Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 11924 airplays.

  1: "Bluegrass Sessions," Bela Fleck (61)
        "Blue Mountain Hop" (14)
        "Polka On The Banjo" (6)
        "When Joy Kills Sorrow" (6)
        "Buffalo Nickel" (5)
        "Do You Have Room?" (5)
        "Home Sweet Home" (4)
        "Over Grown Waltz" (4)
        "Foggy Mountain Special" (3)
        "Ode To Earl" (3)
        "Dark Circles" (2)
        "Maura On A Bicycle, Stout And Molasses" (2)
        "Spanish Point" (2)
        "Clarinet Polka"
        "Old Jellico/Etc"
        "Plunky's Lament"
        "Valley Of The Rogue"
  2: "Sparrow's Wing," Garnet Rogers (48)
        "Under The Summer Moonlight" (12)
        "All That Is" (7)
        "Next Turn Of The Wheel" (6)
        "Cricket Dance" (5)
        "Edge Of The Earth" (5)
        "Sparrow's Wing" (4)
        "These Broken Hills" (3)
        "Threshold" (3)
        "Come Again"
        "Cricket Dance/Next Turn Of The Wheel"
  3: "Forget About It," Alison Krauss (43)
        "Never Got Off The Ground" (13)
        "Forget About It" (6)
        "Could You Lie" (5)
        "Dreaming My Dreams With You" (4)
        "Ghost In This House" (4)
        "Stay" (4)
        "Can You Lie" (2)
        "Empty Hearts"
        "It Don't Matter Now"
        "It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference"
        "That Kind Of Love"
  4: "Traveler's Code," Darryl Purpose (41)
        "Mr. Schwinn" (11)
        "Ring On My Hand" (7)
        "For The Story" (5)
        "Last Great Kiss Of The 20th Century" (5)
        "Smoke And Mirrors" (4)
        "True As The River" (3)
        "Child Of Hearts" (2)
        "Traveler's Code" (2)
  5: "Meet Me By The Moonlight," Dudley Connell And Don Rigsby (39)
        "Orphan Girl" (6)
        "Rollin' On" (6)
        "Good-Bye Maggie" (5)
        "I'm Troubled, I'm Troubled" (5)
        "Meet Me By The Moonlight" (5)
        "Dark And Thorny" (3)
        "Old Ship Of Zion" (3)
        "Short Life Of Trouble" (3)
        "Dying Boys Prayer"
        "Jealous Lover"
        "Oh Lovin Babe"
  6: "The Crossing," Tim O'Brien (38)
        "Down In The Willow Garden" (6)
        "Ireland's Green Shore" (6)
        "The Mountaineer Is Always Free" (6)
        "Wagoner's Lad" (5)
        "Kid On The Mountain" (3)
        "Wandering" (3)
        "Into The West" (2)
        "John Riley" (2)
        "Rod Mcneil" (2)
        "Lost Little Children"
        "Talking Cavan"
        "Yew Piney Mountain And Dusty Miller / Wandering"
  7: "Breaking Down To 3," Dave Moore (37)
        "Mr. Music" (13)
        "Magic Dust" (6)
        "Down To The River" (5)
        "Midnight" (3)
        "Big Drafty House" (2)
        "Big Fool For You" (2)
        "Let's Take Our Time And Do It Right" (2)
        "Me Music"
        "Mister Music"
        "Painting This Room"
        "Sharks Don't Sleep"
  8: "Crash Course In Roses," Catie Curtis (36)
        "Magnolia Street" (5)
        "What's The Matter" (5)
        "Hundred Miles" (4)
        "Roses" (4)
        "World Don't Owe Me" (4)
        "Burn Your Own House Down" (3)
        "I'll Cover You" (3)
        "Gave Me Love / World Don't Owe Me" (2)
        "Start Again" (2)
        "Fusco's Song"
        "Look At You Now"
        "Stay Up All Night"
        "Wise To The Ways"
  9: "High Lonesome," Longview (34)
        "Windy Mountain" (8)
        "High Lonesome" (4)
        "Leavin' Tennessee" (4)
        "Listen To My Hammer Ring" (4)
        "Ballad Of Maudie Dawson" (3)
        "I'm Going Home Again" (3)
        "Little Annie" (3)
        "Angels Are Sining In Heaven Tonight"
        "He'll Save Your Soul Yet"
        "I'll Love You 'til The Day I Die"
        "Voice Of My Savior"
        "Where The Dim Lights Are The Dimmest"
 10: "Tornado In Slo Mo," Darcie Deaville (33)
        "Catch The Ball" (5)
        "Icy Barrel Of A Loaded Gun" (5)
        "Who Needs You" (5)
        "Tornado In Slo Mo" (4)
        "Blackbird On The Runway/Dalmation On The Roof" (3)
        "Chain Of Love" (3)
