TOP ALBUMS OF APRIL 2002

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12583 airplays.

  1: "Home," James Keelaghan (70)
        "Red-Winged Blackbird" (21)
        "You Know Me" (10)
        "Sinatra And I" (7)
        "Stonecutter" (7)
  2: "Round The Table Again," Doc Watson And Frosty Morn (67)
        "Walking In Jerusalem" (14)
        "C C Rider" (6)
        "Nights In White Satin" (6)
        "Jimmie's Mean Momma Blues" (5)
  3: "Milk Of The Moon," Greg Brown (52)
        "Telling Stories" (13)
        "Lull It By" (12)
        "Smell Of Coffee" (10)
        "Milk Of The Moon" (7)
  4: "Give In Kind," Guy Davis (46)
        "I Will Be Your Friend" (8)
        "Good Liquor" (6)
        "Lay Down By My Side" (6)
        "Layla, Layla" (5)
  5: "Coming Through," The Winstons (45)
        "Up In The Air" (13)
        "Ridge Road Gravel" (11)
        "Darkness Too Soon" (4)
  5: "Courier," Richard Shindell (45)
        "The Courier" (7)
        "Summer Wind, A Cotton Dress" (6)
        "Willin'" (6)
        "Next Best Western" (5)
  5: "Will The Circle Be Unbroken," Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (45)
        "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" (7)
        "Tennessee Stud," Doc Watson And The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (4)
        "Grand Ole Opry Song" (3)
  8: "Spark," Carl Cacho (43)
        "Bordertown" (10)
        "Home" (6)
        "One Step Too Far" (6)
        "Bluest Of Things" (5)
        "Slip It Into Drive" (5)
  9: "Simplicity," Kim And Reggie Harris (42)
        "This Little Light Of Mine" (9)
        "Changes" (7)
        "Solar Carol" (5)
 10: "Lo-Fi Northern Blues," Jory Nash (40)
        "Northern Blues" (11)
        "Ballad Of Easy Chair" (5)
        "Blackbird" (5)
 10: "Lost And Found," Eliza Gilkyson (40)
        "Welcome Back" (8)
        "Easy Rider" (7)
        "Riverside" (6)
        "He'll Miss This Train" (5)
        "Heart Of A Man" (4)
 12: "Honesty Box," Jez Lowe And The Bad Pennies (39)
        "Skin Too Thin" (8)
        "Big Fear" (6)
        "In My Trade" (6)
        "Armstrong's Army" (5)
 13: "So Long Of A Journey," Hot Rize (37)
        "Radio Boogie" (9)
        "Shadows In My Room" (5)
        "Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning" (4)
 14: "Always Take Me Back," John Cowan (35)
        "In My Father's Field" (8)
        "Monroe's Mule" (7)
        "Two Quarts Low" (4)
 15: "Visions Of Love," Robin And Linda Williams (34)
        "Too Late, Too Late" (7)
        "If I Should Fall Behind" (5)
        "Mississippi Delta Blues" (4)
        "Wasting My Time, Wasting My Love On You" (4)
 16: "Lessons In Stone," Longview (32)
        "Hills And Home" (7)
        "Across The Sea Blues" (5)
        "You Can Mark It Down" (5)
 17: "The Memorial Hall Recordings," Mark Erelli (30)
        "Blue-Eyed Boston Boy" (5)
        "Call You Home" (5)
        "The Drinking Gourd" (3)
        "Goodbye" (3)
 18: "Fast Folk: A Community Of Singers And Songwriters," Various Artists (29)
        "Bourbon As A Second Language," Patrick John Brayer (3)
        "I Don't Know Why," Shawn Colvin (3)
 19: "Classic Bluegrass," Various Artists (28)
        "Little Birdie," Stanley Brothers (3)
 19: "Legacy," Doc Watson And David Holt (28)
        "Walk On" (3)
 19: "Love And China," Nerissa And Katryna Nields (28)
        "Sweetness" (6)
        "Yesterday's Girl" (5)
        "Ticket To My House" (4)
        "Love Me One More Time" (3)
 22: "Thirty Years Of Farming," James King (27)
