TOP ALBUMS OF APRIL 2005

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12683 airplays from 139 different DJs

  1: "Flower Of Avalon," Tracy Grammer [Signature, 4/05] (112)
        "Laughlin Boy"
        "Mother, I Climbed"
        "Gypsy Rose"
        "Hey Ho"
        "Shadows Of Evangeline"
  2: "Let 'em Run," The Bills [Borealis, 7/04] (71)
        "Nowhere To Be"
        "Old Blue Bridge"
        "Let Em Run"
  3: "Defying Gravity," Cheryl Wheeler [Philo, 2/05] (58)
        "Little Road"
        "It's The Phone"
        "Defying Gravity"
        "Since You've Been Gone"
  4: "Redbird," Kris Delmhorst, Jeffrey Foucault And Peter Mulvey [Signature, 2/05] (55)
        "Buckets Of Rain"
        "Ships"
        "Patience"
  4: "Woodyboye," Joel Rafael Band [Appleseed, new] (55)
        "Stepstone"
        "Rangers Command"
        "Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key"
        "This Train Is Bound For Glory"
  6: "The Duhks," The Duhks [Sugar Hill, 2/05] (54)
        "Death Came A Knockin"
        "Love Is The Seventh Wave"
        "Wagoner's Lad"
  6: "Fair And Square," John Prine [Oh Boy, new] (54)
        "Crazy As A Loon"
        "Glory Of True Love"
        "Long Monday"
        "My Darlin' Hometown"
  8: "Blue Nightfall," Jimmy Lafave [Red House, 3/05] (47)
        "Revival"
        "River Road"
        "Rain Falling Down"
        "Sweet Sweet Love"
  9: "Jiig," Ian Robb [Fallen Angle, 3/05] (44)
        "Chicken On A Raft"
        "Bonny Black Hare"
        "Oggie Man"
 10: "Ragin' Live," Rhonda Vincent And The Rage [Rounder, 3/05] (40)
        "Kentucky Borderline"
        "Drivin' Nails In My Coffin"
        "One Step Ahead Of The Blues"
 11: "Mercy Now," Mary Gauthier [Lost Highway, 2/05] (39)
        "Mercy Now"
        "Wheel Inside The Wheel"
        "I Drink"
 12: "American Jukebox Fables," Ellis Paul [Philo, new] (38)
        "Blacktop Train"
        "Jukebox On My Grave"
        "Kiss The Sun"
 13: "New Century Suite," Michael J. Miles [Self, new] (36)
        "Vincent Black Lightning"
        "When Things Go Wrong"
        "Jesu Joy Of Man's Desiring"
 13: "Stolen Moments," Alison Brown [Compass, new] (36)
        "Homeward Bound"
        "Sound Of Summer Running"
        "Going To Glasgow"
 15: "Love Call Me Home," Peggy Seeger [Appleseed, new] (34)
        "Sing About These Hard Times"
        "Poor Ellen Smith"
        "Love Call Me Home"
 16: "Breakfast," Kate MacLeod And The Pancakes [Waterbug, new] (33)
        "Handsome Molly"
        "Time Passes Slowly"
        "Thirst Quencher"
 16: "Chasing The Sun," Karan Casey [Shanachie, 4/05] (33)
        "Chasing The Sun"
        "When Will We All Be Free"
        "Mother Earth's Revenge"
 16: "Signature Sounds 10th Anniversary Collection," Various Artists [Signature, 9/04] (33)
        "Gentle Arms Of Eden," Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
        "Long Time Traveling," Rani Arbo And Daisy Mayhem
 19: "Let My People Go!," Kim And Reggie Harris And Rabbi Jonathan Kligler [Appleseed, 1/05] (32)
        "We Shall Overcome: Evolution Of A Song," Pete Seeger W/Reggie Harris
        "What's That I Hear"
 19: "Make It Through This World," Greg Trooper [Sugar Hill, 4/05] (32)
        "Green Eyed Girl"
        "Dream Away The Blues"
        "Make It Through This World"
