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  1. Ray Condo & His Ricochets: High & Wild (Joaquin) *LB/*WH/*DN/*MT

  2. Justin Treviño: Loud Music & Strong Wine (Neon Nightmare) *AB/*DF/*JHa

  3. Steve Earle: Transcendental Blues (E-Squared) *KC/*LW

  4. Cary Swinney: Martha (Johnson Grass) *PD

  5. Jimmie Dale Gilmore: One Endless Night (Windcharger) *TJ
    Jim Roll: Lunette (New West) *JZ

  6. Susanna Van Tassel: The Heart I Wear (SVT)

  7. VA: Big D Jamboree (Dragon Street/Rollercoaster) *KF/*BL
    Kelly Hogan & The Pine Valley Cosmonauts: Beneath The Country Underdog (Bloodshot) *CW

  8. Peter Case: Flying Saucer Blues (Vanguard) *SG
    Billy Bragg & Wilco: Mermaid Avenue Vol 2 (Elektra) *JE
    James Hand: Evil Things (Cold Spring) *KD
    Eric Hisaw: Thing About Trains (self) *DTu
    Gurf Morlix: Toad Of Titicaca (Catamount) *TG
    Randy Weeks: Madeline (Hightone) *JSp

  9. Calexico: The Hot Rail (Quarterstick/City Slang) *AL
    The Hollisters: Sweet Inspiration (Hightone) *BC
    Moon Mullican & The Showboys: Showboy Special (Westside)
    Kimmie Rhodes: Rich From The Journey (Sunbird) *GJ
    Todd Snider: Happy To Be Here (Oh Boy) *BF

  10. James Talley: Woody Guthrie And Songs Of My Oklahoma Home (Cimarron)

  11. VA: The 1-10 Chronicles (Back Porch) *JR

  12. Joe Ely: Live At Antone’s (Rounder)
    Anna Fermin’s Trigger Gospel: Things To Come (sighlow) *JS

  13. Tom Armstrong Sings Heart Songs (Carswell) *CH

  14. Neko Case & Her Boyfriends: Furnace Room Lullaby (Bloodshot)
    Stacey Earle: Dancin’ With Them That Brung Me (Gearle)
    Eddie Pennington w/Cary Black: Just My Style (Bee/Nephi)

  15. Mary Gauthier: Drag Queens In Limousines (In The Black)

  16. Duffy Bishop Band: Fly The Rocket (Burnside) *ER
    John Cowan (Sugar Hill) *KR
    Todd Dunford: Tennessee Rain (One Eyed Owl) *RW
    The Ex-Husbands: All Gussied Up (Tar Hut) *JP
    Giant Sand: Chore Of Enchantment (Thrilljockey/Ow Om) *CZ
    Pat Haney: Wrong Rite Of Passage (Envoy) *EB
    Emmylou Harris: Last Date (Eminent) *PP
    Mark David Manders & Nuevo Tejas: Chili Pepper Sunset (Blind Nello) *MM
    Billy Lee Riley: Shade Tree Blues (Icehouse) *DT
    Doug Sahm: San Antonio Rock (Norton) *DJ
    Charlie Shearer: Breaking Out (Universal Sound) *BWs
    Uncle Joe & The Mudpuppies: Little Man (Handcarved Music) *RP
    VA: Down To The Promised Land (Bloodshot) *ST
    VA: This Is Ecco-Fonic! (Ecco-Fonic) *GW
    Carl Vaughan: Six Feet Deep From The Heart of Texas (Rafter V) *GS

  17. Marti Brom & Her Barnshakers: Snake Ranch (Goofin’)
    VA: WLFR’s Roadhouse Fever (Sounds Interesting)

  18. Big In Iowa: Bangin’ ‘N’ Knockin’ (Immigrant)
    Patty Booker: I Don’t Need All That (PMS)
    Chicken Coupe DeVille: Drinkin Songs & Smokin Guitars (Stompometer)
    Cumberland Highlanders: Cumberland Mountain Home (Black Mountain)
    Hawkshaw Hawkins: I’m A Rattlesnakin’ Daddy (Westside)
    Li’l Mo & The Monicats: Hearts In My Dreams (Passin Fancy)

FAR charts are compiled from reports sent in by actual DJs with freeform (i.e. no playlists) radio shows on public, college and community stations round the country (and in Australia).  Each of them lists the four albums they took most pleasure in playing, one of which can be their Album of the Month (designated by a * and their initials). 

AB: Allen Baekeland, CJSW, Canada
EB: Erika Brady, WKYU, KY
JB: Jim Beal Jr,  KSYM, TX
BC: Bill Conner, KNBT, TX
KC: Kay Clements, KWMR, CA
KD: Ken Date,  2RRR, Austrailia
PD: Paul Daly,  KSYM, TX
JE: Julie Espy, KUCI, CA
BF: Bill Frater, KRCB, CA
DF: Dan Ferguson, WRIU, RI
KF: Kirsty Fitzsimons, Anna Livia, Ireland
SG: Steve Gardner,  WXDU, NC
TG: Thomas Greener,  KVMR, CA
CH: Clint Holley, WERE, OH
JHa: John Hauser,  KOOP, TX
JHo: Jamie Hoover,  KGLP, NM
SH: Steve Hathaway, KKUP, CA
WH: Wade Hockett,  KBOO, OR
DJ: David John,  KTRU, TX
RJ: Rik James, KGLT, MT
TJ: Tom Jackson,  WLUW, IL
AL: Aleksandar Lazarevic, Radio M+, Yugoslavia
BL: Billy Lee, NEAR/Caroline, Ireland
VL: Vida Lee, KKUP, CA
MM: Mark Mundy, KNON, TX
RM: Rod Moag, KOOOP, TX
DN: Doug Neal,  WDBM, MI
DO: Dan Orange, KZSC, CA
JO: Joe O’Rourke, WRNX, MA
JP: Jana Pendragon KXLU, CA
PP: Professor Purple,  KZMU, UT
RP: Ray Pieters, Radio Milo, Belgium
JR: John Roths, KEOS, TX
KR: Kim Rogers, KVMR, CA
WR: Wesley Robertson, KVMR, CA
ER: Eddie Russell,  RPEM/JRRI
GS: Gerd Stassen, UKW, Germany
JS: Johnny Simmons,  KUSP, CA
PS: Peter Schiffman, KDVS, CA
RS: Rob Silverberg,  WCUW, MA
DT: Dwight Thurston,  WWUH, CT
DTu: Doug Tucker,  KWVA, OR
MT: Mike Trynosky,  WCNI, CT
ST: Steve Terrell, KSFR, NM
BWg: Bill Wagman, KDVS, CA
BWs: Barry Wass, Epping, VIC, Australia
CW: Chad Williams, WCBN, MI
GW: Gus T Williker, KCR, CA
LW: Larry Weir,  KDHX, MO
RW: Rein Wortelboer, Venray, The Netherlands
CZ: Carl Zimring, WRCT, PA
JZ: Jon Ziegler, WMSE, WI

FAR is compiled by John Conquest for 3rd Coast Music Magazine.   ©2000 John Conquest

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