TOP ALBUMS OF AUGUST 2005

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12792 airplays from 134 different DJs

  1: "Paradise Hotel," Eliza Gilkyson [Red House, 8/05] (112)
        "Man Of God"
        "Borderline"
        "Is It Like Today"
        "Calm Before The Storm"
        "When You Walk On"
        "Think About You"
  2: "She Waits For Night," Uncle Earl [Rounder, 7/05] (80)
        "Walkin' In My Sleep"
        "Sugar Babe"
        "Ida Red"
        "Take These Chains"
  3: "Half A Million Miles," Kennedys [Appleseed, 7/05] (69)
        "Chimes Of Freedom"
        "Half A Million Miles"
        "How Will I Ever Be Simple Again"
        "Midnight Ghost"
  4: "I Walk The Road Again," Happy Traum [Roaring Stream, new] (68)
        "Blues Ain't Nothin"
        "Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You"
        "Step It Up And Go"
        "Danville Girl"
  5: "Why Should The Fire Die?," Nickel Creek [Sugar Hill, 8/05] (59)
        "Tomorrow Is A Long Time"
        "Somebody More Like You"
        "When In Rome"
  6: "Blues And Lamentations," Kate Campbell [Large River, new] (52)
        "Pans Of Biscuits"
        "Miles Of Blues"
        "Peace Comes Stealing Slow"
  7: "Remembering Rachel: Songs Of Rachel Bissex," Various Artists [Self, new] (49)
        "Welcome To The Game," Tracy Grammer And Jim Henry
        "Hey Marianne," Kennedys
        "Just Like That," Dar Williams With Patty Larkin
  8: "The Art Of Virtue," Adrienne Young And Little Sadie [Addie Belle, 6/05] (46)
        "The Art Of Virtue"
        "Hills And Hollers"
        "Ella Arkansas"
  9: "Outsider," Rodney Crowell [Columbia, new] (43)
        "Shelter From The Storm"
        "Don't Get Me Started"
        "Ignorance Is The Enemy"
 10: "Come On Back," Jimmie Dale Gilmore [Rounder, new] (42)
        "Standin' On The Corner"
        "Gotta Travel On"
        "I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive"
 11: "The Other Evening In Chicago," Bob Franke [Waterbug, 7/05] (37)
        "Alleluia, The Great Storm Is Over"
        "Hard Love"
        "Still Small Voice"
 12: "Luv Songs For Grownups," The Dreamsicles [Self, 7/05] (34)
        "Nobody Said"
        "What We Know Now"
        "Really Good At Loving You"
 13: "5 Star Day," Liz Carlisle [Self, new] (33)
        "Montana"
        "9/8 Central"
        "Don't Think Too Hard"
 14: "Flower Of Avalon," Tracy Grammer [Signature, 4/05] (31)
        "Gypsy Rose"
        "Hard To Make It"
        "Mother, I Climbed"
 14: "Stolen Moments," Alison Brown [Compass, 5/05] (31)
        "Homeward Bound"
        "Pirate Queen"
        "Prayer Wheel"
 16: "Fair And Square," John Prine [Oh Boy, 4/05] (30)
        "Crazy As A Loon"
        "Taking A Walk"
        "Safety Joe"
 16: "Wayward Son," John Doyle [Compass, 7/05] (30)
        "Gallant Poacher"
        "Apprentice Boy"
 18: "Fiddler's Green," Tim O'Brien [Sugar Hill, new] (28)
        "Early Morning Rain"
        "Pretty Fair Maid In The Garden"
 18: "Regulars And Refugees," Carrie Newcomer [Philo, 8/05] (28)
        "Nothing's Ever Wasted"
        "Angels Unaware"
        "Betty's Diner"
 20: "For You Only," Rachel Ries [Waterbug, new] (26)
