3rd Coast Music Magazine FREEFORM AMERICAN ROOTS CHART REAL MUSIC PLAYED FOR REAL PEOPLE BY REAL DJs
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    FAR #23 (JUN 2001)  
  
  1. VA: Roadside Attractions; More Songs From Route 66 (Lazy SOB) *BL/*JHo

  2. Lucinda Williams: Essence (Lost Highway) *LH/*NA/*RD/*TA/*TJ

  3. Ray Wylie Hubbard: Eternal And Lowdown (Philo) *DA/*DY/*JBe/*RB

  4. Karen Poston: Real Bad (Music Room) *ChL/*PP/*SJ/*TF

  5. Tom Russell: Borderland (HighTone) *DO/*MM/*MP

  6. Roger Wallace: That Kind Of Lonely (Texas Round-Up) *DB

  7. Scott Miller & The Commonwealth: Thus Always To Tyrants (Sugar Hill) *RC/*SB/*SG

  8. Jim Lauderdale: The Other Sessions (Dual Tone) *DC/*DF

  9. Rhonda Vincent: The Storm Rages On (Rounder) *BWas/*MA/*R&HL

  10. Cave Catt Sammy: Comin' On Strong (Big Bellied) *LG/*MT

  11. Fred Eaglesmith: Ralph's Last Show (Signature Sounds) *DwT

  12. Shaver: The Earth Rolls On (New West)

  13. The West Coast Pinups: Caution: Swinging Doors (Hard Eight) *JZ

  14. Whiskeytown: Pneumonia (Lost Highway) *BF

  15. Jerry Jeff Walker: Gonzo Stew (Tried & True) *RJ

  16. VA: Songcatcher (Vanguard)

  17. Alejandro Escovedo: A Man Under The Influence (Bloodshot/Fargo)
    Terri Hendrix: Live In San Marcos (Wilory)
    Jimmy LaFave: Texoma (Bohemia Beat)
    VA: Texas Boogie (Hightone)

  18. Paul Burch The Last of My Kind (Merge) *KF
    Bobby Earl Smith: Rear View Mirror (Muleshoe) *SS&DL
    VA: Truck Driver's Boogie (Diesel Only/Koch/Audium) *JHa

  19. VA: Avalon Blues: A Tribute to the Music of Mississippi John Hurt (Vanguard)

  20. The Del McCoury Band: Del And The Boys (Ceili) *KL
    Frog Holler: Idiots (Record Cellar) *TH
    Charlie Robison: Step Right Up (Sony) *WR
    Trailer Bride: High Seas (Bloodshot) *JE
    Justin Trevino: Travelin' Singin' Man (Lone Star) *JSn

  21. BR5-49 This Is BR5-49 (Lucky Dog)
    VA: An Empty Glass (Hightone)

  22. Cornell Hurd Band: A Stagecoach Named Desire (Behemoth) *KD
    Lee Roy Parnell: Tell The Truth (Vanguard) *KR

  23. Greg Trooper: Straight Down Rain (Eminent)

  24. The Very Best Of Asleep At The Wheel (Relentless) *PR
    Ponty Bone: Fantasize (Loud House) *TG
    Rusty Evans & Ring Of Fire (OSI) *RH
    Paula Frazer: Indoor Universe (Birdman) *AL
    Delbert McClinton: Nothing Personal (New West) *RT

  25. The Jenny Kerr Band: Itch (Jennyco)
    Patty Loveless Mountain Soul (Columbia)

  26. Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys: Night Tide (Hightone) *BC
    Big Smith: Big Rock (Big Smith) *JBa
    The Buckaroos: Masters Were Devils (Outside [France]) *JSp
    Darlin' And Rose (self) *GS
    Jesse De Natale: Shangri La West (self) *RP
    Mark Eitzel: The Invisible Man (Matador) *CZ
    Diane Gentes: A Lifetime To Cry (DG) *RW
    Roy Lanham & The Whippoorwills: Hard Life Blues (Soundies) *SH
    The Meters: Kickback (Sundazed) *PD
    Richmond Fontaine: Whiskey, Painkillers & Speed (Cryptophonic) *JSm
    Will Sexton: Scenes From Nowhere *GJ
    Max Stalling: Wide Afternoon (Blind Nello) *EW
    Linda Tillery & The Cultural Heritage Choir: Say Yo' Business *ST
    Ernest Tubb: Live New Year's Eve 1979 (Goldband) *WH
    VA: Washington Square Memoirs (Rhino) *MR
    VA: Duluth Does Dylan (Spinout) *DJ
    VA: Greetings From Area Code 207 (Cornmeal) *BR
    VA: 1000 Nadelstiche Country (Bear Family) *BiW
    Eric Westbury: Walking Tracks (Barreltown) *GW

  27. Audrey: The Fallen (Reckless)
    Marcia Ball: Presumed Innocent (Alligator)
    Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer: Drum Huat Buddha (Signature Sounds)
    The Highwaymen: Live Texas Radio (3rd Coast Music)
    The Pawtuckets: Dogs Body Factotum (Mad Jack)

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: Raśl 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.   ©2001 John Conquest

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