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  1. Hank Thompson: Seven Decades (Hightone) *EB/*JH/*GW/*JZ 
  2. Hank Penny: Crazy Rhythm (Soundies) *AB/*JE/*CL
  3. VA: Down To The Promised Land (Bloodshot) *BF/*DJ
  4. Steve Earle: Transcendental Blues (E-Squared) *MP/*JS)
        Terri Hendrix: Places In Between (Wilory) *TJ/*DT
        The Lucky Stars: Hollywood & Western (Ipecac) *MA/*SH
  5. The Rockhouse Ramblers: Bar Time (Hayden's Ferry)
  6. Joe Ely: Live At Antone's (Rounder) *JR
        James Tally: Nashville City Blues (Cimarron) *RJ
        Justin Treviño: Loud Music & Strong Wine (Neon Nightmare) *KD
  7. Christy McWilson: The Lucky One (Hightone) *SB/*DF
  8. Bap Kennedy: Lonely Street (Dressed To Kill) *KF/*BL
  9. Willie Nelson & The Offenders: Me & The Drummer (Luck) *SG
    Sally Timms & Jon Langford: Songs Of False Hope And High Value  (Bloodshot) *CW
  10. Ray  Condo & His Ricochets: High And Wide (Joaquin) *JS
    Donna The Buffalo: Positive Friction (Sugar Hill) *DT
    VA: Edges From The Postcard #4 (Hayden's Ferry) *TG
    Kevin  Welch & Kieran Kane: 11-12-13  (Dead Reckoning) *LW 
  11. Johnny Cash: Love God Murder (Columbia/Legacy) *KC
    Slobberbone:  Everything You Thought Was Right Was Wrong Today (New West) *GS
  12. Blazing Haley: Sleeper (Blazing Haley) *LG
    Billy Burnette: Are You With Me Baby (Freefall) *KR
    Sam Bush: Ice Caps (Sugar Hill)
    Lil' Band O' Gold  (Shanachie) *JB
    The Spurs: Go, Boy, Go! (Spinout) *RS
  13. Peter Bruntnell: Normal For Bridgewater (Ryko/Slow River)
    Lonesome River Band: Talkin' To Myself (Sugar Hill)
    Gurf Morlix: Toad Of Titicaca (Catamount)
    Cary Swinney: Martha (Johnson Grass)
    Dwight Yoakam: dwightyoakamacoustic (Reprise)
  14. Billy Bacon & The Forbidden Pigs: Pig Latin (Triple XXX) *PD
    Wrecks Bell: Dog's Life (Romeo) *ER
    Jeff Bright & The Sunshine Boys: She's A Nail In My Heart *CH
    Slaid Cleaves: Broke Down (Philo) *DO
    Terry Lee Hale: The Blue Room (Glitterhouse) *AL
    Dan Janisch: Peach *JP
    Bob Lowery: Yellow Light (Cayman) *RP
    Marah:  Kids In Philly (E2) *ST
    David Olney: Omar's Blues (Sugar Hill) *GJ
    Eddie Pennington: Just My Style (Bee/Nephi) *JH
    Groovy Joe Poovey: Greatest Grooves (Dragon Street) *RM
    Ray Price: In A Honkytonk Mood (Jasmine) *WH
    Jonathan Segel:  Scissors And Paper (Magnetic) *CZ
    The Souvenirs: King Of Heartache (Will) *TS
    Max Stalling: Wide Afternoons (Blind Nello) *MM
    Wynn Stewart: Wishful Thinking (Bear Family) *PP
    Roger Wallace: Hillbilly Heights (Texas Round-Up) *RT
    Dale Watson: From The Start (Country News) *MT
  15. Hawkshaw Hawkins: I'm A Rattlesnakin' Daddy (Westside)
    James Intveld: Somewhere Down The Road (Mollenaart)
    Steve James: Boom Chang (Burnside)
    Johnny Nicholas: Rockin' My Blues To Sleep (Hilltop)
    Joe West & The Sinners: Jamie Was A Boozer (Rehab)

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 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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