        "Lonely Spires"
        "For You Only"
        "Our Summertime"
 20: "Lost Hills," Terence Martin [Good Dog, 6/05] (26)
        "East Of The River"
        "Hank Williams"
 22: "Acoustic Rainbow 22," Various Artists [Poetman, new] (24)
        "Evacuation Route," Michelle Shocked
        "Your Wildest Dreams," Moody Bluegrass
        "Ode To The Simple Man," Chapmans
 22: "American Folk," Various Artists [Putumayo, new] (24)
        "Jubilee," Elizabeth Mitchell And Daniel Littleton
        "Judge Not Your Brother," Eric Bibb
 22: "The Edge Of Grace," Patti Casey [Long Shot, 7/05] (24)
        "Another Lucky Day"
        "It All Comes Down"
        "East Of Asheville"
 22: "Master Of Disaster," John Hiatt [New West, 6/05] (24)
        "Thunderbird"
        "Howlin' Down The Cumberland"
        "Master Of Disaster"
 22: "Songs Of Misfortune," The Love Hall Tryst [Appleseed, 7/05] (24)
        "Female Rambling Sailor"
        "Lord Lovel"
 27: "The Duhks," The Duhks [Sugar Hill, 2/05] (23)
        "Dance Hall Girls"
        "Death Came A Knockin"
 27: "Only Word," Kat Eggleston [Redwing, 6/05] (23)
        "Measure For Measure"
        "Rain"
 27: "Sparks In The Radio," Jim Photoglo [Grifftone, 4/05] (23)
        "Sparks In The Radio"
        "This Train Keeps Rollin"
 27: "Weather And Water," The Greencards [Dualtone, 6/05] (23)
        "Like A Melody"
        "Weather And Water"
        "Almost Home"
 31: "Cornbread Nation," Tim O'Brien [Sugar Hill, new] (22)
        "Hold On"
        "California Blues"
 31: "Let Em Run," The Bills [Red House, 7/04] (22)
        "Let Em Run"
        "Bamfield's John Vanden"
 31: "Moments Of Wonder," Kathy Hussey [Raku, 6/05] (22)
        "We Are The Day"
        "Turtle"
 31: "Redbird," Kris Delmhorst, Jeffrey Foucault And Peter Mulvey [Signature, 2/05] (22)
        "Buckets Of Rain"
        "Hold On"
 31: "Tale Of Two Americas," Rod MacDonald [Wind River, 6/05] (22)
        "Tale Of 2 Americas"
        "Lucky Ones"
 36: "40 Days," Wailin' Jennys [Red House, 4/04] (21)
        "One Voice"
        "Beautiful Dawn"
        "Old Man"
 37: "Best Of Shel Silverstein," Shel Silverstein And Friends [Columbia, new] (20)
        "Front Row Seat To Hear Ole Johnny Sing"
 37: "Chavez Ravine," Ry Cooder [Nonesuch, 6/05] (20)
        "3 Cool Cats"
        "Poor Man's Shangri-La"
 39: "Breakfast," Kate MacLeod And The Pancakes [Waterbug, 4/05] (19)
        "Potter's Wheel"
        "Thirst Quencher"
 39: "Colours Will Come Back," Janet Bates And The Instruments Of Change [Self, 7/05] (19)
        "Makayla"
        "He Is Coming Back For Me"
 39: "Essential Taj Mahal," Taj Mahal [Columbia, new] (19)
        "Cakewalk Into Town"
 39: "My Treasure," Anna Wolfe [Self, new] (19)
        "I Take Notice Of Kindness"
        "Jane's Song"
        "Silver Veil"
 43: "Dad's Dinner Pail," Debra Cowan [Falling Mountain, 7/05] (18)
        "In The Town Of Oxford"
        "Schooner Ea Horton"
 43: "Hop High," Crooked Still [Footprint, 8/04] (18)
        "Angeline The Baker"
        "Darling Corey"
 43: "Lovely Nancy," Sylvia Herold And Euphonia [Tuxedo, 7/05] (18)
        "Fennario"
