Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 10883 airplays.

  1: "Scene It All," Seldom Scene (60)
        "Rollin' And Tumblin'" (8)
        "I Will Always Be Waiting For You" (7)
        "Boots Of Spanish Leather" (6)
        "From This Moment On" (6)
        "Nadine" (6)
        "Blue And Lonesome" (5)
        "When The Walls Come Tumblin' Down" (5)
        "You Better Get Right" (5)
        "One Step Up" (4)
        "Trust In The Tide" (3)
        "Walking The Dog" (3)
        "Dusty" (2)
  2: "Tanglewood Tree," Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer (47)
        "Hey Conductor" (8)
        "The Mountain" (7)
        "Happytown" (6)
        "Farewell To Bitterroot Valley" (5)
        "Tanglewood Tree" (5)
        "Walkin' Away From Caroline" (5)
        "Cat-Eye Willie Claims His Lover" (3)
        "Cowboy Singer" (3)
        "Farewell To Fiddler's Rim" (3)
        "Crocodile Man"
        "Farewell To Saint Dolores"
  2: "'til We Outnumber 'em," Various Artists (47)
        "Ramblin' 'round," Indigo Girls (6)
        "Hard Travelin' Hootenanny" (5)
        "Do Re Me," Ani Difranco (4)
        "Talking Dust Bowl," Ramblin' Jack Elliott (4)
        "Plane Wreck At Los Gatos," Bruce Springsteen (3)
        "Pretty Boy Floyd," David Pirner (3)
        "Riding In My Car," Bruce Springsteen (3)
        "1913 Massacre," Ramblin' Jack Elliott (2)
        "Against The Law," Billy Bragg (2)
        "Born Naked," Tim Robbins (2)
        "Dust Storm Disaster," Arlo Guthrie (2)
        "Payback," Peter Glaser (2)
        "Regular Fires," Arlo Guthrie (2)
        "What A Song Is," Fred Hellerman (2)
        "'til We Outnumber 'em," All
        "Change The Moment," Arlo Guthrie
        "Does Music Change The World," Country Joe Mcdonald
        "Free In Every Moment," Arlo Guthrie
        "It Ain't About Being Perfect," Craig Werner
  4: "Written In Red," Louise Taylor (46)
        "Cherry Tree" (15)
        "Over The Mountain" (10)
        "2 Bends In The Road" (7)
        "Written In Red" (6)
        "Meet You Here" (3)
        "Gunny Hole" (2)
        "His Hands"
        "My Dove"
        "Stubborn As A Gun"
  5: "Transcendental Blues," Steve Earle (42)
        "Galway Girl" (9)
        "Halo 'round The Moon" (6)
        "Steve's Last Ramble" (5)
        "Transcendental Blues" (4)
        "When I Fall" (4)
        "Another Town" (3)
        "Boy Who Never Cried" (2)
        "I Don't Want To Loose You Yet" (2)
        "Until The Day I Die" (2)
        "All Of My Life"
        "Everyone's In Love With You"
        "I Can Wait"
        "Lonelier Than This"
        "Over Yonder"
  6: "Sign Of Truth," Tish Hinojosa (40)
        "Song For The Journey" (8)
        "Sign Of Truth" (6)
        "Fence Post" (5)
        "Fire In Winter" (5)
        "Mona Lisa By The Rio Grande" (5)
        "Dreams I Have Seen" (3)
        "Roses Around My Feet" (3)
        "Wildflowers" (2)
        "Faded Souvenir"
        "Flowers Around My Feet"
        "Taste Of Dying Summer"
  7: "5 Strings Attached, Vol. 2," Arnie Naiman And Chris Coole (38)
        "Gunslinger" (6)
        "Becky The Beader" (5)
        "Old Joe Clark" (3)
        "Rainbow On The Morman's" (3)
        "Things In Life" (3)
        "West Fork Gals" (3)
        "Darlin' Cora" (2)
        "First Morning" (2)
        "Rainbow On The Normon's" (2)
        "Sleepyhead" (2)
        "Get Up George"
