Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 10625 airplays.

  1: "Somewhere Near Paterson," Richard Shindell (77)
        "Transit" (13)
        "Wisteria" (11)
        "My Love Will Follow You" (9)
        "Confession" (7)
        "Waiting For The Storm" (7)
        "Calling The Moon" (6)
        "Spring" (6)
        "You Stay Here" (6)
        "Abuelita" (5)
        "Merritt Parkway 2 A.M." (4)
        "Grocer's Broom" (3)
  2: "Choice Picks," Various Artists (63)
        "Shoulder To Shoulder," Jerry Douglas (7)
        "Colleen Malone," Hot Rize (5)
        "Mama's Hand," Lynn Morris Band (5)
        "Cheek To Cheek With The Blues," Del McCoury Band (4)
        "Cold Virginia Night," Ronnie Bowman (4)
        "Get Up John," Ricky Skaggs And Kentucky Thunder (4)
        "Little Mountain Church," Doyle Lawson And Quicksilver (4)
        "One Tear," Bluegrass Album Band (4)
        "Blue Train," Nashville Bluegrass Band (3)
        "High Lonesome Sound," Vince Gill (3)
        "Lonesome Old Home," Longview (3)
        "Lonesome Standard Time," Larry Cordle (3)
        "Peewee And Fern," Claire Lynch (3)
        "Across The Miles," IIIrd Tyme Out (2)
        "Big Sandy River," Scott Vestal et al (2)
        "Travelin' This Lonesome Road," Peter Rowan et al (2)
        "Hobo Blues," Lonesome River Band
        "I've Got That Old Feeling," Alison Krauss
        "Lonesome Pine," Blue Highway
        "My Native Home," Nashville Bluegrass Band
        "Who Will Watch The Homeplace," L. Lewis
  3: "In The Company Of Strangers," Robin And Linda Williams (62)
        "So Long, See You Tomorrow" (9)
        "In The Company Of Strangers" (8)
        "Cold, Cold Heart" (7)
        "Hard Country" (7)
        "Perfect Country Song" (6)
        "Rumble" (6)
        "So It Go" (5)
        "Bar Band In Hillbilly Heaven" (4)
        "Allow It" (3)
        "Some Peculiar Beast" (2)
        "Sometime Tomorrow" (2)
        "This Is The Real Thing" (2)
        "Bar Band In A Hillbilly Band"
  4: "Little Lion," Brooks Williams (56)
        "Frenzy At The Feeder" (13)
        "Belfast Blues" (12)
        "O Leaozinho" (6)
        "Goodbye Walker Percy" (5)
        "Water Song" (5)
        "54-46 Was My Number" (3)
        "Asa Branca" (3)
        "Lizard Logic" (3)
        "Only For A Moment" (3)
        "Joyful Joyful"
        "What Wondrous Love"
  5: "Broke Down," Slaid Cleaves (53)
        "Broke Down" (9)
        "Breakfast In Hell" (6)
        "I Feel The Blues Moving In" (6)
        "One Good Year" (6)
        "This Morning I Am Born Again" (6)
        "Cold And Lonely" (5)
        "Key Chain" (5)
        "Lydia" (5)
        "Bring It On" (2)
        "Horseshoe Lounge" (2)
        "Down At The Horseshoe Lounge"
  6: "Ready To Go," Bryan Sutton (34)
        "Minor Swing" (5)
        "Smoky Mountain Memories" (5)
        "When Love Comes To Town" (4)
        "Brown County Breakdown" (3)
        "Decision At Glady Fork" (3)
        "Highland Rim" (3)
        "The Water Is Wide" (3)
        "Grover Glen" (2)
        "Tater Patch" (2)
        "Blue Night"
        "Good Deed"
        "Lady Be Good"
        "Walk Among The Woods"
  7: "Back Home Again," Rhonda Vincent (33)
        "Lonesome Wind Blues" (7)
        "Passing Of The Train" (6)
        "Jolene" (4)
        "Pretending I Don't Care" (4)
        "When I Close My Eyes" (3)
        "Little Angels" (2)
        "Out Of Hand" (2)
        "You're In My Heart" (2)
        "Keep Your Feet On The Ground"
        "Where No Cabins Fall"
        "You Don't Know How Lucky You Are"
  7: "The Grass Is Blue," Dolly Parton (33)
        "I Wonder Where You Are Tonight" (6)
        "Silver Dagger" (4)
        "Endless Stream Of Tears" (3)
        "Steady As The Rain" (3)
        "Cash On The Barrelhead" (2)
        "Few Old Memories" (2)
        "I Am Ready" (2)
        "I Still Miss Someone" (2)
