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FAR & AWAY: BEST OF 2005

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Last Month
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James Talley: Got No Bread, No Milk, No Money, But We Sure Got A Lot Of Love (Cimarron) *BW/*CP/*MB/*MR/*RH/*TJ
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The Gibson Brothers: Red Letter Day (Sugar Hill) *BL/*EB/*GS/*PP/*RV/*RW
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BR-549: Dog Days (Dualtone) *DS/*JD/*MA/*TG/*TM
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Lucky Tomblin Band: In A Honky Tonk Mood (Texas World) *B&C/*BR/*TR
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Nancy Apple & Rob McNurlin: River Road or Rail (Ringo) *AA/*KD
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David Rodriguez: Proud Heart (Recovery) *RS
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Caroline Aiken: Are We There Yet, Mama? (self) *DN/*TF
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The Gourds: Heavy Ornamentals (Eleven Thirty) *JM/*NA/*RC
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Jeff Talmadge: Blissville (Corazong) *AN/*BB/*DY
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Roseanne Cash: Black Cadillac (Capitol) *AB/*LW
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Claude Diamond: Highway Of Life (Vettset) *DC/*EW
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Lee Rocker: Racin' The Devil (Alligator) *JT
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Andrew T Hunt: Broken Wheel (Haydens Ferry) *JP/*3RC
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Alastair Moock: Let It Go (Corazong) *KB
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Dale Watson: Heeah!! (Continental Song City/Koch) *KF
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Ryan Adams: 29 (Lost Highway) *CF/*N&T
Marty Stuart: Badlands; Ballads Of The Lakota (Universal South) *BH
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The Coming Grass: Beauty Of A Heart (Velvet Ed) *FD
Rick Shea & The Losing End: Bound For Trouble (Tres Pescadores)
Brock Zeman & The Dirty Hands (self) *JB/*T&J
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Neil Young: Prairie Wind (Reprise) *DJ
Merle Haggard: Chicago Wind (Capitol) *OO
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Martí Brom Sings Heartache Numbers (Goofin’ [Finland])
Frog Holler: Haywire (Zo Bird)
Bobby Earl Smith: Turn Row Blues (Muleshoe)
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VA: Our New Orleans 2005 (Nonesuch) *SC
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Dave Desmelik: When Your Eyes Are Closed (self) *MP
David Holt: Let It Side (High Windy) *FW
Railroad Earth: Elko (SCI Fidelity) *WR
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Abi Tapia: One Foot Out The Door (Abi Tapia) *JW
VA: A Case for Case: Tribute To Peter Case (Hungry For Music) *T&C
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Brian Keane: I Ain't Even Lonely (Mix-O-Rama) *DA
The Subdudes: Behind The Levee (Back Porch) *KR
Cary Swinney: Big Shots (Johnson Grass Music) *MF
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Alejandro Escovedo String Quintet: Room of Songs (More Miles Than Money)
Blaze Foley: Wanted More Dead Than Alive (Waddell Hollow) *DP
Darden Smith: Field Of Crows (Dualtone)
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Albert & Gage: Cry Love (MoonHouse)
Bobby Bare: The Moon Was Blue (Dualtone) *FS
Cherryholmes (Skaggs Family) *CL
Hem: No Word From Tom (Nettwerk) *MDT
Little Rachel: 'Cause I Feel Good (self) *LG
JP McDermott: Last Fool Here (Shower-Tone) *JF
James McMurtry: Childish Things (Compadre) *SB
Billy Joe Shaver: The Real Deal (Compadre) *CS
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Laura Boosinger: Let Me Linger (Laura's Label) *RJ
Frank Carillo & the Bandoleros: Bad Out There (Jezebel) *GM
Dan Cooper: Made of Mud (King Easy) *BP
Pupy Costello & His Big City Honky Tonk: Beer Drinking Songs (self) *JZ
Chris Cotton: I Watched The Devil Die (Yellow Dog) *ND
Determined Luddites: String Theory (Escape Goat) *SMJ
Amber Digby: Music From The Honky Tonks (Yellow Rose) *MM
The Domino Kings: Some Kind Of Sign (HighTone) *HT
Dusty Chance & The All Nighters: The Real Deal (Wild) *DV
Elliott BROOD: Ambassador (Six Shooter) *SR
Ronny Elliott: Valentine Roadkill (Blue Heart) *TA
Jen Foster: The Underdogs (American Garage) *JMB
Four Dead Batteries; Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Hightone)
Freda & The Firedogs (Plug) *CR
Hooverville: Follow That Trail Of Dust Back Home (Back Up & Push) *RMP
Elana James: Top Secret Illegal Bootleg Sampler (self) *MT
Fern Jones: The Glory Road ( Numero Group) *KC
Korby Lenker: King Of Hearts (Singular) *KM
John Long: Lost & Found (DeltaGroove) *HP
Bob Malone: Born Too Late (Delta Moon) *JA
Shannon McNally: Geronimo (Back Porch) *ES
Chris Mills: The Wall to Wall Session (Ernest Jenning) *DF
Graham Parker: 2000 Funerals (Bloodshot) *BK
Rod Picott: Travel Log; Live 2005 (Echotunes) *CF
Justin Rutledge & The Junction Forty: No Never Alone (self) *RA
Six Mile Grove: Bumper Crop (self) *JS
Skydiggers Cash Brothers (self) *JR
Eddie Spaghetti : Old No 2 (Mid-Fi) *DN
The Legend of Johnny Cash (Hip-O) *MN
VA: American Primitive Vol. 2 (Revenant) *R78
VA: Heartworn Highways (HackTone/Shout! Factory) *BS
Dar Williams: My Better Self (Razor & Tie) *SM

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 six albums they took most pleasure in playing, one of which can be their Album of the Month (designated by a * and their initials). 


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