TOP ALBUMS OF APRIL 2003

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12353 airplays from 128 different DJs/span>

  1: "Modern Art," Tom Russell [Hightone] (120)
        "The Ballad Of Sally Rose" (16)
        "Modern Art" (15)
        "The Kid From Spavinaw" (13)
        "The Dutchman" (11)
        "American Hotel" (10)
        "Gulf Coast Highway" (10)
        "Bus Station" (9)
  2: "Up All Night," Waifs [Compass] (58)
        "Fisherman's Daughter" (11)
        "The Lighthouse" (9)
        "Nothing New" (8)
  3: "Bona Fide," Gibson Brothers [Sugar Hill] (50)
        "Railroad Line" (7)
        "That Bluegrass Music" (7)
        "Open Road" (6)
        "Don't Forget The Coffee, Billy Joe" (5)
        "Ragged Man" (5)
  3: "Shape Of A Tear," Lynn Morris Band [Rounder] (50)
        "Gonna Have Love" (8)
        "Good Love" (7)
        "I Wish It Would Rain" (7)
        "Goodbye To The Blues" (6)
        "Don't Neglect The Rose" (5)
  5: "Live At The Charleston Music Hall," Ricky Skaggs And Kentucky Thunder [Skaggs Family] (47)
        "Black Eyed Suzie" (7)
        "I Heard My Mother Call My Name In Prayer" (6)
        "How Mountain Girls Can Love" (5)
        "Pig In A Pen" (5)
        "Uncle Pen" (5)
  6: "The Beauty Of The Rain," Dar Williams [Razor And Tie] (45)
        "The Beauty Of The Rain" (7)
        "I Saw A Bird Fly Away" (6)
        "Fishing In The Morning" (5)
        "The One Who Knows" (5)
  7: "Fiddle Piggy," Barbara Lamb [Lots Of Coffee] (40)
        "Bo, Don't Bite The Mailman" (10)
        "Fiddle Piggy" (8)
        "Lee Highway Blues" (5)
        "Waltz Of Strangers" (5)
  8: "Growl," Ray Wylie Hubbard [Philo] (37)
        "Name Droppin'" (11)
        "Bones" (4)
        "Preacher" (4)
        "Screw You, We're From Texas" (4)
  9: "Skating Rink," David Francey [Laker] (36)
        "Broken Glass" (8)
        "Come Rain Or Come Shine" (6)
        "Skating Rink" (6)
        "Streets Of Calgary" (4)
 10: "World Without Tears," Lucinda Williams [Lost Highway] (35)
        "World Without Tears" (6)
        "Righteously" (5)
        "Fruits Of My Labor" (4)
        "Minneapolis" (4)
        "People Talkin'" (4)
 11: "Coyote's Dream," Tim Grimm [Vault] (34)
        "Little Bitty Ball" (6)
        "Browning Mountain" (5)
        "Meeting Wendell Berry" (5)
        "Raining" (5)
 12: "Where Roads Divide," Wildfire [Pinecastle] (33)
        "Somewhere Down The Road" (6)
        "I Don't Know How To Fix It" (5)
        "Lord Knows I'm Drinking" (4)
 13: "Chinatown," Be Good Tanyas [Nettwerk] (32)
        "Reuben" (7)
        "It's Not Happening" (4)
        "Rowdy Blues" (4)
 14: "Home," Dixie Chicks [Columbia] (30)
        "Travelin' Soldier" (11)
        "Home" (4)
        "Long Time Gone" (3)
        "Truth No. 2" (3)
 15: "Jake Armerding," Jake Armerding [Compass] (28)
        "The Girl I Left Behind Me" (6)
        "Destiny's Flight" (5)
        "Adonai" (4)
        "Ithaca" (4)
        "Too Many People" (3)
 16: "Trouble In Mind," Doc Watson [Sugar Hill] (27)
        "Sitting On Top Of The World" (6)
        "Country Blues" (4)
        "Deep River Blues" (4)
 17: "Coming Down From Red Lodge," Peter Ostroushko [Red House] (26)
        "Coming Down From Red Lodge" (8)
        "President George W. Bush's Hornpipe" (4)
        "Topanga Canyon Strut" (4)
 17: "Velvet Town," Louise Taylor [Signature] (26)
        "Call My Name" (10)
        "If I Had My Dream" (4)
        "Something Like This" (3)
 19: "Untamed Sense Of Control," Roscoe Holcomb [Smithsonian/Folkways] (25)
