Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 11577 airplays.

  1: "Tanglewood Tree," Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer (89)
        "Happytown" (12)
        "Cat-Eye Willie Claims His Lover" (11)
        "Crocodile Man" (11)
        "Hey Conductor" (11)
        "Tanglewood Tree" (11)
        "Farewell To Fiddler's Rim" (9)
        "Farewell To Saint Dolores" (6)
        "Cowboy Singer" (5)
        "Farewell To Bitterroot Valley" (5)
        "Mountain" (5)
        "Walkin' Away From Caroline" (2)
  2: "One Endless Night," Jimmie Dale Gilmore (77)
        "Darcy Farrow" (15)
        "Ripple" (14)
        "Mack The Knife" (13)
        "Banks Of The Guadalupe" (8)
        "Goodbye Old Missoula" (6)
        "Blue Shadows" (5)
        "Your Love Is My Rest" (5)
        "No Lonesome Tune" (4)
        "One Endless Night" (3)
        "Ramblin' Man" (2)
        "Defying Gravity"
        "Georgia Rose"
  3: "Speaking With The Angel," Mary Black (61)
        "Cut By Wire" (14)
        "I Live Not Where I Love" (9)
        "Bless The Road" (7)
        "Turning Away" (6)
        "Broken Wings" (5)
        "Don't Say Okay" (5)
        "Fields Of Gold" (5)
        "Speaking With The Angel" (5)
        "Message Of Love" (2)
        "Moments" (2)
        "Cut The Wire"
  4: "Another Kind Of Blue," Peter Keane (54)
        "Sunday Street" (7)
        "Another Kind Of Blue" (6)
        "Talco Girl" (5)
        "Call It Sleep" (4)
        "Columbus Avenue" (4)
        "Glory Land" (4)
        "Illegal Man" (4)
        "Illinois Blues" (4)
        "Everything's About The Same" (3)
        "Fallin' Down" (3)
        "Fool's Paradise" (3)
        "Mama Tain't Long Fore Day" (3)
        "Roll 'em Pete" (2)
        "Round And Round" (2)
  5: "Ready To Go," Bryan Sutton (52)
        "Blue Night" (8)
        "Decision At Glady Fork" (6)
        "Highland Rim" (6)
        "Minor Swing" (6)
        "Brown County Breakdown" (5)
        "Tater Patch" (4)
        "Walk Among The Woods" (3)
        "When Love Comes To Town" (3)
        "Grover Glen" (2)
        "Lady Be Good" (2)
        "Smokey Mountain Memories" (2)
        "The Water Is Wide" (2)
        "Chief's Medley"
        "Love Comes To Town"
        "Wolf Among The Woods"
  5: "Somewhere Near Paterson," Richard Shindell (52)
        "Spring" (16)
        "Confession" (6)
        "Transit" (6)
        "Wisteria" (6)
        "My Love Will Follow You" (5)
        "Abuelita" (3)
        "Calling The Moon" (3)
        "Merritt Parkway, 2 A.M." (3)
        "Waiting For The Storm" (3)
        "Grocer's Broom"
  7: "Tangle With The Ghost," Jory Nash (46)
        "7 Lions" (7)
        "7 And Out" (6)
        "Prisoner's Lament" (5)
        "Tangle With The Ghost" (5)
        "Acoustic In-Between" (4)
        "Love No More" (4)
        "Autumn Song" (3)
        "Little Panic" (3)
        "I Am A Rambling Boy" (2)
        "Loneliest Of Times" (2)
        "So Much Larger Than Life" (2)
        "Can I Walk You Home"
        "I Don't Love No More"
        "Spooky Blues"
  8: "Choice Picks," Various Artists (44)
        "Shoulder To Shoulder," Jerry Douglas (7)
        "Across The Miles," IIIrd Time Out (4)
        "Blue Train," Nashville Buegrass Band (4)
        "Little Mountain Church," Doyle Lawson And Quicksilver (4)
        "High Lonesome Sound," Vince Gill (3)
        "Hobo Blues," Lonesome River Band (3)
        "I've Got That Old Feeling," Alison Krauss (3)
        "Lonesome Old Home," Longview (3)
        "Peewee And Fern," Claire Lynch (3)
        "Big Sandy River," Scott Vestal, Aubrey Haynie, Adam Steffey, Wayne Benson, Barry Bales And Clay Jones (2)
        "Cheek To Cheek With The Blues," Del McCoury (2)
        "Cold Virginia Night," Ronnie Bowmen (2)
        "Mama's Hand," Lynn Morriss (2)
        "Colleen Malone," Hot Rize