        "Last Days Of Autumn"
        "Midnight Sky"
        "Skipping Stones"
        "Willie Moore"
  7: "Turtle Wings," Valerie Smith (38)
        "I Feel The Blues Moving In" (8)
        "Oh Mandolin" (8)
        "Big Ol' Train" (4)
        "Good Man" (3)
        "Sweeter Fields Of Clover" (3)
        "Dancin' By The River" (2)
        "Hand Me Down" (2)
        "Mama's Roses" (2)
        "Someday Came Today" (2)
        "Times Like These" (2)
        "Simpson's Holler"
        "Turtle Wings"
  9: "Heartbreak Town," Ronnie McCoury (36)
        "Evangelina" (6)
        "Road From Coeburn To Warren" (5)
        "Somebody's Gonna Pay" (5)
        "Dawggone" (3)
        "Heartbreak Town" (3)
        "Lily Hoskins" (3)
        "Noppet Hill Breakdown" (3)
        "Cold Lonesome Feeling" (2)
        "Our Love Never Dies" (2)
        "When The Hurt's Talkin'" (2)
        "Last Call"
        "Sometimes Sleep Closes These Eyes"
 10: "Nickel Creek," Nickel Creek (32)
        "Fox" (10)
        "Reasons Why" (5)
        "Out Of The Woods" (4)
        "When You Come Back Down" (4)
        "Lighthouse's Tale" (3)
        "Ode To A Butterfly" (2)
        "Sweet Afton" (2)
        "Cuckoo's Nest"
        "Hand Song"
 11: "Real Time," Tim O'Brien And Darrell Scott (31)
        "More Love" (5)
        "Walk Beside Me" (4)
        "With A Memory Like Mine" (4)
        "Long Time Gone" (3)
        "House Of Gold" (2)
        "I'm Not Gonna Forget You" (2)
        "Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning" (2)
        "There Ain't No Easy Way" (2)
        "Weary Blues For Waiting" (2)
        "5 Rooms"
        "Helen Of Troy, Wv"
        "Little Sadie"
        "Much Love"
        "Second Mouse"
 12: "These Are The Roots," Diane Zeigler (30)
        "What You've Always Known" (8)
        "Legend Of Enoch Arden" (4)
        "Holy Ground" (3)
        "Jack's Belted Galloways" (3)
        "These Are The Roots" (3)
        "You Were Welcome Here" (3)
        "Winter Sun" (2)
        "By Your Name"
        "I Know My Baby's Cry"
        "In Defense Of Eve"
        "Listen To The Timber Fall"
 13: "Fair Weather," Alison Brown (29)
        "Everybody's Talkin'" (7)
        "Fair Weather" (6)
        "Late On Arrival" (5)
        "Deep Gap" (3)
        "Everyday I Write The Book" (3)
        "Hummingbird" (2)
        "Poe's Pickin' Party"
        "Shake And Howdy"
        "Sweet Thing"
 14: "Love Light," Claire Lynch (28)
        "I'm Movin'" (6)
        "Missionary Ridge" (6)
        "Jealousy" (4)
        "Stranger Things Have Happened" (4)
        "I Don't Have To Dream" (2)
        "Savannah" (2)
        "Keep My Love There"
        "Love Light"
        "Sweethearts Again"
        "These Flowers"
 15: "Unabashedly Folk," Grit Laskin (27)
        "Cosmic And Freaky" (5)
        "Life On The Rolling Sea" (3)
        "Derwentwater's Farewell/Salmon Tails Up-Water" (2)
        "Fair Maid Walking" (2)
        "It's Not The Life For Me" (2)
        "Long Note/Old Hag You Have Killed Me" (2)
        "Photographers" (2)
        "When I Was A Lad" (2)
        "Lucky Man"
        "Macho Man"
        "Old World And The New"
        "Shantyman's Life"
        "Slowpoke/The Reversable Polka"
        "Upper Class Shanty"
        "Winetaster/Beans In The Grinder"
 16: "Family Gathering," Acie Cargill (26)
        "Annie's In The Sycamore Tree" (3)
