Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 8385 airplays.

  1: "After Yesterday," John Gorka (65)
        "St. Caffeine" (21)
        "Heroes" (10)
        "Thorny Patch" (6)
        "After Yesterday" (5)
        "Cypress Trees" (4)
        "When He Cries" (4)
        "When The Ice Goes Out" (4)
        "Amber Lee" (3)
        "January Floor" (3)
        "Silvertown" (3)
        "Wisdom" (2)
  2: "Cry Cry Cry," Dar Williams, Lucy Kaplansky & Richard Shindell (58)
        "By Way Of Sorrow" (14)
        "Cold Missouri Waters" (11)
        "Shades Of Gray" (8)
        "Fall On Me" (7)
        "Northern Cross" (4)
        "Ballad Of Mary Magdalen" (3)
        "Kid" (3)
        "I Know What Kind Of Love This Is" (2)
        "Speaking With The Angel" (2)
        "Down By The Water"
        "Lord I Have Made You A Place In My Heart"
  3: "McGarrigle Hour," Kate And Anna McGarrigle (44)
        "Dig My Grave" (7)
        "Green Green Rocky Road" (7)
        "Schooldays" (6)
        "La Porte En Arrière" (4)
        "Talk To Me Of Mendocino" (4)
        "Gentle Annie" (3)
        "What'll I Do" (3)
        "Cool River" (2)
        "Baltimore Fire"
        "Good Night Sweetheart"
        "Skip Rope Song"
        "Time On My Hands"
        "Year Of The Dragon"
        "Young Love"
  3: "Words That Remain," Solas (44)
        "Song Of Choice" (13)
        "I Am A Maid That Sleeps In Love" (8)
        "Pastures Of Plenty" (8)
        "Stride Set" (4)
        "Vega Set" (4)
        "Grey Selchie" (2)
        "La Bruxa" (2)
        "Sproggles Set" (2)
        "Chomaraigh Aoibhinn O"
  5: "Songs Of Experience," Cindy Mangsen (34)
        "Snow Is On The Ground" (7)
        "Haunted Hunter" (6)
        "Wedding Dress" (5)
        "Selling The Isabel" (4)
        "I Hela Naturem" (3)
        "Cruel Mother" (2)
        "October Roses" (2)
        "Shallow Brown" (2)
        "Clerk Saunders"
        "Dessus Le Pont De Londres"
        "She Perished In The Snow"
  6: "Step Inside This House," Lyle Lovett (31)
        "Bears" (5)
        "Lungs" (3)
        "More Pretty Girls Than One" (3)
        "Sleepwalking" (3)
        "Babes In The Woods" (2)
        "Ballad Of The Snow Leopard And The Tanqueray Cowboy" (2)
        "If I Needed You" (2)
        "Lonely In Love" (2)
        "Step Inside This House" (2)
        "Bosque County Romance"
        "Flyin' Shoes"
        "I’ve Had Enough"
        "Texas Trilogy - Romance"
        "Texas Trilogy: Daybreak"
        "Train Ride"
  7: "The Older I Get, The Better I Was," Art Thieme (30)
        "Ghostly Tale" (8)
        "North Country Tragedy" (5)
        "Cowboy's Barbara Allen" (3)
        "Red Iron Ore" (3)
        "Betty And Dupree Blues" (2)
        "Bye And Bye"
        "Cherokee Queen"
        "Fair Margaret And Sweet William"
        "Great Silkie Of Sule Skerry"
        "In And Around Nashville"
        "Pokegama Bear"
        "Robin Hood's Death"
        "Tennessee Stud"
        "Way Down The Road"
  8: "Texas And Tennessee," Steve Gillette (28)
        "2 Men In The Building" (10)
        "Here's To The Rocky Road" (4)
        "Ghost Riders Medley" (3)
        "2 10 Train" (2)
        "Cornstalk Pony" (2)
        "West Texas Wind" (2)
        "Eye Of The Hurricane"
        "No Pronuncias Mi Nombre"
        "Railroad Written All Over Him"
        "Snow Is On The Ground"
  9: "Bittersweet Street," Anne Hills (25)
        "Bittersweet Street" (6)
        "Pleiades" (6)
        "Blur In The Photograph" (4)
        "Close The Door Lightly" (3)
        "Cloud Ships" (2)
        "Exile" (2)
        "First Day Of Autumn"
        "Some Boats"
 10: "Hurricane Child," Lori B (21)
        "Hurricane Child" (8)
        "Lucky Blaze" (2)
        "Picture A World" (2)
        "Rosie" (2)
        "Summer's Day" (2)
        "Is That You"
        "Love Miner"
        "Romeo, Come Home"
        "To Be Or Not To Be"
        "Welcome To My Planet"