        "When I Was A Child" (3)
        "Goin' Back Home" (2)
        "Running" (2)
        "Picture Of A Dream/Icy Mountain"
 11: "Blue Highway," Blue Highway (32)
        "Born With A Hammer In My Hand" (10)
        "Lonesome Hearted Blues" (6)
        "Lonely Old Town" (4)
        "Clay And Ottie" (3)
        "I Hung My Head" (3)
        "Don't Come Out Of The Hole" (2)
        "Troubles Up And Down The Road" (2)
        "It Wasnt You"
        "Man Of Constant Sorrow"
 11: "Rosaryville," Kate Campbell (32)
        "Fade To Blue" (6)
        "Rosa's Coronas" (6)
        "In My Mother's House" (5)
        "Porcelain Blue" (5)
        "Rosaryville" (3)
        "Heart Of Hearts" (2)
        "Look Away" (2)
        "Rosemary" (2)
        "Ave Maria Grotto"
 13: "You'll Never Be The Sun," Lynn Morris (31)
        "You'll Never Be The Sun" (6)
        "Likes Of You" (5)
        "Love Beyond" (3)
        "Thy Burdens Are Freater Than Mine" (3)
        "Wrong Road Again" (3)
        "Scraps From Your Table" (2)
        "Seventeen Cents" (2)
        "Thy Burdens Are Greater Than Mine" (2)
        "Del Mccoury Band/The Family/Nashville Cats"
        "Destination Love"
        "Long Train Of Fools"
 14: "One Night," Greg Brown (29)
        "Canned Goods" (11)
        "Dream On" (4)
        "Never Shine Sun" (3)
        "Downtown" (2)
        "Every Street In Town" (2)
        "Heart Of My Country" (2)
        "Love Is A Chain" (2)
        "Waiting" (2)
 15: "Ancient Tones," Ricky Skaggs (28)
        "Walls Of Time" (12)
        "Mighty Dark To Travel" (5)
        "Carolina Mountain Home" (3)
        "I Believed In You, Darlin'" (2)
        "Lonesome Tonight" (2)
        "Boston Boy"
        "How Mountain Girls Can Love"
        "Little Bessie"
        "Pig In A Pen"
 15: "Bleecker Street," Various Artists (28)
        "Last Thing On My Mind," Cry Cry Cry (9)
        "Thirsty Boots," John Gorka (4)
        "Bleecker Street," Jonatha Brooke (3)
        "Everybody's Talkin'," Patty Larkin (3)
        "My Back Pages," Marshall Crenshaw (2)
        "No Regrets," Curtis Singers (2)
        "Pack Up Your Sorrows," Loudon Wainwright And Iris Dement (2)
        "Darling Be Home Soon," Jules Shear
        "Pack Up Your Troubles," Loudon Wainwright Iii And Iris Dement
        "Since You've Asked," Beth Nielson Chapman
 15: "Laurie Lewis And Her Bluegrass Pals," Laurie Lewis (28)
        "Tall Pines" (7)
        "Blow, Big Wind" (6)
        "Beyond The River Bend" (4)
        "Going To The West" (3)
        "When I Get Home" (3)
        "Hard Luck And Trouble" (2)
        "Stepping Stones" (2)
        "Acony Bell"
 18: "Here I Stand," Oysterband (25)
        "This Is The Voice" (5)
        "After Rain" (3)
        "Street Of Dreams" (3)
        "Cello Drop" (2)
        "In Your Eyes" (2)
        "Jump Through The Fire" (2)
        "On The Edge/In Your Eyes/After Rain" (2)
        "Time Of Her Own" (2)
        "I Know Its Mine"
        "Someone You Might Have Been"
        "This Town"
 18: "There Was A Time," Knots And Crosses (25)
        "Train Song" (7)
        "Adore" (3)
        "Waiting For You" (3)
        "Walking On A Wire" (3)
        "Annetta's Bookcase" (2)
        "Apparations" (2)
        "Concrete Smile"
        "Creatures Of Habit"
        "Dark Cloud"
        "Moment Of Mercy"
 20: "Mysterious Light," Don Conoscenti (24)
        "Mysterious Light" (6)
        "Ariana" (4)
        "Drink Another Round" (3)
        "Hour In Texarkana Girls With Guitars" (3)
        "Anastasia" (2)
        "Truth Is" (2)
        "Just Like Jim Brown"
        "Piano 2 / Mysterious Light"
        "Piano, Number 2 And Truth Is"
        "Relative Thing"
 20: "Sylvia Hotel," Cheryl Wheeler (24)
        "But The Days And Nights Are Long" (3)
        "If It Were Up To Me" (3)
        "Potato" (3)
        "Right Way To Do The Wrong Thing" (3)
        "Unworthy" (3)
        "His Hometown" (2)
        "Lighting Up The Mighty Mississippi" (2)
        "Rainy Road Into Atlanta" (2)
        "Sylvia Hotel" (2)