        "Battle Of Shiloh" (3)
        "Cherry Tree" (3)
        "Sourwood Mountain" (3)
        "Ginney Git Around" (2)
        "Road To My Home" (2)
        "Willie Moore" (2)
        "Black Eyed Susie Brown"
        "Brown-Eyed Darlin' Sue"
        "Courtin' Betsy Brown"
        "Drank Myself To Death"
        "Eddyville Prison"
        "Ginny Get Around"
        "Old Molly Hare"
        "Some Of Them Gals Do Tag Along"
 17: "Beyond Bitchin'," 4 Bitchin' Babes (25)
        "Viagra In The Waters" (8)
        "My Kinda Man" (5)
        "Little Stars" (3)
        "Beautiful Fool" (2)
        "Body Is A Car"
        "Hold On To My Love"
        "I Don't Wanna Know"
        "If I Were Brave"
        "Lovely Mistake"
        "This Town's All Right"
        "Toe To Toe With The HMO"
 17: "Silver And Gold," Neil Young (25)
        "Good To See You" (6)
        "Daddy Went Walkin'" (5)
        "Buffalo Springfield Again" (4)
        "Silver And Gold" (4)
        "Great Divide" (2)
        "Red Sun" (2)
        "Razor Love"
        "Without Rings"
 19: "Stone By Stone," Mae Robertson (24)
        "Lights Of Louisianne" (5)
        "Stone By Stone" (5)
        "Love Is Our Cross To Bear" (4)
        "You Don't Love Me Anymore" (4)
        "Friendship Waltz," Lui Collins
        "Lover's Fire," Lui Collins
        "Rather Have The Song"
        "Start All Over Again"
        "Sweethearts Waltz"
 20: "Flying Saucer Blues," Peter Case (23)
        "Paradise Etc" (6)
        "Something Happens" (6)
        "Black Dirt And Clay" (3)
        "Walking Home Late" (3)
        "Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda" (2)
        "Cold Trail Blues"
        "Cool Drink Of Water"
        "Coulda Shoulda Woulds"
 20: "Positive Friction," Donna The Buffalo (23)
        "Front Porch" (5)
        "Man Of Constant Sorrow" (5)
        "Arrows Pointing Sideways" (3)
        "I Wish You Love" (3)
        "No Place Like The Right Time" (3)
        "Riddle Of The Universe" (2)
 20: "Silent Ground," Front Range (23)
        "Montana Gal" (7)
        "Leave Me To Cry" (3)
        "Roll Call" (3)
        "Dust Devil" (2)
        "Sweetest Flower In My Heart" (2)
        "Let Me Rest At The End Of My Journey"
        "Love In Vain"
        "My Lord What A Morning-Roll Call"
        "My Lord What A Mourning"
        "Silver Plume"
        "Sing Me A River"
 23: "In The Blue Room," Alan Bibey (22)
        "In The Blue Room" (8)
        "I'll Be Alright Tomorrow" (3)
        "Country Fool" (2)
        "Evening Prayer Blues" (2)
        "Lee's Reel" (2)
        "Save Your Heart" (2)
        "Amanda Lena"
        "What I Am," Alan Bibey W/ Ronnie Bowman
 23: "One Endless Night," Jimmie Dale Gilmore (22)
        "Blue Shadows" (3)
        "Goodbye Old Missoula" (3)
        "Banks Of The Guadalupe" (2)
        "Darcy Farrow" (2)
        "Georgia Rose" (2)
        "No Lonesome Tune" (2)
        "One Endless Night" (2)
        "Ramblin' Man" (2)
        "Ripple" (2)
        "Defying Gravity"
        "Your Love Is My Rest"
 23: "Vertie's Dream," Carol Elizabeth Jones And James Leva (22)
        "Something Shall Remain" (4)
        "Vertie's Dream" (4)
        "Dip Your Fingers In Some Water" (2)
        "Minister's Farewell-Last Of Callahan" (2)
        "River Of Fire" (2)
        "Sent To Me" (2)
        "Big Enough"
        "Guite Me Thou Great Jehovah"
        "Scorned And Mocked"