 10: "One Kind Word," Geoff Bartley (21)
        "Cut By Wire" (5)
        "Noah's Ark" (3)
        "Into The Deeper Blue" (2)
        "See That My Grave Is Kept Clean" (2)
        "We're All Alike" (2)
        "Welcome To The Spiral Dance" (2)
        "Let Falling Stars," Geoff Bartly
        "Letter From Prison"
        "Natural Law"
        "One Kind Word"
        "Spiral Dance"
 10: "Radio," Chuck Brodsky (21)
        "Blow 'em Away" (4)
        "Hockey Fight Song" (3)
        "Our Gods" (3)
        "Radio" (3)
        "Come Heres And The Been Heres" (2)
        "On Christmas I Got Nothing" (2)
        "Bad Whiskey"
        "La Migra Viene"
        "Moe Berg: The Song"
 10: "Stranger To My Kin," Neal And Leandra (21)
        "Ready For Memphis" (6)
        "First Best Friend" (3)
        "Rich" (3)
        "Roll Away The Stone" (3)
        "Cry" (2)
        "Firefly" (2)
        "Penny On The Track" (2)
 10: "What's That I Hear?: The Songs of Phil Ochs," Various Artists (21)
        "Crucifixion," David Massengill (4)
        "I Ain't Marching Anymore," Arlo Guthrie (3)
        "Is There Anybody Here," Sonia Rutstein (3)
        "Highwayman," Steve Gillette And Cindy Mangsen (2)
        "No More Songs," Karen Savoca (2)
        "Another Age," John Wesley Harding
        "Boy In Ohio," David Buskin
        "Hands," Pat Humphries
        "Here's To The State Of Mississippi," Katy Moffatt
        "Pleasures Of The Harbor," Rod Macdonald
        "Power And The Glory," Magpie
        "What's That I Hear?," Kim And Reggie Harris
 15: "Big Red Sun," Mollie O'Brien (20)
        "In My Girlish Days" (5)
        "Big Red Sun Blues" (3)
        "Denver To Dallas" (3)
        "Rollin" (3)
        "Brown Eyed Handsome Man" (2)
        "Little Baby"
        "Looking For Trouble"
        "No Ash Will Burn"
 16: "Oasis Acoustic 13," Various Artists (19)
        "Castlebuilder," Bob Westfall (2)
        "Scooby Doo," Nickeltown (2)
        "Ballad Of Joseph Schultz," Dave Crossland
        "Born To Run," Mike Soloway
        "Grande Americano," Bunky Spurling
        "Hospital Workers," Rebel Voices
        "I Cried Myself Awake," Stoney Creek
        "J Edgar," Fountains
        "Leave My Bones Alone," Bob Cooney
        "Long Way Down," Lee Krahenbuhl And David Frantz
        "Mean Old Lady," Dede Vogt
        "Open Hand," Magis
        "Prayer For Patrick/Frogmore Shuffle," Dave Dowling
        "That Song About Bob Wills," Bog Boys
        "Toast To Love And Marriage," Double Indemnity
        "Under The Double Eagle," Stone Circle
        "White Woods," Ray Baker
 17: "Redwood Cathedral," Dick Gaughan (18)
        "Pancho And Lefty" (3)
        "Why Old Men Cry" (3)
        "Gone, Gonna Rise Again" (2)
        "October Song" (2)
        "Reconciliation" (2)
        "Turn Turn Turn" (2)
        "Fine Horseman"
        "Muir And The Master Builder"
        "Let It Be Me"
        "Redwood Cathedral"
 17: "Time Between Trains," Susan Werner (18)
        "Bring Round The Boat" (5)
        "Time Between Trains" (3)
        "Vincent" (3)
        "Courting The Muse" (2)
        "Movie Of My Life" (2)
        "Old Mistake" (2)
        "Petaluma Afternoon"
 19: "Bed By The Window," James King (17)
        "Bed By The Window" (4)
        "I Don't Do Floors" (4)
        "Wear A Red Rose" (3)
        "Big House On The Corner" (2)
        "Pack Up Your Sorrows" (2)
        "Called From Potters Field"
        "Tall Pines"
 19: "Confessions Of A Blues Singer," Rory Block (17)
        "Ramblin' On My Mind" (4)
        "Kassie Jones" (4)
        "Statesboro Blues" (3)
        "I'll Go With Him" (2)
        "Bo Weevil Blues"
        "I Am In The Heavenly Way"
        "Life Song"
        "Long Way From Home"
 19: "Heart Of A Singer," Hazel Dickens, Carol Elizabeth Jones, Ginny
Hawker (17)
        "Old Memories Mean Nothing To Me" (3)
        "Time Is Winding Up" (3)
