TOP ALBUMS AND SONGS OF APRIL 1999
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 9969 airplays.

  1: "The Man From God Knows Where," Tom Russell (72)
        "The Man From God Knows Where" (13)
        "Rider On An Orphan Train" (7)
        "Wayfarin' Stranger" (6)
        "When Irish Girls Grow Up" (6)
        "Chickasaw County Jail" (5)
        "Outcast," Dave Van Ronk (4)
        "Anna Olsen's Letter Home" (3)
        "Love Abides" (3)
        "Old Rugged Cross" (3)
        "Patrick Russell" (3)
        "Throwin' Horseshoes At The Moon" (3)
        "Acres Of Corn" (2)
        "Ambrose Larsen" (2)
        "Casey Jones" (2)
        "Dreamin'" (2)
        "Mary Clare Malloy," Tom Russell/Dolores Keane (2)
        "Old Northern Shore" (2)
        "Sitting Bull In Venice" (2)
        "Anna Olsen," Kari Bremnes
        "First 5 Tracks"
  2: "10 Year Night," Lucy Kaplansky (63)
        "10 Year Night" (17)
        "Promise Me" (9)
        "One Good Reason" (8)
        "5 In The Morning" (7)
        "Somewhere Out There" (6)
        "End Of The Day" (5)
        "Just You Tonight" (5)
        "For Once In Your Life" (4)
        "Child's Hands"
        "Turn The Lights Back On"
  3: "3 Wishes," Erica Wheeler (60)
        "Jack's Tavern" (12)
        "Onward From Here" (10)
        "Angeline" (7)
        "Casey, Illinois" (7)
        "January Wind" (5)
        "Nowhere To Go" (5)
        "Saturday" (4)
        "Frozen River" (3)
        "Layin' It All Down" (3)
        "Solace Of A Prayer" (3)
        "Angels"
  4: "Drive You Home Again," Chris Smither (54)
        "Duncan And Brady" (10)
        "Drive You Home Again" (8)
        "Rattlesnake Preacher" (8)
        "Get A Better One" (6)
        "No Love Today" (5)
        "Don't Make Promises" (4)
        "Steel Guitar" (4)
        "Tell Me Why You Love Me" (4)
        "Hold On II" (3)
        "Hey, Hey, Hey"
        "So Long"
  4: "Sylvia Hotel," Cheryl Wheeler (54)
        "If It Were Up To Me" (23)
        "All The Live Long Day" (5)
        "But The Days And Nights Are Long" (5)
        "Unworthy" (5)
        "Sylvia Hotel" (4)
        "His Hometown" (2)
        "Meow" (2)
        "Potato" (2)
        "Rainy Road Into Atlanta" (2)
        "Lighting Up Mighty Miss"
        "Rainy Road To Georgia"
        "Right Way To Do The Wrong Thing"
        "Who Am I Fooling?"
  6: "Borders," Cliff Eberhardt (37)
        "Land Of The Free" (9)
        "Fix Your Blues" (5)
        "Your Face" (4)
        "Anna Lee" (3)
        "Everybody Knows" (3)
        "Isn't That The Way Things Are" (3)
        "Long Goodbye" (3)
        "Why Is The Road So Long" (3)
        "Lines" (2)
        "Wrong Side Of The Line" (2)
  7: "Songs Of Mississippi John Hurt," Bill Morrissey (35)
        "Avalon Blues" (5)
        "Monday Morning Blues" (5)
        "If You Don't Want Me" (4)
        "Big Leg Blues" (3)
        "Coffee Blues" (3)
        "First Shot Missed Him" (3)
        "Hot Time In The Old Town Tonight" (3)
        "I'm Satisfied" (2)
        "Shake That Thing" (2)
        "Hey, Honey, Right Away"
        "I Don't Want To Wait"
        "Joe Turner Blues"
        "Louis Collins"
        "You Don't Want Me"
  8: "The Family," The Del McCoury Band (32)
        "Far Cry" (6)
        "Look Of A Perfect Diamond" (5)
        "Get Down On Your Knees And Pray" (4)
        "50/50 Chance" (3)
        "Cryin' Heart Blues" (3)
        "Don't You Think It's Time To Go" (3)
        "Backslidin' Blues" (2)
        "Nashville Cats" (2)
        "Red Eyes On A Mad Dog" (2)
        "City Of Stone"
        "On The Lonesome Wind"
  8: "The Mountain," Steve Earle And The Del McCoury Band (32)
        "Texas Eagle" (6)
        "Graveyard Shift" (5)
        "Pilgrim" (5)
        "Mountain" (4)
        "I'm Still In Love With You" (3)
        "Leroy's Dustbowl Blues" (3)
        "Carrie Brown"
