TOP ALBUMS OF APRIL 2004

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12387 airplays from 152 different DJs

  1: "Golden Willow Tree," Joel Mabus [Fossil, new] (90)
        "Ruben" (22)
        "Papa Caught A Catfish" (10)
        "Speed The Plow" (10)
        "Study War No More" (10)
        "Sally Goodin In The Alley With Sugar In The Gourd" (8)
  2: "Land Of Milk And Honey," Eliza Gilkyson [Red House, 3/04] (83)
        "Hiway 9" (16)
        "Peace Call" (15)
        "Milk And Honey" (12)
        "Not Lonely" (7)
        "Dark Side Of Town" (6)
  3: "Rock That Babe," The Mammals [Signature, new] (70)
        "Fall On My Knees" (13)
        "John Henry" (11)
        "Bush Boys" (9)
        "D Medley" (7)
  4: "Guest House," Laurie Lewis And Tom Rozum [Hightone, 3/04] (65)
        "Willie Poor Boy" (11)
        "Since You Went Away" (8)
        "Just A Lie" (7)
        "Old Dan Tucker" (7)
  5: "My Last Go Round," Rosalie Sorrels and Friends [Red House, new] (51)
        "My Last Go Round" (7)
        "Rock Salt And Nails" (7)
        "Traveling Lady" (7)
  6: "Indians Cowboys Horses Dogs," Tom Russell [Hightone, 2/04] (48)
        "All This Way For The Short Ride" (8)
        "No Telling" (7)
        "Bucking Horse Moon" (5)
        "East Texas Red" (5)
        "El Paso" (5)
  7: "Dragon," John Flynn [Mettafour, 3/04] (41)
        "Dragon" (8)
        "Not With My Jesus" (7)
        "Only One" (6)
  7: "Whoever It Was That Brought Me Here Will Have To Take Me Home," Martyn Joseph [Appleseed, new] (41)
        "Just Like The Man Said" (6)
        "This Being Woman" (6)
        "Great American Novel" (5)
        "Love Is" (5)
        "Wake Me Up" (5)
        "Where The Angels Sleep" (5)
  9: "King Of My World," Sam Bush [Sugar Hill, new] (39)
        "8 More Miles To Louisville" (14)
        "They're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone" (5)
        "Wizard Of Oz" (5)
        "Puppies 'n Knapsacks" (4)
  9: "Wishbones," Slaid Cleaves [Philo, 3/04] (39)
        "Sinner's Prayer" (8)
        "Wishbones" (7)
        "Below" (6)
        "Borderline" (5)
        "Horses" (4)
 11: "Jeremiah," J. P. Jones [Vision Company, new] (35)
        "New World A-Comin" (8)
        "Prophet In His Prime" (8)
        "So Early In The Spring" (5)
 11: "Kitchen Radio," Peter Mulvey [Signature, 3/04] (35)
        "Charlie" (5)
        "Rise" (5)
        "Road To Mallow" (5)
        "Shirt" (4)
 11: "Ollabelle," Ollabelle [Columbia, 3/04] (35)
        "Before This Time" (9)
        "Storms Are On The Ocean" (8)
        "Soul Of A Man" (5)
 14: "Long Way Back Home," The Gibson Brothers [Sugar Hill, 3/04] (32)
        "Mountain Song" (9)
        "Callie's Reel" (5)
 14: "The Red Thread," Lucy Kaplansky [Red House, 1/04] (32)
        "This Is Home" (8)
        "The Red Thread" (6)
        "Line In The Sand" (4)
        "Love Song/New York" (4)
 14: "Some Old Lonesome Day," Lauren Sheehan [Self, 2002] (32)
        "Livin' In The Country" (5)
        "Trouble In Mind" (5)
 17: "Betty's Diner: The Best Of Carrie Newcomer," Carrie Newcomer [Philo, 1/04] (30)
        "Betty's Diner" (8)
        "Gathering Of Spirits" (6)
        "Toward The Horizon" (3)
        "When It's Gone, It's Gone" (3)
 17: "Live 1964," Bob Dylan [Columbia, new] (30)
        "Talkin' John Birch Paranoid Blues" (5)
        "With God On Our Side" (4)
        "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" (3)
        "Mr. Tambourine Man" (3)
 17: "Underneath The Stars," Kate Rusby [Compass, 1/04] (30)
        "Goodman" (6)
        "Let Me Be" (6)
        "Bring Me A Boat" (4)
        "Daughter Of Megan" (3)
        "Polly" (3)
