TOP ALBUMS OF 1999

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 118511 airplays.

Here it is! -- the top airplay list for the year. I have gone back and reprocessed all the playlists submitted to FOLKDJ-L in 1999 and come up with a top 250 list for album airplay. By going back to the original playlists some albums which never appeared in a monthly Top 50 list may appear here in the annual list. I have not listed every track played, just the more popular ones for each album.

Since there is so much data (over 118,000 plays altogether, up from 104,000 last year) I have also compiled lists of the most popular individual songs and artists.

--Richard Gillmann, KBCS-FM, rxg@nwlink.com

  1: "Sylvia Hotel," Cheryl Wheeler (375)
        "If It Were Up To Me" (87)
        "His Hometown" (39)
        "Unworthy" (37)
        "But The Days And Nights Are Long" (33)
  2: "The Mountain," Steve Earle And The Del McCoury Band (281)
        "Texas Eagle" (47)
        "Carrie Brown" (37)
        "I'm Still In Love With You" (31)
  3: "The Man From God Knows Where," Tom Russell (267)
        "The Man From God Knows Where" (36)
        "Rider On An Orphan Train" (26)
        "The Outcast" (22)
  4: "Ancient Tones," Ricky Skaggs (261)
        "Walls Of Time" (55)
        "Mighty Dark To Travel" (28)
        "Carolina Mountain Home" (27)
  5: "Cry Cry Cry," Dar Williams, Lucy Kaplansky And Richard Shindell (258)
        "Cold Missouri Waters" (48)
        "By Way Of Sorrow" (36)
        "The Kid" (23)
  6: "10 Year Night," Lucy Kaplansky (246)
        "10 Year Night" (76)
        "One Good Reason" (31)
        "5 In The Morning" (30)
  7: "Family," The Del McCoury Band (236)
        "Nashville Cats" (51)
        "Get Down On Your Knees And Pray" (28)
        "The Look Of A Perfect Diamond" (23)
  8: "Laurie Lewis And Her Bluegrass Pals," Laurie Lewis (229)
        "Tall Pines" (41)
        "Acony Bell" (31)
        "Blow, Big Wind" (24)
        "Hard Luck And Trouble" (24)
  9: "When I Go," Dave Carter With Tracy Grammer (223)
        "When I Go" (50)
        "The River, Where She Sleeps" (37)
        "Annie's Lover" (21)
 10: "Drive You Home Again," Chris Smither (221)
        "Drive You Home Again" (37)
        "Duncan And Brady" (28)
        "No Love Today" (27)
        "Rattlesnake Preacher" (26)
 11: "Where Have All The Flowers Gone?: The Songs Of Pete Seeger," Various Artists (216)
        "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine," Bonnie Raitt And Jackson Browne (16)
        "We Shall Overcome," Bruce Springsteen (15)
        "Living In The Country," Martin Simpson (12)
 12: "Night In A Strange Town," Lynn Miles (209)
        "Rust" (39)
        "Middle Of The Night" (36)
        "One You're Waiting For" (27)
        "Anywhere" (25)
 13: "The Crossing," Tim O'Brien (193)
        "Ireland's Green Shore" (33)
        "Wagoner's Lad" (26)
        "Mountaineer Is Always Free" (24)
 14: "Hundred Year Shadow," Brooks Williams (190)
        "Darker Kind Of Blue" (35)
        "Mockingbird Hill" (34)
        "My Love Will Follow You" (27)
 15: "Road," James Keelaghan (177)
        "Love What A Road" (35)
        "Message To The Future" (23)
        "Captain Torres" (20)
        "Who Dies?" (18)
 16: "3 Wishes," Erica Wheeler (175)
        "Onward From Here" (37)
        "Jack's Tavern" (28)
        "Angeline" (19)
        "Casey, Illinois" (18)
 16: "Bluegrass Sessions," Bela Fleck (175)
        "Blue Mountain Hop" (38)
        "Polka On The Banjo" (20)
 18: "Songs Of Mississippi John Hurt," Bill Morrissey (173)
        "Coffee Blues" (30)
        "If You Don't Want Me" (25)
        "Avalon Blues" (23)
 18: "You'll Never Be The Sun," Lynn Morris (173)
        "Likes Of You" (27)
        "You'll Never Be The Sun" (25)
 20: "Bleecker Street," Various Artists (172)
        "Last Thing On My Mind," Cry Cry Cry (35)
        "Bleecker Street," Jonatha Brooke (26)
        "Pack Up Your Sorrows," Loudon Wainwright And Iris Dement (19)
        "Thirsty Boots," John Gorka (19)
 20: "The Grass Is Blue," Dolly Parton (172)
        "Silver Dagger" (22)
        "Travelin' Prayer" (22)
        "Train, Train" (21)
        "Cash On The Barrelhead" (20)
        "I Still Miss Someone" (18)
 22: "After Yesterday," John Gorka (168)
        "St. Caffeine" (31)
        "Thorny Patch" (20)
        "When The Ice Goes Out" (17)
 23: "Come On Down To My World," J. D. Crowe And The New South (167)
        "Back To The Barrooms" (32)
        "J's Tune" (19)
        "Come On Down To My World" (18)
        "White Freightliner" (18)
 24: "Truth Of A Woman," Kristina Olsen (164)
        "Spend The Whole Night With You" (23)
        "Rainy Night In Chinatown" (22)
        "Yellow Piper" (22)
        "Truth Of A Woman" (20)
        "Big O" (19)
 25: "Mule To Ride," Tara Nevins (162)
        "Troubles" (30)
        "Sittin' On Top Of The World" (23)
 26: "Simple Gearle," Stacey Earle (161)
