TOP ALBUMS OF AUGUST 2003

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13121 airplays from 130 different DJs/span>

  1: "Traveler," Tim O'Brien [Sugar Hill] (91)
        "Kelly Joe's Shoes" (15)
        "I've Endured" (10)
        "Turn The Page Again" (10)
        "Another Day" (9)
        "Less And Less" (9)
  2: "Train Home," Chris Smither [Hightone] (83)
        "Train Home" (17)
        "Crocodile Man" (14)
        "Desolation Row" (12)
        "Lola" (9)
        "Outside In" (7)
  3: "Songs For A Hurricane," Kris Delmhorst [Signature] (63)
        "East Of The Mountains" (12)
        "Hummingbird" (12)
        "You're No Train" (7)
        "Come Home" (6)
  4: "Two Year Winter," Bill Jones [Compass] (53)
        "Two Brothers" (7)
        "Haymakers" (7)
        "Holland Mistress" (6)
  5: "3 Pickers," Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson And Ricky Skaggs [Rounder] (48)
        "Walk On Boy" (8)
        "Storms Are On The Ocean" (7)
        "Foggy Mountain Top" (5)
  5: "Earth Town Square," Peter Mayer [Blue Boat] (48)
        "Blue Boat Home" (10)
        "Ocean Mary" (9)
        "Earth Town Square" (8)
        "Brown County Fair" (7)
  7: "Soul Journey," Gillian Welch [Acony] (43)
        "No One Knows My Name" (7)
        "One Monkey" (7)
        "I Had A Real Good Mother And Father" (5)
        "Look At Miss Ohio" (5)
        "Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor" (5)
  8: "Chocolate To The Bone," Guy Davis [Red House] (42)
        "Limetown" (6)
        "Set A Place For Me" (5)
        "Sho 'nuff Satisfied" (5)
  9: "Greatest Find," Colleen Sexton [Accord] (41)
        "Got You On My Mind" (10)
        "Benediction" (7)
        "Mean Streak" (6)
  9: "The Pink One," Lou And Peter Berryman [Cornbelt] (41)
        "Mr. And Mrs. Noah" (8)
        "Forsythia" (6)
        "Bird Bird Bird" (5)
        "Ralph To Rose" (5)
 11: "Up All Night," Waifs [Compass] (37)
        "Lighthouse" (9)
        "Fisherman's Daughter" (7)
        "London Still" (6)
        "Nothing New" (4)
 12: "Floating," Greg Trooper [Sugar Hill] (36)
        "Inisheer" (7)
        "Lucky That Way" (6)
        "Floating" (5)
 13: "Gambling Eden," Rani Arbo And Daisy Mayhem [Signature] (35)
        "Farewell To Saint Dolores" (8)
        "Finland" (5)
        "Red Rocking Chair" (5)
        "Stewball" (4)
 14: "Insofarasmuch," 2 High String Band [Blue Corn] (33)
        "All Day" (6)
        "Sonny's Ride" (6)
        "Dang, Howdy!" (5)
 15: "Po' Girl," Po' Girl [Hightone] (32)
        "Gone In Pawn" (11)
        "Abilene" (5)
        "City Song" (4)
 16: "Synergy," Jim Hurst And Missy Raines [Pinecastle] (30)
        "I Ain't Got The Blues" (6)
        "Automotive Breakdown" (4)
        "Old Blind Dog" (4)
        "Cincinnati At Night" (3)
        "Cold Hard Business" (3)
 17: "Fourtold," Fourtold [Appleseed] (29)
        "Four Rode By" (10)
        "Joshua Gone Barbados" (4)
        "Run, Come, See Jerusalem" (4)
 17: "Shout Sister Shout," Various Artists [M. C.] (29)
        "This Train," Janis Ian (6)
        "2 Little Fishes And 5 Loaves Of Bread," Odetta (4)
        "Nobody's Fault But Mine," Joan Osborne W/The Holmes Brothers (4)
        "Shout, Sister, Shout!," Maria Muldaur, Marcia Ball, Angela Strehli, Tracy Nelson (3)
 19: "Playing For Keeps," Deidre McCalla [Maiden Rock] (28)
        "Walk Me Down To The River" (6)
        "If God Only Knew" (5)
        "Cradled In Green" (4)
        "As Tall As Grandpa Stands" (3)
        "Mama Loves Me" (3)
        "Some Windows" (3)
 20: "Road Home," Priscilla Herdman [Redwing] (27)
        "Big Town" (5)
        "Gentle Arms Of Eden" (4)
        "Goodnight New York" (3)
        "Island Clay" (3)
        "Kisangani" (3)