        "Not A Word Of That Be Said" (2)
        "Comin Down From God"
        "Faded Pressed Rose"
        "Forsaken Lover"
        "I Can't Find Your Love"
        "Jealous Heart"
        "Lay Me To Rest"
        "Let Me Go"
        "Old River"
        "Times Are Not What They Used To Be"
 19: "Mac, Doc And Del," Mac Wiseman, Del McCoury and Doc Watson (17)
        "Beauty Of My Dreams" (3)
        "New Moon Over My Shoulder" (3)
        "Black Mountain Rag" (2)
        "More Pretty Girls Than One" (2)
        "Speak To Me Little Darlin'" (2)
        "I've Endured"
        "Little Green Valley"
        "Old Account"
        "Talk Of The Town"
        "When A Soldier Knocks"
 19: "Secret Handshake," Geoff Muldaur (17)
        "Wild Ox Moan" (5)
        "Chevroletbig Alice" (4)
        "Just A Little While To Stay Here" (3)
        "Got To Find Blind Lemon, Part One" (2)
        "I Believe I'll Go Back Home"
        "Mistreated Mama"
 24: "Car Wheels On A Gravel Road," Lucinda Williams (16)
        "Car Wheels On A Gravel Road" (4)
        "Right In Time" (3)
        "Can't Let Go" (2)
        "Jackson" (2)
        "2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten"
        "Drunken Angel"
        "Lake Charles"
        "Metal Firecracker"
        "Still I Long For Your Kiss"
 24: "Hell Among The Yearlings," Gillian Welch (16)
        "Caleb Meyer" (6)
        "Devil Had A Hold Of Me" (4)
        "Winter's Come And Gone" (2)
        "Good Till Now"
        "Miners Refrain"
        "One Morning"
        "Whiskey Girl"
 24: "Waiting On The Gravy Train," Freight Hoppers (16)
        "Molly Put The Kettle On" (4)
        "Fall On My Knees" (2)
        "Trouble" (2)
        "Young Emily" (2)
        "Fort Smith Breakdown"
        "Hell Broke Loose In Georgia"
        "Roving On A Winter's Night"
        "Shortnin' Bread"
        "Ways Of The World"
        "We Shall All Be Reunited"
 27: "Angel Fire," Kennedys (15)
        "Coo Coo" (4)
        "Just Like Henry David" (4)
        "Angel Fire" (3)
        "Bells And Loaves And Letters"
        "Bend In The River"
        "Common Bond"
        "Hey Vin"
 27: "Hourglass," Kate Rusby (15)
        "Radio Sweetheart" (4)
        "Rose In April" (3)
        "As I Roved Out" (2)
        "Sir Eglamore" (2)
        "Annan Waters"
        "Bold Riley"
        "Drowned Lovers"
        "Stananivy/Jack And Jill"
 27: "Suas E!," Mary Jane Lamond (15)
        "Domhnall Mac Ic Lain" (2)
        "Seinn O" (2)
        "Tha Mo Ruin Air A Ghille" (2)
        "Bog A Lochain"
        "Domhnail Mac Ic Lain"
        "Domhnaill Mac Ic Iain"
        "Hi Ri Him Bo"
        "Horo Ghoid Thu Nighean"
        "Stepping Song"
        "Tho Mo Run Air A'ghille"
        "È Horò"
 30: "Jubilee," Tom Rozum (14)
        "Don't Fix Up The Doghouse" (3)
        "Jubilee" (2)
        "Mason's Lament" (2)
        "Ramblin' Blues" (2)
        "Love Is A Lonely Street"
        "Muddy Weather/Jeff City"
        "One Sweet Hello"
        "Sweet Sally Brown"
        "Without My Walkin’ Stick"
 30: "Prime Cuts of Bluegrass 36," Various Artists (14)
        "High Waters," Dave Evans (3)
        "Bridge To Portsmouth," Chris Jones (2)
        "Tempest Of A Jealous Love," Jerry Wicentowski (2)
        "There Is A Highway," Cockman Family (2)
        "2 Girls From Galax," Butch Baldassari
        "Bad Ridge," Rick Stanley
        "Carolina Blue," Maro Kawahata
        "I Need Jesus," Isaacs
        "Jamie Lynn," License To Drive
        "Things Will Be Better Next Year," Wil Maring
        "Where Angels Sing," Nobels
        "Ye Men Of Galilee," Isaacs
 30: "Fruit On The Vine," Harvey Reid (14)
        "Ash Grove" (2)
        "I Have Finally Found A Home" (2)
        "Lindsay Road" (2)
        "Magnolia Promenade" (2)
        "Above The Clouds"
        "Lament For Abigail Curtis"
        "Lucky Penny"
        "Macallan's Jig"
        "This Old Heart Of Mine"
        "Times Gone By"