        "Swanno Mountain" (5)
        "Train That Carried My Girl From Town" (3)
 20: "Banjo Special," Naiman/Coole/Taheny/Quinn [Merriweather] (24)
        "Little Birdie," Chris Coole (4)
        "Banjo Schmanjo," Naiman/Coole/Taheny/Quinn (3)
        "Lonesome Road Blues," Chris Quinn (3)
        "Waltonian Sunset," Arnie Naiman (3)
 20: "Different Stripe," Cheryl Wheeler [Philo] (24)
        "Gandhi/Buddha" (5)
        "Aces" (3)
 20: "Full Circle," Marty Raybon [Doobie Shea] (24)
        "Down The Road" (5)
        "Home Run Man" (4)
        "Summertown Road" (4)
        "Prayer Bells Of Heaven" (3)
 20: "One Step Ahead," Rhonda Vincent [Rounder] (24)
        "Kentucky Borderline" (5)
        "Caught In The Crossfire" (3)
        "One Step Ahead Of The Blues" (3)
        "Walking My Lord Up Calvary's Hill" (3)
 20: "Rules Of Travel," Rosanne Cash [Capitol] (24)
        "September When It Comes" (8)
        "I'll Change For You" (6)
        "Western Wall" (4)
 20: "Sae Will We Yet," Tony Cuffe [Greentrax] (24)
        "Road To Drumleman" (6)
        "Sae Will We Yet" (4)
        "Girl That Bropke My Heart/Mary McMahon" (3)
 26: "A Mighty Wind," Various Artists [Sony] (22)
        "Old Joe's Place," Folksmen (5)
        "Blood On The Coal," Folksmen (4)
        "A Mighty Wind," Folksmen And Cast (3)
 26: "Red=Luck," Patty Larkin [Vanguard] (22)
        "All That Innocence" (6)
        "Birmingham" (3)
        "Cranes" (3)
        "St. Augustine" (3)
 28: "Havana," John Stewart [Appleseed] (21)
        "Lucky Old Sun" (4)
        "Who Stole The Soul Of Johnny Dreams" (4)
        "I Want To Be Elvis" (3)
        "Star In The Black Sky Shining" (3)
 28: "Little Bit Of Rain," Sid Selvidge [Archer] (21)
        "River" (4)
        "Every Natural Thing" (3)
        "Little Bit Of Rain" (3)
 30: "Goodnight Ginger," John McCusker [Compass] (20)
        "Big Man Set" (3)
        "Oor Pal Davy" (3)
        "Shake A Leg" (3)
 30: "Lonesome, On'ry And Mean: A Tribute To Waylon Jennings," Various Artists [Dualtone] (20)
        "Wurlitzer Prize," Norah Jones (5)
        "Good Hearted Woman," Guy Clark (3)
 30: "Love Goes On," Andrea Zonn [Compass] (20)
        "Heads Up For The Wrecking Ball" (4)
        "New Night Dawning" (4)
        "Galilee Road" (3)
 30: "No Other Way," Mountain Heart [Skaggs Family] (20)
        "How Strong Do My Walls Have To Be" (3)
        "Mountain Man" (3)
        "On My Way Back To You" (3)
        "Ramblin' Heart" (3)
 30: "Starting Over," Ronnie Bowman [Sugar Hill] (20)
        "What She Didn't Say" (5)
        "I'll Be Dogged" (3)
        "One Life" (3)
 35: "That's How I Walk," Stephen Fearing [Philo] (18)
        "Finest Kind" (4)
        "Black Silk Gown" (3)
 35: "Beat Avenue," Eric Andersen [Appleseed] (18)
        "Before Everything Changed" (7)
        "Under The Shadows" (4)
 35: "Bluegrass Fiddle Album," Aubrey Haynie [Sugar Hill] (18)
        "Bill Cheatham" (3)
        "Buckner's Breakdown" (3)
 35: "Coldest Part Of Winter," Larry Sparks [Rebel] (18)
        "This Old Road" (4)
        "Let's Turn Back The Clock" (3)
        "Winter In Miami" (3)
 35: "Distant Shore," Karan Casey [Shanachie] (18)
        "4 Loom Weaver" (3)
        "Distant Shore" (3)
 35: "From Where I Stand," April Verch [Rounder] (18)
        "Riverboat's Gone" (5)
        "Fraser Valley Reel" (4)
        "Light In The Window" (4)
 35: "Smile," Mae Robertson [Lyric Partners] (18)
        "Ships" (4)
        "Show The Way" (3)
