3rd Coast Music Magazine FREEFORM AMERICAN ROOTS CHART REAL MUSIC PLAYED FOR REAL PEOPLE BY REAL DJs
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  1. Dolly Parton: Little Sparrow (Sugar Hill) *EB/*SB/*RD/*SJ/*MR

  2. VA: O Brother Where Art Thou? (Mercury) *RB/*BF/*RJ/*TJ/*ST

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

  4. Kevin Deal: Kiss On The Breeze (Blind Nello) *RH/*MP/*GS

  5. Rodney Crowell: The Houston Kid (Sugar Hill) *KC/*TF/*TT/*DY

  6. Nancy Apple: Outside The Lines (Ringo) *AB/*JSp

  7. Martí Brom: Feudin’ & Fightin’ with The Cornell Hurd Band (Goofin’) *KF

  8. Elizabeth Cook: Elizabeth Cook (Bro n Sis)

  9. The Domino Kings: Life & 20 (Slewfoot) *MA
    Doug Sahm: The Return Of Wayne Douglas (Tornado/Evangeline) *DB

  10. Johnny Cash: Solitary Man (American) *NA

  11. Dwight Yoakam: Tomorrow’s Sounds Today (Reprise) *KL

  12. Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys: Night Tide (HighTone) *BC/*DC

  13. Ted Roddy & The Tearjoint Troubadors: Tear Time (Music Room)

  14. Kasey Chambers: The Captain (Asylum/WB)

  15. Bobby Earl Smith: Rear View Mirror (Muleshoe) *TG
    VA: Freight Train Boogie (Jackalope) *BL

  16. Tom Armstrong: Sings Heart Songs (Carswell)
    Merle Haggard: If I Could Only Fly (Anti)

  17. Laura Cantrell: Not The Tremblin’ Kind (Diesel Only)

  18. Greg Hawks & The Tremblers: Fool’s Paradise (Yep Roc) *RC

  19. Tim Easton: The Truth About Us (New West)
    John Hiatt: Crossing Muddy Waters (Vanguard)
    Red Meat: Alameda Couny Line (Ranchero)
    Lee Sims & The Platte River Band: Back Tracking (self)

  20. Thad Cockrell & The Starlite Country Band (demo) *SG
    Jesse Dayton: Tall Texas Tales (Bullet) *DF
    Marcus David Kennedy: Branded (Boot-n-Spur) *ER
    Carol Noonan (self) *DJ
    Little Buster & The Soul Brothers: Work Your Show (Fedora) *DT
    Joel Phelps & The Downer Trio: Inland Empires (Moneyshot) *CZ
    Saltgrass: These Days (Puddledock) *TH
    James Segrest: Getting, Feeling No Pain (Misty) *BW
    Don Walser: I’ll Hold You In My Heart (Valley Entertainment) *JoH
    Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Zuma (Reprise) *PD

  21. The Corn Sisters: The Other Women (Mint)
    Hangtown: Eleven Reasons (Black Dog)
    Rod Moag: Ah-Haa! Goes Grass (Textracs)
    Mike West: Home (Binky)

  22. Johnny Bond: Country & Western (Soundies)
    Deke Dickerson & The Ecco-Fonics: Rhythm, Rhyme And Truth (Hightone)
    Freak Mountain Ramblers (YouGotSoul)
    Map Of Wyoming: Trouble Is (Innerstate)
    The Rockhouse Ramblers: Bar Time (Hayden’s Ferry)
    Southern Culture On The Skids: Liquored Up And Lacquered Down (TVT)
    The Sprague Brothers: Forever And A Day (Hightone)
    VA: Shuffle Town: Western Swing On King 1946-50 (West Side)
    VA: Blaze Foley Inside (South)
    Dallas Wayne: Big Thinkin’ (Hightone)
    Hank Williams: Alone With His Guitar (Mercury)

  23. Karen Abrahams: For The Love Of the Song (BabyHead)
    Don Edwards: Kin To The Wind (Western Jubilee)
    Marlee MacLeod: There We Are (Hayden’s Ferry)
    Buck Owens & The Buckaroos: Live At Carnegie Hall (Sundazed)
    Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show: In Full Color (Rebel)
    VA: 40th Anniversary Collection (Arhoolie)
    Waco Brothers: Electric Waco Chair (Bloodshot)