        "I'm Gonna Sleep With One Eye Open" (2)
        "Train, Train" (2)
        "Travelin' Prayer" (2)
        "Will He Be Waiting For Me" (2)
        "The Grass Is Blue"
  9: "One Endless Night," Jimmie Dale Gilmore (32)
        "Darcy Farrow" (4)
        "Mack The Knife" (4)
        "No Lonesome Tune" (4)
        "Banks Of The Guadalupe" (3)
        "Goodbye Old Missoula" (3)
        "Ramblin' Man" (3)
        "Ripple" (3)
        "Blue Shadows" (2)
        "Defying Gravity" (2)
        "One Endless Night" (2)
        "I'm Just An Old Chunk Of Coal"
        "Your Love Is My Rest"
 10: "Cold Dog Soup," Guy Clark (28)
        "Fort Worth Blues" (7)
        "Indian Head Penny" (4)
        "Men Will Be Boys" (4)
        "Cold Dog Soup" (3)
        "Forever, For Always, For Certain" (3)
        "Bunkhouse Blues" (2)
        "Die Tryin'" (2)
        "Be Gone Forever"
        "Red River"
        "Water Under The Bridge"
 11: "October's Hill," Bill Staines (27)
        "Dear Friend" (6)
        "Ghost Towns" (3)
        "On The Road Again" (3)
        "Virginia's Reel" (3)
        "Games People Play" (2)
        "Gold Watch And Chain" (2)
        "Old City Jail" (2)
        "Some Distant Hill" (2)
        "Afternoon At Cohan's"
        "Love's Been Good To Me"
        "When I Hear The Music Play"
 12: "Lost In The Loop," Liz Carroll (26)
        "Sevens/Michael Kennedy's/The Cup Of Tea" (5)
        "Lost In The Loop" (3)
        "Old Maid Of Galway" (3)
        "Champaign Jig Goes To Columbia / Pat And Al's" (2)
        "Drunken Sailor / The Bag Of Spuds" (2)
        "Golden Legs / The Flogging Reel" (2)
        "Letter To Peter Pan" (2)
        "Silver Spear" (2)
        "Crow In The Sun"
        "Cup Of Tea"
        "Didda/Fly And Dodger"
        "See It There / Con Cassidy's"
        "Ugly Duckling"
 13: "Drag Queens In Limousines," Mary Gauthier (25)
        "I Drink" (6)
        "Our Lady Of The Shooting Stars" (4)
        "Different Kind Of Gone" (3)
        "Lifetime" (3)
        "Lucky Stars" (3)
        "Drag Queens In Limousines" (2)
        "Jackie's Train"
        "Karla Faye"
        "Slip Of The Tongue"
 13: "Primal Young," Steve Young (25)
        "Jig" (5)
        "Worker's Song" (5)
        "East Virginia" (4)
        "Blackland Farmer" (3)
        "Little Birdie" (2)
        "Scotland Is A Land" (2)
        "Clayton Delaney"
        "No Longer Will My Heart Be Truly Breaking"
        "Sometimes I Dream"
        "The Year That Clayton Delaney Died"
 13: "Racing Hearts," Al Petteway And Amy White (25)
        "Mariposa" (4)
        "Riding The River" (4)
        "Desert Dance" (3)
        "Hidden Wings" (2)
        "Morrison's Jig" (2)
        "Racing Hearts" (2)
        "She Moved Through The Faire" (2)
        "Giddy Gauntlet/Etc"
        "Giddy Gauntlet/The Gaudy Bauble"
        "Polly Vaughn"
        "Wallflower Waltz"
 16: "One Moment Of Grace," Night Sun (24)
        "Harvey And Louise" (4)
        "Parrish Waltz" (4)
        "I'll Hold On" (3)
        "One Moment Of Grace" (3)
        "Breathing" (2)
        "Didn't I Try" (2)
        "Camel In Nunuvut"
        "Fire Last Summer"
        "Old Woman"
        "One Night Too Many"
        "Summer Songs"
 16: "Quiet Eye," June Tabor (24)
        "I Will Put My Ship In Order" (6)
        "Pharoah" (6)
        "Water Is Wide/St. Agnes/Jeannie And Jamie" (3)
        "First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" (2)
        "Gardener" (2)
        "Out Of Winter-Waltzing's For Dreamers" (2)
        "Place Called England" (2)
        "I'll Be Seeing You"
 16: "There'll Always Be A Rocking Chair," David Parmley And Continental Divide (24)
        "There'll Always Be A Rocking Chair" (8)
        "Are You Ever Gonna Settle Down" (3)
        "Murder In The Fist Degree" (3)
        "She's A Country Girl" (2)
        "Whistle Pig" (2)
        "40 Years Ago"