        "Washington March"
        "Washington's March/Jim And Arnold"
        "When We Have Love"
 23: "Well May The World Go," Larry Long (22)
        "Chicky Chicky Boom" (5)
        "Well May The World Go" (4)
        "No Jobs In Texas" (3)
        "Sweet Lura Rose" (3)
        "Muscovite Feel Alright" (2)
        "Somalia" (2)
        "All The Way To Paradise"
        "Down With The Klu Klux Klan"
        "Some Things Are Not For Sale"
 27: "Back Home Again," Rhonda Vincent (21)
        "When I Close My Eyes" (5)
        "Passing Of The Train" (3)
        "Where No Cabins Fall" (3)
        "Jolene" (2)
        "Lonesome Wind Blues" (2)
        "You're Running Wild" (2)
        "Keep Your Feet On The Ground"
        "Little Angels"
        "Out Of Hand"
        "Pretending I Don't Care"
 27: "Talkin' To Myself," Lonesome River Band (21)
        "Swing That Hammer" (8)
        "Are You Ashamed To Call Me Darlin'" (2)
        "Dog Gone Shame" (2)
        "Harvest Time" (2)
        "Mary Ann" (2)
        "Willow Garden" (2)
        "Crime I Didn't Commit"
        "Do You Want To Live In Glory"
        "Talakin' To Myself"
 29: "Another Kind Of Blue," Peter Keane (20)
        "Illegal Man" (3)
        "Sunday Street" (3)
        "Talco Girl" (3)
        "Call It Sleep" (2)
        "Illinois Blues" (2)
        "Roll'em Pete" (2)
        "Round And Round" (2)
        "Another Kind Of Blue"
        "Columbus Avenue"
        "Mama Tain't Long Fore Day"
 29: "Carry Me Across The Mountain," Dan Tyminski (20)
        "Carry Me Across The Mountain" (6)
        "Sunny Side Of The Mountain" (3)
        "I Dreamed Of An Old Love Affair" (2)
        "Praise The Lord" (2)
        "Stuck In The Middle Of Nowhere" (2)
        "Be Assured"
        "Greens Fees"
        "Please Dear Mommy"
        "Think About You Every Day"
        "Tiny Broken Heart"
 29: "Soup Happens," Hot Soup (20)
        "Last Thing On My Mind" (7)
        "Much Better View Of The Moon" (3)
        "Sunrise On Carawan Hill" (3)
        "2 Fine Friends" (2)
        "Don't Know What Was The Last Thing On My Mind"
        "Red Kimono"
        "Tain't No Sin To Dance Around In Your Bones"
 32: "Live At Antone's," Joe Ely (19)
        "Road Goes On Forever" (4)
        "Dallas" (3)
        "Ranches And Rivers" (2)
        "Rock Salt And Nails" (2)
        "Up On The Ridge" (2)
        "All Just To Get To You"
        "Gallo Del Cielo"
        "Nacha Mama"
        "Road Hawg"
        "Thousand Miles From Home"
        "Up On A Ridge"
 32: "Man Must Carry On," Aubrey Haynie (19)
        "Man Must Carry On" (8)
        "Eternal Blues" (2)
        "Tennessee Hardwood" (2)
        "Butcher Boy"
        "Creek's A Risin'"
        "Gone To Ferrum"
        "Homesick And Lonesome"
        "Sam's Creek Blues"
 32: "Mermaid Avenue Vol. 2," Billy Bragg And Wilco (19)
        "I Was Born" (4)
        "Blood Of The Lamb" (2)
        "Joe Dimaggio Done It Again" (2)
        "My Flying Saucer" (2)
        "Remember The Mountain Bed" (2)
        "Against The Law"
        "Aginst Th' Law"
        "Airline To Heaven"
        "Black Wind Blowing"
        "Someday Some Morning Sometime"
        "Stetson Kennedy"
        "Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key"
 32: "Only A Story," Mollys (19)
        "Time To Burn" (3)
        "Don't Come On Strong And Run" (2)
