AM/FM x SEAN PLEW
We met Sean Plew in a previous life, and have been so happy to have him by our side in our 9 lives since. Plew has excellent taste, both in aesthetic and in experience. It's hard to say if he's a better graphic designer or a better chef (he's beyond brilliant at both). He's an encyclopedia of knowledge, of understanding, and of truth.
Start your weekend off right with this mix he kindly put together for us over here at The Range:
When I was just a kid I used to take these long bus trips with my mom. Albany to Nashville, 26 hours, one greyhound bus – they were brutal, probably more so for my Mother than me because I talked…a lot. She could only keep me quiet by strapping headphones around my head, connected to one of those yellow Sony Walkmen from back in the day.
She had all these mix tapes of soul and blues standards that she would play for me–dense handwriting covering every surface, the tape stretched out from years of repeated playing, pitch shifts all over the place. Now, this was far before I understood heartbreak, before I understood the greatness that can come from personal suffering; but I knew I was hearing something real and something true in those tapes.
Looking back on those trips I realize how important that music was to me and how much it led to my obsession with these sad old songs, especially as I get older and heartbreak becomes a part of life that I've grown more and more familiar with. That's really what this playlist is about, recapturing that feeling I got hurtling through the night on some dark country road, someone else's pain echoing in my ears. Are these the same songs? Probably not, I really can't remember anymore; but they feel the same and thats what really matters.
LONELY MAN by SYL JOHNSON
GET OUT OF MY LIFE WOMAN by LEE DORSEY
BUILDING A WALL AROUND MY HEART by SUSAN KING
DONT KNOW WHY I LOVE YOU by THE PERSUASIONS
AINT NO SUN SINCE YOUVE BEEN GONE by GLADYS KNIGHT & THE PIPS
IM A GOOD WOMAN by COLD BLOOD
CYNTHY-RUTH by BLACK MERDA
EVIL WAYS by WILLIE BOBO
CLEAN UP WOMAN by BETTY WRIGHT
DONT COME BACK by JIMMY NICOL
GOTTA GET AWAY by BILLY BUTLER, THE ENCHANTERS
LIPSTICK TRACES by NEVILLE, BENNY SPELLMAN
IM A WEAK MAN by AL WILSON
I DONT LIKE WHAT IM SEEING IN YOU by CARL PERKINS
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