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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 22, 2015

March 22, 2015 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

New music from Mumford & Sons, My Morning Jacket and Sufjan Stevens

Song Artist Album
Signs Howling Sacred Ground
Stories We Build, Stories We Tell Jose Gonzalez Vestiges & Claws
Gimme Something Good Ryan Adams Ryan Adams
Meant Elizaveta Beatrix Runs
Until Now Holly Miranda Holly Miranda
What I Thought Chris Emmerson Chris Emmerson
For the Summer Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs God Willin' & The Creek Don't Rise
Happy Pills Norah Jones Little Broken Hearts
Riptide Vance Joy Dream Your Life Away
Should Have Known Better Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell
I Couldn't Explain Why Citizen Cope The Rainwater LP
Bathtub Gin Zander Michigan Zander the Great
Lay It On Me Briar Rabbit Lay It On Me
Never Let Me Go Michael Bermudez Love & Let Downs
The Word The Beatles Rubber Soul
Song Artist Album
Cry Love John Hiatt Walk On
Get This Right Lilly Hiatt Royal Blue
Believe Mumford & Sons Wilder Mind
Towers Bon Iver Bon Iver
Master Pretender First Aid Kit Stay Gold
1969 The Stooges The Stooges
Skinny Blues Jeremy Loops Skinny Blues
I Never Wear White Suzanne White Tales from the Realm of the Queen of Tentacles
Feel the Need In Me Detroit Emeralds Feel the Need in Me
Getting It On Dennis Coffey Absolutely the Best of Dennis Coffey
Left Hand Free alt-J This is All Yours
Warm Water Banks Goddess
Detroit Moke Hill Moke Hill
Song Artist Album
Next to You The Police Oulandos d'Amor
In the Heat of the Moment Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds Chasing Yesterday
Cold As It Is The Lone Bellow Then Came the Morning
Step The Flutter and Wow Urban Prairie
Big Decisions My Morning Jacket The Waterfall
Shiny Things Fanfarlo Rooms Filled with Light
Groovy Train The Farm Spartacus
California Delta Spirit Delta Spirit
Keep Your Head Up Ben Howard Every Kingdom
Hard Time Seinabo Sey For Madeleine EP
Ruin Cat Power SUN
I Can't Stand Up for Falling Down Elvis Costello & The Attractions Get Happy!
Gable Street The Vonneguts Live in the WDET Studios
Walk Your Blues Away The Vonneguts Live in the WDET Studios

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Saturday, March 21 2015

March 21, 2015 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Aretha Franklin LIve at the Fillmore, Detroit Artists performing at the International Pop Overthrow

Song Artist Album
Spirit in the Dark Aretha Franklin Live at the Fillmore West
Oh Happy Day Aretha Franklin and Mavis Staples One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism
Spring to Come John Butler Trio Flesh & Blood
Rite of Spring The Legal Matters The Legal Matters
High Hopes Bruce Springsteen High Hopes
Spooky Dusty Springfield Love Songs
Oits in the Dark Otis Spann Otis Spann is the Blues
100 Yard Dash Raphael Saadiq The Way I See It
Tune Down Chris Joss Sticks
The Numbers Game Thievery Corporation featuring Chuck Brown Radio Retaliation
13 In My Head Nick Piunti 13 In My Head
See See See See Ani Difranco Allergic to Water
Song Artist Album
Big Dipper Delorean Ayrton Senna
Rehab Amy Winehouse Back to Black
Seasons Laura Rain & The Caesars Closer
Money Money Money Mark Riviera Common Bond
Ghost in My Head Chris Degnore & The Black Drops Cinema
I've Lost Control The Bruised Reed Pass Around the Easy Lie
You're the Best Lover That I Ever Had Steve Earle and The Dukes Terrplane
Who David Byrne & St. Vincent Love This Giant
Black Sun Death Cab for Cutie Kintsugi
If You See Her The Sequins If You See Her
Rock 'n' Roll is Cold Matthew E. White Fresh Blood
Forest for the Trees The Hangabouts Illustrated Bird
The Way I See It Aceyalone The Lonely Ones
Congo Bear Mountain XO
Song Artist Album
Ballroom Confidential Twistin' Tarantulas Welcome to Our Underworld
Gawd Above John Fullbright From the Ground Up
Lost in My Mind The Head and the Heart The Head and the Heart
Good Vibrations Beach Boys Good Vibrations
Twisting the Night Away Sam Cooke Greatest Hits
A Taste of Honey Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass Whipped Cream & Other Delights
You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling The Righteous Brothers Best of the Righteous Brothers
Babylon Crashing Silent Violet The Harder Way Out EP
Staircase Radiohead The King of Limbs

