TOP ALBUMS OF JULY 2003

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13665 airplays from 130 different DJs/span>

  1: "Train Home," Chris Smither [Hightone] (108)
        "Crocodile Man" (28)
        "Desolation Row" (18)
        "Train Home" (16)
        "Candy Man" (13)
        "Kind Woman" (11)
        "Lola" (7)
  2: "Traveler," Tim O'Brien [Sugar Hill] (68)
        "I've Endured" (16)
        "Kelly Joe's Shoes" (13)
        "Turn The Page Again" (9)
        "Another Day" (6)
  3: "3 Pickers," Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson And Ricky Skaggs [Rounder] (67)
        "Don't Let Your Deal Go Down" (11)
        "Soldier's Joy" (6)
        "Walk On Boy" (6)
        "Feast Here Tonight" (5)
  4: "Gambling Eden," Rani Arbo And Daisy Mayhem [Signature] (66)
        "Farewell To Saint Delores" (12)
        "Red Rocking Chair" (9)
        "Finland" (7)
        "Stewball" (7)
  5: "Soul Journey," Gillian Welch [Acony] (65)
        "No One Knows My Name" (12)
        "I Had A Real Good Mother And Father" (8)
        "Look At Miss Ohio" (8)
        "Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor" (8)
        "Wayside/Back In Time" (8)
  6: "Road Home," Priscilla Herdman [Redwing] (46)
        "Gentle Arms Of Eden" (19)
        "Kisangani" (4)
        "No Telling" (4)
  7: "Blu Di Genova," Beppe Gambetta [Gadfly] (40)
        "Church Street Blues" (10)
        "Marcia Americana/Under The Double Eagle" (7)
        "On The Road With Mama" (6)
        "Night In Frontenac" (4)
        "Shenandoah Valley Breakdown" (4)
  8: "Chocolate To The Bone," Guy Davis [Red House] (39)
        "Limetown" (9)
        "Tell Me Where The Road Is" (8)
        "Shortnin' Bread" (4)
        "Step It Up And Go" (4)
  9: "Drum Hat Buddha," Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer [Signature] (34)
        "Gentle Arms Of Eden" (8)
        "Gentle Soldier Of My Soul" (6)
        "I Go Like The Raven" (5)
        "Ordinary Town" (5)
  9: "Songs For A Hurricane," Kris Delmhorst [Signature] (34)
        "East Of The Mountains" (7)
        "Come Home" (6)
        "Hurricane" (4)
        "You're No Train" (4)
  9: "Tanglewood Tree," Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer [Signature] (34)
        "Tanglewood Tree" (9)
        "Mountain" (7)
        "Crocodile Man" (4)
  9: "True Vine," Mike Seeger [Smithsonian/Folkways] (34)
        "Sail Away Ladies" (5)
        "Freight Train" (4)
        "Shouting In Jerusalem" (4)
 13: "You've Never Seen Everything," Bruce Cockburn [Rounder] (32)
        "Celestial Horses" (5)
        "Open" (5)
        "Messenger Wind" (4)
        "Trickle Down" (4)
        "Wait No More" (4)
 14: "Fourtold," Fourtold [Appleseed] (30)
        "Darcy Farrow" (5)
        "Panther In Michigan" (5)
        "4 Rode By" (3)
        "Ballad Of Springhill" (3)
        "I Drew My Ship" (3)
        "Joshua Gone Barbados" (3)
        "Run, Come, See, Jerusalem" (3)
 14: "Life Of Sorrow," David Grisman [Acoustic Disc] (30)
        "Life Of Sorrow" (7)
        "Tragic Romance" (4)
        "7 Year Blues" (3)
        "Doin' My Time" (3)
        "We Can't Be Darlings Anymore" (3)
 14: "Modern Art," Tom Russell [Hightone] (30)
        "Bus Station" (6)
        "Gulf Coast Highway" (5)
        "Modern Art" (4)
        "Kid From Spavinaw" (3)
        "Muhammad Ali" (3)
 17: "One Step Ahead," Rhonda Vincent [Rounder] (28)
        "Caught In The Crossfire" (5)
