Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12714 airplays from 135 different DJs

  1: "The Art Of Virtue," Adrienne Young And Little Sadie [Addie Belle, new] (56)
        "The Art Of Virtue"
        "Hills And Hollers"
        "My Sin Is Pride"
  2: "Paradise Hotel," Eliza Gilkyson [Red House, new] (46)
        "Man Of God"
        "Paradise Hotel"
  3: "Lost Hills," Terence Martin [Good Dog, 6/05] (42)
        "East Of The River"
        "Hank Williams"
        "Next Best Thing"
  4: "Fair And Square," John Prine [Oh Boy, 4/05] (39)
        "Crazy As A Loon"
        "Long Monday"
        "Morning Train"
  4: "Luv Songs For Grownups," The Dreamsicles [Self, new] (39)
        "Really Good At Loving You"
        "Unless You Take Yes For An Answer"
        "Nobody Said"
  6: "Stolen Moments," Alison Brown [Compass, 5/05] (38)
        "Homeward Bound"
        "Prayer Wheel"
        "Magnificent 7"
  6: "Tale Of Two Americas," Rod MacDonald [Wind River, 6/05] (38)
        "Tale Of 2 Americas"
        "Ray And Ron"
  8: "Campfire," Melwood Cutlery [Borealis, 5/05] (37)
        "Ballad Of The Moonlight Lady"
        "Jimmy's Room"
        "Loon On The Lake"
  9: "Flower Of Avalon," Tracy Grammer [Signature, 4/05] (33)
        "Gypsy Rose"
        "Laughlin Boy"
        "Hey Ho"
 10: "Calico," Erynn Marshall [Merriweather, 6/05] (32)
        "Boat's Up The River"
 11: "Songs Of Misfortune," The Love Hall Tryst [Appleseed, new] (31)
        "Do Not Fear The Dark"
        "Female Rambling Sailor"
        "Abandoned Baby"
 11: "Weather And Water," The Greencards [Dualtone, 6/05] (31)
        "Ghost Of Who We Were"
        "Weather And Water"
        "Ballad Of Kitty Brown"
 13: "The Other Side," Chris Hillman [Self, 5/05] (30)
        "8 Miles High"
        "Heaven Is My Home"
 14: "The Duhks," The Duhks [Sugar Hill, 2/05] (29)
        "Dance Hall Girls"
        "Wagoner's Lad"
 14: "Sparks In The Radio," Jim Photoglo [Grifftone, 4/05] (29)
        "Sparks In The Radio"
        "Fishin' In The Dark"
        "Hillbilly Hollywood"
 16: "What More Should I Say??," Michelle Nixon And Drive [Pinecastle, new] (28)
        "I Know Rain"
        "Prisoner Of Your Love"
 17: "She Waits For Night," Uncle Earl [Rounder, new] (27)
        "Sugar Babe"
        "Pale Moon"
 18: "Lovely Nancy," Sylvia Herold And Euphonia [Tuxedo, new] (26)
        "Here's Adieu, My Lovely Nancy"
        "Kitty And I"
 18: "Moments Of Wonder," Kathy Hussey [Raku, 6/05] (26)
        "We Are The Day"
        "Sing My Memory"
 18: "New Moon," Northern Lights [Fifty Fifty, 4/05] (26)
        "Blue Chalk"
        "Listen To The Radio"
 18: "Only Word," Kat Eggleston [Redwing, 6/05] (26)
        "One More Step"
 18: "Waking Hour," David Francey [Red House, 9/04] (26)
        "Waking Hour"
        "Fourth Of July"
 18: "Why Should The Fire Die?," Nickel Creek [Sugar Hill, new] (26)
        "Tomorrow Is A Long Time"
        "When In Rome"
        "Jealous Of The Moon"
 24: "Land Of Milk And Honey," Eliza Gilkyson [Red House, 3/04] (25)
        "Peace Call"
        "Hiway 9"
 25: "40 Days," Wailin' Jennys [Red House, 4/04] (24)
        "One Voice"
        "Old Man"
 25: "Rarities," Indigo Girls [Epic, new] (24)
        "Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters"
        "Uncle John's Band"
 25: "Wayward Son," John Doyle [Compass, new] (24)
        "Cocks Are Crowing"
        "Apprentice Boy"
 28: "Defying Gravity," Cheryl Wheeler [Philo, 2/05] (23)
        "It's The Phone"
        "Little Road"
 28: "How To Find A Rainbow," Adie Grey [Hey Baby, 6/05] (23)
        "Ballad Of Black Charlie"
        "Gospel Of The Hammer"
 28: "Master Of Disaster," John Hiatt [New West, new] (23)
        "Master Of Disaster"
 28: "Telluride Bluegrass Festival," Various Artists [Rounder, 6/05] (23)
        "When I Die," Waifs
        "Taxman," Nickel Creek
 32: "Marbletown," Blue Highway [Rounder, 6/05] (22)
        "Message From The Wind"
        "Nothing But A Whippoorwill"
 33: "Impossible Dream," Patty Griffin [ATO, 4/04] (21)
        "Kite Song"
        "Love Throw A Line"
 34: "Run," Old School Freight Train [Acoustic Disc, 5/05] (20)
