TOP ALBUMS OF AUGUST 2002

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 11963 airplays.

  1: "Thumb Thump," Joel Mabus [Fossil] (72)
        "Shake Them Hard Luck Blues" (12)
        "Train That Carried My Girl From Town" (9)
        "East St. Louis" (7)
        "Paul And Silas" (7)
  2: "This Side," Nickel Creek [Sugar Hill] (70)
        "House Carpenter" (15)
        "I Should've Known Better" (11)
        "Smoothie Song" (9)
        "7 Wonders" (8)
  3: "Fashionably Late," Linda Thompson [Rounder] (66)
        "Dear Mary" (13)
        "No Telling" (13)
        "Banks Of The Clyde" (11)
        "9 Stone Rig" (6)
  4: "Silvery Moon," Aoife Clancy [Appleseed] (59)
        "Are You Sleepin', Maggie" (14)
        "Nightbird" (9)
        "There Is Hope" (7)
        "Across The Blue Mountains" (6)
  5: "Ten Thousand Mornings," Peter Mulvey [Signature Sounds] (53)
        "Inner City Blues" (9)
        "Comes Love" (6)
        "Mama, You Been On My Mind" (5)
  6: "Runaway Soul," Ruthie Foster [Blue Corn] (52)
        "Runaway Soul" (14)
        "Woke Up This Morning" (9)
        "Hole In My Pocket" (7)
        "Death Came A Knockin'" (6)
        "Joy" (6)
        "Small Town Blues" (6)
  7: "Filth And Fire," Mary Gauthier [Signature Sounds] (46)
        "Long Way To Fall" (9)
        "Walk Through The Fire" (7)
        "Camelot Motel" (6)
        "Good-Bye" (6)
        "Sun Fades The Color Of Everything" (5)
  8: "Ralph Stanley," Ralph Stanley [Columbia] (38)
        "Girl From The Greenbriar Shore" (9)
        "Little Mathie Grove" (5)
        "Calling You" (4)
  9: "Halos And Horns," Dolly Parton [Sugar Hill] (36)
        "Stairway To Heaven" (7)
        "John Daniel" (5)
        "These Old Bones" (4)
  9: "Postcards," Cathy Fink And Marcy Marxer [Community Music] (36)
        "Here Is The Chorus" (5)
        "Hopelessly In Love" (5)
        "It's The Girl" (5)
        "Long Time Travelin'" (4)
  9: "When I Go," Dave Carter With Tracy Grammer [Signature Sounds] (36)
        "When I Go" (10)
        "Elvis Presley" (9)
        "The River, Where She Sleeps" (4)
 12: "I'm A Workin' Chap," Enoch Kent [Second Avenue] (34)
        "I'm A Workin' Chap" (9)
        "Farm Auction" (8)
 12: "Tanglewood Tree," Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer [Signature Sounds] (34)
        "Tanglewood Tree" (8)
        "Mountain" (5)
        "Happytown" (4)
 14: "Drum Hat Buddha," Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer [Signature Sounds] (33)
        "Gentle Arms Of Eden" (5)
        "Gentle Soldier Of My Soul" (4)
        "Ordinary Town" (4)
        "Tillman Co" (4)
 14: "Greatest Story Never Told," John McCutcheon [Red House] (33)
        "Not In My Name" (8)
        "Greatest Story Never Told" (5)
 14: "Lake Effect," Liz Carroll [Green Linnet] (33)
        "Catherine Kelly's / Lake Effect" (6)
        "Ghost / The Hatchlings / The Long Bow" (6)
        "Rock Reel/ The Morning Dew/ Reeling On The Box" (6)
 14: "Rising," Bruce Springsteen [Columbia] (33)
        "My City Of Ruins" (7)
        "Nothing Man" (5)
        "You're Missing" (5)
        "Into The Fire" (4)
 18: "Going Driftless," Various Artists [Red House] (31)
        "Two Little Feet," Karen Savoca (5)
        "Spring And All," Mary Chapin Carpenter (5)
        "The Train Carrying Jimmie Rodgers Home," Iris Dement (5)
        "Summer Evening," Gillian Welch (4)
 19: "Wishing Well," Richie Havens [Stormy Forest] (30)
        "Handouts In The Rain" (9)
        "Paradise" (4)
        "Well" (4)
        "You'll Never Know" (4)
        "On The Road To Calvary" (3)
 20: "Blue Country Heart," Jorma Kaukonen [Columbia] (29)
        "Blue Railroad Train" (4)
        "Red River Blues" (4)
        "Bread Line Blues" (3)
