (White Album)
What's on Your Mind Greyhounds Accumulator
Find What You Are Looking For Flint Eastwood Small Victories EP
Song Artist Album
Cry Thornetta Davis Sunday Morning Music
Second Song TV On The Radio Nine Types of Light
Baby Nil Lara Nil Lara
Vida Mas Simple Nil Lara Nil Lara
While My Guitar Gently Weeps The Beatles The Beatles (White Album)
Badge Cream Goodbye
Green and Gold Lianne LaHavas Blood
Stay In My Corner The Arcs Yours, Dreamily
Art Louque So Long
Meant Elizaveta Beatrix Runs
Mona Lisa Atlas Sound Parallax
Big Sun Falling in the River Richard Thompson Dream Attic
Bouree from Suite in E Minor Andres Segovia 20th Century Masters
Blackbird The Beatles The Beatles (White Album)

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

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