        "Kentucky Borderline" (4)
        "Frankie Belle" (3)
        "One Step Ahead Of The Blues" (3)
        "Walking My Lord Up Calvary's Hill" (3)
 17: "Pink One," Lou And Peter Berryman [Cornbelt] (28)
        "After Life Goes By" (6)
        "Mr. And Mrs. Noah" (6)
        "Bird Bird Bird" (4)
        "Let Me Know" (3)
        "Ralph To Rose" (3)
 19: "Earth Town Square," Peter Mayer [Blue Boat] (27)
        "Ocean Mary" (7)
        "Blue Boat Home" (4)
        "Awake" (3)
        "Brown County Fair" (3)
        "Earth Town Square" (3)
 20: "Waitress," Jonathan Byrd [Self] (26)
        "Waitress" (8)
        "Small Town" (4)
        "My Generation" (3)
        "Snake Song" (3)
 21: "Insofarasmuch," Two High String Band [Blue Corn] (25)
        "Insofarasmuch" (6)
        "Alabama Blues" (3)
        "All Day" (3)
        "Bunkhouse Blues" (3)
        "Sonny's Ride" (3)
 21: "Into The Cauldron," Mike Marshall And Chris Thile [Sugar Hill] (25)
        "Harvest Time" (10)
        "Fisher's Hornpipe" (6)
        "Hey Ho!" (5)
 21: "When I Go," Dave Carter With Tracy Grammer [Signature] (25)
        "When I Go" (8)
        "Don't Tread On Me" (4)
        "River, Where She Sleeps" (4)
        "Lancelot" (3)
 24: "Balin," Fred Eaglesmith [AML] (24)
        "Small Motors" (4)
        "John Deere" (3)
        "Some Roads" (3)
 24: "Carmel Valley Ride," Caroline Doctorow [Narrow Lane] (24)
        "I Want You" (9)
        "Swallow Song" (7)
 24: "Streets Of Sin," Joe Ely [Rounder] (24)
        "Wind's Gonna Blow You Away" (6)
        "I'm On The Run Again" (5)
        "That's Why I Love You Like I Do" (3)
 24: "Up All Night," Waifs [Compass] (24)
        "Fisherman's Daughter" (5)
        "London Still" (4)
        "Lighthouse" (3)
        "Rescue" (3)
        "Since I've Been Around" (3)
 28: "God's Poet Now," Erik Balkey [Self] (23)
        "God's Poet Now" (12)
        "Walking Away From Caroline" (6)
        "No Choice" (3)
 29: "Robinella And The CC Stringband," Robinella And The CC Stringband [Columbia] (22)
        "Man Over" (7)
        "Mornin' Dove" (5)
        "Tennessee Saturday Night" (5)
        "Mistakes" (3)
 30: "From Where I Stand," April Verch [Rounder] (21)
        "August 19" (3)
 30: "Johnny's Blues," Various Artists [Northern Blues] (21)
        "Walking The Blues," Maria Muldaur (6)
        "I Walk The Line," Garland Jeffreys (4)
        "Rock Island Line," Chris Thomas King (3)
 30: "Wondrous Love," Blue Highway [Rounder] (21)
        "Wondrous Love" (5)
        "Wicked Path Of Sin" (3)
 33: "Bona Fide," Gibson Brothers [Sugar Hill] (20)
        "That Bluegrass Music" (4)
        "Don't Forget The Coffee, Billy Joe" (3)
 33: "Crossing The Water," Eve Goldberg [Borealis] (20)
        "Something About A Sunday" (4)
 33: "Jake Armerding," Jake Armerding [Compass] (20)
        "Ithaca" (4)
        "Destiny's Flight" (3)
        "Nevermind" (3)
 33: "Love Goes On," Andrea Zonn [Compass] (20)
        "Heads Up For The Wrecking Ball" (7)
        "Galilee Road" (3)
        "New Night Dawning" (3)
        "Pages" (3)
 37: "Big Mouth," Colin Linden [Accord] (19)
        "Don't Tell Me" (7)
        "Big Mouth" (3)
        "Without The One You Love" (3)
 37: "Deep Folk," Bethany Yarrow [Self] (19)
        "Rock Island" (5)
        "Black Is The Color" (4)
 37: "Floating," Greg Trooper [Sugar Hill] (19)
        "When My Tears Break Through" (4)
        "From Only You" (3)
