TOP ALBUMS OF AUGUST 2004

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14566 airplays from 151 different DJs

  1: "40 Days," Wailin' Jennys [Jericho Beach, 4/04] (94)
        "One Voice" (17)
        "Old Man" (12)
        "Beautiful Dawn" (10)
        "Come All You Sailors" (10)
        "Heaven When We're Home" (8)
  2: "Great Big World," Pierce Pettis [Compass, 8/04] (87)
        "Alabama 1959" (18)
        "Another Day In Limbo" (13)
        "Great Big World" (13)
        "Rodeo Around The World" (9)
        "Shady Grove" (9)
  3: "Stripping Cane," Jeffrey Foucault [Signature, 8/04] (69)
        "4 And 20 Blues" (12)
        "Lodi" (10)
        "Mayfly" (9)
        "Cross Of Flowers" (7)
        "Stripping Cane" (7)
  4: "You Can't Save Everybody," Kieran Kane And Kevin Welch [Compass, 7/04] (66)
        "Everybody's Working For The Man Again" (12)
        "Hillbilly Blue" (9)
        "Flycatcher Jack And The Whippoorwill's Song" (7)
        "Till I'm Too Old To Die Young" (7)
  5: "Legacy," Guy Davis [Red House, new] (53)
        "We All Need More Kindness In This World" (9)
        "Run Molly Run" (7)
        "Rolling In My Sweet Baby's Arms" (6)
  6: "And The Tin Pan Bended, And The Story Ended," Dave Van Ronk [Smithsonian/Folkways, 6/04] (51)
        "Buckets Of Rain" (6)
        "One Meatball" (6)
        "Don't You Leave Me Here" (5)
  7: "Kindling The Fire," Harvey Reid And Joyce Andersen [Woodpecker, 7/04] (46)
        "Jack Of Diamonds" (7)
        "Can't Let Go" (5)
        "Good Years" (5)
        "Louis Collins" (5)
  8: "20 Year Blues," Nashville Bluegrass Band [Sugar Hill, new] (45)
        "Travelin' Railroad Man Blues" (7)
        "Crossing The Cumberlands" (5)
        "Rockin' Chair Money" (5)
        "Sitting On Top Of The World" (5)
        "There's A Better Way" (5)
  8: "Unbroken Circle: The Musical Heritage Of The Carter Family," Various Artists [Dualtone, new] (45)
        "Black Jack David," Norman And Nancy Blake (6)
        "No Depression In Heaven," Sheryl Crow (6)
        "Worried Man Blues," George Jones (6)
        "Single Girl, Married Girl," Shawn Colvin With Earl And Randy Scruggs (5)
 10: "Roll It Down," Ray Bonneville [Stony Plain, 4/03] (44)
        "Oxford Town" (8)
        "Tomorrow's Yesterday" (6)
        "You Know What I Mean" (5)
 11: "Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs Of Stephen Foster," Various Artists [American Roots Publishing, new] (42)
        "Beautiful Dreamer," Raul Malo (8)
        "My Old Kentucky Home, Goodnight," John Prine (6)
        "Gentle Annie," Ollabelle (5)
 12: "Color Came One Day," Chuck Brodsky [Waterbug, 6/04] (41)
        "Dangerous Times" (15)
        "7 Miles Upwind" (6)
        "Room Over The Bar" (4)
 13: "Essential Collection," Bill Morrissey [Rounder, 7/04] (39)
        "50" (10)
        "Boston Eyes" (5)
        "Barstow" (4)
 14: "Vuelta," Richard Shindell [Koch, new] (38)
        "So Says The Whippoorwill" (10)
        "Waist Deep In The Big Muddy" (9)
        "Cancion Sencilla" (4)
 15: "The Art Of Removing Wallpaper," Terri Hendrix [Wilory, 6/04] (37)
        "Monopoly" (8)
        "Breakdown" (7)
        "Hey Now" (4)
        "Judgment Day" (4)
 16: "Doolally," Jez Lowe And The Bad Pennies [Tantobie, new] (36)
        "Vikings" (5)
        "Donnini Doolally" (4)
        "Regina Inside" (4)
 17: "Impossible Dream," Patty Griffin [ATO, 4/04] (35)
        "Useless Desires" (8)
        "Florida" (6)
        "Love Throws A Line" (4)
 18: "Between Here And Gone," Mary Chapin Carpenter [Columbia, 4/04] (33)
        "Between Here And Gone" (6)
        "Goodnight America" (5)
        "What Would You Say To Me" (5)
 18: "Guest House," Laurie Lewis And Tom Rozum [Hightone, 3/04] (33)
        "Willie Poor Boy" (5)
        "My Heart's Own Love" (4)
 18: "Last Wild Place," Lacy J. Dalton [Song Dog, new] (33)
        "Old Dog Blue" (6)
        "Listen To The Wind" (5)
 21: "Land Of Milk And Honey," Eliza Gilkyson [Red House, 3/04] (30)
        "Hiway 9" (12)
        "Peace Call" (5)
        "Dark Side Of Town" (3)
        "Milk And Honey" (3)
 21: "You Ain't Got No Easter Clothes," Laura Love [Koch, new] (30)
