TOP ALBUMS AND SONGS OF APRIL 2000

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 11008 airplays.


  1: "Tanglewood Tree," Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer (71)
        "Tanglewood Tree" (14)
        "Crocodile Man" (11)
        "Mountain" (11)
        "Happytown" (7)
        "Walkin' Away From Caroline" (7)
        "Cat-Eye Willie Claims His Lover" (6)
        "Hey Conductor" (5)
        "Farewell To Saint Dolores" (4)
        "Cowboy Singer" (3)
        "Farewell To Bitterroot Valley" (2)
        "Farewell To Fiddler's Rim"
  2: "Love Light," Claire Lynch (51)
        "Missionary Ridge" (10)
        "I'm Movin'" (8)
        "Stranger Things Have Happened" (7)
        "I Don't Have To Dream" (6)
        "He Don't Like To Talk About It" (5)
        "Savannah" (4)
        "Jealousy" (3)
        "Love Light" (2)
        "These Flowers" (2)
        "Blue Water Holler"
        "Don't Have To Dream"
        "Keep My Love There"
        "Sweethearts Again"
  3: "Nickel Creek," Nickel Creek (50)
        "Fox" (8)
        "Cuckoo's Nest" (7)
        "Ode To A Butterfly" (6)
        "Out Of The Woods" (5)
        "House Of Tom Bombadil" (4)
        "Lighthouse's Tale" (4)
        "Pastures New" (4)
        "Robin And Marian" (4)
        "When You Come Back Down" (4)
        "Reasons Why" (2)
        "Hand Song"
        "Sweet Afton"
  4: "Only A Story," The Mollys (47)
        "Yer Drunk Again/Polka Del Diablo" (7)
        "Powers Brothers" (6)
        "Don't Come On Strong And Run" (5)
        "I'm Not As Willing" (5)
        "Man In Question" (5)
        "Will You Forgive Me" (5)
        "My Manda" (3)
        "Time To Burn" (3)
        "Come On With Me" (2)
        "Youngest Daughter" (2)
        "Don't Want To Outlive That Man Too Long"
        "I Don't Want To Outline That Man Too Long"
        "Only A Story"
        "Strike Me Down"
  4: "Somewhere Near Paterson," Richard Shindell (47)
        "Spring" (8)
        "Confession" (7)
        "Calling The Moon" (6)
        "Transit" (6)
        "Waiting For The Storm" (6)
        "Abuelita" (3)
        "My Love Will Follow You" (3)
        "Grocer's Broom" (2)
        "Merritt Parkway 2 AM" (2)
        "You Stay Here" (2)
        "Shades Of Black, Shades Of Blue"
        "Wysteria"
  6: "Broke Down," Slaid Cleaves (40)
        "Breakfast In Hell" (8)
        "Broke Down" (7)
        "I Feel The Blues Moving In" (5)
        "This Morning I Am Born Again" (5)
        "Cold And Lonely" (4)
        "Horseshoe Lounge" (3)
        "Bring It On" (2)
        "Key Chain" (2)
        "Lydia" (2)
        "One Good Year" (2)
  7: "Live," Ellis Paul (39)
        "Take Me Down" (6)
        "Here She Is" (5)
        "Airplane Pilot Dead Head" (3)
        "Conversation With A Ghost" (3)
        "World Ain't Slowin' Down" (3)
        "3,000 Miles" (2)
        "Angel In Manhattan" (2)
        "Harmony-Conversation With A Ghost" (2)
        "Look At The Wind Blow" (2)
        "Martyr's Lounge" (2)
        "Airplane Pilot Deadhead Story"
        "All Things Being The Same"
        "Autobiography Of A Pistol"
        "Did Galileo Pray?"