        "Dixieland"
        "Harlan Man"
        "Long, Lonesome Highway Blues"
        "Paddy On The Beat"
        "Yours Forever Blue"
 10: "Hundred Year Shadow," Brooks Williams (31)
        "Darker Kind Of Blue" (8)
        "All The Ways You Wander" (5)
        "My Love Will Follow You" (5)
        "Mockingbird Hill" (4)
        "Good And The Bad" (3)
        "Songs My Brother Taught Me" (2)
        "Willie Mae Brown" (2)
        "I Will"
        "Kar Kar"
 11: "Drive All Night," Jamie Anderson (29)
        "Drive All Night" (11)
        "Dark Chocolate" (3)
        "Mama Come Quick" (3)
        "Pictures For Mama" (3)
        "So Much Pleasure" (3)
        "Great Ride" (2)
        "I Wanna Be A Straight Guy" (2)
        "Just Another Day" (2)
 11: "Tears Of Stone," The Chieftains (29)
        "Deserted Soldier" (4)
        "Magdalene Laundries," Chieftains/Joni M (4)
        "Stor Mo Chroi" (4)
        "Lowlands Of Holland," Chieftains W/Natalie Merchant (3)
        "I Know My Love," Chieftains/Corrs (2)
        "Jimmy Mo Mhile Stor," Chieftains And The Rankins (2)
        "Sake In The Jar," Chieftans W/Akiko Yano (2)
        "Ye Rambling Boys Of Pleasure" (2)
        "Danny Boy," Chieftans W/Diana Krall
        "Factory Girl," Chieftans
        "Parting Of Friends"
        "Raglan Road," Chieftans
        "Sake In A Jar," Chieftains W/ Akiko Yano
        "Soldier," Coope, Boyes, Simpson
 13: "Mark Erelli," Mark Erelli (28)
        "Do It Everyday" (3)
        "I Always Return" (3)
        "Northern Star" (3)
        "Nothing Ventured Nothing Gained" (3)
        "One Too Many Midnights" (3)
        "Only Wondering Where You Are" (3)
        "River Road" (3)
        "Hollow Man" (2)
        "I Thought I Heard You Knocking" (2)
        "Midnight Train" (2)
        "Thought I Heard You Knocking"
 13: "Songs From The Mountain," Dirk Powell, Tim O'Brien, And John Herrmann (28)
        "Backstep Cindy" (3)
        "Raleigh And Spencer" (3)
        "Wayfaring Stranger" (3)
        "When I Die I'll Live" (3)
        "Drunkard's Hiccups" (2)
        "Hard Times" (2)
        "Mole In The Ground" (2)
        "Angel Band/Skillet Good And Greasy"
        "Blackest Crow"
        "Bow Down"
        "Claire Dechutes"
        "Cluck Old Hen"
        "Mountain Air, Cluck Old Hen, Raleigh And Spencer"
        "Mountain Air/Etc"
        "Mountain Air/Washington's/Bonaparte's"
        "Skillet Good And Greasy"
        "Stobrod's Tune"
 13: "Underneath," David Wilcox (28)
        "Underneath" (5)
        "All My Life" (3)
        "Never Enough" (3)
        "Spirit Wind" (3)
        "Down Here" (2)
        "Guilty Either Way" (2)
        "Home Within Your Heart" (2)
        "Leaving You" (2)
        "Prisoners Of War" (2)
        "Hometown"
        "Sex And Music"
        "Slipped Through My Fist"
        "Young Man Dies"
 16: "Ancient Tones," Ricky Skaggs (27)
        "Pig In A Pen" (4)
        "Carolina Mountain Home" (3)
        "Connemara" (3)
        "How Mountain Girls Can Love" (3)
        "I Believed In You Darlin'" (3)
        "Mighty Dark To Travel" (3)
        "Walls Of Time" (3)
        "Boston Boy" (2)
        "Coal Minin' Man" (2)
        "Give Us Rain"
 16: "Cherry Blossoms In The Springtime," Jeanette Williams (27)
        "Break My Heart" (7)
        "Careful Of My Heart" (3)
        "Cherry Blossoms In The Springtime" (3)
        "Your Last Mile" (3)
        "In His Arms I'm Not Afraid" (2)
        "Lonely Side Of Goodbye" (2)
        "Stripped Of My Pride" (2)
        "Too Late To Say Goodbye" (2)
        "It's Just A Matter Of Time"
        "Leavin's Heavy On My Mind"
        "What Will Become Of Me"
 16: "Collaborations," Chris Chandler (27)
        "No Hiding Place Down Herevinegar," Chris Chandler And The Austin Lounge Lizards (4)
        "To Be More Beautiful/Sofas And #2 Pencils," Chris Chandler With Dar Williams (4)
