3rd Coast Music Magazine FREEFORM AMERICAN ROOTS CHART REAL MUSIC PLAYED FOR REAL PEOPLE BY REAL DJs
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    FAR #5 (DEC 99)  
  1999 FAR and Away List
  1. BLAZE FOLEY LIVE AT THE AUSTIN OUTHOUSE (Lost Art) *DJ/BF

  2. Marti Brom & Her Barnshakers: Snake Ranch (Goofin') *MT/PP

  3. Guy Clark: Cold Dog Soup (Sugar Hill)
    Roger Wallace: Hillbilly Heights (Texas Round-Up)
    Hank Williams III: Risin' Outlaw (Curb) *KD

  4. The Derailers: Full Western Dress (Sire) *PD
    The Very Best Of Robbie Fulks (Bloodshot) *SG
    Kristi Rose: This Is Pulp Country (Pulp Country) *DE
    Buddy Miller: Cruel Moon (Higbtone) *JS
    Sally Timms: Cowboy Sally's Twilight Laments (Bloodshot) *DT

  5. Brian Burns: Angels & Outlaws (Bandera) *LB
    Don Edwards: Saddle Songs (Western Jubilee/Shanachie) *ER
    Last Train Home: True North (Adult Swim) *JH
    Mike Ness: Under The Influences (Time Bomb)
    Rolling Hayseeds: No Place like Home (Record Cellar) *BC
    Three Bad Jacks: Made Of Stone (Boston Krown) *JE
    VA: Poor Little Knitter On The Road (Bloodshot) *TJ
    VA: Sunshine State Swing (Country Routes) *WH

ONE-OFFS

  • Johnny Allen: Essential Collection Vol 2;
  • Danny Bames And His Oft-Mended Rainment;
  • Belle Starr: Nobody You'd Know;
  • Bill & Audrey: Looking Back To See;
  • Norman Blake: Far Away, Down On A Georgia Farm;
  • Tanya Rae Brown: Meet The Mrs;
  • Ed Burleson: My Perfect World;
  • Rip Carson & The Twilight Trio;
  • Deke Dickerson & The Ecco-Fonics: More Million Sellers;
  • Richard Dobson: Global Village Garage;
  • Steve Earle: Exit 0;
  • Frog Holler:Adams Hotel Road;
  • Terri Hendrix: Wilory Farm;
  • J Byrd Hosch & The Kountry Kays: Cat O'Nine Tails;
  • Long John Hunter: Swingin' From The Rafters;
  • Josie Kreuzer: As Is;
  • Li'l Mo & The Monicats: Hearts in My Dream;
  • Dave Mallett: Ambition;
  • Beverly Mayes: Keep The Good Earth Whole;
  • T-Roy Miller: Junction Three-Twelve;
  • Brent Mitchell: FallenAngel Palace;
  • Dave Moore: Breaking Down To 3;
  • Teddy Morgan & The Pistolas: Lost Love & Highways;
  • Tom Morrell & The Time Warp Tophands: How The West Was Swung Vol 1;
  • BB Morris: Zeke & The Wheel;
  • Corey Morrow: The Man That I've Been;
  • The Best Of Norma Jean;
  • Hank Penny: Hollywood Western Swing, 1944-47;
  • Elvis Presley: 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong;
  • John Prine: In Spite Of Ourselves;
  • Ole Rasmussen: Sleepy Eyed John;
  • Leon Rausch: Close To You;
  • Red Dirt Rangers: Ranger's Command;
  • The Otis Redding Story;
  • Sawtooth: Sawtooth;
  • John Sebastian & The J Band: Chasin' Gus' Ghost;
  • Whitey Shafer: My Perfect World;.
  • Rick Shea: Shaky Ground;
  • Stop The Truck: Two Step Program;
  • Jim Stringer & The AM Band: Swangin';
  • Texas Belairs: Sons Of Preachers;
  • John Train: Angels Turned Thieves;
  • Trout Fishing In America: Closer To The Truth;
  • VA: Rockabilly Western Gospel Hynms;
  • VA: Tejano Country Christmas;
  • VA: Lone Star Stomp;
  • Dale Watson: People I've Known, Places I've Been;
  • The Essential Dottie West;
  • West Coast Pinups: Woman's Work;
  • Hank Williams: Live At The Grand Ole Opry

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). 

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
JE: Julie Espy, KUCI, CA
BF: Bill Frater, KRCB, CA
DF: Dan Ferguson, WRIU, RI
SG: Steve Gardner,  WXDU, NC
JH: Jamie Hoover,  KGLP, NM
JLH: John Hauser,  KOOP, TX
SH: Steve Hathaway, JJUP, CA
WH: Wade Hockett,  KBOO, OR
DJ: David John,  KTRU, TX
TJ: Tom Jackson,  WLUW, IL
JP: Jana Pendragon KXLU, CA
PP: Professor Purple,  KZMU, UT
ER: Eddie Russell,  RPEM/JRRI
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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