Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 9811 airplays.

  1: "Sylvia Hotel," Cheryl Wheeler (63)
        "If It Were Up To Me" (9)
        "Rainy Road Into Atlanta" (9)
        "But The Days And Nights Are Long" (6)
        "His Hometown" (6)
        "Lighting Up The Mighty Mississippi" (6)
        "Sylvia Hotel" (6)
        "All The Live Long Day" (5)
        "Right Way To Do The Wrong Thing" (5)
        "Unworthy" (4)
        "Potato" (3)
        "Meow" (2)
        "Who Am I Fooling?" (2)
  2: "The Mountain," Steve Earle And The Del McCoury Band (62)
        "Carrie Brown" (10)
        "I'm Still In Love With You" (8)
        "Leroy's Dustbowl Blues" (7)
        "Texas Eagle" (6)
        "Long Lonesome Highway Blues" (5)
        "Pilgrim" (5)
        "Mountain" (4)
        "Graveyard Shift" (3)
        "Harlan Man" (3)
        "Outlaw's Honeymoon" (3)
        "Connemara Breakdown" (2)
        "Dixieland" (2)
        "Yours Forever Blue" (2)
        "Paddy On The Highway"
        "Texas Blues"
  3: "The Man From God Knows Where," Tom Russell (61)
        "The Man From God Knows Where" (7)
        "Outcast" (7)
        "Rider On An Orphan Train" (7)
        "Acres Of Corn" (5)
        "Anna Olsen" (4)
        "Love Abides" (4)
        "Old Northern Shore" (4)
        "When Irish Girls Grow Up," Tom Russell/Delores Keane (4)
        "Patrick Russell" (3)
        "Sitting Bull In Venice" (3)
        "Wayfarin' Stranger" (3)
        "Mary Claire Malloy" (2)
        "Throwing Horseshoes At The Moon" (2)
        "Ambrose Larsen"
        "Entire Album"
        "Entire Cd"
        "First 16 Cuts Of"
        "The Old Rugged Cross"
  4: "Drive You Home Again," Chris Smither (59)
        "Drive You Home Again" (10)
        "Don't Make Promises" (9)
        "No Love Today" (7)
        "So Long" (7)
        "Duncan And Brady" (6)
        "Rattlesnake Preacher" (5)
        "Steel Guitar" (5)
        "Hey, Hey, Hey" (4)
        "Tell Me Why You Love Me" (3)
        "Hold On II" (2)
        "Get A Better One"
  5: "Family," Del McCoury Band (52)
        "Nashville Cats" (13)
        "Get Down On Your Knees And Pray" (7)
        "City Of Stone" (6)
        "On The Lonesome Wind" (6)
        "Look Of A Perfect Diamond" (5)
        "Red Eyes On A Mad Dog" (5)
        "Don't You Think It's Time To Go" (3)
        "50/50 Chance" (2)
        "Cryin' Heart Blues" (2)
        "Backslidin' Blues"
        "Far Cry"
        "She Left Me Again"
  6: "10 Year Night," Lucy Kaplansky (48)
        "10 Year Night" (17)
        "One Good Reason" (6)
        "5 In The Morning" (5)
        "For Once In Your Life" (4)
        "Somewhere Out There" (4)
        "End Of The Day" (3)
        "Just You Tonight" (3)
        "Turn The Lights Back On" (3)
        "Promise Me" (2)
        "Child's Hands"
  7: "Songs Of Mississippi John Hurt," Bill Morrissey (47)
        "Coffee Blues" (8)
        "Beulah Land" (6)
        "If You Don't Want Me" (6)
        "Avalon Blues" (4)
        "Louis Collins" (4)
        "Monday Morning Blues" (4)
        "First Shot Missed Him" (3)
        "Hey, Honey, Right Away" (3)
        "Hot Time In The Old Town Tonight" (2)
        "I'm Satisfied" (2)
        "Shake That Thing" (2)
        "Big Leg Blues"
        "Good Morning, Miss Carrie"
        "Joe Turner"
  8: "Ancient Tones," Ricky Skaggs (42)
        "Carolina Mountain Home" (10)
        "Boston Boy" (5)
        "Mighty Dark To Travel" (5)
        "Walls Of Time" (5)
        "Give Us Rain" (4)
        "How Mountain Girls Can Love" (3)
        "Little Bessie" (3)
        "Coal Minin' Man" (2)
        "Lonesome Night" (2)
        "Pig In A Pen" (2)
        "I Believe In You Darling"
  9: "Tears Of Stone," The Chieftains (37)
        "Lowlands Of Holland," Natalie Merchant (6)
