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No Depression Top 40 Retail Chart - Retail Chart from Issue #22 July-Aug 1999

No Depression Top 40 Retail Chart

1 Wilco, Summerteeth (Reprise)
2 Steve Earle & the Del McCoury Band, The Mountain (E-Squared)
3 Lucinda Williams, Car Wheels On A Gravel Road (Mercury)
4 Kelly Willis, What I Deserve (Rykodisc)
5 Harris/Ronstadt/Parton, Trio II (Asylum)
6 Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Echo (Warner Bros.)
7 Tom Waits, Mule Variations (Epitaph)
8 Mike Ness, Cheating At Solitaire (Time Bomb)
9 Old 97′s, Fight Songs (Elektra)
10 Alejandro Escovedo, Bourbonitis Blues (Bloodshot)
11 Joe Henry, Fuse (Mammoth)
12 Billy Bragg & Wilco, Mermaid Avenue (Elektra)
13 Beth Orton, Central Reservation (Arista)
14 Ricky Skaggs, Ancient Tones (Skaggs Family)
15 Ani DiFranco, Up Up Up Up Up Up (Righteous Babe)
16 Tom Russell, The Man From God Knows Where (HighTone)
17 Van Morrison, Back On Top (Point Blank)
18 Lyle Lovett, Step Inside This House (Curb/MCA)
19 Del McCoury Band, The Family (Ceili)
20 David Wilcox, Underneath (Vanguard)
21 Lucinda Williams, self-titled (Koch)
22 Son Volt, Wide Swing Tremolo (Warner Bros.)
23 Bonnie Prince Billy, I See A Darkness (Palace)
24 Johnny Cash, Man In Black (Columbia)
25 Paul Westerberg, Suicaine Gratification (Capitol)
26 Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys, Radio Favorites (HighTone)
27 Stacey Earle, Simple Gearle (Gearle)
28 Waco Brothers, WacoWorld (Bloodshot)
29 Terry Allen, Salivation (Sugar Hill)
30 Lucy Kaplansky, Ten Year Night (Red House)
31 Baseboard Heaters, Seeing Red (Starpool)
32 Susan Tedeschi, Just Won’t Burn (Tone Cool)
33 Latin Playboys, Dose (Atlantic)
34 Beck, Mutations (Geffen/Bongload)
35 Cheryl Wheeler, Sylvia Hotel (Philo)
36 Pete Krebs & Gossamer Wings, Sweet Ona Rose (Cavity Search)
37 Bruce Springsteen, 18 Tracks (Columbia)
38 Damnations TX, Half Mad Moon (Sire)
39 Bob Dylan, Live 1966: The “Royal Albert Hall” Concert (Columbia/Legacy)
40 Leann Atherton, Lady Liberty (Steppin’ Stone)

Reporting Stores: Aardvark Records (Bloomington, MN), Amoeba Music (San Francisco, CA), Aron’s Records (Los Angeles, CA), Bibelot Music (Baltimore, MD), Book Cellar (Waupaca, WI), Cactus Music & Video (Houston, TX), CD Central (Lexington, KY), CD Spectrum (Conifer, CO), Cellophane Square (Seattle, Bellevue, Bellingham, WA), Country Rock Specialisten (Gothenburg, Sweden), Disc Exchange (Knoxville, TN), Down Home Music (El Cerrito, CA), Ear X-Tacy (Louisville, KY), Ernie November #1 (Sioux Falls, SD), House Of Records (Eugene, OR), Joseph-Beth (Lexington, KY), The Last Unicorn (New Hartford, NY), Local Flavor (Austin, TX), Locals Only (Portland, OR), Lou’s Records, (Encinitas, CA), Mad City Music (Madison, WI), Main Street Music (Philadelphia, PA), Maximum Music (San Rafael, CA), Miles Of Music (mail order), Music Millennium (Portland, OR), New World Record (Buffalo, NY), Olsson’s Books & Records (Rockville, MD), Park Ave. CD (Winter Park, FL), Phil’s CDs (Ft. Thomas, KY), Plan 9 (Richmond, Charlottsville, Harrisonburg, VA), Premier CDs (Pittsburgh, PA), Rebop (Ithaca, NY), Record Archive (Rochester, NY), Rockabillys (Shelby Township, MI), Sal’s Music Emporium (Iowa City, IA), Sounds Familiar (Myrtle Beach, SC), Street Side Records (St. Louis, MO), Twist And Shout (Denver, CO), Uncle Buck’s (Oxford, MS), Village Records (Shawnee, KS), Virgin Megastore (Denver, CO), Wherehouse #8020 (Friendswood, TX), Wildman Steve’s Records (Auburn, AL), Wuxtry Records (Decatur, GA).

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