        "Simple Gearle" (31)
        "Next Door Down" (20)
 27: "High Lonesome," Longview (159)
        "Windy Mountain" (28)
        "High Lonesome" (19)
 27: "Loose Change And Spare Parts," Terri Allard (159)
        "Lifeline" (37)
        "Loose Change And Spare Parts" (28)
        "We'll Have Elvis" (20)
        "Borrowed Time" (18)
        "La La Rosie Goes" (17)
 29: "Cold Dog Soup," Guy Clark (155)
        "Cold Dog Soup" (29)
        "Fort Worth Blues" (20)
        "Sis Draper" (19)
        "Be Gone Forever" (16)
 30: "Forget About It," Alison Krauss (154)
        "Never Got Off The Ground" (35)
        "Forget About It" (29)
        "Ghost In This House" (19)
        "Could You Lie" (17)
        "Stay" (16)
 31: "Tornado In Slo Mo," Darcie Deaville (150)
        "Catch The Ball" (30)
        "Picture Of A Dreamicy Mountain" (18)
        "Icy Barrel Of A Loaded Gun" (16)
 32: "Sparrow's Wing," Garnet Rogers (144)
        "Under The Summer Moonlight" (27)
        "Next Turn Of The Wheel" (24)
        "All That Is" (18)
        "Edge Of The Earth" (18)
 32: "Time Between Trains," Susan Werner (144)
        "Time Between Trains" (43)
        "Petaluma Afternoons" (20)
 34: "Bottleneck Dreams," Salamander Crossing (141)
        "5 Days In May" (22)
        "Crossing The Bar" (18)
        "Light In The Window" (17)
        "What Kind Of Person" (17)
        "Indigo Rose" (16)
 34: "One Night," Greg Brown (141)
        "Canned Goods" (28)
        "Dream On" (20)
 34: "Sleepless," Kate Rusby (141)
        "Cobbler's Daughter" (27)
        "Fairest Of All Yarrow" (17)
        "Our Town" (17)
        "Unquiet Grave" (16)
 37: "Through A Glass Darkly," David Olney (130)
        "Snowin' On Raton" (27)
        "1917" (15)
        "That's All I Need To Know" (13)
 38: "Broken Road," Jeff White (129)
        "Broken Road" (19)
        "Lonesome As It Gets" (13)
        "Rich Gal" (13)
        "Struggle" (13)
 39: "Borders," Cliff Eberhardt (127)
        "Why Is The Road So Long" (24)
        "Fix Your Blues" (19)
        "Land Of The Free" (18)
 39: "Tears Of Stone," The Chieftains (127)
        "Lowlands Of Holland" (20)
        "I Know My Love" (18)
 39: "Traveler's Code," Darryl Purpose (127)
        "Last Great Kiss Of The 20th Century" (34)
        "Mr. Schwinn" (26)
        "Ring On My Hand" (17)
 42: "Cherry Blossoms In The Springtime," Jeanette Williams (126)
        "Break My Heart" (35)
        "Cherry Blossoms In The Springtime" (16)
        "In His Arms I'm Not Afraid" (15)
 43: "Steady Steady Yes," Annie Gallup (125)
        "Howling In The Distance" (21)
        "3 Photographs" (17)
        "James" (16)
        "Anything Is Possible" (13)
 44: "Blue Highway," Blue Highway (122)
        "Born With A Hammer In My Hand" (34)
        "Lonesome Hearted Blues" (18)
        "I Hung My Head" (16)
        "Lonely Old Town" (14)
 45: "Songs From The Mountain," Dirk Powell, Tim O'Brien, And John Herrmann (120)
        "Blackest Crow" (11)
        "Raleigh And Spencer" (11)
 46: "Folkscene Collection 2," Various Artists (119)
        "Song Of The Candle," Stan Rogers (17)
        "Take Off Your Old Coat," Eliza Gilkyson (13)
        "Heart Of Saturday Night," Tom Waits (12)
 47: "Treasures Left Behind: Remembering Kate Wolf," Various Artists (117)
        "Here In California," Lucinda Williams (16)
        "Back Roads," Nina Gerber (14)
        "Carolina Pines," Cris Williamson And Tret Fure (13)
        "Friend Of Mine," Nanci Griffith (13)
        "Give Yourself To Love," Kathy Mattea (13)
 48: "Paradise Lost And Found," Anne Hills And Michael Smith (116)
        "Dutchman" (17)
        "Spoon River" (12)
        "We Become Birds" (12)
 49: "Crossing The Bridge," Eileen Ivers (115)
        "Bunch Of Keys" (17)
        "Gravelwalk" (17)
        "Islanders" (14)
        "Jama" (12)
 50: "Clinch Mountain Country," Ralph Stanley And Friends (114)
        "Pretty Polly" (27)
        "If I Lose" (9)
 50: "Respond," Various Artists (114)
        "Angels Wings," Patty Larkin (10)
        "Everything I Need," Melissa Ferrick (10)
 52: "Drag Queens In Limousines," Mary Gauthier (111)
        "Drag Queens In Limousines" (28)
        "Lifetime" (18)
        "Our Lady Of The Shooting Stars" (16)
        "I Drink" (12)
 52: "Third Generation Blues," Doc And Richard Watson (111)
        "Columbus Stockade Blues" (13)
        "Walk On Boy" (12)
 52: "Walkin' In My Shoes," Kathy Kallick Band (111)
        "Walkin' In My Shoes" (22)
        "I Won't Do It Again" (15)
 55: "Car Wheels On A Gravel Road," Lucinda Williams (109)
        "Can't Let Go" (21)
        "Right In Time" (15)
        "Car Wheels On A Gravel Road" (14)
        "I Lost It" (12)
 55: "Hell Among The Yearlings," Gillian Welch (109)
        "Caleb Meyer" (24)
        "Devil Had A Hold Of Me" (14)
        "Miner's Refrain" (14)
        "Winter's Come And Gone" (12)
        "I'm Not Afraid To Die" (11)
