TOP ALBUMS OF APRIL 2006

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13163 airplays from 141 different DJs

  1: "We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions," Bruce Springsteen [Columbia, new] (66)
        "O Mary Don't You Weep"
        "Erie Canal"
        "Froggie Went A Courtin"
        "Old Dan Tucker"
  2: "Love And Fear," Tom Russell [Hightone, 2/06] (58)
        "Sound Of One Heart Breaking"
        "Stealing Electricity"
        "It Goes Away"
        "Pugilist At 59"
  3: "My Remembrance Of You," Diana Jones [Newsong, 3/06] (56)
        "Pretty Girl"
        "All My Money On You"
        "My Beloved"
        "Pony"
  4: "Skunkmello," Guy Davis [Red House, 4/06] (55)
        "Natural Born Eas'man"
        "Po' Boy, Great Long Ways From Home"
        "Chocolate Man"
  5: "Closer," Lui Collins [Waterbug, 4/06] (53)
        "Red Red Robin"
        "Step Into The Water"
        "All The Pretty Birds"
  6: "Liberty Tree," Mission Street Project [Hudson Harding, new] (49)
        "Armageddon"
        "I Love My Country"
        "I Oughtta Get A Gun"
  7: "Break Me Open," Johnsmith [Blue Pine, 4/06] (43)
        "Pothole Season"
        "Back To The Mystery"
        "Honest Truth"
  8: "New Day," Claire Lynch [Rounder, 3/06] (42)
        "Down In The Valley"
        "Be Ready To Sail"
        "Train Long Gone"
  8: "Tulips For Lunch," Chuck Brodsky [Waterbug, 2/06] (42)
        "Liar Liar Pants On Fire"
        "Curse Of The Billy Goat"
        "Man Who Blew Kisses"
 10: "I'm A Mountain," Sarah Harmer [Cold Snap, 11/05] (40)
        "How Deep In The Valley"
        "I Am Aglow"
        "I'm A Mountain"
 11: "Little Willies," Little Willies [Milking Bull, 3/06] (33)
        "Roly Poly"
        "I Gotta Get Drunk"
        "Easy As The Rain"
 11: "Shining Through," Tena Moyer [DocRoc, new] (33)
        "Company Man"
        "Shining Through"
        "Falling From Grace"
 13: "What's That I Hear?: The Songs of Phil Ochs," Various Artists [Sliced Bread, 1998] (32)
        "Bracero," John Gorka
        "I Ain't Marching Anymore," Arlo Guthrie
 14: "Your Daughters And Your Sons," Duhks [Sugar Hill, 2003] (30)
        "Rock Of Ages"
        "Leather Winged Bat"
        "Pretty Boy Floyd \ Stoney Point"
 15: "She Waits For Night," Uncle Earl [Rounder, 7/05] (29)
        "Sugar Babe"
        "Ida Red"
 16: "Love Sweet Love," Lynn Miles [Red House, 4/05] (28)
        "8 Hour Drive"
        "Night Drive"
 16: "Not Too Far From The Tree," Bryan Sutton [Sugar Hill, 3/06] (28)
        "Forked Deer"
        "Lonesome Fiddle Blues"
        "Whiskey Before Breakfast"
 18: "Hope And Other Casualties," Mark Erelli [Signature, 3/06] (27)
        "Passing Through"
        "Seasons Pass"
 19: "Laughing In The Face Of The Blues," Jack Williams [Wind River, 10/05] (26)
        "Buckets Of Rain"
        "High Cotton"
        "Life Is Sweet"
 19: "Lost John Dean," Kieran Kane, Kevin Welch And Fats Kaplin [Compass, new] (26)
        "Monkey Jump"
        "Lost John Dean"
        "Postcard From Mexico"