        "Galileo"
        "Last Call"
        "Never Lived At All"
        "New York City Evening Out"
        "Seize The Day"
  8: "Spin," Whirligig (36)
        "Abby Reels" (7)
        "Revolution Earth" (6)
        "Fair Maid Walking" (5)
        "Favorite Sharks" (4)
        "Mood Vertigo" (3)
        "Nobleman's Wedding" (3)
        "Through The Bitter Frost And Snow" (3)
        "Wink" (2)
        "Cloths Of Heaven," Dave Stewart-Barbara Gaskin
        "Constant Lovers"
        "Gregorian Chant"
  9: "Another Kind Of Blue," Peter Keane (35)
        "Illinois Blues" (7)
        "Illegal Man" (4)
        "Another Kind Of Blue" (3)
        "Columbus Avenue" (3)
        "Glory Land" (3)
        "Sunday Street" (3)
        "Talco Girl" (3)
        "Call It Sleep" (2)
        "Fallin' Down" (2)
        "Roll 'em Pete" (2)
        "Everythings About The Same"
        "Mama Taint Long Fore Day"
        "Round And Round"
  9: "Night Owl," Dolores Keane (35)
        "Dangerous Dance" (8)
        "Fare Thee Well A Stor" (4)
        "New Deal" (4)
        "Ballyroan" (3)
        "Night Owl" (3)
        "Wind That Shakes The Barley" (3)
        "Aileen's Lament" (2)
        "Forger's Farewell" (2)
        "Jos" (2)
        "Make Me Want To Stay" (2)
        "Banks Of The Nile"
        "Dunlavin Green"
 11: "Speaking With The Angel," Mary Black (34)
        "Broken Wings" (7)
        "Speaking With The Angel" (6)
        "Turning Away" (6)
        "Bless The Road" (4)
        "Cut By Wire" (4)
        "Don't Say Okay" (2)
        "Fields Of Gold" (2)
        "Big Trip To Portland"
        "I Live Not Where I Love"
        "Moments"
 11: "The Trouble With Poets," Peter Mulvey (34)
        "You Meet The Nicest People In Your Dreams" (9)
        "Trouble With Poets" (7)
        "Tender Blindspot" (5)
        "Bright Idea" (4)
        "Check Me Out" (3)
        "All The Way Home" (2)
        "Wings Of The Ragman" (2)
        "Home"
        "Words Too Small To Say"
 13: "Omens," Jack Hardy (33)
        "I Ought To Know" (9)
        "Memory" (5)
        "Only One Sky" (4)
        "Arrow" (2)
        "Boney Bailiff" (2)
        "Change Of Heart" (2)
        "Eclipse" (2)
        "In The Building Of The Boat" (2)
        "Sle Na Gcoch" (2)
        "Yellow-Billed Cuckoo" (2)
        "Oh Woman"
 13: "Ready To Go," Bryan Sutton (33)
        "Brown County Breakdown" (6)
        "Decision At Glady Fork" (4)
        "Blue Night" (3)
        "Chief's Medley" (3)
        "Minor Swing" (3)
        "Smoky Mountain Memories" (3)
        "Tater Patch" (3)
        "Highland Rim" (2)
        "The Water Is Wide" (2)
        "Good Deed"
        "Grover Glen"
        "Lady Be Good"
        "When Love Comes To Town"
 15: "One Endless Night," Jimmie Dale Gilmore (32)
        "Ripple" (6)
        "Darcy Farrow" (4)
        "Defying Gravity" (3)
        "Mack The Knife" (3)
        "No Lonesome Tune" (3)
        "One Endless Night" (3)
        "Ramblin' Man" (3)
        "Banks Of The Guadalupe" (2)
        "Goodbye Old Missoula" (2)
        "Blue Shadows"
        "Georgia Rose"
        "Your Love Is My Rest"
 16: "Real Time," Tim O'Brien And Darrell Scott (30)
        "Helen Of Troy, PA" (4)
        "Walk Beside Me" (4)
        "House Of Gold" (3)
        "Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burnin'" (3)
        "Long Time Gone" (3)
        "More Love" (3)
        "I'm Not Going To Forget You" (2)
        "Little Sadie" (2)
        "There Ain't No Easy Way" (2)
        "Weary Blues From Waiting" (2)
        "Second Mouse"
        "With A Memory Like Mine"
 17: "If You Lived Here You'd Be Home Now," The Nields (29)
        "This Town Is Wrong" (7)
        "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" (6)