 22: "Common Ground," Blueridge (23)
        "Katies Winter Love" (6)
        "Talk It Out" (4)
        "Appalachian Queen" (3)
        "Highway Bound" (3)
        "I Dont Know Why"
        "It S So Cold"
        "New Road"
        "No Sad Goodbyes"
        "Rosa Lee"
        "Shoot The Moon"
        "Sugar Coated Love"
 22: "Mule To Ride," Tara Nevins (23)
        "Troubles" (5)
        "Sittin' On Top Of The World" (3)
        "Fall On Your Knees" (2)
        "Hell Broke Loose In Georgia" (2)
        "John Henry" (2)
        "Over My Shoulder" (2)
        "3 Wheel Drive"
        "Darling Corey"
        "Lee Highway Blues"
        "Lost John"
        "Pig In The Pen"
        "Raleigh And Spencer"
        "Sweet Sensations"
 22: "Tall Tales," Hot Club Of Cowtown (23)
        "Red Hot Mama" (3)
        "Sally Goodin" (3)
        "Darling, You And I Are Through" (2)
        "I Can't Tame Wild Women" (2)
        "Polkadots And Moonbeams" (2)
        "There'll Be Some Changes Made" (2)
        "You Can't Take It With You" (2)
        "Always And Always"
        "Bonaparte's Retreat"
        "Draggin The Bow"
        "I Laugh When I Think How I Cried"
        "I Laugh When I Think Of How I Cried Over You"
        "Joe-Bob Rag"
 25: "The Mountain," Steve Earle And The Del McCoury Band (22)
        "Texas Eagle" (11)
        "Carrie Brown" (2)
        "Pilgrim," Steve Earl And The Del Mccoury Band (2)
        "Connemara Breakdown"
        "I'm Still In Love With You"
        "Lenny's Dustbowl Blues"
        "Texas Eagel"
        "Yours Forever Blue"
 26: "Family," Del McCoury Band (21)
        "Nashville Cats" (7)
        "Get Down On Your Knees" (5)
        "Backslidin' Blues" (2)
        "City Of Stone" (2)
        "Far Cry" (2)
        "Cryin Heart Blues"
        "Don't You Think It's Time To Go"
        "Red Eyes On A Mad Dog"
 26: "Now's The Time," Stephan Smith (21)
        "Now's The Time" (4)
        "All Together Now" (3)
        "Ballad Of Abner Louima" (3)
        "I Need To Know" (2)
        "It's Just Gonna Take Everyone" (2)
        "Chickadee Boom"
        "Hopelessly And Endlessly In Love With You"
        "Mean Mogul"
        "Media Mogul"
        "Oh Death"
        "Peace On Earth"
        "West Kentucky"
 28: "When I Go," Dave Carter With Tracy Grammer (20)
        "When I Go" (6)
        "Little Liza Jane" (4)
        "Annie's Lover" (2)
        "Grand Prairie, TX Homesick Blues" (2)
        "River, Where She Sleeps" (2)
        "Elvis Presley"
        "Grand Prarie, TX"
        "Kate And Ghost Of Lost Love"
        "Kate And The Ghost"
 28: "Crusades Of The Restless Knights," Ray Wylie Hubbard (20)
        "Conversation With The Devil" (5)
        "Crows" (3)
        "Lovers In Your Dreams" (3)
        "There Are Some Days" (3)
        "This River Runs Red" (3)
        "Messenger" (2)
        "Red Dress"
 28: "Steady Steady Yes," Annie Gallup (20)
        "3 Photographs" (4)
        "Anything Is Possible" (3)
        "If I Loved You" (3)
        "James" (3)
        "Circle" (2)
        "Howling In The Distance" (2)
        "Steady, Steady, Yes" (2)
        "Jack Mcgraw"
 31: "Cry Cry Cry," Dar Williams, Lucy Kaplansky And Richard Shindell (19)
        "Cold Missouri Waters" (6)
        "By Way Of Sorrow" (4)
        "Lord I Have Made You A Place In My Heart" (3)
        "Kid" (2)
        "Speaking With The Angel" (2)
        "Northern Cross"
 31: "Shine Eyed Mister Zen," Kelly Joe Phelps (19)
        "House Carpenter" (5)
        "Dock Boggs Country Blues" (3)
        "Goodnight Irene" (3)
        "River Rat Jimmy" (2)
        "Train Carried My Girl From Town" (2)
        "Capman Bootman"
        "Hobo's Song"
        "Wandering Away"
 31: "Sleepless," Kate Rusby (19)
        "Cobbler's Daughter" (5)
        "All God's Angels" (2)
        "Fairest Of All Yarrow" (2)
        "Sleepless Sailor" (2)
        "Duke And The Tinker"
        "Our Town"
        "Sho Heen"
        "Sweet Bride"
        "This Town"
        "Unquiet Grave"
        "What Is Keeping My True Love This Night?"