 20: "Breakout," El McMeen [Piney Ridge Music] (29)
        "Star Of The County Down" (5)
        "Carolan's No. 179" (4)
        "Turf Lodge" (4)
        "Breakout" (3)
        "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" (3)
 22: "Three Ravens," Malinky [Greentrax] (28)
        "Billy Taylor" (7)
        "Thaney" (6)
        "Three Ravens" (5)
        "Lang Road Doon" (4)
        "False Lover Won Back" (3)
 22: "O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack," Various Artists [Mercury] (28)
        "I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow," Soggy Bottom Boys (6)
        "Down To The River To Pray," Alison Krauss (5)
        "I'll Fly Away," Alison Krauss And Gillian Welch (4)
        "In The Jailhouse Now," Soggy Bottom Boys (3)
        "Oh Death," Ralph Stanley (3)
        "Po Lazarus," James Carter (3)
 24: "Easy," Kelly Willis [Rykodisc] (27)
        "Don't Come The Cowboy With Me Sonny Jim!" (5)
        "Find Another Fool" (5)
        "If I Left You" (5)
        "You Can't Take It With You" (4)
 25: "Looking Back," Phillips, Grier And Flinner [Compass] (26)
        "Tennessee Blues" (8)
        "Monroe's Hornpipe" (6)
        "Old Dangerfield" (3)
 25: "Ring," Terri Hendrix [Wilory] (26)
        "Ring" (6)
        "I Found The Lions" (4)
        "Prayer For My Friends" (4)
        "Truth Is Strange" (3)
 27: "Heart Land," Tim Grimm [Vault] (25)
        "Better Days" (9)
        "Carter's Blues" (5)
        "Down The Road" (3)
        "South Of The Border" (3)
 27: "Makes No Sense," Terri Allard [Reckless Abandon] (25)
        "Bright Day" (6)
        "You'll Learn" (5)
        "Anna Carolyn" (4)
        "Brand New" (4)
        "Makes No Sense" (3)
 29: "Ghost Train," Hot Club Of Cowtown [Hightone] (24)
        "Cherokee Shuffle" (7)
        "Forget-Me-Nots" (6)
        "Fuli Tschai" (3)
 29: "Rules For Jokers," Thea Gilmore [Compass] (24)
        "This Girl Is Taking Bets" (5)
        "Saviours And All" (3)
 31: "I Was In Love With A Difficult Man," Christine Lavin [Redwing] (23)
        "I Was In Love With A Difficult Man" (6)
        "Making Friends With My Grey Hair" (4)
        "Sunday Breakfast With Christine" (3)
        "Trade Up" (3)
 32: "Now Again," Flatlanders [New West] (22)
        "South Wind Of Summer" (6)
        "Down In The Light Of The Melon Moon" (3)
        "Going Away" (3)
 32: "Woodeye," Joel Rafael Band [Inside Recordings] (22)
        "Pretty Boy Floyd" (4)
        "Dance A Little Longer" (3)
        "Ramblin' Round" (3)
        "When The Curfew Blows" (3)
 34: "45 Years Of Memories," Charlie Waller And The Country Gentlemen [Pinecastle] (21)
        "Don Quixote" (4)
        "Amelia Earhart" (3)
        "House Of The Rising Sun" (3)
 34: "All That Is," Garnet Rogers [Red House] (21)
        "Under The Summer Moonlight" (5)
        "All That Is" (3)
 36: "1000 Kisses," Patty Griffin [Ato] (20)
        "Long Ride Home" (5)
        "Rain" (4)
        "Making Pies" (3)
        "Stolen Car" (3)
 36: "The Dark," Guy Clark [Sugar Hill] (20)
        "Mud" (6)
        "Homeless" (4)
        "Soldier's Joy, 1864" (4)
 36: "No One Stands Alone," Blue Murder [Topic] (20)
        "Bully In The Alley" (4)
        "No One Stands Alone" (4)
        "Banks Of Sweet Primroses" (3)
 39: "Lookout For Hope," Jerry Douglas [Sugar Hill] (19)
        "Little Martha" (4)
        "Patrick Meets The Brickbats" (3)
 39: "Mountain Soul," Patty Loveless [Epic] (19)
        "Daniel Prayed" (8)
        "You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive" (4)
 39: "Paper Wings And Halo," Lori McKenna [Signature Sounds] (19)
        "As I Am" (6)
        "Paper Wings And Halo" (4)
        "Would You Love Me Then" (3)