        "Hard Times" (19)
        "It's Always Fall" (5)
 23: "Ashgrove," Dave Alvin [Yep Roc, 6/04] (29)
        "Rio Grande" (8)
        "Somewhere In Time" (5)
        "9 Volt Heart" (4)
        "Everett Ruess" (4)
        "Ashgrove" (3)
 23: "Bittertown," Lori McKenna [Signature, 4/04] (29)
        "Pour" (7)
        "If You Ask" (5)
        "One Man" (4)
        "Bible Song" (3)
        "Mr. Sunshine" (3)
 23: "Sing Me Out," Kate Campbell [Compadre, new] (29)
        "Jesus And Tomatoes" (8)
        "Older Angel" (5)
        "Sing Me Out" (5)
        "Waiting For The Weather To Break" (5)
 26: "Rock That Babe," The Mammals [Signature, 4/04] (28)
        "Bush Boys" (4)
        "Lay Down Yr Mountain" (4)
        "Bad Shoes Blues" (3)
        "D Medley" (3)
        "Fall On My Knees" (3)
        "Father William" (3)
        "John Henry" (3)
 26: "Songs Of The American Spirit," Charlie Waller And The Country Gentlemen [Pinecastle, new] (28)
        "Fighting Side Of Me" (5)
        "Let Me Fly Low" (4)
        "Crying In The Chapel" (3)
        "Stay In The Wagon Yard" (3)
 28: "Jukebox Folk," Matt Watroba [Ledgewood, 7/04] (27)
        "I Heard The Bluebirds Sing" (5)
        "Hank And George And Ernest And Merle" (4)
        "More And More" (4)
 28: "Posing As Human," Rise [Self, 5/04] (27)
        "Love At The 5 And Dime" (6)
        "Both Sides The Tweed" (4)
        "Posing As Human" (4)
        "Trust Me" (4)
 28: "Reflections," Nothin' Fancy [Pinecastle, new] (27)
        "I Met My Baby In The Porta Jon Line" (7)
        "I Wonder" (4)
        "Seeing Nellie Home" (4)
        "Reach Up And Touch The Sun" (3)
        "When The Role Is Called Up Yonder" (3)
 28: "The Sea And The Sky," Jonathan Byrd And Dromedary [Waterbug, 6/04] (27)
        "I've Been Stolen" (4)
        "The Sea And The Sky" (4)
        "Young Slaver" (4)
        "True Companion" (3)
 28: "The Street Was Always There," Eric Andersen [Appleseed, new] (27)
        "Universal Soldier" (5)
        "The Street Was Always There" (4)
        "I Ain't Marching Anymore" (3)
        "White Boots Marching In A Yellow Land" (3)
 33: "Golden Willow Tree," Joel Mabus [Fossil, 5/04] (26)
        "Crossing The Ohio" (4)
        "Ruben" (4)
        "Spoon River And You" (4)
        "Banjo Ala Turk" (3)
        "Papa Caught A Catfish" (3)
 33: "The Light And The Half-Light," Sean Doyle [Compass, 7/04] (26)
        "Hawk And The Crow" (6)
        "Fiddler Of Dooney" (4)
        "Let Mr. Maguire Sit Down" (4)
        "Carmin Fair" (3)
        "Flower Of The County Down" (3)
 33: "Portable Kate Campbell," Kate Campbell [Compadre, new] (26)
        "Crazy In Alabama" (4)
        "Visions Of Plenty" (4)
        "Galaxie 500" (3)
        "Moonpie Dreams" (3)
 36: "Indians Cowboys Horses Dogs," Tom Russell [Hightone, 2/04] (25)
        "Lily, Rosemary, And The Jack Of Hearts" (8)
        "7 Curses" (3)
        "Ballad Of Edward Abbey" (3)
        "Little Blue Horse" (3)
 36: "Kickin' This Stone," Johnsmith [Self, 2/04] (25)
        "Kickin' This Stone" (6)
        "Friend Of The Coyote" (5)
 38: "Verdant Mile," Tracy Grammer [Self, new] (24)
        "Verdant Mile" (8)
        "Solitary Man" (6)
        "Wasn't Born To Follow" (3)
 39: "Classic Folk Music," Various Artists [Smithsonian/Folkways, new] (23)
        "Born 100, 000 Years Ago," Cisco Houston (3)
        "Changes," Phil Ochs (3)
        "Most Fair Beauty Bright," Jean Ritchie (3)
 39: "Cold Mountain soundtrack," Various Artists [Columbia, 12/03] (23)
        "Farther Along," Steve McMurry, Larry And Jenny Keel (4)
        "Pretty Polly," Michael Farr (3)
        "You Will Be My Ain True Love," Alison Krauss (3)
 39: "Days Of Horses," Aztec Two-Step [Red Engine, new] (23)
        "Days Of Horses" (6)
        "Sunday In The Afternoon With You" (3)
        "Tonight I Wish I Was In Texas" (3)
 39: "King For A Day," Jason Wilber [Wilbertone, new] (23)
        "Don't Be Cruel" (5)
        "Pay Bo Diddley" (4)
        "Talk About 69" (4)
        "King For A Day" (3)
        "Tin Angels" (3)
 43: "Drum Hat Buddha," Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer [Signature, 2001] (22)
        "Gentle Arms Of Eden" (6)