        "Wild Goose"
 31: "Too Much Fun!," Holy Modal Rounders (19)
        "Bad Boy" (3)
        "Euphoria" (3)
        "Antoinette" (2)
        "Bonaparte's Retreat" (2)
        "Little Girl And The Dreadful Snake" (2)
        "Violets So Blue" (2)
        "Happy Rolling Cowboy"
        "New John The Revelator"
        "Sail Away Ladies"
        "Tea Song"
        "Year Of Jubilo"
 35: "10 Year Night," Lucy Kaplansky (17)
        "One Good Reason" (5)
        "10 Year Night" (3)
        "5 In The Morning" (3)
        "Child's Hands"
        "End Of The Day"
        "Just You Tonight"
        "Promise Me"
        "Somewhere Out There"
        "Turn The Lights Back On"
 35: "Broken Open," J.P. Jones (17)
        "My Old Home Town" (4)
        "Bold Troubadour" (2)
        "Hymn" (2)
        "If Pigs" (2)
        "If You Will Walk With Me" (2)
        "Moving Train" (2)
        "Poodles From Hell" (2)
        "In The Kingdom"
 35: "Calling On Love," Paul Kamm And Eleanore Macdonald (17)
        "To Lay Me Down" (4)
        "Calling On Love" (3)
        "Queen Of The Northern Lights" (3)
        "Broken Down On Easy Street" (2)
        "Last Tango In Paradise" (2)
        "Chasing The Storm"
        "Great Highway"
 35: "Cherry Blossoms In The Springtime," Jeanette Williams (17)
        "Break My Heart" (4)
        "In His Arms I'm Not Afraid" (4)
        "Cherry Blossoms In The Spring Time" (3)
        "Careful Of My Heart" (2)
        "What Will Become Of Me" (2)
        "Lonely Side Of Goodbye"
        "Your Last Mile"
 35: "Drive You Home Again," Chris Smither (17)
        "Drive You Home Again" (4)
        "No Love Today" (4)
        "Duncan And Brady" (2)
        "Don't Make Promises"
        "Get A Better One"
        "Hold On Ii"
        "Rattlesnake Preacher"
        "So Long"
        "Steel Guitar"
        "Tel Me Why You Love Me"
 35: "Gentleman Of Leisure," Jesse Winchester (17)
        "Club Manhattan" (3)
        "Freewheeler" (2)
        "No Pride At All" (2)
        "Wander My Way Home" (2)
        "Club Manhattan, Sweet Little"
        "Evil Angel"
        "Gentleman Of Leisure"
        "Just Because I'm In Love With You"
        "Sweet Little Shoe"
        "Sweet Loving Daddy"
        "That's What Makes You Strong"
        "You Tickle Me"
 35: "Ghost Towns," Guthrie Thomas (17)
        "I'll Be Lucky" (3)
        "Melissa" (3)
        "Captain Jack" (2)
        "I Can't Count The Times" (2)
        "Puppet On A String" (2)
        "If You've Got A Moment"
        "My Love Won't Fade Away"
        "Sweet Virginia"
        "You And Me"
 35: "Hell And Scissors," Rafe Stefanini (17)
        "Ducks On The Millpond" (3)
        "California Blues" (2)
        "Monkey On A String / Fish Upon The Hook" (2)
        "No Corn On The Tygart" (2)
        "Hell And Scissors"
        "Jake's Got A Bellyache"
        "Liza Jane," Rafe Stephanini
        "Lost Girl"
        "Nancy Rowlands"
        "Same Time Today As It Was Yesterday"
        "Uncle Charlie's Breakdown"
 35: "Laugh And Grow Fat," Ill-Mo Boys (17)
        "Gone Indian" (2)
        "Handsome Molly" (2)
        "Laugh And Grow Fat" (2)
        "All Around The Mountain"
        "Bob King's Tune"
        "Echoes Of The Ozarks"
        "Going Across The Sea"
        "In The Pines"
        "John Short's Tune"
        "Married Life Blues"
        "Nancy Jany"
        "Saddle Old Kate"
        "Shoot The Turkey Buzzard"
        "Texas Ranger"
 35: "The Man From God Knows Where," Tom Russell (17)