        "Don't Want To Outlive That Man Too Long" (2)
        "I'm Not As Willing" (2)
        "Man In Question" (2)
        "My Manda" (2)
        "Strike Me Down" (2)
        "Only A Story"
        "Powers Brothers"
        "Yer Drunk/Polka Del Diablo"
        "Youngest Daughter"
 36: "Ear To The Ground," Malvina Reynolds (18)
        "Little Boxes" (5)
        "What Have They Done To The Rain" (4)
        "Carolina Cotton Mill Song" (2)
        "It Isn't Nice"
        "Judge Said"
        "Little Mouse"
        "Look On The Sunny Side"
        "Skagit Valley Forever"
        "This World"
 36: "Little Lion," Brooks Williams (18)
        "Belfast Blues" (4)
        "O Leaozinho" (3)
        "Asa Branca" (2)
        "Joyful, Joyful" (2)
        "Lizard Logic" (2)
        "Frenzy At The Feeder"
        "Goodbye Walker Percy"
        "Only For A Moment"
        "Water Song"
 36: "Lucky One," Christy McWilson (18)
        "Lucky One" (6)
        "Fly Away" (2)
        "Little Red Hen" (2)
        "Someday" (2)
        "Today Is Yesterday's Tomorrow" (2)
        "'til I Die"
        "Apple Doll"
        "Cryin' Out Loud"
        "Weight Of The World"
 36: "Omens," Jack Hardy (18)
        "I Ought To Know" (4)
        "Eclipse" (3)
        "Boney Bailiff" (2)
        "Only One Sky" (2)
        "Sle Na Gcoch" (2)
        "Change Of Heart"
        "In The Building Of The Boat"
        "Oh Woman"
        "West Of Dingle"
 36: "Raise Your Head," Poozies (18)
        "Another Train" (5)
        "Hey How My Johnny Lad" (3)
        "Mr. Grapes" (2)
        "Poncho And Lefty" (2)
        "We Built Fires" (2)
        "Hey Now Johnnie Lad"
        "In Another Life"
        "Maid Of Llanwellyn"
 36: "Somewhere Near Paterson," Richard Shindell (18)
        "Confession" (3)
        "Abuelita" (2)
        "Grocer's Broom" (2)
        "My Love Will Follow You" (2)
        "Waiting For The Storm" (2)
        "Wisteria" (2)
        "You Stay Here" (2)
        "Calling The Moon"
 36: "Southern Old-Time Harmonica," Mark Graham (18)
        "Curly Headed Woman" (3)
        "Hoof And Mouth" (3)
        "Half Shaved" (2)
        "Old Joe Clark" (2)
        "Piedmont Blues" (2)
        "Billy The Kid"
        "Kentucky Whiskey"
        "Kentucky Whisky And Billy The Kid"
        "Kentucky Whisky-Give The Fiddler A Dram"
        "New River Train"
        "Speed The Plow"
 36: "To The Bone," Eleni Kelakos (18)
        "Rockin' The Boat And Robbin' The Cradle" (5)
        "Gimme The Car Keys Daddy" (3)
        "Application" (2)
        "To The Bone" (2)
        "Circle And Dance," Elani Kelakos
        "Gumbo Ya Ya Foo 'fo 'ya," Sundogs
        "Tallest Poppy"
        "Tell Me Where The Love Goes"
        "Valentine's Day At The Satellite Bar And Grill"
        "Wyoming In Him"
 44: "Boom Chang," Steve James (17)
        "Galway Station Blues" (4)
        "Saturday Night In Jail" (3)
        "Stack Lee's Blues" (3)
        "Way Out On The Desert" (3)
        "Been All Around This World" (2)
        "Country Fool"
        "Squaw Teat Mountain Breakdown"
 44: "Broke Down," Slaid Cleaves (17)
        "Broke Down" (5)
        "Cold And Lonely" (2)
        "Horseshoe Lounge" (2)
        "Key Chain" (2)
        "One Good Year" (2)
        "Breakfest In Hell"
        "I Feel The Blues Moving In"
        "This Morning I Am Born Again"
 44: "Dancin' With Them That Brung Me," Stacey Earle (17)
        "Is It Enough" (3)