 57: "Gentleman Of Leisure," Jesse Winchester (108)
        "Club Manhattan" (19)
        "That's What Makes You Strong" (13)
        "Wander My Way Home" (11)
 57: "In My Hands," Natalie Macmaster (108)
        "Get Me Through December" (12)
        "In My Hands" (12)
        "Flamenco Fling" (11)
        "Moxham Castle" (11)
        "New York Jig" (11)
 59: "How Like The Holly," Joel Mabus (106)
        "Let's Do Christmas Right" (31)
        "How Like The Holly" (18)
        "Children Go Where I Send Thee" (14)
 60: "Crash Course In Roses," Catie Curtis (105)
        "What's The Matter" (16)
        "Hundred Miles" (15)
        "Magnolia Street" (11)
 61: "Big Red Sun," Mollie O'Brien (104)
        "In My Girlish Days" (23)
        "No Ash Will Burn" (15)
        "Big Red Sun Blues" (13)
        "Gambling Man" (11)
 61: "Long Ride," Ramblin' Jack Elliott (104)
        "Sky Above, The Mud Below" (23)
        "Cup Of Coffee" (13)
        "St. James Infirmary" (13)
 63: "Shine Eyed Mister Zen," Kelly Joe Phelps (103)
        "House Carpenter" (17)
        "Hobo's Son" (16)
        "Dock Boggs Country Blues" (14)
        "River Rat Jimmy" (13)
        "Train Carried My Girl From Town" (11)
 63: "Words That Remain," Solas (103)
        "Pastures Of Plenty" (34)
        "Song Of Choice" (16)
 65: "McGarrigle Hour," Kate And Anna McGarrigle (102)
        "Green Green Rocky Road" (13)
        "Dig My Grave" (9)
 66: "Family Tree," Darrell Scott (100)
        "My Father's House" (26)
        "Family Tree" (16)
        "Lazarus Dies Again" (11)
 66: "Tall Tales," Hot Club Of Cowtown (100)
        "Sally Goodin" (11)
        "Draggin' The Bow" (10)
        "Emily" (10)
        "You Can't Take It With You" (10)
 68: "Breaking Down To 3," Dave Moore (99)
        "Mr. Music" (25)
        "Big Fool For You" (13)
        "Midnight" (13)
 68: "Crusades Of The Restless Knights," Ray Wylie Hubbard (99)
        "Conversation With The Devil" (30)
        "Crows" (15)
        "Lovers In Your Dreams" (13)
        "Messenger" (11)
 68: "Town To Town," Tanya Savory (99)
        "When The River Rose" (17)
        "Reason Enough" (15)
 71: "Guide My Feet," Kim And Reggie Harris And Magpie (98)
        "Woke Up This Morning" (22)
        "Let It Rain" (15)
        "Give Light" (13)
 71: "I Feel Like Singing Today," Jim Lauderdale And Ralph Stanley (98)
        "I Feel Like Singing Today" (27)
        "You'll Find Her Name Written There" (13)
        "Joy, Joy, Joy" (10)
 73: "Book Of Survival," Deborah Holland (96)
        "Pinochet And Margaret Thatcher" (28)
        "Hard To Be A Human In The Universe" (11)
        "Kids With Guns" (11)
 73: "Drive All Night," Jamie Anderson (96)
        "Drive All Night" (31)
        "Mama Come Quick" (15)
 75: "Everything Matters," Pierce Pettis (95)
        "Just Like Jim Brown" (19)
        "Neutral Ground" (16)
        "Love Will Always Find Its Way" (15)
        "Hole In My Heart" (12)
 75: "Retrograss," David Grisman, John Hartford And Mike Seeger (95)
        "Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay" (10)
 75: "Vignettes," Winstons (95)
        "Anything At All" (22)
        "Bending Blades" (22)
        "Heart Of Stone" (13)
        "Caroline And Ray" (10)
 78: "Ambition," Dave Mallett (93)
        "Wild In The Sixties" (17)
        "Here In This City You Live In" (14)
        "You Can't Go Home Again" (13)
 78: "He Didn't Dance," Cucanandy (93)
        "Milky Way" (24)
 78: "Meet Me By The Moonlight," Dudley Connell And Don Rigsby (93)
        "I'm Troubled, I'm Troubled" (15)
        "Meet Me By The Moonlight" (14)
        "Rollin' On" (12)
        "Short Life Of Trouble" (10)
 81: "Calling On Love," Paul Kamm And Eleanore Macdonald (92)
        "Calling On Love" (29)
        "From Clare To Here" (13)
        "Last Tango In Paradise" (11)
 81: "Mother," Susan McKeown, Cathie Ryan And Robin Spielberg (92)
        "Mother Of Mine" (22)
        "Rock Me To Sleep, Mother" (15)
        "Grandma's Song" (11)
 81: "Winter's Grace," Laurie Lewis And Tom Rozum (92)
        "Messenger" (16)
        "If We Make It Through December" (15)
        "Hot Buttered Rum" (13)
 84: "Echoes Of The Past," Buzz Matheson And Mac Martin (91)
        "On The Old Kentucky Shore" (8)
 85: "Common Ground," Blueridge (90)
        "Katie's Winter Love" (22)
        "Appalachian Queen" (9)
        "Shoot The Moon" (9)
 85: "Radio," Chuck Brodsky (90)
        "Come Heres And The Been Heres" (13)
        "La Migra Viene" (11)
        "Bad Whiskey" (10)
        "Moe Berg" (10)
        "Our Gods" (10)
        "On Christmas I Got Nothing" (9)
 87: "What's That I Hear?: The Songs of Phil Ochs," Various Artists (89)
        "No More Songs," Karen Savoca (9)
 88: "Rosaryville," Kate Campbell (88)
        "Rosa's Coronas" (16)
        "Fade To Blue" (14)
        "In My Mother's House" (11)
        "Porcelain Blue" (11)
        "Look Away" (10)