 30: "Joyful Noise," Various Artists (14)
        "Bucks Of Oranmore/More," Hayes/Cahill (2)
        "Donal Agus Morag," Altan (2)
        "Music For A Found Harmonium," Patrick Street (2)
        "Rovin Hielandman," Tannahill Weavers (2)
        "Clohime Winds," Niamh Parsons
        "Gile Mear," Relativity
        "John Doherty's/Crowley's/Gan Ainm," Seamus Egan
        "Pachelbel's Frolics," Eileen Ivers
        "Take Her In Your Arms," Andy M. Stewart/Manus Lunny
        "There Were Roses," Tommy Sands
 30: "Play," Nields (14)
        "Easy People" (4)
        "Georgia O" (2)
        "In The Hush Before The Heartbreak" (2)
        "Snow Man" (2)
        "Tomorrowland" (2)
        "Friday At The Circle K"
 30: "Way I Should," Iris Dement (14)
        "There's A Wall In Washington" (5)
        "Way I Should" (3)
        "Wasteland Of The Free" (2)
        "When My Morning Comes Around" (2)
        "Keep Me God"
        "Letter To Mom"
 30: "When I Go," Dave Carter (14)
        "River Where She Sleeps" (4)
        "When I Go," Dave Carter W/Tracey Grammar (4)
        "Annie's Lover" (3)
        "Lancelot" (2)
        "Frank To Valentino," Dave Carter/Tracy Grammer
 37: "Bottleneck Dreams," Salamander Crossing (13)
        "What Kind Of Person" (4)
        "Paul And Peter Walked" (3)
        "5 Days In May" (2)
        "Crossing The Bar"
        "Indigo Rose"
        "Last Iron Horse"
        "Something Above"
 37: "Festival To Go," Various Artists (13)
        "Canada's Really Big," Arrogant Worms (3)
        "Down To Then Quarter," Maureen Brown (2)
        "Le P'tit Moine," Barachois (2)
        "Moose On The Highway," Nancy White (2)
        "La Guabina," Sharlene Wallace
        "Stick Gambling Rock," Jerry Alfred
        "Tecumseh," Chester Knight
        "Your One And Only Life," Susan Crowe
 37: "Harry Smith Connection," Various Artists (13)
        "Coo Coo Bird," Toshi Reagon (3)
        "Old Dog Blue," Lonnie Pitchford (2)
        "Spike Driver Blues," Dave Van Ronk (2)
        "East Va. Blues In The Pines Wild Ox Moan I'm In A Heavenly Way,"
Roscoe Holcomb Geoff Muldaur Rory Block
        "East Virginia," Mcguinn, Tweedy And Bennet
        "Frankie And Johnny," John Jackson
        "John The Revelator," Ethel Caffie-Austin
        "Minglewood Blues," John Sebastian
        "Nashville Blues," Delmore Brothers
 37: "Industry And Thrift," Bad Livers (13)
        "I'm Goin' Back To Mom And Dad" (6)
        "Lumpy Beanpole And Dirt" (3)
        "Anna Lee" (2)
        "Brand New Hat"
        "Cannonball Rag"
 37: "Live 1966," Bob Dylan (13)
        "Desolation Row" (2)
        "I Don't Believe You" (2)
        "Just Like A Woman" (2)
        "Leopard Skin Pillbox Hat" (2)
        "She Belongs To Me" (2)
        "Fourth Time Around"
        "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue"
        "Visions Of Joanna"
 37: "Sounds Of The Mountains," Rambler's Choice (13)
        "Sounds Of The Mountains" (3)
        "Education From On High" (2)
        "Shotgun Slade" (2)
        "Sweet Country Lovin'" (2)
        "Mama's Flowers"
        "Springtime And Roses"
        "What About You"
        "When The Mountain Dew Starts Falling"
 37: "Where Have All The Flowers Gone?: The Songs Of Pete Seeger," Various
Artists (13)
        "Of Time And Rivers Flowing," Richie Havens (2)
        "Where Have All The Flowers Gone," Tommy Sands (2)
        "And Still I Am Searching," Pete Seeger
        "Bells Of Rhymney," Roger Mcguinn
        "Goofing Off Suite," Tony Trischka
        "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine," Browne/Raitt
        "Living In The Country," Martin Simpson
        "Sailing Down My Golden River," Greg Brown
        "Those 3 Are On My Mind," Kim And Reggie Harris And Magpie
        "Turn Turn Turn," Bruce Cockburn
        "Waist Deep In The Big Muddy," Dick Gaughan
 44: "Terraplane," Scott Ainslie (12)