        "Wild Wind" (3)
 20: "Streets Of Sin," Joe Ely [Rounder] (27)
        "That's Why I Love You Like I Do" (8)
        "Wind's Gonna Blow You Away" (5)
        "Flood On Our Hands" (4)
        "Carnival Bum" (3)
        "Streets Of Sin" (3)
 22: "Carmel Valley Ride," Caroline Doctorow [Narrow Lane] (26)
        "I Want You" (10)
        "Carmel Valley Ride" (3)
        "When I Choose" (3)
 22: "Summer At My Feet," North Cregg [Greentrax] (26)
        "Summer At My Feet" (8)
        "There Was A Maid In Her Father's Garden" (5)
        "Pitchfork Reel" (3)
        "Swallow Sing" (3)
 24: "American Tune," Eva Cassidy [Blix Street] (25)
        "Water Is Wide" (8)
        "American Tune" (5)
 24: "Bona Fide," Gibson Brothers [Sugar Hill] (25)
        "That Bluegrass Music" (10)
        "Open Road" (4)
        "Don't Forget The Coffee, Billy Joe" (3)
 24: "Rock Solid," Rock County [Rebel] (25)
        "Mary Jane, Won't You Be Mine" (7)
        "Girl At The Crossroads Bar" (4)
        "For Years" (3)
        "Greener Pastures" (3)
        "Mountain Parkway" (3)
 24: "So Damn Happy," Loudon Wainwright III [Sanctuary] (25)
        "So Damn Happy" (5)
        "Picture" (4)
        "You Never Phone" (3)
 24: "Where Have All The Flowers Gone?: The Songs Of Pete Seeger," Various Artists [Appleseed] (25)
        "Bring Them Home," Pete Seeger With Steve Earle, Billy Bragg, Ani Difranco, Tom Pacheco, Annie Hills And Others (3)
 24: "Winterfolk Xv," Various Artists [Self] (25)
        "Mountain," Tracy Grammer (9)
        "Ordinary Town," Tracy Grammer With Donny Wright (7)
        "Railroading On The Great Divide," Utah Phillips (3)
 30: "Hello Starling," Josh Ritter [Signature] (24)
        "You Don't Make It Easy Babe" (9)
        "Kathleen" (4)
        "Wings" (4)
 30: "Swing Time," Wayne Hancock [Bloodshot] (24)
        "Summertime" (3)
        "Thunderstorms And Neon Signs" (3)
 32: "Autoharp Album," Harvey Reid [Woodpecker] (23)
        "Waltz Of The Waves" (4)
        "Peach Pickin' Time" (3)
 32: "Changed Days, Same Roots," Poozies [Greentrax] (23)
        "Sunny" (5)
        "Daniel's Potatoes" (4)
        "Throw The Ball" (3)
 34: "Blu Di Genova," Beppe Gambetta [Gadfly] (22)
        "On The Road With Mama" (5)
        "Church Street Blues" (3)
        "Night In Frontenac" (3)
        "Red Shoes" (3)
 34: "Into The Cauldron," Mike Marshall And Chris Thile [Sugar Hill] (22)
        "Hey Ho" (5)
        "What A Blast!" (4)
        "Harvest Time" (3)
 34: "Modern Art," Tom Russell [Hightone] (22)
        "Bus Station" (4)
        "Gulf Coast Highway" (3)
        "Modern Art" (3)
 37: "Crossing That River," Grant Dermody [Label?] (21)
        "Anacostia 2-Step" (5)
 37: "Dark Chords On A Big Guitar," Joan Baez [Koch] (21)
        "In My Time Of Need" (5)
        "Elvis Presley Blues" (4)
        "Sleeper" (3)
        "Wings" (3)
 37: "Dirt On The Angel," Danny Barnes [Terminus] (21)
        "Keep My Skillet Good And Greasy" (6)
        "Ooh La La" (3)
        "Peanut Butter Is A Man's Best Frien" (3)
 37: "Live At The Black Sheep," Various Artists [Alcove] (21)
        "Who Could've Known," Garnet Rogers (5)
        "I Still Miss Someone," Greg Brown, Peter Heitzman, Garnet Rogers And Karen Savoka (4)
        "Last Fair Deal Gone Down," Greg Brown (3)
 37: "Waitress," Jonathan Byrd [Self] (21)
        "Small Town" (6)
        "Tape Full Of Love Songs" (3)
        "Waitress" (3)
 42: "Masked And Anonymous," Bob Dylan [Columbia] (20)
        "Diamond Joe" (4)
        "One More Cup Of Coffee," Sertab (4)
        "Down In The Flood" (3)
 42: "One Step Ahead," Rhonda Vincent [Rounder] (20)
        "One Step Ahead Of The Blues" (7)
        "Kentucky Borderline" (4)