 88: "Underneath," David Wilcox (88)
        "Underneath" (14)
        "All My Life" (13)
        "Hometown" (11)
 88: "Waiting On The Gravy Train," Freight Hoppers (88)
        "Trouble" (12)
        "Fall On My Knees" (10)
        "Molly Put The Kettle On" (10)
        "Shortenin' Bread" (9)
 91: "There's Talk About A Fence," Rick Lee (87)
        "Come Heres And The Been Heres" (14)
        "Dives And Lazarus" (10)
        "Don't Pet The Dog" (9)
        "Lunatic Asylum" (9)
 91: "Translucent Soul," Ellis Paul (87)
        "Angel In Manhattan" (14)
        "Take Me Down" (13)
        "Translucent Soul" (13)
        "7" (10)
 93: "Step Inside This House," Lyle Lovett (86)
        "Step Inside This House" (16)
        "If I Needed You" (12)
 94: "Press On," June Carter Cash (84)
        "Ring Of Fire" (17)
        "Far Side Banks Of Jordan" (12)
        "The L And N Don't Stop Here Anymore" (9)
 95: "Grand Design," Cosy Sheridan (82)
        "Grand Design" (51)
 95: "Good Old Boys," John Hartford (82)
        "On The Radio" (20)
        "Keep On Truckin'" (13)
        "Good Old Boys" (10)
 97: "Now's The Time," Stephan Smith (80)
        "Now's The Time" (14)
        "All Together Now" (9)
        "Peace On Earth" (9)
 97: "Rime Of The Ancient Matriarch," Holly Tannen (80)
        "Lily Of The Net" (26)
        "Fair Margaret And Young Whatshisname" (8)
        "Humboldt Wassail" (8)
 97: "Secret Handshake," Geoff Muldaur (80)
        "Got To Find Blind Lemon" (16)
        "Wild Ox Moan" (16)
        "Chevrolet/Big Alice" (12)
 97: "Trail," Jimmy Lafave (80)
        "Oklahoma Hills" (7)
101: "Across The Winterline," Jack Williams (79)
        "You're The One" (16)
        "Heartland" (12)
101: "Diva's Day Off," Camille West (79)
        "Viagra In The Waters" (23)
        "Getting Raptured 2000" (10)
        "Toe To Toe With The Hmo" (9)
101: "Hartwell Horn," William Pint And Felicia Dale (79)
        "Captain Grant" (11)
        "White Cockade" (9)
        "Widow And The Devil" (9)
101: "Songs Of Experience," Cindy Mangsen (79)
        "Snow Is On The Ground" (13)
        "Wedding Dress" (13)
        "Haunted Hunter" (8)
105: "Bed By The Window," James King (78)
        "Bed By The Window" (22)
        "I Don't Do Floors" (13)
        "Wear A Red Rose" (8)
        "Yesterday's Winner Is A Loser Today" (8)
105: "Closer To The Truth," Trout Fishing In America (78)
        "Old Things" (19)
        "After You've Gone" (12)
        "Closer To The Truth" (12)
        "Alberta Postcard" (9)
        "Big Boys In Bad Shape" (8)
105: "Heart's Delight," Finest Kind (78)
        "Fond Affection" (10)
        "No More Fish, No Fishermen" (8)
        "Who Will Sing For Me" (8)
108: "The Honesty Room," Dar Williams (77)
        "When I Was A Boy" (31)
        "You're Aging Well" (13)
        "Babysitter's Here" (9)
108: "Jubilee," Tom Rozum (77)
        "Don't Fix Up The Doghouse" (16)
        "Sweet Sally Brown" (12)
108: "Looking Out The Fishbowl," Eddie From Ohio (77)
        "Old Dominion" (11)
        "Bonny Brook" (8)
108: "Loose Diamond," Katy Moffatt (77)
        "Cuckoo" (22)
        "Big Fool" (8)
        "Stoned At The Jukebox" (8)
        "Whiskey, Money And Time" (8)
108: "Lost Herd," Ian Tyson (77)
        "Brahmas And Mustangs" (14)
        "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" (8)
108: "Reunion Hill," Richard Shindell (77)
        "Next Best Western" (23)
        "Reunion Hill" (16)
        "Darkness, Darkness" (10)
108: "Trio II," Linda Ronstadt And Emmylou Harris (77)
        "After The Gold Rush" (18)
        "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind" (12)
        "When We're Gone, Long Gone" (10)
        "Lover's Return" (9)
115: "Finding The Way," Lonesome River Band (76)
        "Am I A Fool" (21)
115: "Mark Erelli," Mark Erelli (76)
        "Midnight Train" (12)
        "River Road" (11)
        "Hollow Man" (8)
        "Only Wondering Where You Are" (8)
115: "Sounds Of The Mountains," Rambler's Choice (76)
        "Enough On My Mind" (12)
        "Poor Rambler" (9)
        "Education From On High" (8)
        "Sounds Of The Mountains" (8)
118: "American Beauty," Nashville Bluegrass Band (75)
        "Red Clay Halo" (17)
        "Slow Learner" (11)
        "Fiddlin' Bill" (9)
118: "Bare To The Bone," Carrie Newcomer (75)
        "Just Like Downtown" (11)
        "Bare To The Bone" (10)
        "Amelia Almost 13" (8)
        "When One Door Closes" (8)
118: "Driving Home," Cheryl Wheeler (75)
        "75 Septembers" (17)
        "When Fall Comes To New England" (13)
        "Driving Home" (10)
        "Spring" (8)
121: "Blackbirds And Thrushes," Niamh Parsons (74)
        "Water Is Wide" (15)
        "Blackbirds And Thrushes" (10)
        "Flower Of Magherally O" (10)
        "Fear A Bhata" (8)
121: "Les Sampou," Les Sampou (74)
        "Afraid Of The Dark" (19)
        "Broken Pieces" (12)