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Sunday, March 15, 2015

March 15, 2015 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

The Elvis Presley song Jack White bought for $300,000. Birthdays include Sly Stone, Patty Griffin and Quincy Jones

Song Artist Album
O Mother Son Little O Mother
Move Up Patty Griffin Downtown Church
Change Patty Griffin Flaming Red
That's When Your Heartaches Begin Elvis Presley Sunrise
In California Jeff Scott The Long Way Home
Until Now Holly Miranda Holly MIranda
Directions Ane Brun N/A
Stolen Car Beth Orton Central Reservation
No One Would Ever Know Little Jackie Made4tv
Red Dust James Vincent McMurrow Post Tropical
Falling from the Sky Calexico Edge of the Sun
Endlessly Guster Evermotion
Click, Click, Click, Click Bishop Allen The Broken String
Driving Me Wild Bryan Ferry Avonmore
Looking at the Sun Matthew Sweet Girlfriend
Song Artist Album
Family Affair Sly & The Family Stone & Studio Rio Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection
Hot Fun in the Summertime Sly & The Family Stone Higher!
Huarache Lights Hot Chip Why Make Sense?
Let Me Down Easy Paolo Nutini Caustic Love
Lay It On Me Briar Rabbit Lay It On Me
Black is the Color Rhiannon Giddens Tomorrow is My Turn
Inside Yourself Nino Moschella The Fix
Scared Delta Rae After It All
Soubour Songhoy Blues Music in Exile
Valerie Mark Ronson (featuring Amy Winehouse) Version
Moanin' Quincy Jones The ABC, Mercury Jazz Big Band Sessions
Rock & Roll is Cold Matthew E. White Fresh Blood
I'm So Free Lou Reed Transformer
Spring to Come John Butler Trio Brotherhood
Song Artist Album
You've Got to Lose The Holmes Brothers Brotherhood
Blue Groove Eileen Ivers Wild Blue
Seinn O! Mouth Music Mouth Music
This is Wrong The Bruised Reed The Bruised Reed
Fool for Love Lord Huron Strange Trails
In My Teeth The Rosebuds Sand + Silence
Cherry Ball Blues Ry Cooder The UFO Has Landed
I Must Have Someone Else's Blues Great Lakes Swimmers A Forest of Arms
Don't Wanna Fight Alabama Shakes Sound & Color
Trip Vacationer Gone
Ain't No Mountain High Enough Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell United
Saved Tinashe Saved
Pedestrian at Best Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
Frederick Patti Smith Group Wave
You're a Sweet Sweet Man Aretha Franklin Aretha Now

Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Playlist for Saturday, March 14, 2015

March 14, 2015 on Ann Delisi's Essential Music

Song Artist Album
Fisherman's Blues The Waterboys Fisherman's Blues
Got To Give It Up Marvin Gaye Live at the London Palladium
Some Piece of Mind Van Morrison featuring Bobby Womack Duets: Re-Working the Catalogue
Believe Mumford & Sons Wilder Mind
Help Somebody Maxwell BLACKsummer's Night
Back of My Hand Gemma Hayes Night On My Side
Everytime You Go The Devlins Drift
Flashlight Funkadelic Funkentelechy Vs. the Placebo Syndrome
In the Heat of the Moment Luka Bloom Riverside
Song Artist Album
Fingertips, Pt. 2 Stevie Wonder The Complete Motown Singles
Stare Into the Sun Graffiti6 Colours
Should Have Known Better Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell
I Am Stretched on Your Grave Sinead O'Connor I Do Not Want WhatI Haven't Got
Take Your Time Mackinac N/A
Back in the World David Gray Mutineers
Street Corner Preacher Amos Lee Last Days at the Lodge
Given Name The Corktown Popes Live in the WDET Studios
Thumbelina Pretenders Learning to Crawl
Dark Sunglasses Chrissie Hynde Stockholm
Play the Devil Out of That Thing Doop & The Inside Outlaws Everett Belcher
I Recognized Her Outrageous Cherry Universal Malcontents
Song Artist Album
My Last Mistake Dan Auerbach Keep It Hid
Lay Me Down The Frames For the Birds
Made My Mind Up Mikal Cronin MCIII
In the Sun She & Him Volume II
Damn Right I've Got the Blues Buddy Guy Damn Right I've Got the Blues
You've Changed Sia We Are Born
The Wolves Ben Howard Every Kingdom
Budpest George Ezra Wanted on a Voyage
Scroll Call Cody Chesnutt Landing on a Hundred
Heaven Help Me El Dee Endearment
Hard Time Seinabo Sey For Madeline
Gotta Serve Somebody Bob Dylan Slow Train Coming
Fake Plastic Trees Radiohead The Bends

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