        "Who Are These Peoplethis Person," Chris Chandlertrout Fishing In America (4)
        "Never Lived At All/G Chord," R (3)
        "This Town/That Town," Chris Chandler And Mike And Myshkin (3)
        "Come Heres And The Been Here's," Chris Chandler And Chuck Brodsky (2)
        "Come Here's And Been Here's, Etc," Chris Chandler
        "G Chord-Never Lived At All," Chris Chandler-Ellis Paul
        "Hannibal/Would You Die For A Neck Tie?," Chris Chandler W/Dan Bern
        "Hard Times," Chris Chandler
        "No One I Could Talk About This With," Chris Chandler And Catie Curtis
        "No One I Could Talk To About This," Chris Chandler - Catie Curtis
        "Someone's Gotta Pay/Injustice," Chris Chandler
 16: "Mule To Ride," Tara Nevins (27)
        "Fall On My Knees" (3)
        "Over My Shoulder" (3)
        "Talkin' Blues" (3)
        "Chilly Winds" (2)
        "Down The Road" (2)
        "Hell Broke Loose In Georgia" (2)
        "I've Got A Mule To Ride" (2)
        "Lee Highway Blues" (2)
        "Pig In A Pen" (2)
        "Rocky Island" (2)
        "Troubles" (2)
        "Lost John"
        "Mule To Ride"
 20: "Night In A Strange Town," Lynn Miles (26)
        "Middle Of The Night" (8)
        "Rust" (5)
        "Beautiful Night" (3)
        "One You're Waiting For" (3)
        "Anywhere" (2)
        "Map Of My Heart" (2)
        "Perfect Romance"
        "Sunset Boulevard"
        "Wrong"
 20: "Where Have All The Flowers Gone?: The Songs Of Pete Seeger," Various Artists (26)
        "Step By Step," Sweet Honey In The Rock (4)
        "I Come And Stand At Every Door," Annie Hills (2)
        "My Name Is Lisa Kalvelage," Ani Di Franco (2)
        "Turn, Turn, Turn," Bruce Cockburn (2)
        "Bells Of Rhymney," Roger Mcguinn
        "Festival Of Flowers," Tish Hinojosa
        "Get Up And Go," Tom Paxton
        "How Can I Keep From Singing," Cornelia's Dad
        "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine," Jackson Browne And Bonnie Raitt
        "Letter To Eve," Indigo Girls
        "Living In The Country," Martin Simpson
        "My Father's Mansions," Billy Bragg And Eliza Carthy
        "My Rainbow Race," Donovan
        "One Grain Of Sand," Odetta
        "Those 3 Are On My Mind," Kim And Reggie Harris And The Magpies
        "Waist Deep In The Big Muddy," Dick Gaughan
        "Water Is Wide," John Gorka
        "We Shall Overcome," Bruce Springsteen
        "Where Have All The Flowers Gone," Tommy Sands W/Delores Keane, Vedran Smailovic
        "Wimohew," Weavers
 22: "Spark," Julian Dawson (25)
        "How Can I Sleep Without You" (11)
        "2 Shots Of Jealousy" (2)
        "Always There" (2)
        "Cold, Cold World" (2)
        "No Place Worth Dying For" (2)
        "When Love Says Goodnight" (2)
        "As Real As Disneyland"
        "I Don't Feel Like Dancing"
        "I Like Your Absence"
        "Spark Of Human Kindness"
 23: "Family Tree," Darrell Scott (24)
        "My Father's House" (6)
        "Double Headed Eagle" (4)
        "Family Tree" (4)
        "Any World" (2)
        "Lazarus Dies Again" (2)
        "Rhonda's Last Ride" (2)
        "Hummingbird"
        "Mahala"
        "She Sews The World With Love"
        "Will Ye Go To Flanders," Robin Williamson
 23: "Steady Steady Yes," Annie Gallup (24)
        "Howling In The Distance" (5)
        "3 Photographs" (4)
        "If I Loved You" (3)
        "Stone Angel" (3)
        "James" (2)
        "3 Phjotographs/James/Jack McGraw"
        "Anything Is Possible"
        "Circle"
        "Don't Go Back To Sleep"
        "Hero"
        "Jack McGraw"
        "Tiger"
 25: "Cry Cry Cry," Dar Williams, Lucy Kaplansky And Richard Shindell (23)
        "The Ballad Of Mary Magdalen" (6)
        "Cold Missouri Waters" (5)
        "Fall On Me" (3)
        "By Way Of Sorrow" (2)
