3rd Coast Music Magazine FREEFORM AMERICAN ROOTS CHART REAL MUSIC PLAYED FOR REAL PEOPLE BY REAL DJs
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  1. DAVE ALVIN: PUBLIC DOMAIN (Hightone) *PD/*DJ/*MP

  2. Dallas Wayne: Big Thinkin’ (Hightone) *DF/*JS

  3. Big Sandy & The Fly-Rite Boys: Night Tide (Hightone) *JE/*WR

  4. The Lucky Pierres: My Temptation (DIY )

  5. Paul Burch & The WPA Ballclub: Blue Notes (Merge/Dixie Frog) *JZ

  6. Hot Club Of Cowtown: Dev’lish Mary (Hightone) *MA

  7. Martí Brom: Snake Ranch (Goofin’) *BL/*RT

  8. Alison Moorer: The Hardest Part (MCA) *AB/*MM

  9. The Gourds: Bolsa De Agua (Sugar Hill) *BF

  10. Johnny Bush: Lost Highway Saloon (Lone Star) *JHa/*RJ
    Slobberbone: Everything You Thought Was Right (New West) *SG/*DT

  11. John Hiatt: Crossing Muddy Waters (Vanguard) *DY

  12. Danny Flowers: Forbidden Fruits And Vegetables (Groovetone) *TF/*JR

  13. Horton Brothers: Heave Ho (Texas Jamboree) *CL
    Doug Sahm: The Return Of Wayne Douglas (Evangeline [UK]) *KF

  14. Hank Penny: Crazy Rhythm (Soundies) *WH

  15. Kinky Friedman: Classic Snatches From Europe (Sphincter) *TG/*SJ

  16. Chicken Coupe DeVille: Drinkin’ Songs & Smokin’ Guitars (Ethic) *GS

  17. Emmylou Harris: Red Dirt Girl (Nonesuch)

  18. Audrey: The Fallen (Reckless) *KD
    LeRoi Brothers: King Of The Catnap (Rounder) *JB
    Don Walser: I’ll Hold You In My Heart (Valley Entertainment) *PP

  19. Ryan Adams: Heartbreaker (Bloodshot)
    Austin Lounge Lizards: Never An Adult Moment (Sugar Hill)
    Beaver Nelson: Little Bother (Black Dog) *GJ

  20. Kevin Gordon: Down To The Well (Shanachie)
    Hank Thompson: Seven Decades (Hightone)

  21. Greg Brown: Covenant (Red House) *LW
    Johnny Cash At San Quentin (Sony/Legacy) *RW
    Bill & Bonnie Hearne: Watching Life Through A Windshield (Back Porch) *ST
    Joe West & The Sinners: Jamie Was A Boozer (Rehab) *RS

  22. Sleepy LaBeef: Tomorrow Never Comes (MC)
    Christy McWilson: The Lucky One (Hightone)
    Don Rigsby: Empty Old Mailbox (Sugar Hill)
    Justin Trevino: Loud Music & Strong Wine (Neon Nightmare)
    VA: Down To The Promised Land (Bloodshot)

  23. Peter Case: Flying Saucer Blues (Vanguard) *DO
    Davey Davis: Hard Tellin’—Not Knowin’ (Country Eastern Music) *ER
    Eleventh Dream Day: Stalled Parade (Thrill Jockey) *CZ
    Graveyard Farmers (CR) *JP
    Pat Haney: Wrong Rite Of Passage (Freefall) *JHo
    Hula Joe & The Hutjumpers (Black & Tan) *BC
    Michael Hurley: Live In Edinburgh (Bellemeade Sessions) *AL
    Steve Masakowski: For Joe (Compass) *TJ
    Missy Raines & Jim Hurst: Two (Pinecastle) *DT
    Geoff Mulduar: Passport (Hightone) *EB
    Nickel Creek (Sugar Hill) *KR
    Vernon Oxford: Keeper Of The Flame (Bear Family) *TS
    Kelly Pardekooper & The Devil’s House Band: Johnson County Snow (Trailer) *JSp
    Ted Roddy & The Tearjoint Troubadors: Tear Time (Music Room)*MT
    Jay Simms: So Help Me (Bad Hoss) *RP
    Split Lip Rayfield: Never Make It Home (Bloodshot) *GW
    VA: Rollin' Into Memphis: Songs Of John Hiatt (Telarc) *KC
    VA: The Best Of Broadside 1962-1988 (Smithsonian Folkways) *MR
    Dave Young: Old Soldiers (Chibber) *BW

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). 

