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    FAR #102  (JANUARY 2008)  

FAR & AWAY BEST OF 2007

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Ray Bonneville: Goin’ By Feel (Red House) *BK/*CF/*DB/*DT/*GF/*MP/*OO/*RF/*WR/*XE
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Drive-By Truckers: Brighter Than Creation’s Dark (New West) *DF/*DN/*GM/*HA/*JB/*ST/*TW
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- Ronny Elliott: Jalopypaint (Blue Heart) *B&C/*BL/*BR/*RS
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- Dave Insley: West Texas Wine (DIR) *JH/*LB/*NA
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- Eric Taylor: Hollywood Pocketknife (Blue Ruby) *AN/*HT/*RJ
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2 Jesse Dayton & Brennen Leigh: Holdin’ Our Own (Stag) *JP/*JZ/*RV/*SH
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1 Levon Helm: Dirt Farmer (Vanguard) *GV/*N&T/*TJ/*TM
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5 Dwight Yoakam: Dwight Sings Buck (New West) *DC/*RT
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- The Best Of The Johnny Cash TV Show 1969-1971 (Columbia Legacy) *HH/*JW/*RH/*RW
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The Border Blasters: Blast From The Past (Boquillas) *CP
Preacher Jack: Pictures From Life’s Other Side (Cow Island) *TF
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- Owen Temple: Two Thousand Miles (El Paisano) *PP/*TG
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6 Demolition String Band: Different Kinds Of Love (Breaking) *JF
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Steve Earle: Washington Square Serenade (New West)
Gram Parsons: Archive Vol 1 (Amoeba/Fontana) *MM
VA: Always Lift Him Up; A Tribute To Blind Alfred Reed (Proper) *DJ/*OB
Rhonda Vincent: Good Thing Going (Rounder) *MA/*RMT
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- Shelby Lynne: Just a Little Lovin’ (Lost Highway) *KC
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16 Starline Rhythm Boys: Red’s Place (Cow Island)
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Marah: Angels Of Destruction (Yep Roc) *TPR/*SG
Yarn (self) *DS
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Dixie Bee Liners: Ripe (Pinecastle) *DA/*WT
Luke Doucet & The White Falcon: Blood’s Too Rich (Six Shooter) *JR/*SR
Tift Merritt: Another Country (Fantasy) *DY
Willie Nelson: Moment Of Forever (Lost Highway) *RL/*TR
The Sadies: New Seasons (Yep Roc) *JM/*JS
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- Jon Itkin: Big Bold Guitar In The Sky (SadieJane) *GS/*RC
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9 John Fogerty: Revival (Fantasy)
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20 Reverend Organdrum: Hi-Fi Stereo (Yep Roc) *SC
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Arthur Alexander: Lonely Just Like Me; The Final Chapter (Hacktone) *3RC/*EB
Malcolm Holcombe: Gamblin’ House (Echo Mountain) *DY
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- Merle Haggard: The Bluegrass Sessions (MCM) *AB
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9 Robert Plant & Alison Krauss: Raising Sand (Rounder)
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Kimmie Rhodes: Walls Fall Down (Sunbird)
The Rizdales: Radio Country (Willyboy) *FS
The Whipsaws: 60 Watt Avenue (Shut Eye) *BB
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- Roomful of Blues: Raisin’ A Ruckus (Alligator)
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- Allison Moorer: Mockingbird (New Line) *TH
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Benny Barnes: Poor Man’s Riches (Bear Family) *RM
Ryan Bingham: Mascalito (Lost Highway)
Brian Vander Ark (self) *JMB
Catherine Britt: Little Wildflower (Warner Australia) *EW
Calexico: Toolbox (Our Soil, Our Strength) *R78
Sara Cox: Crowded Is The New Lonely (Velvet Ed) *GG
Dailey & Vincent (Rounder) *CL
Moot Davis: Already Moved On (Little Dog) *PTT
Kathleen Edwards: Asking For Flowers (Rounder/Decca) *AOK
Gin Palace Jesters: Roadhouse Riot (self) *LG
Handsome Ned: The Name Is Ned (Other People's Music) *BS
Freedy Johnston: My Favorite Waste Of Time (Singing Magnet) *MJ
The Kennedys: Better Dreams (Appleseed) *MN
Carl Sonny Leyland: Back In The Alley (Pianomania) *MT
Corb Lund: Horse Soldier! Horse Soldier! (Stony Plain) *BP/*DD
Mars Arizona: Hello Cruel World (Big Barn) *KB
Nathan McEuen: Festival (Lint) *RG
Parsons & Thibaud (Blue Rose) *MB
Harvey Reid & Joyce Andersen: Song Train (Woodpecker) *BW
Skinny Jim & The Number 9 Blacktops (self) *DV
Tannis Slimmon: Lucky Blue (self) *CJ
The Steeldrivers (Rounder)
Justin Trevino: Take One As Needed For Pain (Heart Of Texas)
VA: Wounded Heart Of America; Tom Russell Songs (Hightone) *MF
Gene Watson: In A Perfect World (Shanachie) *KD
Ron Williams: Texas Style (Heart Of Texas) *RW

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 world).  Each of them lists the six albums they took most pleasure in playing, one of which can be their Album of the Month (designated by a * and their initials). 


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