        "Northern Cross" (2)
        "Down By The Water"
        "I Know What Kind Of Love This Is"
        "Kid"
        "Lord, I Have Made You A Place In My Heart"
        "Shades Of Gray"
 25: "Lost Herd," Ian Tyson (23)
        "Brahmas And Mustangs" (5)
        "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" (4)
        "Elko Blues-The Roan Mare" (3)
        "Lost Herd" (3)
        "La Primera" (2)
        "Legends Of Cutting" (2)
        "Blue Hills Of Mexico"
        "Blue Mountains Of Mexico"
        "Roll On Owyhee"
        "Summers Gone"
 25: "Old Southern Porches," Dale Ann Bradley (23)
        "Reason Enough" (6)
        "Face On A Poster" (4)
        "Rain On The Roof" (4)
        "Heading Back To You" (2)
        "Old Southern Porches" (2)
        "I'll Stop Loving You With Style"
        "Letting Go Of You Is Surely Killing Me"
        "Steady As A Rock"
        "This Old Heart Of Mine"
        "What Am I Doing Loving You Again?"
 25: "Road," James Keelaghan (23)
        "Love What A Road" (5)
        "Mirabeau Bridge" (4)
        "Message To The Future" (3)
        "Number 37" (3)
        "Your Secret" (3)
        "Who Dies?" (2)
        "Captain Torres"
        "Everyone Dies"
        "Ring"
 25: "Trio II," Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton And Linda Ronstadt (23)
        "After The Gold Rush" (5)
        "When We're Gone, Long Gone" (5)
        "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind" (3)
        "Feels Like Home" (3)
        "High Sierra" (3)
        "I Feel The Blues Movin' In" (2)
        "Lover's Return"
        "Lover's Return/After The Gold Rush/Feels Like Home"
 30: "Broken Road," Jeff White (22)
        "Lonesome As It Gets" (6)
        "Rich Gal" (4)
        "Stay Away From Me" (3)
        "Bet On An Angel" (2)
        "Cheater's Heart" (2)
        "Struggle" (2)
        "Broken Road"
        "Cliff By The Sea"
        "This Lonely Heart Of Mine"
 30: "First Warm Wind," Kat Eggleston (22)
        "Cherry Tree" (6)
        "First Warm Wind" (6)
        "China" (4)
        "Equinox" (2)
        "Dark Side Of The Moon"
        "Empty Glass"
        "True Story"
        "Your Window"
 30: "There's Talk About A Fence," Rick Lee (22)
        "Come Heres And The Been Heres" (5)
        "Dives And Lazarus" (4)
        "April Fool" (3)
        "Ballad Of The Tinker's Daughter" (3)
        "Rainbow's End" (3)
        "Ballad Of Harbo And Samuelsen" (2)
        "Don't Pet The Dog" (2)
 30: "Third Generation Blues," Doc And Richard Watson (22)
        "Columbus Stockade Blues" (5)
        "Uncloudy Day" (4)
        "Baby Please Don't Go" (2)
        "Honey Please Don't Go" (2)
        "Milk Cow Blues" (2)
        "St. James Infirmary" (2)
        "Gypsy Davey"
        "Moody River"
        "Precious Lord Take My Hand"
        "Summertime"
        "Train Whistle Blues"
 30: "Time Between Trains," Susan Werner (22)
        "Time Between Trains" (6)
        "Vincent" (5)
        "Courting The Muse" (3)
        "Petaluma Afternoons" (2)
        "Sorry About Jesus" (2)
        "Bring 'round The Boat"
        "Like Bonsai"
        "Montgomery Street"
        "Old Mistake/Vincent"
 30: "When I Go," Dave Carter With Tracy Grammer (22)
        "Kate And The Ghost Of Lost Love" (6)
        "When I Go" (6)
        "River, Where She Sleeps" (4)
        "Grand Prairie TX Homesick Blues" (2)
        "Elvis Presley"
        "Frank To Valentino"
        "Lancelot"
        "Little Liza Jane"
 36: "Loose Change And Spare Parts," Terri Allard (21)
        "We'll Have Elvis" (5)
        "La La Rosie Goes" (3)
        "Loose Change And Spare Parts" (3)
        "Borrowed Time" (2)
        "Lifeline" (2)
        "Squeaky Wheel" (2)
        "Television" (2)
        "Forbidden Fruit"
        "Reckless Abandon"
 37: "Farther Down The Road," Jane Voss (19)
        "Free At Last" (4)