        "I Ain't Leavin'"
        "I Never Go Round Mirrors"
        "I've Heard The Wind Blow"
        "Mountain Laurel"
        "No One Here To Love Me Now"
 19: "Truth Of A Woman," Kristina Olsen (23)
        "Big O" (4)
        "If I Stayed" (4)
        "Spend The Whole Night With You" (4)
        "Part Time Love" (3)
        "Yellow Piper" (3)
        "Phoebe's Iceberg" (2)
        "Headlights On The Highway"
        "If I Were To Stay"
        "Rainy Night In Chinatown"
 19: "You Can't Relive The Past," Eric Anderson (23)
        "Eyes Of The Immigrant" (6)
        "Night Train" (3)
        "Road" (3)
        "You Can't Relive The Past" (3)
        "Cold Country" (2)
        "Meadowlark" (2)
        "Every Once In A Pale Blue Moon"
        "Gonna Go Crazy"
        "Immigrant Song"
 21: "Jack Of Fools," Ben Demerath (22)
        "Every Shade Of Blue" (7)
        "Farewell, Farewell" (3)
        "Jack Of Fools" (2)
        "Man Of Constant Sorrow" (2)
        "No Need" (2)
        "Your Town" (2)
        "Father Stars"
        "Little One"
        "Wings On Your Shoulders"
 21: "Long Expectant Comes At Last," Cathal McConnell (22)
        "Banks Of Strathdon" (5)
        "There's The Day" (4)
        "Bonnie Wee Lass O' The Glen" (2)
        "Big John's Hard Jig/Mama's Boy"
        "Bloomin' Bright Star Of Bellisle"
        "Crowlley's And O'rourk"
        "Derry Hornpipe"
        "Hurricane Of Reels"
        "Johnny Loughran's / Kathleen Marie"
        "Leaving Kintail"
        "Long Expectant Comes At Last"
        "Scotland, Ireland / The Hangover / The Fermanagh Curves"
 23: "Shantalla," Shantalla (21)
        "Blantyre Explosion" (3)
        "Rocky Road To Cashel" (3)
        "Finbar Dwyer's/Paddy Fahy's" (2)
        "Fine Flowers In The Valley" (2)
        "Mccallum's/Etc" (2)
        "Sixteen Come Sunday" (2)
        "Cam' Ye Over For France"
        "Finbar Dwyer's / Paddy Fahy's / The Little Hills Of Offaly"
        "Highland Widow's Lament"
        "New Age Polkas"
        "P Stands For Paddy"
 23: "Solid Heart," Various Artists (21)
        "Vivid," Greg Brown (3)
        "When I Go," Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer (3)
        "Build A Little Village," Greg Brown (2)
        "Don't Tread On Me," Dave Carter And Tracy Grammar (2)
        "Grown Woman," Kate Mankenzie (2)
        "Ring Around The Moon," Greg Brown (2)
        "She Moved Through The Fair," Greg Brown (2)
        "I Must Be In Oregon," Greg Brown
        "If I Had Known," Greg Brown
        "If You Don't Get It At Home," Greg Brown
        "Solid Heart," Greg Brown And Friends
        "You Got To Move," Greg Brown, Dave Carter And Tracy Grammar
 23: "To The 4 Directions," John Smith (21)
        "Down A Gravel Road" (9)
        "Driving Into The Moon" (3)
        "Pedal To The Metal" (3)
        "God Knows Why" (2)
        "All For You"
        "Clear, Blue Sky"
        "I Like The Way It Feels"
        "Walk Down A Gravel Road"
 26: "Freedom Song," Sweet Honey In The Rock W/ James Horner (20)
        "Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'Round" (3)
        "Eyes On The Prize" (3)
        "Woke Up This Morning" (3)
        "I'm On My Way To Freedom" (2)
        "This Little Light Of Mine" (2)
        "Born Angry"
        "Hungry For Courage"
        "Jonah's Last Day"
        "Last Time/Oh Freedom/From One/Song Of Freedom"
        "Making Progress Is Rough"
        "On My Way To Freedom Land"
        "Po' Pilgrim Of Sorrow"
        "Road Of Memories"
        "Students Of Quinlan"
        "We'll Never Turn Back"
        "Welcome To The S. N. C. C"
 26: "Sleepless," Kate Rusby (20)
        "Cobbler's Daughter" (4)
        "Our Town" (3)
        "Sweet Bride" (3)
        "Fairest Of All Yarrow" (2)
        "I Wonder What Is Keeping My True Love This Night" (2)
        "Sho Heen" (2)
        "Wild Goose" (2)