        "Keys To The Kingdom" (6)
        "Caroline Dreams" (2)
        "Maybe It's Love" (2)
        "Wanting" (2)
        "Barbi Poem"
        "Jack The Giant Killer"
        "Mr. Right Now"
        "One Hundred Names"
 17: "Man Must Carry On," Aubrey Haynie (29)
        "Creek's A Risin'" (6)
        "Homesick And Lonesome" (6)
        "Buffalo Gals" (4)
        "Man Must Carry On" (3)
        "Sam's Creek Blues" (2)
        "Tennessee Hardwood" (2)
        "Butcher Boy"
        "Eternal Blues"
        "Lakeland"
        "Song For Stacy"
        "Thonotossassa"
        "Yeehaw Junction"
 19: "Drag Queens In Limousines," Mary Gauthier (28)
        "Our Lady Of The Shooting Stars" (7)
        "Drag Queens In Limousines" (4)
        "Lifetime" (4)
        "I Drink" (3)
        "Different Kind Of Gone" (2)
        "Evangeline" (2)
        "Karla Faye" (2)
        "Lucky Stars" (2)
        "Jackie's Trains"
        "Slip Of The Tongue"
 19: "My Roots Are Showing," Natalie Macmaster (28)
        "Glencoe Dance Set" (5)
        "Hey, Johnny Cope!" (5)
        "A' Chuthag" (4)
        "Boys Of The Lake" (3)
        "Captain Keeler" (3)
        "E Flat Set" (2)
        "Queen Of The West" (2)
        "Balmoral Highlander"
        "Close To The Floor"
        "Shakin's O' The Pocky"
        "Willie Fraser"
 19: "Rock Of Ages," Kim And Reggie Harris (28)
        "Eyes On The Prize" (5)
        "Walkin' In The Wilderness" (5)
        "Run Mary Run" (4)
        "Rock Of Ages" (3)
        "Too Many Martyrs" (3)
        "Crack In The Wall" (2)
        "Get On Board" (2)
        "Stars That Didn't Shine" (2)
        "Read The Lips"
        "We All Belong To Love"
 22: "Butt Naked Free," Guy Davis (27)
        "Sometimes I Wish" (6)
        "Place Where I Come From" (4)
        "Sugar-Belle Blue" (3)
        "Ain't No Bluesman" (2)
        "Come On Sally Hitch A Ride" (2)
        "Let Me Stay Awhile" (2)
        "Writing Paper Blues" (2)
        "High Flying Rocket"
        "Meet Me Where The River Turns"
        "My Rambling Ways"
        "Never Met No One Who Treats Me Like You Do"
        "Raining In My Soul"
        "Waiting For The Cards To Fall"
 23: "Little Lion," Brooks Williams (26)
        "Belfast Blues" (10)
        "Goodbye Walker Percy" (3)
        "Joyful Joyful" (3)
        "54-46" (2)
        "Frenzy At The Feeder" (2)
        "Water Song" (2)
        "Asa Branca"
        "Lizard Logic"
        "Mesa Kaibash"
        "Only For A Moment"
 24: "Pizza Tapes," Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, And Tony Rice (25)
        "Shady Grove" (7)
        "Man Of Constant Sorrow" (4)
        "Little Sadie" (3)
        "Long Black Veil" (3)
        "Rosalee McFall" (3)
        "Amazing Grace" (2)
        "Guitar Space"
        "Louis Collins"
        "So What"
 25: "Tangle With The Ghost," Jory Nash (24)
        "Tangle With The Ghost" (4)
        "Acoustic In-Between" (3)
        "Can I Walk You Home?" (3)
        "Prisoner's Lament" (3)
        "7 Lions" (2)
        "Little Panic" (2)
        "Love No More" (2)
        "7 And Out"
        "Autumn Song"
        "I Am A Rambling Boy"
        "Loneliest Of Times"
        "So Much Larger Than Life"
 26: "Somerville Live," Vance Gilbert (23)
        "If These Teardrops Had Wings" (4)
        "Taking It All To Tennessee" (4)
        "I Met Ellis Paul" (3)
        "Watching A Good Thing Burn" (3)
        "Alan Lomax's Children" (2)
        "Icarus By Night" (2)
        "Charlene"
        "Could You Believe"
        "Teletubbies"
        "Utilitarian Church"
        "When Jimmy Falls In Love"
 27: "The Man From God Knows Where," Tom Russell (21)
        "Man From God Knows Where" (4)
        "Outcast" (3)
        "Patrick Russell" (3)
        "Sitting Bull In Venice" (2)
