TOP ALBUMS OF FEBRUARY 2003

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12263 airplays from 130 different DJs

  1: "Nectar," Brooks Williams [Signature] (61)
        "May You Never" (20)
        "Half The Grace" (7)
        "Forget About Him" (6)
        "Singing In The Dark" (6)
  2: "Goodnight Ginger," John McCusker [Compass] (59)
        "Leaving Friday Harbor" (8)
        "Bold Privateer" (7)
        "Shake A Leg" (6)
  3: "10," Kate Rusby [Compass] (49)
        "Fairest Of All Yarrow" (8)
        "Recruited Collier" (6)
        "Bold Riley" (5)
        "Botany Bay" (5)
  4: "Different Stripe," Cheryl Wheeler [Philo] (45)
        "Walk Around Downtown" (8)
        "Arrow" (7)
        "Gandhi/Buddha" (6)
  5: "Crazy: The Demo Sessions," Willie Nelson [Sugar Hill] (43)
        "Crazy" (13)
        "Opportunity To Cry" (6)
        "I've Just Destroyed The World" (4)
  5: "I Rest My Case," Randy Howard [Sugar Hill] (43)
        "New Camptown Races" (12)
        "I Rest My Case" (7)
        "Fit For A King" (5)
  7: "Smile," Mae Robertson [Lyric Partners] (39)
        "Western Highway" (6)
        "Seven Shades Of Blue" (5)
        "Ships" (5)
  8: "Beauty Of The Rain," Dar Williams [Razor&Tie] (35)
        "One Who Knows" (7)
        "Beauty Of The Rain" (6)
        "Fishing In The Morning" (4)
        "I Saw A Bird Fly Away" (4)
        "Mercy Of The Fallen" (4)
  9: "Wheatfield With Crows," Tim Harrison [Festival] (32)
        "Wheatfield With Crows" (7)
        "Song Of The Wandering Aengus" (4)
 10: "Distant Shore," Karan Casey [Shanachie] (30)
        "Distant Shore" (9)
        "Another Day" (3)
        "Curra Road" (3)
        "Jute Mill Song" (3)
        "Song Of Lies" (3)
 10: "Women Gather," Sweet Honey In The Rock [Earthbeat!] (30)
        "Ballad Of The Sit-Ins" (8)
        "Let Us Rise In Love" (4)
        "Fly" (3)
        "Georgia Red Clay" (3)
 12: "Courier," Richard Shindell [Signature] (29)
        "Courier" (6)
        "Willin'" (5)
        "Next Best Western" (3)
 13: "Jubilee," Harry Manx [Northernblues] (28)
        "Diving Duck Blues" (4)
        "Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues" (4)
        "Funny Business" (3)
        "Voodoo Child" (3)
 13: "Respond II," Various Artists [Signature] (28)
        "Lily," Joan Baez (4)
        "Lonely When You're Gone," Rachael Davis (4)
        "Too Many Troubles," Julie Miller (4)
 13: "That's How I Walk," Stephen Fearing [Philo] (28)
        "On The Great Divide" (7)
        "Finest Kind" (5)
        "Like The Way You Said" (4)
        "Glory Train" (3)
        "That's How I Walk" (3)
 16: "Sleeper," Terence Martin [Good Dog] (27)
        "Way It Didn't Go" (11)
        "Sleeper On A Westbound Train" (4)
        "23rd Street Runs Into Heaven" (3)
 17: "Beat Avenue," Eric Andersen [Appleseed] (25)
        "Before Everything Changed" (4)
        "Shape Of A Broken Heart" (4)
        "Still Looking For You" (4)
        "Under The Shadows" (3)
 17: "Monuments," Kate Campbell [Large River] (25)
        "New South" (6)
        "Petrified House" (4)
        "Strangeness Of The Day" (3)
        "Yellow Guitar" (3)
 19: "Home," Dixie Chicks [Columbia] (24)
        "Long Time Gone" (7)
        "Travelin' Soldier" (5)
        "Lil' Jack Slade" (4)
        "Godspeed" (3)
 20: "Going Driftless: An Artist's Tribute To Greg Brown," Various Artists [Red House] (23)
        "Spring And All," Mary Chapin Carpenter (4)
        "2 Little Feet," Karen Savoca (3)
        "Lately," Lucinda Williams (3)
        "Poet Game," Ani Defranco (3)
        "Train That Carried Jimmie Rodgers Home," Iris Dement (3)
 20: "Live," Alison Krauss And Union Station [Rounder] (23)