        "Thirty Years Of Farming" (13)
        "Heartbreak Express" (5)
        "Here Today And Gone Tomorrow" (4)
 22: "New Favorite," Alison Krauss And Union Station (27)
        "Lucky One" (6)
        "Let Me Touch You For Awhile" (5)
        "Daylight" (3)
 22: "O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack," Various Artists (27)
        "I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow," Soggy Bottom Boys (9)
        "O Death," Ralph Stanley (4)
 22: "Rock County," Rock County (27)
        "I Can't Go On Loving You" (6)
        "Turn It On, Turn It On" (5)
        "Another Song, Another Drink" (3)
        "It'll Get You Where You're Going" (3)
 26: "The Storm Still Rages," Rhonda Vincent (26)
        "Is The Grass Any Bluer" (6)
        "Cry Of The Whippoorwill" (5)
        "You Don't Love God If You Don't Love Your Neighbor" (5)
        "Drivin' Nails In My Coffin" (4)
 26: "XXXV," Fairport Convention (26)
        "Deserter" (4)
        "Now Be Thankful" (4)
        "Madeleine" (3)
        "My Love Is In America" (3)
 28: "Six Strings North Of The Border," Various Artists (25)
        "Martin's," Stephen Fearing (4)
 29: "Barricades And Brickwalls," Kasey Chambers (24)
        "Not Pretty Enough" (6)
        "Runaway Train" (5)
        "On A Bad Day" (4)
        "If I Were You" (3)
 29: "Uncertain Wonders," Rise (24)
        "I Wonder Why" (4)
        "It Doesn't Matter" (4)
        "Wild Mountain" (4)
 31: "Drum Hat Buddha," Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer (23)
        "Gentle Arms Of Eden" (7)
        "Ordinary Town" (6)
        "Tillman Co" (3)
 32: "Fiddlers 4," Fiddlers 4 (Molsky, Doucet, Anger, Eggleston) (22)
        "Pickin' The Devil's Eye" (9)
        "Danse Caribe" (3)
        "I Wish I Could Know How It Feels To Be Free" (3)
 32: "Little Movies," Michael Jerling (22)
        "Angelina" (3)
        "Old Henry's House" (3)
        "These Old Photographs" (3)
 32: "Meeting On Southern Soil," Norman Blake And Peter Ostroushko (22)
        "Blackberry Blossom" (5)
        "Chickamauga" (3)
        "Rise When The Rooster Crows" (3)
 32: "Turn To Me," Bill Jones (22)
        "Blood And Gold And The Universal Soldier" (6)
        "Mist Covered Mountains" (4)
        "Fisherboy" (3)
 36: "Blue Idol," Altan (21)
        "Cuach Mo Lon Dubh Bui" (4)
        "Uncle Rat" (3)
 36: "Bridge Rail," Neal And Leandra (21)
        "Over The Rainbow" (4)
        "Father Like You" (3)
        "Here" (3)
        "Is That What It's All About" (3)
 36: "Flame Keeper," Michael Cleveland (21)
        "Dance Around Molly" (3)
        "North Carolina Breakdown" (3)
        "Too Late To Walk The Floor" (3)
 36: "Out There Live," Dar Williams (21)
        "Are You Out There" (4)
        "Iowa" (4)
        "If I Wrote You" (3)
 36: "Sweet Nell," Tom Adler And Co. (21)
        "Kerry Shuffle" (4)
        "Sweaty Horses" (4)
        "Al Gore's Farewell" (3)
 36: "Traveler," Johnsmith (21)
        "Part-Time Angels" (5)
        "Rooks In The Castle" (5)
        "Heart Wide Open" (4)
        "Appalachian Rain" (3)
 42: "Five Stories," Kris Delmhorst (20)
        "Little Wings" (6)
        "Broken White Line" (5)
        "Cluck Old Hen" (3)
 42: "New Non-Fiction," Susan Werner (20)
        "Barbed Wire Boys" (4)
 42: "Nightingale Lane," Pat Kilbride (20)
        "Hard Life" (6)
        "Kinsale Herring" (3)
 42: "To The Point," John Flynn (20)
        "I Will Not Fear" (4)
        "That's What Friends Do" (4)
        "Annabel Lee" (3)