 20: "Bittertown," Lori McKenna [Signature, new] (29)
        "Bible Song" (7)
        "One Man" (7)
        "Pour" (3)
        "Silver Bus" (3)
 21: "Buckdancer's Choice," Wake The Dead [Redwing, 3/04] (28)
        "Uncle John's Band" (8)
        "Liberty" (4)
        "Reconciliation Reel/ Scarlet Begonias/ The Rose In The Garden" (4)
        "Ripple" (4)
 21: "Pomegranate Seed," Cosy Sheridan [CMS, 1/04] (28)
        "My Mother's House" (7)
        "Pomegranate Seed" (5)
 23: "Deeper Waters," Robin And Linda Williams [Red House, 2/04] (26)
        "Old Plank Road" (7)
        "Home #235" (4)
        "Leaving This Land" (3)
        "Whippoorwill" (3)
 23: "Dreaming In Romance Languages," Catie Curtis [Vanguard, 3/04] (26)
        "Red Light" (4)
        "Saint Lucy" (4)
        "Deliver Me" (3)
        "Doctor" (3)
        "It's The Way You Are" (3)
 23: "Love, Murder And Mosquitos," Paul Geremia [Red House, 3/04] (26)
        "Meet Me In The Bottom" (5)
        "Mosquito Moan" (4)
        "When Your Way Gets Dark" (4)
        "Rising River Blues" (3)
 23: "Morning Glory Ramblers," Norman And Nancy Blake [Dualtone, new] (26)
        "Sunny Side Of Life" (6)
        "Little Log Hut In The Lane" (3)
 23: "Sweet Liberty," Susan McKeown [World Village, 3/04] (26)
        "Shamrock Green" (7)
        "Oro Mhile Gra" (4)
        "Caledonia" (3)
        "Sweet Liberty / Promenade" (3)
        "Winter It Has Past" (3)
 28: "Broke," King Wilkie [Rebel, new] (25)
        "Broke Down And Lonesome" (8)
        "40 West" (4)
        "It's Been A Long Time" (4)
 29: "Billie's Bones," Janis Ian [Oh Boy, 2/04] (24)
        "Matthew" (6)
        "My Tennessee Hills" (6)
        "Amsterdam" (3)
 29: "Impossible Dream," Patty Griffin [ATO, new] (24)
        "Love Throw A Line" (12)
        "Kite Song" (3)
        "Rowing Song" (3)
 29: "Plow To The End Of The Row," Adrienne Young [Addie Belle, 9/03] (24)
        "Plow To The End Of The Row" (6)
        "Leather Britches" (3)
        "Soldier's Joy" (3)
 29: "Under The Gypsy Sky," Jenn Adams [White Boxer, 3/04] (24)
        "20 Acres" (7)
        "4 White Ponies" (4)
        "Under The Gypsy Sky" (4)
 33: "Gospel Music Makes Me Feel Alright," Ken Whiteley [Borealis, new] (23)
        "Bring Peace" (6)
        "In The Night" (5)
        "No Ways Tired" (3)
 34: "The Kinnitty Sessions," Lunasa [Compass, 3/04] (22)
        "Island Paddy" (5)
        "Dimmers" (3)
        "Maids In The Kitchen" (3)
        "Punch" (3)
 34: "Train Home," Chris Smither [Hightone, 7/03] (22)
        "Train Home" (5)
        "Lola" (4)
        "Crocodile Man" (3)
 36: "40 Days," Wailin' Jennys [Jericho Beach, new] (21)
        "Beautiful Dawn" (4)
        "Arlington" (3)
        "Old Man" (3)
        "Saucy Sailor" (3)
 36: "Spirit," Dervish [Compass, 2/04] (21)
        "John Blessings" (4)
        "Soldier Laddie" (4)
        "Boots Of Spanish Leather" (3)
        "Jig Songs" (3)
 36: "Then Again," James Keelaghan [Jericho Beach, 3/04] (21)
        "Hillcrest Mine" (4)
        "Turn Of The Wheel" (4)
        "Somewhere Ahead" (3)
 39: "Been All Around This World," David Grisman And Jerry Garcia [Acoustic Disc, new] (20)
        "Been All Around This World" (8)
 39: "Out For The Night," The Battlefield Band [Temple, new] (20)
        "Lord Randall" (4)
        "King's Shilling" (3)
 39: "Time Again," Dirk Powell [Rounder, 2/04] (20)
        "Waterbound" (5)
        "Prettiest Little Girl In The County" (4)
        "Goin' Where I've Never Been Before" (3)
 42: "Alan Lomax's Southern Journey Remixed," Tangle Eye [Zoe, new] (19)
        "Heaven" (6)
        "O Death" (6)