        "When Irish Girls Grow Up" (2)
        "Ambrose Larsen"
        "Dreamin'," Tom Russell And Dolores Keane
        "Love Abides," Tom Russel
        "Rider On An Orphan Train"
        "Throwin' Horseshoes At The Moon"
        "Wafarin' Stranger"
        "Wayfaring Stanger," Iris Dememt
 27: "Tarbox Ramblers," Tarbox Ramblers (21)
        "Jug Band Music" (6)
        "Columbus Stockade" (4)
        "Jack Of Diamonds" (4)
        "Honey In The Rock" (2)
        "Oh Death" (2)
        "St. James Infirmary" (2)
        "Cuckoo"
 29: "Solid Heart," Greg Brown (20)
        "If I Had Known" (3)
        "If You Don't Get It At Home" (3)
        "Further In" (2)
        "Ring Around The Moon" (2)
        "When I Go," Greg Brown And Friends (2)
        "You Got To Move" (2)
        "Build A Little Village"
        "Don't Tread On Me," Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
        "Grown Women," Kate Mckenzie
        "I Must Be In Oregon," Greg Brown And Friends
        "She Moved Through The"
        "She Moves Through The Fair"
 30: "Back Home Again," Rhonda Vincent (19)
        "Lonesome Wind Blues" (6)
        "Jolene" (3)
        "Passing Of The Train" (2)
        "Pretending I Don't Care" (2)
        "Where No Cabins Fall" (2)
        "Keep Your Feet On The Ground"
        "Little Angel"
        "When I Close My Eyes"
        "You're In My Heart"
 30: "Cold Dog Soup," Guy Clark (19)
        "Cold Dog Soup" (5)
        "Die Tryin'" (3)
        "For Ever, For Always, For Certain" (2)
        "Ft. Worth Blues" (2)
        "Indian Head Penny" (2)
        "Sis Draper? Is That Correct?" (2)
        "Water Under The Bridge" (2)
        "Bunkhouse Blues"
 30: "I-10 Chronicles," Various Artists (19)
        "L. A. Freeway," Bill And Bonnie Hearnes (4)
        "Across The Borderline," Meredith Marshall Et Al (2)
        "Everybody's Talkin' At Me," Willie Nelson (2)
        "Saint Valentine," Joe Ely (2)
        "Smack Dab In The Middle," Joe Ely (2)
        "189" Of Rain," Bill And Bonnie Hearne
        "Are You Listenin' Lucky," Joe Ely
        "Carmelita," Adam Duritz
        "Eighteen Inches Of Rain," Bill And Bonnie Hearne Et Al
        "El Guatequa De Don Thomas," Eliades Ochoa
        "New Mexico Rain," Bill Hearne
        "Yipi," Cherokee Rose
 33: "Flying Saucer Blues," Peter Case (18)
        "Paradise Etc" (5)
        "Coulda Shoulda Woulda" (4)
        "Cool Drink Of Water" (3)
        "This Could Be The One" (2)
        "Walking Home Late" (2)
        "2 Heroes"
        "Shoulda Woulda, Coulda"
 33: "Jack Of Fools," Ben Demerath (18)
        "Every Shade Of Blue" (4)
        "Man Of Constant Sorrow" (3)
        "Farewell, Farewell" (2)
        "Jack Of Fools" (2)
        "Wings On Your Shoulders" (2)
        "Farther Stars"
        "Little One"
        "No Need"
        "Rake"
        "Your Town"
 33: "Murder On Music Row," Larry Cordle And Lonesome Standard Time (18)
        "Deep Mine Blues" (3)
        "Murder On Music Row" (3)
        "Hard Times" (2)
        "I'm Not The First" (2)
        "Long Enough To Make Me Blue" (2)
        "Old Kentucky Miners" (2)
        "Black Jack"
        "Bucks Run"
        "I Know How It Feels"
        "I Wonder Where You Are Tonight"
 33: "Poor Man's Troubles," Bruce Molsky (18)
        "Field Holler / Lost Indian / Piney Woods" (4)
        "Poor Man's Troubles" (3)
        "Rove Riley Rove" (2)
        "Billy Joe Beans"
        "Brothers And Sisters"
        "Cousin Sally Brown"
        "Fishin' Blues"
        "I Truly Understand"
        "Jeff Sturgeon"
        "John Cole"
        "Peg And Awl"
        "Poor Cowboy"
 33: "Sacred Heart," Peter Ostroushko (18)
        "Puckett's Farewell" (3)
        "3 Crows" (2)
        "Boston" (2)