        "Innisheer" (3)
 37: "It's My Turn," Michelle Nixon And Drive [Pinecastle] (19)
        "Harlan" (5)
        "Hello Operator" (4)
        "Writing's On The Wall" (3)
 37: "Maudite Moisson!," Le Vent Du Nord [Borealis] (19)
        "Quatre Poilus" (6)
        "Au Bord De La Fontaine" (4)
        "Les Trois Fr Res Roy" (3)
 42: "10," Kate Rusby [Compass] (18)
        "I Wish" (5)
        "Botany Bay" (4)
 42: "Amerasia," Terry Allen [Sugar Hill] (18)
        "Let Freedom Ring" (4)
 42: "Autoharp Album," Harvey Reid [Woodpecker] (18)
        "Peach Picking Time" (5)
        "Waltz Of The Waves" (3)
 42: "Bluegrass Guitar," Bryan Sutton [Sugar Hill] (18)
        "Back Up And Push" (3)
        "Hangman's Reel" (3)
 42: "Losing Faith," Audrey Auld [Reckless] (18)
        "B-Grade Affair" (6)
        "Harmony" (3)
 42: "Skating Rink," David Francey [Laker] (18)
        "Nearly Midnight" (7)
        "Come Rain Or Come Shine" (5)
 42: "Wild English Rose," Victoria Parks [Wild Mane] (18)
        "Banks Of The Kennebec" (6)
        "Ballad Of Uncle Davey" (3)
 49: "Beat Of The Heart," Diane Taraz [Raisin Pie] (17)
        "Les Filles Du Roi/Celina" (3)
 49: "Eastmountainsouth," Eastmountainsouth [Dreamworks] (17)
        "Hard Times" (5)
 49: "No Mockingbird," Suzy Thompson [Native And Fine] (17)
        "Red Apple Rag" (5)
        "Babe" (3)
 49: "That's How I Walk," Stephen Fearing [Philo] (17)
        "Rave On Captain" (3)
        "That's How I Walk" (3)
 53: "Redwood," Lunasa [Green Linnet] (16)
        "Spoil The Dance" (4)
        "Harp And Shamrock" (3)
        "Lady Ellen" (3)
 53: "Coyote's Dream," Tim Grimm [Vault] (16)
        "Browning Mountain" (4)
        "Buffalo Skinners" (4)
 53: "Freehand," Orville Johnson [Self] (16)
        "Dobro Rhumba" (5)
        "Rocky Road Blues" (4)
 53: "Way Live," Waybacks [Fiddling Cricket] (16)
        "Jnpt" (3)
 53: "Winterfolk Xv," Various Artists [Self] (16)
        "Gentle Arms Of Eden," Tracy Grammer W/Donny Wright, Andrew Calhoun Et Al (5)
 53: "World Without Tears," Lucinda Williams [Lost Highway] (16)
        "Words Fell" (3)
 59: "Deacon John's Jump Blues," Deacon John [Vcc] (15)
        "Jumpin' In The Morning" (4)
        "Losing Battle" (4)
 59: "No Boundaries," Mark Newton Band [Rebel] (15)
        "Train On The Island" (6)
        "Blues For Breakfast" (3)
 59: "Touch," Vicky Harris [Self] (15)
        "Glide" (3)
 62: "Beauty Of The Rain," Dar Williams [Razor And Tie] (14)
        "World's Not Falling Apart" (3)
 62: "Fiddle Piggy," Barbara Lamb [Lots Of Coffee] (14)
        "Lee Highway Blues" (4)
        "Waltz Of Strangers" (3)
 62: "Full Steam Ahead," Give Way [Greentrax] (14)
        "Crossing The Water" (3)
        "Full Steam Ahead" (3)
 62: "Home," Dixie Chicks [Columbia] (14)
        "Landslide" (2)
 62: "Homestead," Michael Johnathon [Poet Man] (14)
        "America" (3)
 62: "In Boston 1959," Merle Travis [Rounder] (14)
        "9 Pound Hammer" (3)
        "John Henry" (3)
 62: "Other Side Of Time," Mary Fahl [Sony] (14)
        "Annie, Roll Down Your Window" (6)
 62: "Population Me," Dwight Yoakam [Audium] (14)
        "If Teardrops Were Diamonds" (3)
 62: "Red=Luck," Patty Larkin [Vanguard] (14)
        "Birmingham" (4)
 62: "Trouble In Mind," Doc Watson [Sugar Hill] (14)
        "Deep River Blues" (3)
        "Sitting On Top Of The World" (3)
 62: "Winter Marquee," Nanci Griffith [Rounder] (14)
        "What's That I Hear" (3)


