Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13578 airplays from 139 different DJs

  1: "The Back Fields," Tim Grimm [Wind River, 10/05] (50)
        "People's Highway"
        "Sam's Song"
        "Lost And Found"
  2: "Blues And Lamentations," Kate Campbell [Large River, 8/05] (47)
        "Miles Of Blues"
        "Freedom Train"
        "Peace Comes Stealing Slow"
  2: "Paradise Hotel," Eliza Gilkyson [Red House, 8/05] (47)
        "Man Of God"
  2: "Red Letter Day," The Gibson Brothers [Sugar Hill, new] (47)
        "One Raindrop"
        "Lonesome Number One"
        "Red Letter Day"
  5: "Before The Separation," Freebo [Poppabo, new] (39)
        "It Goes By Fast"
        "Before The Separation"
        "We Are All One People"
  6: "Laughing In The Face Of The Blues," Jack Williams [Wind River, 10/05] (37)
        "Meet Me Mama"
        "High Cotton"
        "Laughing In The Face Of The Blues"
  7: "Your Daughters And Your Sons," Duhks [Self, 2003] (35)
        "Leather Winged Bat"
        "Rock Of Ages"
  8: "My Better Self," Dar Williams [Razor & Tie, 9/05] (34)
        "So Close To My Heart"
  9: "Flower Of Avalon," Tracy Grammer [Signature, 4/05] (33)
        "Laughlin Boy"
        "Hey Ho"
        "Winter When He Goes"
  9: "The Girl Who Couldn't Fly," Kate Rusby [Compass, 9/05] (33)
        "Mary Blaize"
        "Elfin Knight"
 11: "Fiddler's Green," Tim O'Brien [Sugar Hill, 8/05] (32)
        "Early Morning Rain"
        "Fiddler's Green"
        "Train On The Island"
 12: "She Waits For Night," Uncle Earl [Rounder, 7/05] (30)
        "Walkin' In My Sleep"
        "Ida Red"
        "Sugar Babe"
 13: "Fair And Square," John Prine [Oh Boy, 4/05] (29)
        "Glory Of True Love"
        "Long Monday"
        "Morning Train"
 14: "Blissville," Jeff Talmadge [Corazong, new] (27)
        "Lie To Me"
        "40 Days Of Rain"
        "Hard Part's Letting Go"
 14: "Cat Tales: Songs Of The Feline Persuasion," Cindy Mangsen [Compass Rose, 12/05] (27)
        "Rudy's Big Adventure"
 14: "Cornbread Nation," Tim O'Brien [Sugar Hill, 8/05] (27)
        "Runnin' Out Of Memory"
        "California Blues"
 17: "The Duhks," The Duhks [Sugar Hill, 2/05] (26)
        "Death Came A Knockin"
        "Dance Hall Girls"
        "Wagoner's Lad"
 17: "Rags And Bones," Ernie Hawkins [Say Mo', 1/06] (26)
        "Avalon Blues"
        "Make Believe Strut"
        "Tb Blues"
 17: "Song Of The Traveling Daughter," Abigail Washburn [Nettwerk, 8/05] (26)
        "Coffee's Cold"
 20: "Hands Across The Water," Various Artists [Compass, 12/05] (25)
        "Fair And Tender Ladies," Tim O'Brien W/ Lunasa
        "Ae Fond Kiss," Karen Matheson And The Duhks
 20: "Wired," Michael McGoldrick [Compass, new] (25)
        "Jolly Tinker"
        "Paddy In The Smoke"
 22: "Downriver," Karen Matheson [Compass, new] (24)