        "Lucky One" (4)
        "Oh Atlanta / Man Of Constant Sorrow" (3)
 22: "Avenue Of The Saints," Dana Robinson [Self] (22)
        "What Would Woody Do?" (8)
        "Avenue Of The Saints" (3)
 22: "Down The Old Plank Road," Chieftains [RCA] (22)
        "Don't Let Your Deal Go Down" (3)
        "Sally Goodin" (3)
 22: "Greatest Story Never Told," John McCutcheon [Red House] (22)
        "Not In My Name" (16)
 22: "Prime Cuts Of Bluegrass 61," Various Artists [Kbc] (22)
        "Camping By The Railroad Tracks," Bottomline (4)
        "Old Family Table," Lewis Family (4)
 26: "Dark," Guy Clark [Sugar Hill] (20)
        "Soldier's Joy, 1864" (5)
        "Mud" (4)
        "Dark" (3)
        "Homeless" (3)
 26: "Resolution Of Something," Mustard's Retreat [Self] (20)
        "Water Is Wide" (4)
        "Michigan Mosquitoes" (3)
 26: "Starting Over," Ronnie Bowman [Sugar Hill] (20)
        "What She Didn't Say" (4)
        "Time Is On My Side" (3)
 29: "No Other Way," Mountain Heart [Skaggs Family] (18)
        "Ramblin' Heart" (6)
        "How Strong Do My Walls Have To Be" (5)
        "Mountain Man" (3)
        "Spirit Moved" (3)
 29: "East To West," Baka Beyond [Narada] (18)
        "Wandering Spirit" (4)
        "Braighe Locheil" (3)
 29: "Freda And The Firedogs," Freda And The Firedogs [Plug] (18)
        "Cold Wind" (4)
        "Dry Creek Inn" (3)
        "When You Come Home Again" (3)
 29: "Mercury's Wings," Karen Mal [Boars Nest] (18)
        "Beyond The Headlights" (6)
        "Mercury's Wings" (6)
 29: "Moving Lightly Through This World," Beverly Smith And Carl Jones [Dittyville] (18)
        "Last Real Kiss" (5)
        "I'm Going To The West" (3)
 29: "Road We're On," Sonny Landreth [Sugar Hill] (18)
        "Hell At Home" (3)
        "Juke Box Mama" (3)
        "Promise Land" (3)
 29: "Stealin' Home," Bob Snider [Borealis] (18)
        "Dog" (4)
        "How To Build A Fence" (3)
 36: "Red = Luck," Patty Larkin [Vanguard] (17)
        "Children" (5)
        "All That Innocence" (3)
        "Cranes" (3)
        "St. Augustine" (3)
 36: "This Side," Nickel Creek [Sugar Hill] (17)
        "Sabra Girl" (3)
        "Smoothie Song" (3)
 38: "Where Have All The Flowers Gone?: The Songs Of Pete Seeger," Various Artists [Appleseed] (16)
        "Of Time And Rivers Flowing," Richie Havens (3)
 38: "1000 Kisses," Patty Griffin [Ato] (16)
        "Chief" (5)
        "Making Pies" (5)
 38: "Jeannie Kendall," Jeannie Kendall [Rounder] (16)
        "Just A Memory" (4)
        "I Wonder Where You Are Tonight" (3)
        "Old Friends" (3)
 38: "North Wind," Aengus Finnan [Borealis] (16)
        "Man Of Plenty" (3)
        "Ruins" (3)
 38: "Right Where I Should Be," Joyce Andersen [Joyscream] (16)
        "Love Finds A Way" (4)
        "Saddle Up The Storm" (3)
 43: "All Day Every Day," Bill Hilly Band [Borealis] (15)
        "Moonshiner" (4)
        "Christophe" (3)
 43: "Banjo Special," Various Artists [Merriweather] (15)
        "Cold Tea," Naiman, Taheny, Coole, Quinn (3)
 43: "Classic Bluegrass," Various Artists [Rebel] (15)
        "Brown Mountain Light," Country Gentlemen
 43: "Drum Hat Buddha," Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer [Signature] (15)
        "Gentle Arms Of Eden" (6)
        "Ordinary Town" (4)
 43: "Filth And Fire," Mary Gauthier [Signature] (15)
        "Long Way To Fall" (8)
 43: "Glen Duncan," Glen Duncan [Oms] (15)
        "Footprints In The Snow," Glen Duncan With Bobby Osborne (3)
        "Katy Hill" (3)
 43: "What Should Have Been," Honi Deaton And Dream [Chateau] (15)
        "Loose Talk" (3)
        "Run Boys Run" (3)
        "You're The One" (3)
 50: "Milk Of The Moon," Greg Brown [Red House] (14)
