3rd Coast Music Magazine FREEFORM AMERICAN ROOTS CHART REAL MUSIC PLAYED FOR REAL PEOPLE BY REAL DJs
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    FAR #41  (DECEMBER 2002)  

 

  1. Justin Trevino: The Scene Of The Crying (Lone Star) *JE/*JF/*JH/*KD/*KL/*LB/*NA/*PR/*RR/*S&D/*SH/*TA

  2. Billy Joe Shaver: Freedom’s Child (Compadre) *CM/*CP/*FF/*JS/*MP/*WR

  3. VA: Making Singles, Drinking Doubles (Bloodshot) *BR/*MO/*SJ/*ST

  4. Johnny Cash: American IV; The Man Comes Around (American) *DT/*RH/*TJ/*RMS

  5. Bob Dylan: Live 1975; The Rolling Thunder Revue (Columbia Legacy) *DJ/*EW/*MR

  6. The Shiners: See Rock City (Planetary) *DA/*TW

  7. Rod Picott: Stray Dogs (Welding Rod) *DY/*TF

  8. The Sadies: Stories Often Told (Outside) *HTR

  9. Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriguez: Let’s Leave This Town (Lone Star) *LW/*RJ

  10. Steve Earle: Jerusalem (Artemis) *DO

  11. Tom Armstrong: Songs That Make the Jukebox Play (Carswell) *TG
    Stan Martin: Cigarettes And Cheap Whiskey (Twangtone) *MM
    Kenny Roby: Rather Not Know (Morebarn) *CW/*SG

  12. Laura Cantrell: When The Roses Bloom Again (Diesel Only) *AR
    Lost John Casner: Don’t Make Me Laugh (While I’m Drinking) (Spectrum) *JZ

  13. Buddy Miller: Midnight And Lonesome (Hightone) *DWB

  14. Mountain Heart: No Other Way (Skaggs Family) *EB

  15. Max Stalling: One Of The Ways (Blind Nello)
    Greg Trooper: Between A House And A Hard Place (McGonigel’s Mucky Duck) *LH

  16. Bobby Bare Jr: Young Criminal’s Starvation League (Bloodshot) *DF
    VA: Happy Birthday Buck (Texas Music Round-Up) *RT

  17. Bill Chambers: Sleeping With The Blues (Reckless) *DB
    Clothesline Revival: Of My Native Land (Paleo) *LG

  18. Two Dollar Pistols: You Ruined Everything (Yep Roc) *DN

  19. James McMurtry: St Mary Of The Woods (Sugar Hill)
    Chris Mills: The Silver Line (Powerless Pop) *RC

  20. Neko Case: Blacklisted (Bloodshot)
    The Lucky Pierres: Cloverleaf (self)

  21. Missy Roback: Just Like Breathing (Hear Kitty) *JRS

  22. Annita: What Good’ll It Do Me (Continental) *MT
    The Blasters: Trouble Bound (Hightone) *DP
    Johnny Bush: Live! (self) *SC
    Cowboy Nation: Cowgirl A-Go-Go (Coconut Grove) *BW
    Diane Craig: Fortunes Told (CoraZong) *ND
    Davey Davis: Sophisticated Beyond Repair (Country Eastern) *GS
    From Good Homes: Take Enough Home (BOS Music) *MF
    The Great Crusades: Never Go Home (Glitterhouse) *AL
    Jenny Jumpstart (Cap Gun) *PP
    Last Train Home: Holiday Limited (Adult Swim) *MDT
    Len’s Lounge: String Band (Silo) *VP
    Lucero: Tennessee (Madjack) *MY
    ’Tis The Season For Los Straitjackets (Yep Rock) *TS
    Bones Maki & The Sundodgers (Woodward) *DC
    Mark David Manders: Highs And Lows (Blind Nello) *EGB
    Jamie Michaels: Angelus (self) *SM
    Ron Orlando & Mystery Train: Jasper, Texas (self) *RP
    Jim Page: Human Interesting (Whid-Isle) *JW
    Reeltime Travelers: Livin’ Reeltime, Thinkin’ Old-Time (Yodel-Ay-Hee) *FW
    The Shots: King Ludd (self) *KC
    Stewboss: Sweet Lullabye (Flying Sparks/Bertus) *KR
    VA: Banjoman: A Tribute To Derroll Adams (Rising Sun) *CD
    VA: Times Ain’t Like They Used to Be Vols 5 & 6 (Yazoo) *JT
    Camper Van Beethoven: Cigarettes & Carrot Juice (SpinART) *CZ
    Porter Wagoner: Unplugged (Shell Point) *CL
    Brian Webb: Broken Folk (self) *JB

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). 

NOTE: reporters' top three picks will be indicated. Album of the Month is still the reporter's initials with an asterisk, #2 is just the initials, #3 the initials in lower case.