        "I Know My Love," Chieftans-The Corrs (5)
        "Magdalene Laundries," Chieftains With Joni Mitchell (5)
        "Stor Mo Chroi," Chieftains W/ Bonnie Raitt (4)
        "Ye Rambling Boys Of Pleasure," Chieftains W/Loreena Mckennitt (4)
        "Never Give All The Heart," Chieftains (3)
        "Deserted Soldier," Chieftans (2)
        "Factory Girls," Chieftains (2)
        "Jimmy Mo Mhile Stor," Chieftans (2)
        "Raglan Road," Chieftains (2)
        "Sake In The Jar," Chieftains, With Akiko Yano (2)
 10: "Come On Down To My World," J. D. Crowe And The New South (36)
        "J's Tune" (8)
        "Back To The Barrooms" (5)
        "White Freightliner" (5)
        "Come On Down To My World" (4)
        "Come Back Sweetheart" (3)
        "I'm Goin' That Way" (3)
        "My Blue Eyes You Left In Tennessee" (2)
        "You Didn't Say Goodbye" (2)
        "Careless Love," Jd Crowe
        "Grandpa's Shoes"
        "I Don't Know," Jd Crowe
        "J'tume," J. D. Crowe
 11: "Night In A Strange Town," Lynn Miles (35)
        "Rust" (8)
        "Map Of My Heart" (5)
        "Sacre Coeur" (5)
        "Anywhere" (3)
        "Beautiful Night" (3)
        "Middle Of The Night" (3)
        "Sunset Blvd" (3)
        "Yeah Yeah" (2)
        "One You're Waiting For"
        "Sunset Boulevard"
 12: "Loose Change And Spare Parts," Terri Allard (33)
        "Loose Change And Spare Parts" (10)
        "Lifeline" (9)
        "We'll Have Elvis" (6)
        "Forbidden Fruit" (2)
        "La La Rosie Goes" (2)
        "Reckless Abandon" (2)
        "I Don't Want To Know"
        "Squeeky Wheel"
 13: "Broken Road," Jeff White (32)
        "Broken Road" (8)
        "Bet On An Angel" (4)
        "Rich Girl" (4)
        "Struggle" (4)
        "I'll Make My Way" (3)
        "Lonesome As It Gets" (2)
        "This Lonely Heart Of Mine" (2)
        "Cheater's Heart"
        "Cliffs By The Sea"
        "Fiddle In The Trees"
        "I Wonder"
        "Stay Away From Me"
 14: "Crossing The Bridge," Eileen Ivers (27)
        "Gravelwalk" (5)
        "Bunch Of Keys" (4)
        "Crowley's/Jackson's" (3)
        "Jama" (3)
        "March Up Fifth" (3)
        "Crossing The Bridge" (2)
        "Whiskey And Sangria" (2)
        "By Gone Days"
        "Dear Irish Boy"
        "Nearer My God To Thee"
        "Polka. Com"
 14: "There's Talk About A Fence," Rick Lee (27)
        "Come Heres And The Been Heres" (6)
        "Lunatic Asylum" (5)
        "Daemon Lover" (3)
        "Dives And Lazarus" (3)
        "Don't Pet The Dog" (3)
        "Best We Can Do" (2)
        "Indian Neck" (2)
        "Ballad Of The Tinkers Daughter"
        "Harbo And Samuelson"
 14: "The Trail," Jimmy Lafave (27)
        "Oklahoma Hills" (4)
        "Simple Twist Of Fate" (3)
        "Because The Wind" (2)
        "One Too Many Mornings" (2)
        "Positively Fourth Street" (2)
        "Burden To Bear"
        "Ellie's Song"
        "Forever Young"
        "Going Home"
        "Have You Ever Loved A Woman"
        "How It Must Remain"
        "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight"
        "If Not For You"
        "It's All Over Now Baby Blue"
        "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues"
        "Oh Sister/I Threw It All Away"
        "Positively 4th Street/How It Must Remain/Valentine's Day"
        "Red Dirt Roads At Night"
        "Valentine's Day"
 17: "Borders," Cliff Eberhardt (26)
        "Fix Your Blues" (8)
        "Why Is The Road So Long" (8)
        "Land Of The Free" (2)
        "Wrong Side Of The Line" (2)
        "Anna Lee"
        "Everybody Knows"
        "Isn't That Just The Way Things Are"
        "Long Goodbye"
        "Your Face"
 17: "Hundred Year Shadow," Brooks Williams (26)
        "Mockingbird Hill" (7)