        "Bohemian Dreams"
 43: "Waking Hour," David Francey [Red House, 9/04] (18)
        "Morning Train"
        "Waking Hour"
 47: "Across The Bridge," Drew Emmitt [Compass, new] (17)
        "Up Where We Are"
 47: "Mercy Now," Mary Gauthier [Lost Highway, 2/05] (17)
        "It Ain't The Wind, It's The Rain"
        "Mercy Now"
 47: "Migration," David Olney [Loudhouse, 4/05] (17)
        "Light From Carolina"
        "My Lovely Assistant"
 47: "Ready To Receive," Claudia Russell [Radio Rhythm, 5/05] (17)
        "Aurora"
        "Oh California"
 47: "Song Of The Traveling Daughter," Abigail Washburn [Nettwerk, 8/05] (17)
        "Sometimes"
        "Rockabye Dixie"
 47: "Tanglewood Tree," Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer [Signature, 2000] (17)
        "Mountain"
        "Tanglewood Tree"
 53: "Calico," Erynn Marshall [Merriweather, 6/05] (16)
        "Elk River Blues"
        "Hard For To Love"
 53: "Campfire," Melwood Cutlery [Borealis, 5/05] (16)
        "Ballad Of The Moonlight Lady"
        "Jimmy's Room"
 53: "Dark-Eyed Sailor," Karen Mal [Waterbug, 7/05] (16)
        "Wildwood Flower"
        "Do You Love An Apple?"
 53: "Defying Gravity," Cheryl Wheeler [Philo, 2/05] (16)
        "Summer's Almost Over"
 53: "In The Cool," Pieta Brown [Valley Entertainment, new] (16)
        "This Old Dress"
        "807"
 53: "Land Of Milk And Honey," Eliza Gilkyson [Red House, 3/04] (16)
        "Hiway 9"
        "Peace Call"
 53: "Telluride Bluegrass Festival 30 Years," Various Artists [Rounder, new] (16)
        "Unchained Melody," Boomchicks And John Cowan
        "Nellie Kane," Hot Rize
 53: "Tin Lily," Jeff Black [Dualtone, 7/05] (16)
        "Easy On Me"
        "Heaven Now"
 53: "Weiser Sunrise," Foghorn Stringband [Nettwerk, new] (16)
        "Sleepy Eyed Joe"
        "Wink The Other Eye"
 53: "Will The Circle Be Unbroken," Nitty Gritty Dirt Band [Capitol, 1972] (16)
        "Lonesome Fiddle Blues"
        "Orange Blossom Special"
 63: "American Jukebox Fables," Ellis Paul [Philo, 4/05] (15)
        "Blacktop Train"
        "Jukebox On My Grave"
 63: "Drum Hat Buddha," Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer [Signature, 2001] (15)
        "Gentle Arms Of Eden"
        "Love, The Magician"
 63: "Hearts In Mind," Nanci Griffith [New Door, 2/05] (15)
        "Simple Life"
        "Before"
 63: "Humming By The Flowered Vine," Laura Cantrell [Matador, 6/05] (15)
        "What You Said"
        "14th Street"
 63: "Look," Beth Nielsen Chapman [Compass, 6/05] (15)
        "Who We Are"
        "Trying To Love You"
 63: "Storm," Liz Meyer [Strictly Country, 7/05] (15)
        "Pulled In 2 Directions"
        "Someday You Will"
 63: "That's What Love Can Do," Valerie Smith And Liberty Pike [Bell Buckle, new] (15)
        "Fill My Every Need"
 70: "Prime Cuts Bluegr. 76," Various Artists [KBC, new] (14)
        "Make Believe You Do," George Clark And Dixie Flyer
        "When I'm Knee Deep In Bluegrass," Pete Goble
 70: "Holding Hands," Richard Berman [Aries, 7/05] (14)
        "People Holding Hands"
        "That Old Song "
 70: "If You Knew My Mind," Grayson Capps [Hyena, new] (14)
        "Get Back Up"