 42: "Where We Live," Tanya Savory (20)
        "Where We Live" (4)
        "Bluer" (3)
        "Nashville" (3)
 47: "State Of Grace," Pierce Pettis (19)
        "State Of Grace" (4)
        "Georgia Moon" (3)
 48: "Stanley Blues," Ralph Stanley II (18)
        "Stanley Blues" (8)
        "Tennessee Truck Driving Man" (5)
        "Daddy's Dinner Bucket" (3)
 48: "Hey, Y'all! Soundtrack," Y'all (18)
        "My Mama Likes The Feel Of Cottage Cheese" (4)
        "County County Family Family Honey Farm Jingle" (3)
        "Last Thing On My Mind" (3)
 48: "Zero Church," Suzzy And Maggie Roche (18)
        "Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray" (6)
        "Anyway" (3)
 51: "Bed Of Roses," Christy McWilson (17)
        "805" (3)
        "Not A Day Goes By" (3)
 51: "Edge Of Silence," Solas (17)
        "Darkness, Darkness" (6)
 51: "Little By Little," Stevens Sisters (17)
        "Don't Kneel At My Graveside" (3)
        "I'll Never Say Goodbye" (3)
        "Those Words We Said" (3)
 51: "Mountain Soul," Patty Loveless (17)
        "I Know You're Married," Patty Loveless And Travis Tritt (4)
        "You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive" (4)
        "Daniel Prayed" (3)
 55: "Evangeline Made," Various Artists (16)
        "Les Flammes D'enfer," Richard Thompson (6)
 55: "Extremely Live At Eddie's Attic," Don Conoscenti (16)
        "Molly" (4)
 55: "Prime Cuts Of Bluegrass #56," Various Artists (16)
        "Peace To Far Off Places," Jenny Lester (4)
        "Mountain High, Feelin' Low," Rickie Simpkins (3)
 55: "Still Climbing Mountains," Blue Highway (16)
        "Riding The Danville Pike" (5)
        "Still Climbing Mountains" (4)
        "Uncle Fred" (4)
 55: "While You Weren't Looking," Caitlin Cary (16)
        "Fireworks" (3)
        "Shallow Heart, Shallow Water" (3)
 60: "Charlie Lawson's Still," Mark Newton Band (15)
        "Charlie Lawson's Still" (9)
 60: "Cool Blue And Lonesome," Various Artists (15)
        "Close By," Alan Bibey (3)
 60: "A Fig For A Kiss," Providence (15)
        "Lurgadaun/Dancing Eyes/Down The Back Lane" (2)
 60: "History Of The Future," Ricky Skaggs And Kentucky Thunder (15)
        "Shady Grove" (4)
        "Halfway Home Cafe" (3)
        "Too Far Down To Fall" (3)
 60: "Sea Of No Cares," Great Big Sea (15)
        "Barque In The Harbor" (3)
        "Yarmouth Town" (3)
 60: "Sit Down Beside Me," Curtis And Loretta (15)
        "Do You Love An Apple?" (3)
        "We Be Soldiers 3" (3)
 60: "Where Have All The Flowers Gone?: The Songs Of Pete Seeger," Various Artists (15)
        "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine," Jackson Browne And Bonnie Raitt (3)
 67: "Chill Of Lonesome," Ernie Thacker (14)
        "Highway Of Sorrow" (5)
        "Chill Of Lonesome" (4)
 67: "Beyond The Storm," Eileen McGann (14)
        "Bonnie Susie Cleland" (2)
 67: "Big Iron," Carol Noonan (14)
        "Red River Valley" (4)
        "High Noon" (3)
 67: "Don't Fret It," Rickie Simpkins (14)
        "Mountain High Feelin' Low" (5)
        "I'm Not A Miner" (3)
 67: "I'm Every Woman," Rory Block (14)
        "Pretty Polly" (5)
 67: "Little Sparrow," Dolly Parton (14)
        "In The Sweet By And By" (3)
        "Shine" (3)
 67: "Lookout For Hope," Jerry Douglas (14)
        "Footsteps Fall" (4)
        "Patrick Meets The Brickbats" (3)
        "Suit" (3)
 67: "River Road," Mark Humphreys (14)
        "River Road" (5)
        "Ain't Got Time To Rain" (3)
        "Jesus Christ, Joe Walsh And I" (3)