        "Get Up John," Ricky Skaggs And Kentucky Thunder
        "Who Will Watch The Home Place," Laurie Lewis
  8: "Getting In Touch With My Inner Bitch," Christine Lavin (42)
        "What Was I Thinking In 1999" (6)
        "Another New York Afternoon" (4)
        "Getting In Touch With My Inner Bitch" (4)
        "Harrison Ford" (4)
        "Piranha Women Of The Avacado Jungle Of Death" (4)
        "Single Voice" (4)
        "You Look Pretty Good For Your Age" (4)
        "Don't Make Me Be Naughty" (2)
        "I Venture" (2)
        "The Piper" (2)
        "Plateau" (2)
        "Polka Dancing Bus Driver" (2)
        "Adjust Your Dreams/Shining My Flashlight On The Moon"
        "What Monica L. And Cameron D. Have In Common"
  9: "Solid Heart," Greg Brown (41)
        "Build A Little Village" (6)
        "I Must Be In Oregon" (4)
        "Solid Heart" (4)
        "Grown Woman," Greg Brown And Friends (3)
        "If You Don't Get It At Home" (3)
        "She Moved Through The Fair" (3)
        "Further In" (2)
        "If I Had Known" (2)
        "Pound It On Down" (2)
        "Ring Around The Moon" (2)
        "This Blue" (2)
        "Winter Rain" (2)
        "You Got To Move" (2)
        "Don't Tread On Me," Greg Brown And Friends
        "Must Be In Oregon"
 11: "Broke Down," Slaid Cleaves (39)
        "Breakfast In Hell" (9)
        "Broke Down" (9)
        "This Morning I Am Born Again" (5)
        "Lydia" (4)
        "One Good Year" (4)
        "Horseshoe Lounge" (2)
        "I Feel The Blues Moving In" (2)
        "Key Chain" (2)
        "Bring It On"
        "Cold And Lonely"
 12: "Little Lion," Brooks Williams (38)
        "Belfast Blues" (9)
        "Lizard Logic" (7)
        "O Leaozinho" (7)
        "Goodbye Walker Percy" (5)
        "Joyful Joyful" (2)
        "Water Song" (2)
        "Asa Branca"
        "Frenzy At The Feeder"
        "Meesa Kaibash"
        "Only For A Moment"
        "What Wondrous Love"
 13: "In The Company Of Strangers," Robin And Linda Williams (35)
        "So Long, See You Tomorrow" (13)
        "Cold Cold Heart" (4)
        "So It Go" (4)
        "In The Company Of Strangers" (3)
        "Perfect Country Song" (3)
        "Sometime Tomorrow" (3)
        "Hard Country" (2)
        "This Is The Real Thing"
        "Williams Cold, Cold Heart"
 14: "Back Home Again," Rhonda Vincent (34)
        "Lonesome Wind Blues" (5)
        "Jolene" (4)
        "Passing Of The Train" (4)
        "Pretending I Don't Care" (4)
        "You're In My Heart" (4)
        "You're Running Wild" (4)
        "When I Close My Eyes" (3)
        "Keep Your Feet On The Ground" (2)
        "Little Angels" (2)
        "You Don't Know How Lucky You Are" (2)
 14: "Drag Queens In Limousines," Mary Gauthier (34)
        "Drag Queens In Limousines" (7)
        "I Drink" (6)
        "Karla Faye" (5)
        "Different Kind Of Gone" (4)
        "Our Lady Of The Shooting Stars" (4)
        "Lifetime" (3)
        "Lucky Stars" (3)
        "Slip Of The Tongue"
 14: "Nickel Creek," Nickel Creek (34)
        "Ode To A Butterfly" (8)
        "Lighthouse's Tale" (6)
        "Reasons Why" (4)
        "Cuckoo's Nest" (2)
        "Fox" (2)
        "Hand Song" (2)
        "House Of Tom Bombadil" (2)
        "Out Of The Woods" (2)
        "Robin And Marian" (2)
        "Sweet Afton" (2)
        "When You Come Back Down" (2)
 17: "You Can't Relive The Past," Eric Andersen (29)
        "Meadowlark" (10)
        "Blue March" (5)
        "You Can't Relive The Past" (4)
        "Road" (3)
        "Eyes Of The Immigrant" (2)
        "Magdalena" (2)
        "Cold Country"
        "Gonna Go Crazy"
        "Night Train"
 18: "Spin," Whirligig (28)
        "Favorite Sharks" (6)
        "Fair Maid Walking" (5)
        "Constant Lovers" (4)
        "Wink" (3)
        "Abbey Reels" (2)