        "Highway 80" (3)
        "I Go Like The Raven" (3)
        "Ordinary Town" (3)
 43: "Well Kept Secrets," Lisa Moscatiello And Rosie Shipley [Shipwhistle, 2/04] (22)
        "Flowers Of Saskatchewan" (5)
        "Far From Home" (3)
        "Girl From The North Country" (3)
        "Here's A Health To All True Lovers" (3)
 45: "American Favorite Ballads," Pete Seeger [Smithsonian/Folkways, 2002] (21)
        "E-Ri-E Canal" (7)
        "Gypsy Davey" (4)
 45: "King Of My World," Sam Bush [Sugar Hill, 4/04] (21)
        "8 More Miles To Louisville" (6)
        "They're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone" (4)
        "Puppies And Knapsacks" (3)
 45: "Ollabelle," Ollabelle [Columbia, 3/04] (21)
        "Before This Time" (5)
        "Storms Are On The Ocean" (5)
        "Soul Of A Man" (4)
        "Jesus On The Mainline" (3)
 48: "Deeper Waters," Robin And Linda Williams [Red House, 2/04] (20)
        "Old Plank Road" (5)
        "Leaving This Land" (4)
        "Annie" (3)
 48: "Hop High," Crooked Still [Footprint, new] (20)
        "Look On And Cry" (5)
        "Darling Corey" (4)
        "Flora, The Lily Of The West" (4)
 48: "We're Still Here," Si Kahn [Strictly Country, 6/04] (20)
        "Hard Times" (5)
 51: "Don't I Know," Maura O'Connell [Sugar Hill, 5/04] (19)
        "When Being Who You Are" (6)
        "Going Down In Flames" (3)
        "Hold On" (3)
        "Phoenix Falling" (3)
 51: "Force Of Nature," Mountain Heart [Skaggs Family, 5/04] (19)
        "Lonesome Fiddle" (4)
        "Soldier's Prayer" (3)
        "With A Memory Like Mine" (3)
 51: "Mobius," Jerree Small [Self, 3/04] (19)
        "Minnesota" (5)
        "Figaro" (4)
 51: "My Last Go Round," Rosalie Sorrels and Friends [Red House, 4/04] (19)
        "I Think Of You" (4)
        "Telling Takes Me Home" (4)
        "Traveling Lady" (3)
 51: "Still She Moves," Ariane Lydon [Overt, 6/04] (19)
        "Oh, My Darling Clementine" (8)
        "Stranger, Stranger" (4)
 56: "Stages," Ruthie Foster [Blue Corn, 6/04] (18)
        "Walk On" (5)
        "Prayin' For Rain" (4)
        "Death Came A Knockin" (3)
 56: "Have A Little Faith," Mavis Staples [Alligator, new] (18)
        "Step Into The Light" (5)
        "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" (3)
 56: "Long Way Back Home," The Gibson Brothers [Sugar Hill, 3/04] (18)
        "It's All Right With Me" (5)
        "Mountain Song" (4)
        "Long Way Back Home" (3)
 56: "The Revolution Starts Now," Steve Earle [Artemis, new] (18)
        "Rich Man's War" (8)
        "Home To Houston" (3)
 60: "Mutual Admiration Society," Mutual Admiration Society [Sugar Hill, 7/04] (17)
        "Windmills" (6)
 60: "One," Emma's Revolution [Self, 6/04] (17)
        "Bound For Freedom" (5)
        "Silent Spring" (5)
 60: "Sweet Mystery Of Life," Full Frontal Folk [Self, 5/04] (17)
        "This Morning I Am Born Again" (3)
 63: "Long Way Home," Bill Passalacqua [Reckless Pedestrian, new] (16)
        "Chin Up" (3)
        "You're A Freight Train" (3)
 63: "Train Home," Chris Smither [Hightone, 7/03] (16)
        "Train Home" (5)
        "Lola" (4)
 65: "Beautiful Yesterday," Dayna Kurtz [Kismet, new] (15)
        "Everybody Knows" (9)
 65: "Blackest Crow," Atwater And Donnelly [Rabbit Island, 2/04] (15)
        "Blackest Crow" (3)
        "Soldier's Round" (3)
 65: "Broke," King Wilkie [Rebel, 4/04] (15)
        "Broke Down And Lonesome" (4)
        "Where The Old Red River Flows" (3)
 65: "East Nashville Skyline," Todd Snider [Oh Boy, 7/04] (15)
        "Ballad Of The Kingsmen" (5)
        "Play A Train Song" (3)
 65: "May," Laura Kemp [Rain Water, 6/04] (15)
        "Hannah Branch" (4)
 65: "Songs For A Hurricane," Kris Delmhorst [Signature, 7/03] (15)
        "Hummingbird" (3)
        "Wasted Word" (3)
 65: "Sweetwater," Tres Chicas [Yep Roc, 6/04] (15)
        "Am I Too Blue" (4)
        "Take The Devil Out Of Me" (4)
 65: "Tanglewood Tree," Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer [Signature, 2000] (15)
        "Mountain" (4)
        "Tanglewood Tree" (3)
 65: "Wishbones," Slaid Cleaves [Philo, 3/04] (15)
        "Horses And Divorces" (3)


