Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 10083 airplays from 123 different DJs

  1: "Fair And Square," John Prine [Oh Boy, 4/05] (61)
        "Crazy As A Loon"
        "Long Monday"
        "Glory Of True Love"
        "Some Humans Ain't Human"
  2: "Flower Of Avalon," Tracy Grammer [Signature, 4/05] (50)
        "Gypsy Rose"
        "Hey Ho"
        "Laughlin Boy"
        "Preston Miller"
  3: "Stolen Moments," Alison Brown [Compass, 5/05] (44)
        "Sound Of Summer Running"
        "Homeward Bound"
        "Magnificent 7"
  4: "Migration," David Olney [Loudhouse, 4/05] (31)
        "My Lovely Assistant"
        "Light From Carolina"
  5: "Calico," Erynn Marshall [Merriweather, new] (30)
        "Davy Come Back And Act Like You Oughta"
        "Boat's Up The River"
  5: "The Duhks," The Duhks [Sugar Hill, 2/05] (30)
        "Death Came A Knockin"
        "Magnolia Set"
        "True Religion"
  7: "New Moon," Northern Lights [Fifty Fifty, 4/05] (29)
        "Listen To The Radio"
        "20 6 Daughters"
  8: "The Farthest Wave," Cathie Ryan [Shanachie, 4/05] (27)
        "Follow The Heron"
        "Be Like The Sea"
        "What Will You Do, Love?"
  8: "Ready To Receive," Claudia Russell [Radio Rhythm, 5/05] (27)
        "Ready To Receive"
        "Oh California"
  8: "Sparks In The Radio," Jim Photoglo [Grifftone, 4/05] (27)
        "Hillbilly Hollywood"
        "Sparks In The Radio"
        "This Train Keeps Rollin"
 11: "Red Dog Tracks," Chip Taylor And Carrie Rodriguez [Back Porch, 5/05] (26)
        "Must Be The Whiskey"
        "Keep Your Hat On Jenny"
 12: "Only Word," Kat Eggleston [Redwing, new] (22)
        "Measure For Measure"
 12: "Starlight On The Rails," Utah Phillips [Daemon, new] (22)
        "Telling Takes Me Home"
 14: "Breakfast," Kate MacLeod And The Pancakes [Waterbug, 4/05] (21)
        "Thirst Quencher"
        "No More Cane"
 14: "Marbletown," Blue Highway [Rounder, new] (21)
        "Wild Urge To Ramble"
 16: "American Jukebox Fables," Ellis Paul [Philo, 4/05] (20)
        "Blacktop Train"
        "Jukebox On My Grave"
 16: "Beach Full Of Shells," Al Stewart [Appleseed, 5/05] (20)
        "Mr. Lear"
        "Rain Barrel"
 16: "Let Em Run," The Bills [Red House, 7/04] (20)
        "Nowhere To Be"
        "Let Em Run"
 19: "Moments Of Wonder," Kathy Hussey [Raku, new] (19)
        "Sing My Memory"
 19: "Telluride Bluegrass Festival," Various Artists [Rounder, new] (19)
        "Cluck Old Hen," Horse Flies
        "Not Pretty Enough," Kasey Chambers
 19: "Woodyboye," Joel Rafael Band [Appleseed, 4/05] (19)
        "2 Good Men"
        "Ramblin' Reckless Hobo"
 22: "Hearts In Mind," Nanci Griffith [New Door, 2/05] (17)
        "I Love This Town"
        "Simple Life"
 22: "Land Of Milk And Honey," Eliza Gilkyson [Red House, 3/04] (17)
        "Peace Call"
        "Hiway 9"
 22: "Weather And Water," Greencards [Dualtone, new] (17)
        "Weather And Water"
        "Almost Home"
 22: "When All Is Said And Done," Danu [Shanachie, 4/05] (17)
        "Only Nineteen Years Old"
        "Farewell, Angelina"
 26: "Far Away Blues," Adam Carroll [Blue Corn, 5/05] (16)
        "Last Day Of Grace"
        "Low In The Mountains"
 26: "Nancy McCallion," Nancy McCallion [Taller Dog, new] (16)
        "Moon Over The Interstate"
 28: "Folkways: The Original Vision," Various Artists [Smithsonian/Folkways, 1989] (15)