        "Pathway Of Teardrops" (3)
        "You Can't Take It With You When You Go" (3)
 44: "Love Goes On," Andrea Zonn [Compass] (19)
        "New Night Dawning" (4)
        "Pages" (3)
 44: "Recognition," Rod MacDonald [Wind River] (19)
        "For The Good Of America" (4)
        "137 Executions" (3)
        "Man Who Dropped The Bomb On Hiroshima" (3)
 46: "1000 Kisses," Patty Griffin [Ato] (18)
        "Long Ride Home" (5)
        "Nobody's Crying" (3)
        "Rain" (3)
 46: "Gab O Mey," Old Blind Dogs [Green Linnet] (18)
        "Lads O The Fair" (3)
        "Moneymusk" (3)
 46: "Skating Rink," David Francey [Laker] (18)
        "Come Rain Or Come Shine" (4)
        "Annie's House" (3)
 49: "Beauty Of The Rain," Dar Williams [Razor And Tie] (17)
        "Mercy Of The Fallen" (4)
        "Fishing In The Morning" (3)
        "One Who Knows" (3)
 49: "It's My Turn," Michelle Nixon And Drive [Pinecastle] (17)
        "Harlan" (3)
        "Joan Henry" (3)
 51: "Classic Bluegrass," Various Artists [Rebel] (16)
        "One Loaf Of Bread," Dave Evans (4)
 51: "Theatre Of The Unheard," Darrell Scott [Full Light] (16)
        "6 O'Clock In The Morning" (4)
        "Alton Air" (4)
        "After All" (3)
 51: "Balin," Fred Eaglesmith [AML] (16)
        "I Shot Your Dog" (3)
 51: "Bluegrass Guitar," Bryan Sutton [Sugar Hill] (16)
        "High Road" (4)
        "Hangman's Reel" (3)
        "Margaret's Waltz" (3)
 51: "Coyote's Dream," Tim Grimm [Vault] (16)
        "Coyote's Dream" (3)
        "Heaven" (3)
        "Meeting Wendell Berry" (3)
        "Slipped Away" (3)
 51: "Life Of Sorrow," David Grisman [Acoustic Disc] (16)
        "Doin My Time" (3)
        "Life Of Sorrow" (3)
 51: "Magic Hour," Mad Agnes [Self] (16)
        "Dimming Of The Day" (6)
        "One Wild Dove" (4)
 51: "Redwood," Lunasa [Green Linnet] (16)
        "2-50 To Vigo" (3)
        "Cregg's Pipes" (3)
        "Spoil The Dance" (3)
 51: "Rosinators," Rosinators [Pdc] (16)
        "Cindy's Breakdown" (3)
        "Looking For The Stone" (3)
 51: "Sands Of Time," Grace Griffith [Blix Street] (16)
        "Til They Discovered Music" (3)
        "Wings Of Horses" (3)
 51: "True Vine," Mike Seeger [Smithsonian/Folkways] (16)
        "Sail Away Ladies" (4)
 51: "Wait Til Spring," Jim Lauderdale And Donna The Buffalo [Dualtone] (16)
        "This World Is Getting Mean" (4)
        "Wait Til Spring" (3)
 51: "White House," White House [Pinecastle] (16)
        "Cotton Eyed Joe" (5)
        "Cedar Grove" (4)
        "Rock Bottom" (3)
 64: "Fiddle Piggy," Barbara Lamb [Lots Of Coffee] (15)
        "I Hit My Head Instead" (3)
 64: "Johnny's Blues," Various Artists [Northern Blues] (15)
        "Walking The Blues," Maria Muldaur (3)
        "Will The Circle Be Unbroken," Mavis Staples (3)
 64: "Old Radio," Pine Mountain Railroad [Cmh] (15)
        "Old Radio" (7)
        "All The Hay's In The Barn" (3)
 64: "Shape Of A Tear," Lynn Morris Band [Rounder] (15)
        "Good Love" (5)
        "Shape Of A Tear" (4)
        "Gonna Have Love" (3)
 68: "It's Just The Night," Del McCoury Band [McCoury] (14)
        "Dry My Tears And Move On" (3)
 68: "One Night In The South," Dave Potts [Looking Up] (14)
        "One Mississippi" (5)
 68: "Runaway Soul," Ruthie Foster [Blue Corn] (14)
        "Hole In My Pocket" (3)
        "Runaway Soul" (3)
 68: "Twang On A Wire," Kate Campbell [Large River] (14)
        "Boulder To Birmingham" (4)
        "Mississippi Woman, Louisiana Man" (3)
 68: "Upside Downside," Scott Miller And The Commonwealth [Sugar Hill] (14)
        "Ciderville Saturday Night" (4)
        "Way" (4)
        "Angels Dwell" (3)
 68: "Wellspring," Caroline Herring [Blue Corn] (14)
        "Tacoma Blues" (3)
        "Texas 2 Step" (3)