        "Gregorian Chant" (2)
        "Nobelman's Wedding" (2)
        "Through The Bitter Frost And Snow" (2)
        "Mood Vertigo"
        "Revolution Earth"
 18: "The Grass Is Blue," Dolly Parton (28)
        "Train, Train" (5)
        "Silver Dagger" (4)
        "Cash On The Barrelhead" (3)
        "Few Old Memories" (3)
        "Steady As The Rain" (3)
        "Travelin' Prayer" (3)
        "I Am Ready" (2)
        "I Still Miss Someone" (2)
        "I'm Gonna Sleep With One Eye Open" (2)
        "I Wonder Where You Are Tonight"
 20: "Night Owl," Dolores Keane (27)
        "Wind That Shakes The Barley" (7)
        "Dangerous Dance" (5)
        "New Deal" (5)
        "Dunlavin Green" (3)
        "Banks Of The Nile" (2)
        "Night Owl" (2)
        "Fare Thee Well A Stor"
        "Forgers Farewell"
 21: "Butt Naked Free," Guy Davis (26)
        "Sometimes I Wish" (5)
        "Waiting On The Cards To Fall" (5)
        "Let Me Stay A While" (3)
        "Sugarbelle Blue" (3)
        "Ain't No Bluesman" (2)
        "Come On Sally Hitch A Ride" (2)
        "High Flying Rocket"
        "Meet Me Where The River Turns"
        "My Rambling Ways"
        "Place Where I Come From"
        "Sugarbell Blues"
        "Writing Paper Blues"
 22: "Devolver," Waybacks (24)
        "Compadres In The Old Sierra Madre" (4)
        "Gone Wayback" (3)
        "Lickkus Interruptus" (3)
        "Been Around" (2)
        "Cluck Old Hen" (2)
        "I Wan'na Be Like You" (2)
        "Last Steam Engine Train" (2)
        "Now I'm Good" (2)
        "Scrapple From The Apple" (2)
        "Witch Of The Westmerlands" (2)
 22: "Live," Ellis Paul (24)
        "Conversation With A Ghost" (4)
        "Look At The Wind Blow" (3)
        "Martyr's Lounge" (3)
        "Autobiography Of A Pistol" (2)
        "Changing Your Name" (2)
        "Take Me Down" (2)
        "Weightless" (2)
        "3000 Miles"
        "Airplane Pilot Dead Head"
        "Did Galileo Pray?"
        "Here She Is"
        "Never Lived At All"
        "Tornado Girl"
 24: "Cold Dog Soup," Guy Clark (23)
        "Fort Worth Blues" (6)
        "Men Will Be Boys" (4)
        "Bunkhouse Blues" (3)
        "Cold Dog Soup" (3)
        "Be Gone Forever" (2)
        "Red River" (2)
        "Sis Draper" (2)
        "Die Tryin'"
 25: "Bus Stop," Mary Ellen Bernard (21)
        "Bus Stop" (5)
        "Lazarus" (5)
        "Way Down In New Orleans" (4)
        "Faster Gun" (2)
        "Northern Lights" (2)
        "Conversation In Coach"
        "Do Some Good"
        "Me And The Boys"
 26: "Long Expectant Comes At Last," Cathal McConnell (20)
        "Bonnie Wee Lass O' The Glen" (4)
        "Derry Hornpipe" (4)
        "Hurricane Of Reels" (2)
        "Leaving Kintall" (2)
        "Long Expectant Comes At Last" (2)
        "There's The Day" (2)
        "Bloomin' Bright Star Of Bellisle"
        "Humours Of Scariff/The Yellow Tinker"
        "Johnny Loughran's / Kathleen Marie"
        "There's A Day"
 26: "To The 4 Directions," Johnsmith (20)
        "Down A Gravel Road" (5)
        "I Like The Way It Feels" (4)
        "That's My Dad" (3)
        "Making Her Move" (2)
        "Pedal To The Metal" (2)
        "All For You"
        "Driving Into The Moon"
        "It's Not About Words"
        "Long Rain"
 28: "Man Must Carry On," Aubrey Haynie (19)
        "Butcher Boy" (6)
        "Creek's A Risin'" (3)
        "Maggie" (2)
        "Thonotosassa" (2)
        "Yee Haw Junction" (2)
        "Buffalo Gals"
        "Can I Get An Amen"
        "Man Must Carry On"
        "Tennessee Hardwood"
 28: "One Moment Of Grace," Night Sun (19)
        "Harvey And Louise" (3)
        "One Moment Of Grace" (3)
        "Camel In Nunavut" (2)
        "Fire Last Summer" (2)
        "I'll Hold On" (2)
        "Parrish Waltz" (2)
        "Didn't I Try?"