 19: "Road Runner," Albert Lee [Sugar Hill, new] (26)
        "Dimming Of The Day"
        "Julie's House"
 19: "Sail Away: The Songs Of Randy Newman," Various Artists [Sugar Hill, new] (26)
        "Mr. President," Sam Bush
        "Louisiana 1927," Sonny Landreth
        "Political Science," Duhks
 23: "Being There," Steve Gillette And Cindy Mangsen [Compass, new] (25)
        "Kid With The Comic Book"
        "High Cotton"
        "Road Through The Woods"
 24: "Knuckleball Suite," Peter Mulvey [Signature, new] (24)
        "You And Me And The 10 Thousand Things"
        "Lila Blue"
 25: "Daybreak: Fainne An Lae," Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh [Compass, new] (23)
        "Free And Easy"
        "Persuasion"
        "Banks Of The Nile"
 25: "Forerunner," The Cottars [Rounder, 1/06] (23)
        "Waterlily"
        "Honeysuckle Medley"
 25: "Generation Nation," Darol Anger's Republic Of Strings [Compass, 4/06] (23)
        "Chain Of Fools"
        "Bluebird"
 25: "The Great Divide," Eric Taylor [Blue Ruby, 1/06] (23)
        "The Great Divide"
        "Bonnie And Avery"
 25: "Spooked," Marley's Ghost [Sage Arts, 2/06] (23)
        "Old Time Religion"
        "Palms Of Victory"
 30: "Made Of Mud," Dana Cooper [King Easy, 9/05] (22)
        "Step Into The Light"
        "Pretty Boy Floyd"
 31: "This Old Road," Kris Kristofferson [New West, 3/06] (21)
        "Pilgrim's Progress"
        "This Old Road"
        "Wild American"
 32: "The Day The River Sang," John Stewart [Appleseed, 2/06] (20)
        "New Orleans"
        "Amanda Won't Dance"
 32: "Let My People Go!," Kim And Reggie Harris & Rabbi Jonathan Kligler [Appleseed, 2/05] (20)
        "Man Come Into Egypt"
        "Let My People Go: Story Of An Activist's Life," Juanita Nelson
 34: "Departure," The Mammals [Signature, 2/06] (19)
        "Kiss The Break Of Day"
        "Satisfied Mind"
 34: "Flying An Unknown Flag," Pete Morton [Harbourtown, 2/06] (19)
        "Shores Of Italy"
        "Harvest"
 34: "From The Pasture To The Future," The Waybacks [Compass, new] (19)
        "From The Pasture To The Future"
        "Petrified Man"
 34: "I Pledge Allegiance To Myself," Lizzie West & The White Buffalo [Appleseed, new] (19)
        "19 Miles To Baghdad"
        "Portrait Of An Artist As A Young Woman"
 38: "Classic Railroad Songs," Various Artists [Smithsonian/Folkways, 1/06] (18)
        "Freight Train," Elizabeth Cotten
 38: "Deceiving Blues," Johnson, Miller And Dermody [Orb Discs, new] (18)
        "Springtime Blues"
        "Some Of These Days"
 38: "Red Letter Day," The Gibson Brothers [Sugar Hill, 1/06] (18)
        "Barn Song"
        "I Got A Woman"
 38: "Try A Little Kindness," Bobby Osborne [Rounder, 2/06] (18)
        "Hard Times"
        "Certain"
 42: "Case For Case: A Tribute To The Songs Of Peter Case," Various Artists [Hungry For, new] (17)
        "Still Playin," Sam Baker
        "Travelin' Light," Todd Snider
 42: "Fiddler's Green," Tim O'Brien [Sugar Hill, 8/05] (17)
        "Early Morning Rain"
        "Buffalo Skinners"
