3rd Coast Music Magazine FREEFORM AMERICAN ROOTS CHART REAL MUSIC PLAYED FOR REAL PEOPLE BY REAL DJs
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  1. VA: Shuffle Town: Western Swing On King 1946-50 (West Side)  *JH/*SH/*JZ

  2. Merle Haggard: If I Could Only Fly (Anti) *MA/*AB/*TG/*LW

  3. Johnny Cash: Solitary Man (American) *RC/*JE/*BF

  4. Dwight Yoakam: Tomorrow’s Sounds Today (Reprise)  *SG/*MP/*DY

  5. Martí Brom & The Cornell Hurd Band: Feudin’ & Fightin’  (Goofin’)  *JaH/*BL

  6. Ted Roddy & The Tearjoint Troubadors: Tear Time  (Music Room) *DF/*ChL

  7. The Domino Kings: Life & 20 (Slewfoot) *RS/*DT/*MT

  8. Elizabeth Cook: Elizabeth Cook (Bro ‘n’ Sis) *KD/*GS/*RT
    Doug Sahm: The Return Of Wayne Douglas (Tornado/Evangeline) *JB/*BaW

  9. Kasey Chambers: The Captain (Asylum/WB) *SJ
    John Prine: Souvenirs (Oh Boy) *MR

  10. John Hiatt: Crossing Muddy Waters (Vanguard) *KC/*RD

  11. Lattie Moore: I’m Not Broke But I’m Badly Bent (Westside) *DT

  12. Retta & The Smart Fellas: Rural Jazz (self)

  13. Tom Armstrong: Sings Heart Songs (Carswell) *KF/*TF

  14. Deke Dickerson: Rhythm, Rhyme And Truth (Hightone)

  15. Cornell Hurd Band: A Stagecoach Named Desire (Behemoth)  *WH

  16. Don Walser: I’ll Hold You In My Heart (Valley Entertainment)

  17. Pat Haney: Wrong Rite Of Passage (Freefall)
    Geoff Muldaur: Passport (Hightone) *TJ
    Dallas Wayne Big Thinkin’ (Hightone)
    Keith Whitley: Sad Songs And Waltzes (Rounder) *EB

  18. Laura Cantrell: Not The Tremblin’ Kind (Diesel Only)
    Adam Carroll: Lookin’ Out The Screen Door (Down Hole) *PD
    Davey Davis: Hard Tellin’—Not Knowin’ (Country Eastern Music)
    Dan Israel: Dan Who? (Hayden’s Ferry) *JaS
    Gary P Nunn: It’s A Texas Thing (Campfire) *EW
    Waco Brothers: Electric Waco Chair (Bloodshot)

  19. The Midwesterners: Pretty Little Town (Darlingtone)
    Shadrick Smith & the Billy Buffalo Band (Junior’s Motel)
    VA: Badlands; A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska (Sub Pop)
    Hank Williams: Alone With His Guitar (Mercury)

  20. Big Sandy & The Fly-Rite Boys: Night Tide (Hightone) *BC
    Flea Bops: I’m Ready (Vinylux) *LG
    Freak Mountain Ramblers (You Got Soul) *RP
    Louise Goldberg, Emily Kaitz & Mary Reynolds: The Fayetteville Session  (Pingleblobber) *DJ
    The Hangdogs: Beware Of The Dog (Shanchie) *TM
    Hatchet: Playing Possum (Country Discovery) *BaW
    Houston Marchman: Tryin’ For Home (Blind Nello) *MM
    Van Morrison & Linda Gail Lewis: You Win Again (Exile) *ST
    Bill Passalacqua: Reckless Pedestrian ( Reckless Pedestrian) *RH
    Joel Phelps & The Downer Trio: Inland Empires (Moneyshot) *CZ
    Tombstone Trailerpark: Earth Against Your Skin (DIY) *AL
    VA: Edges From The Postcard #4 (Hayden’s Ferry) *BR
    VA: Rhapsodies In Black;  Music & Words From The Harlem Renaissance (Rhino) *ER
    Tony Joe White: One Hot July (Hip-O) *JoS
    Bob Wills: San Antonio Rose (Bear Family) *PP

  21. Martí Brom: Snake Ranch (Goofin’)
    Sonny Landreth: Levee Town (Sugar Hill)
    Alison Moorer: The Hardest Part (MCA)
    Beaver Nelson: Little Bother (Black Dog)
    Jack Smith & Rockabilly Planet: Cruel Red (Run Wild)
    VA: A Shot In The Dark; Tennessee Jive (Bear Family)

  22. Ryan Adams: Heartbreaker (Bloodshot)
    Eva Cassidy: Time After Time (Blix Street)
    John Duffey: Always In Style (Sugar Hill)
    Kinky Friedman & Little Jewford: Classic Snatches From Europe (Sphincter)
    The Gourds: Bolsa De Agua (Sugar Hill)
    Emmylou Harris: Red Dirt Girl (Nonesuch)
    Sleepy LaBeef: Tomorrow Never Comes (MC)
    Kenny Love & The Rock-Er-Fellas: Rock-A-billy Swing Thing  (Kat Claw)
    The Lucky Pierres: My Temptation (DIY)
    Don Rigsby: Empty Old Mailbox (Sugar Hill)
    VA: 40th Anniversary Collection (Arhoolie)
    VA: Blaze Foley Inside (Deep South)
    VA: O Brother Where Art Thou? (Mercury)

 


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
DB: David Besonen, KNON, Dallas TX
EB: Erika Brady, WKYU, Bowling Green KY
JB: Jim Beal Jr,  KSYM, San Antonio TX
RB: Rob Banes, KEOS, College Station 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
RD: Renee Dechert, Powell WY
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
TF: Tom Funk, KGLP, Gallup NM
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
JoH: John Hauser,  KOOP, Austin TX
JaH: Jamie Hoover,  KGLP, Gallup NM
SH: Steve Hathaway, KKUP, Cupertino CA
TH: Tristessa Howard, WTTU, Cookeville TN
WH: Wade Hockett,  KBOO, OR
DJ: David John,  KTRU, Houston TX
GJ: Greg Johnson, KRXO, Oklahoma City OK
RJ: Rik James, KGLT, Bozeman MT
SJ: Suzanne Jameson, KXCI, Tuscon AZ
TJ: Tom Jackson,  WLUW, Chicago IL
AL: Aleksandar Lazarevic, M+, Mladenovac YUG
BL: Billy Lee, NEAR/Caroline IRL
ChL: Chip Lamey, WLFR, Pomona NJ
CrL: Craig Lammers, WBGU, Bowling Green OH
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
JP: Jana Pendragon KXLU, Los Angeles CA
MP: Michel Penard, ISA Radio, Pont de Beauvoisin FRA
PP: ProfessorPurple (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
MR: Mike Regenstreif, CKUT, Montreal CAN
WR: Wesley Robertson, KVMR, Nevada City CA
GS: Gerd Stassen, Radio Ems-Vechte-Welle GER
JoS: Johnny Simmons,  KUSP, Santa Cruz CA
JaS: Jacques Spiry, RCF, Lyon FRA
PS: Peter Schiffman, KDVS, Davis CA
RS: Rob Silverberg,  WCUW, Worcester MA
TS: Ted Smouse, Radio Del Ray, DC
DwT: Dwight Thurston,  WWUH, West Hartford CT
DoT: 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
BiW: Bill Wagman, KDVS, Davis CA
BaW: 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
DY: Doug Young, KRCL, Salt Lake City UT
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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