        "Same Fine Line" (9)
123: "End Of The Summer," Dar Williams (73)
        "End Of The Summer" (20)
        "What Do You Hear In These Sounds" (15)
        "Are You Out There?" (11)
123: "Heart Of A Singer," Jones, Dickens And Hawker (73)
        "Love Me Or Leave Me Alone" (17)
        "Lay Me To Rest" (11)
        "Coming Down From God" (8)
        "Not A Word Of That Be Said" (8)
123: "Hourglass," Kate Rusby (73)
        "Bold Riley" (10)
        "As I Roved Out" (9)
        "Radio Sweethearts" (9)
        "Annan Waters" (8)
126: "Harvest Home," Jay Ungar And Molly Mason (72)
        "Bound For Another Harvest Home" (13)
        "Thanksgiving Waltz" (12)
        "Bonaparte's Retreat/Hoedown" (10)
126: "Older I Get, The Better I Was," Art Thieme (72)
        "North Country Tragedy" (8)
126: "Simple Path," Irene Kelley (72)
        "Little Bluer Than That" (13)
        "Dancin' Shoes" (10)
        "O Mexico" (9)
126: "Sounding Land," Susan Graham White (72)
        "Farm" (18)
        "Brigid's Shield" (15)
        "Seasons" (11)
        "If I Had My Way" (9)
126: "Voices Of Winter," Herdman, Hills And Mangsen (72)
        "Frozen Logger/Proper Cup Of Coffee" (11)
        "Voices Of Winter/Red And Green" (10)
131: "Old Southern Porches," Dale Ann Bradley (71)
        "Reason Enough" (18)
        "Rain On The Roof" (15)
131: "Return Of The Grievous Angel," Various Artists (71)
        "Hickory Wind," Gillian Welch (17)
        "Return Of The Grievous Angel," Lucinda Williams And David Crosby (12)
        "Sin City," Beck And Emmylou Harris (8)
131: "Shum Ticky," Laura Love (71)
        "Mahbootay" (11)
        "Aha Me A Riddle I Day" (10)
        "I'm A Givin' Way" (8)
        "Less Is More" (8)
131: "Trespass," Pete Morton (71)
        "Mower And The Dairymaid" (14)
        "Cuckoo" (10)
        "Dick Turpin" (9)
135: "Bluegrass Mandolin Extravaganza," Various Artists (70)
        "No, You Stand Back," David Grisman And Del McCoury (6)
135: "Listen To My Hammer Ring," Ralph Stanley II (70)
        "Highway Of Regret" (15)
        "I Hear A Choo Choo Coming" (12)
        "Listen To My Hammer Ring" (7)
        "Strolling In The Moonlight" (7)
135: "Scottie Sparks," Scottie Sparks (70)
        "Old Railroad Track" (12)
        "In My Arms Instead Of In My Memory" (10)
        "Old 109" (9)
        "Old Kentucky Hillside" (7)
        "Train" (7)
        "Working On A Mansion" (7)
135: "Stranger To My Kin," Neal And Leandra (70)
        "Ready For Memphis" (17)
        "Take Me Down To The Water" (13)
        "Cry" (8)
        "Penny On The Track" (7)
135: "The Wayback," Jim Henry (70)
        "Drive-In Movie Picture Show" (19)
        "Sound Of The Whistle Blow" (10)
        "Texas" (7)
140: "Bound To Ride," Jim Mills (69)
        "Bound To Ride" (19)
        "He Came From Carolina" (8)
140: "Collaborations," Chris Chandler (69)
        "To Be More Beautiful/Sofas And #2 Pencils" (10)
        "This Town/That Town" (9)
        "Who Are These People" (8)
        "Never Lived At All/G Chord" (7)
        "No Hiding Place Down Herevinegar" (7)
140: "First Warm Wind," Kat Eggleston (69)
        "Cherry Tree" (16)
        "China" (12)
        "First Warm Wind" (11)
        "Dark Side Of The Moon" (9)
        "Rose Tattoo" (8)
140: "Headlines And Footnotes," Pete Seeger (69)
        "Passing Through" (7)
140: "Infamous Angel," Iris Dement (69)
        "Let The Mystery Be" (19)
        "Our Town" (18)
        "50 Miles Of Elbow Room" (7)
        "Mama's Opry" (7)
140: "Other Voices, Too," Nanci Griffith (69)
        "Wasn't That A Mighty Storm" (7)
        "You Were On My Mind" (7)
140: "Radio Quiet," Cris Williamson And Tret Fure (69)
        "Everyone To Me" (11)
        "On The Line" (11)
        "John Deere" (9)
        "Radio Quiet" (7)
140: "Where Blue Meets Blue," Andrew Calhoun (69)
        "Vancouver" (11)
        "King" (9)
        "Hello In There" (8)
148: "Black Sheep," Martin Sexton (68)
        "Diner" (14)
        "Black Sheep" (11)
        "Glory Bound" (9)
        "Freedom Of The Road" (8)
148: "Chestnuts," Harvey Reid (68)
        "Hard Times Come Again No More" (14)
        "Scarborough Fair" (11)
        "My Grandfather's Clock" (8)
150: "Another Night Of Waiting," Gibson Brothers (67)
        "Breakthrough" (10)
        "City Water" (8)
        "Travelin' Blues" (8)
150: "Other Voices, Other Rooms," Nanci Griffith (67)
        "Boots Of Spanish Leather" (11)
        "Tecumseh Valley" (10)
        "Across The Great Divide" (9)
150: "Spark," Julian Dawson (67)
        "How Can I Sleep Without You" (24)
        "When Love Says Goodnight" (9)
        "I Don't Feel Like Dancing" (7)
153: "Infinite Blue," Poozies (66)
        "Come All Ye Lonely Lovers" (12)
        "Neptune" (12)
        "Sorrows Away" (9)
        "Crooked Road To Dublin" (7)
153: "One Guitar, No Vocals," Leo Kottke (66)
        "Morning Is The Long Way Home" (15)
        "Snorkel" (15)