 44: "Before The Separation," Freebo [Poppabo, 1/06] (16)
        "Before The Separation"
        "You Don't Have To Live This Way"
 44: "Blues And Ballads," Brooks Williams [Red Guitar Blue, new] (16)
        "Weepin' Willow Blues"
 44: "Even The Lost Creek," Laura Cortese [Self, 2/06] (16)
        "Bluejays"
        "Boat Song"
 44: "Fair And Square," John Prine [Oh Boy, 4/05] (16)
        "My Darlin' Hometown"
 44: "Half Of My Crime," Annie Gallup [Waterbug, 3/06] (16)
        "I Rode The Train"
 49: "The Back Fields," Tim Grimm [Wind River, 10/05] (15)
        "My Turn"
        "People's Highway"
 49: "Blues And Lamentations," Kate Campbell [Large River, 8/05] (15)
        "New Blues"
        "Peace Coems A Stealing Slow"
 49: "Celebration Of Life: Musicians Against Childhood Cancer," Various Artists [Skaggs Family, new] (15)
        "He Goes To Church," Cherryholmes
 49: "Far Past The Outskirts," Rough Shop [Perdition, new] (15)
        "I'm Your Man"
 49: "Farewells And Fantasies," Phil Ochs [Rhino, 1997] (15)
        "Changes"
 49: "Flower Of Avalon," Tracy Grammer [Signature, 4/05] (15)
        "Laughlin Boy"
        "Gypsy Rose"
 49: "Where Have All The Flowers Gone?: The Songs Of Pete Seeger," Various Artists [Appleseed, 1998] (15)
        "Of Time And Rivers Flowing," Richie Havens
 56: "40 Days," Wailin' Jennys [Red House, 2004] (14)
        "One Voice"
        "Arlington"
 56: "Blissville," Jeff Talmadge [Corazong, 1/06] (14)
        "Driving To Blissville"
        "40 Days Of Rain"
 56: "Fields Of Dreams And Glory," Dan McKinnon [Self, 1/06] (14)
        "Aesop's Fables"
 56: "Folk Is The New Black," Janis Ian [Cooking Vinyl, 2/06] (14)
        "Folk Is The New Black"
 56: "Like Water," Paul Kamm And Eleanore MacDonald [Freewheel, 9/05] (14)
        "Like Water"
        "Judas Silver"
 56: "Moonshine Boogie," Two High String Band [Blue Corn, 2/06] (14)
        "Crossing The Devil's Backbone"
        "Moonshine Boogie"
 56: "Radiator," Brianna Lane [Pay My Rent, 1/06] (14)
        "Good Guys"
 63: "Back To The Well," Daughters Of Bluegrass [Blue Circle, new] (13)
        "Hicker Nut Ridge"
 63: "Ghost Repeater," Jeffrey Foucault [Signature, new] (13)
        "Ghost Repeater"
        "Train To Jackson"
 63: "I Sing The Body Acoustic," Joe Giacoio [Romantic Devil, 2/06] (13)
        "God Knows"
 63: "Lucky For Some," Dick Gaughan [Greentrax, new] (13)
        "Whatever Happened"
 63: "McNally's Row Of Flats," Mick Moloney [Compass, new] (13)
        "I Never Drink Behind The Bar"
 63: "The Other Side Of The Glass," Paul Mills [Borealis, 2/06] (13)
        "45 Years"
 63: "Scarecrow's Lament," Russ Rentler [Self, 3/06] (13)
        "Scarecrow's Lament"
        "Farewell To Whiskey"
 63: "Seeds: The Songs Of Pete Seeger, Vol. 3," Pete Seeger & Friends [Appleseed, 2003] (13)
        "From Way Up Here," Michelle Greene
 63: "Songs To Hang On Stars," Mary Sue Twohy [Hudson Harding, 1/06] (13)
        "Songs To Hang On Stars"
 63: "Take Me Back," April Verch [Rounder, 2/06] (13)
        "Cruel Moon"