 39: "School For Love," Cliff Eberhardt [Red House] (19)
        "Sugartown" (5)
        "Clementine" (4)
 43: "Baseball Ballads," Chuck Brodsky [self] (18)
        "Ballad Of Eddie Klepp" (4)
        "Lefty" (3)
        "Whitey And Harry" (3)
 43: "Del And The Boys," Del McCoury Band [Ceili] (18)
        "1952 Vincent Black Lightning" (7)
        "All Aboard" (3)
 43: "Drive On," Michael Jerome Browne [Borealis] (18)
        "Children" (3)
        "Goin' Where I Never Been Before" (3)
 43: "Threads," Si Kahn [Double Time Music] (18)
        "Blue Jeans For You, Brown Lung For Me" (3)
        "Cotton Mill Blues" (3)
        "High Cotton" (3)
        "In The Spinning Mill" (3)
        "Stitch And Sew" (3)
 47: "Four Ever On," Sons Of The Never Wrong [Gadfly] (17)
        "Looks Like Illinois" (5)
 47: "Old Ties," Norman Blake [Rounder] (17)
        "Down Home Summertime Blues" (5)
 47: "Salesman's Girl," Laura Minor [Hightone] (17)
        "Salesman's Girl" (4)
        "Don't Come To Me" (3)
        "Loneliness" (3)
 47: "Unravel," Lynn Miles [Okra-Tone] (17)
        "Unravel" (5)
        "Surrender Dorothy" (4)
 51: "Cream Of Vermont," Various Artists [Vermont Arts Council] (16)
        "Down From Canada," Patti Casey (4)
 51: "Down The Old Plank Road," Chieftains [RCA] (16)
        "Country Blues With Buddy And Julie Miller" (2)
 51: "Live," Natalie MacMaster [Rounder] (16)
        "Blue Bonnets" (3)
 51: "Love Me Like A Song," Kimmie Rhodes [Sunbird] (16)
        "Send Me The Sun" (5)
        "I Have Everything" (3)
 51: "Route 10," Special Consensus [Pinecastle] (16)
        "Carolina In The Pines" (4)
        "Route 10, Box 782" (3)
 51: "Will The Circle Be Unbroken," Nitty Gritty Dirt Band [Capitol] (16)
        "Dark As A Dungeon" (4)
 57: "Bird In A House," Railroad Earth [Sugar Hill] (15)
        "Drag Him Down" (5)
        "Pack A Day" (3)
 57: "History Of The Future," Ricky Skaggs And Kentucky Thunder [self] (15)
        "Shady Grove" (4)
        "Rollin' In My Sweet Baby's Arms" (3)
 57: "Home," James Keelaghan [Appleseed] (15)
        "Red-Winged Blackbird" (3)
        "Woodsmoke And Oranges" (3)
 57: "Jerusalem," Steve Earle [E-Squared] (15)
        "John Walker's Blues" (4)
        "Amerika V. 6. 0" (3)
        "Conspiracy Theory" (3)
        "Jerusalem" (3)
 57: "New Favorite," Alison Krauss And Union Station [Rounder] (15)
        "Choctaw Hayride" (3)
        "Lucky One" (3)
 57: "Sarah Lee Guthrie," Sarah Lee Guthrie [Rising Son] (15)
        "You Gotta Sing" (4)
        "River" (3)
 63: "Hard Game Of Love," Doyle Lawson And Quicksilver [Sugar Hill] (14)
        "Hard Game Of Love" (8)
        "Blue Train Of The Heartbreak Line" (5)
 63: "Down From The Mountain," Various Artists [Lost Highway] (14)
        "Big Rock Candy Mountain," John Hartford (4)
        "I'll Fly Away," Gillian Welch And Alison Krauss (4)
 63: "Flame Keeper," Michael Cleveland [Rounder] (14)
        "6 Feet Under The Ground" (2)
 63: "Imagine," Eva Cassidy [Blix Street] (14)
        "Early Morning Rain" (3)
        "Imagine" (3)
 63: "Movin' On," David Digiuseppe [Azalea City] (14)
        "Catharsis/The Crazy Flutist/Stomach Steinway Man" (5)
        "Gypsy Waltz" (4)
 63: "No Summer Storm," Valerie Smith And Liberty Pike [Rebel] (14)
        "Sarah" (7)
 63: "Painted Postcard," David Broza [Rounder] (14)
        "Art Of Losing" (3)
        "Chileno Boys" (3)
        "Night In Wyoming" (3)
 63: "Roses," Kathy Mattea [Narada] (14)
        "Ashes In The Wind" (3)
 63: "Song For Greta," James Alan Shelton [Rebel] (14)
        "50 Miles Of Elbow Room" (5)
        "Long Journey Home" (3)
        "Shady Grove" (3)
 63: "Sweet Talk And Good Lies," Heather Myles [Rounder] (14)
        "Nashville's Gone Hollywood" (3)