        "Botany Bay"
        "Duke And The Tinker"
 26: "Tanglewood Tree," Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer (20)
        "Crocodile Man" (5)
        "Tanglewood Tree" (4)
        "Happytown" (3)
        "Cat-Eye Willie Claims His Lover" (2)
        "Hey Conductor" (2)
        "Cowboy Singer"
        "Farewell To Bitterroot Valley"
        "Farewell To Saint Delores"
        "Walking Away From Caroline"
 29: "In Spite Of Ourselves," John Prine (19)
        "In Spite Of Ourselves" (5)
        "I Know One," John Prine W/Emmylou Harris (2)
        "In A Town Like This," John Prine W/ D. Keane (2)
        "Let's Invite Them Over," John Prine And Iris Demente (2)
        "We're Not The Jet Set" (2)
        "Dear John"
        "It's A Cheating Situation," John Prine And Dolores Keane
        "Jet Set," John Prine And Iris Dement
        "So Sad," J. Prine
        "We Could"
        "Wedding Bells/Let's Turn Back The Years," John Prine W/Lucinda Williams
 30: "The Man From God Knows Where," Tom Russell (17)
        "Anna Olsen" (4)
        "Patrick Russell" (3)
        "Man From God Knows Where" (2)
        "When Irish Girls Grow Up" (2)
        "Ambrose Larsen"
        "Outcast," Dave Van Ronk
        "Sitting Bull In Venice"
        "Throwing Horseshoes At The Moon"
        "Wayfarin' Stranger," Tom Russell w/ Iris Dement
 31: "Ambition," Dave Mallett (16)
        "Ambition" (3)
        "Lilacs" (3)
        "You Can't Go Home Again" (3)
        "Here In This City You Live In" (2)
        "Next Time I Leave Here" (2)
        "David Mallet," Walkin'
        "Turn It Over To Love"
 31: "Getting In Touch With My Inner Bitch," Christine Lavin (16)
        "Getting In Touch With My Inner Bitch" (3)
        "Piranha Women Of The Avocado Jungle Of Death" (3)
        "Single Voice" (2)
        "What Was I Thinking In 1999?" (2)
        "Another New York Afternoon"
        "Don't Make Me Be Naughty"
        "It's Dangerous To Confide In A Songwriter"
        "Polka Dancing Bus Driver"
        "What Monica L And Cameron D Have In Common"
        "You Look Pretty Good For Your Age"
 31: "Retrograss," David Grisman, John Hartford And Mike Seeger (16)
        "Rocky Top" (3)
        "Airmail Special" (2)
        "Maggie's Farm" (2)
        "Hound Dawg"
        "Jerusalem Ridge"
        "My Walking Shoes"
        "Old Home Place"
        "Room At The Top Of The Stairs"
        "Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay"
        "Uncle Pen"
        "When I'm 64"
 34: "Blues Everywhere I Go," Odetta (15)
        "Please Send Me Someone To Love" (3)
        "Careless Love- St. Louis Blues" (2)
        "Homeless Blues" (2)
        "Wpa Blues" (2)
        "You Gotta Know How" (2)
        "Blues Everywhere I Go"
        "Hear Me Talkin To You," N* Odetta
        "Tb Blues"
        "Trouble Everywhere I Go/I've Been Living With The Blues"
 34: "Breaking Down To 3," Dave Moore (15)
        "Big Drafty House" (3)
        "Down To The River" (3)
        "Let's Take Our Time And Do It Right" (3)
        "Mr. Music" (2)
        "All The Time In The World"
        "Big Fool For You"
        "Magic Dust"
        "Sharks Don't Sleep"
 34: "Labyrinth," Skyedance (15)
        "Spark" (5)
        "Iron Ring/The Boxwood Reel" (4)
        "Ariadne's Thread" (2)
        "Cat In A Bag" (2)
        "The Other Side Of Sorrow"
        "Till October"
 34: "Simple Gearle," Stacey Earle (15)
        "Simple Gearle" (3)
        "In My Way" (2)
        "Next Door Down" (2)
        "Weekend Runaways" (2)
        "Cried My Heart Out"
        "If It Weren't For You"
        "Just Another Day"
        "Losers Weep"
        "Tears That She Cries"
        "Wedding Night"
 34: "Sparrow's Wing," Garnet Rogers (15)
        "Under The Summer Moonlight" (3)
        "All That Is" (2)
        "Edge Of The Earth" (2)
        "Next Turn Of The Wheel" (2)