TOP SONGS OF APRIL 2006

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13163 airplays from 141 different DJs

1. "Pretty Girl" (16)
        by Diana Jones
        from "My Remembrance Of You"
2. "Sound Of One Heart Breaking" (15)
        by Tom Russell
        from "Love And Fear"
3. "Company Man" (12)
        by Tena Moyer
        from "Shining Through"
3. "Natural Born Eas'man" (12)
        by Guy Davis
        from "Skunkmello"
5. "Po' Boy, Great Long Ways From Home" (11)
        by Guy Davis
        from "Skunkmello"
5. "Red Red Robin" (11)
        by Lui Collins
        from "Closer"
7. "The Great Divide" (10)
        by Eric Taylor
        from "The Great Divide"
7. "Stealing Electricity" (10)
        by Tom Russell
        from "Love And Fear"
9. "Down In The Valley" (9)
        by Claire Lynch
        from "New Day"
9. "How Deep In The Valley" (9)
        by Sarah Harmer
        from "I'm A Mountain"
9. "I Am Aglow" (9)
        by Sarah Harmer
        from "I'm A Mountain"
9. "O Mary Don't You Weep" (9)
        by Bruce Springsteen
        from "We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions"
13. "All My Money On You" (8)
        by Diana Jones
        from "My Remembrance Of You"
13. "Chocolate Man" (8)
        by Guy Davis
        from "Skunkmello"
13. "Erie Canal" (8)
        by Bruce Springsteen
        from "We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions"
13. "It Goes Away" (8)
        by Tom Russell
        from "Love And Fear"
13. "Liar Liar Pants On Fire" (8)
        by Chuck Brodsky
        from "Tulips For Lunch"
13. "Passing Through" (8)
        by Mark Erelli
        from "Hope And Other Casualties"
13. "Pony" (8)
        by Diana Jones
        from "My Remembrance Of You"
13. "Pothole Season" (8)
        by Johnsmith
        from "Break Me Open"
13. "Pugilist At 59" (8)
        by Tom Russell
        from "Love And Fear"
13. "Roly Poly" (8)
        by Little Willies
        from "Little Willies"
13. "Seasons Pass" (8)
        by Mark Erelli
        from "Hope And Other Casualties"
24. "Back To The Mystery" (7)
        by Johnsmith
        from "Break Me Open"
24. "Be Ready To Sail" (7)
        by Claire Lynch
        from "New Day"
24. "Chain Of Fools" (7)
        by Darol Anger's Republic Of Strings
        from "Generation Nation"
24. "Curse Of The Billy Goat" (7)
        by Chuck Brodsky
        from "Tulips For Lunch"
24. "Froggie Went A Courtin" (7)
        by Bruce Springsteen
        from "We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions"
24. "I'm A Mountain" (7)
        by Sarah Harmer
        from "I'm A Mountain"
24. "New Orleans" (7)
        by John Stewart
        from "The Day The River Sang"
24. "Old Dan Tucker" (7)
        by Bruce Springsteen
        from "We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions"
24. "Pay Me My Money Down" (7)
        by Bruce Springsteen
        from "We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions"
24. "Shores Of Italy" (7)
        by Pete Morton
        from "Flying An Unknown Falg"
24. "Step Into The Water" (7)
        by Lui Collins
        from "Closer"
24. "You And Me And The 10 Thousand Things" (7)
        by Peter Mulvey
        from "Knuckleball Suite"

TOP ARTISTS OF APRIL 2006

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13163 airplays from 141 different DJs

1. Tom Russell
2. Bruce Springsteen
3. Phil Ochs
4. Diana Jones
5. Guy Davis
6. Pete Seeger
7. Chuck Brodsky
7. Lui Collins
9. Bob Dylan
10. Mission Street Project
11. Claire Lynch
12. Johnsmith
13. Duhks
13. Sarah Harmer
15. Jack Williams
15. Tim O'Brien
17. Peter Mulvey
18. John Prine
18. Richard Shindell
20. Bryan Sutton
20. Mark Erelli
22. James Keelaghan
23. Little Willies
23. Tena Moyer
25. Buck Owens
25. Marley's Ghost
25. Steve Gillette And Cindy Mangsen
28. Lynn Miles
29. Eliza Gilkyson
29. Kate Campbell
29. Kim And Reggie Harris
29. Nanci Griffith
29. Uncle Earl
34. Greg Brown
34. John McCutcheon
36. Albert Lee
36. The Mammals
38. Annie Gallup
38. Eric Taylor
38. Tim Grimm


TOP LABELS OF APRIL 2006

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13163 airplays from 141 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Sugar Hill
3. Columbia
4. Compass
5. Red House
6. Appleseed
7. Signature
8. Waterbug
9. Smithsonian/Folkways
10. Philo
11. Hightone
12. Borealis
13. Flying Fish
14. Rebel
14. Warner
16. Elektra
16. Green Linnet
16. Shanachie
16. Wind River
20. Vanguard
21. Rhino
22. Greentrax
23. Reprise
24. Sony
25. Dualtone
26. A&M
26. Capitol
28. Sliced Bread
29. New West
29. RCA
31. Folk-Legacy
31. Nettwerk
33. Zoe
34. Koch
34. Pinecastle
36. Skaggs Family
37. Hudson Harding
37. Mercury
39. Razor And Tie
40. Gadfly
40. MCA

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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