TOP SONGS OF AUGUST 2002

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 11963 airplays.

1. "House Carpenter" (15)
        by Nickel Creek
        from "This Side"
2. "Are You Sleepin', Maggie" (14)
        by Aoife Clancy
        from "Silvery Moon"
2. "Dear Mary" (14)
        by Linda Thompson
        from "Fashionably Late"
2. "No Telling" (14)
        by Linda Thompson
        from "Fashionably Late"
2. "Runaway Soul" (14)
        by Ruthie Foster
        from "Runaway Soul"
6. "Shake Them Hard Luck Blues" (12)
        by Joel Mabus
        from "Thumb Thump"
7. "Banks Of The Clyde" (11)
        by Linda Thompson
        from "Fashionably Late"
7. "I Should've Known Better" (11)
        by Nickel Creek
        from "This Side"
7. "I'm A Workin' Chap" (11)
        by Enoch Kent
        from "I'm A Workin Chap"
7. "Smoothie Song" (11)
        by Nickel Creek
        from "This Side"
7. "Train That Carried My Girl From Town" (11)
        by Joel Mabus
        from "Thumb Thump"
12. "Better Days" (10)
        by Tim Grimm
        from "Heart Land"
12. "Girl From The Greenbriar Shore" (10)
        by Ralph Stanley
        from "Ralph Stanley"
12. "Long Way To Fall" (10)
        by Mary Gauthier
        from "Filth And Fire"
12. "Summer Evening" (10)
        by Gillian Welch
        from "Going Driftless: An Artist's Tribute To Greg Brown"
12. "Walk Through The Fire" (10)
        by Mary Gauthier
        from "Filth And Fire"
12. "When I Go" (10)
        by Dave Carter With Tracy Grammer
        from "When I Go"
12. "Woke Up This Morning" (10)
        by Ruthie Foster
        from "Runaway Soul"
19. "Death Came A Knockin'" (9)
        by Ruthie Foster
        from "Runaway Soul"
19. "Elvis Presley" (9)
        by Dave Carter With Tracy Grammer
        from "When I Go"
19. "Farm Auction" (9)
        by Enoch Kent
        from "I'm A Workin' Chap"
19. "Handouts In The Rain" (9)
        by Richie Havens
        from "Wishing Well"
19. "Inner City Blues" (9)
        by Peter Mulvey
        from "Ten Thousand Mornings"
19. "Nightbird" (9)
        by Aoife Clancy
        from "Silvery Moon"
19. "Tanglewood Tree" (9)
        by Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
        from "Tanglewood Tree"


TOP ARTISTS OF AUGUST 2002

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 11963 airplays.

1. Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer (113)
2. Joel Mabus (83)
3. Nickel Creek (81)
4. Linda Thompson (72)
4. Ralph Stanley (72)
6. Aoife Clancy (62)
7. John McCutcheon (61)
7. Peter Mulvey (61)
9. Ruthie Foster (60)
10. Dolly Parton (53)
11. Mary Gauthier (52)
12. Alison Krauss (48)
13. Doc Watson (46)
13. Enoch Kent (46)
15. Bruce Springsteen (43)
16. Bob Dylan (40)
17. Cathy Fink And Marcy Marxer (37)
18. Liz Carroll (36)
19. Joel Rafael Band (35)
20. Elvis Presley (34)
20. Hot Club Of Cowtown (34)
22. Bill Monroe (33)
22. Garnet Rogers (33)
22. Guy Clark (33)
22. Ricky Skaggs (33)
22. Steve Earle (33)


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.nwlink.com/~rxg
Monday "Lunch With Folks" Noon-3pm               richard@folkradio.org
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