        "Do-Re-Mi," Woody Guthrie
 28: "Here Come The Choppers," Loudon Wainwright III [Sovereign Artists, 4/05] (15)
        "Hank And Fred"
        "No Sure Way"
 28: "Lost Hills," Terence Martin [Good Dog, new] (15)
        "Hank Williams"
        "Lost Hills"
 28: "Mercy Now," Mary Gauthier [Lost Highway, 2/05] (15)
        "Drop In A Bucket"
        "Prayer Without Words"
 28: "Now Hear This," Psychograss [Adventure, new] (15)
        "Look At What The Dog Brought Home"
        "Looks Like A Duck"
 28: "Other Side," Chris Hillman [Self, 5/05] (15)
        "Water Is Wide"
        "8 Miles High"
 34: "Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs Of Stephen Foster," Various Artists [American Roots, 8/04] (14)
        "Hard Times Come Again No More," Mavis Staples
        "Gentle Annie," Ollabelle
 34: "Defying Gravity," Cheryl Wheeler [Philo, 2/05] (14)
        "Defying Gravity"
        "Little Road"
 34: "Georgia Hard," Robbie Fulks [Yep Roc, 5/05] (14)
        "Countrier Than Thou"
 34: "How High The Moon," Frances Black [Koch, new] (14)
        "How Sweet The Tune"
        "Rachrai Island"
 34: "Right Key, Wrong Keyhole," Red Stick Ramblers [Memphis Int'l, 4/05] (14)
        "My Ramblin' Heart"
        "That's What I Like About The South"
 34: "Run," Old School Freight Train [Acoustic Disc, 5/05] (14)
        "Louisiana 1927"
 40: "Daily Bread," Corey Harris [Rounder, new] (13)
        "Daily Bread"
 40: "Down The Line," Ciaran Tourish [Compass, new] (13)
        "Are You Tired Of Me My Darling?"
 40: "Jiig," Ian Robb [Fallen Angle, 3/05] (13)
        "Rambling Sailor"
 40: "Live At The Newburyport Firehouse," Dry Branch Fire Squad [Rounder, 1/05] (13)
        "By The Mark"
 40: "Love Call Me Home," Peggy Seeger [Appleseed, 4/05] (13)
        "Sing About These Hard Times"
        "Love Call Me Home"
 40: "Miles From Home," Jed Marum [Boston Road, 2/05] (13)
        "Chickahominy River"
 40: "Names," Tim Grimm [Wind River, 10/04] (13)
        "Jackie Brown"
        "Lula Walls"
 40: "Play Live," Old Blind Dogs [Green Linnet, new] (13)
        "Tramps And Hawkers"
 40: "Promise Of Light," Jamie Anderson [Tsunami, 3/05] (13)
 40: "Redbird," Kris Delmhorst, Jeffrey Foucault And Peter Mulvey [Signature, 2/05] (13)
        "Buckets Of Rain"
        "I Gotta Get Drunk"
 40: "Stillhouse Road," Julie Lee [Compadre, 10/04] (13)
        "Stillhouse Road"
 51: "Classic Southern Gospel," Various Artists [Smithsonian/Folkways, new] (12)
        "I Am A Pilgrim," Country Gentlemen
 51: "Devils And Dust," Bruce Springsteen [Columbia, 4/05] (12)
        "Devils And Dust"
 51: "Little Star," Girlyman [Daemon, 5/05] (12)
        "On The Air"
 51: "Love, Hope, And Transportation," Malvinas [Self, new] (12)
 51: "Portrait Of An American Girl," Judy Collins [Wildflower, 4/05] (12)
        "How Can I Keep From Singing"
 51: "Tale Of Two Americas," Rod MacDonald [Wind River, new] (12)
        "I'm Your Dad"
 51: "Tribute To Brother Duets," Jesse McReynolds And Charles Whitstein [Pinecastle, 5/05] (12)
        "Are You Missing Me"
        "Blues Stay Away From Me"
 51: "Waiting For The Water," Pat Wictor [RiskyDisc, 9/04] (12)
        "Love Is The Water"
        "Sugar Baby"
 59: "Blue Nightfall," Jimmy Lafave [Red House, 3/05] (11)
        "Bohemian Cowboy Blues"
        "I Wish For You"
 59: "How To Find A Rainbow," Adie Grey [Hey Baby, new] (11)