 35: "These Boots," Due West [Native And Fine] (18)
        "Mexicali Moonshine" (5)
        "These Boots Were Made For Walking" (3)
 43: "26 Miles," Sean Watkins [Sugar Hill] (17)
        "Chutes And Ladders" (4)
 43: "Classic Mountain Songs," Various Artists [Smithsonian/Folkways] (17)
        "Omie Wise," Doug Wallin/Var (2)
 43: "Cry Cry Cry," Dar Williams, Lucy Kaplansky And Richard Shindell [Razor And Tie] (17)
        "Cold Missouri Waters" (3)
        "Shades Of Gray" (3)
 43: "Woodeye," Joel Rafael Band [Inside Recordings] (17)
        "Dance A Little Longer" (4)
        "I Ain't Got No Home" (3)
 47: "What Should Have Been," Honi Deaton And Dream [Chateau] (16)
        "Too Late To Walk The Floor" (5)
        "Loose Talk" (4)
        "Sally Flatt" (4)
        "Better Man" (3)
        "What Should Have Been" (3)
        "You're Still The One" (3)
 47: "Chapter And Verse," Reedy Buzzards [Route] (16)
        "Rock Of Ages" (3)
        "Weapon Of Prayer" (3)
 47: "Collateral Damage," Jim Page [Self] (16)
        "Collateral Damage" (7)
        "Who Are They And Why Do They Hate Us?" (4)
 47: "I Rest My Case," Randy Howard [Sugar Hill] (16)
        "New Camptown Races" (4)
        "I Hear A Sweet Voice A Callin" (3)
 47: "Long Grazing Acre," Paddy Keenan And Tommy O'Sullivan [Compass] (16)
        "Jutland" (2)
 47: "Trad," Colcannon [Oxford Road] (16)
        "Julia Delaney/McFarley's" (4)
        "Ale Is Dear / The Glass Of Beer" (3)
        "Jimmy, Mo Mhile Stor" (3)
        "Wealthy Squire" (3)
 47: "Welcome To Pagan Place," Laura Love [Koch] (16)
        "Santa Rosa" (4)
        "Trickle Down" (4)
        "Little Black Beetle" (3)
 54: "B-Sides And Confessions," Jeff Black [Dualtone] (15)
        "Bless My Soul" (4)
        "Gold Heart Locket" (3)
 54: "Genuine," Derailers [Lucky Dog] (15)
        "Leave A Message, Juanita" (4)
        "Way To My Heart" (3)
        "Wheel" (3)
 54: "Gravity, Grace And The Moon," Jeff Talmadge [Bozart] (15)
        "Chasing Grace" (3)
 54: "Live," Alison Krauss And Union Station [Rounder] (15)
        "But You Know I Love You" (3)
        "The Lucky One" (3)
 54: "My Shoes," Tret Fure [Tomboy Girl] (15)
        "Hawk And The Dove" (5)
 54: "Relax Your Mind," Jay Ungar And Molly Mason [Angel] (15)
        "Ookpik Waltz" (3)
 54: "Roll It Down," Ray Bonneville [Stony Plain] (15)
        "Walk With Me" (3)
 61: "10," Kate Rusby [Compass] (14)
        "I Wish" (4)
 61: "Avenue Of The Saints," Dana Robinson [Threshold] (14)
        "What Would Woody Do?" (6)
        "Avenue Of The Saints" (3)
 61: "The Dark," Guy Clark [Sugar Hill] (14)
        "She Loves To Ride Horses" (4)
        "Soldier's Joy, 1864" (4)
 61: "Going Driftless: An Artist's Tribute To Greg Brown," Various Artists [Red House] (14)
        "2 Little Feet," Karen Savoca (3)
        "Spring And All," Mary Chapin Carpenter (3)
 61: "Jeannie Kendall," Jeannie Kendall [Rounder] (14)
        "Old Friends" (6)
 61: "Pegasus," Marie-Lynn Hammond [Vignettes Media] (14)
        "Chestnut Mare" (4)
 61: "Rise Above," Oysterband [Omnium] (14)
        "Blackwaterside" (4)
        "Bright Morning Star" (4)
        "Everybody's Leaving Home" (4)
 61: "Runaway Soul," Ruthie Foster [Blue Corn] (14)
        "Death Came A-Knockin'" (3)
 61: "Twograss," Eddie And Martha Adcock [Pinecastle] (14)
        "Nobody's Darling But Mine" (4)
        "Gold Watch And Chain" (3)
 61: "The Wheel," David Olney [Loudhouse] (14)
        "Stonewall" (3)
        "Voices On The Water" (3)