TOP SONGS OF AUGUST 2005

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12792 airplays from 134 different DJs

1. "Man Of God" (31)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Paradise Hotel"
2. "Tomorrow Is A Long Time" (16)
        by Nickel Creek
        from "Why Should The Fire Die"
3. "Chimes Of Freedom" (15)
        by Kennedys
        from "Half A Million Miles"
4. "Borderline" (14)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Paradise Hotel"
4. "Is It Like Today" (14)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Paradise Hotel"
6. "Half A Million Miles" (13)
        by Kennedys
        from "Half A Million Miles"
7. "Calm Before The Storm" (12)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Paradise Hotel"
7. "Walkin' In My Sleep" (12)
        by Uncle Earl
        from "She Waits For Night"
7. "When You Walk On" (12)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Paradise Hotel"
10. "Shelter From The Storm" (11)
        by Rodney Crowell
        from "Outsider"
10. "Sugar Babe" (11)
        by Uncle Earl
        from "She Waits For Night"
10. "Think About You" (11)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Paradise Hotel"
10. "Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You" (11)
        by Happy Traum
        from "I Walk The Road Again"
14. "Blues Ain't Nothin" (10)
        by Happy Traum
        from "I Walk The Road Again"
14. "Gallant Poacher" (10)
        by John Doyle
        from "Wayward Son"
14. "Hold On" (10)
        by Tim O'Brien
        from "Cornbread Nation"
14. "Pans Of Biscuits" (10)
        by Kate Campbell
        from "Blues And Lamentations"
14. "Paradise Hotel" (10)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "Paradise Hotel"
19. "The Art Of Virtue" (9)
        by Adrienne Young And Little Sadie
        from "The Art Of Virtue"
19. "Early Morning Rain" (9)
        by Tim O'Brien
        from "Fiddler's Green"
19. "How Will I Ever Be Simple Again" (9)
        by Kennedys
        from "Half A Million Miles"
19. "Midnight Ghost" (9)
        by Kennedys
        from "Half A Million Miles"
19. "Montana" (9)
        by Liz Carlisle
        from "5 Star Day"
24. "Don't Get Me Started" (8)
        by Rodney Crowell
        from "Outsider"
24. "Evacuation Route" (8)
        by Michelle Shocked
        from "Acoustic Rainbow 22"
        also "Don't Ask Don't Tell"
24. "Gotta Travel On" (8)
        by Jimmie Dale Gilmore
        from "Come On Back"
24. "Somebody More Like You" (8)
        by Nickel Creek
        from "Why Should The Fire Die"
24. "Standin' On The Corner" (8)
        by Jimmie Dale Gilmore
        from "Come On Back"
24. "Step It Up And Go" (8)
        by Happy Traum
        from "I Walk The Road Again"

TOP ARTISTS OF AUGUST 2005

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12792 airplays from 134 different DJs

1. Eliza Gilkyson
2. Uncle Earl
3. Kennedys
4. Tim O'Brien
5. Happy Traum
6. Nickel Creek
7. Kate Campbell
8. Vassar Clements
9. John Prine
10. Adrienne Young
11. Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
11. Jimmie Dale Gilmore
13. Bob Dylan
14. Pete Seeger
14. Rodney Crowell
16. Greg Brown
17. John Hiatt
18. Bob Franke
19. Liz Carlisle
19. Nanci Griffith
21. Tracy Grammer
22. Alison Brown
22. The Dreamsicles
24. Dar Williams
25. Cheryl Wheeler
25. John Doyle
25. Richard Shindell
28. Carrie Newcomer
28. Taj Mahal
30. Alison Krauss
31. Emmylou Harris
31. Rachel Ries
33. The Greencards
33. Joan Baez
35. David Francey
35. Eric Bogle
35. Michelle Shocked
35. Richard Thompson
35. Terence Martin
35. Tom Russell


TOP LABELS OF AUGUST 2005

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12792 airplays from 134 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Sugar Hill
3. Red House
4. Columbia
5. Compass
6. Appleseed
7. Signature
8. Philo
9. Waterbug
10. Warner
11. Green Linnet
12. Smithsonian/Folkways
12. Vanguard
14. Flying Fish
15. Shanachie
16. Hightone
17. Borealis
18. Rebel
19. Sony
20. Rhino
21. Capitol
21. Nettwerk
21. Pinecastle
24. Koch
25. Greentrax
25. New West
27. Elektra
28. Copper Creek
29. Alligator
30. Dualtone
30. Mercury
30. RCA
33. Addie Belle
34. A&M
34. Wind River
36. Putumayo
36. Roaring Stream
38. Folk-Legacy
38. Reprise
40. County
40. Topic

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.

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