        "Madison" (2)
        "Medicine Bow" (2)
        "Sacred Heart" (2)
        "Sloboda" (2)
        "Even The Ravens Mourn Over You"
        "Lafayette"
        "Tatiana's Lament"
 33: "Wires And Wood," The Johnny Staats Project (18)
        "Coal Tattoo" (9)
        "Catch Me If You Can" (3)
        "Mandolin Meltdown" (3)
        "Jessica's Lullaby"
        "Legend Of The Ghost Coon"
        "Shafer's Reel"
 39: "The Grass Is Blue," Dolly Parton (17)
        "I Am Ready" (4)
        "Silver Dagger" (3)
        "Train Train" (3)
        "Cash On The Barrel Head"
        "Endless Stream Of Tears"
        "Few Old Memories"
        "Grass Is Blue"
        "Steady As The Rain"
        "Travelin' Prayer"
        "Will He Be Waiting For Me"
 39: "In The Company Of Strangers," Robin And Linda Williams (17)
        "So Long, See You Tomorrow" (8)
        "Bar Band In Hillbilly Heaven" (2)
        "Perfect Country Song" (2)
        "Bar Band In Hillybilly Heaven"
        "Cold Cold Heart"
        "Hard Country"
        "Rumble"
        "Sometime Tomorrow"
 39: "Prime Cuts of Bluegrass #44," Various Artists (17)
        "Pretty Girls, City Lights," Ralph Stanley Ii (3)
        "We Can't Go Wrong," Mark Newton With Rhonda Vincent (3)
        "Reliance," Kibbey Family (2)
        "Church In The Wildwood," Clint Miller With Del McCoury And The Whites
        "Coal Tattoo," Johnny Staats
        "Come Unto Me," Clint Miller And Del Mccoury Band
        "Cover Of Bluegrass Now," Lonnie Hoppers And New Union
        "From Out Of The Blue," Alternate Roots
        "His Healing Garden," Tylers
        "Mandolin Meltdown," Johnny Staats
        "Northern Lights," Tim Roggenkamp
        "What A Savior," Rochesters
 39: "Songs From An Unmarried Housewife," Suzzy Roche (17)
        "G Chord Song" (5)
        "9 Chord Song" (3)
        "Cold Hard Wind" (2)
        "Yankee Doodle" (2)
        "Goodbye Cruel World"
        "Looking For God"
        "Love Comes To Town"
        "No Such Thing As Love"
        "Out Of The Blue"
 43: "Ballads And Songs Of Tradition," Various Artists (16)
        "House Carpenter," Dave Thompson (6)
        "Gyps Of David," Frank Proffitt (2)
        "Overrgate," Jeannie Robertson (2)
        "Bonny James Campbell," Frank Profitt
        "Gypsy Davy," Lawrence Older
        "Hind Horn," Joe Estey
        "Old Arm Chair," Lee Monroe Presnell
        "Tom Sherman's Barroom," Vern Smelser
        "Wear A Green Willow," Sara Cleveland
        "Young Man Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn," Vern Smelser
 43: "John Cowan," John Cowan (16)
        "Dark As A Dungeon" (6)
        "Nothing But The Blues" (2)
        "Roll Away The Stone" (2)
        "All I Wanna Feel"
        "Gotta Get Go"
        "High Above The Powerlines"
        "Mississippi Delta Blues"
        "Mississippi Delta Time"
        "This River"
 43: "Woody Guthrie And Songs Of My Oklahoma Home," James Talley (16)
        "Deportee" (3)
        "Belle Star" (2)
        "I Ain't Got No Home" (2)
        "Do-Re-Mi"
        "Gypsy Davy"
        "Oklahoma Hills"
        "Pretty Boy Floyd"
        "Roll On Columbia"
        "Rueben James"
        "Sinking Of The Reuben James"
        "So Long It's Been Good To Know You"
        "Talkin' Dust Bowl Blues"
 46: "Lowlander," Ed Miller (15)
        "Cholesterol" (3)
        "Green Grows The Laurel" (3)
        "Aye Waulkin O" (2)
        "Heather On The Moor, Aye Waukin O" (2)
        "In Your Heart, Home With You" (2)
        "Lea Rig"
        "My Bonnie Border Lass"
        "Rivers And Reivers"
 46: "Quiet Eye," June Tabor (15)
        "Out Of Winter Waltzing's For Dreamers" (3)
        "Pharoah" (2)
        "Place Called England" (2)