TOP SONGS OF JULY 2003

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13665 airplays from 130 different DJs

1. "Crocodile Man" (30)
        by Chris Smither
        from "Train Home"
2. "Desolation Row" (19)
        by Chris Smither
        from "Train Home"
2. "Gentle Arms Of Eden" (19)
        by Priscilla Herdman
        from "Road Home"
4. "Train Home" (17)
        by Chris Smither
        from "Train Home"
5. "I've Endured" (16)
        by Tim O'Brien
        from "Traveler"
6. "Candy Man" (13)
        by Chris Smither
        from "Train Home"
6. "God's Poet Now" (13)
        by Erik Balkey
        from "God's Poet Now"
6. "Kelly Joe's Shoes" (13)
        by Tim O'Brien
        from "Traveler"
6. "No One Knows My Name" (13)
        by Gillian Welch
        from "Soul Journey"
10. "Farewell To Saint Delores" (12)
        by Rani Arbo And Daisy Mayhem
        from "Gambling Eden"
11. "Don't Let Your Deal Go Down" (11)
        by Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson And Ricky Skaggs
        from "3 Pickers"
11. "Kind Woman" (11)
        by Chris Smither
        from "Train Home"
11. "When I Go" (11)
        by Dave Carter With Tracy Grammer
        from "When I Go"
14. "Church Street Blues" (10)
        by Beppe Gambetta
        from "Blu Di Genova"
14. "Harvest Time" (10)
        by Mike Marshall And Chris Thile
        from "Into The Cauldron"
14. "Limetown" (10)
        by Guy Davis
        from "Chocolate To The Bone"
14. "Tanglewood Tree" (10)
        by Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
        from "Tanglewood Tree"
14. "This Land Is Your Land" (10)
        by Woody Guthrie
        from "This Land Is Your Land"
19. "Gentle Arms Of Eden" (9)
        by Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
        from "Drum Hat Buddha"
19. "I Had A Real Good Mother And Father" (9)
        by Gillian Welch
        from "Soul Journey"
19. "I Want You" (9)
        by Caroline Doctorow
        from "Carmel Valley Ride"
19. "Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor" (9)
        by Gillian Welch
        from "Soul Journey"
19. "Marcia Americana/Under The Double Eagle" (9)
        by Beppe Gambetta
        from "Blu Di Genova"
19. "On The Road With Mama" (9)
        by Beppe Gambetta
        from "Blu Di Genova"
19. "Red Rocking Chair" (9)
        by Rani Arbo And Daisy Mayhem
        from "Gambling Eden"
19. "Tanglewood Tree" (9)
        by Chris And Meredith Thompson
        from "Clearwater"
19. "Tell Me Where The Road Is" (9)
        by Guy Davis
        from "Chocolate To The Bone"
19. "Turn The Page Again" (9)
        by Tim O'Brien
        from "Traveler"
19. "Walking The Blues" (9)
        by Maria Muldaur
        from "Johnny's Blues"
19. "Wayside/Back In Time" (9)
        by Gillian Welch
        from "Soul Journey"


TOP ARTISTS OF JULY 2003

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13665 airplays from 130 different DJs

1. Chris Smither (118)
2. Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer (109)
3. Tim O'Brien (84)
4. Gillian Welch (78)
5. Rani Arbo And Daisy Mayhem (69)
6. Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson And Ricky Skaggs (61)
7. Beppe Gambetta (51)
8. Guy Davis (50)
9. Priscilla Herdman (49)
9. Woody Guthrie (49)
11. Nanci Griffith (45)
12. Greg Brown (44)
13. Bob Dylan (43)
14. Kris Delmhorst (42)
15. Bruce Cockburn (40)
15. Tom Russell (40)
17. John Gorka (39)
18. Mike Seeger (38)
19. Lou And Peter Berryman (37)
20. Pete Seeger (36)
20. Tish Hinojosa (36)
22. Blue Highway (35)
22. Lucinda Williams (35)
22. Rhonda Vincent (35)
25. Alison Krauss (34)
26. Doc Watson (33)
26. Fred Eaglesmith (33)
28. Dar Williams (32)
29. Joe Ely (31)
29. Jonathan Byrd (31)
29. Richard Thompson (31)
32. Fourtold (30)
32. Peter Ostroushko (30)
34. Peter Mayer (29)
34. Waifs (29)
36. Mike Marshall And Chris Thile (28)
37. Cheryl Wheeler (27)
37. David Grisman (27)
37. Ricky Skaggs (27)
40. Kate Wolf (26)
40. Merle Travis (26)
40. Tom Paxton (26)
40. Waybacks (26)



TOP LABELS OF JULY 2003

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13665 airplays from 130 different DJs

1. Rounder (660)
2. Sugar Hill (467)
3. Signature (227)
4. Columbia (195)
4. Red House (195)
6. Compass (183)
7. Hightone (156)
8. Smithsonian/Folkways (149)
9. Philo (140)
10. Green Linnet (133)
11. Rebel (120)
12. Appleseed (112)
13. Greentrax (103)
14. Vanguard (97)
15. Pinecastle (94)
16. Shanachie (92)
17. Warner (91)
18. Borealis (90)
19. Flying Fish (84)
20. Rhino (81)
21. Gadfly (70)
22. Capitol (68)
23. Redwing (54)
24. Folk-Legacy (51)
25. Acony (50)
26. MCA (47)
27. Waterbug (45)
28. Dualtone (41)
28. Elektra (41)
30. Reprise (39)
31. Acoustic Disc (37)
32. Mercury (33)
33. Blue Corn (31)
33. Copper Creek (31)
33. Razor And Tie (31)
36. Blix Street (30)
36. Sony (30)
36. Wind River (30)
39. Atlantic (29)
39. Koch (29)


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 http://folkradio.org (the official FOLKDJ-L web site) and also at
http://www.nwfolk.com (my 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 about 65% of the songs
actually posted.

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.

Richard Gillmann                                 http://www.nwfolk.com
Monday "Lunch With Folks" Noon-3pm               richard@folkradio.org
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