THIS MONTH'S CAST OF CHARACTERS:
MA: Mathias Andrieu, NSEO, Paris FRA
AB: Allen Baekeland, CJSW, Calgary CAN
EB: Erika Brady, WKYU, Bowling Green KY
JB: Jim Beal Jr,  KSYM, San Antonio TX
SB: Stu D Baker, KRXS, Globe/Phoenix AZ
BC: Bill Conner, KNBT, New Braunfels TX
KC: Kay Clements, KWMR, Point Reyes CA
KD: Ken Date,  2RRR, New South Wales AUS
PD: Paul Daly,  KSYM, San Antonio TX
JE: Julie Espy, KUCI, Irvine CA
BF: Bill Frater, KRCB, Santa Rosa CA
DF: Dan Ferguson, WRIU, Kingston RI
KF: Kirsty Fitzsimons, Radio Anna Livia, Dublin IRL
LG: Lynne Greenamyre, KKFI, Kansas City, MO
SG: Steve Gardner,  WXDU, Durham NC
TG: Thomas Greener,  KVMR, Nevada City CA
CH: Clint Holley, WERE, Cleveland OH
JHa: John Hauser,  KOOP, Austin TX
JHo: Jamie Hoover,  KGLP, Gallup NM
SH: Steve Hathaway, KKUP, Cupertino CA
WH: Wade Hockett,  KBOO, OR
DJ: David John,  KTRU, Houston TX
GJ: Greg Johnson, KRXO, Oklahoma City OK
RJ: Rik James, KGLT, Bozeman MT
TJ: Tom Jackson,  WLUW, Chicago IL
AL: Aleksandar Lazarevic, M+, Mladenovac YUG
BL: Billy Lee, NEAR/Caroline IRL
CL: Chip Lamey, WLFR, Pomona NJ
VL: Vida Lee, KKUP, Cupertino CA
MM: Mark Mundy, KNON, Dallas TX
RM: Rod Moag, KOOP, Austin TX
DN: Doug Neal,  WDBM, East Lansing MI
DO: Dan Orange, KZSC, Santa Cruz CA
JO: Joe O’Rourke, WRNX, Holyoke MA
JP: Jana Pendragon KXLU, Los Angeles CA
MP: Michel Penard, ISA Radio, Pont de Beauvoisin FRA
PP: Professor Purple (Richard Schwartz),  KZMU, Moab UT
RP: Ray Pieters, Radio Milo, Mol BEL
ER: Eddie Russell, Outlaws For Peace, Columbus TX
JR: John Roths, KEOS, College Station TX
KR: Kim Rogers, KVMR, Nevada City CA
WR: Wesley Robertson, KVMR, Nevada City CA
GS: Gerd Stassen, Radio Ems-Vechte-Welle GER
JS: Johnny Simmons,  KUSP, Santa Cruz CA
JSp: Jacques Spiry, RCF, Lyon FRA
PS: Peter Schiffman, KDVS, Davis CA
RS: Rob Silverberg,  WCUW, Worcester MA
TS: Ted Smouse, Radio Del Ray, DC
DT: Dwight Thurston,  WWUH, West Hartford CT
DTu: Doug Tucker,  KWVA, Eugene OR
MT: Mike Trynosky,  WCNI, New London CT
RT: Raúl J Tejeiro, Cabildo-Mas, Montevideo URY
ST: Steve Terrell, KSFR, Santa Fe NM
BWg: Bill Wagman, KDVS, Davis CA
BWs: Barry Wass, 3 Inner, Melbourne AUS
CW: Chad Williams, WCBN, Ann Arbor MI
GW: Gus T Williker, KCR, San Diego CA
LW: Larry Weir,  KDHX, St Louis MO
RW: Rein Wortelboer, Radio Venray, NLD
CZ: Carl Zimring, WRCT, Pittsburgh PA
JZ: Jon Ziegler, WMSE, Milwaukee WI

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

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