 21: "For The Women," Enoch Kent [Second Avenue, 1/05] (30)
        "Beggin' Man"
        "Green Grow The Rashes"
 21: "From The Dirt," David Morreale [Mud Luscious, new] (30)
        "Different By Now"
        "Falling"
        "Missing Baltimore"
 23: "Thugs And Lovers," J. P. Jones [Self, 2/05] (29)
        "Man Stands Up"
        "Here To Serve"
 24: "Almost Like Tonight," Erica Wheeler [Blue Pie, 2/05] (27)
        "Maryland County Road"
        "Sober Harley Guys"
 24: "Hearts In Mind," Nanci Griffith [New Door, 2/05] (27)
        "Simple Life"
        "Heart Of Indochine"
        "I Love This Town"
 24: "Lonely Runs Both Ways," Alison Krauss And Union Station [Rounder, 11/04] (27)
        "Unionhouse Branch"
        "Crazy As Me"
 24: "Waking Hour," David Francey [Red House, 9/04] (27)
        "Waking Hour"
        "Sunday Morning"
 28: "Slide Effects," Phil Leadbetter [Pinecastle, 3/05] (25)
        "California Cottonfields"
        "Moonracer"
        "Steel Guitar Rag"
 28: "Warmer Kind Of Blue," Kathy Kallick Band [Copper Creek, new] (25)
        "God Gave Noah The Rainbow Sign"
 30: "Here Come The Choppers," Loudon Wainwright III [Sovereign Artists, new] (24)
        "Hank And Fred"
        "No Sure Way"
 30: "Portrait Of An American Girl," Judy Collins [Wildflower, new] (24)
        "Singing Lessons"
        "How Can I Keep From Singing"
        "Pacing The Cage"
 32: "40 Days," Wailin' Jennys [Red House, 4/04] (22)
        "Beautiful Dawn"
        "Old Man"
 32: "Promise Of Light," Jamie Anderson [Tsunami, 3/05] (22)
        "Little Chocolate"
        "Felon"
 34: "Grascals," Grascals [Rounder, 2/05] (21)
        "Bevans Lake Crossing"
        "Me And John And Paul"
 34: "Waiting For An Echo," Solas [Shanachie, 2/05] (21)
        "Silver Dagger"
        "Coconut Dog / Morning Dew"
 36: "Miles From Home," Jed Marum [Boston Road, 2/05] (20)
        "Miles From Home"
        "Where The Green Grass Grows"
 36: "Musique Celtique," Rosheen [Compass, new] (20)
        "Medley: I Buried My Wife And Danced On Top Of Her"
        "Roisin Dubh"
 36: "These Times We're Living In," Various Artists [Red House, 2/05] (20)
        "River Road," Jimmy Lafave
        "Riverside," John Gorka
 39: "Hotwalker," Tom Russell [Hightone, 3/05] (19)
        "Woodrow"
        "Bukowski #2: On The Hustle"
 39: "Land Of Milk And Honey," Eliza Gilkyson [Red House, 3/04] (19)
        "Peace Call"
        "Hiway 9"
 41: "Acoustic Rainbow 21," Various Artists [Poetman, new] (18)
        "Sometimes," Holly Williams
 41: "The Farthest Wave," Cathie Ryan [Shanachie, new] (18)
        "What's Closest To The Heart"
        "The Farthest Wave"
 41: "Where The Mangoes Are," Kate McDonnell [Appleseed, 2/05] (18)
        "Go Down Moses"
        "Railroad Bill"
 44: "Apples In The Basket," Gordon Bok [Timberhead, 3/05] (17)
        "Apples In The Basket"
        "Mussels In The Corner"
 44: "Drum Hat Buddha," Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer [Signature, 2001] (17)
        "Gentle Arms Of Eden"
        "I Go Like The Raven"
        "Ordinary Town"
 44: "Grey County," Tim Harrison [Second Avenue, 1/05] (17)
        "Don Quixote's Dream"
        "Pack Up Your Sorrows"
 44: "A Heart Wide Open," Tish Hinojosa [Valley, new] (17)
        "Derechos De El Corazon"
        "Shotgun Ridin"