        "Dancin' With Them That Brung Me" (2)
        "Good Bye" (2)
        "Promise You Anything" (2)
        "Why" (2)
        "How I Ran"
        "It Must Be Love"
        "Kiss Her Goodnight"
        "Makes Me Happy"
        "No New Shoes"
        "Wonderful Life"
 44: "Ghostdance," Bill Miller (17)
        "Ghostdance" (4)
        "Forgive" (3)
        "Every Mountain I Climb" (2)
        "Prelude" (2)
        "Sun Is Gonna Rise" (2)
        "Waiting For The Rain" (2)
        "Last Stand"
 44: "Million Year Mind," Peter Mayer (17)
        "Holy Now" (4)
        "Charlie Porter" (3)
        "Now Touch The Air Softly" (3)
        "Dark" (2)
        "Brand New Harley," Peter Meyer
        "John's Garden," Peter Meyer
        "Magic Beans"
 44: "Trade," Dana Robinson (17)
        "Pat Do This" (6)
        "Ballad Tree" (3)
        "Trade" (3)
        "Chautauqua Day" (2)
        "Anderson Grade"
        "Somebody Loves You"
 50: "Anthology Of American Folk Music," Various Artists (16)
        "Newport Blues," Cincinnati Jug Band (2)
        "Charles Giteau," Kelly Harrell
        "Coo Coo Bird," Clarence Ashley
        "Down On The Banks Of The Ohio," Blue Sky Boys
        "Dry Bones," Bascom Lamar Lunsford
        "Expressman Blues," Sleepy John Estes And Yank Rachell
        "I'll Be Rested When The Roll Is Called," Roosevelt Graves
        "James Alley Blues," Richard "Rabbit" Brown
        "John Johanna," Kelly Harrell
        "King Kong Kitchie Kitchie Ki-Me-O," Chubby Parker
        "Mississippi Boweavil Blues," Masked Marvel
        "Moonshiner's Dance," Victoria Cafe Orchestra
        "Old Dog Blue," Jim Jackson
        "Parchman Farm Blues," Bukka White
        "Saut Crapaud," Columbus Fruge
 50: "Bold," Catriona Macdonald (16)
        "Shetland Reels" (3)
        "Tuddal Troll" (3)
        "Andy's Saltire/Maggie's Pancakes" (2)
        "Michael's Mazurka" (2)
        "Shetland Fiddle Diva And Purify" (2)
        "Da Silver Bow/The Joy Of Itl"
        "Lost Ponytail/Dennis' Tune"
        "Return To The Stewartry/Medley"
 50: "A Few Short Lines," John Wright (16)
        "Lord Franklin" (4)
        "Hills Of Ardmorn" (3)
        "Raglan Road" (2)
        "Rout Of The Blues" (2)
        "Black Is The Color"
        "Helen Of Kirkconnell"
        "Kerry Recruit"
        "Ned Of The Hill"
        "Starry Night"
 50: "Holly Ding," Tom, Brad And Alice (16)
        "Red Hot Breakdown" (3)
        "Cuckoo" (2)
        "Doney" (2)
        "Alabama Waltz"
        "Backstep Cindy"
        "Dear Friends, Farewell"
        "Lone Prairie"
        "Love Was The Price"
        "Moses And The Israelites"
        "Poor Ellen Smith"
        "Sail Away Ladies"
 50: "Poor Man's Troubles," Bruce Molsky (16)
        "Rove Riley Rove" (4)
        "Cousin Sally Brown" (2)
        "Fishin' Blues" (2)
        "Brothers And Sisters"
        "Field Holler / Piney Woods / Lost Indian"
        "Grigsby's Hornpipe"
        "I Truly Understand"
        "Old Greasy Coat"
        "Peg And Awl"
        "Poor Man's Troubles"
 50: "The Trouble With Poets," Peter Mulvey (16)
        "The Trouble With Poets" (5)
        "Home" (3)
        "You Meet The Nicest People In Your Dreams" (3)
        "Wings Of The Ragman" (2)
        "All The Way Home"
        "Every Word Except Goodbye"
        "Tender Blindspot"

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