TOP SONGS OF AUGUST 2003

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13121 airplays from 130 different DJs

1. "Kelly Joe's Shoes" (18)
        by Tim O'Brien
        from "Traveler"
2. "Train Home" (17)
        by Chris Smither
        from "Train Home"
3. "Crocodile Man" (14)
        by Chris Smither
        from "Train Home"
3. "East Of The Mountains" (14)
        by Kris Delmhorst
        from "Songs For A Hurricane"
5. "Hummingbird" (13)
        by Kris Delmhorst
        from "Songs For A Hurricane"
6. "Desolation Row" (12)
        by Chris Smither
        from "Train Home"
6. "Turn The Page Again" (12)
        by Tim O'Brien
        from "Traveler"
8. "Blue Boat Home" (11)
        by Peter Mayer
        from "Earth Town Square"
8. "Gone In Pawn" (11)
        by Po' Girl
        from "Po Girl"
8. "I've Endured" (11)
        by Tim O'Brien
        from "Traveler"
8. "Less And Less" (11)
        by Tim O'Brien
        from "Traveler"
12. "4 Rode By" (10)
        by Fourtold
        from "Fourtold"
12. "Got You On My Mind" (10)
        by Colleen Sexton
        from "Greatest Find"
12. "I Want You" (10)
        by Caroline Doctorow
        from "Carmel Valley Ride"
12. "Mountain" (10)
        by Tracy Grammer
        from "Winterfolk Xv"
12. "Restless Spirit Wandering" (10)
        by Tim O'Brien
        from "Traveler"
12. "You Don't Make It Easy Babe" (10)
        by Josh Ritter
        from "Hello Starling"
18. "Another Day" (9)
        by Tim O'Brien
        from "Traveler"
18. "Lighthouse" (9)
        by Waifs
        from "Up All Night"
18. "Lola" (9)
        by Chris Smither
        from "Train Home"
18. "Ocean Mary" (9)
        by Peter Mayer
        from "Earth Town Square"
18. "Simple Life" (9)
        by Ricky Skaggs
        from "Live At The Charleston Music Hall"
23. "That Bluegrass Music" (8)
        by Gibson Brothers
        from "Bona Fide"
23. "Brown County Fair" (8)
        by Peter Mayer
        from "Earth Town Square"
23. "Come Home" (8)
        by Kris Delmhorst
        from "Songs For A Hurricane"
23. "Earth Town Square" (8)
        by Peter Mayer
        from "Earth Town Square"
23. "Farewell To Saint Dolores" (8)
        by Rani Arbo And Daisy Mayhem
        from "Gambling Eden"
23. "Mr. And Mrs. Noah" (8)
        by Lou And Peter Berryman
        from "Pink One"
23. "Old Radio" (8)
        by Pine Mountain Railroad
        from "Old Radio"
23. "Summer At My Feet" (8)
        by North Cregg
        from "Summer At My Feet"
23. "That's Why I Love You Like I Do" (8)
        by Joe Ely
        from "Streets Of Sin"
23. "Walk On Boy" (8)
        by Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson And Ricky Skaggs
        from "3 Pickers"
23. "Water Is Wide" (8)
        by Eva Cassidy
        from "American Tune"