        "Darker Kind Of Blue" (5)
        "My Love Will Follow You" (4)
        "All The Ways You Wander" (2)
        "House Of Truth/Mockingbird Hill" (2)
        "Monkey" (2)
        "Songs My Brother Taught Me" (2)
        "I Will"
        "Willie Mae Brown"
 19: "Cry Cry Cry," Dar Williams, Lucy Kaplansky And Richard Shindell (25)
        "Lord, I Have Made You A Place In My Heart" (5)
        "Fall On Me" (4)
        "Ballad Of Mary Magdalen" (3)
        "Cold Missouri Waters" (3)
        "I Know What Kind Of Love This Is" (3)
        "By Way Of Sorrow/Shades Of Grey" (2)
        "Speaking With The Angel" (2)
        "The Kid"
        "Northern Cross"
        "Shades Of Gray"
 20: "Cherry Blossoms In The Springtime," Jeanette Williams (23)
        "Break My Heart" (7)
        "Careful Of My Heart" (3)
        "Too Late To Say Goodbye" (3)
        "What Will Become Of Me" (3)
        "Cherry Blossoms In The Springtime" (2)
        "Your Last Mile" (2)
        "In His Arms I'm Not Afraid"
        "Lonely Side Of Goodbye"
        "Stripped Of My Pride"
 20: "Listen To My Hammer Ring," Ralph Stanley II (23)
        "Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain" (4)
        "I Hear A Choo Choo Coming" (4)
        "Highway Of Regret" (3)
        "Listen To My Hammer Ring" (3)
        "I'll Just Go Away" (2)
        "Katie Daley" (2)
        "Little Darlin' Pal Of Mine" (2)
        "Strolling In The Moonlight" (2)
        "Jesus Savior Pilot Me"
 22: "Guide My Feet," Kim And Reggie Harris And Magpie (22)
        "Woke Up This Morning" (6)
        "Let It Rain" (4)
        "Give Light" (2)
        "Guide My Feet" (2)
        "When All Thy Names Are One" (2)
        "Cool Of The Day"
        "Get Some Cash For Your Trash"
        "In The Shelter"
        "Journeys," Too Stupid For Democracy
        "Paz Y Libertad"
 23: "First Warm Wind," Kat Eggleston (20)
        "Rose Tattoo" (6)
        "China" (4)
        "First Warm Wind" (3)
        "Cherry Tree" (2)
        "Dark Side Of The Moon" (2)
        "Empty Glass"
        "True Story"
        "Your Window"
 24: "Simple Gearle," Stacey Earle (19)
        "Simple Gearle" (4)
        "Wedding Night" (3)
        "If It Weren't For You" (2)
        "Next Door Down" (2)
        "Show Me How" (2)
        "Tears That She Cries" (2)
        "Just Another Day"
        "Loser's Weep"
        "Silly You"
        "Weekend Runnaways"
 24: "Trad Arr Jones," John Wesley Harding (19)
        "Golden Glove" (3)
        "Singer's Request" (3)
        "Annachie Gordon" (2)
        "Isle Of France" (2)
        "Little Musgrave" (2)
        "William And Nancy's Parting" (2)
        "William Glenn" (2)
        "Annan Water"
        "Bonny Bunch Of Roses"
        "Master Kilby"
 26: "After Yesterday," John Gorka (18)
        "St. Caffeine" (4)
        "Cypress Trees" (3)
        "Heroes" (3)
        "Silvertown" (2)
        "When The Ice Goes Out" (2)
        "After Yesterday"
        "Amber Lee"
        "January Floor"
        "Thorny Patch"
 26: "Treasures Left Behind: Remembering Kate Wolf," Various Artists (18)
        "Friend Of Mine," Lucinda Williams (6)
        "Carolina Pines," Criss Williamson And Tret Fure (3)
        "Give Yourself To Love," Kathy Mattea (2)
        "Here In California," Lucinda Williams (2)
        "In China Or A Woman's Heart," Rosalie Sorrells
        "Like A River," Peter Rowan
        "Love Still Remains," Emmylou Harris
        "See Here She Said," Utah Phillips
        "Tequila And Me," Greg Brown And Ferron
 26: "Underneath," David Wilcox (18)
        "All My Life" (4)
        "Down Here" (3)
        "Sex And Music" (3)
        "Underneath" (2)
        "Down Under"
        "Guilty Either Way"
        "Never Enough"
        "Prisoner Of War"