        "Too Fast" (8)
153: "Poetic Justice," Buddy Mondlock (66)
        "Poetic Justice" (14)
        "Magnolia Street" (12)
        "Coming Down In The Rain" (11)
153: "Stealth Project," Various Artists (66)
        "Harrison Ford," Christine Lavin (13)
        "Adolescent Rant," Don White (8)
157: "Give Light," Magpie (65)
        "Power Of The Wind" (10)
        "For Real" (8)
        "There But For Fortune" (8)
        "Water Fire And Smoke" (7)
157: "One Moment Of Grace," Night Sun (65)
        "Didn't I Try" (11)
        "One Moment Of Grace" (8)
        "Babe" (7)
        "Harvey And Louise" (7)
157: "Revival," Gillian Welch (65)
        "One More Dollar" (14)
        "Orphan Girl" (14)
        "Acony Bell" (10)
        "Tear My Stillhouse Down" (8)
157: "Shaking Off Gravity," Vance Gilbert (65)
        "Hey Lah Dee Dah Song" (10)
        "Icarus By Night" (10)
        "Taking It All To Tennessee" (9)
        "Fly" (8)
        "House Of Pain" (7)
161: "5 Strings Attached With No Backing," Arnie Naiman And Chris Coole (64)
        "John Hardy" (10)
        "Winfield's Fancy" (7)
161: "Bad Love," Randy Newman (64)
        "My Country" (13)
        "Great Nations Of Europe" (10)
        "I Want Everyone To Like Me" (8)
        "I'm Dead" (7)
        "World Isn't Fair" (7)
161: "Full Throated Abandon," Tanglefoot (64)
        "Jenny Wren" (12)
        "Let The Piper Play" (7)
161: "Live In Paris And Toronto," Loreena Mckennitt (64)
        "All Souls Night" (10)
        "Dante's Prayer" (7)
161: "Moon Over The Interstate," Mollys (64)
        "Rosie" (15)
        "Old Tramp Steamer" (8)
        "Mi Casita" (7)
161: "Salivation," Terry Allen (64)
        "Salivation" (13)
        "Give Me The Flowers" (10)
        "Ain't No Top 40 Song" (9)
        "Red Leg Boy" (8)
161: "Trad Arr Jones," John Wesley Harding (64)
        "Little Musgrave" (13)
        "Singer's Request" (10)
        "Golden Glove" (8)
        "Flandyke Shore" (7)
161: "Western Wall: The Tucson Sessions," Linda Ronstadt And Emmylou Harris
(64)
        "Across The Border" (11)
        "For A Dancer" (10)
        "Sisters Of Mercy" (10)
        "Western Wall" (9)
        "All I Left Behind" (7)
169: "John And Mary," Iiird Tyme Out (63)
        "John And Mary" (18)
        "Lovin' You Goin' Blind" (9)
        "Coal Mine Blues" (7)
169: "Mysterious Light," Don Conoscenti (63)
        "Mysterious Light" (14)
        "Drink Another Round" (11)
        "Ariana" (9)
        "Hour In Texarkana" (8)
169: "Restless On The Farm," Jerry Douglas (63)
        "Things In Life" (20)
        "Don't Take Your Guns To Town" (12)
169: "Storied Ground," John McCutcheon (63)
        "Jericho" (11)
        "Closing The Bookstore" (9)
169: "What I Deserve," Kelly Willis (63)
        "Take Me Down" (9)
        "Not Forgotten You" (8)
        "Talk Like That" (8)
174: "Midnight Storm," Blue Highway (62)
        "Midnight Storm" (14)
        "I'd Rather Be A Lonesome Pine" (10)
        "Pikeville Flood" (9)
        "Keen Mountain Prison" (7)
174: "Never Grow Old," Ann And Phil Case (62)
        "Oh My Little Darling" (9)
        "Where We'll Never Grow Old" (7)
174: "This One's The Dreamer," Rick Fielding (62)
        "Deep Fork" (8)
        "This One's The Dreamer" (7)
177: "Gone Forever," Curtis And Loretta (61)
        "Half Empty/Half Full" (8)
        "Banish Misfortune" (7)
        "Cliffs Of Moher" (7)
177: "Mortal City," Dar Williams (61)
        "Christians And The Pagans" (19)
        "February" (10)
        "Iowa" (8)
177: "Soldier Of The Cross," Ricky Skaggs And Kentucky Thunder (61)
        "Soldier Of The Cross" (10)
        "Joshua Generation" (9)
        "Voice From On High" (9)
        "I'm Ready To Go" (7)
        "Waiting At The Gate" (7)
180: "Bittersweet Street," Anne Hills (60)
        "First Day Of Autumn" (11)
        "Bittersweet Street" (7)
        "Blur In The Photograph" (6)
        "Close The Door Lightly" (6)
180: "Changing Times," New Vintage (60)
        "Changing Times" (17)
        "Next To Nothing" (13)
        "6 Feet Under The Ground" (7)
180: "Ever Brightening Day," Eve Goldberg (60)
        "Now Is The Cool Of The Day" (8)
        "Backwater Blues" (7)
        "Waiting For A Train" (7)
        "Let's Throw A Party For Ourselves" (6)
        "Sweet Sorrow In The Wind" (6)
180: "Farther Down The Road," Jane Voss (60)
        "Free At Last" (15)
        "Farther Down The Road" (12)
        "Do You See That Moon?" (8)
        "Thing That Makes You Beautiful" (6)
180: "Music Of What Happens," Cathie Ryan (60)
        "I'm Going Back" (10)
        "Lights Of San Francisco" (9)
        "Home By Bearna" (7)
        "Mother Will You Let Me Go To The Fair?" (7)
        "Lament Of The 3 Marys" (6)
180: "Perfect Oblivious Moon," Pat Maloney (60)
        "These Hard Times" (9)
        "Perfect Oblivious Moon" (7)
        "China Dog" (6)
        "Girl With The Funny Mouth" (6)