TOP SONGS OF APRIL 2003

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12353 airplays from 128 different DJs

1. "The Ballad Of Sally Rose" (16)
        by Tom Russell
        from "Modern Art"
2. "Modern Art" (15)
        by Tom Russell
        from "Modern Art"
3. "The Kid From Spavinaw" (13)
        by Tom Russell
        from "Modern Art"
4. "American Hotel" (11)
        by Tom Russell
        from "Modern Art"
4. "The Dutchman" (11)
        by Tom Russell
        from "Modern Art"
4. "Fisherman's Daughter" (11)
        by Waifs
        from "Up All Night"
4. "Name Droppin'" (11)
        by Ray Wylie Hubbard
        from "Growl"
4. "Travelin' Soldier" (11)
        by Dixie Chicks
        from "Home"
9. "Black Eyed Suzie" (10)
        by Ricky Skaggs And Kentucky Thunder
        from "Live At The Charleston Music Hall"
9. "Bo, Don't Bite The Mailman" (10)
        by Barbara Lamb
        from "Fiddle Piggy"
9. "Call My Name" (10)
        by Louise Taylor
        from "Velvet Town"
9. "Gulf Coast Highway" (10)
        by Tom Russell
        from "Modern Art"
9. "Lighthouse" (10)
        by Waifs
        from "Up All Night"
14. "Bus Station" (9)
        by Tom Russell
        from "Modern Art"
14. "Muhammad Ali" (9)
        by Tom Russell
        from "Modern Art"
16. "Broken Glass" (8)
        by David Francey
        from "Skating Rink"
16. "Coming Down From Red Lodge" (8)
        by Peter Ostroushko
        from "Coming Down From Red Lodge"
16. "Fiddle Piggy" (8)
        by Barbara Lamb
        from "Fiddle Piggy"
16. "Gonna Have Love" (8)
        by Lynn Morris Band
        from "Shape Of A Tear"
16. "Lord Knows I'm Drinking" (8)
        by Wildfire
        from "Where Roads Divide"
16. "Nothing New" (8)
        by Waifs
        from "Up All Night"
16. "Reuben" (8)
        by Be Good Tanyas
        from "Chinatown"
16. "September When It Comes" (8)
        by Rosanne Cash
        from "Rules Of Travel"
24. "All That Innocence" (7)
        by Patty Larkin
        from "Red=Luck"
24. "Beauty Of The Rain" (7)
        by Dar Williams
        from "Beauty Of The Rain"
24. "Before Everything Changed" (7)
        by Eric Andersen
        from "Beat Avenue"
24. "Collateral Damage" (7)
        by Jim Page
        from "Collateral ;Damage"
24. "Cruel War" (7)
        by Bethany And Peter Yarrow
        from "Cruel War"
24. "Good Love" (7)
        by Lynn Morris Band
        from "Shape Of A Tear"
24. "I Saw A Bird Fly Away" (7)
        by Dar Williams
        from "Beauty Of The Rain"
24. "I Wish It Would Rain" (7)
        by Lynn Morris Band
        from "Shape Of A Tear"
24. "Pig In A Pen" (7)
        by Ricky Skaggs And Kentucky Thunder
        from "Live At The Charleston Music"
24. "Railroad Line" (7)
        by Gibson Brothers
        from "Bona Fide"
24. "Sitting On Top Of The World" (7)
        by Doc Watson
        from "Trouble In Mind"
24. "That Bluegrass Music" (7)
        by Gibson Brothers
        from "Bona Fide"