        "Telling Stories" (6)
        "Lull It By" (5)
        "Never So Far" (4)
 50: "Roots Of Folk," Various Artists [Vanguard] (14)
        "Battle Of New Orleans," Jimmie Driftwood (2)
 50: "Stanley Blues," Ralph Stanley II [Rebel] (14)
        "Stanley Blues" (4)
        "Daddy's Dinner Bucket" (3)
        "Tennessee Truck Driving Man" (3)
 50: "Big Water," Anni Clark [Annitime] (14)
        "Big Water" (5)
        "Touch Another Life" (3)
 50: "Fever," Steve Brooks [Frog] (14)
        "The Terrorists Have Won" (6)
        "Fever" (5)
 50: "Fool's Paradise," Paul Kamm And Eleanore MacDonald [Freewheel] (14)
        "Lay Down" (5)
        "I've Got To Know" (3)
        "Let Love Remain" (3)
 50: "Infamous Angel," Iris Dement [Warner] (14)
        "Let The Mystery Be" (6)
        "Mama's Opry" (3)
 50: "Looking For The Moon," Tom Paxton [Appleseed] (14)
        "Come Away With Me" (2)
 50: "No Visible Means Of Support," Martha Schuyler Thompson [Cottage Industry] (14)
        "Vagabond Love/Dream" (4)
        "Just Clare" (3)
 50: "Paintbrush," Diane Zeigler [Self] (14)
        "Indian Paintbrush" (5)
 50: "Stickers On Fruit," Nancy White [Borealis] (14)
        "And I Copied It" (3)
 61: "Floreando," Conjunto Jardin [Trova] (13)
        "El Colas" (5)
        "El Coco" (3)
 61: "If I Had A Song: The Songs Of Pete Seeger, Vol. 2," Various Artists [Appleseed] (13)
        "Emperor Is Naked Today-O," Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer (3)
 61: "Midnight And Lonesome," Buddy Miller [Hightone] (13)
        "Midnight And Lonesome" (3)
 61: "Music Party," Ken Waldman [Nomadic Press] (13)
        "Instrument Auction" (3)
        "Sherman's Farewell" (3)
 61: "O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack," Various Artists [Mercury] (13)
        "I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow," Soggy Bottom Boys (3)
 61: "Old And In The Gray," Old And In The Gray [Acoustic Disc] (13)
        "Good Old Boys" (3)
        "When The Springtime Comes Again" (3)
 61: "Runaway Soul," Ruthie Foster [Blue Corn] (13)
        "Death Came A-Knockin'" (3)
        "Hole In My Pocket" (3)
 68: "Window Of Time," Lonesome River Band [Doobie Shea] (12)
        "Stray Dogs And Alley Cats" (4)
        "Tune Of A 20 Dollar Bill" (4)
        "Down The Line" (3)
 68: "Hard Game Of Love," Doyle Lawson And Quicksilver [Sugar Hill] (12)
        "Hard Game Of Love" (6)
        "Blue Train" (5)
 68: "Bottleneck Dreams," Salamander Crossing [Signature] (12)
        "Indigo Rose" (4)
 68: "Come Along Carmelita," Cris Cuddy [Self] (12)
        "Checkout Girl" (4)
        "Way Out West" (4)
 68: "Drawn From The Well," Kate MacLeod And Kat Eggleston [Wind River] (12)
        "Good Ship In Order" (3)
 68: "Gathering Of Spirits," Carrie Newcomer [Philo] (12)
        "Gathering Of Spirits" (2)
 68: "Now And Again," Jim Kweskin Band [Blix Street] (12)
        "Trouble In Mind" (4)
        "Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me" (3)
 68: "Ring," Terri Hendrix [Wilory] (12)
        "Consider Me" (2)
 68: "Route 10," Special Consensus [Pinecastle] (12)
        "Bobby And Sarah" (4)
 68: "Silvery Moon," Aoife Clancy [Appleseed] (12)
        "There Is Hope" (4)
        "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine" (3)
 68: "Tanglewood Tree," Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer [Signature] (12)
        "Tanglewood Tree" (6)
        "Mountain" (3)
 68: "Tiger Tattoo," Andrew Calhoun [Waterbug] (12)
        "Goin' Down To See John Prine" (3)
 68: "Traveler," Johnsmith [Self] (12)
        "Love's Worth Fighting For" (3)
 68: "Woodeye," Joel Rafael Band [Self] (12)
        "Dance A Little Longer" (2)