        "Raining Like Crazy" (6)
180: "Up Up Up Up Up Up," Ani Difranco (60)
        "Angry Any More" (19)
        "'tis Of Thee" (17)
        "Everest" (7)
        "Up Up Up Up Up Up" (7)
180: "Wagoner's Lad," Mike Craver (60)
        "Wagoner's Lad" (27)
        "Waiting For The Coming Storm" (6)
188: "Casting Shadows," Leigh Hilger (59)
        "Between Boise And Nowhere" (9)
        "Rushing Water" (9)
        "Ballad Of Silas Ebb" (8)
        "Willi Brown" (6)
188: "Confessions Of A Blues Singer," Rory Block (59)
        "Kassie Jones" (11)
        "Ramblin' On My Mind" (8)
        "Bo Weavil Blues" (6)
        "Statesboro Blues" (6)
188: "Sunday Street," Dave Van Ronk (59)
        "Pearls" (34)
188: "Too Much Fun," Holy Modal Rounders (59)
        "Euphoria" (8)
        "Happy Rolling Cowboy" (8)
        "Bonaparte's Retreat" (6)
        "Violets So Blue" (6)
188: "Veering From The Wave," Jennifer Kimball (59)
        "It's A Long Way Home" (15)
        "Gagna's Song" (8)
        "Meet Me In The Twilight / Kissing In The Car" (7)
        "Veering From The Wave" (6)
193: "Cool And Unusual," Martin Simpson (58)
        "Stole And Sold From Africa" (8)
        "Darling Corey" (6)
        "Swannanoa Tunnel" (6)
193: "Fingers And Thumbs," Adrian Legg (58)
        "Lunchtime At Rosie's" (13)
        "Not Remotely Blue" (11)
        "Hymn For Jaco" (9)
        "Rocking Horse" (6)
193: "Redwood Cathedral," Dick Gaughan (58)
        "Turn Turn Turn" (14)
        "Gone, Gonna Rise Again" (8)
        "Pancho And Lefty" (8)
        "Let It Be Me" (7)
        "Reconciliation" (7)
193: "Resurrect," Eric Taylor (58)
        "Walkin' Back Home" (16)
        "Texas, Texas" (9)
        "Resurrect" (6)
193: "Uprooted," Rankins (58)
        "Parlour Medley" (8)
        "Movin' On" (7)
        "Bells" (6)
193: "Way I Should," Iris Dement (58)
        "When My Mornin' Comes Around" (16)
        "Way I Should" (11)
        "Wasteland Of The Free" (8)
        "There's A Wall In Washington" (6)
193: "Will The Circle Be Unbroken," Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (58)
        "Keep On The Sunny Side" (5)
193: "Women Of Kerrville," Various Artists (58)
        "God Made Woman," Burns Sisters (8)
        "Time," Dee Carstensen (7)
        "Longbed From Kenya," Betty Elders (6)
201: "From Coffee House To Concert Hall," Stan Rogers (57)
        "At Last, I'm Ready For Christmas" (8)
        "Guysborough Train" (6)
        "Music In Your Eyes" (6)
201: "Midnight Salvage," Dana Robinson (57)
        "Shady Grove" (13)
        "Sadie" (10)
        "Edge Of The Woods" (6)
201: "Mountain Heart," Mountain Heart (57)
        "Cold Winds" (11)
        "Katy Cline" (9)
        "Midnight Train" (9)
        "You Still Call Me Baby" (7)
        "Cold Kentucky Rain" (6)
204: "American," Martin Sexton (56)
        "Station Man" (12)
        "Glory Bound" (8)
        "American" (7)
        "Love Keep Us Together" (7)
204: "Cajunization," Beausoleil (56)
        "La Terre De Mon Grandpere" (9)
204: "Fellow Workers," Ani Difranco And Utah Phillips (56)
        "Most Dangerous Woman" (13)
        "Pie In The Sky" (10)
        "Joe Hill" (8)
204: "Foothills," Jeff Autry (56)
        "New Echota" (10)
        "Julie" (8)
        "Leaving London" (7)
        "Foothills" (6)
204: "Guitar," Dan Crary (56)
        "Memories Of Mozart" (32)
        "Cotton Patch Rag" (12)
204: "Hear That Wind Howl," Geoff Bartley (56)
        "Sittin' On Top Of The World" (12)
        "If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day" (7)
        "Dying Crapshooter's Blues" (6)
204: "Nobody," Joel Cage (56)
        "Nobody" (11)
        "Wander" (10)
204: "Red On Blonde," Tim O'Brien (56)
        "Farewell Angelina" (12)
        "Maggie's Farm" (8)
        "Everything Is Broken" (6)
204: "Secret Anniversaries," Jeff Talmadge (56)
        "Here's A Letter You Can't Send Back" (10)
        "Secret Anniversaries" (8)
        "Train Sounds Like Tomorrow" (7)
        "Midnight Flight" (6)
        "She Will Not Save You" (6)
204: "Songs At The Moon," Mark Humphreys (56)
        "Michael" (12)
        "Amazing Days" (7)
        "Hello Again" (7)
        "Oh The Lonesome" (7)
        "Ain't It Easy" (6)
214: "Broken Things," Julie Miller (55)
        "Ride The Wind To Me" (8)
        "2 Soldiers" (6)
        "Broken Things" (6)
        "Orphan Train" (6)
214: "Family Music Party," Trout Fishing In America (55)
        "What I Want Is A Proper Cup Of Coffee" (8)
        "18 Wheels On A Big Rig" (7)
        "Window" (7)
        "My Hair Had A Party Last Night" (6)
214: "One Way Down," Jory Nash (55)
        "Jericho Now" (10)
        "Flyer" (8)
        "Terrible Man" (7)
        "Sweetness" (6)
214: "Ride," Louise Taylor (55)
        "Shiny Dime" (13)
        "Blue Norther" (10)
        "Run The Wild Country" (9)
218: "Blessing And A Curse," Westerleys (54)
        "Devil's Got Your Name" (17)
