I am not sure if i understand you correct. I use xmms2.
If i want to add a directory i go to where it is:
or i do
xmms2 radd emanciptation
I play it with:
To stop: "stop". And after a reboot or if i pause xmms2 i am where i left. If i want to clean the "playlist" i do
Much more i don't use (you can do "next" and "prev", but i am easy)
Lots of people seem to like moc.