        "These Broken Hills" (2)
        "Come Againe, Sweet Love Doth Now Envite"
        "Sparrow's Wing"
 34: "Sylvia Hotel," Cheryl Wheeler (15)
        "Rainy Road Into Atlanta" (3)
        "If It Were Up To Me" (2)
        "Potato" (2)
        "Right Way To Do The Wrong Thing" (2)
        "Sylvia Hotel" (2)
        "But The Days And Nights Are Long"
        "His Hometown"
        "Lighting Up The Mighty Mississippi"
 40: "Devolver," Waybacks (14)
        "Compadres In The Old Sierra Madres" (2)
        "Gone Wayback" (2)
        "I Wan'na Be Like You" (2)
        "Last Steam Engine Train" (2)
        "Scrapple From The Apple" (2)
        "Camoadres In The Old Sierra Madre"
        "Cluck Old Hen"
        "Witch Of The Westmereland"
 40: "Irreconcilable Similarities," David Roth (14)
        "Cutter Of Stone" (3)
        "2 For One In Podunk Town" (2)
        "Dream" (2)
        "I Have Learned" (2)
        "There Is A Place" (2)
        "Little Something More"
 40: "Just Say Moo," Bagboys (14)
        "2 Step's One Too Many For Me" (6)
        "What Do You Dream?" (3)
        "Lost And I'll Never Find The Way" (2)
        "That's Right!" (2)
        "Got The Blues For You"
 40: "Murder On Music Row," Larry Cordle And Lonesome Standard Time (14)
        "Hard Times" (3)
        "Black Diamond Strings" (2)
        "I Wonder Where You Are Tonight" (2)
        "I'm Not The First" (2)
        "Murder On Music Row" (2)
        "All Said And Done," Larry Cordle
        "Buck's Run," Larry Cordle
        "Long Enough To Make Me Blue," Larry Cordle
 40: "This Old Town," Mike Auldridge, Richard Bennett And Jimmy Gaudreau (14)
        "Love Remains" (3)
        "2 Hearts" (2)
        "Sally On The Treadmill" (2)
        "This Old Town" (2)
        "We Live In Two Different Worlds" (2)
        "Across The Great Divide"
        "Silence Or Tears"
        "Glide Path"
 45: "10 Year Night," Lucy Kaplansky (13)
        "10 Year Night" (3)
        "For Once In Your Life" (2)
        "Just You Tonight" (2)
        "One Good Reason" (2)
        "Promise Me" (2)
        "5 In The Morning"
        "End Of The Day"
 45: "Ever Brightening Day," Eve Goldberg (13)
        "Cold Wind Blowing" (2)
        "Creole Belle" (2)
        "Names" (2)
        "Now Is The Cool Of The Day" (2)
        "Backwater Blues"
        "Let's Throw Ourselves A Party"
        "Travelling Day"
        "Waiting For A Train"
        "Watermelon Sorbet"
 45: "Laurie Lewis And Her Bluegrass Pals," Laurie Lewis (13)
        "Acony Bell" (2)
        "Beyond The River Bend" (2)
        "Big Eddy" (2)
        "Black Waters" (2)
        "Tall Pines" (2)
        "Blow, Big Wind"
        "Hard Luck And Trouble"
        "Weevily Wheat"
 45: "Live," El McMeen (13)
        "Ashokan Farewell" (2)
        "Be Thou My Vision/Hyfrydol" (2)
        "Guantanamera" (2)
        "Mo Giolla Mear" (2)
        "Fanny Power"
        "Saga Of Doo Dah"
        "Sheebeg And Sheemore"
        "Time Will End"
 45: "Mortal City," Dar Williams (13)
        "February" (11)
        "As Cool As I Am" (2)
 45: "Until We Get It Right," The Limeliters (13)
        "Generic Up-Tempo Folk Song" (3)
        "40 Year Old Waltz" (2)
        "Folk Rap" (2)
        "Columbus Stockade Blues"
        "God's Gift To Women"
        "Power And Glory"
        "Rap And Global Carnival"
        "White Squall"
        "Zen Gospel Singing"
 45: "Wayback," Jim Henry (13)
        "Drive-In Movie Picture Show" (3)
        "Doc's Rag" (2)
        "Eddie And Pearl"
        "Hidden Track"
        "Lay Your Head Down"
        "Sound Of The Whistle Blow"
        "Unlisted Bonus Instrumental"
 45: "World's Room," Old Blind Dogs (13)
        "To The Beggin' I Will Go" (4)
        "Forfar Sodger" (2)
        "Mill O' Tifty" (2)
        "Soup Of The Day" (2)
        "Aird Ranters / The Branle"

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