        "One Night Too Many"
        "Summer Songs"
 28: "Pick Along," Lynwood Lunsford (19)
        "Pick Along" (6)
        "Thunder Road" (3)
        "Put My Little Shoes Away" (2)
        "Sally Ann" (2)
        "Sweet Dixie" (2)
        "Kansas City Railroad Blues"
        "Red River Valley"
        "World Is Waiting For The Sunrise"
        "Your Are My Sunshine"
 28: "Quiet Eye," June Tabor (19)
        "First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" (4)
        "I Will Put My Ship In Order" (4)
        "Out Of Winter / Waltzing's For Dreamers" (3)
        "I'll Be Seeing You" (2)
        "The Water Is Wide-St. Agnes-Jeannie And Jamie" (2)
        "The Gardener"
        "Must I Be Bound?"
        "The Writing Of Tipperary-It's A Long Way To Tipperary"
 32: "Lost In The Loop," Liz Carroll (18)
        "Golden Legs / The Flogging Reel" (3)
        "Reels - The Old Maid Of Galway / Lizzy In The Lowground" (3)
        "Sevens / Michael Kennedy's / The Cup Of Tea" (3)
        "Lament Of The First Generation" (2)
        "Silver Spear, The Earl's Chair, The Musical Priest" (2)
        "Champaign Jig Goes To Columbia/Pat And Als"
        "Crow In The Sun"
        "Lost In The Loop"
        "See It There/Con Cassidy's"
        "Ugly Duckling"
 32: "The Stories I Write," Bob Cheevers (18)
        "Delta Gold" (4)
        "Heroes" (4)
        "Old Soul" (3)
        "Watermelon Jim" (3)
        "The Stories I Write" (2)
        "Put On My Love"
        "Rose Hips"
 32: "Wanderlust," Chris Brashear (18)
        "Lost Soldier Son" (3)
        "Today's The Darkest Day" (3)
        "Happiest Days Of All" (2)
        "Mason's Lament" (2)
        "Wanderlust" (2)
        "Catch The Baker"
        "Home In Tennessee"
        "Just Wondering Why"
        "Kansas City Rag"
        "Unwanted Love"
 32: "Wires And Wood," Johnny Staats Project (18)
        "Mandolin Meltdown" (5)
        "Coal Tattoo" (4)
        "Catch Me If You Can" (2)
        "Shafer's Reel" (2)
        "Jessica's Lullaby"
        "John "Barty" Jam"
        "Legend Of Ghost Coon"
        "Wires And Wood"
        "You Can't Take It With You When You Go"
 36: "Only A Story," The Mollys (17)
        "Man In Question" (6)
        "Don't Come On Strong And Run" (2)
        "Youngest Daughter" (2)
        "Come On With Me"
        "Don't Want To Out Live That Man Too Long"
        "Powers Brothers"
        "Strike Me Down"
        "Time To Burn"
        "Will You Forgive Me?"
        "Yer Drunk Again/Polka Del Diablo"
 36: "Think Before You Think," Danu (17)
        "Dinny O'Brien's etc." (4)
        "Green Brooms / The Humours Of Kill Clougher" (3)
        "The Cameron Highlander etc." (2)
        "Outlandish Knight" (2)
        "Are You Ready Yet?"
        "Banish Misfortune"
        "Fair And Tender Maidens"
        "Paddy Rainey's Jig, Etc"
        "Peeler's Jacket/The Miller's Daughter"
        "Tailor's Thimble"
 38: "Another Sky," Altan (16)
        "There's A Fair Tomorrow" (3)
        "Dispute At The Crossroads / Columbia Ward's / Siuns Reel" (2)
        "Girl From The North Country" (2)
        "Dispute At Crossroads"
        "Eoghainin O Ragadain"
        "Green Grow The Rushes"
        "Gusty's Frolicks etc."