        "Speak From Your Heart" (4)
        "Farther Down The Road" (3)
        "Do You See That Moon?" (2)
        "Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen Revisited" (2)
        "Long Slow Season"
        "No Hard Luck Kid"
        "Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen"
        "Talk To Me About It, Baby"
 37: "Guide My Feet," Kim And Reggie Harris And Magpie (19)
        "Let It Rain" (3)
        "Old Devil Time" (3)
        "Woke Up This Morning" (3)
        "Give Cash For Your Trash" (2)
        "Guide My Feet" (2)
        "When All The Names Are One" (2)
        "In The Cool Of The Day"
        "In The Shelter"
        "Sarowiwa"
        "Wind Won't Know Me There"
 37: "Mother," Susan Mckeown, Cathie Ryan, And Robin Spielberg (19)
        "Grandma's Song" (5)
        "Circle Of Life," Robin Speilberg (2)
        "Jennie's Song" (2)
        "Mother Of Mine" (2)
        "Rock Me To Sleep" (2)
        "Rock Me To Sleep, Mother" (2)
        "Walk With Me," Robin Speilberg (2)
        "Mother's Celebration," Robin Speilberg
        "Peate Beag Do Mhathar"
 37: "Perfect Oblivious Moon," Pat Maloney (19)
        "My Heart Is A Violin" (3)
        "Trouble With A Fountain Pen" (3)
        "Down To The River On A Fine Brown Horse" (2)
        "Ghosts Are Dancing On The Rails" (2)
        "Perfect Oblivious Moon" (2)
        "Raining Like Crazy" (2)
        "China Dog"
        "Girl With The Funny Mouth"
        "These Hard Times"
        "You And That Tamborine"
        "You Only Come Out At Night"
 37: "Trail," Jimmy Lafave (19)
        "Key To The Highway" (6)
        "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight" (2)
        "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues" (2)
        "Because The Wind"
        "Burden To Bear"
        "Down In The Flood"
        "Ellie's"
        "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue"
        "Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out"
        "Oklahoma Hills"
        "Positively 4th Street"
        "Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You"
 42: "Big Red Sun," Mollie O'brien (18)
        "In My Girlish Days" (5)
        "Looking For Trouble" (3)
        "Big Red Sun Blues" (2)
        "Little Baby" (2)
        "No Ash Will Burn" (2)
        "Brown-Eyed Handsome Man"
        "Denver To Dallas"
        "Love Like Blood"
        "No Hiding Place"
 42: "Echoes Of The Past," Buzz Matheson And Mac Martin (18)
        "I'll Just Pretend" (2)
        "I've Always Been A Rambler" (2)
        "Old Chain Gang" (2)
        "On The Old Kentucky Shore" (2)
        "Angles Watch Over Me"
        "Childish Love"
        "Cincinatti Rag"
        "Darling Do You Know Who Loves You"
        "Have No Desire To Roam"
        "I Can See Taht You're Living A Lie"
        "If You See My Savior"
        "One Teardrop And One Step Away"
        "Rose On God S Shore"
        "Take My Ring From Your Finger"
 42: "Free," Kevin Woodward (18)
        "Freya" (3)
        "Henry The Accountant" (3)
        "Pancake Song" (3)
        "Here's To The Kids" (2)
        "I'll Meet You Halfway" (2)
        "7 Daffodils/I'll Meet You Halfway/Survivors"
        "Grandma's Letter"
        "Grandma's Record"
        "What Do They Make In Ottawa"
        "When I Can't Play"
 45: "Salivation," Terry Allen (17)
        "Give Me The Flowers" (5)
        "Ain't No Top 40 Song" (4)
        "Salivation" (4)
        "Billy The Boy"
        "Bring Me The Flowers"
        "Doll"
        "Red Leg Boy"
 45: "Songs Of Conscience And Concern," Peter, Paul And Mary (17)
        "Don't Laugh At Me" (3)
        "If I Were Free" (2)
        "There But For Fortune" (2)
        "Wasn't That A Time" (2)
        "All Mixed Up"
        "All My Trials"
        "Coming Of The Roads"
        "Danny's Downs"
        "Great Mandala"