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:
AB: Allen Baekeland, CJSW, Calgary CAN
AL: Aleksandar Lazarevic, M+, Mladenovac YUG
BaW: Barry Wass, 3 Inner, Melbourne AUS
BC: Bill Conner, KNBT, New Braunfels TX
BF: Bill Frater, KRCB, Santa Rosa CA
BiW: Bill Wagman, KDVS, Davis CA
BL: Billy Lee, NEAR/Caroline IRL
BR: Bruce Ross, KZSU, Stanford, CA
CD: Chris Darling, WMPG, Portland, ME
ChL: Chip Lamey, WLFR, Pomona NJ
CrL: Craig Lammers, WBGU, Bowling Green OH
CW: Chad Williams, WCBN, Ann Arbor MI
CZ: Carl Zimring, WRCT, Pittsburgh PA
DB: David Besonen, KNON, Dallas TX
DC: Dave Chamberlain, WRFG, Atlanta, GA
DF: Dan Ferguson, WRIU, Kingston RI
DJ: David John,  KTRU, Houston TX
DN: Doug Neal,  WDBM, East Lansing MI
DO: Dan Orange, KZSC, Santa Cruz CA
DTh: Dwight Thurston,  WWUH, West Hartford CT
DTi: Dave Tilley, WXDU, Durham, NC
DTu: Doug Tucker,  KWVA, Eugene OR
DY: Doug Young, KRCL, Salt Lake City UT
EB: Erika Brady, WKYU, Bowling Green KY
ER: Eddie Russell, OfP, Columbus TX
EW: Eddie White, 2RRR, Sydney AUS
GJ: Greg Johnson, KRXO, Oklahoma City OK
GS: Gerd Stassen, Radio Ems-Vechte-Welle GER
GW: Gus T Williker, KCR, San Diego CA
JaH: Jamie Hoover, KSUT, Ignacio, CO
JB: Jim Beal Jr,  KSYM, San Antonio TX
JE: Julie Espy, KUCI, Irvine CA
JoH: John Hauser,  KOOP, Austin TX
JP: Jana Pendragon KXLU, Los Angeles CA
JR: John Roths, KEOS, College Station TX
JSi: Johnny Simmons, KUSP, Santa Cruz, CA
JSn: Joe Snyder, WDVR, Sergeantsville, NJ
JSp: Jacques Spiry, RCF, Lyon FRA
JZ: Jon Ziegler, WMSE, Milwaukee WI
KC: Kay Clements, KWMR, Point Reyes CA
KD: Ken Date2RRR, Sydney AUS
KF: Kirsty Fitzsimons, Radio Anna Livia, Dublin IRL
KL: Kip Loui, KDHX, St Louis MO
KR: Kim Rogers, KVMR, Nevada City CA
LC: Laura Cantrell, WFMU, East Orange, NJ
LG: Lynne Greenamyre, KKFI, Kansas City MO
LW: Larry Weir,  KDHX, St Louis MO
MA: Mathias Andrieu, NSEO, Paris FRA
MM: Mark Mundy, KNON, Dallas TX
MP: Michel Penard, ISA Radio, Pont de Beauvoisin FRA
MR: Mike Regenstreif, CKUT, Montreal CAN
MT: Mike Trynosky,  WCNI, New London CT
NA: Nancy Apple, WEVL, Memphis, TN
PD: Paul Daly,  KSYM, San Antonio TX
PP: ProfessorPurple, KZMU, Moab UT
RB: Rob Banes, KEOS, College Station TX
RC: Rick Cornell, WXDU, Durham, NC
RD: Renee Dechert, Powell WY
RH: Rolf Hierath, Radio RheinWelle, GER
RJ: Rik James, KGLT, Bozeman MT
RM: Rod Moag, KOOP, Austin TX
RP: Ray Pieters, Radio Milo, Mol BEL
RS: Rob Silverberg,  WCUW, Worcester MA
RT: Raúl Tejeiro, Cabildo-Mas, Montevideo URY
RW: Rein Wortelboer, Radio Venray, NLD
SB: Stu D Baker, KRXS, Globe/Phoenix AZ
SG: Steve Gardner,  WXDU, Durham NC
SH: Steve Hathaway, KKUP, Cupertino CA
SJ: Suzanne Jameson, KXCI, Tuscon AZ
ST: Steve Terrell, KSFR, Santa Fe NM
TA: Tom Ayres, WRUV, Burlington, VT
TF: Tom Funk, KGLP, Gallup NM
TG: Thomas Greener,  KVMR, Nevada City CA
TH: Tristessa Howard, WTTU, Cookeville TN
TJ: Tom Jackson,  WLUW, Chicago IL
TS: Ted Smouse, Radio Del Ray, DC
TT: Troy Tyree, WICN, Worcester, MA
VL: Vida Lee, KKUP, Cupertino CA       
WH: Wade Hockett,  KBOO, OR
WR: Wesley Robertson, KVMR, Nevada City CA

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

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