 42: "Graceful Ghost," Grey DeLisle [Sugar Hill, 3/04] (19)
        "Sharecroppin' Man" (5)
        "Jewel Of Abilene" (3)
        "Maple Tree" (3)
 42: "Honey In The Lion's Head," Greg Brown [Trailer, 1/04] (19)
        "I Believe I'll Go Back Home" (3)
        "I Don't Want Your Millions Mister" (3)
 42: "The House Carpenter's Daughter," Natalie Merchant [Myth America, 8/03] (19)
        "Down On Penny's Farm" (3)
        "Poor Wayfaring Stranger" (3)
        "Which Side Are You On?" (3)
 46: "Distant Future," Heidi Talbot [Compass, 1/04] (18)
        "Distant Future" (3)
        "Jealousy" (3)
        "Muddy Water" (3)
 46: "Fall Down As The Rain," Joe Crookston [Milagrito, 3/04] (18)
        "Fall Down As The Rain" (5)
        "Good Stuff" (4)
 46: "Feels Like Home," Norah Jones [Blue Note, 2/04] (18)
        "Creepin In" (3)
        "Long Way Home" (3)
        "Sunrise" (3)
 49: "Best Of Friends," Tom Paxton, Anne Hills And Bob Gibson [Appleseed, 1/04] (17)
        "Something's Wrong With The Rain" (4)
        "Pilgrim Song" (3)
        "Ramblin' Boy" (3)
 49: "Live From The Powerhouse," Mozaik [Compass, 3/04] (17)
        "Pony Boy/Never Tire Of The Road" (6)
        "Blacksmith Courted Me / Blacksmithereens" (3)
 51: "Between Here And Gone," Mary Chapin Carpenter [Columbia, new] (16)
        "Goodnight America" (3)
 51: "Goin' Home," Gibb Todd [Compass, 3/04] (16)
        "Band Played Waltzing Matilda" (4)
        "Come All Ye Fair And Tender Ladies" (3)
        "Goin' Home" (3)
 51: "Skating Rink," David Francey [Laker, 4/03] (16)
        "Skating Rink" (5)
        "Broken Glass" (4)
 54: "Contented Must Be," Bruce Molsky [Rounder, new] (15)
        "Johnson City Rag" (3)
 54: "Earth Town Square," Peter Mayer [Blue Boat, 7/03] (15)
        "Blue Boat Home" (5)
        "Awake" (4)
 54: "In The Flesh," Robbie Schaefer [Self, new] (15)
        "Jerusalem" (3)
 54: "One Moment More," Mindy Smith [Vanguard, 1/04] (15)
        "Come To Jesus" (3)
        "One Moment More" (3)
 54: "Unreasonable," Evalyn Parry [Borealis, new] (15)
        "Canada Dreams Of California" (3)
        "Drive Through America" (3)
 54: "Where Have All The Flowers Gone?: The Songs Of Pete Seeger," Various Artists [Appleseed, 1998] (15)
        "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine," Bonnie Raitt And Jackson Browne (3)
 60: "Golden Wing," Amy White And Al Petteway [Maggie's, 3/04] (14)
        "All The Way There" (3)
 60: "I Can't Be New," Susan Werner [Koch, 3/04] (14)
        "Much At All" (4)
        "I Can't Be New" (3)
        "Seeing You Again" (3)
 60: "Leftover Salmon," Leftover Salmon [Compendia, new] (14)
        "Down In The Hollow" (4)
        "Woody Guthrie" (3)
 60: "Seeds: The Songs Of Pete Seeger, Vol. 3," Pete Seeger & Friends [Appleseed, 9/03] (14)
        "Flowers Of Peace" (2)
 60: "Wild Heart Rodeo," Dan Pelletier [Hudson Valley, 1/04] (14)
        "Omelets And Hash Browns" (4)
 65: "All Of Our Names," Sarah Harmer [Zoe, new] (13)
        "Came On Lion" (4)
        "Greeting Card Aisle" (3)
 65: "Blackest Crow," Atwater And Donnelly [Rabbit Island, 2/04] (13)
        "Blackest Crow" (4)
        "Soldier's Round" (3)
 65: "Cold Mountain soundtrack," Various Artists [Columbia, 12/03] (13)
        "Cuckoo," Tim Eriksen And Riley Baugus (2)
 65: "Girls From Santa Cruz," Lacy J. Dalton, Mary McCaslin And Ginny Mitchell [Sweet Briar, 1/04] (13)
        "Let 'em Run," Lacy J. Dalton (3)
 65: "Live At The Ragged Edge," Tom Adams And Michael Cleveland [Rounder, new] (13)
        "Box Elder Beetles" (2)
 65: "Strange Noises In The Dark," Austin Lounge Lizards [Blue Corn, 1/04] (13)
        "Susie Rosen's Nose" (2)