TOP SONGS OF AUGUST 2004

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14566 airplays from 151 different DJs

1. "Hard Times" (19)
        by Laura Love
        from "You Ain't Got No Easter Clothes"
2. "Alabama 1959" (18)
        by Pierce Pettis
        from "Great Big World"
2. "One Voice" (18)
        by Wailin' Jennys
        from "40 Days"
4. "Dangerous Times" (17)
        by Chuck Brodsky
        from "Color Came One Day"
5. "Great Big World" (14)
        by Pierce Pettis
        from "Great Big World"
6. "4 And 20 Blues" (13)
        by Jeffrey Foucault
        from "Stripping Cane"
6. "Another Day In Limbo" (13)
        by Pierce Pettis
        from "Great Big World"
6. "Everybody's Working For The Man Again" (13)
        by Kieran Kane And Kevin Welch
        from "You Can't Save Everybody"
9. "Hiway 9" (12)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Land Of Milk And Honey"
9. "Old Man" (12)
        by Wailin' Jennys
        from "40 Days"
11. "50" (10)
        by Bill Morrissey
        from "Essential Collection"
11. "Beautiful Dawn" (10)
        by Wailin' Jennys
        from "40 Days"
11. "Beautiful Dreamer" (10)
        by Raul Malo
        from "Beautiful Dreamer: Songs Of Stephen Foster"
11. "Come All You Sailors" (10)
        by Wailin' Jennys
        from "40 Days"
11. "Lodi" (10)
        by Jeffrey Foucault
        from "Stripping Cane"
11. "So Says The Whippoorwill" (10)
        by Richard Shindell
        from "Vuelta"
17. "Friend Of The Coyote" (9)
        by Johnsmith
        from "Kickin' This Stone"
17. "Hillbilly Blue" (9)
        by Kieran Kane And Kevin Welch
        from "You Can't Save Everybody"
17. "Mayfly" (9)
        by Jeffrey Foucault
        from "Stripping Cane"
17. "Rich Man's War" (9)
        by Steve Earle
        from "The Revolution Starts Now"
17. "Rodeo Around The World" (9)
        by Pierce Pettis
        from "Great Big World"
17. "Shady Grove" (9)
        by Pierce Pettis
        from "Great Big World"
17. "Waist Deep In The Big Muddy" (9)
        by Richard Shindell
        from "Vuelta"
17. "We All Need More Kindness In This World" (9)
        by Guy Davis
        from "Legacy"
25. "Everybody Knows" (8)
        by Dayna Kurtz
        from "Beautiful Yesterday"
25. "Flycatcher Jack And The Whippoorwill's Song" (8)
        by Kieran Kane And Kevin Welch
        from "You Can't Save Everybody"
25. "Heaven When We're Home" (8)
        by Wailin' Jennys
        from "40 Days"
25. "I Want My Country Back" (8)
        by Greg Brown
        from "In The Hills Of California"
25. "Jesus And Tomatoes" (8)
        by Kate Campbell
        from "Sing Me Out"
25. "Lily, Rosemary, And The Jack Of Hearts" (8)
        by Tom Russell
        from "Indians Cowboys Horses Dogs"
25. "Monopoly" (8)
        by Terri Hendrix
        from "Art Of Removing Walllpaper"
25. "My Old Kentucky Home, Goodnight" (8)
        by John Prine
        from "Beautiful Dreamer: Songs Of Stephen Foster"
25. "Oh, My Darling Clementine" (8)
        by Ariane Lydon
        from "Still She Moves"
25. "Oxford Town" (8)
        by Ray Bonneville
        from "Roll It Down"
25. "Rio Grande" (8)
        by Dave Alvin
        from "Ashgrove"
25. "Stripping Cane" (8)
        by Jeffrey Foucault
        from "Stripping Cane"
25. "Useless Desires" (8)
        by Patty Griffin
        from "Impossible Dream"
25. "Verdant Mile" (8)
        by Tracy Grammer
        from "Verdant Mile"