        "Spirit Wind"
 26: "When I Go," Dave Carter With Tracy Grammer (18)
        "Don't Tread On Me" (3)
        "Elvis Presley" (3)
        "The River, Where She Sleeps" (3)
        "When I Go" (3)
        "Kate And The Ghost Of Lost Love" (2)
        "Little Liza Jane" (2)
        "Frank To Valentino"
 26: "Where Have All The Flowers Gone?: The Songs Of Pete Seeger," Various
Artists (18)
        "Waist Deep In The Big Muddy," Dick Gaughan (4)
        "Living In The Country," Martin Simpson (3)
        "Sailing Down My Golden River," Greg Brown (2)
        "Get Up And Go," Tom Paxton
        "Letter To Eve," Indigo Girls
        "My Name Is Lisa Kalvelage," Ani Defranco
        "Of Time And Rivers Flowing," Richie Havens
        "Old Riley," John Stewart
        "One Grain Of Sand," Odetta
        "Quiet Early Morning," Holly Near
        "Step By Step," Sweet Honey In The Rock
        "Water Is Wide," John Gorka
 31: "Bottleneck Dreams," Salamander Crossing (17)
        "Crossing The Bar" (4)
        "Ain't Gonna Work Tomorrow" (3)
        "Light In The Window" (3)
        "Indigo Rose" (2)
        "Paul And Peter Walked" (2)
        "River And The Rain" (2)
        "Last Iron Horse"
 31: "Spark," Julian Dawson (17)
        "How Can I Sleep Without You" (7)
        "2 Shots Of Jealousy" (2)
        "No Place Worth Dying For" (2)
        "Spark" (2)
        "As Real As Disneyland"
        "I Don't Feel Like Dancing"
        "I Like Your Absence"
        "When Love Says Goodnight"
 31: "Through A Glass Darkly," David Olney (17)
        "C'mon Through Carolina" (3)
        "Snowin' On Raton" (3)
        "Avery County" (2)
        "Little Bit Of Poison" (2)
        "That's All I Need To Know" (2)
        "Ice Cold Water"
        "Lilly Of The Valley"
        "Suicide Kid"
 31: "Trio II," Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton And Linda Ronstadt (17)
        "Lover's Return" (5)
        "After The Gold Rush" (4)
        "High Sierra" (2)
        "When We're Gone, Long Gone" (2)
        "Blue Room"
        "Blue Train"
        "Do I Ever Cross You Mind"
        "You'll Never Be The Sun"
 35: "Bed By The Window," James King (16)
        "Bed By The Window" (9)
        "I Don't Do Floors" (2)
        "Love Me One More Time"
        "Pack Up Your Sorrows"
        "They'll Never Take Her Love From Me"
        "Wear A Red Rose"
        "Yesterday's Winner Is A Loser Today"
 35: "Big Red Sun," Mollie O'Brien (16)
        "Big Red Sun Blues" (3)
        "Gambling Man" (3)
        "No Ash Will Burn" (3)
        "In My Girlish Days" (2)
        "Looking For Trouble/Gamblin' Man" (2)
        "Brown-Eyed Handsome Man"
        "Denver To Dallas"
 35: "Drive," Chris Webster (16)
        "Run Away To The Circus" (3)
        "Tumble Into Love" (3)
        "Candy Bars And Freedom" (2)
        "Angel Choir"
        "Circles In The Wind"
        "I'm Driving"
        "If I Could Have You"
        "No More Excuses"
        "Real Emotional Girl"
        "Up Around The Bend," Bela Fleck
        "Whitewater," Bela Fleck
 35: "Drive All Night," Jamie Anderson (16)
        "Drive All Night" (5)
        "Mama Come Quick" (3)
        "Feel" (2)
        "Great Ride" (2)
        "I Wanna Be A Straight Guy" (2)
        "Pictures For Mama"
 35: "Mother," Susan Mckeown, Cathie Ryan, Robin Spielberg (16)
        "Mother Of Mine" (4)
        "Ancient Mother" (3)
        "Peata Beag Do Mhathar" (2)
        "Rock Me To Sleep, Mother" (2)
        "Seo Thin Seo H-O" (2)
        "Grandma's Song"
        "Real Pretty Mama"
        "Walk With Me"
 35: "Perfect Oblivious Moon," Pat Maloney (16)
        "Perfect Oblivious Moon" (5)
        "Raining Like Crazy" (3)
        "China Dog" (2)
        "Down To Then River On A Fine Brown Horse"
        "Good Night"