 44: "Hymns For The Exiled," Anais Mitchell [Waterbug, 9/04] (17)
        "Before The Eyes Of Storytelling Girls"
        "Hymn For The Exiled"
 44: "Love, Hope And Transportation," Malvinas [Self, 11/04] (17)
        "Eastward Bound"
 44: "Names," Tim Grimm [Wind River, 10/04] (17)
        "Mariano"
        "Pretty Boy Floyd"
 44: "You Gotta Dig A Little Deeper," Doyle Lawson And Quicksilver [Rounder, 3/05] (17)
        "You Gotta Dig A Little Deeper"
 52: "Back To Me," Kathleen Edwards [Rounder, 3/05] (16)
        "In State"
        "Back To Me"
 52: "Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs Of Stephen Foster," Various Artists [American Roots, 8/04] (16)
        "Camptown Races," Duhks
 52: "Beyond Borders," Andrew McKnight [Falling Mountain, 1/05] (16)
        "Good Things Matter"
        "Hard Times In The Heartland"
 52: "Blue Highway," John Lilly And Ralph Blizard [Self, 2/05] (16)
        "My Dixie Darling"
 52: "Exploration," Sarah Lee Guthrie And Johnny Irion [New West, 3/05] (16)
        "In Lieu Of Flowers"
 52: "Martha Wainwright," Martha Wainwright [Rounder, new] (16)
        "These Flowers"
        "Don't Forget"
 52: "Rare," Jock Tamson's Bairns [Greentrax, new] (16)
        "Scotch Cap"
        "Bonnie Earl O' Moray"
 59: "Curate's Egg," Poor Old Horse [Folk-Legacy, new] (15)
        "Bright Shining Morning"
 59: "Somewhere Over Yonder," Beverly Smith And Carl Jones [Dittyville, 2/05] (15)
        "Gospel Ship"
 59: "Unfamiliar Moon," Vance Gilbert [Self, 12/04] (15)
        "I've Got A Plane"
        "That Front Porch Song"
 59: "Vuelta," Richard Shindell [Koch, 8/04] (15)
        "So Says The Whipporwill"
        "Hazel's House"
 63: "Great Big World," Pierce Pettis [Compass, 8/04] (14)
        "Alabama 1959"
 63: "Verdant Mile," Tracy Grammer [Self, 8/04] (14)
        "This Dirty Little Town"
        "Verdant Mile"
 63: "Waiting For The Water," Pat Wictor [RiskyDisc, 9/04] (14)
        "Sleep Easy"
        "Don't Dig My Grave Too Deep"
 63: "Yont The Tay," Jim Reid [Greentrax, new] (14)
        "Mormond Braes"
        "Sodger's Cairn"
 67: "40," Larry Sparks [Rebel, 3/05] (13)
        "Blues Stay Away From Me"
 67: "And The Tin Pan Bended, And The Story Ended," Dave Van Ronk [Smithsonian/Folkways, 6/04] (13)
        "Green Green Rocky Road"
        "Urge For Going"
 67: "A Brief History," The Waifs [Compass, 1/05] (13)
        "Bridal Train"
 67: "Golden Willow Tree," Joel Mabus [Fossil, 5/04] (13)
        "Banjo A La Turk"
 67: "Hop High," Crooked Still [Footprint, 8/04] (13)
        "Angeline The Baker"
 67: "Live At The Newburyport Firehouse," Dry Branch Fire Squad [Rounder, 1/05] (13)
        "He's Coming To Us Dead"
 67: "O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack," Various Artists [Mercury, 2000] (13)
        "Didn't Leave Nobody But The Baby," Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris And Gillian Welsh
        "I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow," Soggy Bottom Boys
 67: "The Red Thread," Lucy Kaplansky [Red House, 1/04] (13)
        "I Had Something"
        "This Is Home"
 67: "Simple Man," The Chapmans [Pinecastle, 4/05] (13)
        "Cold And Lonely"
 67: "Steelhead In The Riffles," Robin Flower And Libby McLaren [Libbymac, 3/05] (13)
        "Billy Tave's Hornpipe"
        "Mellie's Mandolin"