        "Death Don't Have No Mercy" (3)
        "Spike Driver Blues" (3)
        "My Baby Walks On Fire" (2)
        "Terraplane Blues" (2)
        "Amazing Grace"
        "Chumpman Blues"
        "I Got To Find My Way"
        "If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day"
        "Parchmans Farm Blues"
        "Ramblin' On My Mind"
        "Run Like Water"
        "Walkin' Blues"
 44: "One Way Down," Jory Nash (12)
        "Terrible Man" (3)
        "Across The Water" (2)
        "2 Little Indian Girls"
        "Been So Good To You"
        "Dark Brown Eyes"
        "Jericho Now"
 44: "Translucent Soul," Ellis Paul (12)
        "Take Me Down" (4)
        "Translucent Soul" (2)
        "Did I Ever Know You"
        "I Won't Cry Over You"
        "I'm The One To Save"
        "Live In The Now"
        "Saturday 2:15"
 44: "Treasures Left Behind: Remembering Kate Wolf," Various Artists (12)
        "Friend Of Mine," Nanci Griffith (2)
        "Here In California," Lucinda Williams (2)
        "Love Still Remains," Emmylou Harris (2)
        "See Here, She Said," Utah Phillips (2)
        "Back Roads," Nina Gerber
        "Give Yourself To Love," Kathy Mattea
        "In China Or A Woman's Heart," Rosalie Sorrels
        "Sweet Love," John Gorka
 48: "Clinch Mountain Country," Ralph Stanley And Friends (11)
        "Bright Morning Star"
        "How Can We Thank Him For What He Has Done"
        "How Mountain Girls Can Love"
        "I Just Got Wise"
        "I Only Exist"
        "If I Lose"
        "Nobody's Love Is Like Mine"
        "Pretty Little Miss In The Garden"
        "Pretty Polly"
        "Shouting On The Hills Of Glory"
        "Way Down Deep"
 48: "Driving Home," Cheryl Wheeler (11)
        "When Fall Comes To New England" (3)
        "Don't Forget The Guns" (2)
        "Driving Home" (2)
        "75 Septembers"
        "Music In My Room"
 48: "Epona," Tannahill Weavers (11)
        "Rich Man's Silver," Tannahills (2)
        "Westlin' Winds" (2)
        "Braes O' Gleniffer"
        "Carronside Set"
        "Craigerburn Wood"
        "Loch Tayside Set," Tannahills
        "Lord Drummond"
        "Mcgregor Of Bura Set"
        "When The Kye Come Hame," Tannahills
 48: "Finding The Way," Lonesome River Band (11)
        "Sweet Sally Brown" (2)
        "Up On The Shelf" (2)
        "Am I A Fool"
        "Another By My Side"
        "Baby Come Home"
        "Better Days To Come"
        "Cardboard Mansion"
        "Devil Chased Me Around A Stump"
        "Let It Go"
 48: "Great Lakes Chronicle," Lee Murdock (11)
        "White Squall" (2)
        "Banks Of Cold Waters"
        "Cold Winds / Living Gale"
        "Cold Winds Living Gale Requiem For The Mesquite"
        "Great Lakes Song"
        "Illinois And Michigan Canal The Ghost Of Red Monroe"
        "Lost On The Lady Elgin"
        "No Nets Will Be Found"
        "Voices Across The Water"
        "Watching Lake Michigan Roll Banks Of Cold Waters"
 48: "Painted Door," Erin Corday (11)
        "Long Hair" (2)
        "Mi Caballo" (2)
        "Who Says" (2)
        "El Tigre"
        "Land Of Sweetness"
        "Still Life"
        "Wicked Road"
 48: "Time Flies," Small Potatoes (11)
        "Time Flies" (4)
        "Little That I Know" (2)
        "Best Things In Life Are Free"
        "I Will Pass This Way Again"
        "Prairie Moon"
 48: "Twilight The Taj Mahal," David Massengill (11)
        "Mrs. Howard's Elementary Waltz" (3)
        "Whittlin' Boy" (2)
        "One For The Loons"
        "Rats And Bats And Spring Water"
        "Sierra Blanca Massacre"
        "Twilight The Taj Mahal"

These lists are compiled and posted to the FOLKDJ-L list every month (since
October 1997).  An archive of past Top Album lists is available at (on 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.  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 posted.

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