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    FAR #17 (DEC 2000)  
  1. Martí Brom: Feudin’ & Fightin’ with The Cornell Hurd Band (Goofin’) *JE/*JHo/*VL

  2. The Domino Kings: Life & 20 (Slewfoot) *BC/*BL/*JSp/*TS

  3. Cornell Hurd Band: A Stagecoach Named Desire (Behemoth) *KD/ *SH/*WH/*ChL/*JSn

  4. Elizabeth Cook: Elizabeth Cook (Bro 'n' Sis) *AB/*EB/*KC/*SG/*PP

  5. Merle Haggard: If I Could Only Fly (Anti) *BW

  6. Ted Roddy & The Tearjoint Troubadors: Tear Time (Music Room) *EW 
    Dwight Yoakam: Tomorrow’s Sounds Today (Reprise) *MP 

  7. Doug Sahm: The Return Of Wayne Douglas (Tornado/Evangeline [UK]) *DF/*TG 

  8. Johnny Cash: Solitary Man (American) *RH 

  9. VA: O Brother Where Art Thou? Mercury) *RJ/*SJ 

  10. Houston Marchman: Tryin’ For Home (Blind Nello) *MM/*KR/*WR

  11. Deke Dickerson: Rhythm, Rhyme And Truth (Hightone) *GW 

  12. VA: Badlands: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska (Sub Pop) *LW

  13. Laura Cantrell: Not The Tremblin’ Kind (Diesel Only) *RS 

  14. Sonny Landreth: Levee Town (Sugar Hill) 
    Lattie Moore: I’m Not Broke But I’m Badly Bent (Westside) 

  15. VA: Freight Train Boogie (Jackalope) 

  16. Kasey Chambers: The Captain (Asylum/WB) *DO 

  17. John Prine: Souvenirs (Oh Boy) 
    VA: Shuffle Town: Western Swing On King 1946-50 (West Side) 
    Waco Brothers: Electric Waco Chair (Bloodshot) 
    Dallas Wayne: Big Thinkin’ (Hightone) 
    Hank Williams: Alone With His Guitar (Mercury) 

  18. Gary P Nunn: It’s A Texas Thing (Campfire) *BW 
    Dale Watson: Christmas Time In Texas (Continental) *MT 

  19. Emmylou Harris: Red Dirt Girl (Nonesuch) 
    John Hiatt: Crossing Muddy Waters (Vanguard) 

  20. Steve Owen: Like An Atheist In Nashville (Ethic) *RC 
    Joel Phelps & The Downer Trio: Inland Empires (Moneyshot) *CZ 
    Southern Culture On The Skids: Liquored Up And Lacquered Down (TVT) *JZ

  21. Johnny Bush: Lost Highway Saloon (Lone Star) 
    The Hangdogs: Beware Of Dog (Shanchie) 
    The Sprague Brothers: Forever And A Day (Hightone) 
    VA: A Shot In The Dark: Tennesee Jive (Bear Family) 
    Don Walser: I’ll Hold You In My Heart (Valley Entertainment) 

  22. Cyndi Boste: Home Truths (self) *TF 
    Drive By Truckers: Alabama Ass Whuppin’ (Second Heaven) *ST 
    David Francey: Borderline (Laker) *MR 
    Rosco Gordon: Memphis Tennessee (Stony Plain) *DTh 
    Rod Moag: Ah-Haa! Goes Grass: A Bluegrass Tribute To Bob Wills (Textracs) *JH 
    Joe Paul Nichols: Route 3 Gloryland (Custom) *GS 
    Lance Palmer: Restoration (self) *RP 
    Reckless Kelly: The Day (Reckless) *PD 
    Herb Remington & Charlie Shaffer: Precious Memories (Glad Music) *ER 
    Amy Rigby: The Sugar Tree (Koch) *DY 
    Sons Of The Never Wrong: One If By Hand (Gadfly) *TJ 
    Sons Of The San Joaquin: Sing One For The Cowboy (Shanachie) *RW 
    Ralph Stanley: Man Of Constant Sorrow (Rebel) *MA 
    VA: Cliff’s Picks (Antone’s) *DJ 
    VA: 20 Odd Hollers: Fredheads Salute The Songs Of Fred Eaglesmith *RD
    Whiskeytown: Pneumonia *AL 

  23. Marlee McLeod: There We Are (Hayden’s Ferry) 
    The Rockhouse Ramblers: Bar Time (Hayden’s Ferry) 
    VA: 40th Anniversary Collection (Arhoolie) 
    VA: Big Mon (Skaggs Family)

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). 

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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