        "Tear My Stillhouse Down" (12)
        "High" (7)
218: "Blues For Cain And Abel," Terry Kitchen (54)
        "Atlas" (11)
        "Bethlehem" (9)
218: "Czechmate," Druha Trava (54)
        "One More Cup Of Coffee" (9)
        "Brazos Bottom" (7)
        "Skocna" (7)
        "El Santo Dia" (6)
        "Wild Horses" (6)
218: "Electricity," Jimmy Murphy (54)
        "Electricity" (12)
        "I Get A Longing To Hear Hank Sing The Blues" (9)
        "Shanty Boat Blues" (6)
        "You Touched Me And Made Me Live Again" (6)
218: "Grand Hotel," Mad Pudding (54)
        "Grand Hotel" (17)
        "Hoedown" (7)
218: "Home Sweet Home," Doc And Merle Watson (54)
        "Listening To The Rain" (6)
        "Russian Grass" (6)
218: "Hurricane Child," Lori B (54)
        "Hurricane Child" (21)
        "Lucky Blaze" (6)
218: "Leaving Friday Harbor," Battlefield Band (54)
        "One More Chorus" (10)
        "Straw Man" (7)
        "Last Trip Home" (6)
218: "Mac, Doc And Del," Mac Wiseman, Doc Watson And Del McCoury (54)
        "More Pretty Girls Than One" (8)
        "I Wonder Where You Are Tonight" (7)
        "New Moon Over My Shoulder" (6)
        "Old Account" (6)
218: "Mock Tudor," Richard Thompson (54)
        "Cooksferry Queen" (14)
        "Sights And Sounds Of London Town" (13)
        "Walking The Long Miles Home" (6)
218: "Return Of Koerner, Ray And Glover," Koerner, Ray And Glover (54)
        "Titanic" (10)
218: "Springtime Of Life," Ann And Phil Case (54)
        "High On A Mountain" (8)
        "You've Been A Friend To Me" (6)
218: "Under The Mediterranean Sky," Tsufit (54)
        "My Transylvanian" (13)
        "Broccoli's On Sale At Dominion" (7)
        "Dance Me To The End Of Love" (6)
        "Hebrew Peace Medley" (6)
218: "You Don't Know Me," Denice Franke (54)
        "Lowlands" (9)
        "You Don't Know Me" (8)
        "Saints" (7)
        "Milo" (6)
        "Rainy Night Detroit" (6)
232: "Cowboy's Wild Song To His Herd," Skip Gorman (53)
        "Midnight On The Water" (7)
        "Cowboy's Wild Song To His Herd" (6)
        "Pretty Little Dogies" (6)
232: "Into The Blue," Rod Macdonald (53)
        "Best Defense" (10)
        "7 Days" (7)
        "6 Strings And A Hole Big And Round" (6)
        "I Have No Problem With This" (6)
232: "Murder On Music Row," Larry Cordle And Lonesome Standard Time (53)
        "Murder On Music Row" (18)
        "Black Diamond Strings" (7)
232: "New Grange," New Grange (53)
        "Handsome Molly" (22)
        "Under The Hood" (6)
232: "Short Stories," Tom Kimmel (53)
        "Poetic Justice" (9)
        "Angels" (8)
        "Crying Ground" (6)
232: "Slant 6 Mind," Greg Brown (53)
        "Whatever It Was" (13)
        "Vivid" (8)
        "Billy From The Hills" (7)
        "Spring And All" (7)
        "Loneliness House" (6)
238: "Here I Stand," Oysterband (52)
        "This Is The Voice" (9)
        "In Your Eyes" (6)
        "On The Edge" (6)
        "This Town" (6)
238: "Live In Texas," Lyle Lovett (52)
        "I've Been To Memphis" (11)
        "If I Had A Boat" (10)
        "That's Right" (10)
238: "Local Flowers," Nancy Moore (52)
        "High Lonesome Love" (9)
        "Local Flowers" (8)
        "Taylor County Jail" (8)
        "Picture Of Jesus" (6)
241: "Appetite," Kris Delmhorst (51)
        "Weatherman" (13)
        "Gravity" (8)
        "Open Road" (7)
241: "Celtic Voices," Various Artists (51)
        "Snow," Loreena Mckinnitt (7)
241: "Friends Of Mine," Ramblin' Jack Elliott (51)
        "Rex's Blues" (13)
        "Riding Down The Canyon" (6)
241: "Ghost Towns," Guthrie Thomas (51)
        "I'll Be Lucky" (13)
        "I Can't Count The Times" (7)
        "If You've Got A Moment" (7)
        "Melissa" (6)
241: "Home Is Where The Heart Is," Bluegrass Etc (51)
        "Sweet Georgia Brown" (5)
241: "Irish Ballads And Songs Of The Sea," Dan Milner (51)
        "Girls Of Valparaiso" (6)
        "Leave Her Johnny, Leave Her" (6)
        "Lily Of The West" (6)
241: "Mermaid Avenue," Billy Bragg And Wilco (51)
        "Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key" (17)
        "California Stars" (9)
241: "Once And For Always," Doyle Lawson And Quicksilver (51)
        "Carolina In The Pines" (15)
        "Traveling Down The Blue Road" (7)
241: "Philibuster," Phil Leadbetter (51)
        "Big Mon" (12)
        "Philibuster" (10)
        "Happy Together" (6)
241: "Time Flies," Small Potatoes (51)
        "Time Flies" (8)
        "I Will Pass This Way Again" (7)
        "Avocado" (6)
        "Little That I Know" (6)

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 http://folkradio.org (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
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.

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Monday "Lunch With Folks" Noon-3pm                      rxg@nwlink.com
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