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  1. Kelly Hogan & The Pine Valley Cosmonauts: Beneath The Country Underdog (Bloodshot) *AB/*TJ/*DTh/*CW

  2. Moon Mullican & The Showboys: Showboy Special (Westside) *KC/*DF

  3. Ray Condo & His Ricochets: High & Wild (Joaquin) *MT/*JZ
    Jimmie Dale Gilmore: One Endless Night (Windcharger) *BF

  4. Marti Brom & Her Barnshakers: Snake Ranch (Goofin’) *JE/*KF

  5. Steve Earle: Transcendental Blues (E-Squared) *WR/*LW
    Ruthie & The Wranglers: Live At Chick Hall’s Surf Club (Lasso) *PP/*RS

  6. James Hand: Evil Things (Cold Spring) *JHo

  7. Susanna Van Tassel: The Heart I Wear (SVT) *JHa

  8. Peter Case: Flying Saucer Blues (Vanguard) *SG/*ST
    Neko Case & Her Boyfriends: Furnace Room Lullaby (Bloodshot) *CZ
    Todd Snider: Happy To Be Here (Oh Boy) *KR

  9. Patty Booker: I Don’t Need All That (PMS) *RM
    The Hollisters: Sweet Inspiration (Hightone) *LB

  10. BR5-49: Coast to Coast (Arista) *RJ

  11. Anna Fermin’s Trigger Gospel: Things To Come (sighlow)
    The Starlight Drifters: Every Note A Pearl (Dyna Electro) *GS
    Dave Stuckey & The Rhythm Gang: Get A Load Of This (HMG)
    Justin Treviño: Loud Music & Strong Wine (Neon Nightmare)

  12. Terri Hendrix: Places In Between (Wilory) *JB
    Peter Keane: Another Kind Of Blue (Broken White) *DJ
    Li’l Mo & The Monicats: Hearts In My Dreams (Passin Fancy)
    Mark David Manders: Chili Pepper Sunset (Blind Nello) *MM
    Kimmie Rhodes: Rich From The Journey (Sunbird)

  13. 16 Horsepower: Secret South (Glitterhouse) *AL
    Big In Iowa: Bangin’ ‘N’ Knockin’ (Immigrant) *PD
    The Blacks: Just Like Home (Bloodshot)
    Chicken Couple DeVille: Drinkin Songs & Smokin Guitars (Stompometer)
    Nick Curran: Fixin’ Your Head (Texas Jamboree) *VL
    Cornell Hurd Band: At Large (Behemoth) *JS
    James Intveld: Somewhere Down The Road (Mollenaart) *KD
    One-Eyed Cat: Nasty Shake (One Eyed Cat) *ER
    Eddie Pennington w/Cary Black: Just My Style (Bee/Nephi) *EB
    Dale Peterson: Full Circle (Rebecca) *JP
    Wilson Pickett: It’s Harder Now (Bullseye) *DO
    Jon Randall: Willin’ (Eminent) *RW
    Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers: Everybody’s Talking About Miss Thing (Fat Note) *BC
    Terry Smith: Texas Roots (Rhinestone) *BWs
    The Starliners: Rhythm Round-Up (Aloha) *SH
    Otha Turner & The Afrossippi All-Stars: From Senegal To Seatobia (Birdman) *BWg
    Hank Williams III: Risin' Outlaw (Curb) *TG

  14. Bad Livers: Blood & Mood (Sugar Hill)
    Craig Chambers: West By Southwest (WR)
    Blaze Foley : Live At The Austin Outhouse (Lost Art)
    Mary Gauthier: Drag Queens In Limousines (In The Black)
    Jim Roll: Lunette (New West)
    Jerry Sires & The Bucolic Plague: Looking For A Good Time (Twang & Swang)

  15. Tom Armstrong: Sings Heart Songs (Carswell)
    The Brooklyn Cowboys: Doin’ Time On Planet Earth (Leep)
    Macon Grayson: Miles From Here
    Corey Harris & Henry Butler: Vudu Menz (Alligator)
    Hawkshaw Hawkins: I’m A Rattlesnakin’ Daddy (Westside)
    Claire Lynch: Love Light (Rounder)
    Marah: Kids In Philly (E-Squared)
    Tom O’Brien & Darrell Scott: Real Time (Howdy)
    Cary Swinney: Martha (Johnson Grass)
    Tarbox Ramblers (Rounder)
    VA: The I-10 Chronicles (Back Porch/Virgin)
    VA: The Big D Jamboree (Dragon Street)
    Randy Weeks: Madeline (Hightone)

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). 

AB: Allen Baekeland, CJSW, Canada
EB: Erika Brady, WKYU, KY
JB: Jim Beal Jr,  KSYM, TX
BC: Bill Conner, KNBT, TX
KC: Kay Clements, KWMR, CA
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
KF: Kirsty Fitzsimons, Anna Livia, Ireland
SG: Steve Gardner,  WXDU, NC
TG: Thomas Greener,  KVMR, CA
CH: Clint Holley, WERE, OH
JHa: John Hauser,  KOOP, TX
JHo: Jamie Hoover,  KGLP, NM
SH: Steve Hathaway, KKUP, CA
WH: Wade Hockett,  KBOO, OR
DJ: David John,  KTRU, TX
RJ: Rik James, KGLT, MT
TJ: Tom Jackson,  WLUW, IL
AL: Aleksandar Lazarevic, Radio M+, Yugoslavia
BL: Billy Lee, NEAR/Caroline, Ireland
VL: Vida Lee, KKUP, CA
MM: Mark Mundy, KNON, TX
RM: Rod Moag, KOOOP, TX
DN: Doug Neal,  WDBM, MI
DO: Dan Orange, KZSC, CA
JO: Joe O’Rourke, WRNX, MA
JP: Jana Pendragon KXLU, CA
PP: Professor Purple,  KZMU, UT
RP: Ray Pieters, Radio Milo, Belgium
JR: John Roths, KEOS, TX
KR: Kim Rogers, KVMR, CA
WR: Wesley Robertson, KVMR, CA
ER: Eddie Russell,  RPEM/JRRI
GS: Gerd Stassen, UKW, Germany
JS: Johnny Simmons,  KUSP, CA
PS: Peter Schiffman, KDVS, CA
RS: Rob Silverberg,  WCUW, MA
DT: Dwight Thurston,  WWUH, CT
DTu: Doug Tucker,  KWVA, OR
MT: Mike Trynosky,  WCNI, CT
ST: Steve Terrell, KSFR, NM
BWg: Bill Wagman, KDVS, CA
BWs: Barry Wass, Epping, VIC, Australia
CW: Chad Williams, WCBN, MI
GW: Gus T Williker, KCR, CA
LW: Larry Weir,  KDHX, MO
RW: Rein Wortelboer, Venray, The Netherlands
CZ: Carl Zimring, WRCT, PA
JZ: Jon Ziegler, WMSE, WI

FAR is compiled by John Conquest for 3rd Coast Music Magazine.   ©2000 John Conquest

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