        "Water Is Wide-St'agnes-Jeannie And Jamie" (2)
        "Gardener"
        "I'll Be Seeing You"
        "Jeannie And Jamie"
        "Pharaoh"
        "Saint Agnes"
        "Walting For Dreamers"
 46: "Sylvia Hotel," Cheryl Wheeler (15)
        "Potato" (4)
        "Unworthy" (4)
        "Rainy Road Into Atlanta" (3)
        "All The Live Long Day"
        "His Hometown"
        "If It Were Up To Me"
        "Lighting Up The Mighty"
 49: "Ceol Anam," Carol Barney And John Sherman (14)
        "Coach Road To Sligo/Calliope House" (2)
        "Happy To Meet, Sorry To Part" (2)
        "Cabbage Jig," Carol Barney/John Sherman
        "Congress/Delahunty's," Ceol Anam
        "Humors Of Scariff"
        "Jamais Plus De Larmes Tristes," Ceol Anam
        "Little Heathy Hill/Roger Burridge's"
        "Loch Tay Boat Song"
        "Minnie Young's/Culfadda"
        "Pretty Girl Milking Her Cow," Ceol Anam
        "So Here's To You," Sue Mogan-Mattison
        "Time Will End"
 49: "Devolver," The Waybacks (14)
        "Compadres In The Old Sierra Madre" (3)
        "Been Around" (2)
        "Gone Way Back" (2)
        "Lickkus Interruptus" (2)
        "Scrapple From The Apple" (2)
        "Last Steam Engine Train"
        "Mchattie's Waltz"
        "Witch Of The Westmerland"
 49: "Lost Lake Sailors," Lee Murdock (14)
        "Scottish Hero" (3)
        "Mermaid Of Ontario" (2)
        "Wreck Of The Erie Bell" (2)
        "Crack Schooner Moonlight"
        "Follow The Drinkin' Gourd"
        "Perry's Victory On Lake Erie"
        "Returning"
        "Shanty Boy On The Big Eau Claire"
        "Ward Line"
        "When The Willie Went Down"
 49: "Sleepless," Kate Rusby (14)
        "Fairest Of All Yarrow" (2)
        "Our Town" (2)
        "Sleepless Sailor" (2)
        "Sweet Bride" (2)
        "Cobblers Daughter"
        "Duke And The Tinker"
        "I Wonder What Is Keeping My True Love This Night"
        "I Wonder What's Keeping My True Love Tonight"
        "Sho Heen"
        "Wild Goose"
 49: "Soup Happens," Hot Soup! (14)
        "Dig Down Deep" (3)
        "Last Thing On My Mind" (3)
        "Folderol" (2)
        "Moonglow" (2)
        "2 Fine Friends"
        "Jungle Song"
        "New Day"
        "Waiting"
 49: "Until We Get It Right," The Limeliters (14)
        "Generic Up-Tempo Folk Song" (3)
        "Circle" (2)
        "Generic Uptempo Folk Song" (2)
        "Strangest Dream," Limelighters (2)
        "Zen Gospel Singing" (2)
        "40 Year Old Waltz"
        "Generic Up Tempo Folk Song And Folk Rap"
        "Power And Glory"
 49: "What's That I Hear?: The Songs of Phil Ochs," Various Artists (14)
        "Hands," Pat Humphries (2)
        "Power And The Glory," Magpie (2)
        "Boy In Ohio," David Buskin
        "Bracero," John Gorka
        "Crucifixtion," David Massengill
        "Draft Dodger Rag," Tom Paxton
        "Highwayman," Steve Gillette And Cindy Mangsen
        "No More Songs," Karen Savoca
        "Pleasures Of The Harbor," Rod Macdonald
        "Sailors And Soldiers," Sid Griffin And Billy Bragg
        "What's That I Hear," Harris
        "When I'm Gone," Eric Andersen
 49: "X-Rey Guitar," Del Rey (14)
        "Bungalow In Bangalow" (3)
        "Let's Go To Town" (3)
        "Memphis Minnie" (2)
        "Space Needle" (2)
        "Arram Is Always Right"
        "Balmain To Newtown"
        "Let Me Sleep"
        "Sweet To Mama"

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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Richard Gillmann                            http://www.nwlink.com/~rxg
Monday "Lunch With Folks" Noon-3pm               richard@folkradio.org
KBCS (91.3 FM) - Bellevue, WA                       http://kbcs-fm.org
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