        "Singing In The Dark"
        "I Will Not Wear The Willow"
 22: "Dying To Have A Good Time," Charlie Sohmer [Self, new] (24)
        "Cissy Bon"
        "Nobody's Baby"
 24: "Two Wings," Lauren Sheehan [Wilson River, 10/05] (23)
        "Are You Tired Of Me?"
        "2 Wings"
 24: "The Art Of Virtue," Adrienne Young And Little Sadie [Addie Belle, 6/05] (23)
        "The Art Of Virtue"
        "Hills And Hollers"
 24: "Defying Gravity," Cheryl Wheeler [Philo, 2/05] (23)
        "Little Road"
        "It's The Phone"
        "Since You've Been Gone"
 24: "In The Dirt," Karen Savoca [Alcove, new] (23)
        "In The Dirt"
        "In Trouble With You"
 24: "Love Sweet Love," Lynn Miles [True North, 4/05] (23)
        "Flames Of Love"
        "1000 Lovers"
 24: "Seeing Things," Heidi Muller And Bob Webb [Self, 11/05] (23)
        "Highway Is Calling"
        "Seeing Things"
 30: "Some Days," Lou And Peter Berryman [Cornbelt, 10/05] (22)
        "Best Laid Plans"
        "Lexical Dude"
 31: "Forerunner," The Cottars [Rounder, new] (21)
        "Byker Hill"
        "Hold On"
 31: "Regulars And Refugees," Carrie Newcomer [Philo, 8/05] (21)
        "Angels Unaware"
        "I Fly"
 33: "Giants," Donal Hinely [Scuffletown, 11/05] (20)
        "Shock And Awe"
 33: "Half A Million Miles," The Kennedys [Appleseed, 7/05] (20)
        "Chimes Of Freedom"
        "Half A Million Miles"
 35: "Five Star Day," Liz Carlisle [Self, 8/05] (19)
        "9/8 Central"
        "Feels Like Home"
 35: "I Walk The Road Again," Happy Traum [Roaring Stream, 8/05] (19)
        "Blues Ain't Nothin"
        "I Walk The Road Again"
 37: "Remembering Rachel: Songs Of Rachel Bissex," Various Artists [Self, 8/05] (18)
        "Just Like That," Dar Williams And Patty Larkin
 37: "Trouble And Me," Rick Shea And Brantley Kearns [Tres Pescadores, new] (18)
        "Sail Away Ladies"
 37: "The Waking Hour," David Francey [Red House, 2004] (18)
        "Morning Train"
        "The Waking Hour"
 37: "Wayward Son," John Doyle [Compass, 7/05] (18)
        "Bitter The Parting"
        "Jack Dolan"
 41: "Better Fight," Terry Tufts [Borealis, 12/05] (17)
        "Better Fight"
        "Pursuant To My Nature"
 41: "Blue Nightfall," Jimmy Lafave [Red House, 3/05] (17)
        "River Road"
 41: "Mercy Now," Mary Gauthier [Lost Highway, 2/05] (17)
        "Mercy Now"
        "Wheel Inside The Wheel"
 41: "Those Were The Days," Dolly Parton [Sugar Hill, 10/05] (17)
        "Both Sides Now"
        "Those Were The Days"
 41: "Weiser Sunrise," Foghorn String Band [Nettwerk, 8/05] (17)
        "All Night Long"
        "Golden Slippers"
 46: "Dominos," Steve Riley And The Mamou Playboys [Rounder, new] (16)
 46: "Every Step Of The Way," Mark Dvorak [Waterbug, new] (16)
        "Don't Let The Blues Make You Bad"
        "Not War"