        "Acres Of Corn" (4)
        "Rider On An Orphan Train" (30
        "Mary Clare Malloy" (2)
        "Sitting Bull In Venice" (2)
        "Chickasaw County Jail"
        "Corn Fields," Iris Dement
        "Dement / Wayfarin Stranger," Tom Russell And Iris
        "Patrick Russell"
        "Throwin' Horseshoes At The Moon," Tom Russell W/Iris Dement
        "Wayfaring Stranger And Acres Of Corn"
 35: "Western Wall," Linda Ronstadt And Emmylou Harris (17)
        "Sisters Of Mercy" (5)
        "Western Wall" (4)
        "All I Left Behind" (2)
        "For A Dancer" (2)
        "Across The Border"
        "Falling Down"
        "Loving The Highwayman"
        "Sweet Spot"
 46: "3 Wishes," Erica Wheeler (16)
        "Onward From Here" (3)
        "Saturday" (3)
        "Casey, Illinois" (2)
        "Jack's Tavern" (2)
        "Nowhere To Go" (2)
        "January Wind"
        "Laying It Down"
 46: "Chestnuts," Harvey Reid (16)
        "Listen To The Mockingbird" (3)
        "Hard Times Come Again No More" (2)
        "Minstrel Boy" (2)
        "My Grandfather's Clock" (2)
        "Simple Gifts" (2)
        "Bill Bailey"
        "Gathering Flowers From The Hillside"
        "Old Black Crow"
        "Scarborough Fair"
        "Spinning Wheel"
 46: "Give Light," Magpie (16)
        "Power Of The Wind" (3)
        "For Real" (2)
        "There But For Fortune" (2)
        "Way Back Home" (2)
        "Bound For Freedom"
        "From The Heart"
        "Give Light," Mapie
        "Roll On Cuyahoga"
        "Safe Harbor"
        "Saro-Wiwa," Magpie And Kim And Reggie Harris
        "Water Fire And Smoke"
 46: "Vignettes," Winstons (16)
        "Bending Blades" (4)
        "Anything At All" (3)
        "Caroline And Ray" (2)
        "Heart Of Stone" (2)
        "Iris Alley" (2)
        "Vignettes" (2)
        "Leave The Hurt Behind"
 46: "Winding Through Life," Doyle Lawson And Quicksilver (16)
        "Seek Ye Out The Old Path" (4)
        "Do Right And Come Smiling Thru" (3)
        "Gladness, Pease And Love" (2)
        "Just Let Me Fly," Doyle Lawson (2)
        "Nothing Can Touch Me" (2)
        "Closer I Must Be"
        "Heaven Alone Will Satisfy Me"
        "River Of Tears"

These lists are compiled and posted to the FOLKDJ-L web site every month
(since October 1997).  The archive of past Top Album lists is also available
at (the official FOLKDJ-L web site).

The process of compiling the Top Albums list is automated (I do hand correct
some obvious errors and typos).  The results are based on playlists posted to
FOLKDJ-L during the calendar month.  I wrote a pair of programs that work
with the Eudora email program's filtering feature running under Microsoft
Windows NT.  One program parses each playlist as it comes in and adds it to
a spreadsheet.  The second program processes the spreadsheet into a readable
report.  Playlists have to include artist, song and album name (label is
optional) and be in a reasonably regular format for my program to be able to
parse them.  My programs wind up identifying about 60% of the songs actually

The Top Albums list is sorted in descending order by number of plays recorded
for each album.  Within an album, the number of times each track was played
is shown.  If a single DJ is the only one mostly playing an album, the count
of plays is adjusted downwards; otherwise the raw counts are used.  The
top 50 albums are listed.

Richard Gillmann                  
Monday "Lunch With Folks" Noon-3pm            
KBCS (91.3 FM) - Bellevue, WA