        "Pastures Of Plenty"
        "The Great Mandala"
        "Power"
 47: "Cajunization," Beausoleil (16)
        "Happy One Step" (3)
        "Cajunization Blues" (2)
        "Chanson Pour Tommy" (2)
        "La Terre De Mon Grandpere" (2)
        "Les Nuits A Maui" (2)
        "Cubano Bayou"
        "Queen Of Hearts," Beausoleil Avec Michael Doucet
        "Recherche D'acadie"
        "Song For Terry"
        "Zarico Boogie"
 47: "Gypsy Road," Various Artists (16)
        "Grastoro," Kokpakov (2)
        "Jelem," R (2)
        "La Ratjake Cheja," Kalyi Jag (2)
        "Marques De Porrina," Gerardo Nunez/Ramon El Portugues (2)
        "Musafir," Musafir (2)
        "Duba, Duba. . . Si Hora," Taraf De Haidouks
        "Kanak Szomasz," Ando Drom
        "Orient Is Red," Kocani Orkestar
        "Pundela," Thierry Robin
        "Thalassalonki," Acquaragia Drom
        "Thessaloniki," Acquarangia Drom
 47: "Return Of Koerner, Ray And Glover," Koerner, Ray And Glover (16)
        "Titanic" (4)
        "Statesboro Blues" (3)
        "Don't Let Your Right Hand Know" (2)
        "England Blues" (2)
        "I Want To See My Baby," Spider John Koerner (2)
        "John Hardy"
        "Shootin' It Out Last Night"
        "You've Got To Be Careful"
 50: "Bottleneck Dreams," Salamander Crossing (15)
        "What Kind Of Person" (4)
        "5 Days In May" (3)
        "Crossing The Bar"
        "Indigo Rose"
        "Iron Horse"
        "Light In The Window"
        "Long, Long Gone"
        "Paul And Peter Walked"
        "Put The Weight On Me"
        "River And The Rain"
 50: "Car Wheels On A Gravel Road," Lucinda Williams (15)
        "Joy" (4)
        "Right In Time" (3)
        "Can't Let Go" (2)
        "Car Wheels On A Gravel Road" (2)
        "2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten"
        "Greenville"
        "I Lost It"
        "Lake Charles"
 50: "Electricity," Jimmy Murphy (15)
        "Electricity" (4)
        "Louise" (3)
        "Shanty Boat Blues" (2)
        "We Live A Long Time To Get Old" (2)
        "You Touched Me And Made Me Live Again" (2)
        "I Get A Longing To Hear Hank Sing"
        "Wake Up Sweet Jesus"
 50: "Foothills," Jeff Autry (15)
        "New Echota" (3)
        "Leaving London" (2)
        "Round The Horn" (2)
        "Wild Julio" (2)
        "Around The Horn"
        "Avalon"
        "Foothills"
        "Julie"
        "Over The Rainbow"
        "Please Search Your Heart"
 50: "Secret Handshake," Geoff Muldaur (15)
        "Wild Ox Moan" (5)
        "Mistreated Mama" (3)
        "Got To Find Blind Lemon" (2)
        "This World Is Not My Home" (2)
        "Alberta"
        "Chevrolet/Big Alice"
        "I Believe I'll Go Back Home"
 50: "Trad Arr Jones," John Wesley Harding (15)
        "Little Musgrave" (7)
        "Flandyke Shore" (2)
        "Singer's Request" (2)
        "Golden Glove"
        "Isle Of France"
        "Master Kilby"
        "William And Nancy's Parting"
 50: "Translucent Soul," Ellis Paul (15)
        "Translucent Soul" (4)
        "Did I Ever Know You?" (3)
        "Angel In Manhattan" (2)
        "World Ain't Slowin' Down" (2)
        "Ellis Paul"
        "Hidden Track, Title ???"
        "Live In The Now"
        "Take Me Down"

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 also 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 running under Microsoft
Windows NT.  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 track was 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 50 albums are listed.

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Richard Gillmann                            http://www.nwlink.com/~rxg
Monday "Lunch With Folks" Noon-3pm                      rxg@nwlink.com
KBCS (91.3 FM) - Bellevue, WA            http://prime.bcc.ctc.edu/kbcs
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