        "These Hard Times"
        "Trouble With A Fountain Pen"
        "You And That Tambourine"
        "You Only Come Out At Night"
 35: "Respond," Various Artists (16)
        "Angels Wings," Patty Larken (3)
        "Do Unto Others," Catie Curtis (2)
        "Purple Ray Gun," Alexis Shepard (2)
        "Angels Running," Patty Larkin
        "Any Kind Of Love," Linda Sharar
        "Come Around," Charan Devereaux
        "Dear Arlene," Colleen Sexton
        "Grown-Up Love Songs And," Barbara Kessler
        "Lately," Linda Nawn
        "Moon Over Water," Esther Friedman
        "Veeing From The Wave," Jennifer Kimball
        "Weatherman," Kris Delmhorst
 35: "Songs At The Moon," Mark Humphreys (16)
        "Amazing Days" (4)
        "Michael" (3)
        "Someone Else's Heart/Oh The Lonesome/Rainbow" (2)
        "Ain't It Easy"
        "Deborah's Eyes"
        "Hello Again"
        "Mean For Me"
        "Oh The Lonesome"
        "We Turn"
 35: "Time Between Trains," Susan Werner (16)
        "Petaluma Afternoons" (4)
        "Courting The Muse" (3)
        "Time Between Trains" (2)
        "Can't Let You In"
        "Like Bonsai"
        "Old Mistake"
        "Sorry About Jesus"
        "Standing In My Own Way"
        "When They Make The Movie Of My Life"
 35: "Walkin' In My Shoes," Kathy Kallick Band (16)
        "Walkin' In My Shoes" (4)
        "I Won't Do It Again" (2)
        "Moods Of A Fool" (2)
        "When I Wake Up To Sleep No More" (2)
        "Who's Goind Down To Town" (2)
        "Dark Moon"
        "Don T Mind Me"
        "Rocky Road Blues"
        "Tomorrows Breakdown"
 45: "Clinch Mountain Country," Ralph Stanley And Friends (15)
        "Pretty Polly" (4)
        "I'll Take The Blame" (2)
        "Window Up Above" (2)
        "Bright Morning Star"
        "I'm Going That Way"
        "Lonesome Night"
        "Lonesome River"
        "Memories Of Mother"
        "My Deceitful Heart"
        "Stone Walls And Steel Bars"
 45: "Dance Hall Dreams," Rosie Flores (15)
        "Bring It On" (3)
        "We'll Survive" (3)
        "It Came From Memphis" (2)
        "Man Downstairs" (2)
        "Dance Hall Dreams"
        "Little Bit More"
        "This Ol' Honky Tonk"
        "Who's Gonna Fix It Now"
 45: "Immigrant Dreams," Trail Band (15)
        "Immigrant Dreams" (6)
        "Praties" (4)
        "Amber Waltz" (2)
        "Eastern Star"
        "Pigtown Fling"
 45: "Old Dominion Masters," Jim And Jesse (15)
        "Cotton Mill Man" (3)
        "Everybody Will Be Happy Over There" (2)
        "Air Mail Special On The Fly"
        "Back In The Usa"
        "Ballad Of Thunder Road"
        "Border Ride"
        "Born Again"
        "God Bless America, Again"
        "Gosh I Miss You All The Time"
        "When I Stop Dreaming"
        "When The Wagon Was New"
 45: "Once And For Always," Doyle Lawson And Quicksilver (15)
        "Carolina In The Pines" (6)
        "Julie Anne" (2)
        "Grass That I'm Playing Is Really Blu"
        "Once And For Always"
        "She's Walking Through My Memory"
        "Speak Softly, You're"
        "Traveling Down The Blue Road"
        "Vision Of Jesus"
        "Wonderful Beautiful Place"
 45: "Translucent Soul," Ellis Paul (15)
        "Take Me Down" (5)
        "7" (3)
        "Angel In Manhattan" (2)
        "Bring Me Backwards"
        "Did I Ever Know You?"
        "I'm The One To Save"
        "Live In The Now"
        "World Ain't Slowing Down"
 45: "What I Deserve," Kelly Willis (15)
        "Take Me Down" (3)
        "Wrapped" (3)
        "Not Forgotten You" (2)
        "Time Had Told Me" (2)
        "Fading Fast"
        "Heaven Bound"
        "Real Deep Feeling"
        "Talk Like That"
        "What I Deserve"

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