        "Henry Brown"
 34: "Song Of The Traveling Daughter," Abigail Washburn [Nettwerk, new] (20)
        "Song Of The Traveling Daughter"
        "Lost Lamb"
 36: "Feet All Over The Floor," The Stairwell Sisters [Yodel-Ay-Hee, new] (19)
        "Riley The Furniture Man"
        "Lost Love"
 36: "Hide Head Blues," Jim Mills [Sugar Hill, new] (19)
        "Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar"
        "Hide Head Blues"
 38: "Dad's Dinner Pail," Debra Cowan [Falling Mountain, new] (18)
        "Walloping Window Blind"
        "Dad's Dinner Pail"
 38: "Don't Ask Don't Tell," Michelle Shocked [Mighty Sound, 6/05] (18)
        "Early Morning Saturday"
        "Evacuation Route"
 38: "Down The Line," Ciaran Tourish [Compass, 6/05] (18)
        "Slan Le Mhaigh"
 38: "The Farthest Wave," Cathie Ryan [Shanachie, 4/05] (18)
        "Be Like The Sea"
        "Rough And Rocky"
 38: "How High The Moon," Frances Black [Koch, 6/05] (18)
        "Magdalen Laundry"
 38: "Humming By The Flowered Vine," Laura Cantrell [Matador, new] (18)
        "14th Street"
        "Old Downtown"
 38: "New Century Suite," Michael J. Miles [Self, 4/05] (18)
        "New Century Suite III And Iv"
        "Vincent Black Lightning"
 38: "Okemah And The Melody Of Riot," Son Volt [Sony, new] (18)
        "Bandages And Scars"
        "Endless War"
 38: "Red Dog Tracks," Chip Taylor And Carrie Rodriguez [Back Porch, 5/05] (18)
        "I Can't Help It"
 47: "Lucky Drive," Open Road [Rounder, new] (17)
        "It's Blowing Away"
        "Lucky Drive"
 47: "Migration," David Olney [Loudhouse, 4/05] (17)
        "Ace Of Spade Blues"
 47: "The Other Evening In Chicago," Bob Franke [Waterbug, new] (17)
        "Kitchen Boy"
        "Thanksgiving Eve"
 47: "Ready To Receive," Claudia Russell [Radio Rhythm, 5/05] (17)
        "Ready To Receive"
 51: "Blue Nightfall," Jimmy Lafave [Red House, 3/05] (16)
        "Blue Nightfall"
 51: "Classic Bluegrass, Vol. 2," Various Artists [Smithsonian/Folkways, new] (16)
        "China Grove My Home Town," Nashville Grass
 51: "Far Away Blues," Adam Carroll [Blue Corn, 5/05] (16)
        "Rice Birds"
 51: "Fast As Time Can Take Me," Troublesome Creek [County, new] (16)
        "I've Got A Bulldog In My Backyard"
        "River Of Jordan"
 51: "Georgia Hard," Robbie Fulks [Yep Roc, 5/05] (16)
        "Where There's A Road"
        "Countrier Than Thou"
 51: "Half A Million Miles," Kennedys [Appleseed, new] (16)
        "Chimes Of Freedom"
 51: "O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack," Various Artists [Mercury, 2000] (16)
        "Down To The River To Pray," Alison Krauss
        "Hard Time Killing Floor Blues," Chris Thomas King
 58: "Breakfast," Kate MacLeod And The Pancakes [Waterbug, 4/05] (15)
        "Whole World Round"
        "Prodigal Son"
 58: "Home From Home," Tim Radford [Fallen Angle, new] (15)
        "Come, Come My Friends"
        "John Barleycorn"
 58: "Iron Flowers," Grey DeLisle [Sugar Hill, 6/05] (15)
        "Who Made You King ?"
        "Iron Flowers"
 58: "Ragin' Live," Rhonda Vincent And The Rage [Rounder, 3/05] (15)
        "Drivin' Nails In My Coffin"
        "One Step Ahead Of The Blues"
 58: "Tin Lily," Jeff Black [Dualtone, new] (15)
        "Easy On Me"
        "All Days Shine"
 58: "What I Really Mean," Robert Earl Keen [Koch, 5/05] (15)
        "What I Really Mean"
        "Great Hank"
 58: "Woodyboye," Joel Rafael Band [Appleseed, 4/05] (15)
        "Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key"
 65: "40," Larry Sparks [Rebel, 3/05] (14)
        "Blues Stay Away From Me"
 65: "Chavez Ravine," Ry Cooder [Nonesuch, new] (14)
        "Poor Man's Shangri-La"
 65: "Hop High," Crooked Still [Footprint, 8/04] (14)
        "Angeline The Baker"
 65: "Hotwalker," Tom Russell [Hightone, 3/05] (14)
 65: "Let Em Run," The Bills [Red House, 7/04] (14)
        "Old Blue Bridge"
 65: "On The Rise," Blue Moon Rising [Lonesome Day, 6/05] (14)
        "Papaw Taught Me"
 65: "Wayward Angel," Kasey Chambers [Warner, 9/04] (14)
        "Wayward Angel"
 65: "Where The Mangoes Are," Kate McDonnell [Appleseed, 2/05] (14)


Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12714 airplays from 135 different DJs

1. "Man Of God" (21)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Paradise Hotel"
2. "Peace Call" (14)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Land Of Milk And Honey"
3. "Tomorrow Is A Long Time" (11)
        by Nickel Creek
        from "Why Should The Fire Die"
4. "Gypsy Rose" (10)
        by Tracy Grammer
        from "Flower Of Avalon"
4. "This Land Is Your Land" (10)
        by Woody Guthrie
        from "This Land Is Your Land: The Asch Recordings, Vol. 1"
        also "Folkways The Original Vision"
6. "8 Miles High" (9)
        by Chris Hillman
        from "The Other Side"
6. "The Art Of Virtue" (9)
        by Adrienne Young And Little Sadie
        from "The Art Of Virtue"
6. "Ballad Of The Moonlight Lady" (9)
        by Melwood Cutlery
        from "Campfire"
6. "East Of The River" (9)
        by Terence Martin
        from "Lost Hills"
6. "Hills And Hollers" (9)
        by Adrienne Young And Little Sadie
        from "The Art Of Virtue"
6. "I Know Rain" (9)
        by Michelle Nixon And Drive
        from "What More Should I Say??"
6. "Tale Of 2 Americas" (9)
        by Rod MacDonald
        from "Tale Of Two Americas"
13. "Ballad Of Black Charlie" (8)
        by Adie Grey
        from "How To Find A Rainbow"
13. "Really Good At Loving You" (8)
        by The Dreamsicles
        from "Luv Songs For Grownups"
13. "Thunderbird" (8)
        by John Hiatt
        from "Master Of Disaster"
13. "Waking Hour" (8)
        by David Francey
        from "Waking Hour"
17. "Boat's Up The River" (7)
        by Erynn Marshall
        from "Calico"
17. "Crazy As A Loon" (7)
        by John Prine
        from "Fair And Square"
17. "Dance Hall Girls" (7)
        by The Duhks
        from "The Duhks"
17. "Easy On Me" (7)
        by Jeff Black
        from "Tin Lily"
17. "Hiway 9" (7)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Land Of Milk And Honey"
17. "Homeward Bound" (7)
        by Alison Brown
        from "Stolen Moments"
17. "Long Monday" (7)
        by John Prine
        from "Fair And Square"
17. "Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters" (7)
        by Indigo Girls
        from "Rarities"
17. "Morning Train" (7)
        by John Prine
        from "Fair And Square"
17. "Sparks In The Radio" (7)
        by Jim Photoglo
        from "Sparks In The Radio"
17. "We Are The Day" (7)
        by Kathy Hussey
        from "Moments Of Wonder"


Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12714 airplays from 135 different DJs

1. Eliza Gilkyson
2. Bob Dylan
3. Adrienne Young
4. John Prine
5. Rod MacDonald
6. Nanci Griffith
7. Cheryl Wheeler
8. The Dreamsicles
8. Terence Martin
10. Tracy Grammer
11. Alison Brown
12. Pete Seeger
13. Melwood Cutlery
14. David Francey
14. The Greencards
14. Patty Griffin
17. The Duhks
17. John Hiatt
19. Jim Photoglo
19. John Doyle
19. The Love Hall Tryst
19. Nickel Creek
19. Tom Russell
19. Woody Guthrie
25. Alison Krauss
25. Blue Highway
25. Kat Eggleston
25. Uncle Earl
29. Emmylou Harris
29. Erynn Marshall
29. Waifs
32. Indigo Girls
33. Chris Hillman
33. Michelle Nixon And Drive
35. Hedy West
35. Northern Lights
37. Greg Brown
37. Michelle Shocked
37. Richard Shindell
37. Richard Thompson
37. Wailin' Jennys


Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12714 airplays from 135 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Sugar Hill
3. Red House
4. Columbia
5. Compass
6. Appleseed
7. Philo
8. Smithsonian/Folkways
9. Warner
10. Signature
11. Shanachie
12. Borealis
13. Vanguard
13. Waterbug
15. Green Linnet
16. Flying Fish
17. Pinecastle
18. Hightone
19. Rebel
20. Capitol
21. Dualtone
21. Greentrax
23. Folk-Legacy
24. Sony
25. Rhino
26. Elektra
27. RCA
27. Wind River
29. Copper Creek
29. County
31. New West
31. Yodel-Ay-Hee
33. Nonesuch
34. Koch
34. Mercury
36. Addie Belle
37. MCA
37. Nettwerk
39. Good Dog
39. Reprise

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