        "Like A Couple Of Kids In Love"
        "Ballad Of Black Charlie"
 59: "I Never Heard You Knockin," Malcolm Holcombe [Self, new] (11)
        "Doin' His Job"
        "Early Mornin"
 59: "Iron Flowers," Grey DeLisle [Sugar Hill, new] (11)
        "Who Made You King"
        "Sweet Little Bluebird"
 59: "On The Rise," Blue Moon Rising [Lonesome Day, new] (11)
        "This Old Martin Box"
        "Papaw Taught Me"
 59: "Pearl Street," Annie Gallup [Label?, new] (11)
        "Thicker Than Water"
        "Down The Other Side"
 59: "Shine On," Ralph Stanley [Rebel, new] (11)
        "I'll Fly Away"
        "Palms Of Victory"
 59: "Songs From The Gravel Road," Ian Tyson [Vanguard, 4/05] (11)
        "Road To Las Cruces"
        "Land Of Shining Mountains"
 59: "What More Should I Say?," Michelle Nixon And Drive [Pinecastle, new] (11)
        "I Know Rain"
        "If It Ain't Love"
 68: "Campfire," Melwood Cutlery [Borealis, 5/05] (10)
        "Ballad Of The Moonlight Lady"
        "Moonlight Motel"
 68: "New Century Suite," Micheal J. Miles [Self, new] (10)
        "Chicago Trilogy 1 "
        "New Century Suite III And Iv"
 68: "Blue Highway," John Lilly And Ralph Blizard [Self, 2/05] (10)
        "House Of David Blues"
        "My Dixie Darling"
 68: "Bluegrass At The Roots," Lilly Brothers And Don Stover [Smithsonian/Folkways, 5/05] (10)
        "Little Annie"
        "Down On The Banks Of The Ohio"
 68: "Don't Ask Don't Tell," Michelle Shocked [Mighty Sound, new] (10)
        "Don't Ask"
 68: "Grey County," Tim Harrison [Second Avenue, 1/05] (10)
        "Pack Up Your Sorrows"
        "Never Bound By Time"
 68: "Hymns For The Exiled," Anais Mitchell [Waterbug, 9/04] (10)
 68: "Land of the Sky: An Appalachian Journey ," Amy White And Al Petteway [Maggie's, 4/05] (10)
        "Shady Grove"
        "Sunny Day"
 68: "Les Amants Du Saint-Laurent," Le Vent Du Nord [Borealis, 3/05] (10)
        "Les Amants Du Saint-Laurent"
 68: "Magic Time," Van Morrison [Geffen, new] (10)
        "Gypsy In My Soul"
        "Celtic New Year"
 68: "Martha Wainwright," Martha Wainwright [Rounder, 4/05] (10)
        "These Flowers"
 68: "Mojave River," Chris Stuart And Backcountry [Backcountry, 11/04] (10)
        "Dollar Bill Blues"
        "Dear Friends And Gentle Hearts"
 68: "The Red Thread," Lucy Kaplansky [Red House, 1/04] (10)
        "I Had Something"
        "Land Of The Living"
 68: "Roots And Branches," Paul Asbell [Busy Hands, new] (10)
        "Chunky Monkey Gumbo"
 68: "The Sea And The Sky," Jonathan Byrd And Dromedary [Waterbug, 6/04] (10)
        "True Companion"
        "For You"
 68: "These Times We're Living In," Various Artists [Red House, 2/05] (10)
        "Arlington," Wailin' Jennys
        "Ghosts Of The Good Old Days," John McCutcheon
 68: "Thugs And Lovers," J. P. Jones [Self, 2/05] (10)
        "Crawlin' Out Of Wakefield"
        "Hand Basket"
 68: "Tribute To Billy Joe Shaver," Various Artists [Compadre, new] (10)
        "Hearts A Busting," Jimmie Dale Gilmore And Colin Gilmore
        "Randall Knife," Guy Clark
 68: "Truth From Lies," Catie Curtis [Rykodisc, 2000] (10)
        "Dad's Yard"
 68: "Underdog," Wishing Chair [Self, 5/05] (10)
        "One Real Song"
        "Outlaw Wedding"
 68: "Unfamiliar Moon," Vance Gilbert [Self, 12/04] (10)
        "10 Thousand Skies"
        "Leaving Avon"
 68: "Wayward Angel," Kasey Chambers [Warner, 9/04] (10)


Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 10083 airplays from 123 different DJs

1. "Crazy As A Loon" (11)
        by John Prine
        from "Fair And Square"
1. "Gypsy Rose" (11)
        by Tracy Grammer
        from "Flower Of Avalon"
1. "Sound Of Summer Running" (11)
        by Alison Brown
        from "Stolen Moments"
4. "Long Monday" (10)
        by John Prine
        from "Fair And Square"
5. "My Lovely Assistant" (9)
        by David Olney
        from "Migration"
5. "My Old Man" (9)
        by Steve Goodman
        from "Say It In Private"
5. "Peace Call" (9)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Land Of Milk And Honey"
5. "Randall Knife" (9)
        by Guy Clark
        from "Dublin Blues"
9. "Dad's Yard" (8)
        by Catie Curtis
        from "Truth From Lies"
9. "Hey Ho" (8)
        by Tracy Grammer
        from "Flower Of Avalon"
9. "Listen To The Radio" (8)
        by Northern Lights
        from "New Moon"
9. "Preston Miller" (8)
        by Tracy Grammer
        from "Flower Of Avalon"
9. "Tramps And Hawkers" (8)
        by Old Blind Dogs
        from "Play Live"
        also "Old Blind Dogs Play Live"
9. "Weather And Water" (8)
        by Greencards
        from "Weather And Water"
15. "Hillbilly Hollywood" (7)
        by Jim Photoglo
        from "Sparks In The Radio"
15. "Homeward Bound" (7)
        by Alison Brown
        from "Stolen Moments"
15. "Laughlin Boy" (7)
        by Tracy Grammer
        from "Flower Of Avalon"
15. "Marbletown" (7)
        by Blue Highway
        from "Marbletown"
15. "Me And My Chauffeur Blues" (7)
        by Maria Muldaur
        from "Richland Woman Blues"
15. "Sailing Down My Golden River" (7)
        by Pete Seeger
        from "Pete"
15. "Stillhouse Road" (7)
        by Julie Lee
        from "Stillhouse Road"
22. "Davy Come Back And Act Like You Oughta" (6)
        by Erynn Marshall
        from "Calico"
22. "Glory Of True Love" (6)
        by John Prine
        from "Fair And Square"
22. "Hard To Make It" (6)
        by Tracy Grammer
        from "Flower Of Avalon"
22. "I Brought My Father With Me" (6)
        by Michael Smith
        from "Michael Margaret Pat And Kate"
22. "My Father's Only Son" (6)
        by Carrie Newcomer
        from "My Father's Only Son"
22. "Some Humans Ain't Human" (6)
        by John Prine
        from "Fair And Square"


Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 10083 airplays from 123 different DJs

1. John Prine
2. Tracy Grammer
3. Bob Dylan
4. Alison Brown
4. Nanci Griffith
6. David Olney
6. Loudon Wainwright III
8. Eliza Gilkyson
9. The Duhks
10. Erynn Marshall
10. Greg Brown
12. Joel Rafael Band
12. Lucinda Williams
12. Northern Lights
15. Cathie Ryan
15. Cheryl Wheeler
15. Ellis Paul
15. Jim Photoglo
15. Judy Collins
20. Chip Taylor And Carrie Rodriguez
20. Claudia Russell
20. Kat Eggleston
20. Tom Russell
24. John Hartford
25. Old Blind Dogs
26. Al Stewart
26. Guy Clark
26. Peggy Seeger
26. Utah Phillips
30. Dave Van Ronk
30. Greencards
30. John Gorka
30. Kate MacLeod And The Pancakes
30. Tim Grimm
35. Kathy Hussey
36. The Bills
36. Blue Highway
36. Iris DeMent
36. Woody Guthrie
40. Ian Robb
40. Le Vent Du Nord
40. Mary Gauthier
40. Pete Seeger
40. Stan Rogers
40. Tom Paxton


Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 10083 airplays from 123 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Sugar Hill
3. Compass
4. Red House
5. Columbia
6. Philo
7. Signature
8. Shanachie
9. Appleseed
9. Smithsonian/Folkways
11. Flying Fish
12. Warner
13. Borealis
14. Greentrax
15. Oh Boy
16. Green Linnet
17. Rebel
18. Hightone
18. Waterbug
20. Vanguard
21. Capitol
22. Pinecastle
23. Elektra
24. Rhino
25. MCA
26. Koch
26. RCA
28. Alligator
28. Compadre
30. Folk-Legacy
31. Putumayo
32. New West
32. Redwing
32. Wind River
35. Dualtone
35. Lost Highway
35. Merriweather
35. Reprise
39. Arc
39. Epic

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