 46: "One-Horse Town," Jim Henry [Self, new] (16)
        "Deep River Blues"
        "Quickdraw Southpaw's Last Hurrah"
        "One-Horse Town"
 46: "Unseen Hours," Malinky [Greentrax, 11/05] (16)
        "King Orfeo"
        "Scotia Set"
 50: "Acoustic Rainbow 24," Various Artists [Poetman, new] (15)
        "Banjo Bit Me In The Morning," Jordan Tice
 50: "Field Of Crows," Darden Smith [Dualtone, new] (15)
        "Field Of Crows"
        "Talk Me Down"
 50: "Garden Of Days," Jamie Byrd [Rooster Dog, 12/05] (15)
        "Gonna Build Me A Barn"
        "String Of Pearls"
 50: "Harbor," Marc Douglas Berardo [Prime, new] (15)
        "Blue Wave"
        "Shake Out The Dust"
 50: "The Outsider," Rodney Crowell [Columbia, 8/05] (15)
        "Don't Get Me Started"
        "Shelter From The Storm"
 50: "Seeds: The Songs Of Pete Seeger, Vol. 3," Pete Seeger & Friends [Appleseed, 2003] (15)
        "Dr. King On Violence; Take It From Dr. King"
        "Take It From Dr. King"
 50: "Solo Acoustic, Vol. 1," Jackson Browne [Inside Recordings, 10/05] (15)
        "Lives In The Balance"
        "For A Dancer"
 57: "Gonna Let It Shine," Odetta [M. C., 10/05] (14)
        "Keep On Movin' It On"
 57: "Love And Thirst," Joyce Andersen [Joyscream, new] (14)
        "Riding On A Train"
 57: "Parlor Guitar," Joel Mabus [Fossil, 9/05] (14)
        "You Made Me Love You / Ida"
 57: "Profile," Pat Donohue [Bluesky, 10/05] (14)
        "Buddy The Blues"
 57: "Serenade," Mick McAuley And Winifred Horan [Compass, 1/06] (14)
        "After The Gold Rush"
        "Adieu Sweet Lovely Nancy"
 57: "The Tide," Lucy Kaplansky [Red House, 9/05] (14)
        "My Name Joe"
        "The Tide"
 57: "Why Should The Fire Die?," Nickel Creek [Sugar Hill, 8/05] (14)
        "Tomorrow Is A Long Time"
 64: "American Jukebox Fables," Ellis Paul [Philo, 4/05] (13)
 64: "The Best Kept Secret," Jerry Douglas [Koch, 9/05] (13)
        "Snow's First Fall"
        "Who's Your Uncle"
 64: "Cherryholmes," Cherryholmes [Skaggs Family, 9/05] (13)
        "Don't Fall In Love"
        "How Long"
 64: "Fields Of Dreams And Glory," Dan McKinnon [Self, new] (13)
        "Aesop's Fables"
        "Wandering Days"
 64: "Like Water," Paul Kamm And Eleanore MacDonald [Freewheel, 9/05] (13)
        "Talking About Freedom"
 64: "Lovely Nancy," Sylvia Herold And Euphonia [Tuxedo, 7/05] (13)
        "Dublin City"
 64: "One Foot Out The Door," Abi Tapia [Wanderlusty, 5/05] (13)
        "Big Front Porch"
 64: "Solace For The Lonely," Robinella [Dualtone, new] (13)
        "Whippin Wind"
        "Down The Mountain"
 64: "Waves," Eric Andersen [Appleseed, 10/05] (13)
        "Today Is The Highway"
 64: "Where The Mangoes Are," Kate McDonnell [Appleseed, 2/05] (13)
 64: "Yellow Room Gang," Various Artists [Yellow Room, new] (13)
        "Gamble's Song," David Barrett


Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13578 airplays from 139 different DJs

1. "It Goes By Fast" (14)
        by Freebo
        from "Before The Separation"
1. "Man Of God" (14)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Paradise Hotel"
3. "Miles Of Blues" (12)
        by Kate Campbell
        from "Blues And Lamentations"
4. "Glory Of True Love" (10)
        by John Prine
        from "Fair And Square"
4. "People's Highway" (10)
        by Tim Grimm
        from "The Back Fields"
6. "Before The Separation" (9)
        by Freebo
        from "Before The Separation"
6. "Freedom Train" (9)
        by Kate Campbell
        from "Blues And Lamentations"
6. "Meet Me Mama" (9)
        by Jack Williams
        from "Laughing In The Face Of The Blues"
6. "Morning Train" (9)
        by David Francey
        from "The Waking Hour"
6. "One Raindrop" (9)
        by The Gibson Brothers
        from "Red Letter Day"
11. "Giants" (8)
        by Donal Hinely
        from "Giants"
11. "Leather Winged Bat" (8)
        by Duhks
        from "Your Daughters And Your Sons"
11. "Mercy Now" (8)
        by Mary Gauthier
        from "Mercy Now"
11. "Riding On A Train" (8)
        by Joyce Andersen
        from "Love And Thirst"
11. "Rudy's Big Adventure" (8)
        by Cindy Mangsen
        from "Cat Tales: Songs Of The Feline Persuasion"
16. "9/8 Central" (7)
        by Liz Carlisle
        from "Five Star Day"
16. "Big Front Porch" (7)
        by Abi Tapia
        from "One Foot Out The Door"
16. "Borderline" (7)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Paradise Hotel"
16. "Gonna Build Me A Barn" (7)
        by Jamie Byrd
        from "Garden Of Days"
16. "Laughlin Boy" (7)
        by Tracy Grammer
        from "Flower Of Avalon"
16. "Rock Of Ages" (7)
        by Duhks
        from "Your Daughters And Your Sons"
16. "Runnin' Out Of Memory" (7)
        by Tim O'Brien
        from "Cornbread Nation"
16. "Sam's Song" (7)
        by Tim Grimm
        from "The Back Fields"
16. "Who's Your Uncle" (7)
        by Jerry Douglas
        from "The Best Kept Secret"
16. "You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive" (7)
        by Darrell Scott
        from "Aloha From Nashville"
        also "Live In NC"


Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13578 airplays from 139 different DJs

1. Tim O'Brien
2. Eliza Gilkyson
3. Kate Campbell
4. John McCutcheon
5. The Duhks
6. Bob Dylan
7. Tim Grimm
8. The Gibson Brothers
9. John Prine
10. Dar Williams
11. Jack Williams
12. Greg Brown
13. Cheryl Wheeler
13. Kate Rusby
13. Tracy Grammer
16. Freebo
17. Pete Seeger
18. Joel Mabus
18. John Gorka
20. Cindy Mangsen
20. Johnny Cash
20. Uncle Earl
23. Bill Staines
24. David Francey
24. Ernie Hawkins
24. Gillian Welch
27. Jeff Talmadge
27. Lynn Miles
29. The Cottars
29. Richard Thompson
31. Dolly Parton
31. Lucy Kaplansky
31. Nanci Griffith
34. Abigail Washburn
34. Adrienne Young
34. Alison Krauss
34. Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
34. Michael McGoldrick
39. Karen Savoca
39. Rodney Crowell


Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13578 airplays from 139 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Red House
3. Sugar Hill
4. Compass
5. Columbia
6. Appleseed
7. Philo
8. Signature
9. Dualtone
9. Flying Fish
11. Vanguard
12. Warner
13. Wind River
14. Smithsonian/Folkways
15. Waterbug
16. Borealis
17. Shanachie
18. Nettwerk
19. Koch
20. Green Linnet
21. Rebel
22. RCA
23. Greentrax
23. Rhino
25. Pinecastle
26. Hightone
27. Reprise
28. Capitol
29. Folk-Legacy
30. Razor And Tie
31. Elektra
32. Large River
32. Sony
34. Topic
35. Alligator
35. Gadfly
37. Oh Boy
38. Yodel-Ay-Hee
39. Fossil
39. Lost Highway
39. Putumayo

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 available
at (Mike Yuhas' FOLKDJ-L web site) and also, in an
extended version, at (my personal 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.
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 60% to 80% of the songs
actually posted.  The number of airplays listed for each album is the
number that my programs caught, which is smaller than the actual number.

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 of
the more popular tracks were 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 70 albums are listed.  A more
detailed explanation is available at

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