Here's a schedule of FAR shows online 

THIS MONTH'S CAST OF CHARACTERS:
AL: Aleksandar Lazarevic, Radio Politika YUG
AR: Al Riess, WBNY, Buffalo NY
BC: Bill Conner, KNBT, New Braunfels TX
BF: Bill Frater, KRCB, Santa Rosa CA
BL: Billy Lee, NEAR/Caroline IRL
BP: Bruce Price, KNON, Dallas TX
BR: Bruce Ross, KZSU, Stanford, CA
BW: Bill Wagman, KDVS, Davis CA
CL: Craig Lammers, WBGU, Bowling Green OH
CM: Chip Meshew, KCSS, Turlock CA
CP: Jamie Hoover (Cow Patti), KSUT, Ignacio, CO
CW: Chad Williams, WCBN, Ann Arbor MI
CZ: Carl Zimring, WRCT, Pittsburgh PA
DA: Dan Alloway, KTEP, El Paso TX
DB: Dave Bryce, Fresh FM, Nelson, NZL 
DC: Dave Chamberlain, WRFG, Atlanta GA
DF: Dan Ferguson, WRIU, Kingston RI
DJ: David John,  KTRU, Houston TX
DN: Dan Nemeth, CiTR, Vancouver CAN
DO: Dan Orange, KZSC, Santa Cruz CA
DP: Daren Powell, CJSW, Calgary CAN
DT: Dwight Thurston,  WWUH, West Hartford CT
DWB: David Besonen, KNON, Dallas TX
DWT: Dave Tilley, WXDU, Durham, NC
DY: Doug Young, KRCL, Salt Lake City UT
EB: Erika Brady, WKYU, Bowling Green KY
EGB: Eric Black 101FM, Logan City, Queensland, AUS
EW: Eddie White, 2RRR, Sydney AUS
FF: John Patterson (Fat Farm), KZSC, Santa Cruz CA
FW: David Obermann (Folkways), KUT, Austin TX
GJ: Greg Johnson, KRXO, Oklahoma City OK
GS: Gerd Stassen, Radio Ems-Vechte-Welle GER
H&H: Barry Wass (Honkytonks & Heartaches), 3 Inner, Melbourne AUS
HTR: John Smith (Hit The Road), WEBR, Fairfax VA
JE: Julie Espy, KUCI, Irvine CA
JF: Joe Farara, WJSC, Johnson VT
JH: John Hauser,  KOOP, Austin TX
JP: Joe Pareres, KSYM, San Antonio TX
JR: John Roths, KEOS, College Station TX
JRS: Jeremy Schaar, WSUM, Madison WI
JS: Jacques Spiry, RCF, Lyon FRA
JT: Matt Schuyler (Johnny Timewarp), WFCS, New Britain CT
JB: Jos Van Den Boom, BRTO, Bergen op Zoom, NLD
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
LB: Len Brown, KOOP, Austin TX
LC: Laura Cantrell, WFMU, East Orange, NJ
LG: Linda Guebert, KPFZ, Lucerne CA
LH: Lost Highway KUSP, Santa Cruz CA
LW: Larry Weir,  KDHX, St Louis MO
MA: Mathias Andrieu, NSEO, Paris FRA
MDT: Mark Taylor, WVUD, Newark DE
MM: Mark Mundy, KNON, Dallas TX
MO: Meredith Ochs, WFMU, Jersey City, NJ
MP: Michel Penard, ISA Radio, Pont de Beauvoisin FRA
MR: Mike Regenstreif, CKUT, Montreal CAN
MT: Mike Trynosky,  WCNI, New London CT
MY: Michael Young, WFPK, Louisville KY
NA: Nancy Apple, WEVL, Memphis, TN
ND: Nico Druyf, Radio Hoorn, NLD
PP: Richard Schwartz (Professor Purple), KZMU, Moab UT
PR: Peter Rost, WWUH, West Hartford CT
PT: Doug Neal (Progressive Torch & Twang),  WDBM, East Lansing MI
R&H: Roz & Howard Larman, KPIG/ WUMB Boston MA/ KPFZ Lucerne CA/ Plains FM NZL
RB: Rob Banes, KEOS, College Station TX
RC: Rick Cornell, WXDU, Durham, NC
RH: Rolf Hierath, Radio RheinWelle, Wiesbaden GER
RJ: Rik James, KGLT, Bozeman MT
RM: Rod Moag, KOOP, Austin TX
RMS: Lynne Greenamyre (Rockabilly Mood Swing) KKFI, Kansas City MO
RP: Ray Pieters, Radio Milo, Mol BEL
RR: Joe Snyder (Radio Ranch), WDVR, Sergeantsville, NJ
RS: Rob Silverberg,  WCUW, Worcester MA
RT: Raul Tejeiro, Cabildo-Mas, Montevideo URY
RW: Rein Wortelboer, Radio Venray, NLD
SB: Stu D Baker, KRXS, Globe/Phoenix AZ
S&D: Steve Scott & Denise DeLeon, KNMX, Las Vegas, NM
SC: Jim Beal Jr (Señor Crusty), KSYM, San Antonio TX
SG: Steve Gardner,  WXDU, Durham NC
SH: Steve Hathaway, KKUP, Cupertino CA
SJ: Suzanne Jameson, KXCI, Tuscon AZ
SM: Susanne Millsaps, KRCL, Salt Lake City UT
SMJ: Steve Jerrett, KOPN, Columbia MO
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
TO: Theo Oldenburg, Radio Winschoten, Holland NLD
TS: Ted Smouse, Radio Del Ray, Washington 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
WR: Wesley Robertson, KVMR, Nevada City CA
WT: Doug Tucker,  KWVA, Eugene OR

FAR is compiled by John Conquest for 3rd Coast Music Magazine.   ©2002 John Conquest


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