TOP SONGS OF FEBRUARY 2003

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12263 airplays from 130 different DJs

1. "May You Never" (20)
        by Brooks Williams
        from "Nectar"
2. "Not In My Name" (17)
        by John McCutcheon
        from "Greatest Story Never Told"
3. "Crazy" (13)
        by Willie Nelson
        from "Crazy: The Demo Sessions"
4. "New Camptown Races" (12)
        by Randy Howard
        from "I Rest My Case"
5. "Way It Didn't Go" (11)
        by Terence Martin
        from "Sleeper"
6. "Arrow" (9)
        by Cheryl Wheeler
        from "Different Stripe"
6. "Distant Shore" (9)
        by Karan Casey
        from "Distant Shore"
6. "Long Way To Fall" (9)
        by Mary Gauthier
        from "Filth And Fire"
6. "Terrorists Have Won" (9)
        by Steve Brooks
        from "Fever"
6. "What Would Woody Do?" (9)
        by Dana Robinson
        from "Avenue Of The Saints"
11. "Ballad Of The Sit-Ins" (8)
        by Sweet Honey In The Rock
        from "Women Gather"
11. "Beyond The Headlights" (8)
        by Karen Mal
        from "Mercury's Wings"
11. "Bold Privateer" (8)
        by John McCusker
        from "Goodnight Ginger"
11. "Fairest Of All Yarrow" (8)
        by Kate Rusby
        from "10"
11. "Leaving Friday Harbor" (8)
        by John McCusker
        from "Goodnight Ginger"
11. "Walk Around Downtown" (8)
        by Cheryl Wheeler
        from "Different Stripe"
11. "Wheatfield With Crows" (8)
        by Tim Harrison
        from "Wheatfield With Crows"
18. "Beauty Of The Rain" (7)
        by Dar Williams
        from "Beauty Of The Rain"
18. "Chief" (7)
        by Patty Griffin
        from "1000 Kisses"
18. "Children" (7)
        by Patty Larkin
        from "Red = Luck"
18. "Half The Grace" (7)
        by Brooks Williams
        from "Nectar"
18. "I Rest My Case" (7)
        by Randy Howard
        from "I Rest My Case"
18. "Long Time Gone" (7)
        by Dixie Chicks
        from "Home"
18. "Mercury's Wings" (7)
        by Karen Mal
        from "Mercury's Wings"
18. "On The Great Divide" (7)
        by Stephen Fearing
        from "That's How I Walk"
18. "One Who Knows" (7)
        by Dar Williams
        from "Beauty Of The Rain"
18. "Tanglewood Tree" (7)
        by Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
        from "Tanglewood Tree"


TOP ARTISTS OF FEBRUARY 2003

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12263 airplays from 130 different DJs

1. Brooks Williams (72)
2. Cheryl Wheeler (70)
3. John McCusker (64)
4. Bob Dylan (63)
5. John McCutcheon (59)
6. Dar Williams (56)
7. Kate Rusby (53)
8. Greg Brown (50)
8. Red Clay Ramblers (50)
10. Willie Nelson (49)
11. Richard Shindell (48)
12. Karan Casey (45)
12. Patty Larkin (45)
12. Sweet Honey In The Rock (45)
15. Alison Krauss (44)
15. Nanci Griffith (44)
17. Randy Howard (41)
18. Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer (40)
19. Doc Watson (38)
20. Mae Robertson (37)
20. Tom Paxton (37)
22. Kate Campbell (36)
22. Tim Harrison (36)
24. Eric Andersen (35)
24. Johnny Cash (35)



TOP LABELS OF FEBRUARY 2003

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12263 airplays from 130 different DJs

1. Sugar Hill (441)
2. Rounder (440)
3. Compass (251)
4. Signature (250)
5. Red House (234)
6. Philo (201)
7. Columbia (194)
8. Vanguard (155)
9. Appleseed (153)
10. Shanachie (142)
11. Flying Fish (138)
12. Rebel (122)
13. Smithsonian/Folkways (113)
14. Warner (111)
15. Green Linnet (87)
15. Rhino (87)
17. Borealis (82)
18. Hightone (80)
19. Pinecastle (66)
20. Elektra (63)
21. Razor&Tie (59)
22. Capitol (53)
22. Greentrax (53)
24. Wind River (51)
25. Reprise (48)
26. MCA (43)
27. Mercury (40)
28. Waterbug (39)
29. Copper Creek (35)
30. Blix Street (34)
31. Gadfly (31)
31. Hannibal (31)
33. Topic (30)
34. A&M (29)
34. Acoustic Disc (29)
34. Folk-Legacy (29)
34. Sliced Bread (29)
38. Epic (28)
39. Arc (26)
39. RCA (26)


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.nwfolk.com
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