TOP SONGS OF APRIL 2004

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12387 airplays from 152 different DJs

1. "Ruben" (22)
        by Joel Mabus
        from "Golden Willow Tree"
2. "Hiway 9" (16)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Land Of Milk And Honey"
2. "Peace Call" (16)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Land Of Milk And Honey"
4. "8 More Miles To Louisville" (14)
        by Sam Bush
        from "King Of My World"
5. "Fall On My Knees" (13)
        by The Mammals
        from "Rock That Babe"
6. "Love Throw A Line" (12)
        by Patty Griffin
        from "Impossible Dream"
6. "Milk And Honey" (12)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Land Of Milk And Honey"
6. "Study War No More" (12)
        by Joel Mabus
        from "Golden Willow Tree"
9. "John Henry" (11)
        by The Mammals
        from "Rock That Babe"
9. "Willie Poor Boy" (11)
        by Laurie Lewis And Tom Rozum
        from "Guest House"
11. "Papa Caught A Catfish" (10)
        by Joel Mabus
        from "Golden Willow Tree"
11. "Speed The Plow" (10)
        by Joel Mabus
        from "Golden Willow Tree"
11. "Uncle John's Band" (10)
        by Wake The Dead
        from "Buckdancer's Choice"
14. "Been All Around This World" (9)
        by David Grisman And Jerry Garcia
        from "Been All Around This World"
14. "Before This Time" (9)
        by Ollabelle
        from "Ollabelle"
14. "Broke Down And Lonesome" (9)
        by King Wilkie
        from "Broke"
14. "Bush Boys" (9)
        by The Mammals
        from "Rock That Babe"
14. "Mountain Song" (9)
        by The Gibson Brothers
        from "Long Way Back Home"
14. "New World A-Comin" (9)
        by J. P. Jones
        from "Jeremiah"
20. "All This Way For The Short Ride" (8)
        by Tom Russell
        from "Indians Cowboys Horses Dogs"
20. "Betty's Diner" (8)
        by Carrie Newcomer
        from "Betty's Diner: The Best Of Carrie Newcomer"
20. "Dragon" (8)
        by John Flynn
        from "Dragon"
20. "Gathering Of Spirits" (8)
        by Carrie Newcomer
        from "Betty's Diner: The Best Of Carrie Newcomer"
20. "Prophet In His Prime" (8)
        by J. P. Jones
        from "Jeremiah"
20. "Rock Salt And Nails" (8)
        by Rosalie Sorrels and Friends
        from "My Last Go Round"
20. "Sally Goodin In The Alley With Sugar In The Gourd" (8)
        by Joel Mabus
        from "Golden Willow Tree"
20. "Since You Went Away" (8)
        by Laurie Lewis And Tom Rozum
        from "Guest House"
20. "Sinner's Prayer" (8)
        by Slaid Cleaves
        from "Wishbones"
20. "Storms Are On The Ocean" (8)
        by Ollabelle
        from "Ollabelle"
20. "This Is Home" (8)
        by Lucy Kaplansky
        from "The Red Thread"