TOP SONGS OF APRIL 2002

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12583 airplays.

1. "Red-Winged Blackbird" (22)
        by James Keelaghan
        from "Home"
2. "Walking In Jerusalem" (14)
        by Doc Watson And Frosty Morn
        from "'round The Table Again"
3. "30 Years Of Farming" (13)
        by James King
        from "30 Years Of Farming"
3. "Northern Blues" (13)
        by Jory Nash
        from "Lo-Fi Northern Blues"
3. "Telling Stories" (13)
        by Greg Brown
        from "Milk Of The Moon"
3. "Up In The Air" (13)
        by The Winstons
        from "Coming Through"
7. "Lull It By" (12)
        by Greg Brown
        from "Milk Of The Moon"
8. "Ridge Road Gravel" (11)
        by The Winstons
        from "Coming Through"
9. "Bordertown" (10)
        by Carl Cacho
        from "Spark"
9. "Radio Boogie" (10)
        by Hot Rize
        from "So Long Of A Journey"
9. "Smell Of Coffee" (10)
        by Greg Brown
        from "Milk Of The Moon"
9. "You Know Me" (10)
        by James Keelaghan
        from "Home"
13. "I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow" (9)
        by Soggy Bottom Boys
        from "O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack"
13. "I Will Be Your Friend" (9)
        by Guy Davis
        from "Give In Kind"
13. "Pancho And Lefty" (9)
        by Townes Van Zandt
        from "Best Of Townes Van Zandt"
13. "Pickin' The Devil's Eye" (9)
        by Fiddlers 4
        from "Fiddler's 4"
13. "Stanley Blues" (9)
        by Ralph Stanley II
        from "Stanley Blues"
13. "This Little Light Of Mine" (9)
        by Kim And Reggie Harris
        from "Simplicity"
19. "The Courier" (8)
        by Richard Shindell
        from "Courier"
19. "In My Father's Field" (8)
        by John Cowan
        from "Always Take Me Back"
19. "Mountain High Feelin' Low" (8)
        by Rickie Simpkins
        from "Don't Fret It"
        also "Prime Cuts Of Bluegrass 56"
19. "Nights In White Satin" (8)
        by Doc Watson And Frosty Morn
        from "Round The Table Again"
19. "Sinatra And I" (8)
        by James Keelaghan
        from "Home"
19. "Skin Too Thin" (8)
        by Jez Lowe And The Bad Pennies
        from "Honesty Box"
19. "Welcome Back" (8)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Lost And Found"


TOP ARTISTS OF APRIL 2002

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12583 airplays.

1. Doc Watson (115)
2. James Keelaghan (84)
3. Greg Brown (83)
4. Richard Shindell (61)
5. Kim And Reggie Harris (56)
6. Dave Van Ronk (51)
7. Eliza Gilkyson (50)
7. Fairport Convention (50)
9. Guy Davis (49)
9. John Hartford (49)
11. Hot Rize (48)
12. Jez Lowe (47)
12. Jory Nash (47)
14. Robin And Linda Williams (46)
15. The Winstons (45)
16. Carl Cacho (44)
17. Alison Krauss (41)
18. Dar Williams (38)
18. Ricky Skaggs (38)
20. Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer (37)
20. John Cowan (37)
22. Bill Monroe (36)
22. Mark Erelli (36)
22. Nanci Griffith (36)
22. Rhonda Vincent (36)


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 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.
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
the more popular tracks were 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 70 albums, top 25 songs and
top 25 artists are listed.

Richard Gillmann                            http://www.nwlink.com/~rxg
Monday "Lunch With Folks" Noon-3pm               richard@folkradio.org
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