3rd Coast Music Magazine FREEFORM AMERICAN ROOTS CHART REAL MUSIC PLAYED FOR REAL PEOPLE BY REAL DJs
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    FAR #4 (NOV 99)  
 
  1. Guy Clark: Cold Dog Soup (Sugar Hill) *TG/*TJ/*KR/*BW

  2. Doug Sahm: various albums, in tribute *PD

  3. The Derailers: Full Western Dress (Sire)

  4. Blaze Foley: Live At The Austin Outhouse (Lost Art) *JH
    Pee Wee King’s Country Hoedown (Bloodshot/Soundies) *WH
    John Prine: In Spite Of Ourselves (Oh Boy) *KD

  5. Dolly Parton: The Grass Is Blue (Sugar Hill)
    Various Artists: Poor Little Knitter On The Road (Bloodshot)
    Roger Wallace: Hillbilly Heights (Texas Round-Up)
    Bradley Jaye Williams: Tex-Mex Gumbo (Lazy SOB)

  6. Cookie & The Cupcakes: Kings Of Swamp Pop (Ace [UK]) *DT
    Anne Hills & Michael Smith: Paradise Lost & Found (Redwing) *DJ
    Holy Modal Rounders: 1 & 2 (Fantasy) *JS
    Buddy Miller: Cruel Moon (Hightone) *DF
    Jimmy Murphy: Electricity (Sugar Hill) *JLH
    Davis Raines: Big Shiny Cars (Crossfield) *RS
    Sprague Brothers: Let the Chicks Fall Where They May (Hightone) *BC
    Third Degree: Zydecopia (Third Degree) *ER
    Two Dollar Pistols with Tift Merritt (Yep Roc) *MT

  7. Mark Brine: Real Special Feelin’ (Wild Oats)
    Ed Burleson: My Perfect World (Tornado)
    Cornell Hurd Band: At Large (Behemoth)
    Lil’ Mo & The Monicats: Hearts in My Dream (Passin Fancy)
    Sally Timms: Cowboy Sally's Twilight Lament for Lost Buckaroos (Bloodshot)
    West Coast Pinups: Woman’s Work (Hard Eight)

ONE-OFFS

  • Brave Combo: Polkasonic
  • The Carter Family: Longing For Old Virginia
  • Deke Dickerson & The Ecco-Fonics: More Million Sellers (Hightone)
  • Ani DiFranco: to the teeth
  • The Ditchdiggers: Light & Salvation
  • David Doucet: 1957 (Rounder)
  • Dusty 45s: Shackin’ Up
  • Jon Emery: If You Don’t Buy This, I’ll Find Someone Who Will
  • Anna Fermin’s Trigger Gospel: Things To Come (sighlow)
  • Larry Garner: Baton Rouge
  • Eliza Gilkyson: Misfits
  • David Grisman: Dawg Duos
  • Barry Holdship: The Jesse Garon Project
  • The Hollisters: Land Of Rhythm & Pleasure
  • Buddy Holly: The Apartment Demos
  • Jim Lauderdale, Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys: I Feel Like Singing Today
  • Leftover Salmon: Nashville Sessions
  • Mance Lipscomb: Live! At The Cabale
  • Los #3 Dinners: Quiero Un Camaro!
  • The Louvin Brothers: Songs That Tell A Story
  • Mulehead: The Gospel Accordion II (HTS)
  • Michelle Murphy: Once A Night
  • Tom Pacheco: The Lost American Songwriter
  • Elvis Presley: Platinum, A Life In Music
  • Red Dirt Rangers: Ranger’s Command
  • Bill & Mary Reid: Old Homestead
  • Johnny Sansone: Watermelon Patch
  • Red Simpson: Best Of  (Razor & Tie)
  • Ted & The Talltops: Rockn’ Roll Honky Tonkin’
  • Texas BelAirs: Sons Of Preachers (Doghouse)
  • Two Tons Of Steel: Oh No! (Hepcat)
  • VA: Blaze A Blaze Vol Too
  • VA: Return Of The Grievous Angel
  • Onie Wheeler: Onie’s Bop

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 in Australia).  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).  Albums reported do not have to be new releases, but should, for choice, still be available.
THIS MONTH'S CAST OF CHARACTERS:
JB: Jim Beal Jr,  KSYM, TX
LB: Len Brown,  WDVR, NJ
BC: Bill Conner,  KNBT, TX
KD: Ken Date,  2RRR, Austrailia
PD: Paul Daly,  KSYM, TX
DF: Dan Ferguson, WRIU, RI
TG: Thomas Greener,  KVMR, CA
JH: Jamie Hoover,  KGLP, NM
JLH: John Hauser,  KOOP, TX
WH: Wade Hockett,  KBOO, OR
DJ: David John,  KTRU, TX
TJ: Tom Jackson,  WLUW, IL
RM: Rod Moag,  KOOP,TX
MM: Mark Mundy,  KNON, TX
DO: Dan Orange,  KZSC, CA
JP: Jana Pendragon KXLU, CA
PP: Professor Purple,  KZMU, UT
ER: Eddie Russell,  RPEM/JRRI
KR: Kim Rogers,  KVMR, CA
WR: Wesley Robertson,  KVMR, CA
JS: Johnny Simmons,  KUSP, CA
RS: Rob Silverberg,  WCUW, MA
DT: Dwight Thurston,  WWUH, CT
MT: Mike Trynosky,  WCNI, CT
LW: Larry Weir,  KDHX, MO

FAR is compiled by John Conquest for 3rd Coast Music Magazine.   1999 John Conquest

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