TOP ARTISTS OF APRIL 2004

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12387 airplays from 152 different DJs

1. Joel Mabus (99)
2. Eliza Gilkyson (94)
3. The Mammals (80)
4. Bob Dylan (78)
5. Laurie Lewis And Tom Rozum (70)
6. Tom Russell (66)
7. Slaid Cleaves (56)
8. Sam Bush (50)
9. Rosalie Sorrels (49)
10. Pete Seeger (48)
11. Martyn Joseph (46)
12. Cosy Sheridan (44)
12. Greg Brown (44)
14. Lori McKenna (43)
15. John Flynn (41)
15. Lucy Kaplansky (41)
17. Catie Curtis (38)
17. Peter Mulvey (38)
19. John McCutcheon (37)
19. Patty Griffin (37)
21. J. P. Jones (36)
21. Kate Rusby (36)
23. Chris Smither (35)
23. David Grisman (35)
23. Ollabelle (35)
26. Carrie Newcomer (34)
26. Lauren Sheehan (34)
26. Robin And Linda Williams (34)
29. Dervish (33)
29. The Gibson Brothers (33)
29. James Keelaghan (33)
29. Paul Geremia (33)
33. The Battlefield Band (31)
33. David Francey (31)
33. Susan McKeown (31)
33. Susan Werner (31)
33. Tom Paxton (31)
33. Wake The Dead (31)
39. Gillian Welch (29)
39. Janis Ian (29)



TOP LABELS OF APRIL 2004

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12387 airplays from 152 different DJs

1. Rounder (375)
2. Red House (291)
3. Sugar Hill (272)
4. Columbia (220)
5. Compass (194)
6. Signature (183)
7. Hightone (161)
8. Appleseed (157)
9. Philo (127)
10. Borealis (113)
11. Green Linnet (103)
12. Rhino (89)
13. Shanachie (76)
13. Smithsonian/Folkways (76)
15. Fossil (74)
16. Greentrax (72)
17. Flying Fish (71)
18. Vanguard (63)
19. Warner (60)
20. Topic (51)
21. Rebel (44)
22. Capitol (42)
23. Wind River (38)
24. Acoustic Disc (37)
25. Waterbug (35)
26. Dualtone (34)
27. Sony (32)
28. Elektra (30)
29. Redwing (29)
29. Zoe (29)
31. Koch (28)
32. Blue Corn (27)
32. Pinecastle (27)
32. Reprise (27)
32. Temple (27)
36. Nonesuch (26)
37. World Village (25)
38. Jericho Beach (24)
38. Maggie's (24)
40. A&M (22)
40. CMH (22)
40. Epic (22)
40. Folk-Legacy (22)


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) and also at
http://nwfolk.com (my 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 are listed.

The release dates tracked are usually the first month the CD appeared
on the Top Album chart.

Richard Gillmann                                 http://www.nwfolk.com
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