TOP SONGS OF APRIL 2005

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12683 airplays from 139 different DJs

1. "Laughlin Boy" (28)
        by Tracy Grammer
        from "Flower Of Avalon"
2. "Mother, I Climbed" (17)
        by Tracy Grammer
        from "Flower Of Avalon"
3. "Nowhere To Be" (15)
        by The Bills
        from "Let 'em Run"
3. "River Road" (15)
        by Jimmy Lafave
        from "Blue Nightfall"
        also "These Times We're Living In"
5. "Gypsy Rose" (14)
        by Tracy Grammer
        from "Flower Of Avalon"
5. "Little Road" (14)
        by Cheryl Wheeler
        from "Defying Gravity"
7. "Hey Ho" (13)
        by Tracy Grammer
        from "Flower Of Avalon"
7. "Old Blue Bridge" (13)
        by The Bills
        from "Let 'em Run"
7. "Sing About These Hard Times" (13)
        by Peggy Seeger
        from "Love Call Me Home"
10. "Buckets Of Rain" (12)
        by Kris Delmhorst, Jeffrey Foucault And Peter Mulvey
        from "Redbird"
10. "Mercy Now" (12)
        by Mary Gauthier
        from "Mercy Now"
10. "Shadows Of Evangeline" (12)
        by Tracy Grammer
        from "Flower Of Avalon"
10. "Stepstone" (12)
        by Joel Rafael Band
        from "Woodyboye"
14. "Handsome Molly" (11)
        by Kate MacLeod And The Pancakes
        from "Breakfast"
14. "Hank And Fred" (11)
        by Loudon Wainwright III
        from "Here Come The Choppers"
14. "Man Stands Up" (11)
        by J. P. Jones
        from "Thugs And Lovers"
17. "Chicken On A Raft" (10)
        by Ian Robb
        from "Jiig"
17. "Crazy As A Loon" (10)
        by John Prine
        from "Fair And Square"
17. "Homeward Bound" (10)
        by Alison Brown
        from "Stolen Moments"
17. "Les Amants De Saint-Laurent" (10)
        by Le Vent Du Nord
        from "Les Amants Du Saint-Laurent"
17. "Revival" (10)
        by Jimmy Lafave
        from "Blue Nightfall"
17. "Wheel Inside The Wheel" (10)
        by Mary Gauthier
        from "Mercy Now"
23. "Death Came A Knockin" (9)
        by The Duhks
        from "The Duhks"
23. "Glory Of True Love" (9)
        by John Prine
        from "Fair And Square"
23. "Ships" (9)
        by Kris Delmhorst, Jeffrey Foucault And Peter Mulvey
        from "Redbird"
23. "Waking Hour" (9)
        by David Francey
        from "Waking Hour"
23. "Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key" (9)
        by Joel Rafael Band
        from "Woodyboye"

TOP ARTISTS OF APRIL 2005

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12683 airplays from 139 different DJs

1. Tracy Grammer
2. Cheryl Wheeler
3. John Prine
4. The Bills
5. Joel Rafael Band
6. The Duhks
7. Nanci Griffith
8. Kris Delmhorst, Jeffrey Foucault And Peter Mulvey
9. Jimmy Lafave
10. Mary Gauthier
11. Ellis Paul
11. Tom Russell
13. Ian Robb
14. Alison Krauss
15. Judy Collins
15. Rhonda Vincent
17. Peggy Seeger
18. Tom Paxton
19. Alison Brown
19. Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
19. Dave Van Ronk
22. Bob Dylan
22. Emmylou Harris
24. Michael J. Miles
25. Greg Brown
25. Karan Casey
27. Kim And Reggie Harris
28. J. P. Jones
28. Loudon Wainwright III
30. David Francey
30. Erica Wheeler
32. Kate MacLeod And The Pancakes
33. Greg Trooper
33. Richard Shindell
35. Enoch Kent
35. Lucy Kaplansky
35. Phil Ochs
38. David Morreale
38. Solas
40. Doyle Lawson And Quicksilver
40. Jamie Anderson
40. Pete Seeger


TOP LABELS OF APRIL 2005

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12683 airplays from 139 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Signature
3. Red House
4. Sugar Hill
5. Compass
6. Philo
7. Appleseed
8. Columbia
9. Shanachie
10. Waterbug
11. Smithsonian/Folkways
12. Flying Fish
13. Vanguard
14. Warner
15. Hightone
16. Borealis
17. Green Linnet
18. Greentrax
19. Elektra
20. Rebel
21. Copper Creek
21. Oh Boy
23. Pinecastle
24. Capitol
25. Rhino
26. Folk-Legacy
27. Fallen Angle
27. Lost Highway
29. Gadfly
30. Hannibal
30. Putumayo
32. Koch
32. Rykodisc
34. New West
35. RCA
36. Acoustic Disc
37. Sony
38. Second Avenue
38. Wildflower
40. Narada
40. Reprise

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 (Mike Yuhas' FOLKDJ-L web site) and also, in an
extended version, at http://nwfolk.com (my personal 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 60% to 80% of the songs
actually posted.  The number of airplays listed for each album is the
number that my programs caught, which is smaller than the actual number.

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.  A more
detailed explanation is available at nwfolk.com.

Richard Gillmann                                 http://www.nwfolk.com
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