TOP ARTISTS OF AUGUST 2003

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13121 airplays from 130 different DJs

1. Tim O'Brien (108)
2. Chris Smither (86)
3. Kris Delmhorst (77)
4. Bill Jones (66)
5. Bob Dylan (62)
6. Pete Seeger (57)
7. Peter Mayer (56)
8. Gillian Welch (54)
9. Lou And Peter Berryman (50)
10. Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson And Ricky Skaggs (49)
11. Joan Baez (48)
12. Guy Davis (43)
13. Loudon Wainwright III (42)
14. Colleen Sexton (41)
14. Waifs (41)
16. Eva Cassidy (40)
17. Jez Lowe (39)
17. John McCutcheon (39)
19. Greg Trooper (38)
19. Rani Arbo And Daisy Mayhem (38)
19. Rhonda Vincent (38)
22. Tom Russell (37)
23. 2 High String Band (36)
24. Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer (35)
24. Tom Paxton (35)
26. Alison Krauss (33)
27. Po' Girl (32)
28. John Gorka (31)
29. Ricky Skaggs (30)
29. David Francey (30)
29. Deidre McCalla (30)
29. Harvey Reid (30)
29. Jim Hurst And Missy Raines (30)
29. Joe Ely (30)
29. Poozies (30)
36. Dar Williams (29)
36. Fred Eaglesmith (29)
36. Greg Brown (29)
36. Nanci Griffith (29)
36. Priscilla Herdman (29)



TOP LABELS OF AUGUST 2003

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13121 airplays from 130 different DJs

1. Rounder (585)
2. Sugar Hill (523)
3. Columbia (238)
4. Compass (234)
5. Signature (212)
6. Smithsonian/Folkways (179)
7. Red House (173)
8. Hightone (142)
9. Green Linnet (136)
10. Appleseed (129)
11. Greentrax (122)
12. Rebel (116)
12. Flying Fish (116)
14. Philo (111)
15. Pinecastle (109)
16. Vanguard (90)
17. Warner (82)
18. Shanachie (75)
19. Borealis (71)
20. Rhino (64)
21. MCA (54)
22. Capitol (52)
22. Waterbug (52)
24. Blix Street (50)
25. Acoustic Disc (48)
25. Blue Boat (48)
25. Reprise (48)
28. Blue Corn (46)
29. Koch (45)
30. Folk-Legacy (44)
30. Gadfly (44)
32. Accord (43)
33. Cornbelt (40)
33. Elektra (40)
35. Copper Creek (38)
36. Mercury (35)
37. Acony (34)
38. Bloodshot (33)
38. Sanctuary (33)
38. Wind River (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) 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.

Richard Gillmann                                 http://www.nwfolk.com
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