        "Island Girl"
        "King Of Meenasillagh / Lamey's / The High Fiddle Reel"
        "Summer Will Come"
        "Verdant Braes Of Screen"
 38: "Ballads And Songs Of Tradition," Various Artists (16)
        "Gyps Of David," Frank Proffitt (6)
        "Cutty's Wedding," Jeannie Robertson (2)
        "Are You Sleeping Maggie," Jeannie Robertson
        "Bonny James Campbell," Frank Proffitt
        "Gypsy Davy," Lawrence Older
        "House Carpenter," Lee Monroe Presnell
        "I'll Get Married On Sun," Wm H Burnett
        "Jolly Tinker," James Brown
        "Lost Jimmy Whalen," Marie Hare
        "Sweet Sixteen," William Harrison Burnett
 38: "Bluegrass 2000," Bluegrass 2000 (16)
        "Foggy Mountain Rock" (4)
        "As The Crowe Flies" (2)
        "Christy Lynn" (2)
        "John Henry" (2)
        "Swing 51" (2)
        "Farewell Blues," Autry, Benson, Kohrs, Schatz, Stewart And Vestal
        "Ole Rowdy"
        "When Johnny Comes Marching Home"
 38: "Bluegrass Sound," Jack Tottle (16)
        "Bluegrass Sound" (3)
        "Legend Of Scott Stoneman" (3)
        "Bill Monroe- Singer Of Lonesome Songs" (2)
        "Leavin' The Blues" (2)
        "Louisa County" (2)
        "Mountain City Blues" (2)
        "Heading Out Form The Old Home Town"
        "Love Thy Neighbor"
 38: "Soup Happens," Hot Soup (16)
        "Last Thing On My Mind" (3)
        "Much Better View Of The Moon" (3)
        "T'ain't No Sin To Dance Around In Your Bones" (3)
        "Folderol" (2)
        "Better View Of Moon"
        "Grandfather's Chair"
        "Red Kimono"
        "Sunrise On Carawan Hill"
 38: "The Truth Of A Woman," Kristina Olsen (16)
        "Big O" (4)
        "Part Time Love" (3)
        "Truth Of A Woman" (3)
        "If I Stayed" (2)
        "Between This Woman And This Man"
        "Rainy Night In Chinatown"
        "Spend The Night With You"
        "Yellow Piper"
 44: "From Where I Stand," Maria Dunn (15)
        "Shoes Of A Man" (5)
        "House That Jack Built" (2)
        "New York 1849" (2)
        "Orphan Hand" (2)
        "Cold Wind"
        "Distant Whisper"
        "Slippery Side"
        "West Mabou Song"
 44: "Murder On Music Row," Larry Cordle And Lonesome Standard Time (15)
        "Murder On Music Row" (5)
        "I Know How It Feels" (3)
        "Black Diamond Strings" (2)
        "Hard Times" (2)
        "Black Jack"
        "Deep Mine Blues," Larry Cordele And Lonesome Standard Time
        "Jesus And Bartenders"
 44: "Signature Sounds 2000 Collection," Various Artists (15)
        "Long Time Travelling Here Below," Rani Abbo And Daisy Mayhem (7)
        "His Hands," Louise Taylor (4)
        "Ballad Of Eddie Gay," Pete Nelson
        "Fool #1," Mark Erelli
        "Mockingbird Hill," Brooks Williams
        "Wings Of The Ragman," Peter Mulvey
 44: "Sylvia Hotel," Cheryl Wheeler (15)
        "If It Were Up To Me" (9)
        "His Hometown" (2)
        "But The Days And Nights Are Long"
        "Lighting Up The Mighty Mississippi"
        "Sylvia Hotel"
 48: "If You Lived Here You'd Be Home Now," Nields (14)
        "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" (4)
        "This Town Is Wrong" (3)
        "Barbie Poem"
        "Caroline Dreams"
        "Jeremy Newborn Street"
        "Keys To The Kingdom"
        "Maybe It's Love"
        "So Lonesome I Could Cry"
 48: "Laurie Lewis And Her Bluegrass Pals," Laurie Lewis (14)
        "Acony Bell" (4)
        "Beyond The River Bend" (3)
        "Black Waters" (2)
        "Tall Pines" (2)
        "Hard Luck And Trouble"
        "When I Get Home"
        "Wind At Play"
 48: "October's Hill," Bill Staines (14)
        "Dear Friend" (3)
        "Gold Watch And Chain" (3)
        "Some Distant Hill" (2)
        "Games People Play"
        "Ghost Towns"
        "Love's Been Good To Me"
        "On The Road Again"
        "Virginia's Reel"
        "When I Hear The Music Play"
 48: "Rough Luck," Ray Bonneville (14)
        "2 Bends In The Road" (4)
        "Rough Luck" (2)
        "What Was I To Do?" (2)
        "Wild Thing For You" (2)
        "Down On The Ground"
        "I'm Not Alone"
        "Roll With The Punches"
        "Street Singer"
 48: "Woody Guthrie And Songs Of My Oklahoma Home," James Talley (14)
        "Pretty Boy Floyd" (4)
        "Dust Bowl Refugee"
        "Dust Pneumonia Blues"
        "East Texas Red"
        "Grand Coulee Dam"
        "I Ain't Got No Home"
        "Pastures Of Plenty"
        "Red Wing"
        "Roll On Columbia Roll On"
        "Rueben James"

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