TOP ARTISTS OF APRIL 2003

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12353 airplays from 128 different DJs

1. Tom Russell (139)
2. Ricky Skaggs (77)
3. Dar Williams (64)
3. Waifs (64)
5. Doc Watson (62)
6. Gibson Brothers (54)
6. Lucinda Williams (54)
8. Bob Dylan (52)
8. Lynn Morris Band (52)
10. David Francey (50)
11. Ray Wylie Hubbard (45)
12. Cheryl Wheeler (43)
13. Alison Krauss (41)
13. Tim Grimm (41)
15. Barbara Lamb (40)
15. Doyle Lawson (40)
17. Rhonda Vincent (38)
18. David Olney (36)
18. Dixie Chicks (36)
20. Wildfire (35)
21. Be Good Tanyas (34)
22. Greg Brown (32)
22. Patty Larkin (32)
22. Peter Ostroushko (32)
25. Fairport Convention (31)
26. Jake Armerding (30)
27. Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer (29)
27. John McCutcheon (29)
27. Pete Seeger (29)
27. Ronnie Bowman (29)
31. Guy Clark (28)
31. Louise Taylor (28)
31. Stephen Fearing (28)
34. Bill Monroe (27)
34. Dougie MacLean (27)
34. Marty Raybon (27)
37. Larry Sparks (26)
38. Jim Page (25)
38. Nanci Griffith (25)
38. Tony Cuffe (25)



TOP LABELS OF APRIL 2003

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12353 airplays from 128 different DJs

1. Rounder (521)
2. Sugar Hill (461)
3. Compass (241)
4. Columbia (170)
5. Red House (168)
6. Hightone (167)
7. Rebel (165)
8. Philo (162)
9. Smithsonian/Folkways (133)
10. Vanguard (124)
11. Appleseed (123)
12. Signature (119)
13. Flying Fish (114)
14. Pinecastle (103)
15. Shanachie (102)
16. Green Linnet (95)
17. Greentrax (93)
18. Capitol (89)
19. Rhino (79)
20. Warner (73)
21. Skaggs Family (70)
22. Razor And Tie (66)
23. Borealis (65)
24. Elektra (50)
24. Sony (50)
26. Dualtone (49)
27. MCA (48)
28. Doobie Shea (46)
29. Folk-Legacy (43)
30. Hannibal (42)
31. Copper Creek (41)
32. Koch (38)
33. Lost Highway (37)
34. Lots Of Coffee (35)
35. RCA (34)
36. A&M (33)
36. Mercury (33)
38. Topic (32)
39. Atlantic (31)
39. Laker (31)
39. Reprise (31)


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 65% 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 of
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.nwfolk.com
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