TOP ARTISTS OF AUGUST 2004

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14566 airplays from 151 different DJs

1. Pierce Pettis (97)
2. Wailin' Jennys (96)
3. Jeffrey Foucault (69)
4. Kate Campbell (68)
5. Kieran Kane And Kevin Welch (67)
6. Guy Davis (64)
7. Dave Van Ronk (62)
8. Greg Brown (60)
9. Nashville Bluegrass Band (59)
10. Richard Shindell (57)
11. Chuck Brodsky (54)
12. Eliza Gilkyson (53)
13. Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer (50)
13. Tom Russell (50)
15. Bob Dylan (48)
15. Ray Bonneville (48)
17. Bill Morrissey (47)
17. Harvey Reid And Joyce Andersen (47)
17. Mary Chapin Carpenter (47)
20. Pete Seeger (46)
21. Jez Lowe (45)
21. Patty Griffin (45)
23. Country Gentlemen (44)
24. Laura Love (42)
25. Dave Alvin (40)
25. Terri Hendrix (40)
27. Lori McKenna (37)
28. Alison Krauss (36)
28. Charlie Waller And The Country Gentlemen (36)
28. Johnsmith (36)
28. Laurie Lewis And Tom Rozum (36)
28. Nanci Griffith (36)
33. Lacy J. Dalton (35)
34. Maura O'Connell (34)
34. Sam Bush (34)
36. Dar Williams (33)
36. Joan Baez (33)
36. Joel Mabus (33)
36. The Mammals (33)
36. Steve Earle (33)



TOP LABELS OF AUGUST 2004

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14566 airplays from 151 different DJs

1. Rounder (421)
2. Red House (352)
3. Sugar Hill (307)
4. Compass (248)
5. Columbia (228)
6. Signature (217)
7. Smithsonian/Folkways (212)
8. Hightone (122)
9. Philo (119)
10. Appleseed (107)
11. Koch (100)
12. Vanguard (99)
13. Dualtone (93)
14. Borealis (86)
15. Pinecastle (81)
16. Rhino (79)
17. Shanachie (78)
18. Waterbug (76)
19. Greentrax (73)
20. Green Linnet (72)
20. Warner (72)
22. Copper Creek (68)
22. Flying Fish (68)
24. Rebel (66)
25. Yep Roc (46)
26. Folk-Legacy (42)
27. Capitol (40)
27. Woodpecker (40)
29. MCA (39)
30. Nonesuch (37)
31. Acoustic Disc (35)
31. Alligator (35)
33. Elektra (33)
34. Compadre (32)
35. Reprise (29)
36. Tantobie (27)
36. Wind River (27)
38. Oh Boy (26)
38. Skaggs Family (26)
40. Blue Corn (25)
40. New West (25)
40. Song Dog (25)


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, in an
extended version, 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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