3rd Coast Music Magazine FREEFORM AMERICAN ROOTS CHART REAL MUSIC PLAYED FOR REAL PEOPLE BY REAL DJs
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    FAR #24 (JUL 2001)  
  
  1. #1 VA: Truck Driver's Boogie; Big Rig Hits Vol 1 (Country Music Foundation) *BiW/*DN/*GW/*JZ/*LG/*RD/*ST 

  2. #2 Karen Poston: Real Bad (Music Room) *DF/*DY/*GS/*JHo/*KF/*MT 

  3. #3 Ray Wylie Hubbard: Eternal And Lowdown (Philo) *DwT/*TG 

  4. #4 Jim Lauderdale: The Other Sessions (Dual Tone) *BF/*DC/*SS&DD 

  5. #5 Scott Miller & The Commonwealth: Thus Always To Tyrants (Sugar Hill) *DA/*PD/*SB 

  6. #6 VA: Roadside Attractions; More Songs From Route 66 (Lazy SOB) *BR 

  7. #7 One Fell Swoop: Crazy Time (Magoo) *LW/*SJ 

  8. #8 The Del McCoury Band: Del And The Boys (Ceili) *SG/*TA 

  9. #9 Albert & Gage: Burnin' Moonlight (Moon House) *RH 
    Lucinda Williams: Essence (Lost Highway) *MP 

  10. #10 Roger Wallace: That Kind Of Lonely (Texas Round-Up) *TS 

  11. #11 Dudley Connell & Don Rigsby: Another Saturday Night (Sugar Hill) *CrL/*JHa 
    Gillian Welch: Time (The Revelator) (Acony) *KC/*KL 
  12. #11 Patty Loveless: Mountain Soul (Columbia) *DTu 
    Tom Russell: Borderland (HighTone) *MM 

  13. #12 Toni Price: Midnight Pumpkin (Antone's) *LH 
    West Coast Pinups: Caution: Swinging Doors (Hard Eight) *MA 

  14. #13 Ted Roddy & The Tearjoint Troubadors: Tear Time (Music Room) *DB/*RT 

  15. #14 Robert Earl Keen: Gravitational Forces (Lost Highway) 

  16. #15 Dale Watson: Every Song I Write Is For You (Audium) *EW/*JSn 

  17. #16 Shaver: The Earth Rolls On (New West) *CM 

  18. #17 Truckadelic: Hey Y'all, Watch This! (Second Heaven) *JE/*VP 

  19. #18 Jim Stringer & The AM Band: On The Radio (Music Room) 
    Rhonda Vincent: The Storm Rages On (Rounder) 

  20. #19 Richard Dobson: Hum Of The Wheels (Brambus) *DJ 

  21. #20 Alejandro Escovedo: A Man Under The Influence (Bloodshot) 
    Star City: Inside The Other Days (Star City) *TW 

  22. #21 Cave Catt Sammy: Comin' On Strong (Big Bellied) 
    Fred Eaglesmith: Ralph's Last Show (Signature Sounds) 
    VA: Avalon Blues: A Tribute to the Music of Mississippi John Hurt (Vanguard) 

  23. #22 Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer: Drum Hat Buddha (Signature Sounds) *PP 
    Radney Foster: Are You Ready For The Big Show? (Dualtone) *TF 
    Duane Jarvis: Certified Miracle (Slewfoot) *RC 
    Sally Jones: Love Hurts (Pinecastle) *EB 

  24. #23 Marcia Ball: Presumed Innocent (Alligator) 
    Thad Cockrell & The Starlite Country Band: Stack Of Dreams (Miles Of Music) 
    Jimmy LaFave: Texoma (Bohemia Beat) 
    VA: Songcatcher (Vanguard) 
    VA: Down From the Mountain (Mercury) 
    Jerry Jeff Walker: Gonzo Stew (Tried & True) 

  25. #24 Cynthia Gayneau: West Of West Texas (Botte) *RW 
    Nanci Griffith: Clock Without Hands (Elektra) *RJ 
    Tom Paxton & Anne Hills: Under American Skies (Appleseed) *MR 
    Pernice Brothers: The World Won’t End (Ashmont) 

  26. #25 Ass Ponys: Lohio (Checkered Past) 
    Joe Goldmark: Strong Like A Bull . . . But Sensitive Like A Squirrel (Hightone) 
    VA: Tribute To John Hartford Live From Mountain Stage (Blue Plate) 

  27. #26 Ernie Ashworth: The Early Years (Hilltopper) *BaW 
    Libbi Bosworth: Libbiville (Ramble) *RS 
    The Buckaroos: Masters Were Devils (Outside [France]) *JSp 
    Mark Eitzel: The Invisible Man (Matador) *CZ 
    Richard Fontaine: Whiskey, Painkillers & Speed (Cryptophonic) *JSm 
    Robbie Fulks: 13 Hillbilly Giants (Boondoggle) *SH 
    Roxy Gordon & Wes McGhee: Townes Asked Did Hank Williams Ever Write Anything As Good As Nothing (Wowapi) *RP 
    Tom House: Jesus Doesn't Live Here Anymore (Catamount) *AL 
    Greg Jacobs: Reclining With Age (Binky) *GJ 
    Wizz Jones: Lucky Man (Scenescof) *R&HL 
    The Tractors () *KR 
    Stuart Whitford: Vertical Land (Rebel) *CD 
    Zydeco Joe: Jack Rabbit (Maison De Soul) *PR

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
CM:Chip Meshew, KCSS, Turlock CA
CW: Chad Williams, WCBN, Ann Arbor MI
CZ: Carl Zimring, WRCT, Pittsburgh PA
DA: Dan Alloway, KTEP, El Paso TX
DB: Dave Bryce, 88 Christchurch NZL
DC: Dave Chamberlain, WRFG, Atlanta GA
DF: Dan Ferguson, WRIU, Kingston RI
DJ: David John,  KTRU, Houston TX
Dan Nemeth, CiTR, Vancouver CAN
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
EW: Eddie White, 2RRR, Sydney AUS
GJ: Greg Johnson, KRXO, Oklahoma City OK
GS: Gerd Stassen, Radio Ems-Vechte-Welle GER
GW: Gus Williker, KCR, San Diego CA
JaH: Jamie Hoover, KSUT, Ignacio, CO
Julie Bahre, KQMO, Aurora MO
JB: Jim Beal Jr,  KSYM, San Antonio TX
JE: Julie Espy, KUCI, Irvine CA
JoH: John Hauser,  KOOP, Austin TX
xJP: 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
JW: John Weingart, WPRB, Princeton NJ
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
PR: Peter Rost, WWUH, West Hartford CT
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
R&HL: Roz & Howard Larman, KPIG, WUMB Boston MA, Plains FM NZL
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
SS&DD: Steve Scott/Denise DeLeon, KVSF, Santa Fe NM
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
TW: Thom Wodock, WDVR, Sergeantsville NJ
VL: Vida Lee, KKUP, Cupertino CA       
VP: Vicki Pepper, KUCI, Irvine 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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